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Cold water choice: live, fake shrimp

December 19, 2014 One of the best artificials to use during a cold water period is Mr. Shrimp. It’s made by at least 15 companies in an incredible array of colors, shapes and sizes. more »»

Fish scarce except in creeks, canals

December 15, 2014 Due to severe weather in Southwest Florida, inshore fishing was cancelled earlier this week. Many anglers agree with that headline after coming home cold and fishles. more »»

Slow down presentation in cold water

December 5, 2014 With colder water, a slower presentation is the norm when using lures. Suspending twitch style hard baits, soft plastics, and flies are my winter choices for inshore cold water periods. more »»

Catch Pine Island slam even in cold

November 27, 2014 Hopefully, the sun returns for Thanksgiving and stays around through the weekend to warm frigid shallow flats. more »»

Cold fronts often follow cold fronts

November 21, 2014 The worst part about passing cold fronts in Florida, and their negative effect on fishing, is that after passing they often are followed by another front in a few days. more »»

Slow your retrives for cold snaps

November 14, 2014 Saltwater or fresh, cold snaps can really slow down the shallow water fishing in Florida. more »»

Continuing success for big redfish

November 7, 2014 Still enjoying redfish action throughout the area with mostly over-slot specimens brought to the boat for a photo and happy release by arm weary anglers. more »»

Bluefish: Sharp teeth, high jumps

October 31, 2014 Faster than a snook, more determined than a bulldozer redfish, jumps high and often and, if given the chance, will bite the heck out of you with razor sharp teeth. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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