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Reel in the Sunshine

(and big fish) at fishing expo on Feb. 8 Every angler has a fish tale, an epic battle of man … Jan 4th, 2020


By Capt. Tim Ramsey Years ago, in a fishing magazine I saw a boat called “FITOA.” It meant “Fishing Is … Jan 4th, 2020

Spearfishing 2020

by Rick Bennett The water clarity in January in SW Florida is usually noticeably clearer than most other months. Bay … Jan 4th, 2020

From the Captains...

Winter Patterns

Capt. Dave Stephens Happy New Year!! Wishing everyone a great 2020. It looks like Mother Nature has finally pushed her … Jan 6th, 2020

Winter’s Midlife

Capt. Mike Manis As we enter the height or what could be considered this winter’s midlife, the conditions or elements … Jan 6th, 2020

New Habits

Capt. Bart Marx Hello fellow anglers, can you believe it is 2020? A New Year and let’s make some changes, … Jan 6th, 2020


Capt. Terry Fisher Every month of every year will present different challenges to all anglers. This year should be no … Jan 6th, 2020


By: Capt Roan zumFelde Wow, is it just me or did 2019 just fly by in a flash?  2020 is … Jan 6th, 2020


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Missed Opportunities

By Dan Carns Every year I compete in a few kayak fishing tournaments here in SW Florida. As part of … Jan 6th, 2020

Catch More

Capt. Neil Eisner To catch more fish, you need to try to change things up a bite when you’re fishing … Jan 6th, 2020

Hanging with Mullet Schools

By Joe Sheaffer Figuring out and discovering different keys and ways to catch inshore species can be a challenge, but … Jan 6th, 2020

Fort Myers Fishing & Outdoor Articles

Back Bay

Mike Hammond A recent Calusa Blueway marker repair recently gave me the perfect excuse to paddle Back Bay in Bokeelia, … Jan 6th, 2020

Rookery Bay’s Good Fortune Eco-Cruise

Take a boat tour and find out why a group of citizens came together in 1964 to save Rookery Bay. … Jan 6th, 2020

Fishin’ Mission 2019 Complete

by Matt Fueyo The year has come to an end!  As we look forward to new state and regional laws, … Jan 6th, 2020

Lazy Behavior

Capt. Billy Norris Wintertime is back and so is the winter fishing! Backwater and offshore have been great this past … Jan 6th, 2020

Happy New Year!!!!!

Capt. Brian Boxx As the late great Barbara Walters once said, this is 2020! Let’s ring in the new year … Jan 6th, 2020

Winter Highlights

By Capt. Bill D’Antuono The cold is here! I have always said winter is my favorite time to spearfish in … Jan 6th, 2020

Safety On The Water

by Rick Bennett In March 2019, my two teenage sons were out in our family’s 22’ center console with friends … Dec 3rd, 2019

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