You don’t have to be a professional angler to have fun fishing in Estero Bay. Bonita Boat Rentals makes fishing easy by offering fishing pole rentals that come with fully stocked tackle boxes and they sell live shrimp in bait buckets for you convenience. The staff at Bonita Boat Rentals is knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to fishing licenses. The staff will tell you of the age requirements regarding possession of a fishing license (kids under 16 and seniors over 65 don’t need one), and if so they will assist you in getting one online, provide you with a toll-free phone number to purchase one or locate the nearest local bait shop or convenience mart that offers them for sale.
Once you’re set with your fishing license, feel free to ask the staff where the fish are biting, the best time of day to catch your fish of choice and what kind of bait you should use in order to successfully catch your desired fish. Common, not to mention tasty, fish in the Estero Bay area include redfish, snapper, trout, sheepshead, jack and snook. Each pontoon boat comes equipped with a ruler and guide for measurements of legal fish you can keep. Be sure to buy a bag of ice from us and take along one of our cooler (complimentary for your time out on the water) so that you can keep your prize fish as fresh as it was when you caught it. After you’ve caught your catch of the day you can use our fillet table near the docks to cut your fish to cook later for a delicious Southwest Florida dinner!