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Fishing the Flats Charters

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Address: 7225 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931-4707
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Back country fishing in estero bay on light tackle

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Fun trip but not too many fish....

We had a very nice day with Captain Neil on the back bay. He is very experienced and knows the bay like the back of his hand. Unfortunately, we had a very, very slow day with the... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Jackson, Michigan

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Jackson, Michigan
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had a very nice day with Captain Neil on the back bay. He is very experienced and knows the bay like the back of his hand. Unfortunately, we had a very, very slow day with the fish. It was probably just bad luck and possibly as a result of the weather being extremely hot. Overall during four hours, we... More 

Thank andrew_branham
Belle Glade, Florida
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My Family fished with Neil on our second day on vacation, and we had such a Great experience that we booked him an additional 3 trips before our vacation ended. Never fished this area before, and Neil had it under control. We caught fish on every trip. Cant wait to come back in the Fall to fish again. Awesome Experience!... More 

Thank RGCJR66
West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

CAPT Neil Eisner is a very experienced guide and very customer oriented. I plan to fish with him every time I come to the area

Thank bryce-carter02
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The fishing trip my husband and son booked with Capt. Neil Eisner was for my 11-year-old grandson Ethan's birthday. Previously, we've had some bad experiences with other fishing captains and the trips have always ended in disappointment. HOWEVER, Capt. Neil was awesome! He put them on the fish and they caught some great fish. Ethan said it was his best... More 

Thank Vicki E
Port Huron, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Captain Neil is the best! We boated over 20 fish, a blue crab,and a great fishing and learning experience! He was like a coach as well as a guide, ensuring plenty of bites (Some we lost, but that's fishing!) He even cleaned and fillet'd our fish, ans well as puth everything on ice. I will definitely be going back!

Thank bigvaux
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We went fishing today with Captain Neil and had a wonderful time! My boyfriend and I caught plenty of sheepshead, catfish, mangrove snapper, and 2 redfish that Captain Neil cleaned and filleted for us for dinner! We learned so much about the islands, waters, and wildlife on the way out to fish and while we were fishing the captain was... More 

Thank Kathleen S
Tadley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Had a great morning of fishing. For me fishing is not about catching all the time or about getting the biggest. Capt. Neil worked hard for me to catch fish. The boat and tackle were perfect as was his knowledge. We did struggle as weather conditions were not perfect but with his powerful boat we were able to move around... More 

Thank Steve D
Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

Captain Neil worked his butt off to get us on the fish. Great trip. Would recommend to all, no one has worked harder to give us a successful trip!

Thank Jim S
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2016

This was my husband and my first back bay fishing trip, and it was amazing. Captain Neil has better than normal charter equipment. He is extremely knowlegable about fishing these waters. I am able to cast when open water fishing, but would have lost a tremendous amount of tackle and not caught a fish, but Captain Neil took great care... More 

Thank Michael S
Mequon, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

My brother-in-law and I went out with Captain Neil on a steamy day in November and the fishing was outstanding. The waters that Captain Neil fishes are not far from Fort Myers Beach but once he makes a few turns between the mangrove islands you feel as remote as you would in the Canadian wilderness. We caught several species of... More 

Thank evergreenrancher

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