Fort Myers Beach - June 17-22

GUMBY567GUMBY567 Posts: 2 Greenhorn
Headed to Fort Myers beach for the noted dates, I was wondering about water clarity. The last time I was there(September 2016) the water was not clear at all. Is that a seasonal issue? I was told it had something to do with the freshwater runoff from lake Okeechobee. 


  • DES51DES51 Posts: 145 Deckhand
    Yes, it is not clear, yes it is seasonal, yes it is caused by runoff from Okie.   :)
  • GUMBY567GUMBY567 Posts: 2 Greenhorn
    How far do I need to travel to get away from it? 
  • Hobbs28midsouthHobbs28midsouth Posts: 90 Greenhorn
    probably to north of blind pass for really clear water
  • snipes27snipes27 Posts: 101 Deckhand
    edited June 2018 #5
    It was clear as normal in Big Carlos Pass this weekend... As well as New Pass and Hickory Pass (little hickory island)

    Was able to sight fish snook no problem early Saturday morning. If headed to Big Carlos Pass, just make sure you go early before all the boats... then it will cloudy up the water... But we were in waist deep water and able to see our feet without issue.. 
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