The Florida Keys are strategically located for SW Floridian anglers. This summer my 2nd Mate, our chocolate lab named Moby ‘Dick,’ is accompanying 1st Mate Vicki and I to Marathon for two full weeks of fishing for Dolphin, Yellowtail Snapper and Tuna. We have leased a house on Key Colony (Marathon) from August 14-28. Weather permitting, we have a few clients that have expressed an interest to joining us on an offshore charter or two during that period and we looking forward to accommodating them. We plan on making this a yearly event, so keep us in mind for your charter.
There’s nothing like watching 4th of July fireworks from a boat. From Tampa to Naples, 2021 marks the return of some of our favorite celebrations, so check out our list of boat-friendly fireworks displays happening all down our coast!
Read more “SEE JULY 4 FIREWORKS FROM YOUR BOAT IN SWFL”
Indoor or outdoor. Wet or dry. Dry stack or trailer. If you’re not keeping your boat at home, you’ll face some important decisions about where and how to store your vessel. There are a variety of great boat storage options here in SWFL so what should you look for in a facility? That depends on what matters most to you.
Read more “Pro Tips: Storing Your Boat in SWFL”
In 2019, the Coast Guard counted 4,168 boat accidents that involved 613 deaths, 2,559 injuries and approximately $55,000,000 in property damage as a result of recreational boating accidents. Operator inexperience is one of the primary contributing factors in accidents. No matter where you’re cruising in SWFL, these boating safety reminders will help you avoid drama, danger, and disaster on the water.
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Since the Bonita Boat Show last March, 1st Mate Vicki and I have been very busy with charters from people that we met at the booth and the fishing seminars. The Bonita Boat Show drew record crowds even though the Pandemic was still in full swing. As a matter of fact, the Pandemic has somewhat changed the face of the fishing and boating industry due to the high demands on both activities. The fishing and boating industry have experienced an increase in participation creating supply shortages of fishing supplies, boats and related items.
Read more “CAPTAIN TERRY’S MAY FISHING REPORT”
Between the engines, helm displays, trolling motors, live wells, sound systems, lights, and other gadgets, marine batteries are the unsung heroes of boating. Your boat’s batteries serve two primary functions: starting engines and running accessories. Some batteries are built for one function while others can do both, so it’s important to know your marine battery basics. Read more “HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BATTERIES FOR YOUR BOAT”
Spring brings great weather and warmer water temperatures, and that makes it the perfect time to explore Southwest Florida by paddle craft. Whether you opt for a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard (SUP), you’ll get to enjoy a unique experience that comes from seeing our waterways from water level. Paddling brings you closer to nature and offers access to spots where motorized boats and jet skis may not be able to reach. Grab a paddle and let’s go!
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Before you see what’s biting, I invite you to join me at the Bonita Springs boat show that runs Thursday, March 4 through Sunday, March 7. This wonderful show features a number of vendors offering the finest in products and expert guidance for all of your boating and fishing needs. I will be on hand to deliver a number of free fishing seminars each day for both onshore and offshore adventures, and I’ll provide updates and personalized instructions on where, when and how to catch fish!
Read more “CAPTAIN TERRY’S EARLY SPRING FISHING REPORT”
With the best time of year for boating quickly approaching, the 32nd Annual Bonita Springs Boat Show is a great opportunity to set yourself up to enjoy our beautiful waterways. The show runs March 4-7 and features everything a boater could want. Visitors can explore hundreds of boats from the area’s top dealers, all kinds of gear and accessories, and marine service pros. Coastal Angler and Fish Face Charters will also be on hand to share great fishing tips during free seminars each day.
Read more “Coming Soon: Bonita Springs Boat Show”
A new year means new goals and, in some cases realizing you never quite met last year’s goals. No judgement! Thanks to Southwest Florida’s never-ending boating season, we’re far too busy enjoying the water to worry about the resolutions we made a few weeks ago. Good news: you have our permission to put down the label maker and pour that kale smoothie in a to-go cup because we have a few boat goals for you to tackle instead.
Read more “2021 Boater Resolutions”