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  • On The Hook: Tough fishing and going for the long shot Published 4/17/2014 at 8:43 a.m. 0 comments

    Sometimes, getting into good fishing is tough. Awhile back, I received an email from a reader in response to one of my articles relating to hard fishing experiences and the responders gist was "how awful it is to see folks, ...

  • On The Hook: Beat the drum Published 4/2/2014 at 5:44 p.m. 0 comments

    March was a tough weather month here on the Paradise Coast. Oh no, not for the folks down here escaping the ravages of the cold anywhere north but, rather, for those with a passion for fishing.

  • Massive 14-foot, 700-pound shark caught in Broward County Published 3/26/2014 at 4:11 p.m. 0 comments

    group of young fishermen reeled in a massive catch in Broward County, Florida. And you've got to see it to believe it.

  • On The Hook: Unladylike ladyfish Published 3/19/2014 at 5:40 p.m. 0 comments

    It's March. Expect anything. From the size and mix of the crowds along the Paradise Coast to the eccentric weather. Both factors have had a definite impact on what is loosely labeled spring fishing.

  • 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,

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