Notwithstanding the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, everyone seems to be ready to return to our waters for boating, recreational and commercial fishing. The Ft. Myers Boat Show will ‘kickoff’ the ‘New Year’ (January 5-8) with extensive displays of new boats, marine equipment, the Marine Industries Association’s “Know Before You Go” Display and ‘FISHING SEMINARS’ by Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters.

Captain Terry Fisher (together with Coastal Angler Magazine) will be on hand outside of the Ft. Myers Convention Center offering extensive one and a half hour seminars on inshore, offshore and Tarpon fishing. Each topic will be discussed three (3) times each day allowing approximately ½ hour for each venue and will include instructional, question and answer periods. These are extensive seminars and they will be held in close proximity to the west entrance of the Ft. Myers Convention Center (next to Ft. Myers Marine Boat Display) and adjacent to the ‘BE IN THE KNOW’ booth location outside. The seminars will feature suggestions for the type and right equipment one should consider for the utmost in performance and experience when fishing. Seminars begin at 10:30am-noon; noon-1:30pm and 2-3:30pm Thursday-Sunday.

1st Mate Vicki will be inside the Convention Center at the FISH FACE CHARTER’S information and sales booth, next to the Coastal Angler display booth. She will be there offering to register for a free fishing trip to be drawn at the end of the show and to answer questions regarding a fishing charter on our vessel, FISH FACE II or on your vessel, with Captain Terry as ‘Captain for Hire’, by the hour to introduce safety, navigation, fishing techniques and fishing locations, to ensure that every trip is successful, either in-shore or off-shore. Our fishing charters are custom tailored to the client’s needs and/or desires, including time on a beach, a restaurant or simply a hardcore fishing trip.

Additionally, Captain Terry will have FISH FACE II (New 26ft. Pathfinder HPS) on hand at the seminar location. The seminars are all inclusive and offer something for the novice to the experienced. 

‘GOOD NEWS’ for those wanting to return to boating or fishing, is that the waterways north of Ft. Myers Beach appear relatively clean of excessive debris, migrant or damaged vessels. Most of the channel markers are up and intact, but caution is still the ‘word’! There has been little pressure on the fish so fishing has been great over the past few weeks. Most of the areas that were productive prior to the hurricane are still holding fish. 

This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2023 Ft. Myers Boat Show. Call me at 239-357-6829 or email [email protected] with any questions. Check out my website at

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