Welcome to my website, with all the information you should need, to reserve a private guided inshore fishing charter in Fort Myers Beach, Florida. I am Captain Bill Curtis and have been fishing the area immediately around Fort Myers Beach for over 25 years now. Trips will typically depart from the Carl Johnson Boat Ramp at Lover's Key State Park, which offers an excellent central location to start your day on the water.

Close to Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, and Naples, Estero Bay and the nearshore waters around Fort Myers Beach offer incredible fishing and sightseeing opportunities.  See the great dolphin video below, taken during a charter in Estero Bay.

I offer trips for 1-4 passengers, out of my Mako 1901 Inshore Bayboat, on Estero Bay, the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River, and the nearshore waters around Fort Myers Beach. We fish for snook, redfish, trout, sheepshead, snapper, tarpon, and sharks as well as many other species in our rich subtropical waters. It is also common to see dolphins, manatees, and a large variety of birds while enjoying your charter in the Fort Myers Beach area. Whether you are a hardcore fisherman looking for the fish of a lifetime, or a family looking for a leisurely day on the water, we can schedule a trip to fit your desires. Rates start at only $300, click this link to see prices for the different trips I offer in Fort Myers Beach, Florida.


Captain Bill Curtis in boat

The map below nicely illustrates the areas around Fort Myers Beach Florida that I offer private guided fishing charters to. If there are light winds and calm seas we can explore the nearshore areas from about Bonita Springs to the northern tip of Sanibel Island. There can be excellent bottom fishing on nearshore wrecks, reefs, and hardbottom areas for snapper, sheepshead, grouper, at times cobia and sharks, and a variety of other species. We can also stalk the schools of threadfin herring and fish for spanish mackeral, tarpon, and many species of sharks just off the beaches, usually during the late spring through fall. If the wind is up, or if you just would prefer, we can stay inside the passes and fish in the smooth waters of Estero Bay. Estero Bay can offer a great wilderness experience as we explore mangrove shorelines, oyster bars, and grass flats in search of snook, redfish, trout and others. We can also get an amazing urban fishing experience, catching sheepshead, snapper, redfish, and at times small tarpon and giant snook, along bridges, seawalls, and docks in the more developed areas around Fort Myers Beach.

Here is a link for recent fishing reports in the Fort Myers Beach area. 

Call Captain Bill Curtis at (239) 229-6904 with any questions you may have or to make a reservation.