On The Hook: Fishing – Skill or luck?
Published 10/31/2013 at 9:53 a.m. 0 comments
It's an ageless argument enacted out every day by folks who fish. It's a ying and yang thing that seemingly gets played out by the evidence in each instance. For example; take yesterday: fishing with a nice couple from New ...
Fishing Report: Redfish action continues to be strong
Published 10/30/2013 at 8:57 a.m. 0 comments
This past week, catching fish has almost been a bonus because it has been so beautiful on the water, at least for the inshore fishermen. Offshore, that east wind hasn’t been as friendly and made for some bumpy trips.
On The Hook: Follow the bait
Published 10/17/2013 at 12:35 p.m. 0 comments
Follow most any detective thriller that frequently plays out a stymied hero as their leads go cold in nailing the perpetrator; then watch what happens next. Usually, there is a reflective moment when the partner asks our hero what they ...
On The Hook: Fishing patience – Some things can't be rushed
Published 8/8/2013 at 9:13 a.m. 0 comments
Many, if not most times, fishing can drain away just about all the patience an angler can muster. If you fish, just think of the hours on end you were focused on that rod of fiberglass in your hands waiting ...
Fishing: Rain slows snooks, heats up sharks
Published 6/7/2013 at 1:03 p.m. 0 comments
The ducks in my canal are enjoying the weather of the past few days and so are the fish (they don’t have eyelids to squint from the sun). The entire Southwest Florida area has been getting a fair amount of ...
Outdoors column: Sides divided on lifting snook ban
Published 5/25/2013 at 6:01 p.m. 0 comments
The snook — some the length of a grown man’s arm — are packed in so tightly along the fuel docks of the Hamilton Harbor Marina in Naples that they can literally be fed by hand.
Fishing Report: Opportunity to sight fish snook from the beaches is now
Published 5/22/2013 at 6:01 a.m. 0 comments
My neighbor’s poinciana tree is about three-fourths in bloom, and if past years’ performance is any indicator, this should be a time to sight fish lots of snook right on the beach.
On The Hook: Our big summer fishing problem
Published 5/16/2013 at 8:36 a.m. 0 comments
There's a denizen of the deep, preparing to decimate your next deep water fishing trip. He thrives on ambushing the hooked fish you so painstakingly sought, in one fell swoop – snook, permit, cobia et al – all fall to ...
Fishing Report: Use catfish to catch the now-appearing tarpon
Published 4/24/2013 at 8:20 a.m. 0 comments
Spring! When a young mans heart yearn for ... tarpon, of course. Tarpon are making their presence made from down in the Ten Thousand Islands to off Fort Myers Beach. These are the big fish on the annual trek up ...
State agency extends red snapper season, won't benefit Southwest Florida
Published 4/17/2013 at 10:13 p.m. 0 comments
Some Southwest Florida anglers are crying foul over a change in the recreational season for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. To get to where the red snapper are off Southwest Florida, fishermen have to travel to deeper water ...
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Naples and Marco Island Fishing Report
Hopefully the wind will stop a blowing
Good fishing despite the winy weather.
April fishing has been pretty awesome in Naples and Marco Island
April Fishing has not been great everyday but most days it has been pretty awesome. Get out and catch some. Read on!
Great Fishing in Naples and Marco with all the warm weather.
Wholy Moly the weather has been warm. Continued good fishing as the temps stay unseasonably warm, but could make things difficult on the summer fishery. We will have to wait and see in Naples and Marco fishery.