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The good and the bad when fishing a few local spots

June 9, 2017 On days off from fishing, I often find myself on foot exploring (fishing) five very small isolated canals and assorted spillways near my home. more »»

If you’ve never fished for tarpon, you ain’t been fishin’

June 2, 2017 Tarpon fishing fever can often cause one to abandon good sense, work, responsibilities, bills, even loved ones. more »»

Like to fish? Southwest Florida is the place to be!

May 26, 2017 If you are a fishing nut, a real true rather fish than eat, don’t know when to come in out of the lighting, oh, man should have left an hour ago, spent the last 5 bucks on bait shrimp instead of mil... more »»

Fishing gear, rigs for tarpon and snook

May 12, 2017 Dedicated early morning and dead of night beach stalkers will encounter some seriously big snook in the surf zones this spring and summer. more »»

Enjoying one of angling's greatest thrills

May 5, 2017 It’s May and tarpon time! Look for the tarpon fleet anchored off Sanibel and Captiva in the usual windy spring conditions bottom fishing for the newly arriving big fish from the Keys heading to Boca... more »»

It’s tarpon time — be prepared

April 28, 2017 Tarpon time is upon us and the fever burns hot. The early tarpon hunters can be found anchored in Pine Island Sound or off Sanibel. It’s easy to spot the anchored boats. more »»

Tarpon migration means sharks will be close by

April 21, 2017 With the yearly migration of tarpon, sharks will follow and provide great sport for light tackle skiff fans as well as those choosing to pursue sharks half as big as the boat on heavy tackle. more »»

Fish the surf for relaxing experience

April 14, 2017 Dry windy conditions persist so when heading offshore closely monitor the weather. The shallow Gulf can quickly turn nasty making your new 24-foot bay boat feel small as a canoe. more »»

Londoner celebrates SWF slam

April 7, 2017 Congrats to W.C. Carter of London on a very successful fly rod multi-species slam and an encounter with one of Southwest Florida’s toughest inshore customers — Big Jack. more »»

Between a knot and a hard place

March 31, 2017 My favorite tarpon time of the year is about here. more »»

Trout still a favorite of SW Florida

March 24, 2017 With many anglers’ attention turning to spring tarpon fishing, the popular trout still remains a Southwest Florida favorite. With cool waters and low tides, finding trout can at times be eas. more »»

Tarpon are on the move, get going

March 10, 2017 Had enough wind? Hopefully, we will get a break so the offshore fleet can feed the grouper 20 to 40 miles out and inshore anglers can play with the snook that already are heading for the beaches. more »»

Warm temps starting cycle early

February 24, 2017 Can’t find your fish this week and need to stretch your line? Not picky about what you catch? Then move on out to the passes on a moving tide. more »»

Hard fights with tasty pompano

February 17, 2017 When cruising along in your boat and the fish start jumping out of the water in your wake quickly disregard any and all thoughts of you being now known as the Florida Fish Whisperer. more »»

Secrets to catch big sheepies

February 10, 2017 The smell from the oven made my mouth water as I pulled out a big pan of my baked blue claw crab stuffed sheepshead. Nothing like fresh fish caught and cleaned just a few hours befor. more »»

Look for sink when fly fishing trout

February 3, 2017 Trout are in the channel. Cold weather made the shallows too cold to hunt and now the school has moved to a deep drop-off and is milling about closer to the bottom than the surface. more »»

Let tide charts guide your fishing

January 27, 2017 For those making the conversion to saltwater fishing after a lifetime of chasing bass, walleye or muskie, having a basic understanding of tidal movements and moon phases and their effect on the... more »»

Americans edge Everblades 3-2

January 26, 2017 Dyson Stevenson, Spencer Asuchak and Derek Mathers each scored a goal to lead the Allen Americans to a 3-2 victory over the Florida Everblades Wednesday night at Germain Arena. more »»

Odd to be talking bugs near February

January 20, 2017 Here it is near the end of January and I’m trying to entice a sizable snook into striking. I can see her and she can see me in the clear water. more »»

Nighttime brings out old giants

January 13, 2017 Inshore night fishing is not for everyone, but often that’s when the wise old giants come out to play. Look at the huge eyes of tarpon, snook, even ladyfish. All perfectly designed for night feedin. more »»

 
 
 

 

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