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Tarpon can be found around the world

May 29, 2020 The two species of tarpon, Megalops atlantics, and its Pacific brother, Megalops cyprinoides, range widely throughout the world. more »»

With water back under the mangroves, pitchers, flippers and skippers will do well

May 22, 2020 Now that there’s water under the mangroves again, accurate shoreline pounders that have perfected at least two of the three close-up shoreline casting arts -- underhand pitching, flipping and skip... more »»

Saltwater fly fishing is a blast -- and easy to learn

May 15, 2020 Now that you’ve decided to dive into the fly fishing game, it’s time to gather the proper equipment. Choosing the proper fly reel will depend on the species you seek. more »»

Being properly prepared to fish an offshore reef or wreck

May 8, 2020 If you’re new to the offshore reef and wreck grouper and snapper game but determined to try it, the time is right. more »»

The sport of ‘Saltwater Ramp Watching’ can be fun or frightening

May 1, 2020 I was introduced to the wonderful sport of "Saltwater Ramp Watching" in my late teens. more »»

Don’t believe there are big fish out there? Check the record books

April 24, 2020 The International Game Fish Association lists Max Domecq as the owner of two impressive records, actually world records for tarpon. more »»

It’s tarpon time, but snook and redfish are also on the prowl

April 17, 2020 Tarpon fever is its on kind of incurable virus and many of us have had it for several decades and still function semi-normally. more »»

Area ledges and rock formations holding a variety of fish these days

April 10, 2020 Off- and nearshore ledge and rock formations are loaded up with a variety of fish from red grouper, permit, mangrove and lane snapper and triggerfish, with a cobia sighting a strong possibility... more »»

Local boat ramps open for business

March 27, 2020 Early Thursday morning calls to downtown Cape Coral and Pineland Marina indicated that the boats ramps are open. Matlacha Community Park didn’t respond but their website stated the park was open. more »»

If you are selling a boat, beware of scammers

March 20, 2020 If you’re selling a boat online through one of the sites, be aware of the various scams that people are using to get into your walle. more »»

Weather again proves tricky for local anglers

March 13, 2020 The weatherman got us again! Last week every local weather station called for a Friday cold front lasting into early Sunday but ending with a pleasant Monday. more »»

Replacing rods, reels and other equipment today can be costly

March 6, 2020 While I was dipping shrimp from the rear livewell and Dad was getting drinks from the cooler, I heard a distinct splash. more »»

There’s still time to fish for snapper and sheepshead

February 28, 2020 Good company and beverages, a mixed plate of baked crab-stuffed sheepshead with a side of lightly breaded pan-fried snapper always puts the crew in a great moo. more »»

Sheepshead still around despite weather

February 21, 2020 With our February summer weather pattern holding strong, some species like sheepshead, which are normally top winter cold species targets, aren’t as plentiful for many inshore anglers this season. more »»

Trout are catch and release -- handle them very carefully

February 14, 2020 Exactly 63 reader emails and quite a few calls pointed out an omission or were confused by last week's spotted seatrout rule change article because “someone” left out an important poin. more »»

Heads up anglers -- new trout regulations are in effect

February 7, 2020 If sea trout fishing is your passion, be aware of the new rules that started the beginning of the month and are long overdue. more »»

If offshore fishing is out of the question, try the river

January 31, 2020 Problem -- You’re on a family vacation with limited time. After TSA probings, thigh high snow and 7-hour airport delays, you finally got the crew to Orlando. more »»

Tarpon can be found in local waters in the winter months

January 24, 2020 The good things are that Southwest Florida cold fronts come and leave quickly and that somewhere around Miami, the Keys and points much further south there are untold numbers of tarpon just starting... more »»

Cooler weather is coming -- get out and enjoy the warmth while you can

January 17, 2020 Grab your hats, coats and gloves as Frosty is on his way for the weekend, so today may be your last chance to enjoy our after Christmas, late summer-like, still warm waters, mid-80s weather pattern. more »»

Low water can test your fishing and boating skills

January 10, 2020 Slow moving, low water, negative tide days can test your skills and patience as shallow saltwater fish seem to sometimes disappear. more »»

Local brackish waters hold bass and many other fish

January 3, 2020 Although I clearly remember my very first childhood solo catch, a beautifully colored bluegill, THE most memorable “first catch” was my first 5-pound largemouth bass that missed my friends lure but... more »»



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