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Thawing Out in Southwest Florida

Dead Snnok in Pineland After a long stretch of unprecedented cold weather we are finally thawing out in southwest Florida. As many have already reported our snook population took a pretty hard hit as unknown numbers succumbed to the cold. Early reports suggest the number statewide is very high but too early to get an accurate count. We should…

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Too Cold To Fish In Southwest Florida

I know compared to what’s going on to our north our weather probably isn’t that bad, but with temperatures expected to dip into the low thirties again tonight it really hurts our fishing in sub-tropical southwest Florida. Its funny looking back to my first couple years of guiding professionally, as a Florida boy I did not like the cold…

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Southwest Florida Cold Weather Fishing

This past week we got our first dose of cold weather fishing as we switched from live shiners and pinfish to shrimp. The cold has pushed most of the bait fish to warmer waters to our south so it’s time to switch to shrimp and look alike imitations. The fish we catch usually don’t average as large as when…

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REFLECTING BACK ON A YEAR TO BE THANKFUL

It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone, the older you get the faster they seem to fly by. Although the poor economy has been felt by many in southwest Florida and around the country, on the water it’s been a good year for many reasons. First, NO hurricanes, went through the entire season without as much…

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TIME TO CHANGE TACTICS

We did not fish one day this past week and I have to say with the colder weather and the Christmas holiday it was a nice break. I don’t mind fishing in the cold, actually we have some of our best days when it’s cold and the north wind has blown the water out of the bay. However, it…

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STILL LOOKING FOR THAT PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT

Ask most fishermen what their perfect Christmas gift would be and a common response is a shiny new boat and motor all tricked out. Well, that’s out of reach for most of our budgets, but there are plenty of gadgets to add to improve the boat you have or tackle and equipment to add to your fishing arsenal. I…

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Can”t Beat Our Florida Weather

White Pelicans are back from the north Inshore gag grouper love bright colored baits Watching the weather up north on the news I really feel for our northern friends. Looks like lots of snow and very cold miserable weather, while here in Southwest Florida we spent most of the week on the water in shorts and shirt sleeves. Not…

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