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Small tarpon are just as fun to catch

June 21, 2019 While most new tarpon anglers are focused on the often back breaking task of catching and releasing a giant tarpon, quite a few tarpon fanatics like myself find as much pleasure in a 10 to 50 pounde... more »»

Red snapper season opens, know the rules

June 14, 2019  The tightly controlled recreational red snapper season started June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 12, closing July 13. more »»

Beware the summer heat

June 7, 2019 The heat and humidity are obviously back with a vengeance and I’ve already had causality’s aboard my boat. more »»

Tarpon fishing? Bring some protective gear -- just in case!

May 31, 2019 For the inexperienced tarpon angler, there are some basic tools that should be onboard: pliers, various hook-outs, lights, gloves, shin and knee protection, a helmet and change of clothes. more »»

Father-and-son team complete SW Florida ‘slam’

May 24, 2019 Sometimes Neptune smiles, and grants anglers and guides lucky lifetime memory days on the water. more »»

Checking out the new lures at a local bait shop

May 17, 2019 For Florida anglers that enjoy throwing hard lures at local snook, reds and seatrout, manufacturers have provided a huge variety of new hard baits to pick from. Stopped in at Capt. more »»

What bait/lure to use depends on conditions -- and the tarpon

May 10, 2019 Offshore trips this past Wednesday produced bountiful mixed catches. A three-party group from Ocean City, Maryland, led by white marlin angler Cap. more »»

Now’s the time to take on the tarpon challenge

May 3, 2019 For new nightshift tarpon anglers wanting to challenge the silver king using lures at night, it’s time to make it happen. more »»

Making sure your knot’s not a problem

April 26, 2019 After poling the boat seemingly forever searching for redfish tails wagging enticingly in the early morning sun, it looked like it wasn’t going to happen. Suddenly, they appeare. more »»

Today, all the talk is about tarpon

April 19, 2019 Tarpon are certainly the talk of the fishing community, and as more swim in from the south daily, the opportunities to experience one of angling’s greatest thrills increases. more »»

It’s a good time to fish for tripletail

April 12, 2019 Catching tripletail is usually done with a live shrimp or a small baitfish drifted back to them with the tide as they hide under their crab float shelte. more »»

Picking the right gear for tarpon fishing

April 5, 2019 It's tarpon time and many new to the sport have many questions usually starting with, what tackle do I need? The tackle needed will be defined by your style of fishing. more »»

Plenty of redfish being caught inshore

March 29, 2019 Inshore redfishing is worth your time with good numbers caught and released by mangrove-edge bait anglers. more »»

An interesting charter, plus catching reds on soft plastics

March 22, 2019 Watching $5 spoon number four sail deep into the mangroves forever lost to the unforgiving tangle, I simply smiled and handed him another ready rod ready to cast. more »»

Early March turns out to be a good time to fish for reds

March 15, 2019 Not sure if early March is considered a top-notch redfish month here in Southwest Florida, but with the large number of reds caught and released aboard my boat this past week you would think it is. more »»

A promising weekend for local anglers

March 8, 2019 With the cold front passing us, this weekend looks promising. more »»

Enjoying some gifts from the Gulf

February 22, 2019 It’s no secret that seatrout and most other inshore gamefish are attracted to the feeding sounds of a popping cork and then attacking the shrimp or soft plastic suspended below it. more »»

Offering a few tricks for fly fishing

February 15, 2019 The first time I bought a new fly line, I had no idea why the end had a loop in it. more »»

Searching for trout when temperatures are fluctuating

February 8, 2019 Because of on and off again warm weather, be willing to search for trout as they might not be where you found them last week. more »»

Fishing when it’s cold, and paying tribute to a pioneer

February 1, 2019 This past ice cold Wednesday seemed like the ideal sheepshead day and what better local spot than the Matlacha Bridge to pursue these tasty critter. more »»



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