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Don’t let batteries ruin the day

August 25, 2017 During the dog days boat maintenance chores are the last thing on most folks’ minds, or in my case on my mind, but not getting don. more »»

Conspiracy theory: Boat trailer lights

August 18, 2017 As American society descends into chaos and street violence over statues depicting our history (a basic assault on all of American culture would be more accurate) one wonders how many statues would... more »»

Redfish soon to be schooling

August 11, 2017 Wish you had that T-Top now? Ever feel like hiding under the poling platform just to get out of the sun? My skin feels your pain. Poling the boat at 9:30 a.m. more »»

For snook, lure combos solidly rule

August 4, 2017 The beginning of August and beach snooking is very ho. more »»

Topwater hits always a big thrill

July 28, 2017 Without question one of the greatest thrills in angling is the topwater strike. more »»

Spoon's flash, wobble can be trusted

July 21, 2017 Of all the many lures I carry and use inshore, one rod is always rigged with a spoon which this past week nabbed snook, trout, redfish, catfish, mackerel, and a 38-inch shark that turned out to be a... more »»

Permit go for live crab hungrily

July 14, 2017 Going offshore don’t be surprised to see permit, large permit over or around your favorite reef. more »»

Be armed to go after a Goliath

July 7, 2017 Want to catch the biggest fish of your life? Something that may actually pull you in? Interested? I thought so. more »»

Fishing is as hot as the weather

June 30, 2017 Red and mangrove snapper, grouper, sharks and cobia are waiting for you on your no-rain morning near or offshore trip. more »»

Seasickness: Prevention really pricey

June 23, 2017 I have heard it called many things, but a recent article about “Gulf Flu” and gyro stabilizers caught my ey. more »»

Rain makes for some easy fishing

June 16, 2017 The rains are here and all across Florida anglers on foot and in boats are taking advantage of fast moving creeks, overflowing dams and weirs. more »»

The good and the bad when fishing a few local spots

June 9, 2017 On days off from fishing, I often find myself on foot exploring (fishing) five very small isolated canals and assorted spillways near my home. more »»

If you’ve never fished for tarpon, you ain’t been fishin’

June 2, 2017 Tarpon fishing fever can often cause one to abandon good sense, work, responsibilities, bills, even loved ones. more »»

Like to fish? Southwest Florida is the place to be!

May 26, 2017 If you are a fishing nut, a real true rather fish than eat, don’t know when to come in out of the lighting, oh, man should have left an hour ago, spent the last 5 bucks on bait shrimp instead of mil... more »»

Fishing gear, rigs for tarpon and snook

May 12, 2017 Dedicated early morning and dead of night beach stalkers will encounter some seriously big snook in the surf zones this spring and summer. more »»

Enjoying one of angling's greatest thrills

May 5, 2017 It’s May and tarpon time! Look for the tarpon fleet anchored off Sanibel and Captiva in the usual windy spring conditions bottom fishing for the newly arriving big fish from the Keys heading to Boca... more »»

It’s tarpon time — be prepared

April 28, 2017 Tarpon time is upon us and the fever burns hot. The early tarpon hunters can be found anchored in Pine Island Sound or off Sanibel. It’s easy to spot the anchored boats. more »»

Tarpon migration means sharks will be close by

April 21, 2017 With the yearly migration of tarpon, sharks will follow and provide great sport for light tackle skiff fans as well as those choosing to pursue sharks half as big as the boat on heavy tackle. more »»

Fish the surf for relaxing experience

April 14, 2017 Dry windy conditions persist so when heading offshore closely monitor the weather. The shallow Gulf can quickly turn nasty making your new 24-foot bay boat feel small as a canoe. more »»

Londoner celebrates SWF slam

April 7, 2017 Congrats to W.C. Carter of London on a very successful fly rod multi-species slam and an encounter with one of Southwest Florida’s toughest inshore customers — Big Jack. more »»



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