Tom and Maureen

Springtime Fishing with Captain Terry

It has been a while since I last wrote about fishing our beautiful waters due to my very busy schedule. After all, it is the month of February that kicks off the season with high demand for charters. Nonetheless, 1st Mate Vicki and I worked the Bonita Boat Show the first week of March to hook up with clients and vendors. Once again and as always, the Boat Show was a huge success for many of us vendors, with lots of people in attendance. I especially enjoy the opportunity to do some of the fishing seminars at Fishin’ Franks’ Fishing VillageThe boat shows give me an opportunity to exchange fishing reports and stories with other guides, as well as new and old clients alike. Read more “Springtime Fishing with Captain Terry”

Different Boats for Different Folks

We often get asked what’s the best boat to buy. Some may jokingly say the best kind is the one you can enjoy without owning! But in all seriousness, we think the best kind of boat for you will depend on what you’re looking to get out of it. With so many options, this can be hard for new boat buyers to navigate, so we’ve gathered some of the most popular boat types in SWFL to give you a head start.

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Notice to Navigation: 2018-007 Lock Closures for Manatee Protection System

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
Date: 4/11//2018
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT
ATTN: CESAJ-OD-SN PO Box 4970
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32232-0019
863-983-8101

NOTICE NUMBER: 007
LOCAL NUMBER: 20180412
WATERWAY: CANAVERAL & OKEECHOBEE WATERWAY LOCKS
EFFECTIVE: 04/16/2018 00:00 thru 04/23/2018 24:00 EST

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South Seas Resort

Cape Coral Cruise Club Boaters Enjoy South Seas Resort & Marina

By Lee Jetton

South Seas Resort and Marina was the March cruise destination of the Cape Coral Cruise Club, with 17 member boats joining in the fun and activities. South Seas is always a popular destination, and Cruise Leaders Phil & Lyn Quick hosted a record 38 members and guests on board their vessels participating in the cruise.  Although 21 boats had signed up for the cruise, 4 dropped out due to illness, business, or mechanical issues.

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SWFL Wildlife You’ll Encounter While Boating

Spend a little time in Southwest Florida and you’ll come face to face with all kinds of wildlife, but being out on the water can get you even closer to Florida’s first inhabitants! From coral reefs to canals, wetlands to mangroves, and everything else in between, the Sunshine State has some of the most diverse ecosystems in the country. If you stop and enjoy the silence, you may be able to see these fan favorites while out on our waterways.

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February 2018 SW Florida Fishing Report

By Captain Terry Fisher

The first few days of February provided some of the better inshore fishing of the year. I have had most success with my inshore charters catching fish on the late morning to mid-afternoon incoming tides, as northern and easterly winds left lower water levels during the morning hours. This trend will continue from today (February 7) and throughout the weekend. Next week, things should revert to more favorable morning tide conditions. Some of the more recent charter memories and catches are highlighted below:

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Winter Fishing in SW Florida

By Captain Terry Fisher

January fishing had many challenges due to cold fronts, winds, lower tides and a Super Moon to end the month. The cold fronts discouraged anglers and boaters from leaving the warmth of their homes, rental houses, hotels and condos. High winds echoed watercraft advisories. North and easterly wind directions refused to allow water into some of the estuary locations by creating low water levels and the Super Moon triggered mass land exposures throughout Pine Island Sound.

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