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Sassy Sally Cichlid Flies Made Easy
Sassy Sally Cichlid Flies Made Easy
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 10:20AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

If you are like me, you’ll remember those days as a kid when every fish was a trophy. My love of angling... Read More


FWC Marine Fisheries Wants to Hear From You at Summer Workshop Series
FWC Marine Fisheries Wants to Hear From You at Summer Workshop Series
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 at 11:26AM by FWC

Do you have ideas about how Florida’s marine fisheries should be managed? The Florida Fish and Wildlife... Read More


Fly Fishing, Or Why Fight City Hall
Fly Fishing, Or Why Fight City Hall
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 10:52AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Help! Here comes another would-be fly fisherman. Of the forms of sport angling, “Angling with the Fly”,... Read More


BoatUS: Boat Motor Oil  Analysis Made Simple
BoatUS: Boat Motor Oil Analysis Made Simple
Wed, May 13, 2015 at 12:51PM by BoatUS

A lot goes on inside a boat engine, and akin to drawing blood, an engine oil sample analysis (OSA) can tell... Read More


Get Outdoorsy With the New  Guy Harvey Hard-card License
Get Outdoorsy With the New Guy Harvey Hard-card License
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 9:10AM by FWC

There’s something wonderful about having a shiny new card in your wallet. While paper licenses do their... Read More


Walk-About Everglades Tripping
Walk-About Everglades Tripping
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 at 11:29AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Special places hold very special experiences. The Everglades is one of America’s last pristine areas... Read More


Care and Handling of "Sexy Sardines"
Care and Handling of "Sexy Sardines"
Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 2:05PM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

If you fish for bass in Southwest Florida, or about any place else, you’re probably familiar with minnows.... Read More


Winter Neap Tides are Sheepie Time
Winter Neap Tides are Sheepie Time
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 at 10:04AM by Captain Ron Kowalyk

Well, guys, winter is upon us and the cold water and neap tides present a different set of problems for anglers... Read More


Support Your Local Bait Shop
Support Your Local Bait Shop
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:51AM by Sara Decker

Started last year, there is a movement afoot to "shop local" on Saturdays. For many, this is not... Read More


RFA: You Need It; It Needs You
RFA: You Need It; It Needs You
Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 11:14AM by Captain Vic Tison

Ahoy there, Anglers,

There are a few things I want to talk about. First, Rick Hale of Rick's Bait... Read More


Hot Spring fishing.
Hot Spring fishing.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 11:23AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Folks it doesn’t get any better than April and May fishing because the migratory fish enhance our abundant... Read More


A Shell Creek Paddle
A Shell Creek Paddle
Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 11:47AM by Mel The Guide

Hi, all! Hope everyone had a great holiday, and you are getting ready for some really good paddling. You... Read More


Fall Fly Fishing In Southwest Florida
Fall Fly Fishing In Southwest Florida
Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 3:35PM by Capt Gregg McKee

Now that fall is here it’s time to gear up for some of the year’s best fly fishing opportunities... Read More


Tails Of Matlacha, Florida.
Tails Of Matlacha, Florida.
Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 11:29AM by Capt Gregg McKee

The tiny island of Matlacha is only a thirty minute drive from downtown Fort Myers and a fifty-year step... Read More


Boatless Fishing
Boatless Fishing
Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 2:56PM by Lee Clymer

Florida is a fishing paradise, let’s face it. Offshore, inshore, or inland it doesn’t matter,... 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


It's Florida--Get Out and Snorkel!
It's Florida--Get Out and Snorkel!
Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 12:19PM by Clay Ritchings

As summer heats up, Florida parks and pristine beaches are open for enjoyment. Get out and do some snorkeling;... Read More


Let's Go Fishin' Soon - April 2010
Let's Go Fishin' Soon - April 2010
Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 10:06AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Springtime means boat shows, warmer weather, and much better fishing. Mackerel migrations will charge in... Read More


March 2010 Fishing Report  by Captain Van Hubbard
March 2010 Fishing Report by Captain Van Hubbard
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 10:46AM by Captain Van Hubbard

Our weather will start to warm and our waters will fill with hungry migratory fish. Snook fishing will be... Read More


February 2010 Fishing Report  by Captain Van Hubbard
February 2010 Fishing Report by Captain Van Hubbard
Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 12:04PM by Captain Van Hubbard

Some ideas for winter fishing and fishy things to do if it get too cold again. We did get some serious winter... Read More