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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 »»

A few tips on learning how to fish local waters

December 8, 2017 When is the best time to go fishing? That question is often asked by new to the area saltwater anglers and the answer of course is, go as often as you can and make each trip a learning experience. more »»

Sea trout are fired up and looking to eat

December 1, 2017 Sea trout anglers are happy with cooling weather as it gets the trout fired up and looking to eat. more »»

Winter means adapting to the conditions

November 22, 2017 Winter brings clear water, lower tides and greatly increased fishing pressur. more »»

It’s time to adjust equipment, presentations

November 17, 2017 With cooling weather and dropping water temperatures, anglers especially inshore anglers, need to adjust their equipment and presentations. more »»

No luck catching redfish? Get back to the basics

November 10, 2017 New to the area and not having any luck catching redfish? Given up on trying to catch one on a lure or a fly? You’ve heard it’s just like bass fishing and you’ve worn out your arm chunking and... more »»

Big reds are hungry and willing

November 3, 2017 At times, local skinny water redfish can be as skittish as an over-pressured Keys bonefish in tourist season. Other times, redfish will eat any lure or fly you throw their way. That’s fishing. more »»

Cold weather brings hungry predator fish

October 27, 2017 Recent cold fronts pushing through our area will put predators in full feeding mode and hopefully on the end of your line. more »»

Ready for a fishing marathon?

October 6, 2017 Let’s see, a full moon, prolonged rain, high winds and muddy water. Just one of these conditions will often hinder a successful trip. more »»

Fall fishing is the best

September 29, 2017 Fantastic fall fishing arrives in Southwest Florida to help erase The Irma Blues. more »»

Use colors, sounds and scents

September 22, 2017 Matlacha’s dark murky waters made fishing tough, but not impossible for clients determined to catch fish this past Wednesday. more »»

Hurricane fishing — what a ride

September 8, 2017 There are many positive sides to hurricane fishing. Long casts come to mind. more »»



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