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Gold spoons catching more fish

October 24, 2014 Hard to believe but fishing keeps getting better each week as we move toward winter. more »»

October choices are abundant

October 17, 2014 Standing at the ramp ready to launch, decent boat fully stocked with gear, I was facing a very tough decision. Life is all about choices, often hard ones. more »»

Turn left to nab bush-bound reds

October 10, 2014 I always remind anglers that when fishing under the bushes and after getting the big bite to stick the rod tip in the water keeping the line out of the brush, then to power the fish out from under t... more »»

Time to get fly rod friendly

October 3, 2014 Cooling temps will jumpstart the trout bite. more »»

Sharks in skinny water are a hoot

September 26, 2014 This week we fished inshore bars during tide changes. more »»

Snook still at beaches, structures

September 19, 2014 Calm mornings make the offshore ride comfortable out to your favorite numbers to find great fishing by simply getting bait near botto. more »»

Moderation: Snook still recovering

September 5, 2014 Although snook season is open, the FWC encourages moderation when deciding to kill one for the tabl. more »»

Sometimes hot tips are fleeting

August 29, 2014 On inshore trips this past week anglers aboard Flying Fins caught snook, reds, pompano and sharks all on gold spoons, MirrOdines, and top water plugs. more »»

Super sharp hooks put to the test

August 15, 2014 When it comes to hooks for all my fishing needs I only speak one language — OWNER. more »»

Keys tarpon marathon complete

August 8, 2014 Sitting inside a few days ago watching the rain and the weather forecast I got “the call.” My hard core Keys fishing buddy advised me to get my back end south in a hurry. more »»

Can anyone overcome bad luck?

August 1, 2014 Jack called me five years ago to inquire about fishing in Southwest Florida. He said he was a salt novice, but had caught small bass, perch, and walleye in Canada. more »»

Kayakers beware with large fish on

July 25, 2014 A friend forwarded a link showing some great shots of Sarasota angler Nick Halloran fighting a 120-pound-plus tarpon from his standup paddleboard using medium spinning tackle. more »»

Fighting back vs. no-see-ums

July 18, 2014 Being able to somewhat withstand the attack of thousands of biting, crawling down your neck, in your eyes and ears and up your nose no-see-ums is a plus when fishing 94-degree Florida mangrove... more »»

When fish turn off, go to Plan B

July 11, 2014 If you’re having trouble locating snook that should be in their typical seasonal time honored spots, but are missing along with the action, go to Plan B. more »»

The oceans: our largest trash dumps

July 4, 2014 I recently visited The Captains School in Cape Coral for my license renewal and while waiting I happened upon a wall chart concerning the projected breakdown times of trash in seawater and was amazed. more »»

Snook on patrol along area beaches

June 27, 2014 Get out very early and walk the beaches for that sunrise snook as singles, doubles and whole schools patrol the dawn surf zon. more »»

Looking for sharks? They’re out there!

June 20, 2014 Sharks? We got them. All species and sizes. Offshore, in the passes, inshore, in the river, which is why I swim in my pool. Recently Mote Marine tagged their largest hammerhead (caught by Capt. more »»

Boats come with endless to-do list

June 13, 2014 Always dreamed of getting that shiny new boat? Can’t wait to get on the water? Be warned. Boat ownership means never ending, time consuming often expensive maintenance and lots of it. more »»

Causeway producing many species

June 6, 2014 If you want good multi-species action this week point your boat toward the Sanibel Causeway and look for the acres of bait on top, and the birds and fish feasting on the. more »»

Stick with productive fishing spot

May 30, 2014 Frozen mackerel and fresh chunk ladyfish on the bottom put tarpon in the air this week in east central Pine Island Sound along with a fair number of shark. more »»

 
 
 

 

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