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World class redfishing right here

September 29, 2012 Fall offers great inshore redfishing in Southwest Florida — actually world class shallow water redfishing. Lure fans will have a great time using topwater plugs of all varieties on schooling reds. more »»

Pick up a fly rod for big thrills

September 22, 2012 I keep trying to get folks to pick up the long rod and try fly fishing. Those that won’t are truly missing one of angling's greatest thrills. more »»

Prime time for large school reds

September 15, 2012 As soon as I walked outside a few mornings back I noticed it was fall. It was unmistakable. The first low humidity morning in months and months. Not quite crisp, but thinking about it. more »»

Afternoon rains cause fish frenzy

September 8, 2012 Dodging the rainstorms is an angler’s afternoon drill in Southwest Florida. If you can’t get out early don’t let the rains stop your fishing. more »»

Sanibel pier one serious fish spot

September 1, 2012 A really interesting place to fish, especially for the boat-free angler, is the pier, the point, and the beach in front of the Sanibel Lighthouse. more »»

Seek out huge reds in hiding

August 25, 2012 Even with the afternoon storms, inshore fishing continues to be hot if you like casting to the bulldozer of the flats — Mr. Redfish. This heat tolerant fish gets hungrier as the weeks go by. more »»

Reds like heat, so get out there

August 18, 2012 Redfish love the heat and munching on topwater plugs in ankle deep water. If you can’t fish in the early morning hours and can stand the heat and having the lake all to your self, then get out there. more »»

Dog Days don’t mean it’s the end

August 11, 2012 Just because it’s August doesn’t mean tarpon season is over by any means, or that fishing is slow for other specie. more »»

Silence is golden for trophy fish

August 4, 2012 If you see other anglers catching lots of big fish and you just never seem to get lucky there must be a reason. more »»

Big redfish makes up for lost time

July 28, 2012 After days of wild rain, wind and lightning, we finally got out on the water even though it still looked very dicey. more »»

We sacrifice so much for green lawns

July 21, 2012 The dog and I were watching the little tarpon rolling and busting baitfish at the base of one of the handful of mini-dams that line Burnt Store Road. more »»

Any trailer failure is catastrophic

July 14, 2012 Two weeks ago I was pulling my boat on Burnt Store Road when I came across a scene that made me shudder. more »»

Finding some old ‘friends’

July 6, 2012 During a move awhile back, I crated up several fish mounts that I’ve had for years and put them in storage. Yesterday, after a year of not seeing them, I carefully opened the crates one by one. more »»

Solutions for tying new knots

June 30, 2012 My recent articles about line and knots spawned quite a few email responses. more »»

Thankful for needed repairs at boat ramp

June 23, 2012 For those that aren’t aware, the boat ramp at Everest is closed for repair. more »»

Legacies, legalities an unhealthy mix for accused athletes

June 20, 2012 GWEN KNAPP San Francisco Chronicle The knee-jerk questions arose within minutes of Roger Clemens' acquittal: Will he be voted into the Hall of Fame when his name makes its first appearance on the... more »»

Answers to line, leader, knot FAQs

June 16, 2012 I recently had the pleasure of speaking in front of the Cape Coral RAFC and questions about line, knots and leaders, mainly for tarpon, dominated the seminar. Let’s go over some basic rigs. more »»

Living in fishing’s hog heaven

June 9, 2012 Let’s see, within minutes of my back door — or just a short ride away — is some of the best fishing in the world. Not bad. more »»

Over the side wrong way to go

June 2, 2012 My friends watched in semi-shock as I first did the slippery moon walk, then into a full twist, a tango, and finally ending in a full on side belly flop into the surprisingly salty Caloosahatchee... more »»

Tarpon like deep holes on flats

May 26, 2012 As the sun was setting, my blue balloon started to shake then took off headed back toward the boa. more »»

 
 
 

 

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