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Time to walk the beaches

June 28, 2013 When people ask me where the fish are I immediately tell them in the water, at the beaches. Snook are there for the catching along with tarpon, jacks, Spanish mackerel and sharks. more »»

Local fish knowledge — priceless

June 21, 2013 Every time I’m on the water I’m constantly scanning my surroundings for new spots. There’s many lifetimes worth of fishing here for any angler fishing our local waters. more »»

Snook season to open Sept. 1

June 14, 2013 Those looking for a legal snook meal will get their chance starting Sept. 1. The FWC tells us that the population has rebounded to pre-2010 (big freeze) levels. more »»

Snook head to beaches after rains

June 7, 2013 Sitting here with a bad case of tarpon fever, looking out the window for tornados that my cell keeps squawking about. After Oklahoma’s tragedy I’m understandably a little edgy. more »»

Forecast: Expect wind to die down

May 31, 2013 The angler’s curse, the wind, continues to blow and is making trips difficult for those not able to fish early in the day. more »»

Fishing for those trophy trout

May 24, 2013 What’s a gator trout eat? In this week’s case, a 10-inch ladyfish. more »»

125 years of chasing the tarpon

May 17, 2013 If you’re heading to Boca Grande for some fast paced tarpon action, remember that seasonal tarpon rules are in effect from April through Jun. more »»

Tarpon require right tackle

May 10, 2013 Now that tarpon season is in full swing common questions new anglers ask is how to rig for tarpon? Size rod and reel? Lines? Hooks? Leaders? First, let’s look at rods and basic tackl. more »»

Possibilities for fishing are endless

April 26, 2013 May is around the corner. The weather is great and the fishing is getter better by the minute. To think that today we can get in the boat and pursue 1,000-pound sharks. more »»

Mullet present a challenge

April 19, 2013 While casting a spoon for redfish, I got a terrific hit and instantly my drag was burning. more »»

Be safe when storms approach

April 13, 2013 The temperature and humidity are creeping up and if you could get out of the wind the fishing has been hot. more »»

Fishing after cold fronts frustrating

April 6, 2013 Both inshore and offshore anglers are praying for a weather break and the weekend looks promising. But fishing after random spring cold fronts in Florida can be a bit frustrating. more »»

Warmth always heats up fishing

March 30, 2013 We had a good game plan for Thursday’s thermal challenge fishing trip. Days of record breaking cold probably would drive fish off the flats and into deeper and warmer waters. more »»

Sheepshead great bait stealers

March 23, 2013 I asked a jogger to snap a picture of my charter Friday morning on the dock at Matlach. more »»

Migrating tarpon are Gulf prize

March 16, 2013 Although we are blessed with resident tarpon year-round, their southern cousins are slowly heading north and west along with an army of sharks that prey on them as they make the journey. more »»

River, canals stocked with winter fish

March 9, 2013 Even though northbound tarpon and subtropical heat and humidity are heading our way we still remain in a winter fishing pattern with many inshore fish seeking thermal protection in deepwater canals,... more »»

12-year-old defies all preparations

March 2, 2013 When the trip was booked I was told they just wanted to catch some fish, see the sights and would be down in late February. The 12th and 13th had been very cold with heavy north wind. more »»

Trouble locating your fish?

February 23, 2013 This year’s warm winter and water didn’t allow many fish to settle into their normal winter patterns. For years in a row I’ve had certain very reliable winter hotspots for redfish. more »»

Guide can help novice solve winter

February 16, 2013 During the cold months in Southwest Florida, novice or visiting anglers often ask where the best place and way to catch a nice snook, tarpon, or even a big jack. more »»

Are weeds ruining your spot?

February 9, 2013 Weeds everywhere. more »»

 
 

 

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