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Fishing still as great as the weather

March 3, 2012 To think that our inshore fishing season has been this good the past several months, and continues to be as great as the weather, and that tarpon season is almost upon us, makes me darn glad I’m a... more »»

Tritons stirred up memories

February 29, 2012 Watching the Mariner Tritons this season almost reach the pinnacle of boys’ high school basketball in Florida once again dredged up many memories of 199. more »»

Idiot-proof jigs catch everything

February 25, 2012 If you owned a survival kit during the war it probably contained a fishing kit with one style lure — a jig. more »»

Courtesy is lacking at boat ramps

February 18, 2012 Pulling into Matlacha Community Park to launch my boat I had to get in line. more »»

Area winter fishing is still blessed

February 11, 2012 Southwest Florida anglers have been blessed this winter with outstanding weather and a continuing hot bite for most inshore and offshore species common to our area. more »»

Competition grows for flats redfish

February 4, 2012 The recent weather fronts, oddball tides and low water have confused many fishermen while other anglers continue to report big catche. more »»

Warm temps good for fish, anglers

January 28, 2012 I was filling in my fishing log and opened a page dated Jan. 8, 2010. The water temperature that day was 56 degrees in central Matlacha Pass. more »»

Weather keeps trophy fish biting

January 20, 2012 It’s in the 80s in January and inshore big redfish and trophy trout are still biting along with snook, sheepshead, and pompano. Offshore the bite is hot with lots of grouper ready to eat your bait. more »»

Inshore reds, trout, snook still plentiful

January 14, 2012 I’m happy to report that the inshore fishing is pretty much the same as it has been for months with lots of reds all over the flats along with big trout and snook looking to fatten up. more »»

Freeze takes bite out of fish action

January 7, 2012 I’m still shivering from this past week’s cold snap and looking forward to a weekend warm-up. more »»

Time to take advantage of the frenzy

December 31, 2011 If like me you have been pounding the flats for months now it’s time for a little diversion and easy fishing. more »»

Brave the shallows for big reds

December 24, 2011 I’m standing in the boat Thursday daydreaming, slowly reeling in a spoon watching schools of mullet jump, thinking how nice it is to be here in late December. more »»

Gold spoon dynamite for rat reds

December 17, 2011 After two weeks on the water helping others catch fish it was nice to have a day off to go fishing with an old friend and try to catch a few myself. more »»

Too many boats, too few ramps

December 10, 2011 I was waiting in line at the ramp in Matlacha this past week surveying the scene unfolding in front of me. more »»

Trout, reds don’t mind cooler water

December 3, 2011 If you are looking for a gator trout, now is the time to get your personal best as big trout are striking, stimulated by the dropping water temperature. more »»

Add bonefish to your fishing ‘bucket list’

November 26, 2011 The bonefish, a species not often seen in our waters, has received special protection to conserve its numbers. The bonefish is now a catch and release species onl. more »»

Despite fall wind, inshore fishing’s hot

November 19, 2011 Although the fall winds are blowing, inshore fishing continues to be hot with really big snook on the prowl along with a great redfish bite. more »»

Snook are feeding for the winter

November 12, 2011 If you are a serious snookaholic looking for the big one now is the time. Suddenly, snook seem to be everywhere — under the mangroves, on oyster bars and potholes, on the open flats, and docks. more »»

Birds back for area’s best fishing

November 5, 2011 What a wonderful time to be returning to Southwest Florida and some of the best fishing of the entire year. Cooling temperatures equal hungry fish and comfortable all-day outings. more »»

Don’t wait to break out fly rod

October 29, 2011 When starting the season this year try out that fly rod you got as a gift about six years ago. You know, the one that sits pristine in its dust-bunny-covered case. more »»



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