On The Hook: Fishing equipment calamity
Published 3/5/2014 at 4:42 p.m. 0 comments
"Kerplunk!" A sound that you never want to hear on a fishing boat. It's the last sound that emits from a rod and reel as it enters the water. We heard that woeful sound on a charter here last week. ...
On The Hook: Setting fishing expectations
Published 2/19/2014 at 5:41 p.m. 0 comments
Charter trips all have different goals. As folks tumble aboard, in the excitement of the moment, getting a clear picture of what they'd like their trip to look like is often difficult to discern. So once everyone has boarded and ...
Naples loses a second round in boat speed case
Updated 2/17/2014 at 5:41 p.m. 8 comments
Naples lost the first round in 2012 after two charter boat captains challenged speeding tickets they had purposely gotten in an expanded slow speed zone the city enacted in 2004.
On The Hook: Accidental fishing discovery
Published 2/5/2014 at 2:42 p.m. 0 comments
Axiom: you never have enough experience or know enough about fishing to ignore the distinct possibility that you can learn something new. And that the surprising enlightenment can come from the most unlikely of sources.That's where Harvey ... enters stag
It's The Law: Judge can be disqualified
Published 1/31/2014 at 12:58 p.m. 0 comments
Question: I am being sued and just came from court. The judge seemed to be a real good friend of the person suing me and I am worried. Can I get a different judge? Answer: Chapter 38 of Florida Statutes ...
On The Hook: Sheepshead holiday
Published 1/22/2014 at 1:40 p.m. 0 comments
So, this is the time all Southwest Florida visiting anglers have patiently waited for –it's sheepshead time. The big versions of these striped bait thieves are headed inland as nature, triggered by the sudden dip in water temperature, drives them ...
In the Know: What happened to the water taxi in Naples?
Published 1/13/2014 at 5:00 a.m. 0 comments
What happened to the water taxi that was operating between the restaurants on the water from Naples Bay Resort to The Cove and other restaurants?
On The Hook: Fishing cohorts
Published 1/8/2014 at 10:31 a.m. 0 comments
The four guys in this story are my friends ... at least I think so. They come from places in the north; very cold places with names like Ice Falls and Whiteout. They come here to escape those frigid months ...
On The Hook: Net ban benefit replay
Published 12/27/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
One of the oft asked questions by anglers on charter trips is, "How's the fishing here in Southwest Florida now, compared to years ago ... better or worse?" That's a trigger question for me and I usually launch into a ...
Annual Christmas Boat Parade lights up Naples Bay - PHOTOS
Published 12/15/2013 at 8:30 a.m. 1 comment
The spirit of Christmas was alive and afloat Saturday night on Naples Bay for the annual lighted Christmas Boat Parade. See photos.
On The Hook: Fishing etiquette, eh?
Published 12/13/2013 at 4:00 a.m. 1 comment
tiquette. The definition is quite compact and clear ... "rules governing socially acceptable behavior." Now, most every sport has a level of conduct expected of it's participants whether they be spelled out chapter and verse or innately derived. In golf,
Florida officials announce license-free fishing days
Updated 11/28/2013 at 1:07 p.m. 0 comments
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is waiving fishing license requirements for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Boater dies after falling into Lake Okeechobee
Published 11/19/2013 at 6:08 a.m. 1 comment
Authorities say a boater is dead after falling into Lake Okeechobee.
Boat nearly sinks at Naples City Dock
Published 11/12/2013 at 6:47 a.m. 7 comments
Four people in Collier County came face-to-face with disaster Monday when their boat started taking on water near the Naples City Dock.
RedSnook tourney nets record $140,000 for Conservancy of Southwest Florida research efforts
Published 11/6/2013 at 12:23 p.m. 0 comments
Forty-six teams participated in the 2013 RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament that took place Nov. 1-3, generating a record $140,000 net revenue to support the water quality protection and gamefish research conducted by Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
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