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Slug it out with 6-pound gator trout

April 4, 2014 Wednesday’s trip with professional tournament angler Dale Findlay on board proved to be quite a day of inshore fishing together catching five species of fish including a beautiful 6-pound, 2-ounce... more »»

Fishing takes a few days to recover

March 28, 2014 As I sat by the dock with the bright Florida sun warming my old bones I listened to my northern buddy moan about the weather in Delaware (Tuesday the beaches were covered in six inches of snow with ... more »»

Chance to throw a (mullet) fish

March 21, 2014 Did you ever wake up and feel like you just need to throw a fish? Saturday is your day as the Matlacha Mariners host the 23rd annual Matlacha Mullet Toss at Matlacha Community Park. more »»

Fishing Derby free for kids

March 14, 2014 Parents take the children to the 26th annual Kiwanis Club Free Kids Fishing Derby at the Cape Yacht Club fishing pier on March 29. The derby is limited to 400 kids ages 5-15. more »»

Sighting jumbo snook plentiful

March 7, 2014 Over the last two weeks supersized snook sightings have been the norm aboard my boat. more »»

Big snook diving for deep water

February 28, 2014 If I were a snook that was “not less than 28 nor more than 33 inches total length, which is measured from the most forward point of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail wit... more »»

Anglers thriving on tarpon, reds

February 21, 2014 Fishing just gets better and better as the beautiful warm weather continues. more »»

Take care of bait and your catch

February 14, 2014 Just as the weather starts to stabilize another front blows through to make an angler’s life even more complicated in Paradis. more »»

Let tides be your fish guide

February 7, 2014 Weekend warrior redfish fans get up early this Saturday and be on site before first light, to look for waving blue edged tails as the sun comes up. more »»

As temps drop, snook seek warmth

January 31, 2014 For snook chasers, season reopens Feb. 1 on the Atlantic side, including Lake O, and closes May 31. more »»

Take some time to look and record

January 24, 2014 During these big cold fronts my favorite lure is a medium shrimp on the lightest jighead I can use that will just keep the bait on the bottom during my ultra-slow retriev. more »»

Cold fronts can be gift for anglers

January 17, 2014 The good news is Southwest Florida cold fronts usually pass quickly and after a day or two the fish respond. Fishing hard just before a front’s arrival can put fish on your hook. more »»

Give Cape canal bass a chance

January 10, 2014 With all the hoopla over our inshore and offshore salty glamour species, the local bass fishing doesn’t get much press. more »»

Old video brings back cold chills

January 3, 2014 Was going through some old video shoots and came across one done late in January 1982. more »»

Tides favor weekend warriors

December 27, 2013 Hope everyone got their new Ferrari, $85,000 purple metal flake 350HP flats machine, and that matched set of highly engraved rifles they were hoping Santa would drop of. more »»

Be a line watcher for best results

December 20, 2013 The thermometer had just hit 80 as I put the finishing touch, lure number 100, on my 2013 Christmas tre. more »»

Personal goals come in all sizes

December 13, 2013 For some, a personal goal might be a 2,000-pound black marlin on the Great Barrier Reef. more »»

Slow down retrieval in cold water

December 6, 2013 It seems like just a few weeks ago that the water temperature was in the 90s. Now we’re already talking about catching sheepshead. more »»

Closure coming up for snook

November 28, 2013 If you’ve been procrastinating about getting out and catching one last, or your first, snook for the grill you’ve about run out of rope. more »»

Topwater strikes are top thrills

November 22, 2013 For anglers, both fresh and salt water, that prefer fooling their quarry with plastic wood and feathers rather than Mother Nature’s own goodies, all agree on one thing — the surface strike on a... more »»



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