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Don’t take chances with SWF storms

August 28, 2015 Great offshore reports of grouper, cobia, Spanish macs, and snapper from nearshore to deep offshore numbers as high temps cause many fish to drop deeper in the water column. more »»

Wide variety of fishing opportunities

August 21, 2015 To some, a delicate 4-weight fly rod in hand and a beautiful 8-inch brook trout on their hook is as good as it gets. more »»

Tarpon, snapper still top targets

August 14, 2015 Fresh water rains often take fish off their and your favorite spots. Move around and look for clean and clearer waters. more »»

Rain event was good for fishing

August 7, 2015 No wonder folks go off the deep end in the far north with constant darkness, in our case, rain caused. We need some sun and it looks like we may get it this weekend. more »»

Rain-swollen spillways a hot target

July 31, 2015 While driving north on Burnt Store Road this past Wednesday at exactly 5:16 p.m., I witnessed my first, four handed, one rod, one snook catch. more »»

Beating the heat without it snowing

July 24, 2015 Man, I wish it would snow! This past week while poling my skiff with two anglers on deck — along with ice, gear, motor, and gas — I prayed that I wouldn’t pass out from the heat and do a shoulder... more »»

Gear up for hot weather fishing fun

July 17, 2015 I don’t care how much or how hi-tech the latest guaranteed to keep the bugs off and the sun away shirt is. I think they are hot as blaze. more »»

Heat’s on, take care to revive fish

July 10, 2015 As the sun rose behind my house this morning baby tarpon were rolling on the surface of my canal in every direction for as far as I could see. more »»

Tarpon are everywhere

July 3, 2015 Tarpon season is in full swing and anglers without boats needn’t be left ou. more »»

Get going for triple-digit strikes

June 26, 2015 What’s better than standing on the deck of your boat casting a lure into the silent semi-darkness awaiting a strike from a big snook? Think bigger. more »»

Gag grouper seasons to open soon

June 19, 2015 Fans of offshore reef fishing, trolling big plugs, and even inshore types are looking forward to the gag grouper opener. more »»

Proven line doubling methods

June 12, 2015 Creating a doubled line at the end of your main line before adding your leader is accomplished by multiple method. more »»

Snook out of season on Monday

May 29, 2015 If you’re looking for that last snook dinner you might be too late. Recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters closes Monday. more »»

Load the wells for a big fight

May 22, 2015 Stop at the store and load the wells with pinfish and shrimp. If they are selling pass crabs buy them as well (2-3 inches). If you collect your own bait then fill the wells. more »»

Not much beats a big kingfish fight

May 15, 2015 What beats a big kingfish greyhounding away from you at warp speed on light tackle? Not much! This past week Cap. more »»

Tarpon very active; boat prep tips

May 8, 2015 Tarpon anyone? Beaches, flats, passes, harbor, canals, bridges, day, night, Southwest Florida is tarpon central and getting better. more »»

Treble hooks injure fish, anglers alike

May 1, 2015 Snook have a fondness for long, slim, minnow type plugs that usually sport two to three treble hooks. Problem is the placement of the treble hooks on these baits and the basic shape of a snook. more »»

Gamefish productive in Capitol

April 24, 2015 What a great time to be fishing in Florida, the Sportfishing Capitol of the World! Wonderful weather, lots of bait in the water and hungry fish on the prowl. more »»

It’s time to decide what fish to target

April 17, 2015 One of the hardest things to do this month is deciding what to fish for. The choices are enormous this time of year. What a great time to be an angler in Southwest Florida. more »»

Find tarpon early in morning

April 10, 2015 Early April and I’ve got over 20 tarpon notches in my belt — a 50-pounder and 19 little guys ranging from two to 12 pounds. It’s still dark outside and I’m anxious to be fishing as I pick out my gear. more »»



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