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Migrating tarpon not too far off

March 11, 2016 Thursday’s humid afternoon breeze reminded me that hot weather and migrating tarpon are not too many weeks away from our locale. The tarpon I’ll take, but the humidity can stay behin. more »»

City folks blown away on 1st trip

March 4, 2016 Tuesday’s charter was a thrill for my New York City clients as we probed the backcountry looking for reds, snook, and trout. more »»

Guess who is at root of water woes

February 26, 2016 My client called from Pennsylvania and said, I hear the fishing’s pretty much over down there. I guess I should cancel? I’m still catching fish, but not always in my normal spots. more »»

Ultra-light, light line catches galore

February 19, 2016 At the book stand, getting a free peak at the various outdoor magazines, I came across a recent copy of Sport Fishing. This particular magazine is at the top of its game. more »»

Tarpon are the ultimate gamefish

February 12, 2016 My love of angling has taken me to some of the most beautiful spots in North America. more »»

Winter puts target on sheepshead

February 5, 2016 Ready to duke it out with a buck toothed, fiddler crab, shrimp stealing amour plated, jailbird? It’s winter and you’re in the right place. more »»

Ramps are for launching, not loading

January 29, 2016 I should have known better, but I just needed to go fishing. Unless I’m booked for a trip I usually don’t fish on crowded winter weekends. more »»

Cold snap pushes fish to deeper water

January 22, 2016 Prolonged cold weather will push fish off the flats into marinas, deep creeks and channels, Cape canals, far up river or even deeper offshore. more »»

Skip casting technique will pay off

January 15, 2016 What a difference a few weeks make. more »»

Beginner fly angler has the luck

January 8, 2016 Steven Lister called and signed up for my total beginner’s saltwater fly fishing course. more »»

River, canals hold resident tarpon

December 31, 2015 Christmas here and gone with 2016 upon us. There are many reasons to like Christmas — giving, family, friends, time off, and the fact that within 16 weeks or so tarpon will return from down south. more »»

Use glow jigs, lures as ornaments

December 24, 2015 This year’s unofficial Christmas tree ornament count is at 100. more »»

Avoid big boat buying mistakes

December 17, 2015 It’s official! You can’t take it anymore. You’re in Florida — Sportfishing Capitol of the World and a boater’s paradis. more »»

Trout heat up as water cools down

December 11, 2015 Those that got offshore between wind events were rewarded with a true mixed bag, from grouper to snook, cobia to big redfish, snapper, bonito, kingfish, and schools of Spanish under diving birds. more »»

Closed: Too late for the grill

December 4, 2015 Both inshore and offshore anglers take note that gag grouper season is closed for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters today. All Gulf federal waters closed Thursday. more »»

No-see-ums, low tides can ruin outings

November 25, 2015 What’s worse than a mouthful, earful, hair full, nose and eye full, even underwear full of Matlacha November no-see-ums? Nothing! If you’ve been on the water this past week on a calm day and near... more »»

Cooling temps ignite big trout

November 20, 2015 This week’s cold fronts could be made to order for trout anglers not doing so well in our fall season warmer waters. Cooling temps will turn on more trout and especially big gator loners. more »»

Fly trip is hijacked by mullet

November 13, 2015 I recently hosted a group of English anglers on their annual Florida trip. more »»

Redfish, gags right for a fight

November 6, 2015 As you watch line disappear from your reel, which is attached to your deeply bent rod, you wonder just how darn big this redfish is. more »»

Boats at peril from crab traps

October 30, 2015 Know what happens when your 200 hp Yamaha with its prop spinning at 3,000 rpm hits a crab trap rope? At night? Looking over the transom with the motor tilted up using your cell phone “flashlight”... more »»

 
 
 

 

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