FISHING / TIDES

Fishing in Paradise!  Scroll down for tide data for your specific region.

Fishing in the 10,000 Islands is an amazing experience.  Knowing the waters and the tides is an important part of a successful day!  In Everglades National Park Waters you are required to take and pass a Boater Safety Course which is offered online free of charge.  Note that when you leave from Everglades City or Chokoloskee, most of the areas we fish, we are in Everglades National Park.

Visitors and residents must take this class and the Park Rangers are enforcing this mandate by writing tickets.  You can take the course online, allocate about one hour for this process:

http://provalenslearning.com/national-park-service/everglades-boater-education-course.

To fish in the park, you must have a park pass.  You can purchase short-term passes or annual passes.  If you are over 62 years of age, you can purchase a lifetime pass for a one time fee.  You can purchase the passes at these links:

Park Pass Under 62 Years of Age: https://yourpassnow.com/ParkPass/park/ever

Park Pass Over 62 Years of Age:  https://store.usgs.gov/senior-pass

Many of our target species have daily bag limits and size limits.  Click here for the current saltwater fishing guidelines for Florida.

What is most important is that you know the rules and have fun!

SW Florida Tide Prediction Site Selection

How to use: Pick the site along the Florida Gulf Coast for the tides. Then scroll to the bottom of this page. Select (highlight) the month, start date, and total days. Press the Get Tides button.

  • Cape Sable, East Cape
  • Shark River Entrance
  • Whitewater Bay
  • Lostmans River Entrance
  • Onion Key, Lostmans River
  • Chatham River Entrance
  • Pavilion Key
  • Chokoloskee
  • Everglades City, Barron River
  • Indian Key
  • Round Key
  • Pumpkin Bay
  • Marco Island, Caxambas Pass
  • Coon Key
  • Cape Romano
  • Marco, Big Marco River
  • Naples, Naples Bay, north end
  • Naples, (outer coast)

    Estero Bay

  • Little Hickory Island
  • Coconut Point
  • Carlos Point
  • Matanzas Pass (fixed bridge) Estero Island
  • Point Ybel, San Carlos Bay Entrance
  • Punta Rassa, San Carlos Bay

    Caloosahatchee River

  • Iona Shores
  • Cape Coral Bridge
  • Fort Myers

    Pick the month for the tides,
    First day for tides, and
    How many days of tides?
    Press a button.