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Winter Fishing

By: Capt. Bart Marx Hello fellow anglers, February 2023 can you believe we’re already into the New Year?  This is …

Winter Transitions

By: Dan Carns It seems funny to discuss winter here in S.W. Florida as throngs of people are making plans …

Change is in the air

By: Capt. Mike Manis We’re approaching a winter pattern around the harbor as sporadic northern fronts combine with seasonally low …

One of My Favorite Months

By: Capt. Mike Manis For the most part, this is one of my favorite months. Although it still heats up …

Typical Summer Patterns

By: Capt. Mike Manis Generally, about this time of year, it’s not unusual to find yourself fishing some typical summer …

Bird Island

By: Mike Hammond A few months ago, the owner of Kayak Excursions, Stefan Kuenzel, contacted Keep Lee County Beautiful to …

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Supreme Court Strips Federal Agencies of Interpretive Power

It’s going to interesting to see where this one goes. On June 28, commercial herring fishermen won a case before …

508-Pound Blue Tops Emerald Coast Marlin Tourney

The 22nd Annual Emerald Coast Blue Marlin Classic (ECBC), held at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort from June 19-23, featured a total payout of $849,200 and a top prize of $95,040 for the tournament’s heaviest blue marlin—a 508.6-pounder battled in by Paul McMullen aboard Just The Tip.

Stud AJ is a South Carolina Record

Fishing out of Murrells Inlet on May 23, angler James Carroll battled in a 129-pound amberjack that is a new South Carolina state record. Here is the story in Carroll’s own words: