Fort Myers Fishing & Outdoors

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From the Captains...

Two Markos are Better Than One

by Capt. James Marko My little brother was visiting home for the holidays and I decided to take him out … Feb 1st, 2018

Go-To Cooler Weather Practices

by Capt. Dave Stephens In true Florida fashion our winter weather has been a roller coaster ride. We had a … Feb 1st, 2018

Plenty of Fish Around

by Capt. Sam O’Briant Now that we are well into 2018 and winter is half over, we are having to … Feb 1st, 2018

Someone Hit the Light Switch

by Capt. Mike Manis Typically, February is an extension of the previous two months, in that cooler north winds and … Feb 1st, 2018

February Tips

by Capt. Bart Marx February in Southwest Florida there are plenty of species to target. Looking offshore the sheepshead and … Feb 1st, 2018

Big Sheepshead are the Target

by Capt. Terry Fisher ‘BAR NONE’:  no other species will be more relevant or prevalent than that of ‘inshore’ sheepshead … Feb 1st, 2018

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Recipe of The Month

Octopus Ceviche

Ingredients: 1 pound octopus, cooked, cleaned & sliced 1 cup yellow grape tomatoes, halved ¼ cup cilantro, chopped ½ cup … Jan 30th, 2018

Rules of the Road for Boating

Rules of the Road for Boaters

By Dave Sully Recently, there has been a disturbing rise in serious accidents involving water craft on Lee County waterways. … Feb 1st, 2018


Advantages of Going Slow

by Mike Hammond In addition to the many environmental benefits mangroves provide, they offer unique paddling opportunities on the Calusa … Feb 1st, 2018

Fort Myers Fishing & Outdoor Articles

Always a Bright Side

by John Cassani Always a Bright Side, by John Cassani, Calusa Waterkeeper February is hopefully the last month for potentially … Feb 1st, 2018

Get the Most from your Fishing Magazine

by Fishin’ Frank Magazines like Coastal Angler can give you insights into what and when the next hot bite will … Feb 1st, 2018

Cold, Cold, Cold!

By Wayne Nichols Florida actually had a winter this year, well a week of it anyway.  Hunting season has pretty … Feb 1st, 2018

Don’t Quit your Day Job Just Yet

by Misty Wells Hey fellow anglers, have you ever thought “I want to ditch this job and make my living … Feb 1st, 2018

In the Wake

by: Capt. Jim Kalvin February is the time of year that I have a love-hate relationship with the Gulf. It … Feb 1st, 2018

Post-Irmageddon in the Ten Thousand Islands

By Conservancy Research Manager Dr. Jeff Schmid On September 10, 2017, Irma made landfall on the southwest coast of Florida … Feb 1st, 2018