Cape Coral Bridges

Where should I fish in Cape Coral ?

Bridge fishing the canals of Cape Coral is a great way to have fun and if you like to eat your catch bring home a nice dinner as well. Cape Coral is a city with literally hundreds of miles of canals that hold large amounts of fish. Snappers, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, Sharks, Sheephead, Ladyfish and Marine Catfish are just some of the many fish that inhabit these waters. The bridges are the best place to fish because they are where the entire food chain resides. Bugs often fall into the water and provide food for small fish. You will find barnacles and mussels and many other organisms stuck to the bridge posts. These attract fish like Sheephead. Smaller fish like sardines and pilchards feed off the bugs and hide in the cover provided by the bridge. All the activity above sets the stage for the true fish we are after. Predators like Sharks, Snook and Tarpon follow the smaller fish into these areas to feed. When we make our presentations we must try to mimic these forage fish. A silver spinner or spoon retrieved rapidly looks much like a pilchard moving in and out of cover to eat. A jig combination moved in short strokes on the bottom resembles a shrimp. Remember to fish light in these areas. A medium action rod and reel spooled with ten pound fluorocarbon line is your best setup. Fluorocarbon line works well because of it’s invisibility qualities. Generally fast moving bait works best in these situations, but not always.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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