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Early fall’s a great time to fish across Southwest Florida

September 13, 2019 Early fall is prime for anglers here in Southwest Florida! Everything is biting. You can still score a bright silver tarpon before they leave. more »»

 
 
 
Sharks are providing lots of fishing fun

September 6, 2019 Someone mentioned there’s another hurricane coming across the ocean, but for the moment I don’t care. I’m going fishing looking for snook and redfish to play with. more »»

With Dorian approaching, play it safe and be prepared

August 30, 2019 Oh, no! We were doing so well. I saw it this morning while shopping. It’s something in the eyes of the shoppers and it’s down right scary as hurricane stress sets in. more »»

It’s almost time to start checking out area ‘snook highways’

August 23, 2019 Not all snook spawn every year or even head to their summer fling at the beach. more »»

Barbed hooks could soon become a thing of the past

August 9, 2019 There’s no question that using circle hooks saved the lives of countless recreational fish that got CPR (caught, photoed and released) treatment. more »»

Sun, heat and storms can all cause big problems

August 2, 2019 After recovering from a bad shoulder caused by an angry tarpon a few months ago, I was back on the platform for a trial run, pushing the skiff looking for shallow hiding tarpo. more »»

Try to avoid ‘NBF’ when looking for a new boat

July 26, 2019 Summer may be the best time of all when thinking about that new or lovingly used or first boat. Life is short, go ahead treat yourself. more »»

Registration to begin for Cape's Cal Ripken Baseball

July 26, 2019 Baseball registration for the Cal Ripken Baseball Fall 2019 season in Cape Coral will open from Aug. 5 to Sept. 6, for boys and girls age 4-12 (age as of April 30, 2020. more »»

Walking the beaches at night stalking trophy snook

July 19, 2019 While most on-foot summer snook anglers patrol the beaches at dawn or dusk, many old salts stay home waiting for the night beach bit. more »»

We can all help keep local waters, areas clean

July 5, 2019 With the summer rains getting charged up, what will this year bring us? Listening to the radio today and hearing about 5-year plans and long-term goals, one wonders how many decades will pass before... more »»

Fish for tarpon very early or late in the day

June 28, 2019 The dark water tarpon fishery season is upon us as is the oppressive and for some, even dangerous heat. more »»

Small tarpon are just as fun to catch

June 21, 2019 While most new tarpon anglers are focused on the often back breaking task of catching and releasing a giant tarpon, quite a few tarpon fanatics like myself find as much pleasure in a 10 to 50 pounde... more »»

Red snapper season opens, know the rules

June 14, 2019  The tightly controlled recreational red snapper season started June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 12, closing July 13. more »»

Beware the summer heat

June 7, 2019 The heat and humidity are obviously back with a vengeance and I’ve already had causality’s aboard my boat. more »»

Tarpon fishing? Bring some protective gear -- just in case!

May 31, 2019 For the inexperienced tarpon angler, there are some basic tools that should be onboard: pliers, various hook-outs, lights, gloves, shin and knee protection, a helmet and change of clothes. more »»

Father-and-son team complete SW Florida ‘slam’

May 24, 2019 Sometimes Neptune smiles, and grants anglers and guides lucky lifetime memory days on the water. more »»

Checking out the new lures at a local bait shop

May 17, 2019 For Florida anglers that enjoy throwing hard lures at local snook, reds and seatrout, manufacturers have provided a huge variety of new hard baits to pick from. Stopped in at Capt. more »»

What bait/lure to use depends on conditions -- and the tarpon

May 10, 2019 Offshore trips this past Wednesday produced bountiful mixed catches. A three-party group from Ocean City, Maryland, led by white marlin angler Cap. more »»

Now’s the time to take on the tarpon challenge

May 3, 2019 For new nightshift tarpon anglers wanting to challenge the silver king using lures at night, it’s time to make it happen. more »»

Making sure your knot’s not a problem

April 26, 2019 After poling the boat seemingly forever searching for redfish tails wagging enticingly in the early morning sun, it looked like it wasn’t going to happen. Suddenly, they appeare. more »»

Today, all the talk is about tarpon

April 19, 2019 Tarpon are certainly the talk of the fishing community, and as more swim in from the south daily, the opportunities to experience one of angling’s greatest thrills increases. more »»

 
 
 

 

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