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Kayakers beware with large fish on

July 25, 2014 A friend forwarded a link showing some great shots of Sarasota angler Nick Halloran fighting a 120-pound-plus tarpon from his standup paddleboard using medium spinning tackle. more »»

Fighting back vs. no-see-ums

July 18, 2014 Being able to somewhat withstand the attack of thousands of biting, crawling down your neck, in your eyes and ears and up your nose no-see-ums is a plus when fishing 94-degree Florida mangrove... more »»

When fish turn off, go to Plan B

July 11, 2014 If you’re having trouble locating snook that should be in their typical seasonal time honored spots, but are missing along with the action, go to Plan B. more »»

The oceans: our largest trash dumps

July 4, 2014 I recently visited The Captains School in Cape Coral for my license renewal and while waiting I happened upon a wall chart concerning the projected breakdown times of trash in seawater and was amazed. more »»

Snook on patrol along area beaches

June 27, 2014 Get out very early and walk the beaches for that sunrise snook as singles, doubles and whole schools patrol the dawn surf zon. more »»

Looking for sharks? They’re out there!

June 20, 2014 Sharks? We got them. All species and sizes. Offshore, in the passes, inshore, in the river, which is why I swim in my pool. Recently Mote Marine tagged their largest hammerhead (caught by Capt. more »»

Boats come with endless to-do list

June 13, 2014 Always dreamed of getting that shiny new boat? Can’t wait to get on the water? Be warned. Boat ownership means never ending, time consuming often expensive maintenance and lots of it. more »»

Causeway producing many species

June 6, 2014 If you want good multi-species action this week point your boat toward the Sanibel Causeway and look for the acres of bait on top, and the birds and fish feasting on the. more »»

Stick with productive fishing spot

May 30, 2014 Frozen mackerel and fresh chunk ladyfish on the bottom put tarpon in the air this week in east central Pine Island Sound along with a fair number of shark. more »»

Warm-up should ease lockjaw

May 23, 2014 Tuesday’s trip to Redfish and Captiva passes resulted in not much more than a nice boat ride with some trout mixed in to save the day. more »»

Have crabs always — just in case

May 9, 2014 The electric meters are spinning like tops as fishing and the weather heats up. more »»

Nighttime fishing has its rewards

May 2, 2014 Because the really big fish feed at night I’m often on the water looking for trophy sized snook, trout and tarpon for my clients and I long after the sun goes down. more »»

Time short for snook season(ing)

April 25, 2014 If you are trying to catch a snook for the table your time is limited as the recreational harvest will close on May 1. The season remains closed until Sept. more »»

Spring fish bites easily stirred up

April 18, 2014 Spring fishing is on. As the weather gets warmer the fishing gets hotter. more »»

Springtime sightings of huge snook

April 11, 2014 Over the last few weeks, jumbo snook sightings have been a regular occurrence throughout the day while fishing Pine Island and Matlacha Pass. more »»

Slug it out with 6-pound gator trout

April 4, 2014 Wednesday’s trip with professional tournament angler Dale Findlay on board proved to be quite a day of inshore fishing together catching five species of fish including a beautiful 6-pound, 2-ounce... more »»

Fishing takes a few days to recover

March 28, 2014 As I sat by the dock with the bright Florida sun warming my old bones I listened to my northern buddy moan about the weather in Delaware (Tuesday the beaches were covered in six inches of snow with ... more »»

Chance to throw a (mullet) fish

March 21, 2014 Did you ever wake up and feel like you just need to throw a fish? Saturday is your day as the Matlacha Mariners host the 23rd annual Matlacha Mullet Toss at Matlacha Community Park. more »»

Fishing Derby free for kids

March 14, 2014 Parents take the children to the 26th annual Kiwanis Club Free Kids Fishing Derby at the Cape Yacht Club fishing pier on March 29. The derby is limited to 400 kids ages 5-15. more »»

Sighting jumbo snook plentiful

March 7, 2014 Over the last two weeks supersized snook sightings have been the norm aboard my boat. more »»

 
 

 

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