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Returning to my bass fishing roots

February 20, 2010 Even though I’m a dedicated saltwater angler and guide, like many fishermen I was raised on freshwater bass fishing. Joined bass clubs, fished many B.A.S.S. more »»

Fishing for winter reds a challenge

February 13, 2010 Stalking skinny, clear water permit and bonefish in the Keys and far away island chains usually is a challenge best done in shallow draft skiffs or by wading very quietly. more »»

Record bass officially ruled a tie

February 6, 2010 Manabu Kurita and George Perry have one thing in common. They both caught a world record largemouth bass. more »»

River is a gold mine in the cold

January 30, 2010 During cold months in Florida novice or visiting anglers often ask where is the best place to catch a nice snook, tarpon, or even a big jac. more »»

Cold snap fish kill is a sad sight

January 23, 2010 First the good news. The sun is back and water temperaturess are back in the 60s, and both the fish and anglers are much happier. more »»

Many fish dead after cold spell

January 16, 2010 The full extent of the damage from this past week’s deep freeze is not yet known. I have heard reports from many sources and none of them are goo. more »»

Best tactics for cold weather

January 9, 2010 After reading the news the other day, I have decided to quit guiding and become a full-time tuna fisherman and, hopefully, a rich ma. more »»

Fishing’s good despite wind, chill

January 2, 2010 What a great week of fishing! Even with the windy cold fronts and a couple of beautiful warm days, anglers caught redfish, snook, trout, pompano, ladyfish, Spanish macs, bluefish, and bonita, all on... more »»

A proper knot saves fishing day

December 26, 2009 So many times I’m confronted with the “K” question, especially after a client loses a nice fish to knot failure. more »»

Cold front will slow fish pattern

December 19, 2009 The unusually warm December weather has been a blessing for anglers seeking their favorite species, but the cold front and storms passing through Friday may put a brief kink in your fishing plans. more »»

Flicker, Fusion new options

December 12, 2009 Last week’s column on small poling skiffs spawned several emails reminding me of all the boats I did not mention. Sorry, but it’s a short column and things get omitted. more »»

Shallows require a special boat

December 5, 2009 The winter season brings ultra-low tides and clear water to Southwest Florida. A super shallow draft boat allows you to get a shot at the redfish that stay all winter and prowl the flats. more »»

Always thankful to be on the water

November 28, 2009 Another Thanksgiving has come and gone, and almost 24 hours later I’m still groggy from brown bird and stuffing overdose. more »»

Proper way to store that boat

November 14, 2009 This time of year when the first cold winds blow and the water temperatures start to fall, many fair weather fishermen think about putting old faithful on the lift or trailer for several months. more »»

All fish looking to chow down

November 7, 2009 What a great time of year to be fishing in Southwest Florida. All the fish are looking to chow down to put on winter fat. more »»

Shallow water ideal to fly fish

October 31, 2009 Last week’s article touched on salt water fly fishing and spawned a ton of emails with questions about equipment choices, techniques, what fish can be caught, how to get started, etc. more »»

Braided line is a no-brainer

October 24, 2009 I am constantly surprised by northern anglers asking “what kind of fishing line is this?” Even though Spectra, or braided lines, have been around for some time now many freshwater... more »»

Great time to get big fish is now

October 17, 2009 Snook are putting on the feed bag and now is the time to get your once-in-a-lifetime trophy. It’s just a great time of year to be fishing, weather- and fish-wise. more »»

Fly fishing surprisingly easy to learn

October 10, 2009 Most of the time you will find me using spinning or baitcasting gear, but I am no stranger to the fly rod. more »»

Boat buyer was taken for a ride

September 26, 2009 An older fellow recently called and asked me to field test a new boat and to show them “some spots.” They had bought the boat primarily to fish skinny water and poke around Matlacha Pass. more »»



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