“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, Tripletail and other species are all being caught off shore off the wrecks and reefs from 20 to 80 ft. of water. The baits of choice (depending on the species) will range from artificial presentations (top water and weighted jigs)...

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...

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...

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 the backcountry on the incoming tides. Pictured here is Mr. Ben Shepard of Toledo, Ohio proudly displaying his 33" Snook caught on a weighted jig head using a cut Pinfish on the bottom, close to some Mangroves. I could tell...

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 on Blackwater Sound in Key Largo. What a spot! Sitting with a cup of coffee on the dock in the early morning, before the heat of the day kicked in, and looking out over the quiet sound while...

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...

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 Inlet on the east coast of Florida in Pompano Beach. The wind was light, visibility was great, but I experienced an unusual and strong south current that brought some confusion to the dive. There have been many scattered reports for...

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 other species, and it did. Pictured here is junior angler, Tom Moslander III., of Granite City, Il. proudly displaying a nice Redfish he caught on a jig with a shrimp (under a cork); while hIs grandfather, Tom Moslander caught this...

Cape Coral Cruise Club revisits Burnt Store Marina

Cape Coral Cruise Club revisits Burnt Store Marina

Nine CCCC members made the trip to Burnt Store Marina for a 3 day cruise beginning June 17. Participating were cruise leaders Jack and Elsie Harris on Running Water, Robert and Carol Peterson on C R Slide, Ted and Beverley...

“ Fish areas with good water movement…” Says Captain Terry

“ Fish areas with good water movement…” Says Captain Terry

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Tarpon are still in the area; off of the beaches, in the 'passes', in San Carlos Bay, Pine Island Sound and especially Charlotte Harbor. Their whereabouts depend on whether the tides are incoming or...

Captain Terry says “ Tarpon and Shark are still here in big numbers…”

Captain Terry says “ Tarpon and Shark are still here in big numbers…”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Tarpon and Shark are still here in big numbers off the beaches and in the passes of the outer islands from Sanibel to Cayo Costa. Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor are both holding...

LIFESTYLES OF THE “NOT SO” RICH AND FAMOUS – Cape Coral Cruise Club

LIFESTYLES OF THE “NOT SO” RICH AND FAMOUS – Cape Coral Cruise Club

On Monday the 19th of May 2014 at 8:00 am six boats from the Cape Coral Cruise Club set out on an adventure to the Out Islands of the Bahamas particularly on this trip, the Exumas. Those traveling are as...

“Great summer back-country fishing!” says Captain Terry

“Great summer back-country fishing!” says Captain Terry

Full moon, southerly winds and high summer tides make for great fishing. Tarpon, Redfish, Snook and Seatrout are abound. Tarpon are here in big numbers! Big Snook are active both in the backcountry and off of the beaches. Tournament size Redfish are around the 'hard to get to' spoil and natural islands with structure and mangroves. Southerly winds and higher summer tides give fishermen and fisher ladies alike more opportunity to target their favorite species and 'catch a fish of a...

Cape Coral Cruise Club returns to Palm Island

Cape Coral Cruise Club returns to Palm Island

A flotilla of 9 boats set off on Tuesday May 20th heading north on the Gulf ICW with beautiful clear skies and calm seas that lasted for the entire cruise. Lead by Jon Lynch on Desperado, cruising members included Lee & Brenda Jetton on Moonlighter, Jim and Edie Limbright on Nevermind, Ted and Beverly Hutson on New Horizons, John and Mary Brehm on Panacea, Hal and Dee Moss on HarDee II, Larry and Mary Ann Habich on Knot Again,...

Captain Terry says “ During the half moon phase, the fishing should continue to be good…”

Captain Terry says “ During the half moon phase, the fishing should continue to be good…”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Fishing was really good during the new moon phase; especially with the winds from south to southwest shoving ample water into the shallower backcountry locations. Pictured here is one of my better junior anglers,...

DON’T FEED THE MONSTER!

DON’T FEED THE MONSTER!

WE’VE CREATED A MONSTER ON OUR SHORES, BAYS, RIVERS AND LAKES. Improper application of fertilizers such as using more than recommended amounts or applying the wrong formulas at certain times of the year, has come back to bite us. When combined...

“Fishing should improve over the next two weeks…” Says Captain Terry

“Fishing should improve over the next two weeks…” Says Captain Terry

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Tarpon season is in full swing with tournaments from Ft. Myers Beach to Boca Grande Pass. Lee County Tarpon Hunters can be seen along the Inter-coastal water way and throughout Charlotte Harbor. Poor catching...

TowBoatUS Cape Coral Sponsors 10th Annual Ryan McCleskey Memorial Redfish Challenge

TowBoatUS Cape Coral Sponsors 10th Annual Ryan McCleskey Memorial Redfish Challenge

CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA (May 20, 2014) - TowBoatUS in Cape Coral announces it will be a sponsor for the 10th Annual “Ryan’s Redfish Challenge” fishing tournament on May 24th at Cape Harbor. The goal of the event is to raise...

Cape Coral Cruise Clubs “No Frills” cruise to Tween Waters.

Cape Coral Cruise Clubs “No Frills” cruise to Tween Waters.

“Short” “No Frills” Cruise to Tween Waters Resort Marina Proves Popular With a long cruise to the Golden Isles of Georgia scheduled in April, the Cape Coral Cruise Club offered a “short” cruise to Captiva Island’s Tween Waters Resort Marina Wednesday, April 16th through Friday, April 18th. Although 13 boats signed up to participate, only 7 made the cruise due to boat problems, illness or other unforeseen events. The 7 boats were “Sunkissed”, Phil & Lyn Quick; “K D J”, Mark...

Captain Terry says “ Tarpon season is in full swing”

Captain Terry says “ Tarpon season is in full swing”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Tarpon season is in full swing with big Threadfin's at the causeways, on other structures and just off the beaches. Boats are anchored up and down Pine Island Sound around Marker's 4 and 18 on the southern end. Passes and areas off the main channels around Pineland, Cayo Costa and Jug Creek on the northern end. Baits of choice are mullet, Pin Fish, Lady Fish, Catfish and Threadfins; under corks/balloons and on the bottom. I...

Cape Coral Cruise Club visits the Isles of S.E. Georgia.

Cape Coral Cruise Club visits the Isles of S.E. Georgia.

On April 21 three boats from the Cape Coral Cruise Club left Cape Coral northbound to the "Golden Isles" of Georgia. These were boats that cruised under 20 knots. The following day three more boats, cruising in excess of 20...

“ More fish are being caught deeper into back country locations…” Says Captain Terry

“ More fish are being caught deeper into back country locations…” Says Captain Terry

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor) Recently I heard lots of complaints from many local Captains regarding catches over the last couple of weeks. However, I have found that with the current moon phase, favorable wind directions resulting in higher...

Captain Terry says “Fishing remains tough and I am looking forward to things picking up.”

Captain Terry says “Fishing remains tough and I am looking forward to things picking up.”

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor)A lot of Captains have been complaining about recent catches and on certain days I agree. Some of the charters last week produced about half of the catches I am accustom to. However, the...

Cape Coral Cruise Club returns to Legacy Harbour

Cape Coral Cruise Club returns to Legacy Harbour

The cruise to Legacy Harbour Marina was fully attended with 15 boats cruising to and four resident boats participating.  Harbormaster Eric Ravenschlag promised us 15 slips and he came through, and the marina was totally filled!  While most people ate...

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