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On the Water: Full moon brings strong tides and boosts fishing

A big full moon gave us strong tides over the Easter week and coupled with a breezy holiday weekend, brought us extra high water.Reports of consistent action with Spanish mackerel came from areas around the B and C spans of the Sanibel Causeway, plus both Redfish and Captiva passes. The best ...

Dolphin Tales: Dolphin days in Pine Island Sound

Dolphin days in Pine Island Sound can be the best form of entertainment in the region, especially during this time of social distancing. We have a very stable, resident community of bottlenose dolphin in our area. Bands of females swim together while feeding, socializing and even babysitting ...

On the Water: Good weather and great fishing in area waters

One positive came from all the negative news over the week -- recreational fishing is a necessity. With the amount of boats on the water it appeared as though anglers made the best of the situation and took advantage of some great weather.Offshore, anglers found rod-bending action from just off ...

On the Water: April might be top month for fishing in Southwest Florida

Let's think positive and look forward to great fishing opportunities that may present themselves over the upcoming month.If I had to choose one month of the year to fish in Southwest Florida, it would be hard to pass on the month of April. As we transition into spring, our coastal waters are ...

On the Water: It was a busy week out on the water

We enjoyed another week of sunny skies and warm weather on the waters of Southwest Florida. There were a lot of boats on the water all week and even more for the weekend -- some fishing, others enjoying the outdoors. It was good to see people take a break to de-stress and enjoy our ...

On the Water: What a week on the water

Wow! What a beautiful week it was on the waters around Southwest Florida. There were a lot of boats and our waters were busy. Hopefully everyone was decompressing from all the negative news of late. Fishing wasn't too bad either for a variety of fish.The sheepshead bite was strong all week ...

Dolphin Tales: What are the natural predators of bottlenose dolphins?

Bottlenose dolphin are cetaceans that rarely become prey thanks to their size, their intelligence, the use of echolocation and their level of socialization that gives them a significant advantage by staying in groups and intimidating their opponent. However, sharks will take the smallest ...

Lent: A season to toss or add?

Many people view Lent as Plan B for failed New Year's Resolutions. Therefore, for many people Lent is following that quaint custom of giving up some pleasure. And so, we toss, pitch, fling, resolve and shed a big crocodile tear while bragging about giving up Brussels sprouts for Lent. But ...

On the Water: It was an up and down week out on the water

The first week of March did not exactly deliver us the ideal fishing conditions anglers were hoping for. Mother Nature gave us plenty of wind followed with a cold front for the weekend.Ahead of the front, southwest winds prevailed for several days. Coupled with incoming water, afternoon tides ...