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On the Water: Fishing the full moon tides

A little cool front dropped down mid-week and brought some north and easterly wind with a slight drop in temperature and humidity. However, full moon tides moved a lot of water in and out and gave us some of the highest tides of the year.Fishing around public wrecks and reefs yielded Spanish ...

On the Water: May fishing in Southwest Florida waters

Weather wasn't the best over the past week as we had our share of windy days, plus off and on rain and thunderstorms. Looking ahead, we move into a new month this week and one that should bring some great fishing.The month of May is the best time to hook into a tarpon as they move into ...

On the Water: Fishing up and down with the weather

Weather and fishing reports were all over the place this past week. We experienced some beautiful days, windy days and much needed rain at times. On the weekend the water was very crowded, at times it looked as though every boat in the county was on the water. Despite some windy days, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...