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A Glimpse of Spring

Captiva Island, FL Feb 27th 2024 Is it too soon to welcome spring into SWFL? I don’t think so, we are starting to see a glimpse of the most wonderful season for big trout, healthy snook, strong reds and many other fun times on the water. Gator trout are scattered throughout the sound right now… Continue reading A Glimpse of Spring

Groundhog Day

Pine Island Sound, FL Feb 5th 2024 In most of the country, the groundhog determines when spring will arrive, out here on the water we have our own signs of early spring. For one, when we start catching the big gator trout it’s a sure sign great weather, fishing, and fun are just around the… Continue reading Groundhog Day

Winter Fishing Report

Boca Grande, FL February 5th 2024 Sheepshead, sheepshead and more sheepshead. That’s what this time of year is all about. We are all in on these fish and finding a few bigger fish around docks and rocks in and around Pine Island. Using pieces of shrimp on a light jig head or circle hook with… Continue reading Winter Fishing Report

Herding Sheep to Start the New Year

Pine Island Sound, FL January 1st 2024 Sheepshead fishing is in full swing and they’re giving us some fun days on the water. These tasty, hard-fighting fish are highly sought after during our winter months. They can be a tricky fish to hook, with a mouth full of human-like teeth the areas to set a… Continue reading Herding Sheep to Start the New Year

Cool Temps with a Hot Bite

Pine Island Sound, FL November 7th, 2023 The weather is cooling down but the fishing is heating up, and it’s getting to be some of the finest fishing of the year. We are finding large schools of redfish, big hungry snook, larger slot sized trout and to top it off the sheepshead are moving inshore… Continue reading Cool Temps with a Hot Bite

Winter Fishing is Heating Up

Pine Island Sound, FL December 7th, 2023 Winter is approaching and that means the Sheepshead are coming in to our inshore waters. These big, powerful and very delicious fish become our focus in the cold months. The best way to ensure catching a lot of these fish is to use live crabs or shrimp with… Continue reading Winter Fishing is Heating Up

Fall Fun

Pine Island Sound, FL October 2nd 2023 Fall fishing is getting very good, trout, redfish, snook, and much more are feeding and giving us more fun than you can imagine. Lower water temperatures, bigger bait, nice weather, it doesn’t get much better than our falls on the flats. Red October as we call it is… Continue reading Fall Fun

Tournament Time

Pine Island Sound, FL September, 9th 2023 Spent the last few days prepping and fishing the LCEC Tournament benefiting The United Way of Southwest Florida. We had a great day targeting Redfish, Snook, Trout, and our mystery fish selection, my personal favorite… catfish (all the sarcasm). We had a very solid start to the day… Continue reading Tournament Time

Picking Pumpkins

Pine Island Sound, FL September 1st, 2023 It’s one of the best times of the year on the water, and it’s starting off great. Starting to find large schools of big bulky redfish and cooler water temps making the fishing even better than it’s been. Baitfish are starting to get bigger and more plentiful, pinfish… Continue reading Picking Pumpkins

Red Hot Bite

Pine Island Sound, FL August 6th, 2023 The bite remains hot but so is the water temps, we are experiencing some of the warmest water I have seen in 30 years fishing in Southwest Florida. Through it all the fishing is phenomenal, mangrove snapper limits every trip and plenty of redfish and trout to go… Continue reading Red Hot Bite

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