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.

It’s All About The Kids

by Chasten Whitfield Our team woke up at five in the morning to catch bait fish at the Skyway Bridge … Sep 1st, 2018

Grip It and Rip It, Bow Season is Here

by Misty Wells It is time to get serious.  As bow season approaches, there are quite a few things you … Sep 1st, 2018

Celebrating 25 years of ‘Clean Water! More Fish!’

Submitted by the Conservancy of Southwest Florida Registration now open for the Conservancy’s 2018 RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament … Sep 1st, 2018

From the Captains...

Catch and Release Helps

by Capt. Mike Manis It’s been a trying summer on our coast. It’s probably anybody’s guess as to how our … Sep 1st, 2018

September Night Fishing

by Capt. Bart Marx Hello fellow anglers, For those that have learned how to handle the heat this time of … Sep 1st, 2018

In Search of Action

by Capt. Roan zumFelde September is here and hopefully fall is just around the corner.  Fishing in the freshwater this … Sep 1st, 2018

Welcome to August in South West Florida!

 By:  Capt Roan zumFelde Not the best month for freshwater fishing here, but if you go early and fish late … Aug 1st, 2018

Inshore with Rachel

by: Capt. Rachel Cato Just because the water temperature rises, it doesn’t mean the fishing slows.  Actually, I tend to find … Aug 1st, 2018

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Get Out Early

by Capt. Mike Manis For lack of a better word, this could be considered the height of “dog days of … Aug 1st, 2018

International Coastal Cleanup Day

by Mike Hammond Most paddlers and anglers I know, help clean up trash whenever they are on the Calusa Blueway. … Sep 1st, 2018

Fort Myers Fishing & Outdoor Articles

Yours for the Taking

by Capt. Terry Fisher August fishing proved to be rather tough due to the red tide and algae blooms, which … Sep 1st, 2018

Outdoor Opportunities

by Wayne Nichols Well it’s that time of year again! What’s not going on down here in SoFlo this time … Sep 1st, 2018

Support Our Estuary

Capt. Dave Stephens My fellow anglers, have we got us a mess here on the Southwest Gulf Coast? We have … Sep 1st, 2018

Plenty of fish in the Harbor

by Fishin’ Frank Hidi ho neighbors, with all of the gloom and doom out there in the media social and … Sep 1st, 2018

Cape Cod

by Dan Carns I have the pleasure of chasing Striped Bass every year on Cape Cod with six or seven … Sep 1st, 2018


By Capt. Tom Bailas This particular morning my day started off with the usual routine of preparation for a full … Sep 1st, 2018

Plasticity, not Plastics, in the Diet of Kemp’s Ridley Turtles

By Conservancy Research Manager Dr. Jeff Schmid The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was recently awarded a research grant from the Sea … Aug 1st, 2018

Offshore Snapper Fishing

by Capt. Bart Marx Hello fellow anglers, the hot days of summer are here. This is the time of year … Aug 1st, 2018