Fishin’ Frank says “ There are however a lot of Sheepshead in Alligator Creek and at El-Jo.”

Fishin’ Frank says “ There are however a lot of Sheepshead in Alligator Creek and at El-Jo.”

The weather is not what had been predicted, so chasing the Kings may not happen for a little while. There are however a lot of Sheepshead in Alligator Creek and at El-Jo. Shrimp is the bait of choice right now for the Sheepshead. The larger shrimp should attract the larger fish. Many of the Sheepshead are close to the 20 inch mark. While fishing at El-Jo you should also be able to get your keeper...

Captain Terry says “However, we should still have some good fishing throughout the next week or so…”

Captain Terry says “However, we should still have some good fishing throughout the next week or so…”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Prior to, during and after the recent Ft. Myers Boat Show the fishing was and has been fantastic on both incoming and outgoing tides. The 'white' bait has been around the bridges and cast...

The 42nd Annual Fort Myers Boat Show Set to Make a Splash!

The 42nd Annual Fort Myers Boat Show Set to Make a Splash!

Southwest Florida’s largest and most anticipated boat show returns for it’s 42nd annual exhibition of boats, equipment and seminars. The event will be held in the Harborside Event Center and the City of Fort Myers Yacht Basin Thursday, Nov. 13...

2014 Fisherman’s Village Cruise

2014 Fisherman’s Village Cruise

On a beautiful October Tuesday, fourteen Cape Coral Cruise Club boats headed north on the GICW, turned into Charlotte Harbor, then on to the Peace River to Fisherman’s Village Marina. The good member turnout was because this remains one of...

Captain Terry says “ Live, dead, cut baits will be one’s best bet …”

Captain Terry says “ Live, dead, cut baits will be one’s best bet …”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Fishing has remained good during the month of October for most species. I had the opportunity to take a Martin Smith of Cape Coral out with his grandson's ( Isaac and Ethan) from Churubusco,...

Keep Lee County Beautiful Monofilament Madness

Keep Lee County Beautiful Monofilament Madness

CALLING ALL BOATERS! WE NEED YOU to join us in cleaning Estero Bay! MONOFILAMENT MADNESS SATURDAY, November 1, 2014 8:00 AM - 1:00PM FISH-TALE MARINA FORT MYERS BEACH Please fill out and return attached registration form so we may plan accordingly for the BBQ! Registration Form The KLCB Marine Cleanup is an annual event during which volunteers go out in boats, kayaks, canoes, jet skis and anything else that floats, to remove monofilament fishing line and other harmful debris from the mangrove areas of Lee...

Full moon on the horizon.

Full moon on the horizon.

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) October is 'Redfish Month'. Those anglers seeking their dream of hooking, fighting and landing a big Redfish should make arrangements to target this species now; especially with a 'full moon on the horizon'! Notwithstanding that we are still a week away, both of the daily high tide cycles should provide plenty of water to seek out the fish in a number of areas around Punta Rassa Bay, Buck Key as well as other areas...

Fishin’ Frank Says “Tom Adams Pier in Englewood is a very good day time spot for Mackerel and Snapper from land.”

Fishin’ Frank Says “Tom Adams Pier in Englewood is a very good day time spot for Mackerel and Snapper from land.”

10/6/14 By: Fishin’ Frank Reds are still doing well at the 41 bridges, cast at the high line wires. Tom Adams Pier in Englewood is a very good day time spot for Mackerel and Snapper from land. For the Mackerel, use a...

“Redfish are at the 41 bridge” Says Fishin’ Franks

“Redfish are at the 41 bridge” Says Fishin’ Franks

10/5/14 By: Fishin’ Frank Well our new hoodies are a welcome addition this morning with the temps at 60 degrees. It really was not that cold, but when it was 90 yesterday, it takes a couple of days to get used to...

12 Member Boats Cruise to the Naples Boat Club

12 Member Boats Cruise to the Naples Boat Club

The Cape Coral Cruise Club enjoyed the beautiful Naples Boat Club for their September cruise on the 16th, 17th and 18th. Fourteen boats signed up for the cruise but two had to drop out – one for a mechanical issue...

“ Some of the year’s best Redfish action will be in October! ” Says Captain Terry

“ Some of the year’s best Redfish action will be in October! ” Says Captain Terry

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) My 1st Mate (Vicki) and I recently returned from a trip to Italy to experience some fly fishing on the Lima River close to Lucca, Italy. We had a wonderful time with one of...

BOATER ALERT

BOATER ALERT

BOATER ALERT: The USCG is surveying the boating community to see what impact a change in bridge opening schedules will have on boaters. This is being driven by All Aboard Florida which is a public/private passenger rail project (Florida East Coast Industries) that connects Miami with Orlando in three hours. Several waterways are impacted, including New River in Ft. Lauderdale, Loxahatchee River in Jupiter and St. Lucie River in Stuart. Trains are stated to be less than 1,000 feet long and capable...

Southwest Florida has superb destinations.

Southwest Florida has superb destinations.

The Cape Coral Cruise Club, founded in 1963, is unique among S.W. Florida boat clubs in that it owns a portion of a private island on the Caloosahatchee River east of the Franklin Lock. Over the years a covered pavilion has been built where the members enjoy monthly picnics. The facility also has four docks with both 50amp and 30amp power that can accommodate up to sixteen member boats for a weekend. CCCC is a group of active cruisers. Monthly cruises...

The Great Boat Lift of 9/11

The Great Boat Lift of 9/11

GoBoaters, please take a few minutes out of your day to watch this. Incredibly moving story about the heroic efforts of boaters on 9/11. The Great Boat Lift of 9/11 became the largest sea evacuation . . . in history! Larger...

Captain Terry says “This time of the month should produce great action as the full moon cycle takes its course.”

Captain Terry says “This time of the month should produce great action as the full moon cycle takes its course.”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) This time of the month should produce great action as the full moon cycle takes its course. Migratory species, such as King Fish and Spanish Mackerel will only add to the grouper and snapper...

Captain Terry says “ Snook season is open. Early morning or late evenings are good times to target these nocturnal feeders.”

Captain Terry says “ Snook season is open. Early morning or late evenings are good times to target these nocturnal feeders.”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Last week's southerly winds, good weather and high tides provided 'prime-time' for catching numerous species for off-shore and in-shore fishing alike. Reports of Spanish Mackerels, Triple Tails, Cobia, Snapper and Grouper catches were good....

“Fish will move with the tide, but when tides are low they will ‘hold up’ in deeper water.” says Captain Terry

“Fish will move with the tide, but when tides are low they will ‘hold up’ in deeper water.” says Captain Terry

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Offshore; Spanish Mackerel are being reported in the passes and just off the beaches. The Kingfish migration has begun on the east coast and the west coast migration should follow suit. Groupers, Snappers, Cobia,...

Cape Coral Cruise Club Fall Schedule

Cape Coral Cruise Club Fall Schedule

The Cape Coral Cruise Club, founded in 1963, is unique among S.W. Florida boat clubs in that it owns a portion of a private island on the Caloosahatchee River east of the Franklin Lock near Alva. Over the years a covered pavilion has been built where the members enjoy monthly picnics, bocce, horseshoes and other relaxing activities. A major advantage for members is that the Island has ample dockage for member's boats. Over the years, four docks have been installed on...

Collier officials warn boat owners about thefts

Collier officials warn boat owners about thefts

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- With so many boats around, criminals are always close-by. From brazen boat burglars in Sarasota, just hooking up a truck to a trailer and taking off with a 29 footer. To kayak thieves in Naples, loading a 13 foot kayak into a truck on Gulfshore Boulevard South, police say you're a target. Not just the boat, but what you own on it. "The criminal knows what it's coming for, it's like shopping." Electronics and other valuables on board are...

Captain Terry says “ I am forecasting great backcountry opportunities over the next week, especially in…”

Captain Terry says “ I am forecasting great backcountry opportunities over the next week, especially in…”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Last week was fantastic fishing with the full moon and southern breezes providing plenty of current and water from the Gulf of Mexico. Pictured here is one of my favorite junior anglers, Wyatt Day...

Dive In With Chiefy- Lobster Mini Season

Dive In With Chiefy- Lobster Mini Season

Near perfect weather conditions on the ocean for this year’s mini-season, found many divers out on the water in southeast Florida. This year mini-season fell on July 30th & 31st, the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July. This tradition was...

“ Rains are swelling creeks and rivers so be sure and get into the backcountry locations two hours ahead of high tide…” Says Captain Terry

“ Rains are swelling creeks and rivers so be sure and get into the backcountry locations two hours ahead of high tide…” Says Captain Terry

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Last week I had the pleasure to meet new clients as well as take some repeat clients to catch Snook, Redfish, Seatrout and Mangrove Snappers. The tides were good allowing me to get into...

A weekend on Blackwater Sound in Key Largo.

A weekend on Blackwater Sound in Key Largo.

Just finished one of those long weekends that you really wish would go on for several more days (or weeks!). My family had the good fortune of being invited to spend a few days with friends at their house...

Reducing your risk of Vibrio infection

Reducing your risk of Vibrio infection

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“ The flats produced good Seatrout action early in the mornings and late in the evenings.” Says Captain Terry

“ The flats produced good Seatrout action early in the mornings and late in the evenings.” Says Captain Terry

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Last week produced some super big fish including the 29" Redfish caught by Mr. Jose Romanelli of Cape Coral, Florida on his birthday charter with his family (father, mother, sister and girlfriend). Jose is just turned 20 and is a junior at Edison University in Ft. Myers and is studying law as well as majoring in Marine Ecology. He is a friend of marine life and I consider him a good client and contact...

Impact of Boating in Pinellas County and St. Petersburg Downtown Waterfront Breakwater Proposal

Impact of Boating in Pinellas County and St. Petersburg Downtown Waterfront Breakwater Proposal

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St. Pete needs breakwaters in any pier plan

St. Pete needs breakwaters in any pier plan

JAY CONNER/STAFF   ST. PETERSBURG — Water taxis, kayaking and courtesy boat slips all made the short list for the city’s new pier, reflective of a community eager to turn its signature waterfront into a maritime playground. But those plans may be...

Florida Lobster Mini Season

Florida Lobster Mini Season

With Florida Lobster Mini Season just over one week away, it's time to get out on the water and scout out these tasty Florida creatures. Yesterday, I ventured out on my first prospective dive of the season departing the Hillsboro...

Captain Terry says “Offshore reports good Red Grouper, Cobia, Gray and Yellow Tail Snapper bites.”

Captain Terry says “Offshore reports good Red Grouper, Cobia, Gray and Yellow Tail Snapper bites.”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) In my last report, I felt that coming into the 'Full Moon' Phase would produce some good fishing if the winds allowed access to 'less pressured' areas for both Snook, Redfish, Seatrouts, Pompano and...

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