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Se Florida fishing - what would you do?

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We will be spending the month of February in Ft. Myers. My 27 yr. old son is coming down and wants to book a fishing trip. He would like to go out in the gulf. I think we would have more fun on the flats around the 10000 islands. Anybody have any suggestions?




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Isn't Ft Meyers more on the west side of florida? (not counting the panhandle)   Title says SE


Saw the title and was thinking Ft Lauderdale/Boca Raton

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Yep, you're right. No wonder I get lost all the time!



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The west coast looks like it has better fishing anyway, the couple of times I was down there.  There are all those rivers and canals and stuff. 


Have a great time.

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find a reputable captain.   there are tons of boats that will take you out for a 100 bucks and just troll around catching you all the king macks and bonito's you can handle.   throw in a mahimahi and a cuda possibly.   they generally us squid baits tied 50' back from a diver.  which means that you fight the fish until its 50' away and then they bring it in by hand the rest of the way.  


its a tourist trap.  around ft meyers i would stick to inshore fishing guides.  tarpon/snook/redfish is where its at. 

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