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Boat buyer was taken for a ride

September 26, 2009 An older fellow recently called and asked me to field test a new boat and to show them “some spots.” They had bought the boat primarily to fish skinny water and poke around Matlacha Pass. more »»

It’s unwise to neglect that trailer

September 19, 2009 Think about the most neglected piece of gear for a lot of fishermen — his boat trailer. more »»

True tales about spots on redfish

September 12, 2009 What’s the deal with spots on a redfish? What’s the most you have ever counted? Why is a redfish spotted? I once caught a 31-inch red that had exactly 31 spots on it and all but three o... more »»

Find reds in passes, on bars, flats

September 5, 2009 I was at the dock offloading some very sunburned clients last week and some guys were on the way out in a rental boat. “Hey Captain, where do we go to find redfish. more »»

Delays are not helping Everglades

August 29, 2009 Not many people realize that the actual headwaters of the Everglades are just south of Orlando. more »»

Redfishing is gaining popularity

August 22, 2009 Redfishing is starting to get better and better as the weeks go by and September through December should be another banner redfishing seaso. more »»

Shoreline fishing no longer free

August 15, 2009 If you are a Florida resident, saltwater fishing “from shore or a structure affixed to shore” now requires a shoreline fishing license ($9), or a regular $17 saltwater fishing license. more »»

Tarpon still on a roll in Boca Pass

August 8, 2009 Capt. Dick May of Easy Rider Charters reports that area fishing continued to pick up this week if you were able to handle the heat. more »»

Get out early and fish slowly

August 1, 2009 Capt. Dick May of Easy Rider charters reports that fishing this week has improved as long as you stay close to the passes leading to the Gulf where the water is cooler on an incoming tide. more »»

Catch fish dinner in area passes

July 25, 2009 Capt. Dick May of Easy Rider Charters reports this weekend’s fish dinner is waiting in the passe. more »»

Tarpon are equally hot as weather

July 18, 2009 Capt. Roy Bennett of Hot One II Charters reports he has been tarpon hunting all week with good success despite the black water conditions in the Caloosahatchee River. more »»

Diving birds clue to location

July 11, 2009 Capt. Sean Davis of Fishwarrior Charters reports he has been fishing near the passes looking for birds dive bombing baits as they get swept along by the currents. more »»

It’s time to discuss no motor zones

July 3, 2009 With increasing boat traffic no motor zones may become very important to sustain a healthy fishery. more »»

Night fishing requires good preparation

June 27, 2009 There is something magical about being under the stars, on the water, fishing at night. There is so much to see in the Cape’s blue-black night sky. more »»

Fishing is absolutely blazing

June 20, 2009 Fishing, like the weather, has been on fire with tarpon, snook, reds, and sharks everywhere. more »»

Fishing has hit a hot zone

June 13, 2009 Capt. Rob Modys of SoulMate Charters reported a good week of fishing in the near Gulf waters, when the weather allowed, and a great back country bite as well. more »»

Hit bridges, beaches for tarpon

June 6, 2009 June tarpon fishing is in full swing now in many locations, but it’s also time to hit the beaches and the river for snook fishing. more »»

Tarpon are rolling along Sanibel

May 30, 2009 Capt. Dick May of Easy Rider Charters reports “high tides and ultra-clear water were the order of the day this past week.” Good bait is still aroun. more »»

Naturally, sharks on tarpon’s tail

May 23, 2009 This year’s tarpon migration has brought a large number and variety of sharks to Southwest Florida. Huge hammerheads, lemons, spinners, bulls and blacktips all are here in great numbers this year. more »»

No sense in catch, release, kill

May 16, 2009 Lots of experienced fishermen take great pride in subduing a large fish on a skinny rod and light line. I am one of them. more »»

 
 

 

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