FISHING SEASONS IN FORT MYERS
October To December
Grouper is a common name for deepwater fish species. Groupers don’t have a lean season. Any time from January to December is an excellent time for grouper fishing. Fort Myers has some of the best spots for red, monster gag, black, and yellowfin groupers. Groupers, such as the black grouper, don’t usually put up a fight against anglers, but its weight is enough to wear them out. These groupers typically hide off the shores of Fort Myers and can weigh up to 100 pounds!
Snapper is a major fish species that mainly lurk offshore. A significant number of fish from the snapper family swim around Florida — the most famous is the red snapper. This fish species loves the warm weather, but any month from April to November is a good snapper fishing season. In Fort Myers, Florida, you’ll never run out of snappers to fish, even from October to December. Find out more about fishing for snappers here.
Cobias are almost everywhere, but they mostly swim around structures such as wrecks and reefs. These fish love eating blue crabs. Hence, they are sometimes called ‘crab eaters.’ Although small compared to other aggressive fish species, catching cobias is fun and exciting. It is perfect when you plan a trip to Fort Myers, Florida, in the last quarter of the year. Learn more about cobias here before booking your next cobia fishing trip.
Arguably the best all-year-round fishery in Fort Myers, redfish is most abundant in October. It is when you’ll get the best and most redfish catches. Redfish eat just about anything, so they are easier to capture than other fish. While fishing for redfish may not require highly developed fishing skills, it is still an exciting and enjoyable experience. Learn more about redfish and how to catch them here.