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

Strong winds hampered fishing efforts over the past week making offshore trips nearly impossible. With a full moon to go and strong east winds, we witnessed some of our lowest tides of the year in Southwest Florida. Although conditions were tough, fish were caught around the inshore ...

On the Water: 2020 off to a windy start in Southwest Florida

We opened the new year in Southwest Florida with steady winds over most days. Inshore anglers fared well despite conditions, however conditions offshore in gulf waters were not as accommodating.Anglers fishing Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass report a steady bite with a variety of fish. Just ...

January fishing in Southwest Florida

January will deliver some of the coldest days of the year on the water around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. Just how cold often determines how and where to fish. If you enjoy watching wildlife, it's a great month -- seems like everywhere you look something is happening.Over cool, windy ...

On the Water: Make some time for holiday fishing

Over the past couple weeks on the waters around Southwest Florida, we had many great boating days followed with not so desirable cool, windy and, at times, rainy weather. The weather forecast looks much improved as we head into the holiday week. Offshore, the better grouper bite continues in ...

On the Water: Anglers enjoy a great week out on the water

It was a great week on the water in Southwest Florida -- the weather was beautiful, and fishing was good. Days of sunshine and little to no wind made for comfortable fishing days offshore in gulf waters. Inshore, there were no reports of red tide and water quality looked much improved over ...

Winners announced for 16th annual Calusa Blueway Kayak Fishing Tournament

The weather wasn't great and the numbers were down, but Bryan and Diana Stockbridge are satisfied with the results of this year's 16th annual Calusa Blueway Kayak Fishing Tournament."We're already discussing how we can increase participation in next year's tournament," Diana Stockbridge ...

On the Water: December will provide more great days of fishing

We were greeted with beautiful weather over the past week to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and close out the month. Despite reports of red tide, especially across areas of Charlotte Harbor, fishing was good, and it was a great time to enjoy on the water. This month will give us more great days ...

On the Water: Holiday season is a great time to go fishing

As we move into the holiday season, it's a great time to spend a relaxing day of fishing with friends or family on the waters of Southwest Florida. The weather is often great with fish hungry as we move into cooler days. It's a great time to enjoy a simple day of fishing -- just grab some bait, ...

On the Water: Cooler weather arrives in Southwest Florida

After a long stretch of above average warm weather, back-to-back cool fronts dropped down into Southwest Florida. Fishing was good ahead of the fronts and a drop in temperature should boost the bite moving forward.Offshore, with the winds brisk all week, there wasn't much to report from Gulf ...

Hookers host 21st Pine Island Fishing Tournament & Derby

Cars filled the nearby parking lots and lined Pine Island Road Sunday, Nov. 3, when the Matlacha Hookers hosted their 21st annual Pine Island Fishing Tournament & Derby at the Olde Fish House Marina.The fishing derby is the largest fundraiser for the Hookers and the money raised goes ...