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Enjoying some gifts from the Gulf

February 22, 2019 It’s no secret that seatrout and most other inshore gamefish are attracted to the feeding sounds of a popping cork and then attacking the shrimp or soft plastic suspended below it. more »»

 
 
 
Offering a few tricks for fly fishing

February 15, 2019 The first time I bought a new fly line, I had no idea why the end had a loop in it. more »»

Searching for trout when temperatures are fluctuating

February 8, 2019 Because of on and off again warm weather, be willing to search for trout as they might not be where you found them last week. more »»

Fishing when it’s cold, and paying tribute to a pioneer

February 1, 2019 This past ice cold Wednesday seemed like the ideal sheepshead day and what better local spot than the Matlacha Bridge to pursue these tasty critter. more »»

Snook bite has remained pretty hot

January 25, 2019 According to the FWC, “Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the fishing capitol of the world. more »»

Hunting tripletail, and some boat/trailer mishaps

January 18, 2019 Pick your weather day and head offshore to scout for tripletail. Usually found under a crab float or around markers or even random floating grass or garbage. more »»

One cast, one lure, three fish!

January 11, 2019 A good hunting or fishing guide naturally wants his or her clients to catch fish or bag game as well as providing friendly companionship, coaching and teaching as needed during the trip experience. more »»

Hitting the flats looking for the first catch of the new year

January 4, 2019 By the time I arrived at the ramp on New Year’s Day, the tide had dwindled and dock reports from returning anglers where pretty gri. more »»

Fishing’s best now on, or close to, the bottom

December 28, 2018 Christmas holidays in the low 80s? I’ll take it, along with a couple dozen, big, handpicked shrimp and jig heads to pin them to and slowly fish them around deeper docks or bridge structures. more »»

Fishing for sheepies in skinny water

December 21, 2018 Sitting here watching the wind blow listening to tornado warnings. With hurricane season in the rear-view, I thought the weather-related stress would be over. more »»

A bluefish is one tough customer — but fun to catch

December 14, 2018 Winter brings one of my favorite off-shore species in close to hunt the shallow waters of Southwest Florida. more »»

Stealth is key with winter’s ultra-low tides and clear water

December 7, 2018 Resident anglers know that the cold water period brings very low or even negative tides to Southwest Florida as well as the year’s clearest water. more »»

When the weather and water cool down, slow reeling is key

November 9, 2018 This past week, redfish and snook were the targeted species with redfish responding well to live and frozen shrimp fished on bottom around deeper docks and mangrove shorelines, although a small... more »»

Hard-fighting pompano are a real fishing treat

November 2, 2018 While loading the ultra-lite spinning rods with soft plastics, at the same time explaining the finer points of bottom hopping jigs for sea trout, my first-time saltwater fishing clients were eager t... more »»

Looking for a boat? Check the used market

October 26, 2018 New boat sticker prices for quality boats are very high. Because of that fact, good quality used boat prices are also at an all-time high with limited inventory available. more »»

The basics of fly fishing equipment

October 19, 2018 Not long after the first fiberglass fly rods were introduced by Shakespeare in the late ‘40s, the Scientific Anglers Company developed and introduced the first modern fly lines (1952) that we use... more »»

Chasing redfish in shallow water

September 27, 2018 Thousands of Southwest Florida anglers welcome October’s shallow water redfish as well as the sight fishing opportunities this transitional month brings. more »»

Common sense, basic courtesy go a long way

September 21, 2018 After all the negative water news, it was wonderful to see a school of late September redfish pushing across the flats in the early morning light. more »»

Fooling fish with interesting lures

September 14, 2018 To many anglers, names like Wigl-Y-Rind, Sinful Sal, Revolutions, Pee Dee or even the Close Pin have little meaning. more »»

Some remarkable occurrences on teen brothers’ first saltwater adventure

September 6, 2018 Zak and Robert are two very competitive, hard core, 15-year-old twin brothers from Maine who simply live to fish as well as being crack-shot competitive target shooters winning lots of recognition... more »»

‘Come on over, the fishing is very good ...’

August 31, 2018  Like many of us, my fishing fascination started with catching crappies, sunnies, yellow perch and largemouth bass in local streams and picturesque millponds in the Mid-Atlantic States eventually... more »»

 
 
 

 

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