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Islamorada my favorite place in the Keys

September 30, 2016 Every couple of years I make my way south to the Keys for a sun and fun scenery change. From Cape Coral it’s an easy 225-mile drive to beautiful Islamorada then another 80 miles or so to Key West. more »»

Fly rod is ideal rig for bonito

September 23, 2016 Nothing like steady weather to get the offshore boats out of port and chasing a wide variety of sport and table fish available on nearshore and offshore rock piles and ledges. more »»

Snook are recovering after 2010

September 16, 2016 Some nice snook catches this week along the beaches, docks near the ICW, and inland along Burnt Store Bar tells me like the weather it can only get better. more »»

Good advice for fishing new water

September 9, 2016 Tremendous amounts of fresh water and stirred-up bottom material have made it tough for inshore anglers seeking to play with their favorite specie. more »»

Stirring up worry over DEP, Lake O

September 2, 2016 These days it’s getting tougher for Floridians concerned with the environment, outdoor water sports, hunting, and shooting to not be worrie. more »»

Nothing is better than a newbie

August 26, 2016 After a lifetime of pursuing western freshwater trout with 3 to 5 weight fly rods and super fine leaders, this was indeed a whole new ball game. more »»

Anglers start to see fall redfish

August 19, 2016 I sensed the first change this past Tuesday and it felt good. For the first time in many months there was a slight crispness to the air. more »»

Tarpon will soon start migrating

August 5, 2016 Time flies. Get in your tarpon licks soon as it won’t be long before those fish inclined to winter farther south of here will be heading out. more »»

Increasing poisons in our water

July 29, 2016 You could have knocked me over with a feather when I read the great new news! Besides poisoning two rivers, slowly killing The Everglades, Florida Bay and the Keys, all for special interests and... more »»

Electrical fails tough to assess

July 15, 2016 My next bay boat will have an easy and full access electrical system that is logically and thoughtfully laid out. more »»

Offshore hot spots pay off big

July 8, 2016 Traveling to your offshore hot spots might pay off big with a great variety of fish to be caught and introduced to the fish box for trip home and a nice bed of charcoal. more »»

Protecting yourself from pesky bugs

July 1, 2016 Making a living or simply playing outdoors in sub-tropical Southwest Florida, one has to be concerned now more than ever about illness-bearing, biting bugs, especially ones carrying the Zika or West... more »»

Angling access rights under fire

June 24, 2016 Between summer’s dark brown water and Lake O discharges it’s a wonder fish can see to eat. more »»

Stranded! No power, no toolbox

June 17, 2016 About 10 miles from the dock we had had enough. Had lots of fun, caught some fish and probably too much sun. Time to head home and a cool shower. Everything stowed I hit the key. more »»

AM/PM is right time now to fish

June 10, 2016 With hot water under the boat, lethargic fish and a blazing sun overhead you now wish you had set the alarm clock for two hours earlier. You should be finishing up by now and heading back to the dock. more »»

On flats, permit are top target

June 3, 2016 Chances are when thinking of Southwest Florida fishing one normally thinks of chasing inshore fish like tarpon, trout, snook, or redfish or grouper for the offshore guys. more »»

Changes for harvesting popular fish

May 27, 2016 Hurry if you want a snook to take home for dinner because snook season closes for recreational harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters starting June 1, including Everglades National Park... more »»

Disappearing tarpon still a mystery

May 20, 2016 I haven’t received many reports of steady tarpon activity or catches. Recent reports indicate more fishing than catching with lots of hours being put in. more »»

14-year-old bags first SWF cobia

May 13, 2016 Matlacha is not my first pick for cobia fishing, but every year folks aboard my boat bag four or five on topwaters, spoons, and shrimp all intended for reds and snook. more »»

Jacks don’t jump, except in the gym

May 6, 2016 After dinner I grabbed a rod and walked out back to escape the insanity of the evening news and the subsequent stress induced heartburn. more »»

 
 
 

 

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