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.

89th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament

For the past 89 years, many anglers have competed in the great Sarasota Tarpon Tournament and the tradition continues this … Apr 30th, 2019

Tis the Season!

by Capt. Bill D’Antuono Dive season is here! Stash your 5mm wetsuit away and dust off your rash guards because … Apr 30th, 2019


On Sunday March 31st Lance  Jackson hooked into a Cubera Snapper which weighed in on an IGFA certified scale at … Apr 30th, 2019

From the Captains...

Tis the Season

by Capt. Dave Stephens May is the month that everything in the harbor is in full swing. The options an … May 1st, 2019

Fishing Adventures

by Capt. Bart Marx This is the month that the Big Silver Kings come to town, better known as tarpon. And … May 1st, 2019

When to Go Fishing

by Dan Carns There is a lot of talk around when should you go fishing. If you ask five anglers … May 1st, 2019

May Madness

by Captain Terry Fisher May is the month (unlike many other months) when it comes to opportunities for a ‘fish … May 1st, 2019

Window of Opportunity

by Capt. Mike Manis Right now, it’s hard not to think tarpon. For many, including myself, we wait all year … May 1st, 2019


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Shark Migration

by Capt. James Marko You’ve always heard of the black tip migration that happens on the East Coast, but no … May 1st, 2019

Keep Lee County Beautiful Global Youth Service Day

Keep Lee County Beautiful will host this year’s Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) on Saturday, April 13th from 9am-1pm at … Apr 1st, 2019

The Great Calusa Blueway

by Mike Hammond With Florida being such a transient state, there are many people new to the area looking for … May 1st, 2019

Fort Myers Fishing & Outdoor Articles

No Rest for the Weary

by Capt. Wayne Nichols Well the 2019 Flappy Bird Challenge has come to an end. A lot of Osceola’s got … May 1st, 2019

Searching for Silver Kings

by Misty Wells  One of the most sought-after inshore gamefish in the world is the Tarpon known also as the … May 1st, 2019

May You Stay Tight!

By Capt. Brian Boxx Spring in Southwest Florida is when prayers are answered and legends are born. During the month … May 1st, 2019

The Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club

The Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club is the oldest tarpon fishing club in the world.  Established in 1962 with … Apr 1st, 2019

Antique Tackle

by Dick Braun Wow, spring is truly on its way, as this is the April issue and a report as … Apr 1st, 2019

Crime Does Not Pay but Fishing Does?

By Misty Wells Looking to make a few extra bucks this fishing season and you’re a decent angler, I have … Apr 1st, 2019

Hooked a bird? Don’t Cut the Line!

Sponsored by Friends of the Pelicans, Inc. Photos by Carol Cassels Hooked a bird? Don’t Cut the Line! Even if you … Apr 1st, 2019