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Education best boat buying tip

November 17, 2012 The old adage about the first and last day of boat ownership being the two best in a boat owner’s life definitely holds true if you get stuck with, or worse, stick yourself with the wrong boat... more »»

Learn to read wind, tide charts

November 10, 2012 It was right off the cover of Sports Afield. One of those classic fishing action scenes forever burned in the mind to be recalled again and again. more »»

Sharp hooks reel in the most fish

November 3, 2012 While cruising to your honey hole this weekend if you keep seeing some fish jumping next to and behind your boat, you are in luck! If you love to eat delicious fish, you have found the best tasting... more »»

Tarpon exploit revisited

October 27, 2012 It’s April 18, 1885, Fort Myers. You’ve just opened the local paper and see an article titled “Great Fishing Exploit.” Local Capt. more »»

Great time to catch big snook

October 20, 2012 Snook are prowling everywhere and now is the time to get your once-in-a-lifetime trophy. more »»

Stealth is top priority for redfish

October 13, 2012 These past weeks the redfish pattern has remained the same. Be on your favorite redfish flat before the sun rises. Remain QUIET and watch for schooling activity. more »»

Redfishing desire gets fulfilled

October 6, 2012 Somewhere between light and dark, I thought I saw several tails slicing through the dead calm surface ahead of us. more »»

World class redfishing right here

September 29, 2012 Fall offers great inshore redfishing in Southwest Florida — actually world class shallow water redfishing. Lure fans will have a great time using topwater plugs of all varieties on schooling reds. more »»

Pick up a fly rod for big thrills

September 22, 2012 I keep trying to get folks to pick up the long rod and try fly fishing. Those that won’t are truly missing one of angling's greatest thrills. more »»

Prime time for large school reds

September 15, 2012 As soon as I walked outside a few mornings back I noticed it was fall. It was unmistakable. The first low humidity morning in months and months. Not quite crisp, but thinking about it. more »»

Afternoon rains cause fish frenzy

September 8, 2012 Dodging the rainstorms is an angler’s afternoon drill in Southwest Florida. If you can’t get out early don’t let the rains stop your fishing. more »»

Sanibel pier one serious fish spot

September 1, 2012 A really interesting place to fish, especially for the boat-free angler, is the pier, the point, and the beach in front of the Sanibel Lighthouse. more »»

Seek out huge reds in hiding

August 25, 2012 Even with the afternoon storms, inshore fishing continues to be hot if you like casting to the bulldozer of the flats — Mr. Redfish. This heat tolerant fish gets hungrier as the weeks go by. more »»

Reds like heat, so get out there

August 18, 2012 Redfish love the heat and munching on topwater plugs in ankle deep water. If you can’t fish in the early morning hours and can stand the heat and having the lake all to your self, then get out there. more »»

Dog Days don’t mean it’s the end

August 11, 2012 Just because it’s August doesn’t mean tarpon season is over by any means, or that fishing is slow for other specie. more »»

Silence is golden for trophy fish

August 4, 2012 If you see other anglers catching lots of big fish and you just never seem to get lucky there must be a reason. more »»

Big redfish makes up for lost time

July 28, 2012 After days of wild rain, wind and lightning, we finally got out on the water even though it still looked very dicey. more »»

We sacrifice so much for green lawns

July 21, 2012 The dog and I were watching the little tarpon rolling and busting baitfish at the base of one of the handful of mini-dams that line Burnt Store Road. more »»

Any trailer failure is catastrophic

July 14, 2012 Two weeks ago I was pulling my boat on Burnt Store Road when I came across a scene that made me shudder. more »»

Finding some old ‘friends’

July 6, 2012 During a move awhile back, I crated up several fish mounts that I’ve had for years and put them in storage. Yesterday, after a year of not seeing them, I carefully opened the crates one by one. more »»



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