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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


Calf and Cow Keys
Calf and Cow Keys
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 at 9:10AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

May is a great month for catching large Redfish and Snook in Tampa Bay. Although Redfish are year-long residents... Read More


A Little Work Gives a Big Payoff
A Little Work Gives a Big Payoff
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:04AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Being a guide is a rewarding experience, watching the smile on a young child catching his first fish or the... Read More


"Magenta Line" To Get a Safer Route With Help From Boaters
"Magenta Line" To Get a Safer Route With Help From Boaters
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 9:19AM by BoatUS

It’s over 70 years old, a thin magenta-colored line appearing on over 50 different navigational charts... Read More


"Hurt" Boats: The Top Ten Costliest Ways Boats Come To Grief
"Hurt" Boats: The Top Ten Costliest Ways Boats Come To Grief
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 at 2:59PM by BoatUS

It’s a cross between the CSI and Cold Case TV show crime dramas: taking a look back through the thousands... Read More


Tampa Bay As I Knew It - Part I
Tampa Bay As I Knew It - Part I
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 10:07AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

Growing up in Tampa Bay in the 50s and 60s had so much to offer when it came to fishing. When we were not... Read More


Mobile Apps For Boaters
Mobile Apps For Boaters
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 at 9:15AM by Eric Sharp

We live in an age when a kayak can have better navigation and communications gear than an aircraft carrier... Read More


Shallow Water Gags
Shallow Water Gags
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 11:05AM by Captain Sergio Atanes

February is a good time for me to break the old habit of just fishing for Redfish, Trout and Sheepshead,... Read More


Water Temperatures Falling  With The Season
Water Temperatures Falling With The Season
Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 1:03PM by Captain Ray Markham

Over the past couple of weeks the water temperature near the mouth of Tampa and Terra Ceia Bays has dropped... Read More


Are We There Yet?
Are We There Yet?
Mon, Oct 4, 2010 at 3:05PM by Wilson Hawthorne

Kids love boating. And, few things compare to seeing a child's face light up as they enjoy the marvels... Read More


Fishing the Dry Tortugas
Fishing the Dry Tortugas
Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 3:54PM by Lee Clymer

Although you would have thought fishing would have been a strong suit for Ponce De Leon, it appears that... Read More


Stock Up On Butter; Bug Hunting Is Upon Us!
Stock Up On Butter; Bug Hunting Is Upon Us!
Wed, Jul 7, 2010 at 12:38PM by Clay Ritchings

Florida Keys lobsters are quite different from their northern cousins. For one thing, they don’t have... Read More


Wreck Diving in Southeast Florida is the Best in the U.S.
Wreck Diving in Southeast Florida is the Best in the U.S.
Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 2:34PM by Sherry Christiansen

In recent years, wreck diving has become more and more... Read More


Six Boating Safety Tips From BoatUS
Six Boating Safety Tips From BoatUS
Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 3:58PM by BoatUS

ALEXANDRIA, Va. June 2, 2010 - On waterways across the country, boating season begins this week. To help... Read More


Your Yak Or Mine? March 2010
Your Yak Or Mine? March 2010
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 11:10AM by Mel The Guide

Hi readers: as I write this month’s column I am at the JOOOOYSE SHORE. I only say it that way because... Read More


Your yak or mine? Nov '08
Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:44AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, guys! Thanks for stopping by. Today I have some thoughts to share with you. This may sound funny, but... Read More


Your yak or mine? Jan 09
Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 11:25AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, guys! Hope you all had a wonderful holiday, and some time to spend with the family and friends, After... Read More


We Are Thankful for the Good Fishing and Everything We Have
Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 8:31AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Winter fish can hold more challenges but offers plenty of bright spots. Trout and Snook are closed but Redfish... Read More


OKay, ”You Just Bought Your First Boat; Now, ”Here's How to Keep From Dying
Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:26PM by Florida Marine Times

It was more than 10 years ago when I bought my first boat in Florida. A good friend, who's been guiding... Read More