Places to go Fishin, Listed town by town, huge page scroll down for dozens of fishin spots, fresh or salt water       
                
                         
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Caution These places may have changed to Private, or even No-Trespassing. They were good when I was there, But things change.
These are just some of the places not all or maybe not even the best ones, they are just some I have posted. Little by little I will get more. This is what I do in my spare time.    
 link to F.W.C. boat ramps State wide , you may look county by county

Boca Grande_          
Gasparilla Island

  17th street  Salt water shore Fishin. on Gasparilla Island "Boca Grande" This is fishing from the beach.  2010

   19th street On the Inter-coastal side   -2012

    South Pier  Placida Trestle, Shore fishing ,  Boca Grande/ Gasparilla Island.
                             The pier may be reached by boat, it is a short ride from Placida ramp.

   Boca Grande Pass Between Gasparilla Island and Cayo Costa 2013

 

Bokeelia
  A Pay to fish pier    South end of Charlotte Harbor, On Pine island

Cape Coral-

     Lake Kennedy  in the Cape Canal system

  Wade fishin spot #1  South of Burnt Store marina, access from Cape Coral off Brunt store rd
                                   distance from car. 1/3 mile muddy walk. The only shore access for this area.


El Jo Bean-

   El Jo Bean fishing pier. Located on the Myakka River.    2010

   El Jo Bean Boat Ramp Located just off the Myakka River on a canal in El Jo Bean. 
                             Yes this is a Public pay to park ramp

 
Englewood

    Middle Beach Shore fishing in the Gulf or on the I.C.W.

  Tom Adam Angier Pier  Shore fishing ,/Pier this is in Englewood.  ----   On the inter-coastal

  Indian Mound Englewood boat ramp on the intercostals Very cool Park    ---- On the inter-coastal

  Oyster Creek Englewood Park launch / Shore fishin

 Ainger Creek ramp Off 775 Grove city "Placida" by Englewood  

 Grove City Ramp This boat ramp is on Placida road or 775 it is a nice ramp for small flats boats.
                            some of the way out can be very shallow. if you have a 1.5 tide or more it is really nice ramp.  

   Stump Pass Park allows you fish the intercoastal as well as the gulf, really nice place.    Gulf of Mexico on the Beach

   Lemon Bay wading spot  On or I should say just off Beach road , wading spot

   Lemon Bay Park  A really nice park with trails and some good wade fishing , very limited shore fishing, a few places but each of them are small

Fort Myers Ramps      I found a page with a bunch of ramps here is the links


Harbour Heights
   This is a great windy day ramp.  Just north of I-75 on the Peace River.  


Matlacha
 

  

North Port
 Salt water

 North Port ramp This is a Salt/ brackish water Ramp in North Port   2010

 Deep prairie Creek Park This is a fresh water spot above the Dam, and Salt/ brackish below the dam

Olga- east of Fort Myers
Franklin Locks
  
Locks on the Caloosahatchee River east of Fort Myers

Pine Island- Bokeelia Pier    A Pay to fish pier

  

Port charlotte -
Salt Water

  North end of the 41 Gilchrest Bridges

  Bay Shore pier  Shore fishin / Best in spring and summer for Shark & cobia , winter time good sea trout, 2011

  Chester Roberts Park  -A tiny little park on the north side of the Peace river. This is a kayak launch ramp

   Collingswood  A place on the bank to fish. Above a spillway, but has some Salt water fish.

  East Spring Lake  shore fishing from sea wall, No railings "not a pier"

  Edgewater Boat ramp & fishing pier  Deep water at ramp, but extremely  shallow access to the Harbor.

 Lister Park  Just up from Fishin Franks, On a Canal a favorite of the local kids
                            for Big Snook & Trout

  Port Charlotte Beach complex   Boat Ramp & fishin pier, Picnic, beach, right off Harbor blvd right in town 
 2 minutes from Fishin Franks 

spillway_Elkcam water way  

spillway_fordham water way

spillway_sunrise water way

   These are where the fresh water canals dump into the Salt water.
                             Great after a rain for Snook & ??? other types of fish.

 

 Sunrise Park  Launch east spring lake canals. 
                           shore fishin

 

  

Placida-

    Placida Trestle, South Pier,  Shore fishing ,  Boca Grande/ Gasparilla Island.
                             The pier may be reached by boat, it is a short ride from Placida ramp.

   Placida Public Boat Ramp A good ramp, quick to the gulf, any size boat.
                           not really any place to fish here. just a ramp.   

  Ainger Creek Ramp  This boat ramp is on Placida road or 775 it is a nice ramp for small flats boats.
                            some of the way out can be very shallow. if you have a 1.5 tide or more it is really nice ramp.

  Coral Creek Pier Good fishin pier across the street from the Placida Trestle same Parking lot.

 Placida Area  this takes you to, the boat Ramp, The Trestle, & south pier.

Punta Gorda-

  Alligator Creek Trestle Shore fishing right along side 41 just south of Punta Gorda / 
                            can be reached by boat long ride from any ramp.   -2012

    Allapatchee Ramp This boat ramp /park is slat water good Snook fishing on the upper Alligator Creek  -2012

  Darst Ramp Good ramp Very shallow access to the I-75 area of the peace river  -2010
                             boat ramp, Shore fishing here for Reds and Snook

    Elizabeth Park  a nice park next to Bass inlet in P.G.I.  -2013

    Gilchrest Pier a Nice fishing pier in down town Punta Gorda.   -2012

   Laishley  Park concrete pier & Boat ramp      -2012  

   Patty Ave Pier  A fishin Pier in Punta Gorda. -2011

   Ponce De Leon Park  Boat ramp / fishing docks/ picnic area.  -2010

   Punta Gorda Nature Park   A salt water fishing pier. In P.G.I. very nice

  River Side Boat ramp, on Shell Creek Salt /Brackish water, Shore fishing in the park from land. -2012

  Taylor Road Dam a place to walk up and cast a lure for Snook or Bass & Maybe Tarpon  -2013

Sanibel Island & Captiva

   Turner Beach beach Fishing at the South end of Captiva Island

  Bowmans Beach  Beach fishing on Sanibel Island

South gulf cove

  The Locks enter off the Myakka River. locks going into South Gulf Cove.    -2012

   Butterford This ramp is located in South gulf cove area. It is both fresh & salt water "Brackish"   -2012

  Ramp    This is a very nice Park with Picnic areas piers & Boat ramp.
                         is located in South gulf cove area. It is both fresh & salt water "Brackish"  -2012

 

     

 

  Boat only Salt water deeper water for any boat---

  where to get fuel on the water      Fuel docks

   Reefs & wrecks
 in charlotte Harbor, and the Gulf of Mexico,  keep in mind Boca Grande Pass is Lee County

14 foot hole  14 foot hole  Located at the mouth of the Myakka River.     - 2010

Alligator Creek   North east side of Charlotte Harbor.         -2011

Alligator Reef  This is the reef just south of Punta Gorda ,
                               and west of Alligator creek   -   2011

Boca Grande Pass   Between Gasparilla Island and Cayo Costa- 2013

Burnt Store  Southern end of Charlotte Harbor, East side,
                           Fishing any where but the channel is extremely shallow access.  - 2010

  Cape Haze Reef  The best of the in Harbor big fish reefs     - 2011

Cattle Dock   On the Myakka River good place for Reds  -2010

deep Holes   You could call these the tarpon holes of Charlotte Harbor.
                            There are three of them sort of in a row. Good spots for Shark or Tarpon.  - 2010

Jug Creek shoals   Lower Harbor, at the North end of Pine island.   -2012

  Liver Pool Located on the Peace river about 20 minutes north of the 41 bridges 

locks SGC  enter off the Myakka River. locks going into South Gulf Cove.

Sans Souic  Shell creek, across from Harbour Heights, off the Peace river.

Tippy Canoe   Off the Myakka River,
                            Great winter time Sea Trout fishing.

Treatment plant     .The Charlotte County water treatment plant on the Peace River.

 Shallow water, Boat only fishing- > 3 feet of water or less

Barge canal   More of a Kayak spot but if you have a skinny running boat.
                            This is just south of Ponce de Leon park.   2011

Blow down creek   This creek is small but interesting,
                             and is located on the west wall of Charlotte Harbor   2011

Bull Bay    Back bay fishing close to the inter-coastal   World famous Bull & Turtle bays

Burnt Store  Southern end of Charlotte Harbor, East side,
                           Fishing any where but the channel is extremely shallow access.

cape Haze   This is at the lower end of the west wall.   -2012

Comorant Key  On the east keys side of Charlotte Harbor.  

East Keys   East side,  How to get on the flats on the east side of the Harbor.


Bay back key    A key on the east side  2017
 

.Gallagher"s cut   Located at the south end Turtle Bay.
                            This is a shallow water access, with deep water with-in the cut.

Hobbs   East side of Charlotte Harbor.  2010

Muddy bay  Just north of Cape Haze, Muddy bay & the G.W. extensions
                           are great cool weather heavens for fish. Very skinny getting in.
 

   Myakka Cut off   At north end of Charlotte Harbor good shallow water fishing

Oyster Creek  This is a creek with a small tidal pond, on the west side of Charlotte Harbor.

   Poachers Cut This is the cut to get from the P.G.I. canals to Alligator Creek.
                             not much for fishin but a good thing to know.

Rocky Creek   Upper north end of Charlotte Harbor.  2014

Shell creek dam    Off the peace river.

   Skating Rink East side of the Harbor

Sneaky creek    On the east side, just south of Alligator creek

   Trout Creek On The West wall, North end.

Turtle Bay    At the lower end of the Harbor.  World famous Bull & Turtle Bays

Two Pines   South of Burnt store Marina, across from the North end of Pine Island, very shallow 

West Wall   shallow located on the western shore of Charlotte Harbor behind the Sand Bar.

Indian fields

Smoke House bay

 

    

Wade Fishin Spots 

Wade fishin #1   South of Burnt Store marina, access from Cape Coral off Brunt store rd
                                   distance from car. 1/3 mile muddy walk. The only shore access for this area.

Ponce Park    Punta Gorda wade fishin Spot. North End of Charlotte Harbor

South Pier  Gasparilla Island / Placida  a good wading right on the inter-coastal water way
                             On Boca Grande or Gasparilla Island

Lemon bay wadeing     On or I should say just off Beach road, In Englewood

Lemon Bay park    A very nice park in Englewood

 Middle beach    wade the shore on the beach or in the I.C.W.

Wade Fishin #1   South of Burnt Store marina, access from Cape Coral off Brunt store rd
                                   distance from car. 1/3 mile muddy walk. The only shore access for this area.

 

Beach road   Located in Englewood wade fishing the flats on the I.C.W.

 

         


Fresh water, Boat ramps with shore fishin.

North Port

Deep Prairie creek  This is a fresh water spot above the Dam, and Salt/ brackish below the dam

9 mile ramp   This is a freshwater boat ramp in North Port on the Coco Plum or 9 mile canal

Blue Ridge Park     North Port Shore fishing spot with a Dam

Myakkahatchee Creek   fresh water fishing north end of North port

Myakka Park   Myakka River State park.

turtle preserve    Just north of River road & I 75 on the north end of the Myakka

 

 Port charlotte

Polygon Pond   Pond off veterans in Port charlotte

Audubon Park    Park on a canal in Port charlotte

Lake Betty     Park in Port Charlotte

McGuire Park    Fresh water canal in Port Charlotte 

Ollie Pond    A small pond In Murdock, Right in town.  

titty lake   A local fishin, and out  doors spot for years. 

760 fishing spot   Fresh water,  Shore fishing or/  you can launch small shallow draft boat. /
                            This is located in-between Port Charlotte and Arcadia. Good Snook fishing..

Cecil Webb   Freshwater fishing from land or boat at the state wild life man agent area.     2010

hathaway park  .Fresh water Boat ramp and shore fishing, Shell creek & prairie creek,

Prairie Creek   Fresh water fishing, and slid in sort of ramp. Off hwy 17 north/east of Punta Gorda.

Collingswood    A place on the bank to fish. fresh /salt / brackish 
                             you might find bass here but it is classified as Salt water

McGuire Park        A park in Port Charlotte

 

Punta Gorda 

Bissett Park    Fresh water Pond South of Punta Gorda

Cecil Webb   Freshwater fishing from land or boat at the state wild life man agent area.  2010

hathaway park  .Fresh water Boat ramp and shore fishing, Shell creek & prairie creek,    2010

Prairie Creek   Fresh water fishing, and slid in sort of ramp. Off hwy 17 north/east of Punta Gorda.

 

Other areas

760 fishing spot   Fresh water,  Shore fishing or/  you can launch small shallow draft boat. /
                            This is located in-between Port Charlotte and Arcadia. Good Snook fishing..

Cecil Webb   Freshwater fishing from land or boat at the state wild life man agent area.    2010

hathaway park  .Fresh water Boat ramp and shore fishing, Shell creek & prairie creek,

Prairie Creek   Fresh water fishing, and slid in sort of ramp. Off hwy 17 north/east of Punta Gorda.

Collingswood    A place on the bank to fish. fresh /salt / brackish 
                             you might find bass here but it is classified as Salt water

Butterford ramp   This ramp is located in South gulf cove area. It is both fresh & salt water "Brackish"

S,G.C. Ramp     This is a very nice Park with Picnic areas piers & Boat ramp.
                         is located in South gulf cove area. It is both fresh & salt water "Brackish" 

9 mile ramp   This is a freshwater boat ramp in North Port on the Coco Plum or 9 mile canal  2010

Myakka Park   Myakka River State park.

Myakkahatchee Creek   fresh water fishing north end of North port   2017

Red bug Slough

 Deep Prairie creek                         

     Treatment plant     


            

          

Fresh water shore fishing.

Polygon Pond   Pond off veterans in Port charlotte

Deep Prairie creek  This is a fresh water spot above the Dam, and Salt/ brackish below the dam

Audubon Park    Park on a canal in Port charlotte 2012

Lake Betty     Park in Port Charlotte

  Mcguire Park  Fresh water canal in Port Charlotte  mcguire_park_fishin_franks_where.htm

  Ollies Pond  A small pond In Murdock, Right in town.  

titty lake   A local fishin, and out  doors spot for years. 

turtle preserve    Just north of River road & I 75
                             on the north end of the Myakka

Bissett Park    Fresh water Pond South of Punta Gorda

Rontonda Trce   Fresh water fishing in Rotonda Several places in one area

Blue Ridge Park     North Port Shore fishing spot with a Dam  2017

Lake Kennedy     A Lake in the Cape Canal system

 

Fresh water Boat only fishing

Treatment plant     .The Charlotte County water treatment plant on the Peace River.

      


Salt water

Kayak Friendly Ramps and paddle to spots
 

Middle beach    kayak ramp on the I.C.W north of Englewood.

19th st   Boca Grande On the Inter-coastal side  

aligator tressel   Slide in launch . A little bit of a carry, but you can slide in a Kayak here.
 Fishin spot              Shore fishin

   Ramp Allapatchee  This boat ramp /park is slat water good Snook fishing
   Punta Gorda                      on the upper Alligator Creek

Barge canal   Paddle to spot. Leave from Ponce 
    Fishin spot

Darst Ramp   Launch ramp easy access to fishing the I-75 bridge
   Punta Gorda                shore fishin & ramp
 

Chester Robert  A tiny little park on the north side of the Peace river. This is a kayak launch ramp

Sunrise Park  Launch east spring lake canals.
  Port Charlotte                    shore fishin

Harbour Hieghts  Nice Ramp river access and lots of canals to fish
                           Shore fishin from 2 nice piers                 

North Port ramp  Launch ramp Fishin the Myakka River North Port
                           Shore fishing

Oyster Creek  Englewood Park launch
                           Shore fishin

Ponce De Leon  Launch Ramp what can I say it is all good
Punta Gorda                    Shore and wading fishin

River side ramp  Launch ramp A small ramp on shell creek
 

Sans Souic  Paddle to spot Launch from River side or Harbor heights Park
   fishing spot                        Boat only

South Pier  On Gasparilla island, At the Placida pier.
                           pier fishin

Stump Pass    Shore fishin nice place to launch kayaks.

Taylor Rd dam   a place to walk up and cast a lure for Snook or Bass & Maybe Tarpon 

North Port off the Myakka River

Deep Prairie creek   Kayak launch to get on the Myakka River, above North Port. could go salt or fresh from this one.
North Port off the Myakka River 


Englewood

Ainger Creek   Off 775 Grove city "Placida" by Englewood 

    

760 fishing spot   Fresh water,  Shore fishing or/  you can launch small shallow draft boat. /
                            This is located in-between Port Charlotte and Arcadia. Good Snook fishing..

9 mile ramp   This is a freshwater boat ramp in North Port on the Coco Plum or 9 mile canal

Cecil Webb   Freshwater fishing from land or boat at the state wild life man agent area.

hathaway park  .Fresh water Boat ramp and shore fishing, Shell creek & prairie creek,

Myakka Park   Myakka River State park.

Prairie Creek   Fresh water fishing, and slid in sort of ramp. Off hwy 17 north/east of Punta Gorda.

Collingswood    A place on the bank to fish. fresh /salt / brackish 
                             you might find bass here but it is classified as Salt water

Butterford ramp   This ramp is located in South gulf cove area. It is both fresh & salt water "Brackish"

S,G.C. Ramp     This is a very nice Park with Picnic areas piers & Boat ramp.
                         is located in South gulf cove area. It is both fresh & salt water "Brackish" 

 

Fresh water shore fishing.

Audubon Park    Park on a canal in Port charlotte

Lake Betty     Park in Port Charlotte

McGuire Park    Fresh water canal in Port Charlotte 

Ollie Pond    A small pond In Murdock, Right in town.  

titty lake   A local fishin, and out  doors spot for years. 

Polygon Pond   a Pond close to kings Hwy & Veterans east of Port Charlotte

turtle preserve    Just north of River road & I 75
                             on the north end of the Myakka