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.

Mental Health

by Fishin’ Frank Why is fishing different? It makes for good mental health.  Humans, that be us, have some weird … May 1st, 2018

A Mangrove Misunderstanding: Silent Guardians of the Coast

by Leif Johnson I pull, the mud pulls back. For a brief moment, we seem to reach an impasse with … May 1st, 2018

Inshore & Offshore Opportunities

by Capt. Terry Fisher May is the month for opportunities galore when it comes to targeting fish, both inshore and … May 1st, 2018

From the Captains...

Patience Pays

by Capt. Mike Grispo Everyone knows that the wind can be and cold fronts create very inconsistent fishing trends. When … May 1st, 2018

The Pursuit

by Rick Bennett The pursuit of fish often brings us in contact with some of the most memorable experiences and … May 1st, 2018

Toothy Critters

by Capt. Bart Marx May in SW Florida is a great time to target sharks. One of the smaller that … May 1st, 2018

Kayak Fishing is a Water Sport

by Dan Carns If you are new to kayak fishing one of the first things you will learn, that all … May 1st, 2018

Great Fishing

by Capt. Sam O’Briant Once again, we have made it through the transition months and are ready to start setting … May 1st, 2018

Fort Myers Tide Charts

Matlacha Tide Charts

Punta Gorda Tide Chart

Sanibel/Captiva Tide Charts

How do you get your live bait?

A Guide To Live Bait

by Capt. James Marko I’m going to share the most important thing to charter captains and weekend anglers alike. Everything … May 5th, 2018

Jig & Fly of the Month

Jig & Fly of the Month

May 2018 Fly of the Month: Wiggle Minnow The wiggle minnow is one of my favorite topwater flies. The action … May 1st, 2018

On the Hunt

Waterkeeper Rangers

by John Cassani As most anglers know, fish habitat is varied and critical for successful feeding, reproduction and recruitment. Seagrass … May 1st, 2018

Fort Myers Fishing & Outdoor Articles

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

Outdoor Opportunities

by Wayne Nichols This is the time of year where all sportsman can find plenty of opportunities to get outdoors. … May 1st, 2018

May is the Month

by Capt. Mike Manis Without a doubt, this is one of the best times of year to be on the … May 1st, 2018

Time to Bend that Rod

by Capt. Dave Stephens After an up and down spring, I think we can finally say that warm weather is … May 1st, 2018

Bowman’s Beach

by Mike Hammond As summer approaches, traffic starts to return to “normal” and a quick trip to Sanibel is doable … May 1st, 2018

Offshore with Capt. Tom

by Capt. Tom Bailas A Day in The Life of a Charter Captain – my alarm goes off at 5:15 … May 1st, 2018

Dad’s Old Tackle Box

by Dick Braun Lightning strikes twice in the same place, kind of!  I got a call from a gentleman who … May 1st, 2018

Mister Twister Baits

  by Dan Carns Many of you have heard the name Mister Twister, long-time player in the freshwater fishing world … Apr 1st, 2018