Fort Myers Fishing & Outdoors

Coastal Angler Magazine Fort Myers/Cape Coral/Charlotte Harbor Edition is best resource for anglers & outdoor enthusiasts. Browse through our fishing reports, forecasts, fishing tips and advice from the local guides and prolific anglers.

Red Grouper

By Capt. Bart Marx Hello fellow anglers. This is a great time of year to target red grouper. The natural … Jul 1st, 2018

Fishing Florida’s Treasure Coast

by Captain Terry Fisher It was only two years ago this coming September that 1st Mate Vicki and I experienced … Jul 1st, 2018

Change of Pace

by Capt. Mike Manis Depending on how many days you were up at 4:00 a.m. preparing to tarpon fish, it … Jul 1st, 2018

From the Captains...

Tickle Some Lobsters

by Misty Wells Everything about Mini Season is Big; the lobster, the fun and the caravan of divers heading to … Jul 1st, 2018

Hot Summer Days

by Capt. Tom Bailas July begins the dog days of summer.  Your best bet is to get out on the … Jul 1st, 2018

Keys to Successful Snook Fishing

by Capt. Mike Grispo   What a blessed month of fishing it has been! I am happy to report that … Jul 1st, 2018

Catch ‘Em Up

By Capt. Billy Norris Fishing has been great once again this month.  The summertime weather patterns have begun and with … Jul 1st, 2018

Options Abound

By Capt. Mike Manis For many, this could simply be an extension of May.  If the tarpon are abundant, it’s … Jun 3rd, 2018

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Sanibel/Captiva Tide Charts

How to Tie a Predator Series, White Bait

by Capt. Roan zumFelde Materials List:   Thread:  White 210 Flat waxed Hook:  Trident Live Bait Hook 1/0 or equivalent … Jul 1st, 2018

A Mangrove Misunderstanding: Part 3

by Leif Johnson If you’ve spent any time around mangroves you know they have a distinct smell. It’s true, and … Jul 1st, 2018

Summer Family Opportunities

By Wayne Nichols Well, it’s that lull time of year again when it comes to hunting seasons. With all the … May 31st, 2018

Fort Myers Fishing & Outdoor Articles


THIS SUMMER  WITH MUSIC ON THE MARINA, AND MORE! The docks will definitely be rocking this summer in Cortez, FL. … Jul 1st, 2018

Fishin’ Frank

by Capt. Frank Hommema Maybe fish where they aren’t and then change it up?  For some reason this year, every … Jul 1st, 2018


by Wayne Nichols Well it’s July and that means it’s most Floridian’s and many other states favorite time to be … Jul 1st, 2018

Reef Fishing

By Capt. James Marko   Public numbers can be crowded and quiet sometimes but if you follow these steps you’ll … Jul 1st, 2018

Dad’s Old Tackle Box

by Dick Braun The Florida Antique Tackle Collectors (FATC) show in Punta Gorda,FL last month was in full swing with … Jul 1st, 2018

Dad’s Old Tackle Box

by Dick Braun Part 1: F.A.T.C. Florida Antiques Tackle Collectors will be holding a show in Punta Gorda at the … Jun 1st, 2018

A Mangrove Misunderstanding: Part 2

by Leif Johnson With the sun rising ever higher overhead, we go about our work, yelling measurements, ID numbers, and … Jun 1st, 2018

Make Mother’s Day Great Again

by Misty Wells Every year we all struggle with showing our Moms how important they are and how much we … May 1st, 2018