Southwest Florida Saltwater Fishing

Great Saltwater Fishing Awaits In Southwest Florida

COUNTIES: Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Glades, Hendry, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee

POPULAR CITIES: Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Boca Grande, Naples, Marco Island, Sarasota, Bradenton, Fort Myers

This section of the state offers many small islands for exploring and is home to one of the country's last remaining, undisturbed extuarites nestled between Naples and Marco Island.


Seasonal Forecasts

In Florida, there are a wide range of places to fish and we could not possibly list them all. Fish move and behave differently based on various factors such as weather, temperature, tide, moon phase, salinity, time of year and more. In addition to using the resources on this page, we encourage anglers to contact people with local expertise in areas they want to fish (such as bait and tackle shops, marinas, charter fishing businesses, fishing clubs and online fishing groups). View the regional guides for seasons.


Fish Species

Florida's saltwater fisheries include more that 136 species! Learn more about what you might catch!