Coastal Angler Magazine | June 2024 | Naples / Marco Island / Everglades / Bonita Springs Edition

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Swordfshing is great any time of the year, but during summer you can justify the fuel burn to get where they live. It’s nearly impossible to run that far ofshore in June and not come across diving birds indicative of mahi or tuna. With minimal efort, this can be a nice score to put something in the box if you don’t have luck with the swords. It is normal to get skunked while swordfshing, and I don’t recommend going if you can’t accept that possibility. Te best way to go into it is to be fully prepared for both a fsh of a lifetime or to just chill with friends. Make no mistake, when you do land one of these beasts, it’s some of the most exciting fshing you can experience, and it’s worth the skunk risk.

Although you don’t have to run as far, the same consolation prize applies to heading out for tilefsh, snowy and yellowedge grouper, queen snapper, barrelfsh and rosies. Mahi fshing to, from and during deep-dropping rounds out a trip nicely.

Be prepared for mahi when heading ofshore in summer. Keep at least four rods designated for working a school and more for trolling. J hooks are a must for these head-shaking, sky-rocketing, fippy-fappy, squirm-fsh, but just about any line and bait will do. Tese tasty little dummies aren’t picky and would strike a banana peel if you jigged it right. Tat said, the speed of the bait is a variable you might have to adapt to. Teir toddler mentality kicks in when you try to take a bait away from them, encouraging them to strike something they just turned their nose up at. If you get hit when reeling in your bait, open your bail and give them a chance to eat.

If you get excited about fsh with pointy faces, be prepared for a marlin encounter this time of year. I keep rigged ballyhoo in a trolling spread and a pitch rod set up. Marlin aren’t overly common here, but when you see one, you want to be prepared for more than to simply wave and think, “that was neat.”


ummer in the Keys, albeit hotter than the devil’s you-know-where, is one of the best times to be on the water. With more calm days, open seasons for most species, and mahi peppering ofshore waters, this is the time of year to boogie out and hunt for whatever tickles your fancy.



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Marlin enjoy a mahi snack as much as we do and will pop up unexpectedly while mahi fshing. If you have a large live bait, toss that sucker out. If not, a mahi from the box will do in a pinch. Give her time to eat, hang on and enjoy the ride.

Mahi season is already of to a great start for both size and numbers. Come on down and fll your coolers!

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The “Grandaddy of all Kingfsh Tournaments” will get the First Coast buzzing July 13-20, as the 44th annual Greater Jacksonville Kingfsh Tournament presented by VyStar Credit Union hosts a full week of tournaments with more than $500,000 in cash and prizes.

Te competition kicks of July 13 with the Kingfsh Kick Of Beach Tournament, in which competitors are limited to state waters within 3 miles of shore. Tis event evens the odds for the smaller boats to haul in the largest kingfsh of the day and collect the $50,000 cash prize.

Fishing for the General Tournament begins Friday morning, July 19. Tis cornerstone event pays out to 20 places for both large fsh and aggregate. First place for largest fsh of the tournament will be awarded a Contender 28T with twin 200 Yamaha outboards, an Ameritrail Trailer and a custom T-top and leaning post by Custom Marine. Tis boat package is valued at more than $225,000.

Junior anglers have a shot at a 16foot boat with a 15 hp Yamaha, and the Junior Ofshore Tournament pays out to 25 places. Te Ladies Division pays out to 10 places.

cold beverages, hot food and vendors. Awards Day on Saturday, July 20 is all about celebration, with Kids Zone activities, rafes and seminars.

For inshore anglers, the popular Redfsh Tournament fshes on Saturday, July 20 with payouts of more than $12,000.

Jacksonville Marine Charities is the operating arm of the event, and it supports non-profts throughout the state. Recently, Child Cancer Fund, the Down Syndrome Association and the Child Guidance Center have beneftted from the organization, which also supports other local charity fshing events like Te Premier Trout, Flounder Pounder, Wounded Heroes on the Water and others.

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All the boats and fsh coming to the docks at Jim King Park and Boat Ramp at Sisters Creek Park in Jacksonville creates a festival atmosphere. Te

Trout are Eating Your Nymph More than You Realize

Alarge trout rising to a high-riding dry fy is one of life’s true pleasures. It’s pretty darn easy to see. Te fy is bouncing happily along the surface, and with a splash it’s gone.

On the other hand, that same fat rainbow trout sucking in a nymph 6 feet down in a dark run may not be as obvious. When you’re nymphing, speed is of the essence. In a second, that fsh will expel the fy. Tere are a bunch of diferent strike indicators designed to help you see the sometimes-faint signal of a hit. Some work well, some break, some slide, and some just suck.

I love yarn indicators for their sensitivity and the plastic air-flled bobbers for ease of use. Both styles rigged up the leader about twice the depth of the water you’re fshing help you detect the strike. Any hesitation, dive or shif in direction of your indicator might be a hit.

I tell clients, if they think a fsh might even be breathing on the fy to set the hook! You get a heck of a lot more strikes than you think you do when nymph fshing. Any slack between your indicator and fy allows a fsh eat and spit your nymph out, and sometimes go completely undetected.

At close range, high-stick or Czech-nymphing techniques work great. No indicator is needed, as diferent colored lines or coiled-line indicators that straighten when a fsh takes are the deal. A lot of the time, the trout is felt when it takes the fy, or you will see the line suddenly stop. Tis method is deadly in experienced hands.

Another method of strike indication is the use of a big dry fy as the

indicator. Usually, a piece of fuorocarbon tippet is tied to the hook and a nymph or two hang underneath. Tis is a good when the fsh might spook if a plastic bobber crashes on their heads. A buggy looking dry fy is a lot less scary.

Another cool way to catch trout on subsurface fies is to watch them eat it. I call this ninja fshing! You’ll need the sun at your back or directly overhead. Start by locating a particular fsh, and then tie on a brightly colored fy that stands out and is easy to see. Cast upstream of the fsh, and let it drif down to the fsh. Sometimes a fy bounced right into their face will get a refex strike. Tis is a good way to learn how fsh react to fies and how currents afect your ofering. If you are in a pool with several fsh, you might be amazed at how many fsh take a swipe at it. You will then realize how many strikes you’ve been missing.

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Permit schools have been sighted in the Florida Keys over the past couple of months, and June marks the fnal stretch of their journey. Tese elusive permit are wrapping up their ‘spring break’ routine and are heading to some of our ofshore wrecks to spawn.

Tis time of year can be great for permit, because they school up and provide ample opportunity for hook-ups. Pursuing a permit takes strategy and stamina, since these fsh are known for putting up a serious battle. Any angler who is interested in trying to land one of these

prized sportfsh needs to know what they are signing up for.

When fshing for permit on ofshore wrecks in Islamorada, we usually target schools around wreck sites like the Eagle in June. Tese wrecks are typically on the ocean side in deeper waters, ranging from about 30 to 100 feet deep.

For tackle, we typically use 6500 combos with fuorocarbon leaders and circle hooks. Spotting and sight-casting to permit is usually the goto method. Tis means looking for glimpses of fashing silver just below the surface. Permit love

crabs, and they have great eyesight. fcial crabs like the Savage Gear 3D Crab are very realistic, and they are ective and cost-friendly. However, it’s tough to beat a live blue crab for permit bait. Hook them through the shell to keep them lively. Let the crab swim freely to drif into the school of permit and prepare for action. ght, fne-tuning the drag is crucial with permit because overpowering them won’t do the trick. You want the drag set just right, enough to make progress when reeling in, but allowing the permit to run… and it will run.

Permit are one of the most sought-afer sportfsh in the Keys because they’re notorious for their incredible strength. Anyone who’s ever hooked one can tell you that they’re strong enough to make even the toughest angler break a sweat. Once you do land your frst permit, it is a moment you’ll never forget.

While they are a ton of fun, permit aren’t known as a particularly desirable food fsh. Catch and release is the way to go because they play a crucial role in our ecosystem, and releasing them safely helps ensure we’ll have permit to play with in the future. Land them as quickly as you can. Handle them gently for a quick release to minimize stress and ensure the fshery thrives.

Many times while permit fshing, we encounter exciting bycatch like other jack species, grouper and snapper. It’s all about the thrill of the catch in these beautiful waters of the Florida Keys.

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A 9-Year-Old’s First For-Real Fishing Trip

Remember the frst time you went fshing for real? For many of us, the earliest trips elicit memories of a blue plastic container of red wigglers, a red-and-white plastic bobber and the ripe muddy fsh smell of an active bluegill bed. But that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the frst time you went fshing for real.

Maybe it was the year you were fnally allowed on the annual charter trip? Or perhaps it was the long-planned bass fshing weekend with Grandpa? Whatever it was, the person who took you decided you were ready to grow beyond the pushbutton-reel stage of fshing. It was on that trip when you became one of the crew instead of the kid who stayed home with mom.

Remember gathering your gear in anticipation? Remember waking up throughout the night and checking the clock to make sure you didn’t sleep through the alarm?

Jackson Willer, 9, of Melbourne, Fla., recently experienced his frst for-real fshing trip. Really, Jackson has fshed most of his life. His frst fsh was a jack crevalle caught with his Pop-Pop, Chris Willer, and his Mimi, Joann Willer, when he was 3 years old. But the Willer men are saltwater people, and when Jackson’s older cousin Ryan Willer, 21, told him to be ready early the next morning because they were going fshing, it was something new and exciting… his frst trip as one of the boys.

In the morning, before Ryan and Jackson lef for Sebastian Inlet, Pop-Pop pulled a special surprise from the back of his truck. He handed the 9-year-old a Penn 450SS mounted on an Ugly Stik. With freshwater wash downs and occasional cleaning, these vintage reels spin smoothly for decades. Chris (aka Pop-Pop) had been fshing this one since he bought it in the 1980s.

“I’m going to take care of it for as long as I possibly can,” said Jackson

on receiving the gif. “It feels really special. He was the one that taught me how to use a shing rod and all that stuf.”

So…armed with the rod and reel and a tank of live shrimp, Jackson and Ryan fshing for “I thought, there he goes. He’s running with the pack now. He doesn’t need us anymore,” said Joann (aka Mimi).

It wasn’t exactly a jam-up day on the water, but that’s fshing, and Jackson had fun.

“First I caught a redfsh, and then I caught a snook,” Jackson said. “It was pretty fun trying to reel it in and everything. It was hard and it was fun.” Jackson also said he doesn’t know when the next trip is, but he’s excited.

And that’s the whole point. Even if it’s just another day on the water for you, remember that the kid you’re taking was likely lying awake last night seeing visions of monster fsh and epic drag-peeling battles.

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Fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands

As we get ready to enter the summer fishing season, now’s a great time to reflect on the spring months. Down in Marco Island and the Ten Thousand Islands region, spring has been quite the

adventure this year! We have had lots of varying weather conditions and fishing wasn’t always a breeze each day. But with bad trips came good trips, with some days proving springtime fishing down south is still very much active.

We spent a chunk of time in the 10K Islands this spring, with lots of points and mangroves being targeted. Deep cuts in the backwaters were also commonly hit this year, with various results being provided. We’ve spent time with tons of inshore species this spring, such as tarpon, snook, redfish, jacks, snapper, grouper, and plenty more. It’s also been interesting to see the changing interest in baits. Some days artificial lures like swim baits were on fire, while other days live bait was irresistible.

We’ve also not only watched the weather fluctuate, but we’ve gotten to see some migrations this spring, for both gamefish and baitfish. It’s been a thrill lurking after schools of hungry fish, and not to mention the chase for offshore white bait. The tarpon especially have made their way in our area, with tons being seen rolling on the surface. We’ve seen some pretty large ones this year too, easily pushing 100 pounds and over. I can only hope to catch a monster before the season ends!

Another popular gamefish, snook, have also been active this spring, providing lots of opportunities for fun catches. They have been loving a mix of artificial and live bait, whether it’s a Gulp shrimp or a fresh pilchard or mullet. They’ve also been enjoying taking us into the mangrove’s mazes, but with quick and strategic planning, we are sure to get them into the boat.

If you’re fishing in the Ten Thousand Islands this summer, be sure to bring a cast net, stock up on live bait, and target areas with flowing water. Plan your trip around outgoing or incoming tides when the current is moving, as gamefish will be wanting to eat around these periods.

We didn’t have as much time to get out there this spring, so we are eager to see what summer has in store for us. Good luck to those who are already planning all their summer trips, and I wish you tight lines on your next adventure!


What Great Times


reached what I believe to be the best month in Southwest Florida. Some quick reasons:It’s hot, but not that hot.

• Much of the lesser initiated have scurried back to points elsewhere.

• Everything is biting and anything can happen.

• Your favorite dockside bar might be able to seat you in under an hour.

• The weather outside can be frightful, but the changes are so delightful.

Let me backtrack a bit. My new life as a happy Army pensioner and professional writer/author gives me some freedom. This year was a combination of cold weather fishing, tropical fishing, backcountry fishing, cold weather motorcycling, which I highly recommend, and various other pursuits. The fall/winter New Jersey striped bass fishing was great, the Peacock Bass and monster Robalo (Snook) fishing in Panama was stellar, and as always, my pursuit of fishing all Ten Thousand Islands continued. Only 3,237 to go. Then I’ll start over. This year, having noticed the absolute explosion of boats around Marco and northward, I didn’t venture north of Cape Romano. After all, we fish. We don’t go “boating,” pointlessly ride around, go to the dockside places in season, tow skiers, booze cruise, or any of that stuff. It’s launch, go to Coon Key, turn left, get away from everybody, fish, return. And now it’s June. June, I tell you! Guess what, you have arrived. You arrived at a time when you can get out on the water before it gets too hot, and for my wife (La Primera Dama de la Pesca, the First Lady of Fishing), before it gets too bright. You can time your day with the eventual push of the building thunderstorms, timing your arrival at the dock, ramp, or watering hole with the rain. You can get out in the heat and cool off in a little rain shower. If there is no lightening then sure, fish in the rain. Nothing better.

You can find bait everywhere in June. Go crazy with it. Put it on your hook and keep some to toss into the water in bunches. You can find snook everywhere, be it in back, on the beach, the bay, in the

channels and passes, everywhere. Everything is biting, from jacks on French fries at the dockside bar to schools of blacktips near the (location removed to protect the locals) to bluefish that forgot this isn’t the east coast. You can find clean water and species you never meet until summer. Last year I took my snook-catching Skeeter out to the reefs and caught Cobia, Amberjack, King Mackerel, and near the Marco Ten-mile we caught two Dorado (mahi-mahi if you favor Hawaiian).

Go forth my friends. Enjoy. Remember, this is June. Be prepared for weather. Be certain you know where you are, the way the weather is moving. Better to be between the weather and the dock than on the other side of the weather. Also, hydrate. If anyone remembers my column of things to not do, remember, if you’re having a few “adult beverages, oat sodas,” or “a couple tinnies” out on the boat, be aware you’re now drinking and boating. If you trailered your boat, you will soon be driving under the influence. In June, it’s good to practice “for every beer, a bottle of water.” Go ahead and sweat. Remember beach towels, sunblock, and bug spray. Also remember that no sunblock is truly waterproof or lasts for more than 80 minutes no matter how expensive (unless zinc oxide and you can still see it on).

One note of caution. If you see a storm coming, make the decision to move or tuck in somewhere ahead of time. That guy you see fleeing at the last minute as the rain comes down in sheets might not have any idea where he’s going. I’ve seen people get lost in the backcountry and grounded in the open after frantically running aground. Don’t be that guy. See you out there! Well, in the early part of the month anyway. If you can believe it, June is the best month for scuba diving off the coast of New Jersey!

Side note: As you recover from your daily skin-burning and dehydrating fishing adventures, if you’d like to read a great story about a butt-kicking female former assassin living in the Florida Keys, give “Assassin Key” by my good friend Yolanda Maria De Icaza a try. Find it, and my four mystery novels on Amazon.

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Summer’s Arrival

Summer is finally here and the fishing is hot! As we move from our wintertime patterns into summer fishing, we will start to see the arrival of some of our area’s most sought after gamefish including permit, tarpon and snook. The water is currently in the upper 70s, and is continuing to rise. Our rainy season has begun, so remember to plan your fishing day accordingly, factoring in the inevitable afternoon thunderstorm. Spring was one my favorite times of year to fish, and our local waters offer some of the best springtime fishing on Earth!

snook begin to make their way out of the rivers and estuaries where they hang out all winter. They move through the backwaters and end up cruising the beaches in very shallow water. I target snook in the backwaters, but my favorite is to catch them from the shore. As they make their way to the beaches, they will change colors, losing their olive-drab coloration and instead adopting a silver, nearly white, complexion. They can be difficult to see as they move up and down the beaches, but to the trained eye, targeting beach cruising snook can make for an exciting day of fishing! Trout have also been around in large numbers. Although the majority of the fish have been on the smaller side, there are some larger fish being caught. For backwater bait, pilchards or thread fins are always my go to. There have been massive schools of pilchards along the coast, many of which can be caught directly from shore. If you can’t throw a net, artificial works as well, and as a last resort you can always buy shrimp, but shrimp are not necessarily a great summertime bait when there is so much whitebait readily available.

The offshore bite has also been great! This past month we have been catching snapper, grouper, cobia, kingfish and permit. The high-wind weather has finally calmed down, and the seas have been very pleasant. As the water warms up, the kingfish and cobia will take off, as they prefer cooler water. However, their disappearance coincides with the arrival of a local favorite, tarpon! The tarpon have showed up in our and can be found up and down the coast in shallow water. Look for them mixed in with the big bait schools. And as always, where there is a lot of bait, there are sharks. We have been catching and releasing all different species of sharks over the last month, including spinners, blacktips, hammers, bulls, sandbars and more. Last month, Pale Horse Fishing Charters has been fishing tarpon in the Florida Keys. The Keys trips are all booked up for the 2024 season, but if you’ve ever wanted to experience world class tarpon fishing, give us a call and get on our calendar for the 2025 Keys tarpon season!

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Mon 10:59 2.9 4:56 1.0 5:54 -0.4 6:33 8:17
Tue 12:36 2.3 11:40A 3.1 5:43 1.2 6:42 -0.6 6:33 8:17
Wed 1:33 2.4 12:22 3.2 6:27 1.3 7:30 -0.7 6:33 8:17
Thu 2:25 2.3 1:04 3.2 7:11 1.4 8:19 -0.7 6:33 8:18
Fri 3:13 2.3 1:48 3.1 7:56 1.4 9:06 -0.6 6:33 8:18
Sat 3:58 2.2 2:33 3.1 8:42 1.4 9:52 -0.5 6:33 8:19
Sun 4:43 2.1 3:18 2.9 9:27 1.4 10:37 -0.3 6:33 8:19 10 Mon 5:30 2.0 4:04 2.7 10:13 1.4 11:23 0.0 6:33 8:19 11 Tue 6:19 2.0 4:56 2.5 11:06 1.4 6:33 8:20
Wed 7:05 2.0 6:01 2.3 12:11 0.2 12:11 1.4 6:33 8:20
0.4 1:21 1.3 6:33 8:20 14 Fri 8:24 2.1 8:26 2.0 1:48 0.6 2:27 1.1 6:33 8:21
Sat 9:00 2.2 9:40 2.0 2:36 0.9 3:28 0.8 6:33 8:21
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Wed 5:54 2.2 4:50 2.7 11:03 1.2 11:55 0.0 6:36 8:23
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8:54 2.1 1:35 0.7 2:38 0.5 6:37 8:24 30 Sun 8:46 2.7 10:23 2.0 2:28 1.0 3:46 0.1 6:37 8:24 Naples, FL - Jun 2024 Date High Low AM ft PM ft AM ft PM ft Rise Set Moon 1 Sat 8:53 2.6 9:35 2.4 2:30 0.7 3:14 0.5 6:33 8:16 2 Sun 9:31 2.8 10:51 2.4 3:23 0.9 4:11 0.1 6:33 8:17 3 Mon 10:10 3.0 11:53 2.4 4:13 1.2 5:03 -0.3 6:33 8:17 4 Tue 10:48 3.1 5:01 1.3 5:53 -0.6 6:33 8:18 5 Wed 12:47 2.3 11:25A 3.2 5:46 1.4 6:40 -0.8 6:33 8:18 6 Thu 1:38 2.3 12:02 3.3 6:29 1.5 7:27 -0.8 6:33 8:18 7 Fri 2:28 2.2 12:40 3.2 7:12 1.6 8:14 -0.7 6:33 8:19 8 Sat 3:16 2.1 1:22 3.1 7:56 1.6 8:59 -0.5 6:33 8:19 9 Sun 4:00 2.1 2:09 3.0 8:42 1.6 9:44 -0.3 6:33 8:20 10 Mon 4:42 2.1 3:06 2.8 9:31 1.6 10:29 0.0 6:33 8:20 11 Tue 5:25 2.2 4:09 2.6 10:26 1.6 11:17 0.3 6:33 8:20 12 Wed 6:08 2.3 5:19 2.4 11:35 1.6 6:33 8:21 13 Thu 6:50 2.4 6:32 2.2 12:09 0.5 12:52 1.4 6:33 8:21 14 Fri 7:30 2.4 7:43 2.1 1:02 0.8 1:58 1.2 6:33 8:21 15 Sat 8:08 2.5 8:54 2.0 1:53 1.0 2:53 0.9 6:33 8:22 16 Sun 8:47 2.6 10:07 2.0 2:41 1.2 3:42 0.6 6:33 8:22 17 Mon 9:26 2.7 11:10 2.1 3:27 1.4 4:28 0.3 6:33 8:22 18 Tue 10:04 2.8 4:11 1.5 5:11 0.0 6:34 8:23 19 Wed 12:00 2.1 10:38A 2.9 4:52 1.6 5:52 -0.2 6:34 8:23 20 Thu 12:45 2.2 11:10A 3.0 5:30 1.6 6:34 -0.4 6:34 8:23 21 Fri 1:30 2.2 11:40A 3.1 6:08 1.7 7:16 -0.6 6:34 8:23 22 Sat 2:18 2.2 12:13 3.2 6:47 1.7 8:00 -0.7 6:34 8:23 23 Sun 3:06 2.3 12:51 3.3 7:32 1.7 8:45 -0.6 6:35 8:24 24 Mon 3:52 2.3 1:39 3.3 8:21 1.6 9:29 -0.5 6:35 8:24 25 Tue 4:35 2.4 2:38 3.1 9:14 1.5 10:15 -0.3 6:35 8:24 26 Wed 5:17 2.4 3:50 2.9 10:13 1.4 11:04 0.1 6:35 8:24 27 Thu 5:58 2.5 5:12 2.7 11:22 1.2 11:57 0.5 6:36 8:24 28 Fri 6:38 2.6 6:40 2.4 12:39 1.0 6:36 8:24 29 Sat 7:18 2.7 8:06 2.3 12:54 0.8 1:50 0.6 6:36 8:24 30 Sun 8:00 2.8 9:40 2.2 1:51 1.2
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Sat 9:37 2.0 10:19 1.9 3:29 0.5 4:13 0.4 6:33 8:17
Sun 10:15 2.2 11:35 1.9 4:22 0.7 5:10 0.1 6:33 8:17
Mon 10:54 2.3 5:12 0.9 6:02 -0.2 6:33 8:18
Tue 12:37 1.8 11:32A 2.4 6:00 1.0 6:52 -0.4 6:32 8:18
Wed 1:31 1.8 12:09 2.5 6:45 1.1 7:39 -0.6 6:32 8:18
Thu 2:22 1.7 12:46 2.5 7:28 1.1 8:26 -0.6 6:32 8:19
Fri 3:12 1.7 1:24 2.5 8:11 1.1 9:13 -0.5 6:32 8:19
Sat 4:00 1.6 2:06 2.4 8:55 1.2 9:58 -0.4 6:32 8:20
Sun 4:44 1.6 2:53 2.3 9:41 1.2 10:43 -0.2 6:32 8:20 10 Mon 5:26 1.7 3:50 2.2 10:30 1.2 11:28 0.0 6:32 8:20 11 Tue 6:09 1.7 4:53 2.0 11:25 1.2 6:32 8:21
Wed 6:52 1.7 6:03 1.9 12:16 0.2 12:34 1.2 6:32 8:21
Thu 7:34 1.8 7:16 1.7 1:08 0.4 1:51 1.1 6:33 8:22 14 Fri 8:14 1.9 8:27 1.6 2:01 0.6 2:57 0.9 6:33 8:22 15 Sat 8:52 1.9 9:38 1.6 2:52 0.8 3:52 0.7 6:33 8:22 16 Sun 9:31 2.0 10:51 1.6 3:40 0.9 4:41 0.5 6:33 8:22 17 Mon 10:10 2.1 11:54 1.6 4:26 1.0 5:27 0.2 6:33 8:23
Tue 10:48 2.1 5:10 1.1 6:10 0.0 6:33 8:23
6:51 -0.2 6:33 8:23
Thu 1:29 1.7 11:54A 2.3 6:29 1.2 7:33 -0.3 6:34 8:23
19 Wed 12:44 1.6 11:22A 2.2 5:51 1.2
7:07 1.2 8:15 -0.4 6:34 8:24
Sat 3:02 1.7 12:57 2.5 7:46 1.2 8:59 -0.5 6:34 8:24
2:14 1.7 12:24 2.4
2.5 8:31 1.2 9:44 -0.5 6:34 8:24 24 Mon 4:36 1.8 2:23 2.5 9:20 1.2 10:28 -0.4 6:35 8:24
3:50 1.7 1:35
25 Tue 5:19 1.8 3:22 2.4 10:13 1.1 11:14 -0.2 6:35 8:24
26 Wed 6:01 1.9 4:34 2.3 11:12 1.0 6:35 8:24
2.1 12:03 0.1 12:21 0.9 6:35 8:25
Fri 7:22 2.0 7:24 1.9 12:56 0.3 1:38 0.7 6:36 8:25
8:50 1.7 1:53 0.6 2:49 0.4 6:36 8:25 30 Sun 8:44 2.2 10:24 1.7 2:50 0.9 3:54 0.2 6:37 8:25 Everglades City, FL - Jun 2024 Date High Low AM ft PM ft AM ft PM ft Rise Set Moon 1 Sat 11:18 2.6 5:56 0.4 6:40 0.3 6:32 8:14 2 Sun 12:00 2.4 11:56A 2.8 6:49 0.5 7:37 0.0 6:32 8:14 3 Mon 1:16 2.4 12:35 2.9 7:39 0.7 8:29 -0.2 6:32 8:15 4 Tue 2:18 2.4 1:13 3.1 8:27 0.8 9:19 -0.3 6:32 8:15 5 Wed 3:12 2.3 1:50 3.2 9:12 0.8 10:06 -0.4 6:32 8:16 6 Thu 4:03 2.2 2:27 3.2 9:55 0.9 10:53 -0.4 6:32 8:16 7 Fri 4:53 2.2 3:05 3.2 10:38 0.9 11:40 -0.4 6:32 8:17 8 Sat 5:41 2.1 3:47 3.1 11:22 0.9 6:32 8:17 9 Sun 6:25 2.1 4:34 2.9 12:25 -0.3 12:08 0.9 6:32 8:17 10 Mon 7:07 2.1 5:31 2.8 1:10 -0.2 12:57 0.9 6:32 8:18 11 Tue 7:50 2.2 6:34 2.6 1:55 0.0 1:52 0.9 6:32 8:18 12 Wed 8:33 2.2 7:44 2.4 2:43 0.1 3:01 0.9 6:32 8:18 13 Thu 9:15 2.3 8:57 2.2 3:35 0.3 4:18 0.8 6:32 8:19 14 Fri 9:55 2.4 10:08 2.1 4:28 0.5 5:24 0.7 6:32 8:19 15 Sat 10:33 2.5 11:19 2.0 5:19 0.6 6:19 0.5 6:32 8:19 16 Sun 11:12 2.6 6:07 0.7 7:08 0.4 6:32 8:20 17 Mon 12:32 2.0 11:51A 2.6 6:53 0.8 7:54 0.2 6:32 8:20 18 Tue 1:35 2.1 12:29 2.7 7:37 0.9 8:37 0.0 6:32 8:20 19 Wed 2:25 2.1 1:03 2.9 8:18 0.9 9:18 -0.1 6:33 8:21 20 Thu 3:10 2.1 1:35 3.0 8:56 0.9 10:00 -0.2 6:33 8:21 21 Fri 3:55 2.2 2:05 3.1 9:34 1.0 10:42 -0.3 6:33 8:21 22 Sat 4:43 2.2 2:38 3.2 10:13 1.0 11:26 -0.4 6:33 8:21 23 Sun 5:31 2.2 3:16 3.3 10:58 0.9 6:34 8:21 24 Mon 6:17 2.3 4:04 3.2 12:11 -0.4 11:47A 0.9 6:34 8:22 25 Tue 7:00 2.3 5:03 3.1 12:55 -0.3 12:40 0.9 6:34 8:22 26 Wed 7:42 2.4 6:15 2.9 1:41 -0.2 1:39 0.8 6:34 8:22 27 Thu 8:23 2.5 7:37 2.7 2:30 0.0 2:48 0.7 6:35 8:22 28 Fri 9:03 2.6 9:05 2.4 3:23 0.3 4:05 0.5 6:35 8:22 29 Sat 9:43 2.7 10:31 2.2 4:20 0.5 5:16 0.3 6:35 8:22 30 Sun 10:25 2.8 5:17 0.7 6:21 0.1 6:36 8:22 10871 Kelly Rd Ft Myers, FL 33908 239.267.6857
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Puerto Rican Wahoo

Imagine the perfect day of fishing in Puerto Rico. It’s starts early with a golden sunrise and bait jumping all around. You’re setting out from a little town where the locals are already out, preparing their boats for the day’s catch. The atmosphere is full of seasoned fisherman and salt. Your charter for the day is another local expert full of stories and tips. And you learn quickly that not many Floridians get taken on Puerto Rican charters. As you hop on the old Viking that will soon be retiring, you make a plan. You’ll be on a full ride to the deep sea where Marlin are abundant, Tuna are biting and the wahoo are chasing. The captain gets us through the sea with ease, breezing through in his flip flops and aged tan lines. As you reach the prime fishing spot, that just may be a milk crate floating, the real fun begins. You let out your lines in hopes that one will pop off and shake like crazy… the wait is peaceful. You spark conversation with the captain and realize you have a lot in common. Then BOOM! There’s a line that popped off with a fish on! Your husband and the captain are shouting encouragement and maybe a few bad jokes but after a spirited struggle, you reel in a beautiful, blue wahoo gleaming in the sunlight. Fast forward, lunchtime fast approaches. And what better way to fish than to have a fresh meal with your catch? You get told that a nearby beach restaurant will cook it for you, but you can’t forget to say that the captain sent you.. you feel honored. The fish is grilled, seasoned with local spices and herbs making for a delicious meal and taste of victory. As the day ends, you head home with wonders of when you’ll be back for another beautiful day of fishing in Puerto Rico.

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Fishing the Currents

Summer’s heat is upon Southwest Florida. We start fishing earlier to beat the heat of the day and our inshore fish are trying to find ways to deal with the warming water temperatures. The fish will be shallow early and will look for deeper water or hide under the mangroves to escape the warmer conditions. The tides tend to be higher this time of year and larger volumes of water can create good current swings. Current is always important for fish and this time of year it can really be the difference between a successful day or a tough fishing day. Ideally, we look at the change in the tides to create current and how we will fish certain areas. In some situations, an incoming tide can be more productive and sometimes the outgoing tide seems to be better. There are times when the tide is slack, and the wind creates the current. The current not only helps with the oxygen levels but it also dictates how fish will position themselves to feed. Current will help move bait along towards structures where predators are waiting to ambush to also feed. Increased oxygen levels are very beneficial for the fish and can be a major reason fish are in certain areas. Current definitely plays a major role in how I plan my fishing day. I prefer to fish into the current when possible but more importantly finding structure with current flowing on or around it is key for a successful day. Taking the time to plan your fishing trips around tidal movements can definitely give us anglers an advantage anytime of the year but especially during the summer months. Using this information along with online satellite maps to identify types of structure and tidal forecasts can increase our odds for success. Focus on areas with a solid current flow and you should be in an area that is holding fish. Stay cool and keep casting!

Matt O’Dea and a blacktip w/ Earl
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Cape Coral canal Jack! Tristan caught a nice African Pompano fishing w/ his dad. Dennis Morgan sharing his Matlacha blue fish. Owen with a 40” snook in NW Bradenton. Welcome to the 40” Club! Steve Couch is having fun in the Abacos!
Evan Ellis and his youngster caught this 29”
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Jumper with his first snook at 81. Sandy w/ a Red Grouper caught offshore w/ Bad Habit FC.
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CCA Florida STAR presented by Yamaha launched into year-10 on Memorial Day weekend! For 100 days, this unique fshing competition will award more than $500,000 in prizes and scholarships.

CCA Florida, the state’s leading marine fsheries conservation, habitat restoration, education and advocacy organization, holds the annual event to create awareness for conservation and support the protection and enhancement of Florida’s marine habitat.

Tis year, participating in STAR is easier than ever. Te competition has eight divisions including Tagged Redfsh Division, Tagged Dolphin Division, an Inshore and Ofshore Division, Native Watercraf Kayak Division, Realtree Youth Scholarship Division, Power Pole Conservation Division and Costa Kick Plastic Trash Division, and there are more than $500,000 in prizes and scholarships available!

“We are excited to kick of Florida’s largest family friendly saltwater

fshing competition for the tenth year,” STAR Director Leiza Fitzgerald said. “Tis year, it is easier than ever to participate in STAR because we have simplifed the competition to give anglers and non-anglers the chance to win big. Since 2015, we have given away more than $4 million in prizes, including $900,000 in college scholarships, and we can’t wait to do it again!”

STAR’s signature Tagged Redfsh Division presented by TH Marine ofers fve adult winners the choice of a Contender Boats 22 Sport, Dek Kat Boats 27 Flatz Kat, Spyder Boats FX19, Micro Draf Ski package that includes a Sea-Doo Fish Pro Trophy and a CanAm Defender. Each boat is powered by Yamaha and equipped with an Infnity trailer. For the frst two youth anglers, prizes include a tiller boat powered by Yamaha, a trailer, a Minn Kota trolling motor and Humminbird electronics.

In total, there are more than 160 prize-winning tagged red of Florida’s coastal counties. Citrus and Charlotte counties, STAR’s 2024 Destination Counties, ofer the best shot at a prize-winning received twice as many tagged reds as the other counties.

Te STAR competition also focuses on conservation with its CatchPhoto-Release format and smartphone app. STAR’s Trash Division has set the bar for other fshing tournaments to implement conservation-friendly alternatives.

All STAR entries must be photographed with the o Florida Measuring Device, which is available free of charge at locations throughout the state, including all Florida West Marine stores.

Te CCA Florida STAR competition presented by Yamaha has a division for everyone. Now with only eight divisions, plus ALL saltwater species included in the event and most winners determined by random drawing, anglers of all ages and skill levels can fsh from anywhere in Florida’s saltwater and have greater opportunities to win.

Registration is $40 for current CCA Florida members or $80 for nonmembers, which includes CCA Florida membership. Kids ages 6-17 can register for free with their current ($10) CCA Florida youth membership.

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In case you haven’t seen it yet, this enormous 888-pound bluefn tuna caught in late April out of Destin just might be the largest bluefn ever caught of Florida. It was brought to the docks at Boshamps Seafood and Oyster House on Destin Harbor, and although the fsh won’t qualify as a state record because landing it was a team efort, no one in Destin really seems to care. It’s a catch worth celebrating.

According to Te Destin Log, Capt. George Gill was piloting the Flat Dangerous on its frst Gulf of Mexico trip on Wednesday, April 24. About 68 miles out of Destin, the new 80-foot Viking encountered a massive school of surfacefeeding bluefns while the crew was fshing for bait.

With just four baits onboard, some small yellowfn, skipjack and blackfn, the captain gave chase, and the crew tossed baits into the school of bluefns. Tey lost three big fsh in short order, but the fsh of a lifetime for boatowner Warren Williamson, of Alabama, came tight on the fourth and fnal bait.

Te fsh died about an hour into the fght, and it was a team efort to haul it to the surface over the next four hours with 100-pound main line, 150-pound braid and 400-pound leader.

Te fsh measured 110 inches in length and weighed 888 pounds. Tat’s a heck of a fsh to break in a new boat!

Te existing state record, caught by Rick Whitley out of Destin in 2017, weighed 826.5 pounds. Another would-be new record was caught in 2022, also out of Destin by a team of anglers sharing time on the rod. Tat fsh weighed 832 pounds. Te Gulf of Mexico bluefn tuna record stands at 1,152 pounds. Tat fsh, caught of Louisiana in 2003, is the largest fsh caught by rod and reel in state history.

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CCW Petitions Big Sugar Over Everglades Restoration

Captains For Clean Water (CCW), a non-proft organized by fshing guides, is petitioning Big Sugar to drop its lawsuit seeking access to irrigation water from the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) Reservoir.

Te EEA reservoir, which is currently under construction, is the centerpiece of Everglades restoration projects designed to provide relief from devastating Lake Okeechobee discharges and restore the fow of freshwater south, as nature intended, through the Everglades to Florida Bay.

Big Sugar, made up of sugar producers United States Sugar Corporation, Okeelanta Corporation (Florida Crystals) and Te Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida, claims farming interests in South Florida were promised water access by the federal government. Last year a federal judge threw out the case brought by Big Sugar, and this recent lawsuit is in the appeals process, with no projected timeline.

Explanation of the CCW petition reads: “If Big Sugar wins, they could push to use the EAA Reservoir as their personal taxpayer-funded water supply, upending years of restoration progress and sealing the fate of Florida’s future to include more damaging discharges, more toxic algae blooms, and more economic and environmental peril. It could also set a dangerous precedent, forcing Everglades Restoration projects to prioritize Big Sugar’s interests and replace their historical water supply over benefts to South Florida’s waters— regardless of how and when Sugar lost water supply since December 2000.”


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I’ve long been a proponent of chumming up a place on the bottom with squid and then feeding grouper a big live bait.

However, afer the last few trips, I’m starting to rethink this tactic because of the number of sharks we’ve been catching.

I’ve never seen as many sharks as we are seeing right now. Te bottom is covered with them, and the top layer of the water column is full of them. Tis past trip, we put out fve Spanish mackerel on light lines hoping for a wahoo bite. We caught fve sharks almost instantly. One of these bites was the biggest tiger shark I’ve ever seen. It was at least 12 feet long and 2 feet wide across the head. Te rest of them were standard 6- to 9-footers; it takes a toll on you to get them to the boat for dehooking.

apart to create a lot of smell down on the bottom. Ten I drop live pinfsh or small snappers to the grouper drawn in by the “chum.”

Lately, I’ve resorted to dropping big, pretty live baits frst to see if we can get a few grouper bites before the taxman arrives, and it’s become a matter of WHEN rather than IF he shows up. It’s “hit-and-run” fshing. We pull up on a nice mark with pinfsh and grunts already rigged on the jig. I hit the spot lock on the Rhodan and drop in for a few good bites. When the sharks show up, we just move up or down the ledge. Lather, rinse and repeat as ofen as needed. Granted, we haven’t boated as many of the smaller snappers or seabass for the cooler, but we’ve caught some beautiful grouper with this “hitand-run” style of bottom banging. Te wahoo are diferent story. We quit putting the light line out due to the instant shark bite. I’ve got to fgure something out for that. From now until the end of October or the frst of November, wahoo will be everywhere and nowhere at the same time. Tey will come inside the edge of the Gulf Stream following big stacks of bait. As usual, some king mackerel fsherman will catch a 100-pounder on a live menhaden in less than 100 feet of water while chasing a tournamentgrade kingfsh.

Between all the American red snappers—which we aren’t allowed to keep—and all the sharks, we’ve been run of of several square miles of bottom lately. Tankfully, we’ve found some of the grouper we’re looking for, but I’m seriously rethinking the “chumming” part of the tactics I usually employ. Normally, I begin on a spot by dropping whole squid on jigs, which the smaller fsh pick

I said all that to say this: We’re going to take more pinfsh and less squid to catch “hit-and-run” grouper. Someone please educate me on a bait that will not catch a red snapper!

For more info on the jigs and bait, check out Tim Barefoot’s YouTube channel and website,

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C-HAWK MITZI SKIFF: & Two Brands, One Philosophy

In the boating world, brand loyalty is earned. Over years, boater experiences with vessels— good and bad, on and of the water—are what build the reputations of boats. It might, or might not, come as a surprise that two brands that have garnered sterling reputations in the industry for functionality and dependability are manufactured by the same builder.

C-Hawk and Mitzi Skif are both built in the U.S.A. with the same philosophy that simplicity leads to vessels that are easier and more afordable to operate and maintain. A simple, well-designed and well-built boat, comes with less hassle, leaving more time to spend on the water. Especially among anglers, this philosophy has built large followings for both brands among people who are more interested in fshing and boating than they are in pampering their pretty boats.

“We build a keep-it-simple-stupid boat. If you want something you can sof scrub at the end of the day and put it away, you’re my guy,” said Brad Grubbs, the owner and manufacturer of C-Hawk and Mitzi Skif. “We set out to make boats that are afordable to operate and afordable to own, and the philosophy has worked.”

Mitzi Skiff

Although Mitzi Skif originated in the 1990s for a singular purpose, the same philosophy for simplicity applies. Fly fshing the fats drove Tom Mitzlaf to design a skif with quiet maneuverability, extremely shallow draf and a clean deck layout to make him a better fsherman. It was simple by necessity, and it revolutionized the industry.

Tree decades later, Mitzi’s line of 15’, 16’and 17’ skifs achieves those purposes exceptionally well, and they have led the way with innovations that make them the fats boats other boat builders imitate. A Mitzi does everything the pricier skifs do, yet they are afordable enough for any angler to own and operate.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fx it,” Grubbs quipped. Mitzi builds skifs for anglers more interested in fshing than in spending a lot of money.

Te 15’ remains a purpose-built fats boat for one or two anglers to sneak up on wary fsh in super-skinny water. Te 17’ models are more multi-purpose. Tey can fsh three anglers, and while they are primarily a fats boat, they perform admirably as bay boats with a modifed V-hull and an 11-degree deadrise at transom to reduce hull slap. Rolled gunnels knock down spray for an exceptionally dry ride.

Tey are solid and durable for long years of heavy use, and from hideaway pushpole holders to fush-mount hardware, Mitzi delivers clean and stable casting decks designed specifcally for hard-core anglers.

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C-Hawk has been around since the mid1970s and ofers lines of bombproof 16’ to 29’ center consoles and 22’ to 29’ sport cabins that were originally developed for commercial applications. C-Hawks remain widely used commercially, and many recreational

boaters also see the value in a vessel that’s built to take a beating.

“Really, we just took a commercial-duty boat and put a little lipstick on it,” Grubbs said. “ Te boat is as tough as it ever was. It’s been the same boat for nearly 50 years.”

At their core, C-Hawks are hardcore workhorses, and the center console models have become popular with charter captains because they are built to withstand hard use for years of trouble-free boating. Grubbs pointed to C-Hawk’s 25 CC as a great example of what the brand has become. It’s an extremely stable fshing platform that drafs just 12 inches, and with a 300 horsepower max it’ll take you anywhere you need to go from skinny water to light ofshore duty. What’s more, it’s infnitely customizable from the factory.

“We can mix and match consoles, fsh boxes, full transoms, cut transoms, bare hulls… you name it,” Grubbs said. “ Tere are some recreational guys adding towers and sight fshing for cobia, and such. Everything we do is built around keep it simple, keep it efcient, keep it easy to maintain, keep it cost efective to own and operate. Tey are all unique… no cookie cutter trailer queens here. Te 25 is a great example of what C-Hawk is.”

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Every month, I provide tips to help make you a better angler. Tis month’s tip is one of the most important. With so many tackle and gear options on the market these days, staying organized on the water is difcult. Here are a few things I do that make me a more efcient angler because I know exactly where to go when looking for the right tool for the job.

Storage options vary depending on the type of fshing you do. I’m going to stick to bass fshing, but don’t be afraid to alter these tips to your style of fshing.

When storing baits, hooks, line and gear, your No. 1 enemy is moisture. Keeping your tools dry should be a priority because it keeps hooks sharp and everything else rust-free. I store almost everything in waterproof boxes or bags. Tese storage options might be a little more expensive up-front, but when compared to losing a whole box of lures or hooks to rust, your investment will pay for itself many times over.Another good trick I’ve learned is to use DampRid moisture absorbers. Here in Florida, where humidity is high and temperatures fuctuate, condensation builds up in boat compartments. Te best thing to do is to take your tackle out of the boat and move it inside, but this is not an option if you fsh a lot and have a lot of gear. DampRid containers help keep everything safe and dry by absorbing moisture from the air in your boat’s storage compartments.

Now let’s talk about organization. If you’re a bass angler, you have a ton of sof plastics in diferent styles and colors as well as packs of hooks, jigs and weights to fsh them. I use plastic Sterlite containers with latches to store my bags of sof plastics. You can buy them at Walmart. I organize my baits by the type of sof plastic they are, and I label each container. On the water, this makes it easy grab the style of bait I’m looking for. Also, before I leave the house, labels make it easy to load what I think I’ll need for the day and remove what I don’t.

On the hook side of organization, one mistake people make when organizing hooks is to take them out of the original packaging to place them in compartment boxes. Tis is a huge mistake. Hook packs are clearly labeled by size and style, which allows you to quickly identify them on the water. Also, hook packs are designed to keep hooks sharp, untangled and dry. You can store your hooks in a box, but you should leave them in their original packaging.

Hopefully, these tips help you be more efcient on the water and save you some money by protecting your investments.

Tyler Woolcott is a professional tournament angler and guide. Check out his website at

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