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Articles By Captain Ray Markham


Hot Bite in Warm Water
Hot Bite in Warm Water
Mon, Jul 16, 2012 at 5:52PM by Captain Ray Markham

It’s been tough fishing during the mid-day heat, but this past week we’ve seen some heavy showers... Read More


Heat Dogging the Early Days of Summer on the Suncoast
Heat Dogging the Early Days of Summer on the Suncoast
Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 11:03AM by Captain Ray Markham

A week after Tropical Storm Debbie blew through the Tampa Bay area, the water in lower Tampa Bay remained... Read More


Summer Kicks In and The Weather Rocks--And Rolls
Summer Kicks In and The Weather Rocks--And Rolls
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 2:03PM by Captain Ray Markham

June begins a period on the Gulf Coast known as hurricane season. Things were cooking early with lots of... Read More


East Coast and West Coast Fishing's a Match
East Coast and West Coast Fishing's a Match
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 3:02PM by Captain Ray Markham

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve fished both coasts of Central Florida. Last week you would have... Read More


Hot Bite Sparked By The Week's Soggy Ending
Hot Bite Sparked By The Week's Soggy Ending
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 4:41PM by Captain Ray Markham

Mostly good steady action could describe much of this past week’s fishing with the exception of Friday’s... Read More


Fish Get The Holiday Blahs Too
Fish Get The Holiday Blahs Too
Tue, May 29, 2012 at 2:25PM by Captain Ray Markham

Holiday weeks make for tough fishing sometimes, due to the excess boating traffic. Memorial Day weekend is... Read More


Persistence Produces A Mixed Bag
Persistence Produces A Mixed Bag
Tue, May 22, 2012 at 10:40AM by Captain Ray Markham

Anglers fishing aboard my flats skiff, the Flat Back II found steady action much of the week. In the catch... Read More


Inshore Bite Heats Up As Tarpon Numbers Rise
Inshore Bite Heats Up As Tarpon Numbers Rise
Mon, May 14, 2012 at 3:00PM by Captain Ray Markham

Despite slower tides toward the week’s end, this past week anglers fishing aboard my Action Craft flats... Read More


Full Moon Winds Up Another Grand Slam Week
Full Moon Winds Up Another Grand Slam Week
Mon, May 7, 2012 at 11:31AM by Captain Ray Markham

I’m still running inshore trips, but tarpon season is upon us, and my first tarpon trips of the... Read More


Snook Highlights a Mixed Bag on Falling Tide and Barometer
Snook Highlights a Mixed Bag on Falling Tide and Barometer
Tue, May 1, 2012 at 11:51AM by Captain Ray Markham

Anglers aboard my skiff, the Flat Back II out of Terra Ceia, saw steady action all week with snook, trout,... Read More


Snook On The Move - Preparing To Spawn
Snook On The Move - Preparing To Spawn
Tue, May 1, 2012 at 8:52AM by Captain Ray Markham

Snook have been pouring out of backcountry areas and on the flats over the past several weeks. Creeks and... Read More


Steady Action Has Anglers Seeing Red!
Steady Action Has Anglers Seeing Red!
Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 9:37AM by Captain Ray Markham

Some days it seems like staying in bed might be a good idea, particularly when heavy rains, lightning, squalls,... Read More


Warmer Than Normal Weather Pushing Fish Ahead of Schedule?
Warmer Than Normal Weather Pushing Fish Ahead of Schedule?
Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 9:33AM by Captain Ray Markham

Whether or not you think fish are ahead of schedule, only the fish can say for sure. Trout are right in line... Read More


Behind the Front
Behind the Front
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 9:33AM by Captain Ray Markham

Anglers aboard the Flat Back II this week caught snook, trout, and redfish while fishing inside Terra Ceia... Read More


Persistence on Slow Tide Days leads to Good Catches
Persistence on Slow Tide Days leads to Good Catches
Tue, Apr 3, 2012 at 9:32AM by Captain Ray Markham

Slower tides this week made for a little slower action most days, but still with diligence, anglers aboard... Read More


March Roaring In  With Big Trout!
March Roaring In With Big Trout!
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:13AM by Captain Ray Markham

Daylight Saving has begun, and on March 15th, we had equal daylight and dark hours. As we get progressively... Read More


Spring Is In The Air and Water
Spring Is In The Air and Water
Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 12:18PM by Captain Ray Markham

Anglers fishing aboard the Flat Back II, my 1820 Action Craft Flatsmaster SE Hybrid, reeled in Inshore Grand... Read More


The Lure of the Full Moon
The Lure of the Full Moon
Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 11:38AM by Captain Ray Markham

A few days either side of the full moon can be a great time to fish on the low tides, but navigation can... Read More


Spooning For Reds
Spooning For Reds
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 11:08AM by Captain Ray Markham

A recent trip to the Homosassa River to fish with my friend, Capt. William Toney, out of MacRae’s of... Read More


A Pair Of 7s Make for Good Luck
A Pair Of 7s Make for Good Luck
Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 8:33AM by Captain Ray Markham

For over thirty years, I’ve used a pair of jigs tied up in tandem called the Love’s Lures Tandem... Read More