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Treble hooks injure fish, anglers alike

May 1, 2015 Snook have a fondness for long, slim, minnow type plugs that usually sport two to three treble hooks. Problem is the placement of the treble hooks on these baits and the basic shape of a snook. more »»

Gamefish productive in Capitol

April 24, 2015 What a great time to be fishing in Florida, the Sportfishing Capitol of the World! Wonderful weather, lots of bait in the water and hungry fish on the prowl. more »»

It’s time to decide what fish to target

April 17, 2015 One of the hardest things to do this month is deciding what to fish for. The choices are enormous this time of year. What a great time to be an angler in Southwest Florida. more »»

Find tarpon early in morning

April 10, 2015 Early April and I’ve got over 20 tarpon notches in my belt — a 50-pounder and 19 little guys ranging from two to 12 pounds. It’s still dark outside and I’m anxious to be fishing as I pick out my gear. more »»

Snapper hot item in Boca Grande

April 3, 2015 Tasty snappers are willing biters in Boca Grande Pass for those unable to head to offshore snapper action. Take your five fish limit (10-inch min.) bottom bouncing the 35-foot zone using a 3-4 oz. more »»

New lure collects big snook

March 27, 2015 This particular big snook adventure started in Bass Pro Shops while shopping for a new trolling motor. more »»

Sharks scan shallows for your catch

March 20, 2015 Shallow water sharks were tough on our snook catches yesterday, eating snook, the lure and cutting lines in two feet of water a rod’s length away from the boat. more »»

Time to call a pro, but who?

March 13, 2015 After removing the access hatch door, I then laid on my side between the console and bench seat legs to put a drop light in through the opening. more »»

For twins, fish bring on change

March 6, 2015 With a few days to kill before taking the boys up to Disney, they decided a Florida vacation also needed to include a fishing trip for the 8-year-old twins. more »»

March opens season on snook

February 27, 2015 Run snook run! From the FWC: The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish reopens Sunday in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Ever-glades... more »»

Cold fish seek warm, deep water

February 20, 2015 As a young man, hurricanes almost always hit Florida’s east coast then rumbled up to the Carolinas and often out to sea. more »»

Tarpon catch: There is a proper way

February 13, 2015 If you think that a 150-pound, strong-as-a-bull, chrome armor plated tarpon somersaulting 10 feet in the air and crashing back into the water stripping off 100 yards of line, then jumping five more... more »»

FWC sets lionfish round-up

February 6, 2015 Just got another FWC email declaring war on our non-native visitor, the lionfish. The FWC has declared every Saturday after Mother’s Day to be round-em-up day. more »»

Fish can be predictable in cold spells

January 30, 2015 The good news is that May is right around the corner, it’s not going to snow and we need not worry about hurricanes for awhile. Even better news there’s a call for a weekend warm-u. more »»

Hooking 2 at a time is possible

January 23, 2015 Catching two fish on the same lure at the same time? Sure, it’s not common, but it does happen if you spend enough time on the wate. more »»

Bring out your stealth A-game

January 16, 2015 This is the time of year that separates the men from the boys when it comes to finding and catching redfish. more »»

Water temps hold clue to fish success

January 9, 2015 Thursday at noon and still 55 degrees means Friday, the day after the cold snap, will be tough fishing as well. more »»

Snook very catchable in Cape canals

January 1, 2015 Offshore and nearshore GPS numbers are producing a mixed bag of fish. Getting there in the wind and returning home safely is what counts. more »»

Lure-loaded tree full of memories

December 26, 2014 In my house Christmas and Christmas tree disasters go hand in hand. more »»

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 »»



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