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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 »»

Late summer into fall is a great time to fish local waters

August 24, 2018  Late summer into fall is one of the best times to fish in Southwest Florida. more »»

Head north or west if you want to catch fish

August 17, 2018 To cross this beautiful wide river of ours on a beautiful sunny summer day in paradise and not see a single boat as far as the eye can see both east and west is quite upsetting. more »»

Fishing for tarpon in Charlotte Harbor

July 27, 2018 Although there will always be some tarpon relating to the passes this time of year, the main body has moved into Charlotte Harbor where they will stay gorging on baitfish of all types and sizes till... more »»

Sometimes you have to learn how lures work

July 20, 2018 Being a lure and fly collector, the Limited Edition 4 pc. Trout Master lure set made as a tribute to Harold LeMaster, the founder of the MirrOlure Co., was right up my alle. more »»

More Lake O water coming, plus invasives?

July 13, 2018 Heard bad news on the radio this morning, more contaminated water is about to be released from Lake O and will be heading our wa. more »»

Lake O discharges poisoning us

July 6, 2018 The Lake O discharges are now exposing our families and pets to higher risks of cancer, plus liver and neurological disease. No longer is it just brown water at the beaches. more »»

Fighting a goliath and trying lionfish

June 29, 2018 Feeling strong? Want to wrestle with a goliath? Go to a major area bridge and drop down a whole fish, even a stingray, next to a piling and hold on as a resident 500-pound goliath grouper inhales... more »»

Fishing with lures in dirty water

June 22, 2018 With dark water conditions, lure fans might do well by upsizing their offerings and choose baits that rattle to help fish zone in on them. more »»

June — a good month for snook

June 8, 2018 June is a red-hot month for the local angler. Our snowbirds have migrated home, tarpon and snook season is in full swing and boat ramps and hot-spots are less crowded. more »»

Be prepared: breakdowns will happen!

June 1, 2018 Hopefully we will soon settle into a steady summer afternoon storm pattern, in the meantime exercise caution and never overestimate your boat’s ability or your skills as captain. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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