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Fishing for those trophy trout

May 24, 2013 What’s a gator trout eat? In this week’s case, a 10-inch ladyfish. more »»

125 years of chasing the tarpon

May 17, 2013 If you’re heading to Boca Grande for some fast paced tarpon action, remember that seasonal tarpon rules are in effect from April through Jun. more »»

Tarpon require right tackle

May 10, 2013 Now that tarpon season is in full swing common questions new anglers ask is how to rig for tarpon? Size rod and reel? Lines? Hooks? Leaders? First, let’s look at rods and basic tackl. more »»

Possibilities for fishing are endless

April 26, 2013 May is around the corner. The weather is great and the fishing is getter better by the minute. To think that today we can get in the boat and pursue 1,000-pound sharks. more »»

Mullet present a challenge

April 19, 2013 While casting a spoon for redfish, I got a terrific hit and instantly my drag was burning. more »»

Be safe when storms approach

April 13, 2013 The temperature and humidity are creeping up and if you could get out of the wind the fishing has been hot. more »»

Fishing after cold fronts frustrating

April 6, 2013 Both inshore and offshore anglers are praying for a weather break and the weekend looks promising. But fishing after random spring cold fronts in Florida can be a bit frustrating. more »»

Warmth always heats up fishing

March 30, 2013 We had a good game plan for Thursday’s thermal challenge fishing trip. Days of record breaking cold probably would drive fish off the flats and into deeper and warmer waters. more »»

Sheepshead great bait stealers

March 23, 2013 I asked a jogger to snap a picture of my charter Friday morning on the dock at Matlach. more »»

Migrating tarpon are Gulf prize

March 16, 2013 Although we are blessed with resident tarpon year-round, their southern cousins are slowly heading north and west along with an army of sharks that prey on them as they make the journey. more »»

River, canals stocked with winter fish

March 9, 2013 Even though northbound tarpon and subtropical heat and humidity are heading our way we still remain in a winter fishing pattern with many inshore fish seeking thermal protection in deepwater canals,... more »»

12-year-old defies all preparations

March 2, 2013 When the trip was booked I was told they just wanted to catch some fish, see the sights and would be down in late February. The 12th and 13th had been very cold with heavy north wind. more »»

Trouble locating your fish?

February 23, 2013 This year’s warm winter and water didn’t allow many fish to settle into their normal winter patterns. For years in a row I’ve had certain very reliable winter hotspots for redfish. more »»

Guide can help novice solve winter

February 16, 2013 During the cold months in Southwest Florida, novice or visiting anglers often ask where the best place and way to catch a nice snook, tarpon, or even a big jack. more »»

Are weeds ruining your spot?

February 9, 2013 Weeds everywhere. more »»

Practice might just save trip

February 2, 2013 For the last year or so you’ve hidden away a small sum from each check. You are finally taking that trip of a lifetime and, after all, you’ve earned it. more »»

Flounder a voracious creature

January 26, 2013 After letting the bogus shrimp fall to the bottom, one subtle twitch of the rod tripped the big southern flounder’s trigger and the fake was instantly inhaled, which was that flatties’ last shrimp... more »»

Tarpon Club clinic open to public

January 19, 2013 Wednesday’s charter was about sunscreen, shades and cool drinks. Friday morning was about long pants, socks and a jacket, and thanks that I didn’t have a trip scheduled. more »»

Shrimp is king of live winter bait

January 12, 2013 I was going through my log and found an entry for 1/9/10: Water temp 54 degrees in S. Matlacha Pass. These past weeks it’s been in the upper 70s in some wind protected bays. more »»

Work tides, current to advantage

January 5, 2013 Winter in SW Florida brings low or negative tides, crystal clear water and tailing redfish. more »»



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