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Holding a Fish

By: Fishin' Frank

Should you hold it supporting the belly, putting the weight of the fish horizontal? Or, holding by the lower jaw and let it hang?   Well a lot of thoughts about that.  Horizontal holding, while it is a good idea, should be tempered with just a bit of real.  I have watched 1000′s of bass fisherman holding fish by the jaw.  It seems that when a fish is smaller and not huge around the belly while it is not great for them, it is not going to unhinge the jaw.  And when a fish is smaller using your hands on it’s belly you are... (read more)

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Fuel Stabilizers 

Do fuel stabilizers work? You bet, and their importance to boaters cannot be over-stated. New stabilizers are formulated not just to stop varnishing, but also mitigate the efforts of phase separation. Click here to read the full article on

Lee County Fishing Report with Captain Terry

Last week’s forecast was pretty much ‘on target’ with fish starting to be more active than previously. I expect more of the same this week, especially with the extended warm water temperatures. My clients and I had more than our share of larger Spanish Mackerels, a couple of Pompano together with a whole lot of Seatrout. I am attaching a picture of my friend (Mr. Du Wayne Traut with a nice Sea-‘trout’ recently taken in Matlacha Pass on the top half of an incoming tide using a live shrimp on the bottom.

In addition to the mild cold front predicted later this week (together with the warmer water temperatures mentioned above), the ‘bite’ should pick up prior to this coming... (read more)

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