Fishing the Flats Charters
Fishing the Flats Charters
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Voted “BEST FISHING CAPTAIN” Fort Myers Beach, 2018 and 2019. 100 Ton Master Captain Neil of Fishing the Flats Charters has over 40 years of fishing experience. He has fished from the south shore of Long Island to the fresh waters of Lake Erie and now makes the back country of Estero Bay his home. Whether a beginner or expert, a youngster or senior, he will ensure you have an experience that will not be forgotten. He works with all ages and skill levels, taking particular delight in that indescribable moment of a new angler’s first catch! Captain Neil specializes in catching trout, snook, sheepshead, mangrove snapper, and redfish in Estero Bay.
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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Shepherdjaywalker
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Family
Had a great day with my son and I. Caught many nice sized fish and many species. Captain Neil gave us many good tips about fishing. Been on many back water fishing charters throughout the years and this was probably the best one yet.
Written February 9, 2020
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Matt M
Caledonia, MI13 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Booked three trips with Capt Neil for my wife and I to enjoy. We fished many different areas each day. What a great time with a true professional. Every time he taught us so much. Skip the dolphin tours and go with Capt Neil fishing. We saw plenty of dolphins and got back into areas that no one else can get to. Absolutely beautiful and fishing was great!
Written February 27, 2020
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LeeS
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Professional . Very knowledgeable. Provided everything needed for a fun fishing trip. Had live bait! Not frozen! Just bring your sunscreen and drinks. Neil does the rest, baits the hook Casts when needed. Nets the fish. Un hooks the fish. Takes photos.
Written February 18, 2020
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Kylee B
Fort Myers Beach, FL1 contribution
Mar 2019 • Family
If you are looking for something kid friendly or a getaway from the kids, this fishing trip is a great one for you! I am 15 and have been doing this trip for 3 years now and it is always the highlight of the whole trip! I would highly suggest this fishing trip!
Written March 31, 2019
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Matt M
Caledonia, MI13 contributions
Feb 2019
Had a wonderful time fishing with Capt Neil. He is very knowledgeable and taught us so much about this type of fishing. We had continuous action through the time.
Book your trip early in your vacation because you might just want to go twice. We did.
Written February 5, 2019
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M W
7 contributions
Nov 2018
During our visit to Fort Myers Beach, Captain Neil Eisner put us on some very large fish. My husbands catch, a 40 inch, 14 pound snook. I also hooked a snook but didn’t even have the strength to reel it in. That’s the one that got away! Also caught many mangrove snappers and Jack Crevalles. What a great day of fishing!
Written November 26, 2018
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KB J
Fort Myers, FL2 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Capt. Neil put us on the fish! Snook, Redfish, Jack, Sheepshead, and even a Bull Shark! First time out with Capt. Neil, but not the last!
Written November 1, 2018
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alex f
2 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
I have lived on Ft Myers Beach for a little over a year, Fishing Charters are a great way to spend vacation time, or just to unwind for an afternoon. Captain Neil was the most attentive captain I've had! He is extremely knowledgeable about the back Bay, he taught us some pretty interesting things about the water! He identified a Manatee, Dolphin, and even a Bull Shark in the Bay! If you're a novice fisherman, go with Neil! You'll come back better than you were!
Written May 7, 2018
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Victor S
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
I came all the way from Sydney Australia to Fort Myers to attend a business conference, and decided to go fishing for a day. It was my first time fishing and I had no knowledge about fishing at all.

Captain Neil was so good and knowledgeable, he was patient with me teaching me how to fish, when to reel, etc and how to identify the different types of fish. We also went to many different spots to catch the big fish... perhaps it was my beginners luck I got the 27inch red fish which was big!!! I had no idea what to do and Captain Neil guided me every step of way!!

I never quite understood about what’s so fun about fishing and I remembered asking captain about it and he said it was the “fight”... which I didn’t quite understood what he meant until this big red fish came, it was a powerful fight and it was so much fun!!! Now I’m fully into fishing and planning to go deep sea fishing when I get back to Australia.

Thank you Captain Neil for giving me such a memorable experience!
Written April 25, 2018
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Sheri S
1 contribution
Mar 2018 • Family
Capt. Neil was fantastic! He was so patient with my 14 year old son he taught him the correct way to use the rod and gave him so many helpful tips. Half-day trip was plenty of time to catch some fish and enjoy the scenery. We will definitely book the next time we are in Fort Myers.
Written March 20, 2018
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