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Insure proper hookups with bridled baits

Most know that the use of circle hooks helps decrease the odds of gut hooking a fish and when the circle finds that sweet spot in the jaw, the fish rarely escapes. Getting maximum efficiency from your circle or any hook means exposing as much of the hook and hook point as possible. A hook ...

Proper gear for early morning shore fishing

The early bird catches the fish, but, dress for a bug fight if you plan on doing the dawn beach walk in search of that leg-long surf snook. Lightweight long pants and a long sleeved shirt are early a.m. beachwear basics along with your favorite bug repellant, otherwise you probably won’t last ...

Draft changes to flounder regulations OK’d by commission

At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved draft changes to the management of Florida’s flounder fishery. The changes will be brought back to the commission in October for final consideration. A stock status update suggests that the flounder fishery ...

Stone crab regulation changes made

At its July meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved changes to recreational and commercial stone crab regulations. Florida’s stone crab fishery has experienced a long-term decline in harvest and is likely undergoing overfishing. FWC staff worked with ...

Local grads treated to free fishing tourney

While high school seniors have had end-of-year traditions like graduation and prom canceled on them, dozens of Lee County students were provided a chance to celebrate in a new way –- out on the water. Capt. Jason Miller, owner of Reel Therapy Charters, recently organized a fishing ...

Bohanon camp held at North High despite COVID concerns

The football field at North Fort Myers High School on Saturday had a little more open space than it did in the past for the annual Tommy Bohanon Foundation’s annual football camp. However, the good news is that they were able to hold the camp after several postponements and doubts it ...