Firstly, I want to thank all of our ‘Military Veterans’ and active personnel for their bravery, support and service for protecting the United States of America and our allies. It takes courage to join the any military branch that may require one to put their ‘life on the line’ at a moment’s notice and be transferred to domestic or foreign ports, leaving their families and friends behind, not knowing if they will return. Read more “VETERAN’S DAY AND FT. MYERS BOAT SHOW FISHING REPORT”
It’s been a fun and eventful summertime for 1st Mate Vicki and I working areas of the Florida Keys (‘KEYS’) when the winds permitted. A lot of our fellow Marine Industries Association of Southwest Florida and Tampa Bay members also take opportunities to do the same. Read more “Capt. Terry’s Hot Fishing Report”
Springtime saltwater fishing in Southwest Florida is exciting and offers opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. With the arrival of warmer weather and longer days, the fish are becoming more active, Read more “Spring Has Sprung, and So Has the SWFL Fishing”
This is the time of year that all boaters and fishermen have the opportunity to see everything ‘under one roof’! This annual show gets bigger and better every year with vendors that represent virtually every product available to support our SW Floridian ‘lifestyle’. Read more “2023 BONITA BOAT SHOW AND FISHING REPORT”
I am excited to report that the 2023 Boat Show had record attendance during at least one of the 4 days at the Ft. Myers ‘Downtown Location’. Full of vendors and people excited about getting out during the beautiful weekend to enjoy the boats and products that are representative and reflected of SW Florida lifestyle. Read more “JANUARY FISHING AND FT. MYERS BOAT SHOW REPORT”
Boating and fishing have been exceptionally good during the month of May. Winds have subsided since the early months allowing more and more boaters and anglers to enjoy our estuaries both inshore and offshore.
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”
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”
October 2020 did not disappoint as the Redfish bite was good. Moreover, it seemed that virtually every species that inhabit our SW Florida waterways are here in good numbers. They say the fish follow the bait. That being said, there is plenty of bait around for cast netting and purchasing. Crabs, Shrimp, Mullet, Pilchard, Glass Minnows and Threadfins galore! Birds are everywhere (inshore and offshore) diving ferociously to get their bellies full. Plenty of fish, such as Spanish Mackerel and Seatrout, lurking just below the surface for the opportunity to gorge themselves.
Read more “RED OCTOBER”
Boating and Fishing this summer appear to be the preferred past time of Floridians to get out and about during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Outdoor activities offer freedom from confined, indoor activities that make Social Distancing very hard to manage. Nothing like being on the water enjoying our beautiful weather. I predict that the marine industry will continue to drive the economy long after the Corona Virus is gone.
Read more “SUMMER BOATING AND FISHING SW FLORIDA”