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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 »»

Fish scarce except in creeks, canals

December 15, 2014 Due to severe weather in Southwest Florida, inshore fishing was cancelled earlier this week. Many anglers agree with that headline after coming home cold and fishles. more »»

Slow down presentation in cold water

December 5, 2014 With colder water, a slower presentation is the norm when using lures. Suspending twitch style hard baits, soft plastics, and flies are my winter choices for inshore cold water periods. more »»

Catch Pine Island slam even in cold

November 27, 2014 Hopefully, the sun returns for Thanksgiving and stays around through the weekend to warm frigid shallow flats. more »»

Cold fronts often follow cold fronts

November 21, 2014 The worst part about passing cold fronts in Florida, and their negative effect on fishing, is that after passing they often are followed by another front in a few days. more »»

Slow your retrives for cold snaps

November 14, 2014 Saltwater or fresh, cold snaps can really slow down the shallow water fishing in Florida. more »»

Continuing success for big redfish

November 7, 2014 Still enjoying redfish action throughout the area with mostly over-slot specimens brought to the boat for a photo and happy release by arm weary anglers. more »»

Bluefish: Sharp teeth, high jumps

October 31, 2014 Faster than a snook, more determined than a bulldozer redfish, jumps high and often and, if given the chance, will bite the heck out of you with razor sharp teeth. more »»

Gold spoons catching more fish

October 24, 2014 Hard to believe but fishing keeps getting better each week as we move toward winter. more »»

October choices are abundant

October 17, 2014 Standing at the ramp ready to launch, decent boat fully stocked with gear, I was facing a very tough decision. Life is all about choices, often hard ones. more »»

Turn left to nab bush-bound reds

October 10, 2014 I always remind anglers that when fishing under the bushes and after getting the big bite to stick the rod tip in the water keeping the line out of the brush, then to power the fish out from under t... more »»

Time to get fly rod friendly

October 3, 2014 Cooling temps will jumpstart the trout bite. more »»

Sharks in skinny water are a hoot

September 26, 2014 This week we fished inshore bars during tide changes. more »»



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