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or some time I’ve been interested in how fishermen in different times and places fish. I’d like to think I can become a better angler by looking at different cultures and time periods, maybe learning from successful practices around the world and avoiding those that don’t work. Some time ago in this column, I wrote about the fish wheels that natives in Alaska use and suggested other fishermen could employ such wheels in rivers all over the country. This time I’d like to discuss a really unusual type of fishing: from stilts. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) tells us that the world has around 38 million fishermen, including commercial fishermen. I also learned that fisheries and aquaculture operations provide employment to over 500 million people in developing countries. That figure does not include recreational fishermen. The attached photo of stilt fishermen in Sri Lanka by Bernard Gagnon depicts a scene that a lot of us have never seen in person. The fishermen patiently sit on their stilts waiting for the fish that they expect will pass by them in the shallow waters below or over the coral reef. The practice goes back about seven or eight decades and doesn’t seem to have evolved too much. It seems to have begun during World War II, when overcrowded conditions and food shortages forced enterprising fishermen to try different methods of catching fish. After using the wrecks of downed airplanes and capsized ships from which to cast their lines, the men actually built their first stilts over the coral reefs,

which provided a sturdy base on which to build their flimsylooking wooden mini-towers. Or they thrust their poles deep into the sand beneath the water and tied a cross bar to the vertical pole. They would then carefully climb up poles and perch in what seems like a precarious position. The fishermen go out at dawn and dusk, cast their lines into the water, and wait for the passing schools of fish. Lucky anglers can catch herring or mackerel passing by, but the occasional monsoons and tsunamis have altered the coastline too much to make stilt fishing very viable today. It’s true that some of the local fishermen pose on the stilts for camera-toting tourists, especially when the fish are not running or when the threat of monsoons might drive away the fish and the anglers. The practice will probably die out because it is so hard and has diminishing results as the ocean there changes and as villagers move inland to get away from tsunamis. I doubt if the practice of stilt fishing will catch on in Florida, but I still find it useful and informative to see how anglers throughout the world fish. Kevin McCarthy, the award-winning author of “South Florida Waterways” (2013 - available at amazon.com for $7), can be

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PRIME TIME FISHING IN SW FLORIDA by Capt. Terry Fisher he month of December marks the beginning of winter for T fishing. The tide levels become much lower than those of previous months, restricting access to areas of Pine Island

Sound, Matlacha Pass and the waters surrounding San Carlos Bay. Notwithstanding the fact that the past two Decembers have been very warm and pleasant, signs of winter are all around us in the manner of northern winds, cooler water temperatures, fish migrating southward and inward. Another sign that winter has arrived is ‘White’ Pelicans flying around Pine Island Sound. This year they arrived in good numbers during November, marking the time for a ‘Change in Attitude’ and a ‘Change in Strategy’, both offshore and inshore. Water temperature will determine bait availability inshore and offshore. So, long as the water temperatures remain mild, baitfish will remain inshore and the Spanish Mackerel will be around. When water temperatures get too cool, the mackerel will follow the baitfish offshore. Likewise, water temps will determine locations of porgy’s, grunts, grouper, amberjack and mangrove snappers. As the water temperature drops, these fish may be found closer to the outer islands of Sanibel, N. Captiva, Cayo Costa and in the passes. Grouper will actually be caught around the docks and mangroves that have deeper holes. Pelagic species such as Kingfish and cobia will be on the move as well. Inshore, larger seatrout will start to appear on the grass flats. redfish and snook will hold in the passes, under docks, in canals and creek mouths. Canals will be loaded with large Crevalle Jacks and small tarpon. Larger mangrove snapper maybe be found in Redfish Pass, N. Captiva Pass and Boca Grande. Flounder will lay on hard bottom with strong current cuts. Sheepshead is the ‘real’ story for inshore, now through February. Large numbers and these large fish will move in from the Gulf of Mexico for their annual spawn. They will be around ‘deserted’ piles, under docks in canals, passes and mangroves. My strategy for catching these is to anchor up and chum with ‘chopped’ up shrimps. Scrapping off the barnacles on the piles will also get these fish excited (that is why they are holding there). Use light spinning rods and reels with 10 to 20lb line test. Attach a 30lb. fluorocarbon leader with a #1 or #2 hook. I prefer to use small shrimp for bait (that is why I ‘chum’ with shrimp, so as to ‘match the hatch’). Some anglers prefer to use ‘Fiddler’ Crabs. They are often referred to as ‘Sheepshead Candy’. They are found crawling along mangrove

roots, making them natural bait for Sheepshead. However, they are not always readily available at the bait shops. They are expensive and hard to put and keep on a hook. Sheepshead have a reputation of being hard to catch. That is far from the truth when they are feeding (all fish are hard to catch when they are not feeding)! The bite is usually a soft tug. That is when one sets the hook. If the bite is rapid and hard, it is usually small mangrove snapper. Sheepshead will feed in spurts for a period of time. The big ones will eat for a while, then the smaller ones will eat. When they are done, the smaller trash fish and little snappers will feed. I recommend changing locations when the small Mangrove Snapper and other ‘trash’ fish bite(s) turn on. SANTA’S HELPER (Equipment Recommendations) OFFSHORE: Spinning rod and reel sizes; 6 ½ foot 40 to 100 lb. Jigging Rod with a 4500 to 5000 series spinning reel. I use Shimano Rods with either Shimano or Diawa Reels. I use 40 lb. Power Pro Braid test line with a 20 to 40 lb. Fluorocarbon leader. 2/0 to 4/0 Circle Hooks. INSHORE: Spinning rod and reel sizes; 6 ½ to 7 foot (fast action tips) 8/17lb. or 10/20lb. test strength rod with a 3000 to 4000 series reel. I use Shimano, Penn and Diawa rods with either Shimano Saros, Diawa and Penn Battle reels. I recommend 10 to 15 lb. Power Pro braided line and 20 to 30lb. monofilament or fluorocarbon leader (fluorocarbon for redfish, snook and sheepshead) for live baits as well as artificial presentations. Light tackle of the sort will provide anglers with the sensitivity required to detect a bite and more fun when fighting the fish. Heavier equipment for inshore use is not necessary except when fishing in the spring and summer for migrating tarpon! Please be sure and make your purchases from a retailer that advertises in Coastal Angler Magazine, as they are the best at what they do. This is Captain Terry Fisher wishing everyone Merry Christmas. Check out my website at www.fishfacecharters.com. Call me at 239-357-6829 or email fishfacecharters@yahoo.com for charter request or to answer any questions you may have. I am also available as ‘Captain for Hire’ (by the hour) on your vessel for safety/navigation instructions, fishing techniques and locations that will insure your every outing is successful. Check out my weekly frequent fishing ‘blogs’ (reports) at www.goboatingflorida.com.

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The Best Angler Photos From Southwest Florida!

Winter pompano caught with Capt. Mike Manis.

Dilly of Dilly’s seafood speared this 7lb hogfish and 4lb lobster Offshore of Naples.

Gulf Coast Kayak’s guide, Josh Harvel, put his client on this awesome seatrout!

Terry Fisher finds them rain or shine!

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Capt. Dave Stephens puts his clients on the fish!

JoGene Holaway sharing a handful of SWFL Largemouth black bass. Caught on his custom colored BASS Addiction Gear Fatso Sticks, practicing CPR.

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12 yo Caden Alexander caught this 40” snook at Terra Ceia Bay. Great job, young man!

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Seasonal Changes by Capt. Sam O’Briant his year has all but disappeared. It is time to change over to T our second season – tourist season. Why is this important to us as fishermen? The two main reasons I see right off are the

increase boating traffic and the increase fishing pressure put on the fish. If we have a normal December we could expect some of the coldest temperatures of the year around Christmas. However, if it is like last year we can plan a summer type outing for Christmas. Let us plan on a normal December with cooler temperatures. The snook should be up the creeks and rivers. If the water temperature drops much below 65 degrees, snook become lethargic to the extent that you can almost pick them up. Being subtropical, if the water temperature drops into the 50s, they will go belly up on us. Do not forget that snook season closed on November 30 at midnight. Another fish that does not appear to be affected by water temperatures is the Spanish mackerel. You can look around the passes for Spanish. There will also be a few schools marauding throughout Pine Island Sound. They will generally hit a silver

spoon, live bait, or shrimp. If you do not use a steel leader you can expect some cut offs. Regardless of the type mackerel you are catching, their teeth are extremely sharp and will cut a mono leader in a split second. As the water cools, we will have the little convict fish (sheepshead) move in. You will find them around any place that they can find barnacles growing. If you are targeting sheepshead be ready for the little nibble. They are used to eating the barnacles then spitting out the shell or hook in our case. This means you must strike on the first nibble. Then there is our favorite fish whether we admit it or not – speckled trout. This species can be found all the way up to New Jersey. This indicates that as a species they can take cold weather. On the other hand, our trout do take a day or two to acclimate after a cold front comes through. The speckled trout you are looking for should be over the grass flats in water from about 6 feet to 2 ½ feet. If a front has come through the grass flats will heat up faster due to the dark background from the grass. As always shrimp will work or for larger ones live bait. If you are looking for a gift for your fisherman but do not feel you know enough about fishing to pick out something, do not be afraid to ask your local bait and tackle shop proprietor. They are all quite knowledgeable of the local area and will spend time with you. Here’s hoping each and everyone has a most fantastic and Merry Christmas as well as a safe New Year. Capt. Sam is a local licensed guide for hire who may be reached at 239-994-1495 or captainobriant@gmail.com

first jump survived but the second he broke off, due to the fact Max was yanking back on the rod. After that excitement, we ran into a school Jack’s; luckily, he knew what he was doing there and we grabbed a dozen in the live well. We headed off to Boca Grande to target Goliath. We dropped our first bait and within by Capt. James Marko seconds we were on. It ended up being about a 100-pound Goliath. his past month I got to experience a major language barrier We went in for the next try and on my boat. I had some clients that flew here from Germany hooked into a bigger boy that because they saw me on TV with the goliath grouper. My ended up being over 250 pounds. client’s name was Max and he was an avid fisherman. We started Anyone that has fought this fish with exchanging emails back-and-forth and he told me his best around structure knows it’s the redfish was 45” and his best snook was 39”, so I knew it wasn’t ultimate tug of war. A man using going to be an easy trip. When we finally met at the dock, a setup valued at over 1k with no the first five minutes was drag, pulling against a 250-pound extremely awkward because fish...I was nervous. I ran up, there was no English. A loosened the drag to give the client few words he did know, a better chance of landing the fish. somewhat of the basics, so I work with Fish and Wildlife so we take the fish extremely close it was a start. We started off to the beach to conduct a biopsy, plus get some measurements. the trip to find bait for the I generally use 20/0 circle hook, with a 400lb mono leader by goliath grouper and ran into TrikFish and 800lb braid from Tuf-Line. I use the Makira 50w tarpon. I had everything reel with a Dan James Custom Rod, which has held up against ready and laid out a quick 520 lb. fish. After we conducted our study we got some great plan. Within about 5 pictures and released the fish to conduct some data for the minutes we were on. I tried research we’re doing. If you would like to be a part of a study, my best to explain how to visit my website or Instagram for more information at www. fight this fish and anyone Goliathfishing.com or @captjamesmarko. As always enjoy and that knows tarpon knows protect our waters. it’s hard to enough to learn Remember to follow us on Instagram @captjamesmarko & FB https://www. in 5 minutes in English, so facebook.com/james.markovits?fref=search for our daily catches. Check out our website as well at www.Goliathfishing.com for trip information and contact imagine my difficulty. The

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ello fellow anglers. It’s December once again and I pray H that this is a great time of year for you and your family. Preparations of Christmas should be well under way. If not,

a gift certificate for a fishing trip for that loved one you don’t know what they may like or use, could solve that problem. This time of year, there will be several species to target. Inshore reds, snook, trout, pompano, flounder, sheepshead, and mangrove snapper. Reds along the edges of the mangroves and the mouths of creeks, live shrimp, or cut baits- lady fish- blue crabs, pin fish. Snook, catch and release, but fun. Flounder on sandy bottom near moving current where they can feed on unsuspecting baits. Trout on the grass flats, along the pockets of sand, hiding against the grass. Popping cork w/shrimp or suspending lure, catch 2000 works well also. Mangrove snapper around rocks, docks, and mangroves with oysters. They like structure that will hold bait. Pompano swimming along the edges of the bars and in the passes along the edges, in search of food. Jigs, shrimp, and sand fleas all work well as bait for these fast-moving targets.

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Checking in on what is happening offshore. Yea, the gag grouper closes at the end of the year. I like trolling for these fine table fare, x-raps or stretch 30s. Yes, troll over the close reefs and natural bottoms to harvest these guys or in the passes where there is some course bottom/rocky. If you are a trolling angler, there should be plenty of king and Spanish mackerel to troll for. I like #1 planer w/bait size spoon 6ft. behind to catch these toothy critters. Put some wire on the planer and in front of the spoon, it looks like a bait they will try to eat it. It is shiny and moving through the water, 12” is enough. While you are trolling, check the crab pot buoys for triple tail and toss a shrimp to see if they are hungry. Out in the 30 to 60 ft. depths, bottom fishing will have grunts, snapper, porgies, hogfish, and groupers. Use frozen baits to start the bite and when it slows drop a shrimp or any live bait you can find to keep it going. And be patient, after all that is when the hogfish will slide in for a shrimp or small crabs, too. Merry Christmas and if you need a gift certificate or would like to go along with Capt. Bart Marx call 941-979-6517 or e-mail captbart@alphaomegacharters.com remember singing drags and tight lines make me smile. <*(((((>{

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Fish On by Fishin’ Frank ad starts reeling in a fish, D so I go to reel in the other. Too late, I notice the wind,

not the fish, has blown the line from one rod across the other rod and then one in the next one and cluster! Get out the line cutter and re-rig. Dad is still fighting the fish. One of the tangled lines is tangled with the one with the fish, so I get his line cut loose and he lands the trout, just a bit too short. So, we moved closer to an island to get out of the wind a bit, good idea, right? Stopping just a couple islands north of Pirate Harbor, we anchored the boat and cast up close to the island with one rod, using a sinker on the leader with a live shrimp. Second rod we put a float on and cast it in front of the island, where we knew there was a slight trough. Then fish on; Dad got a hit. Weird thing is, the fish had not pulled, but instead swam a little towards the boat, then off to the side, wrapping that line with the other two we had out. So, he did not know the fish was hooked up until it was a tangled mess. I saw where the fish was headed and tried to get the lines in. What I should have done was reel in my line from the front of the boat, as while I started reeling in the last one, the fish saw its chance to make life really miserable and shot straight to the front of the boat and tangled that line as well. So here we are holding rods that are tied together with a huge knot in the middle and 4 lines going everywhere. Still a fish on. And yes, it was a cat fish- a 2 ½ pound hardhead catfish who decided to get even for any bad things I have said about them and we let it go after cutting the lines and hauling it in hand-over-hand. This trip was about tangles and busted lines. OK the fish won the first two rounds, so we switched up. Only one rod for each of us and we started drifting. Dad with a shrimp and a split shot, me with a shrimp under a float. Fish on. Yes, it was steady fishing and catching easy as you please. My lesson of the day, one rod, one line when the wind or tide is really going fast. Two rods don’t make a catch. I went back to Mark Twain saying “Put all of your eggs in one basket and watch that basket” Fishing’ Franks Bait & Tackle 4425-D Tamiami Trail, Charlotte Harbor, FL 33980, 941-625-3888 and 14531 N. Cleveland Ave., Ft. Myers, FL 33903 239-634-1043

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your kayak as you approach a dock so you don’t spook the fish. One real advantage is that the fish will not hear your approach and may never see you casting around and under the structures. Dock fishing is usually best done at night, but I love fishing them just as dawn is breaking or as night fall arrives. You should have a 360º light on the back of your kayak and maybe a head lamp to help you, when landing fish or changing gear. When I’m dock fishing I often use my stick-it pin as most fish will dive under the dock once hooked, leaving you helpless to control your kayak. Braid line is a must for dock fishing here in S.W. Florida as all the dock posts are covered in barnacles and more importantly, oyster shells! Redfish and snook always seek shelter when hooked, so your drag and line strength have to hold and turn them away from the dock posts immediately or you risk losing them. Depending on the time of year any number of fish can be found under or around a dock. Snook are notorious for using docks for shelter and as an ambush point, as they use the shadow line in the water to mask their presence, waiting for the tide to push bait fish past their hidden location. My favorite artificial is the natural color Exude Shrimp from Mister Twister on a weighted twist lock hook, set up weedless, so you can pitch them way under the structure. Another favorite is top water right along the shadow line that brings out those explosive strikes! Snook behavior is so easy to watch if you sit back and observe them under a dock with a snook light. If you’re dedicated to a lifetime of fishing, then take the time to study fish as they go about their routine, put your rod down and just watch. Often fly fisherman will spend up to an hour on a stream watching fish feed and insects hatch to establish a pattern of behavior. Redfish are another favorite dock lover, but tend to move around from dock to dock. Most of my redfish catches occur in between docks in the shallow water close to shore as they cruise back and forth searching for that next meal. Big reds will hold close to the dock piling facing into the current using the post for cover, darting out to catch unsuspecting bait, especially live shrimp presented slowly toward them on the bottom. Sheepshead are the most fun to catch around docks and pilings. Catching these tasty fish is a bit art and a bit technique. Small hooks, shrimp and lightning reflexes will help you extract them. Black drum and mangrove snapper round out the usual suspects. It’s a wild world-get out there? Fishman Dan, Gulf Coast Kayak, 4120 Pine Island Rd NW, Matlacha, FL 33993, (239) 283-1125

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Calusa Blueway Speaker Series by Mike Hammond he Calusa Blueway Speaker Series was among my favorite T features of the former Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival. The series was popular among local paddlers and covered an

array of topics. When the festival ended, we wanted to be sure to continue the program. Now, we incorporate the speaker series into annual Blueway programs and events. The speakers offer a diverse portfolio of expertise including history, wildlife, paddling technique, fishing and camping. Paddlers have embraced the educational series and the program has grown year by year. This is our fourth year hosting the Calusa Blueway Speaker Series. I wonder if the community room at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center is still large enough to host the program? Our first talk in December will be a good test. Dan Carns is returning this year (Dec. 5th). He is one of our most admired speakers and a frequent contributor to this magazine. Anyone who knows Dan knows he can find fish and loves to share his knowledge with other anglers. He usually brings two fully rigged kayaks for a fun, interactive experience. We will host many other engaging speakers in the coming months. In January (9th), Warren Richey will share adventures from his book and information about the WaterTribe’s legendary Ultimate Florida Challenge, a non-motorize vessel race around Florida. Warren is the author of “Without a Paddle, Racing Twelve Hundred Miles Around Florida by Sea Kayak.” I read the book a couple years ago and can’t wait to hear him speak. In February (6th), Parke Lewis will speak on Southwest Florida’s indigenous Calusa people and the Mound House, an active archaeological dig site and museum on Fort Myers Beach. Parke is an avid paddler, American Canoe Association instructor and volunteer at the Mound House. Historical knowledge of the Calusa, provided by a local paddler, enhances the Southwest Florida paddling experience. Paddler tip: the Mound House has a great paddle-craft launch. For our final speaker in the Calusa Blueway Speaker Series is Tommy Thompson (March 6th). Tommy has led international kayaking, cycling, climbing and trekking trips on four continents. He is the current Florida State Director of the Florida’s American Canoe Association and Level-4 Coastal Kayak instructor. Tommy has a wealth of adventures to share from many different regions, but in this series, he will discuss paddling in Cuba. We hope to have him back again next year. Whether you want to be inspired by the adventures of another paddler, pick up some paddling tips for the next trip of your own, or just meet fellow paddlers in the area, come out to the Calusa Blueway Speaker Series. For a complete schedule and registration information, please go to: https:// paddleguru.com/races/BattleontheBlueway2017 Mike Hammond is based in Fort Myers, Florida, and is a staff member at Lee County Parks & Recreation. He is the Calusa Blueway coordinator for Lee County.

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Coastal Angler Magazine - December / Fort Myers  
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Coastal Angler Magazine and our interior (freshwater) publication, The Angler Magazine, are monthly editions dedicated to fishing, boating,...