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White bait

By: Capt. Will Hubbard The bait that is available, very much determines how the entire day may go. We really … Mar 31st, 2021

Vertical Jigging in The Gulf

By Diogo Yamada Outdoor activities, nature, beach, sun, wonderful restaurants, happy people and good energy are what you find when … Mar 31st, 2021

Why Tides Matter

Dan Carns A lot has been written about tides and while much of it is true, some is questionable. Also, … Mar 31st, 2021

From the Captains...


Capt. Terry Fisher The month of April is the beginning of the tarpon migration to SWFL from the Gulf of …

The Big Ones!

Capt. Bart Marx Hello fellow anglers, April 2021 can you believe it? Let’s talk about fishing out in the Gulf …

Looking Forward

Capt. Mike Manis For the next two months, the combination of water temperature, bait migration, and tide schedules are promising.  …

Tide Charts

Fort Myers Tide Charts

Matlacha Tide Charts

Punta Gorda Tide Chart

Sanibel/Captiva Tide Charts

Bait Shops

Dan Carns There is a bait shop in Matlacha called D & D Bait and Tackle that I’ve come to … Mar 1st, 2021

Happy Spring

Capt. Chad Carney Spiny Lobster Season Closed April 1st – but 3 Bugs are Open All Year! March 31st was … Apr 1st, 2021

Fort Myers Fishing & Outdoor Articles

Cleanup Resources

Mike Hammond While searching the mangroves for a missing Calusa Blueway marker post, a friend noticed what appeared to be …

Spring Abundance

Capt. Dave Stephens The magic time is upon us, well we hope. We have dealt with what is supposed to …

Whitewater Bay

By: Capt. Armando For the past five seasons, I’ve been fishing with returning guests Mick and Bryan. On this year’s trip …

South West Florida Freshwater Scene for April 2021

 By:  Capt Roan zumFelde Hopefully the Winds of March have subsided and the weather and the fishing is really in …

Business Spotlight

Business Spotlight