Sarasota Fishing & Outdoors

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SWFL Fishing in June

By: Captain Terry Fisher I am always excited when June arrives to fish anywhere around the State of Florida. Stronger … Jun 1st, 2018

The heat is officially back!

by: Eric Henson But, if you are in the right place at the right time the fishing is hot as … Jun 1st, 2018

Dad’s Old Tackle Box

by Dick Braun Part 1: F.A.T.C. Florida Antiques Tackle Collectors will be holding a show in Punta Gorda at the … Jun 1st, 2018

From the Captains...

Fish Where You Are!

by: Capt. Frank Hommema Sharks and catfish go together so often and this was a lesson I had to relearn. … Jun 1st, 2018

Another Day at the Office

by Capt. James Marko Tarpon Season  We’ve all been waiting for them to show up on the West Coast of … Jun 1st, 2018

Inshore with Capt. Rachel

by Capt. Rachel Cato What a great summer month June can be! Take the time now to fish before the summer … Jun 1st, 2018

Tarpon and Red Snapper…….

by Capt. Tom Bailas June is a great month to target two specific species in the Gulf of Mexico.  Tarpon … Jun 1st, 2018

Who wants to “Tickle some Lobsters & Gather some Scallops”?

By Misty Wells There are many amazing things about Florida Living and to me some of the most fun Florida … Jun 1st, 2018


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Cortez Tide Chart

Venice Inlet Tide Charts

Summer Heat

By Dan Carns Kayak fishing in the summer can be very productive and enjoyable but requires some preplanning and precaution. … Jun 1st, 2018

A Mangrove Misunderstanding: Part 2

by Leif Johnson Silent Guardians of the Coast  With the sun rising ever higher overhead, we go about our work, yelling … Jun 1st, 2018

Jig & Fly of the Month

June 2018 Fly of the Month: The Predator Series It is back and it is bad! A part of the … Jun 1st, 2018

Sarasota Fishing & Outdoor Articles

88th Annual Sarasota Tarpon Tournament

For the past 88 years, anglers have competed in the Sarasota Tarpon Tournament. This event is the oldest, continuous running, … May 1st, 2018

Make Mother’s Day Great Again

by Misty Wells Every year we all struggle with showing our Moms how important they are and how much we … May 1st, 2018

Mental Health

by Fishin’ Frank Why is fishing different? It makes for good mental health.  Humans, that be us, have some weird … May 1st, 2018

Dad’s Old Tackle Box

by Dick Braun Lightning strikes twice in the same place, kind of!  I got a call from a gentleman who … May 1st, 2018

A Mangrove Misunderstanding: Silent Guardians of the Coast

by Leif Johnson I pull, the mud pulls back. For a brief moment, we seem to reach an impasse with … May 1st, 2018

SWFL’s Freshwater Scene

by Capt. Roan zumFelde May is here and this means the start of the summer heat and tougher conditions for … May 1st, 2018

Mr. Twister Baits

  by Dan Carns Many of you have heard the name Mister Twister, long-time player in the freshwater fishing world … Apr 1st, 2018

Follow the Water Temperature – April 2018

by Fishin’ Frank What is the perfect bait? Are there any rules about bait? Which stay constant or true? Not … Apr 1st, 2018