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14-year-old bags first SWF cobia

May 13, 2016 Matlacha is not my first pick for cobia fishing, but every year folks aboard my boat bag four or five on topwaters, spoons, and shrimp all intended for reds and snook. more »»

Jacks don’t jump, except in the gym

May 6, 2016 After dinner I grabbed a rod and walked out back to escape the insanity of the evening news and the subsequent stress induced heartburn. more »»

As weather heats up, so does fishing

April 29, 2016 Get out your cold towels from the cooler and slap on the sunscreen. It’s oven time. more »»

Cape canals rich with hefty tarpon

April 22, 2016 Paging through the big name outdoor angling magazines you’ll see 50-foot offshore luxury sport fishing yachts chasing three-quarter-ton black marlin off the Great Barrier Reef. more »»

As species return, trout still hot item

April 8, 2016 With local attention shifting to tarpon and pass snook, trout fishing is still hot. more »»

Anglers can score prized trophy trout

April 1, 2016 Visiting anglers looking to score on trout in Matlacha and Pine Island should try time tested spots like Two Pines, Jug Creek Shoal, Bull Bay and Turtle Bay. more »»

Gary, North baseball coaches fired

March 29, 2016 The nearly two-year tenure of Tavaris Gary as the North Fort Myers High School baseball coach has been stormy to say the least. more »»

Naples ends Ida Baker’s five-game winning streak

March 29, 2016 Two mishandled pop flies in the outfield in the fifth inning opened the door for Naples to swipe a 4-3 victory from Ida Baker Monday night snapping the Bulldogs' five-game winning strea. more »»

Everblades secure playoff spot, look to catch ‘Rays

March 29, 2016 With a berth in the ECHL's Kelly Cup Playoffs secured, the Florida Everblades head to Orlando on Wednesday to begin their final seven-game push to retake the South Division lead from the South... more »»

FGCU whips Hofstra, to host Michigan in Women’s NIT semifinal

March 29, 2016 FGCU earned a trip to the Women's NIT semifinals with a rousing 61-46 win Monday night over Hofstra at Alico Arena. The Eagles (32-5) host Michigan (21-13) of the Big 10 Conference at 8 p.m. more »»

Sports Calendar

March 29, 2016 Youth Lee County Hawks Youth Football & Cheer Registration — Championship program looking to register new participants for spring season; ages 5-14 (through 8th grade), five age divisions, no weight... more »»

Feeding fish hitting high gear

March 25, 2016 From the ankle-deep Matlacha backwaters out to your favorite 30-mile GPS number, fish are hungry and ready to fight. more »»

Even small structure holds fish

March 18, 2016 Calm periods will allow offshore anglers access to a great variety of species from grouper to king mackerel. more »»

Migrating tarpon not too far off

March 11, 2016 Thursday’s humid afternoon breeze reminded me that hot weather and migrating tarpon are not too many weeks away from our locale. The tarpon I’ll take, but the humidity can stay behin. more »»

City folks blown away on 1st trip

March 4, 2016 Tuesday’s charter was a thrill for my New York City clients as we probed the backcountry looking for reds, snook, and trout. more »»

Guess who is at root of water woes

February 26, 2016 My client called from Pennsylvania and said, I hear the fishing’s pretty much over down there. I guess I should cancel? I’m still catching fish, but not always in my normal spots. more »»

Ultra-light, light line catches galore

February 19, 2016 At the book stand, getting a free peak at the various outdoor magazines, I came across a recent copy of Sport Fishing. This particular magazine is at the top of its game. more »»

Tarpon are the ultimate gamefish

February 12, 2016 My love of angling has taken me to some of the most beautiful spots in North America. more »»

Winter puts target on sheepshead

February 5, 2016 Ready to duke it out with a buck toothed, fiddler crab, shrimp stealing amour plated, jailbird? It’s winter and you’re in the right place. more »»

Ramps are for launching, not loading

January 29, 2016 I should have known better, but I just needed to go fishing. Unless I’m booked for a trip I usually don’t fish on crowded winter weekends. more »»



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