Sarasota Fishing & Outdoors

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It’s that time of year when you may be fishing for snapper and grouper. Continue your role as a conservationist … Aug 1st, 2018

Catching A Dream

by Capt. Tom Bailas Sometimes things in life are definitely in the hands of the man up above. We travel … Aug 1st, 2018

Dad’s Old tackle Box

by: Dick Braun Well the Punta Gorda, early summer FATC show was a huge success with over 55 tables of … Aug 1st, 2018

From the Captains...

Inshore with Rachel

by: Capt. Rachel Cato Just because the water temperature rises, it doesn’t mean the fishing slows.  Actually, I tend to find … Aug 1st, 2018


by Capt. Tom Bailas August, in my opinion is the hottest month of the year. Although we fish most of … Aug 1st, 2018

Targeting Black Drum

by: Eric Henson Black drum are one of my favorite species to target during the summer months. They are a … Aug 1st, 2018

How Fishing is Curing Cancer, PTSD & Other Bad Stuff

by Misty Wells Somewhere in our lives we are all touched by someone, maybe ourselves, that has experienced cancer, PTSD … Aug 1st, 2018

Fishing in the Dark

by Capt. Mike Okruhlik   The heat this summer has arrived with a vengeance. And for an angler, the best … Aug 1st, 2018


Plasticity, not Plastics, in the Diet of Kemp’s Ridley Turtles

By Conservancy Research Manager Dr. Jeff Schmid The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was recently awarded a research grant from the Sea … Aug 1st, 2018

Summer Heat

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

How to Tie a Predator Series, White Bait

by Capt. Roan zumFelde Materials List:   Thread:  White 210 Flat waxed Hook:  Trident Live Bait Hook 1/0 or equivalent … Jul 1st, 2018

Sarasota Fishing & Outdoor Articles

Offshore Snapper Fishing

by Capt. Bart Marx Hello fellow anglers, the hot days of summer are here. This is the time of year … Aug 1st, 2018

Red Tide at Boca Grande

by Capt. James Marko I’m sure you’ve all heard of the red tide that hit the inside of Boca Grande … Aug 1st, 2018

East and West Coast Fishing

by Captain Terry Fisher Shortly after the long 4th of July holiday, 1st Mate Vicki and I took a few … Aug 1st, 2018


THIS SUMMER  WITH MUSIC ON THE MARINA, AND MORE! The docks will definitely be rocking this summer in Cortez, FL. … Jul 1st, 2018


by Wayne Nichols Well it’s July and that means it’s most Floridian’s and many other states favorite time to be … Jul 1st, 2018

Kayak Fishing

by Eric Henson Summertime is definitely here and things are heating up! A lot of people don’t like fishing in … Jul 1st, 2018

Dad’s Old Tackle Box

by Dick Braun The Florida Antique Tackle Collectors (FATC) show in Punta Gorda,FL last month was in full swing with … Jul 1st, 2018

Plenty of Good Fishing

By Brent Bensmiller Summer has arrived but don’t let the heat deter you from hitting the water. There’s still plenty … Jul 1st, 2018