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We've visited the area for many years, usually staying at or near the beach and I've truly enjoyed inshore wade fishing once I began to learn a few tips and tactics.

Now though we plan to spend a lot more time there and may be moving there permanently.

I'm an "ex" tournament bass guy but sold my boat years ago and have been wade, stream, and shore fishing since with the inclusion of a kayak for a couple of years which has now been sold as well.

I would now like to now include some freshwater fishing.

Are there any destinations within a reasonable distance where one can do a bit of shoreline fishing?

I have a lot to learn and am open to your advice, input, and suggestions.

Our condo doesn't have a spot for me to park a boat or store a kayak so until and if I find someplace to store perhaps a kayak, I'll be fishing on my feet.

NOTE:  I'm not wanting any secret spots, honey holes, etc., just some general information to get me headed in the right direction.

In advance, thanks so much and have a spectacular week.



  • LostconchLostconch Posts: 849 Officer
    Cecil Webb WMA has lots of small ponds that are shoreline accessible.  It borders Lee and Charlotte counties
  • DES51DES51 Posts: 226 Deckhand
    By foot your best bet will be canals and retention ponds. You won't really know what/where you can fish until you get here. Use Google maps, ask around, etc. Things will look great on the map and then you arrive and find it posted or fenced in. It can be very frustrating! 
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