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

Strong winds for the better part of the week often made fishing difficult inshore and near impossible offshore. With that said, anglers found success for a variety of fish. Spanish mackerel were caught from the Matlacha Drawbridge and in Matlacha Pass north of marker 72. Also, mackerel were ...

On the Water: It was another good week of fishing

Much of the week brought perfect fishing conditions with blue skies, lite winds and lower humidity. Winds ramped up over the weekend regulating anglers to fishing inshore and just off the beaches.   Despite a few windy days and bumpy conditions, anglers fishing offshore scored with grouper, ...

On the Water: Enjoying warm weather and good fishing

Warm weather continued over the week making for summer like fishing conditions. Anglers fishing the inshore waters enjoyed a good week for a variety of fish. Redfish numbers were good over the week with fish averaging in size from 20-31 inches. Fishing the morning high water through the ...

On the Water: Fish will be on the move in October

October is a refreshing month for anglers in Southwest Florida. After a long, hot summer, we finally get relief with cooler days and lower humidity. That combination can get your blood pumping and energy up for some good fishing. And good fishing we come to expect this month as fish are active, ...

On the Water: Good fishing with favorable weather and tides

It was another beautiful week on the water that started with cooler temperatures and breezy days. As the week concluded, flat seas returned as well as hot days. After a great summer snapper season across our inshore waters, they appear to be thinning out as they make their way offshore as the ...

On the Water: Fall fishing begins across Southwest Florida

As we put summer behind us and roll into the first week of fall, anglers will find good fishing opportunities inshore and in gulf waters. Large bait schools are hanging over grass flats throughout Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Fishing around these areas produced steady action with ...

On the Water: Fishing good for some but slow for others

A full moon brought strong tides to boost the inshore bite, however it may have hampered offshore fishing. Mangrove snapper and redfish continue as top targets for inshore anglers. Often both were caught together along mangrove shorelines and oyster bars. They were reported in south Matlacha ...

On the Water: September begins a change of seasons

As we roll into September, the end of summer is in sight as we gradually break away from hot muggy days and transition to the cooler days of autumn. This is great news for anglers fishing around Pine Island and Southwest Florida.  Days become a little less humid with a slight drop in ...

On the Water: There’s plenty of action with snapper, sharks

As mentioned almost weekly over the past few months, mangrove snapper fishing is very good. Limits of tasty snappers were boxed offshore, in and around the gulf passes, and throughout the inshore waters.Snapper from 11 to 15 inches were taken throughout the inshore waters, including south ...

On the Water: Changing things up a little during August

Fishing or boating in Southwest Florida in August means dealing with the hot days of summer. Here are a couple options to cool down and possibly change things up a little. If you just want to have fun and maybe do a little fishing while relaxing, then the beaches are a good choice, especially ...