Fishing NW Cape Coral

New to fishing in SW Florida?  Well let me tell you a bit about some of the best fishing spots Cape Coral.  The saltwater canals of Northwest  Cape Coral are clean, healthy and abundant with sea life.  From well known species of fish such as; snapper, sheepshead, black drum, snook, and tarpon to name a few to other forms of sea life such as; dolphin, manatees, stingrays, blue crab and an occasional misguided alligator.  These canals have it all. 

Personally, fishing from a dock in a saltwater canal, either myself or a guest have caught most of the species noted above as well as remora and even a 31” bull shark.  

Most of the time we use frozen shrimp and occasionally use live bait either shrimp or pinfish. Bait Cape Coral can be found at several bait shops located throughout the area.

We have caught fish at all times of day and tide conditions but have had the most luck in late afternoon and early evening when the tide is coming in.  The fishing picks up in April and remains strong right through September.  It slows a bit in Winter, but we still catch fish.

The perfect fishing experience begins with good friends and a dock to fish from.  Tackle, bait, sunblock, liquid refreshments and snacks are a priority too.  If you’re using live bait, a bait bucket and bubble buddy are a must.  A fishing towel and gloves to hold the catch and a good pair of needle nose pliers to unhook them come in real handy, especially when you catch, and you will catch one or more, catfish.  Take care when handling either the hardhead or the Gafftopsail and avoid getting stung by avoiding the pectoral and dorsal fin spines.  Do not touch the toxic slime that is emitted from the fish and rinse off your fishing gear as it is likely to have been slimed. Always wear gloves when handling this catfish.  More information is available at:

Sit back, make a few casts, have fun, make some memories.

If you are looking for a fishing charter Cape Coral, there are numerous fishing charters in Cape Coral and the surrounding areas.

Make sure you read and understand the rules and regulations for at the FWC:  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website:

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