I am planning a trip to Ft. Myers in early june. I would like to take my four boys (3,5,7,9 years old)fishing. Can someone recommend a few good spots. I know that it's a long way off but the temperature is only 15 and all I can do is plan Thanks
Have recently located several piers, but not sure how well these will work for the 3,5,7 year olds. Main consideration will be the height of the rails. Will this be a consideration?
The pier at Bokeelia is railess but will there be enough chaperones?
My guess from what I've fished so far would be fishing Sanibel Causeway. There's a spot to park for free right before the Toll Plaza, but its a little bit of a hike to the bridge. Another option would be to pay the toll and go out onto the Causeway. This would allow a number of spots to fish close by your vehicle. On the second Island is a bathroom which might come in handy.
I haven't had a chance to fish it yet, but out on Sanibel is a Hot Spot called Blind Pass. Its right between Sanibel & Captiva. This would be fishing right from the sand! Might be good for the 3,5 year olds.
Another spot I haven't tried but is suppose to be good is Lovers Key. Its located just south of Ft.Myers Beach.
I am planning to hit both spots before June, but at the moment they're a pain to get to do to Snowbird and other traffic(2-2.5hrs for a half hr. drive!). Traffic will be gone before June.
Hope this helps for the moment. Will hopefully have better info. before you come down.
Thanks for the help, I will have my wife with me and the boys she likes to fish as much as I do so she will be there to help.You are right about the the sand it will be helpful for the younger 2. We will be staying in North Fort Myers with my inlaws so these spots shouldn't be to far.
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