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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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Windy Days are Often the Best Days

Fishing conditions in Southwest Florida changed almost daily over the past week. We had it all, sunny perfect days with little to no breeze, very windy days with small craft warnings, all day rain days, warm and humid days and cool days. You can sure tell winter is fast approaching. This snook measured twenty-nine inches and was invited to…

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GOOD PRE-HOLIDAY BITE

As I write our report for the week the weather and fishing has changed considerably. Early in the week the weather was great and fishing was good then we had a full day of much needed rain at mid week followed by cold weather that set in as families were enjoying their Thanksgiving feast. It’s our coldest weather of…

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GREAT WEATHER AND GREAT SNOOK FISHING

What a great week! Beautiful weather, bait about as plentiful as it can get and good snook fishing, not a bad way to spend the week before Thanksgiving. It makes it easy to head out before the sun to catch bait when you know you are to be greeted with a beautiful sunrise and a net full of bait….

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