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Keep an eye out for rolling tarpon

July 1, 2011 Tarpon, as they say, are where you find them and right now that could be on the beaches, the river, in or near the passes or more than likely roaming the open waters of Charlotte Harbor chasing the... more »»

Hook some tarpon by trolling

June 25, 2011 A great method for pass tarpon this time of year is to look for floating crabs being swept along by the outgoing tide. Dip them with a long handled net and put them on a circle hook. more »»

Fishing with a few Marines

June 18, 2011 This past week, two other captain and I took out seven young Marines for a day on the water. The weather was hot as blazes for me, yet they hardly broke a sweat. more »»

Tiger’s absence felt keenly at Open

June 13, 2011 Just picture the scene: Tiger Woods, age 40, steps to the No. 1 tee at storied Oakmont Country Club, outside Pittsburgh, for the 2016 U.S. Open. more »»

Redfish spots are puzzling

June 4, 2011 Not long ago I caught two solid 30-inch redfish on topwater lures and noticed that neither one had any spots at all. more »»

Time to hit the beaches for snook

May 28, 2011 Tarpon fishing is in full swing now in many locations, but it’s also the time to hit the beaches and the river for snook fishing. more »»

Braided line ‘feel’ is amazing

May 21, 2011 Like most people in my age bracket, I grew up using monofilament lines for most of my fishing. Monofilament has come a long way and keeps getting better all the time. more »»

Use common sense around other anglers

May 14, 2011 I’m writing this article in the hopes it may stop a very violent attack on another’s person or even worse. more »»

Tarpon fever diagnosed by calendar

May 7, 2011 Every year in late April into May I get a very bad case of tarpon fever. Many tarpon addicts don’t even fish for other species unless they used them for bait. more »»

Tarpon can be found everywhere

April 30, 2011 Visiting anglers often ask where to find tarpon. They are all around us. more »»

Sharks competing for redfish

April 23, 2011 Redfish, sharks and free-jumping tarpon are everywhere we are fishing. This past week the afternoon redfish bite was pretty darn good. more »»

Protection from sun important

April 9, 2011 The heat and summer sun are right around the corner. Your body’s largest organ is getting ready to take a beatin. more »»

Carefully release all fish species

April 2, 2011 Although snook are closed due to last year’s super freeze where an estimated 400,000 died, they can still be caught and carefully released. more »»

Snook are back in abundance

March 26, 2011 After last winter’s massive snook kill one would have thought it would be over. I saw so many dead trophy snook in one canal you could almost walk across them. more »»

Furious fight with a permit

March 19, 2011 After three back-to-back days of charter fishing I took the next day off and went fishing accompanied by Capt. Brian Davis of Matlacha. Go figure. more »»

Fishing in wind has challenges

March 12, 2011 I’m starting to wonder if I should take up kite flying, wind surfing, sailing, soaring, anything wind related as it seems it will never sto. more »»

A special place for all good anglers

March 5, 2011 As of this writing, it’s a Friday morning and a “captain’s day” — a fishing day without clients. I’m anxious to get in the boat. more »»

Can’t wait for arrival of tarpon

February 26, 2011 As we rush toward spring, the fishing keeps getting better and better. Pretty soon we will have come full circle and back into another tarpon season. more »»

Fishing was worth braving the elements

February 12, 2011 Yes, I know it was windy and chilly at times. And gray. The kind of days that make man and dog want to curl up by the fire. more »»

Nothing worse than seasickness

February 5, 2011 Every night I pray for the next day to be calmer. Not even calm, just calmer. Every morning I go out to the boat way before sun-up and it’s already started. more »»



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