Caloosahatchee River


Fort Myers, FL
United States United States
26.5762, -81.8756
75 Miles

The river issues from Lake Hicpochee, in southeastern Glades County, approximately 10 mi (16 km) WNW of Clewiston. It flows WSW past La Belle, where it becomes tidal, forming an estuary along its lower 25 mi (40 km). It broadens as it nears the ocean, passing Fort Myers and Cape Coral. It enters the Gulf of Mexico 10 mi (16 km) southwest of Fort Myers in San Carlos Bay protected by Sanibel Island.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Power Boats Allowed, Swimming Area, Shore fishing access, Wading
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Fishing Reports

Ron Kowalyk / Back Bay Fishing
over 7 years ago (09/24/2009)

Caloosahatchee River Fishing Report 09.24.09

Ft. Myers: Estero Bay was fishy but you had to fish the moving water phases very early and weather permitting on the midafternoon incoming. Reds were scattered, snook were stacked up but generally shorties. Trout were under the birds and very hungry with some gators to 8 lb. taken on plugs and flies. There are big snook, baby poons and reds around the passes and bridge structures. Up north a good general bite in Pine Island Sound and Matlacha just to mention the bigger waters. Reds were atte...



Drum, Red (Saltwater) (Sciaenops ocellatus)


Snook (Centropomus undecimalis)


Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus)




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