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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 »»

Fish don’t mind short cold snaps

December 29, 2012 Years ago, living in the north, I hated being hot and sticky. Now years later, here I can’t stand being cold. Old, cold, and balding. Grea. more »»

Holiday gift ideas for anglers

December 22, 2012 Thankfully, the world didn’t end and you’re now ready to celebrate yet another Christmas holiday. more »»

When winds allow get offshore

December 15, 2012 If the winds allow, get offshore to your secret rock pile or wreck armed with bait as well as lures. more »»

Tailing reds are special sight

December 8, 2012 If Wednesday’s charter had been filmed for a TV fishing show it should have been titled “Happy Tails to You. more »»

Bluefish awesomely strong

December 1, 2012 Like many who reside or visit here, my early saltwater adventures took place in the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays chasing beautiful weakfish (sea trout), stripers or rockfish, flounder and wolf packs... more »»

Education best boat buying tip

November 17, 2012 The old adage about the first and last day of boat ownership being the two best in a boat owner’s life definitely holds true if you get stuck with, or worse, stick yourself with the wrong boat... more »»

Learn to read wind, tide charts

November 10, 2012 It was right off the cover of Sports Afield. One of those classic fishing action scenes forever burned in the mind to be recalled again and again. more »»

Sharp hooks reel in the most fish

November 3, 2012 While cruising to your honey hole this weekend if you keep seeing some fish jumping next to and behind your boat, you are in luck! If you love to eat delicious fish, you have found the best tasting... more »»

Tarpon exploit revisited

October 27, 2012 It’s April 18, 1885, Fort Myers. You’ve just opened the local paper and see an article titled “Great Fishing Exploit.” Local Capt. more »»

Great time to catch big snook

October 20, 2012 Snook are prowling everywhere and now is the time to get your once-in-a-lifetime trophy. more »»

Stealth is top priority for redfish

October 13, 2012 These past weeks the redfish pattern has remained the same. Be on your favorite redfish flat before the sun rises. Remain QUIET and watch for schooling activity. more »»

Redfishing desire gets fulfilled

October 6, 2012 Somewhere between light and dark, I thought I saw several tails slicing through the dead calm surface ahead of us. more »»

World class redfishing right here

September 29, 2012 Fall offers great inshore redfishing in Southwest Florida — actually world class shallow water redfishing. Lure fans will have a great time using topwater plugs of all varieties on schooling reds. more »»

Pick up a fly rod for big thrills

September 22, 2012 I keep trying to get folks to pick up the long rod and try fly fishing. Those that won’t are truly missing one of angling's greatest thrills. more »»

Prime time for large school reds

September 15, 2012 As soon as I walked outside a few mornings back I noticed it was fall. It was unmistakable. The first low humidity morning in months and months. Not quite crisp, but thinking about it. more »»

Afternoon rains cause fish frenzy

September 8, 2012 Dodging the rainstorms is an angler’s afternoon drill in Southwest Florida. If you can’t get out early don’t let the rains stop your fishing. more »»

Sanibel pier one serious fish spot

September 1, 2012 A really interesting place to fish, especially for the boat-free angler, is the pier, the point, and the beach in front of the Sanibel Lighthouse. more »»

 
 

 

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