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North Cape is a hot spot for fishing fun

May 25, 2018 On days off from my fishing job or when on vacation, I’m usually fishing, tinkering with lures, doing neverending boat and equipment maintenance chores or exploring new fishing spots close to home i... more »»

 
 
 
Fly fishing basics

May 11, 2018 How does fly fishing work? It’s really pretty simple. It’s all about timing. more »»

Having the right gear, rigs will help when hunting tarpon

May 4, 2018 Now that tarpon season is in full swing, common questions new anglers ask are “How do I rig for tarpon?” and “What size rod and reel, lines, hooks and leaders?” Rods and basic tackle. more »»

Annual spring fishing fling under way

April 27, 2018 The spring fishing fling is on and deciding what species of fish to chase maybe the hardest choice you have. more »»

Tarpon time!

April 20, 2018 Here they come, bright silver chrome with many already here with more arriving daily to add to the existing population of resident tannin stained, golden hued, cold tolerant tarpon that are content... more »»

Where there is food, there are predators

April 13, 2018 Recently, the Cape canals in my neck of the woods have been choked with clouds of baitfish and free jumping mullet, and where there is food there are predators looking to dine. more »»

Practice your casting skills

April 6, 2018 My client had booked the trip several months ago and the date finally arrived. We had spoken several times over the phone concerning gear, tides and weather, even what to wear. more »»

There’s always a good place to cast a line

March 30, 2018 Spring winds continue to alter the plans of our local fleet. These are the days flats boaters wish they had bought the pointy model instead of the square one. Oh, my aching back. more »»

10 reasons to catch a Miracle game this season

March 30, 2018 There is no better time of the year than spring, and with spring training just concluded, passionate baseball fans everywhere share a sense of optimism about the season to com. more »»

Is your trailer ready for the trip up north?

March 23, 2018 With May, tarpon time and South-west Florida sub-tropical heat fast approaching, Cape anglers are preparing boats and gear to do battle with the Silver King. more »»

Enjoying another of those special fishing experiences

March 16, 2018 If you fished inshore this past Wednesday, you were faced with nearly impossible conditions. Days of wind and cold had turned the waters into a brown, chalky soup. more »»

Be prepared when heading offshore to fish

March 9, 2018 Ready to get into the offshore bottom fishing game? The taste of fresh grouper or delicious snapper tingles your taste buds and you’ve finally decided to venture offshore and bring some home? Equip... more »»

Warm weather may mean an early start to tarpon season

March 2, 2018 With continuing warm weather throughout the region tarpon may show up earlier this year, putting the tarpon fleet off Sanibel in early April instead of May. more »»

There are three basic groups of anglers

February 23, 2018 With spring fast approaching, inshore anglers usually divide into three basic groups. The first group likes to anchor up and relax. more »»

Snook are hungry and on the move

February 16, 2018 Snook are hungry and on the move earlier due to near summer-like temperatures and they’re eating lures as well as live and dead bait lying on bottom. more »»

‘Stuck bad — send help!’

February 9, 2018 The occupants waved frantically as we approached, obviously looking for hel. more »»

Will ‘global cooling’ bring ice fishing here?

January 19, 2018 I just finished up my ice fishing shanty project in time for the big freeze. more »»

Save money by doing your own maintenance

January 12, 2018 Even if you are not a talented do-it-yourselfer, there are many very simple boat maintenance chores you can easily perform at home saving you tons of money and time. more »»

‘No, I’m fine ... you go outside!’

January 5, 2018 It was a wet, cloudy and cold afternoon on the third of January 2018 in Southwest Florida. It’s official — my blood has thinned out and I get cold very easily. more »»

Lure color, jig head weight are important

December 29, 2017 Lure color choices are often a hotly debated topic among anglers. Everyone has their favorite that’s served them well in the past. more »»

Christmas time in Southwest Florida

December 22, 2017 A Christmas tree weighed down with over 70 fishing lures, blinking lights and tinsel, bright sun, blue skies, light winds - welcome to Christmas time in Southwest Florida! This morning I opened the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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