Whether you're looking to snag a big one offshore or just have some fun casting in the surf, the waters around The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel are an angler's dreams. And you don't need to be a local or even board a boat to find some of the luckiest spots for casting out a line. Early mornings on summer days are a prime time to try your luck at piers and jetties such as the Fort Myers Beach Pier, where you might snag a ladyfish or amberjack. Try the Boca Grande Pass, known for its tarpon fishing, later in the day during an incoming tide. You can multitask and enjoy both great shelling and fishing when you visit the Sanibel Fishing Pier on Sanibel Island. Go shore fishing from the easily accessible Sanibel Causeway and you might land a snook, flounder, or mangrove snapper. Finally, cast a line from the Matlacha Bridge, "the fishingest bridge in the world," and you might hook inshore fish such as sheepshead, cobia, and redfish.