Chokoloskee Fishing Guide & Charters
Chokoloskee Island is considered the northwestern gateway to the Everglades National Park. Located in the pristine waters of southwest Florida, Chokoloskee is a sleepy fishing village with a rich history. Just south of Everglades City, Chokoloskee is the last inhabited island as you travel south along the Florida coast into Everglades National Park.
The earliest settlers in this region were Indians who many hundreds of years ago left mounds of discarded shell near the coast. First settled in the late 1800's, Chokoloskee has developed into one of Florida's unique fishing opportunities.
Chokoloskee is first and foremost a fishing village. In the early years, fishing was simply a means of obtaining food for local families now it's the reason so many visitors come to the island. Hidden in the Ten Thousand Islands a fisherman could spend his life here and never know all the waters. It is an angling nirvana.
All types of commercial fishing from Stone Crabbing to Mullet netting take place here. But most of all, Chokoloskee is home the big three of shallow water sport fishing.
The snook leads the way here. Prized for it's excellent taste, the snook is perhaps Florida's premier shallow water game fish. Not only is he hard to catch' he's extremely picky at times and can be quite difficult to fool. Sight fishing this crafty species is the ultimate challenge on fly rod.
Finally, we have redfish. They like to swim around grasses and oyster bars and are plentiful all year long.
This is wild country, for most anglers Chokoloskee provides a fishing experience like no other.
About Your Fishing Guide - Capt. Bill Lindsay
What to Expect when Fishing Chokoloskee
Sight fishing for snook and tarpon is quite demanding but very rewarding. Anglers will fish an extremely beautiful and unique area. Grass flats and oyster bars that border the Gulf of Mexico provide a wonderful habitat for these exciting game fish. Several passes and rivers lead into hundreds of square miles of remote backcountry that can be fished in almost any weather all through the year.
Fishing Charter Details
It's best to contact Capt. Bill Lindsay by telephone.
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