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Maybe you live in South Florida or perchance you are a visitor to our fair land of treasures. Which ever is the case, there is only one way to catch a fish….Get a line in the water. Of course the simplest and often the most effective way to gather fresh fish is to take a charter out and let the captain drop you right on the fish. While this is usually a recipe for fantastic adventure, we don’t always have the time or resources for that kind of commitment.
Sometimes we make due with what we have and fish where we can. Fort Myers Beach, Florida is loaded with great places to fish. Even without a car you can take a short walk or a trolley ride in any direction and find a full day of action.
Most visiting anglers come straight to the Fort Myers Beach Pier and throw a hunk of bait over the side with a large weight and hang out until a small shark comes along. While shark fishing has its place and this can be fun, there are more productive options available to you.
Places To Fish Around Fort Myers Beach
- Fort Myers Beach Pier– Don’t look at this as merely a tourist trap. This pier doesn’t pull as many fish in as others around Florida and Alabama, but because of that, there aren’t as many rules. Find some silver spoons, or fake shrimp and go to town as the tide is coming in. If you have a net, mucho bait can always be found on the beach and don’t be surprised to pull in mullet or even a snook swimming under the pier. They are everywhere. When the Spanish Mackerel are running, you don’t even need to leave the pier. Sure, there are always signs that prohibit cast nets from the pier and there’s always one dipity hard case that likes to keep everyone else in line, but if you dump the mother load of greenbacks on the pier to share, no one will care if you’re fishing naked.
- Big Carlos Pass– Basically the opposite side of the island from the pier, this estuary system is loaded with grass flat shallows and sandy shoals lined with mangroves. It runs against the shrimp docks and Hurricane Bay up to public piers under the bridge and Bonita Bills restaurant. It’s a fine place to fish for jacks from the dock while you enjoy a plate of conch fritters.
Consider the act of fishing just one part of an active lifestyle. It may sound like a stretch but the sloth does not catch the bait. Fishermen get up so early they bump into morning joggers and National Public Radio employees on their way to work. Fishermen are up and moving, setting up gear, tossing nets, and hauling buckets full of whatever. If you’re looking for a way to keep active, fishing is not a bad place to start.
EAS Complete Protein Powder is a fine way to get your fishing adventure started. Get out to Wal Mart and pick up some EAS products. They are an important part of a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise (fishing) and smart diet choices (conch fritters). Nothing works by itself, but with complete nutrition on a low carb lifestyle, EAS Protein Powder can help. It’s supplemented with fiber, calcium, vitamins and minerals. Are you kidding? What else do you need? Packed with protein, it helps your muscles, bones, and digestive system with good, complete nutrition. It’s good for you nutrients can help you lose weight and increase your energy. EAS can help you get to where you want to be with fitness and nutrition when combined with an active lifestyle. So set the alarm, get up with the howler monkeys, don’t go to sleep….whatever you need to do to get up and get at em.
Don’t be afraid to share any secret fishin spots! Trust me, I’m harmless.