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Capt. Terry Fisher's 4th of July Fishing Report and Forecast

(Ft. Myers Beach to Charlotte Harbor)  Fishing has been mixed over the last few days due in part to the receding moon phase, time of tides and hot weather/water. Shrimps are small, requiring that one use either cut bait or throw cast nets for Pinfish and Threadfins. Even those can be hard to locate during the summer months. I have been forced to start some mornings on artificial baits until I see bait schools with sufficient sizes of fish to justify a ‘cast’. (Read more).

Firework displays by boat are hard to beat!

There are few places to view Fourth of July fireworks displays that can rival the view by boat. This is a great time to get on the water with friends and family. Raft up with your boating buddies, or stake out your own quiet little cove. There are things that should be kept in mind before venturing out for an evening on the water. (Read more). 

Stay Safe on the Water

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Summer Fun at Fort Myers Beach

Well it’s that time again.  Summer is here, the pace is a bit slower for boat sales and the weather and waterside sites are also less busy. That is the perfect excuse to get on the water and do some restaurant hopping. One of our favorite destinations is Fort Myers Beach. It’s an easy cruise and there is plenty to do when you get there. (Read more). 


The Jet Set

The personal watercraft (PWC) concept originated in the 1960s, combining the elements of self-power, small size and a maneuverable, active vessel. Bombardier Recreational Products, known for its Ski-Doo® snowmobiles, introduced a personal watercraft slightly resembling what we know today as a PWC in the late 1960s, with limited success. This craft is credited for being the first sit-down style PWC. In the early 1970s, Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. introduced the JET SKI® watercraft, the first commercially successful standup PWC. (Read More). 


ANDROS GOLD aka Dwight’s West Side Story (Part 3 of 9)

We departed early to catch the tide, headed through Middle Bight. I am getting used to picking our way over shallow waters, with only a foot of clearance below the props. The boat, a 46’ Newton dive boat, reconfigured by Dave for Bahamas cruising is designed well for this type of exploration . . . 

Read part 3 in the Andros Gold series.

Upcoming Events

July 6, 2013
2nd Annual Lemon Bay High School Football Fishing Tournament at Cape Haze Marina 

July 28, 2013
2nd Annual Jet Ski River Run & Treasure Run with SuncoastSports

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