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Cooler weather is coming -- get out and enjoy the warmth while you can

January 17, 2020 Grab your hats, coats and gloves as Frosty is on his way for the weekend, so today may be your last chance to enjoy our after Christmas, late summer-like, still warm waters, mid-80s weather pattern. more »»

Low water can test your fishing and boating skills

January 10, 2020 Slow moving, low water, negative tide days can test your skills and patience as shallow saltwater fish seem to sometimes disappear. more »»

Local brackish waters hold bass and many other fish

January 3, 2020 Although I clearly remember my very first childhood solo catch, a beautifully colored bluegill, THE most memorable “first catch” was my first 5-pound largemouth bass that missed my friends lure but... more »»

Catching a big black drum can be an adventure

December 27, 2019 Want to have some fishy fun? Take a kid or fishing newbie out to one of our river bridges and load a lite rod with a circle hook and half a small blue crab. Drop it close to the structure and wait. more »»

Trout fishing picking up after a slow summer

December 20, 2019 It’s easy to tell the locals from visitors these days. more »»

Sports Schedules 12-20

December 20, 2019 (Schedules are subject to change without notice.) Girls Soccer Friday, Dec. 20 North Fort Myers at Venice, 7 p.m. Girls Basketball Friday, Dec. 20 Cardinal Gibbons at Bishop Verot, 6:30 p.m. more »»

Fishing along shore for reds and sea trout

December 13, 2019 The inshore light tackle fun continues as hungry rat redfish and trout are bending rods throughout the area. These past few weeks casting along mangrove shorelines with D.O.A. more »»

Cold snap gets the sea trout in a biting mood

December 6, 2019 There's nothing like a cold snap to finally get our resident sea trout schooled up and in a biting mood. more »»

Holiday season’s a great time to go fishing

November 27, 2019 As we move into the holiday season, it’s a great time to spend a relaxing day of fishing with friends or family on the waters of Southwest Florida. more »»

Crevalle jack -- a mean package by any name

November 22, 2019 Some facts about our jacks: A member of the carangidae family; also called common jack, toro, cavally, cavalla, horse crevalle, even canal tuna or by any other name, this is one mean package of brut... more »»

Fish feeding habits change as weather cools

November 15, 2019 Here comes some cold as an unusually long summer finally starts to let go. Skipped fall and going straight into winter? Ask the weather man? Nope, gave up on that long ago. more »»

Fish are biting — get out on the water!

November 8, 2019 Still enjoying redfish and snook action throughout the area and during this unseasonably warm past month, we’ve caught both on about everything in the box and baitwell. more »»

Switching from bass buggin’ to saltwater fly fishin’

November 1, 2019 If you grew up bass fishing shallow mill ponds like I did, you probably had an uncle, friend or cousin who was really into top water bass bugging with a fly rod and at some point you may have caught... more »»

Red tide hasn’t been an issue for fishing - yet

October 25, 2019 With the lack of summer rains this year, we were spared another Lake O algae disaster but unfortunately we’re now suffering from a late season attack of red tide from the Gulf, which will hopefully... more »»

Right now, do whatever it takes to get out fishing

October 18, 2019 Call in sick, take vacation time or quit! Do whatever it takes to get out on the water for some of the year's finest fishing here in Southwest Florid. more »»

Sports Calendar 10-18

October 18, 2019 Upcoming Events Nov. 2 3rd Annual St Andrew Catholic School 5K — 7:30 a.m. start at Rotary Park, 5505 Rose Garden Road in Cape Coral; sign up on active. more »»

A few tips on how to catch redfish

October 11, 2019 First time redfish clients are usually amazed by the sheer power of Southwest Florida redfish. more »»

Who is credited with catching the first tarpon?

October 4, 2019 With high water temperatures, many migratory tarpon are wondering whether to stay on till Thanksgiving or head south before getting caught in a sudden fall chill. more »»

If shark fishing is your thing, you’d better get going

September 27, 2019 With temperatures hovering in the 90s, shark fishing from boats or beaches is still a good bet if you like stretching your string and back muscles. more »»

Early fall’s a great time to fish across Southwest Florida

September 13, 2019 Early fall is prime for anglers here in Southwest Florida! Everything is biting. You can still score a bright silver tarpon before they leave. more »»

Sharks are providing lots of fishing fun

September 6, 2019 Someone mentioned there’s another hurricane coming across the ocean, but for the moment I don’t care. I’m going fishing looking for snook and redfish to play with. more »»



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