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Articles By John Paeno


Imperial River Fishing Report: Keep An Eye On The Weather
Imperial River Fishing Report: Keep An Eye On The Weather
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 10:54AM by John Paeno

As the summer gets into full swing, the fishing changes dramatically on the Imperial River. During the winter... Read More


Warning Paddlers!
Warning Paddlers!
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 at 4:35PM by John Paeno

Florida has more people struck by lightning each year than any other state of the Union and more people are... Read More


Paddlers, Be Careful
Paddlers, Be Careful
Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 8:59AM by John Paeno

I was recently reminded that southwest Florida is part of the Everglades. That means this is wild jungle-like... Read More


Snook Season Finally Open
Snook Season Finally Open
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 3:59PM by John Paeno

As you have probably heard, and anticipated, the opening of Snook season is finally here! It has been a long... Read More


What's Sup?
What's Sup?
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 1:41PM by John Paeno

This is one of the questions I get a lot. To clear things up, SUP represents “Stand Up Paddleboard”... Read More


Fishing in the Shallows of Lee County
Fishing in the Shallows of Lee County
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:05AM by John Paeno

The waters of the bays and beaches along the Lee County coast have warmed right up. I get up early every... Read More


Fishing Matanzas Pass in a Kayak
Fishing Matanzas Pass in a Kayak
Wed, Apr 17, 2013 at 9:32AM by John Paeno

Ft. Myers Beach, Matanzas Pass, early morning in April and the conditions are right. The temperature is suppose... Read More


Plenty To Do At Pine island
Plenty To Do At Pine island
Tue, Dec 28, 2010 at 2:07PM by John Paeno

There was a lot to do last month and we had the opportunity to meet a lot of people. Pine Island's Creative... Read More


Blueway & Riverfest Jumpstart the Festival Season
Blueway & Riverfest Jumpstart the Festival Season
Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 12:36PM by John Paeno

Things are in full swing now. The events from the Blueway Festival to the Blues Festival have been going... Read More


Touring Lee County  With Calusa John
Touring Lee County With Calusa John
Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 12:06PM by John Paeno

October has been a busy month with Halloween and the Great Calusa Blueway Festival. We've had a lot going... Read More


Are the Indian Mounds Haunted?
Are the Indian Mounds Haunted?
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 8:19AM by John Paeno

It is said that on Halloween the spirits of the dead rise and take flight. Is it true or can we as individuals... Read More


A Glowing Experience
A Glowing Experience
Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 6:06PM by John Paeno

Summer in Pine Island Sound is an exercise in awe inspiring natural experiences. To start with let me tell... Read More


Calusa Backwater Adventures - July 2010
Calusa Backwater Adventures - July 2010
Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 9:32AM by John Paeno

Oil Spill and Fishing Pine Island Sound When I was a kid, I grew up watching TV shows like, “Lost in... Read More


 Pine Island Sound History, Legend, and Folklore - With Calusa John - April, 2010
Pine Island Sound History, Legend, and Folklore - With Calusa John - April, 2010
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:36AM by John Paeno

Tampa. If you live in Southwest Florida, you know where Tampa is located. But you may be surprised to learn... Read More


Calusa Backwater Adventures  With Calusa John - November, 2009
Calusa Backwater Adventures With Calusa John - November, 2009
Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 9:17AM by John Paeno

The signs are all here of an early winter. I have most recently spotted roseate spoonbills, kingfishers,... Read More


Calusa Backwater Adventures  - July, 2009
Calusa Backwater Adventures - July, 2009
Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 8:32AM by John Paeno

Hi, everyone. Here is my personal thanks to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission for the opportunity... Read More


Calusa Backwater Adventures With Calusa John - May 2009
Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:51PM by John Paeno

South Florida is no stranger to the destructive force and power of hurricanes. After Charley hit the Sound,... Read More


Calusa Backwater Adventures With Calusa John - April 2009
Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 7:37AM by John Paeno

Here we are again, with spring coming in. Last year at this time we were just starting to get into the Bull... Read More


Calusa Backwater Adventures With Calusa John
Calusa Backwater Adventures With Calusa John
Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 9:39AM by John Paeno

We had a great time at the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival (Bokeelia, Pine Island) this year! The weather... Read More


The Biggest Indian in Florida
The Biggest Indian in Florida
Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 9:07AM by John Paeno

In the late 1700s and early 1800s, Cuban fishermen moved to Key West and up the west coast to Charlotte Harbor... Read More