Cape Coral Fishing

Cape Coral’s location makes it a prime fishing spot. Canal systems and the Caloosahatchee River provide access to fishing opportunities for both saltwater and freshwater fish. Anglers enjoy targeting inshore and offshore game fish. The most sought-after inshore species include redfish, trout, crappie, bluegill, bass, tarpon, snook, snapper, Spanish mackerel, grouper, tripletail, sheepshead, and more. Targeted offshore species include grouper, snapper, kingfish, cobia, tuna, amberjack, Spanish mackerel, shark, barracuda, tarpon, mahi, wahoo, and giant redfish.

The best places for freshwater fishing at Cape Coral are at the canals, the Caloosahatchee River, and Lake Kennedy. Lake Kennedy is only open during daylight hours. You can fish at the Yacht Club Public Beach and the Four Freedoms Park 24 hours a day. The Yacht Club has two boat launches with access to the river and the Gulf of Mexico. Head to the Matlacha Pass, Estero Bay, or the Pine Island Sound for inshore fishing, where you will find crevalle jack, tripletail, sheepshead, and Spanish mackerel.

There are many deep sea fishing opportunities at Cape Coral. Head offshore to catch king mackerel and cobia using artificial or live bait with a trolling or jigging setup. You’ll also find mahi-mahi and goliath grouper offshore, best caught with heavy-duty rods and reels. During winter, you can catch Kingfish and Amberjack offshore.

From December to February, you can catch spotted sea trout and redfish in the ocean or largemouth bass in the freshwater lakes and canals. The water is at its clearest in March at Cape Coral and is the best time to catch snook, redfish, tarpon, and peacock bass. All fish are abundant in summer, especially near creek mouths. Freshwater bass fishing is best from October to December.

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Cape Coral boat ramps:

The following boat ramps provide access to Cape Coral.

Cable Marine West, Inc. Boat Ramp
Cape Coral, FL

Cape Coral Bridge Park Boat Ramp
10070 Magnolia Pointe Fort Myers, FL

City of Cape Coral Yacht Basin Boat Ramp
5815 Driftwood Parkway Cape Coral, FL 239-574-0809 239-542-5329

K C’s River Stop Boat Ramp
5801-5899 Driftwood Pkwy Cape Coral, FL

Boat Tram Dock Boat Ramp
731 Sabur Ct Cape Coral, FL

River Towers Condo Boat Ramp
4230 SE 20th Pl Cape Coral, FL

Tropical Boat & Marine Boat Ramp
863 South East 47th Street Cape Coral, FL 8135425259

Jaycees Park Boat Ramp
4215 SE 20th Pl Cape Coral, FL

Tad’s Marine SVC Boat Ramp
1428 SE 46th St Cape Coral, FL

The Landings Yacht & Golf Club Boat Ramp
10136 Bertram Ln Fort Myers, FL

Four Freedoms Park Boat Ramp
5227 Coronado Pkwy Cape Coral, FL

Cape Coral Yacht Club Park Public Boat Ramp
5819 Driftwood Parkway Cape Coral, FL