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Here’s a couple do-it-yourself repair tips

July 10, 2020 Always a fan of saving money and preventing unnecessary on the water breakdowns, learning to do simple home maintenance on your boat systems can really pay off. more »»

It’s hot -- be prepared when out on the water

July 3, 2020 If you can’t take the Southwest Florida heat, get out of the kitchen or, I wish I had bought that T-top model like she told me t. more »»

Always inspect the bottom of your boat’s hull

June 26, 2020 Congrats to our boat question contest winner Jerry Durand of Cape Coral. Of the 118 email responses received, his was the first correct one also winning an inshore lure prize package. more »»

A boating quiz, and fishing for ‘bridge beasts’

June 19, 2020 The Broadkill River begins at the base of Wagamon’s Pond spillway in historic downtown Milton. A picturesque small town started by the Dutch in the 1600s. more »»

Enjoying Grand Slam Invasive Species Day!

June 12, 2020 Tuesday was Grand Slam Invasive Species Day. more »»

Safe Boating Week 2020

June 12, 2020 May 16th to the 22nd was Safe Boating Week, did you miss it? With the pandemic dominating the news it seemed to pass unnoticed. more »»

It’s time to grab the live bait and become a drifter

June 5, 2020 With tarpon and spring snook stacked up in and around the passes, it’s time to break out the live bait and become a drifter. more »»

Tarpon can be found around the world

May 29, 2020 The two species of tarpon, Megalops atlantics, and its Pacific brother, Megalops cyprinoides, range widely throughout the world. more »»

With water back under the mangroves, pitchers, flippers and skippers will do well

May 22, 2020 Now that there’s water under the mangroves again, accurate shoreline pounders that have perfected at least two of the three close-up shoreline casting arts -- underhand pitching, flipping and skip... more »»

Saltwater fly fishing is a blast -- and easy to learn

May 15, 2020 Now that you’ve decided to dive into the fly fishing game, it’s time to gather the proper equipment. Choosing the proper fly reel will depend on the species you seek. more »»

Being properly prepared to fish an offshore reef or wreck

May 8, 2020 If you’re new to the offshore reef and wreck grouper and snapper game but determined to try it, the time is right. more »»

The sport of ‘Saltwater Ramp Watching’ can be fun or frightening

May 1, 2020 I was introduced to the wonderful sport of "Saltwater Ramp Watching" in my late teens. more »»

Don’t believe there are big fish out there? Check the record books

April 24, 2020 The International Game Fish Association lists Max Domecq as the owner of two impressive records, actually world records for tarpon. more »»

It’s tarpon time, but snook and redfish are also on the prowl

April 17, 2020 Tarpon fever is its on kind of incurable virus and many of us have had it for several decades and still function semi-normally. more »»

Area ledges and rock formations holding a variety of fish these days

April 10, 2020 Off- and nearshore ledge and rock formations are loaded up with a variety of fish from red grouper, permit, mangrove and lane snapper and triggerfish, with a cobia sighting a strong possibility... more »»

Local boat ramps open for business

March 27, 2020 Early Thursday morning calls to downtown Cape Coral and Pineland Marina indicated that the boats ramps are open. Matlacha Community Park didn’t respond but their website stated the park was open. more »»

If you are selling a boat, beware of scammers

March 20, 2020 If you’re selling a boat online through one of the sites, be aware of the various scams that people are using to get into your walle. more »»

Weather again proves tricky for local anglers

March 13, 2020 The weatherman got us again! Last week every local weather station called for a Friday cold front lasting into early Sunday but ending with a pleasant Monday. more »»

Replacing rods, reels and other equipment today can be costly

March 6, 2020 While I was dipping shrimp from the rear livewell and Dad was getting drinks from the cooler, I heard a distinct splash. more »»

There’s still time to fish for snapper and sheepshead

February 28, 2020 Good company and beverages, a mixed plate of baked crab-stuffed sheepshead with a side of lightly breaded pan-fried snapper always puts the crew in a great moo. more »»

Sheepshead still around despite weather

February 21, 2020 With our February summer weather pattern holding strong, some species like sheepshead, which are normally top winter cold species targets, aren’t as plentiful for many inshore anglers this season. more »»



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