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Articles By Captain Ron Kowalyk


Hard Work, But That's the Way the Fish Bite
Hard Work, But That's the Way the Fish Bite
Tue, May 26, 2015 at 12:20PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Inshore: Action was pretty good this week in Pine Island Sound with numbers of reds, snook, and trout all... Read More


Tips From the Tipsters
Tips From the Tipsters
Thu, May 21, 2015 at 1:50PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Everybody wants to be in the know, well, that’s only natural. I sit around the shop at Estero River... Read More


Working the Green Monster, Or Learning the "Polish Chip Shot"
Working the Green Monster, Or Learning the "Polish Chip Shot"
Fri, May 15, 2015 at 9:43AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

If you’re a baseball fan you’ve probably heard of the Green Monster; it’s a high outfield... Read More


Ball Bearings, Anyone? Or, How Many Are Too Many?
Ball Bearings, Anyone? Or, How Many Are Too Many?
Thu, May 14, 2015 at 9:09AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

If you’ve shopped around for a new reel lately, particularly a spinning reel, man, there’s just... Read More


On The Water With Captain Ron: Backbay Fishing
On The Water With Captain Ron: Backbay Fishing
Tue, May 12, 2015 at 11:31AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Well, sports fans, summer is upon us and that means hot redfish, snook, and trout action around Sanibel,... Read More


Cooler Conundrums, Or How Much is Too Much! Maybe!
Cooler Conundrums, Or How Much is Too Much! Maybe!
Mon, May 11, 2015 at 9:07AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

The great advances in “over the top” marine coolers are steps forward in keeping cool on your... Read More


Let's Mullet Over, Or Detritus Happens, but What Happens to Detritus
Let's Mullet Over, Or Detritus Happens, but What Happens to Detritus
Thu, May 7, 2015 at 1:21PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

It is true mullet are a bunch a booger eaters, but in the fish kingdom they’re certainly not alone.... Read More


The Poop Report:  Or, More About Detritus Than You Might Want to Know
The Poop Report: Or, More About Detritus Than You Might Want to Know
Wed, May 6, 2015 at 1:18PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

My lifelong love affair with poop has perhaps gotten a tad out of control; not really. All healthy critters... Read More


Pop Can Fishing and the Cuban Reel
Pop Can Fishing and the Cuban Reel
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 11:11AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Part of survival training includes foraging for food. By food I mean stuff you can digest that provides more... Read More


Micro-Weighting Your Softplastics
Micro-Weighting Your Softplastics
Fri, Apr 17, 2015 at 9:12AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Softplastics, in all their variations, are the most popular, easy to manage, and versatile of allartificial... Read More


Corn, Peas, Carrots, Matzo Balls, Chicken Liver? For Tilapia
Corn, Peas, Carrots, Matzo Balls, Chicken Liver? For Tilapia
Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 11:15AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

If you fish the canals, brackish water ponds, and feeder creeks here in Southwest Florida you’re bound... Read More


Learn To Love It!
Learn To Love It!
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:36AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

If guiding teaches us anything, it’s learn to love it. By anything I mean love of the the whole practice... Read More


Blown Night Crawlers:  Bass Madness!
Blown Night Crawlers: Bass Madness!
Fri, Mar 20, 2015 at 9:43AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

A Lindy Worm Blower is a commercial item available online or at tackle shops. This tool is designed to inject... Read More


Be Wary of Super-High Modulus Graphite Rods
Be Wary of Super-High Modulus Graphite Rods
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 9:18AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Here’s another old timey overview of the recent trends in high modulus graphite composite fishing rods.... Read More


Add Action and Relieve Line Twists On Those Popular Spoon Lures
Add Action and Relieve Line Twists On Those Popular Spoon Lures
Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 2:20PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Here in Southwest Florida and across regions where the Johnson Gold or Silver Minnow spoons are a staple... Read More


How Graphite Works Compared To Fiberglass
How Graphite Works Compared To Fiberglass
Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 12:09PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

A simplified comparison and, in turn, explanation of how and why graphite-infused fishing rod blanks are... Read More


Hook Placement is Everything! With Sexy Sardines & Kentucky Shiners, Well, Almost!
Hook Placement is Everything! With Sexy Sardines & Kentucky Shiners, Well, Almost!
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 2:02PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

It doesn’t take much more care to put the right hook in the right place on any live bait but freshwater... Read More


Less Bling the Right Thing
Less Bling the Right Thing
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 1:59PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Now girls like the jewelry but my gals go it light. There are lots of flashy fish attractors: spinner blades,... Read More


Simple Observations on Trailers, Tires, and Wheels
Simple Observations on Trailers, Tires, and Wheels
Mon, Feb 16, 2015 at 10:37AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

To the average layman, or those of us who aren’t engineering majors, ratios and gearing and wheel circumference... Read More


Ethanol and Non-Ethanol Fuel: Some Facts, Some Fiction
Ethanol and Non-Ethanol Fuel: Some Facts, Some Fiction
Fri, Feb 13, 2015 at 11:17AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

I’ll hear about this skeed but I’m used to it. There are two or three or four schools of thought... Read More