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Nautical Mile Lee County Edition FREE M O N T H L Y Your Exclusive Connection to Lee County s Coastal Community Coming this October See page 7 September 2012 Visit us online at www.leecountyboater.com MARINE Complete Line of Boat Accessories Fuel Tanks TRADING POST LARGEST SELECTION OF MARINE PARTS IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA Rotary Steering Systems 129 COMPLETE GLM Manifold Sets Trailer Stainless Props Parts 260 Life Vests Hardware Huge selection of bulk fiberglass 5 18 59 95 95 95 New Starters & Alternators VHF Radios 89 Qt. Gal. 119 95 Bottom Paint Mercruiser Exhaust Manifold and Riser Kit I O & Outboard Tachs Starboard & plastics Large selection of outboard & inboard starters alternators & trim motors in stock Windlasses starting at 595 Cleaning Supplies 409 Aluminum Props 42.00 Oil volt temp and trim gauges Rod Holders 3.99 95 15.00 We re the Do-It-Yourself boat parts store. Experienced staff with the knowledge to answer your questions. Naples 2397 Davis Blvd. Large selection of trailer parts and tires at discount prices N. Fort Myers 1156 N. Tamiami Tr. 239-997-5777 239-793-5800 4 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 S E P T E M B E R 3 Rhythm & Reels Press Release 8 A visit to Key West- Capt. Gregg McKee 10 Lee County Tides 14 Fishin the Keys - Capt. Terry Fisher 16 Lee County Boat Dealers 17 Slow Zones - Capt. Bill Russell 18 P.O.W. Lands Tarpon - Capt. Bo Johnson 20 Pirate Provisions - Wilson Hawthorne 21 September Big Boy Tech Show 22 Rhythm & Reels at Tarpon Point Marina 24 Fisg Care - Jim Hutchinson 26 Lee County Lovers 28 Lee County Water-Access Fuel 29 View from the Marina - Barb Hansen 30 Diversified Yacht - Open for Business 30 Win a Hobie Kayak 34 Lee County Water-Access Restaurants 36 Pineland Marina Quarterly Report 36 Summer Shrimp - Capt. Charles Epranian 37 Tomorrow - Robin Griffiths 39 Lee County Wrecks & Reefs 40 Heather s Desk - Sea Tow of Lee County 42 September with the Snook Cowboy 44 Your Yak or Mine - Mel the Guide 46 Harley Cooper s in Trouble Again...... 47 Annual Sundowner s Dance 48 Check the Water - Dockside Dennis 51 Local West Marine helps raise 11 000 52 September in PI Sound - Capt. Dick May 53 SW Florida Fishing Guides 53 Baked Fish - Capt. Dick May 55 Save our Seas - Capt. Jonathan Blake 56 Lee County Boat Ramps 58 Lee Marine Business QR Codes 59 Lee Marine Business Directory 60 Choosing Fly Line - Capt. Joe Greco 61 Phosphorus in the Local Waters 62 Hot Weather Fishing Tips - TowBoatUS 62 Contact our Writers 62 Lee area Bait & Tackle shops 2012 Best Days to Fish September 15 29 The sun moon tides and weather all influence fish activity. For example fish tend to feed more at sunrise and sunset. During a full moon tides are higher than average and fish tend to feed more. Moon Phases September Moons Last Quarter September 8 New Moon September 16 First Quarter September 22 Full Moon September 30 October Moons Last Quarter October 8 New Moon October 15 the Nautical Mile magazine Readership 12 000 month 100 Lee County Distribution Locations The sun moon tides and weather all influence fish activity. For example fish tend to feed more at sunrise and sunset. During a full moon tides are higher than average and fish tend to feed more. However most of us go fishing when we can get the time off not because THAT is really the best time One hour before and one hour after high tides and one hour before and one hour after low tides. Inland the times for high tides correspond with the times when the Moon is due south. Low tides are halfway between high tides. During the morning rise (after sunup for a spell) and the evening rise (just before sundown and the hour or so after). When the barometer is steady or on the rise. (But even during stormy periods the fish aren t going to give up feeding. The smart fisherman will find just the right bait.) When there is a hatch of flies--caddis flies or mayflies commonly. (The fisherman will have to match his fly with the hatching flies or go fishless.) When the breeze is from a westerly quarter rather than from the north or east. Nautical Mile Media Group Destination Pine Island - Visitor s Guide Destination Cape Coral - Visitor s Guide www.leecountyboater.com Marine Info Welcome to Boating - 45 Minute DVD Infomercial Contact us NAUTICAL MILE MEDIA GROUP PO Box 486 - Bokeelia Fl. 33922 Office (239) 980-5803 Fax 790-1370 Advertising Inquires Mischelle Divietro (239) 322-6620 mischelle721 comcast.net www.nauticalmilemediagroup.com Contact our writer staff on page 62 Saltwater Tides in 8 local locations - Pg 10 Our tides here are not very drastic it only goes up & down 1-2 feet. They are extra low in the winter and higher in the summer months. Some days are 2-tide days and some are 4. Most fishermen base their trips on tide changes and levels. Some like the low tides when fish hide in holes while others like the higher tides. Local tide charts for 8 local locations can be found on page 10-11 or for the year online at Click on Saltwater Tides 5 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 6 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater (239) 980-5803 September 2012 from the Publisher I hereby retract and apologize for any statements that I made from the Publisher s page dated July 2012 referencing my fishing buddy deciding that he liked my wife more than his own and he started to stalk and scare Robin. This was a total fabrication on my part and I apologize to all those involved. Fishing for the last couple of months has been above average. The snook population has grown well but I m not quite sure I would support an open season just yet. I d like to hold off another season. Redfish have been thick and I even ran into a big school of Tarpon towards the end of August. I ve run into big redfish offshore but the one pictured below was my largest caught inshore 37 last month. I love summer fishing but I don t do as well with the heat as I once did. Getting old I guess.... I ve been invited to go offshore a couple times but between the heat and being stuck in the office it just didn t work out. I sure would like to get on some night snapper before the water cools but that trip may have to wait till next summer. Robin & I stayed at Tarpon Point for a couple nights last month our own little mid-summer break. The place is awesome It was like being in Vegas. Get your license on the phone in 3 minutes 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) They re offering very inexpensive getaways for locals. See page 26. Barnacle s Restaurant on Upper Captiva asked if they could name a dish after our publication. It s called the Nautical Mile and it s a dish made up of Grouper Jumbo Shrimp and Scallops. The preparation was custom made by their new chef Mary. Mary has traveled the world and has a chef history that turns heads. If you haven t been out there in a while put it on your list. See their ad on page 7. They just built a new website and have weekly and nightly specials. Island Girl Charters is thinking about running an evening run out for dinner then a run through the bay to see the phosphorus. Check their website www.northcaptivaislandgirl.com or www.barnaclesislandadventures.com I m writing this on the Friday before the first named storm is scheduled to pass through Isaac. If this paper gets out late that s why. The press asked for files 3 days early to get caught up in case it comes in so if you find mistakes this month we were rushed.... We ve been pretty lucky with storms in the past decade. Our coast is a relatively low risk part of Florida but take them seriously anyway. Robin & I are having a blast going out in the boat a lot but winter is coming and not only does it kick up the wind but we get pretty busy in the office. It s another thing I really like about summers here but it sure is nice to say goodbye to the nats and mosquitoes. Have a great month Publisher thenauticalmile gmail.com Cell (239) 980-5803 G-Loomis Accurate Reels Penn Gold Label Team Diawa - Top Shelf Native Eyewear Wooly Bugger Lures Old Harbor Gear Ross Fly Reels Star Rods - Maui Jim Hydyo Glow Lights Buff Headwear St. Croix - Bait Pens Quantum - Shimano Florida s Oldest G-Loomis Dealer Scientific Angler Master Dealer Cortland Certified Pro Shop Rod & Reel Repair Shop Caloosa & Cracker Cast Nets Performance Headwear Flies & Fly Tying Supplies Custom Rod Parts G-Loomis Clothing www.lehrseconomytackle.com Serving SW Florida since 1956 1366 N. Tamiami Trail (Business 41) N. Ft. 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The problem started down at Mallory Square where the crumbling docks longtime home to shrimpers and old Navy subs had been reinforced at tremendous taxpayer expense to welcome the first mega-cruise ships to the island. Bigger than Nimitz Class aircraft carriers these gaudy monsters disgorged an endless flow of thrill seekers to Duval Street in search of 10 T-shirts lukewarm Bud drafts and tone-deaf covers of Margaritaville. It was a really depressing sight. Then one day the biggest cruise ship of all showed up with America s favorite cartoon mouse painted on its bow. That s when I knew Key West had completed its transformation from an interesting island to call home and into a theme park. I packed my bags a short time later and I still hate that cartoon mouse to this day. Despite all my irritations with Key West I still have a strong affection for the island because it s the birthplace of saltwater fly fishing. Legendary anglers such as Zane Grey Stu Apte Lefty Kreh and Ted Williams spent countless hours poling the flats from Florida Bay to the Marquesas where they conquered the species that many thought were too difficult for the fly www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 rod. At the same time they invented the knots created the flies and perfected the tackle that we all take for granted today. Those men actually invented a new sport and no I don t include Ernest Hemmingway in that group. He was a pure deep sea fisherman who trolled bonefish as marlin baits and used dead tarpon to chum up sharks so he could blast them with his Thompson submachine gun while gulping Chivas Regal. Hemmingway was no doubt a great angler but one that the FWC would probably frown upon these days. Once you re away from Duval Street and back out on the flats that the fishing history of Key West doesn t seem so distant. You can ignore the cruise ships parasail boats and jet skis tearing up the harbor and focus on the abundant sea life that s right in front of you in the shallows. Great fishing still happens down there just like it did for the pioneers from half a century ago. That s what keeps me returning year after year. I had my back to the island while my buddy Capt. Mike Bartlett poled his Beavertail skiff across a two foot deep flat in search of cruising bonefish. It was a rare flat calm day for Key West only about 82 degrees and much cooler than Pine Island that same morning last month. We were done with the tough species the tarpon and permit which we d landed earlier that morning. Now we needed a simple bonefish to complete the Slam. I didn t even think of the Duval Street circus just a few miles away from me. The water is crystal clear down there and hides nothing the exact opposite of the coffee colored tide that flows through Matlacha Pass. There is no blind casting when you re bonefishing on the Key West flats another nice change from the way we do things up here. While Mike pushed us across a half mile of white sand near a place called the Bay Keys I watched a constant parade of stingrays and small bonnet sharks cruise under the bow. Thick clouds of glass minnows were everywhere. There was just enough of a breeze that I wasn t even sweating. Last month I drove down to my old stomping grounds of Key West for a long weekend fishing trip. I hadn t been back there in almost a year and it was great to catch up with some of my guide buddies and see a few of the changes on the island that I called home for over a decade. Change was always the one thing that seemed constant in Keys when I lived there. This string of islands at the end of US-1 are still some of the most valuable pieces of real estate in all of America despite the fact that the bubble popped almost as loudly down there as it did up here in Lee County. The small motels and quiet little marinas up and down the Keys were scooped up overnight and turned into high dollar condo developments then flipped again and again until the asking prices were approaching pure stupidity. By 2005 the median home price on Key West hit 860 000 and all that would get you was a small cottage several blocks off Duval Street. Another thing that changed was the tourists. When I rolled into town in the early 90 s Key West still attracted a lot of serious anglers as well as an interesting mix of bikers spring breakers and all sorts of literary types hoping to commune with Hemmingway s ghost down at Sloppy Joe s. I loved that part of Key West but Of course my bonefish never showed and after five hours on the water it was obvious that my Slam would have to wait. Fish or no fish any day on the water down there is pretty close to perfect and as we raced back to the marina I wondered why I ever left this place. But it s when I step off the boat that I get homesick for Pine Island. For all its beauty Key West is still too much of a zoo and it honestly seems the folks in charge want it that way. In fact many of the artists and writers that used to call the island home have migrated up here to Southwest Florida. There s currently more charm and culture right past the Matlacha drawbridge than on all of Duval Street. And the only time you have to step over an unconscious drunk is maybe once a month at Bert s. It s a huge relief to see that Matlacha and Pine Island are firmly embracing and preserving their past while Key West stumbles around trying to find its future. I ll always have a soft spot for the Keys but our home islands here in Lee County have got it right and really do hold the title of The Last Piece of Old Florida. And we should all be thankful that the waters around here are way too shallow for cruise ships. 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2.22 0.82 2.44 0.91 2.35 0.62 2.35 1.07 2.47 0.46 2.25 1.20 2.58 0.35 2.14 1.32 2.67 0.29 2.03 1.41 2.73 0.28 1.93 1.48 2.74 0.32 1.83 1.54 2.70 0.39 1.74 1.61 2.62 0.47 1.71 1.67 2.50 0.53 1.76 1.72 2.37 0.56 1.84 1.68 2.28 0.58 H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L 09-01 09-01 09-01 09-01 09-02 09-02 09-02 09-02 09-03 09-03 09-03 09-03 09-04 09-04 09-04 09-04 09-05 09-05 09-05 09-05 09-06 09-06 09-06 09-06 09-07 09-07 09-07 09-08 09-08 09-08 09-08 09-09 09-09 09-09 09-10 09-10 09-10 09-10 09-11 09-11 09-11 09-11 09-12 09-12 09-12 09-12 09-13 09-13 09-13 09-13 09-14 09-14 09-14 09-14 09-15 09-15 09-15 09-15 09-16 09-16 09-16 09-16 09-17 09-17 09-17 09-17 09-18 09-18 09-18 09-18 09-19 09-19 09-19 09-19 02 50 AM 09 24 AM 02 59 PM 09 58 PM 03 06 AM 10 05 AM 03 40 PM 10 20 PM 03 25 AM 10 46 AM 04 21 PM 10 42 PM 03 49 AM 11 30 AM 05 06 PM 11 05 PM 04 17 AM 12 18 PM 05 58 PM 11 30 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We ll buy it outright or consign it till it s sold Over 75 New Boats in Stock Now 1SellingDeckBoat Englewood 3060 Placida Road (941) 698-0001 NOW OPEN Charlotte Harbor 4295 Laura Street Cape Coral 1516 SE 46th Street (239) 549-2628 New Charlo t Locati te on www.boathousecc.com Englewood 3060 Placida Road (941) 698-0001 On-Site Parts & Service Authorized Dealer SERVICE DEPT. Huge Inventory of Motor Parts NOW OPEN Charlotte Harbor 4295 Laura Street Cape Coral 1516 SE 46th Street (239) 549-2628 Fiberglass Repairs - Bottom Painting Detailing - Canvas Repair - Ship Store 14 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 MAHI AND TUNA Captain Terry Fisher My 1st Mate (Vicki) and I took a few days off last month to celebrate our anniversary by doing some snorkeling and fishing for ourselves. This year s destination considerations included the Georgia Mountains for flyfishing St. Georges Island in the Panhandle or the Keys. Since my charter inquiries and bookings have been extremely good for the summer months we opted to stay closer to home and chose Islamorada to enjoy four solid days of fishing mixed with snorkeling off of Alligator Reef. The great thing about the Keys this time of year is the weather and we were able to trailer our 21 ft. Cobia Bay Boat together with our fishing tackle to target the same species as we do on the beautiful and bountiful waters of SW Florida. Since it has been a while since I fished the Keys I just looked forward to getting back down there to drag some lines without any pressure while basking in the sun. Vicki is game for any water activity regardless of the location or how many days a month that we do it for a living. She is always eager to go and easy to please. She possesses a fun and positive attitude about any fishing adventure we undertake which includes fish fantasies . She always thinks that the sky is the limit . For example she was telling our kids and her parents that we were going to bring home coolers full of Dolphin and would ship some to them when we returned (even though there are daily limits on catches and possessions not to mention that I was planning on us keeping and eating them). She does have every reason to be positive since she holds most all of the family records for back-country game fish due to her tenacity and consistency with proven tackle and methods. However I have to be careful when introducing her to other species tactics tackle and the likes because initially she will quietly observe with curiosity but after just a couple of trips she will start to question everything I do when fishing or preparing to fish including why I change things up . She may even go as far as to assume that her initial observations will continue to be the order of the day on every other expedition and try to take charge of loading the boat with tackle equipment and bait replicating the previous day s trip without knowing or realizing that I was planning to change things up a bit. It gives me joy to see her so excited to participate but I must admit that I am on continual watch to be sure that I have the necessary equipment on board and the location of the equipment so as to have options available to me while on the water especially when what I have been doing is not working to expectations. Nonetheless we had a Fish Face Charters 15 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 PLASTIC LUMBER FOR BEAUTIFUL DECKS PORCHES & DOCKS 50 YEAR WARRANTY Now Available in Southwest Florida Ft. Myers 10871 Kelly Road (239) 267-6857 Cape Coral 1005 SE 10th Street (239) 573-6857 Charlotte County 3055 S. McCall Rd. (941) 474-0099 www.shorelinelumber.net blast dragging small artificial lures with and without ballyhoo baits catching Dolphin and Tuna off and on during our trip. My first experience with Vicki and the Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi) was a classic and worth mentioning. On the first day I spotted some birds feeding over a small school of Dolphin just off the drop (220-250 ft). I had a Dolphin on a light spin cast outfit and was leaving the fish in the water to keep the school together. Holding the rod with my right hand and chumming with my left I was yelling at Vicki to bait her hook and get it back in the water as she had lost the first fish that hit her line. I simply could not understand what was taking her so long until I realized that she was standing around with the camera waiting to get a picture of the fish that I was about to bring in the boat . I finally convinced her not to worry about the damn picture and get back to catching as we could take pictures when the battle was over. Looking back I was amused that with all of the excitement she just wanted to get a picture of the colorful fish for her memoirs . However the priority to take a picture of the fish was not going to fill the cooler . We were able to land a few more before the bite was off but ironically after all of the excitement and confusion on board she forgot to take pictures of the fish before I cleaned them at the condo that evening. She did justify it by stating they were not as pretty dead . The remaining days were basically repeats of the first day full of excitement and adventure trolling and catching more Dolphin and Tuna. We did take some time to snorkel and fish for Permit as well. We fished and played from early morning to sunset each day. On the way home she thanked me for a wonderful anniversary vacation to which I responded every day is a vacation for us getting to return home to the beautiful and bountiful waters of SW Florida where we have the opportunity to make our living daily meeting new clients and repeat clientele alike doing exactly what we love to do- TEACH PEOPLE TO FISH SUCCESSFULLY FROM ESTERO BAYCHARLOTTE HARBOR few fish including a 22 Redfish just off of Matlacha Pass on a high midday tide under the Mangroves. We caught a variety of species including Crevalle Jacks Trout and Mangrove Snappers as well. Good fishing guys and can t wait to do it again If you want to get in on the action or have any questions call me at 239-357-6829 239-471-7332 or email me at fishfacecharters yahoo.com To keep up with weekly and monthly articles rates etc. check out my websites at www.fishfacecharters.com or www.captainterryfisher.com I look forward to hearing from you soon. Until then GOOD FISHING from Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters servicing all Outer Islands Punta Rassa Cape Coral Pine Island and Charlotte Harbor September FISHING REPORT September should continue to produce excellent fishing both offshore and in-shore. The beautiful weather we had in August allowed me the privilege to go out to the Boxcars with one of my favorite clients Dennis Pellegrino from New Jersey aboard his 23ft. Nautic Star to experience the power of a Goliath Grouper. His grandson Jeremy Bernstein caught one of two Bonita on a spinning outfit to help make their time together more memorable. 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These zones were brought about due to the concern of manatee fatality and injuries plus boats destroying their habitat. We could argue forever if these zones were needed to protect the manatees I don t want to go there but rather the effect on fishing. When speed zones in Matlacha Pass were established I thought it was the end of my boating world. Boating as I knew it was gone forever. I grew up on this body of water and now someone was going to tell me where and how to run my boat I ll admit the first few years were tough but after you get pulled over by the law several times it begins to sink in. The hardest for me was just running in the channel those navigational markers were for boaters that didn t know the waters not for me. Other than the super low tides of winter most of us locals avoided the channel at all cost. After the reality that these speed zones were here to stay I began to realize that although many of us will never fully agree with the new rules it could be a positive for fishing. An explosion in the popularity of shallow water fishing and the implementation of speed zones occurred about the same time. High tech flats and bay boats were taking over the inshore fishing scene. Most anglers with a high dollar custom flats skiff with 300 ponies bolted on the back do not want to slow down to run the 25 mph speed limit in the channel let alone idle for 10 to 20 minutes to get to a fishing spot. Shortly after the zones were established and the authorities began enforcing the areas to prove they were serious fewer boats fished Matlacha Pass and other enforced areas. All of a sudden you had an area to yourself without the threat of another boat blasting around the corner and setting up a hundred yards down the same shoreline. Anytime boats aren t speeding across the flats or running down shorelines fish will resume their natural pattern. Snook trout redfish tarpon they will gather in pods or schools instead of continually being broken up while fleeing the threat of fast moving boats. I ve tried to come up with any good reason why speed zones would not benefit the fishery and I really can t find any. Yes it s an inconvenience to the angler as it takes longer to get from one area to another but that affects the angler not the fish. While many of us never agreed with the way speed zones were implemented they were and they are here to stay. If you look at them for the positive impact they have on our fishery it makes it easier to slow down. Every time I pass a speed zone sign I think back to the days when we could water ski tube or run anywhere we wanted water depth was the only restriction and how lucky we were. My kids will never have that experience and that s a shame. But then I realize those days are gone forever and now due to the speed zones the fish are lucky ones. Captain Bill Russell SLOW SPEED .....it s not all bad (239) 283-7960 gcl2fish live.com www.fishpineisland.com 18 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Prisoner of War Lands Tarpon Former USAF Fighter Pilot and Vietnam P.O.W. 6 years Ret. Lt. Col. Barry Bridger recently traded in his backwoods Missoura long poling for crappie to play tug-o-war with giant tarpon and elusive snook in our Southwest Florida fishery. He journeyed down with his wife of 32 years Sheila to fish with Capt. Bo Johnson and their daughter First Mate Deidra of Tenacity Guide Service. Raised on the North Carolina coast Ret. Lt. Col. Bridger is no stranger to saltwater fishing but never had the opportunity to tangle with the species that promenade our pristine estuaries along the gulf coast of Southwest Florida. Their 3-day adventure spanned the waters of Charlotte Harbor Pine Island Sound Boca Grande and the passes between the Barrier Islands. The excursion encompassed a wide variety of activities beginning with a mix of sight-seeing activities (dolphins playing in the boat wake an assortment of native birds manatees) stalking rays on the flats investigating the ocean critter by-catch in the cast net (pufferfish sea urchins cow fish) taking shelter from the summer thunderstorms at N. Captiva tiki bar way-laying the snook on the outgoing tide around Captiva pass with multiple triples. Then as if Barry & Sheila Bridger weren t already amused the grand finale would be their trophy conquest for a bigger Silver fish in shark infested waters Starting off Boca Grande beach everyone scoured the horizon for any type of a flash or splash. Dad saw somethin shine like someone flashing a BY Tenacity Guide Service s Capt. Bo Johnson & First Mate Deidra mirror. We got em. Capt. Bo proclaimed as he idled the boat in that direction. Their presumption was verified at the sight of fresh mud produced from chaining tarpon low in the water column. Taking a few minutes to establish the intent of the tarpon the 22 ft. Lake and Bay set up ahead of the moving school and they began pitching 2 threads free-lined and 1 crab. Suddenly the sound of screaming drag filled the air with subsequent hoops n hollers following. It was a mad dash for the fighting belt and camera with Capt. Bo shouting instructing ... Face your fish BOW and Come to the Front quick . The latter resulting in the funniest moment Tenacity Guide Service has had on their boat (other than when Capt. Bo cast netted himself overboard ). In a frantic attempt to catch up with the tarpon s momentum Mr. Bridger came bolting towards the front of the boat telling his wife Sheila to MOVE she didn t she got taken out First Mate D could barely contain her laughter and hold the camera steady. But that moment was indeed captured on film and now plays on the Tenacity Guide Service YouTube channel along with the following astonishing moment during the battle for the tarpon. 30 minutes into the fight giant brown shadows caught the corner of their eyes.... BULL SHARKS NOOOOO First Mate D could hear herself scream. She wanted so badly for her daddy to boat his first tarpon and get that photo 19 Nautical Mile Media of a lifetime. As the testosterone ridden toothy predator honed in on his big silvery-scaled meal Capt. Bo pitched a chunk of mullet at his mouth. The detour tactic worked Well... for a few minutes. Then came the big ambush. Circling down deep below the tarpon the 9 foot bull took a few swipes of his tail and WHAM the 170 lb tarpon went skyrocketing not 30 feet from the boat. It was an impressive display of power and the circle of life. Not knowing the fate of his tarpon Mr. Bridger kept pressure on the rod and Capt. Bo stayed strong on the trolling motor. A few minutes later the mighty silver fish surfaced very much alive and well. Victorious shouts and photos of a lifetime followed. As the 170 lb tarpon swam away a big smile of contentment spread across the face of Ret. Lt. Col. Bridger and he turned to his wife and said Sweetheart Crappie fishing in Missouri will never be the same www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 First Mate D Capt. Bo Johnson & First Mate Deidra team up in bringing you the ultimate saltwater fishing experience in Southwest Florida & Key West. They offer adrenaline packed tarpon and shark action as well as family friendly backcountry redfish seatrout snook developing a great reputation for quality trips. In addition to the fishing charter community this duo is active with TV Shows Magazine Publications Pro-Staff Duties Philanthropic Events and the Tournament World..Visit them online- www.FishTenacity.com and follow them daily on Facebook- Tenacity Guide Service. CONTACT FishTenacity Gmail.com 239.633.4662 20 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Pirate Provisions Wilson Hawthorne Most people have heard that sea rovers survived long voyages on nothing but salt pork and hard tack. But what else did pirates consume to keep their strength up for a long day s work of plundering and pillaging Turns out the list is quite long. Caribbean buccaneers weren t too picky. Of course being pirates their menus were based on chance and opportunity many times. If they took a haul from a port or sailing vessel the sea dogs gobbled down whatever their poor defeated victims had to offer. They d slaughter all the livestock and either dry it in a smoker or salt it down. Sometimes herds of cattle were brought in from nearby lands as part of the bargain to get the pirates back out to sea. Vegetables were ripped from the ground. Fruit trees were stripped bare. And kitchens were picked clean of all their spices. Pirates left towns and ships with fewer crumbs than the Grinch left in Whoville. Out on the high seas ragged crews were equally willing to swallow whatever they got their hands on. Just about any type of fish would do. Most were speared after being lured close with bait. (Pirates didn t have Penn fishing reels or Star rods.) Oysters clams scallops crab and conch got thrown in the pot as well. Sometimes shallow drafting sloops and schooners would venture near mangrove coasts in search of manatee. The surgeon who sailed with Captain Morgan described the taste of the big sea cow s flesh as very similar to pork. If the time of year was right sea turtles ranked high on the list of piratical edibles. Loggerheads were the favored species. Men usually caught them as the females came on the the the beach at night to lay eggs. Of course the eggs were fair game too. But they didn t keep nearly as long in a world without refrigeration as the turtles did. Turtles kept on their backs aboard pirate ships lasted two months with no food or water. Besides being delicious greasy turtle flesh had another benefit. A sailor who consumed enough of it began to sweat the turtle fat out of their pores. Once their clothing became saturated with this oily substance the pirate had a waterproof garment Centuries before Spaniards had left fruits and vegetables to grow wild on many of the Caribbean islands so they could resupply their own vessels later. Naturally pirates had no problem harvesting these crops for themselves. Many grew in abundance. Coconuts yams bananas pineapples guavas papayas dates and citrus waited ripe and plump. Plantains were favored because they didn t ripen or rot when taken to sea. And when thrown in a fire they roasted nicely in their hard skin. Most any animal that moved through the forest was targeted for mealtime. One of the most disgusting species that pirates loved to eat was vultures. They didn t have this kind of bird in Europe. Hungry pirates thought the fat creatures resembled turkeys as they lazed on the ground after a big meal of carrion. Supposedly buccaneers were the first to call them turkey vultures. Cooks aboard ships had a place of honor among the crew. A man who could take simple ingredients and make them into something scrumptious was worth his weight in gold. Some current day recipes have their roots in a brigand s galley. One of these is gumbo. It came from a hodge-podge stew called Salmagundi made from anything and everything the cook had on hand. Let s hope he left out the turkey vulture. 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Sunday starts day 2 of the Rhythm & Reels Redfish Tournament. Music Festival Grounds open at 12 noon 4PM with Kid s Activities and Food Concessions. 12 Noon Kicks off our Tribute to Veteran s Show on the Rhythm & Reels stage with live music featuring local talent. Admission is Free but donations are encouraged with all donations going to The Veterans Foundation a Non Profit Organization committed to serving our Heroes www.veterans-foundation.org Festival Seating for concerts No coolers permitted FREE PARKING Shuttle service provided from parking areas 20-21 ft. 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It is great to say that we enjoy communing with nature or that we are letting a fish go to fight for another day but the measure of success is usually whether there are any fish in the cooler or not. It seems there is always someone at the dock who will ask How did you do today Being originally from New Jersey taking immediate and proper care of the fish we caught was not real critical except in the hot summer months. But now that I am doing most of my fishing here in Lee County proper fish care is important at all times. Once a fish is brought into a boat it is essential that it be placed on ice right away. The colder the fish is kept the better condition the meat will be in. If a fish such as trout is allowed to warm in the sun the flesh will quickly become mushy and nowhere as good to eat. Some fish should be bled right after being caught to help improve the flavor. Whenever I catch a shark that I intend to eat I will bleed it out completely right away. This may not always be the most pleasant of tasks with its teeth always a threat but shark flesh can develop an ammonia flavor if not properly bled. Some fish such as tuna and bluefish are also better if they are bled immediately after being caught. Releasing the blood helps lessen a fishy taste in the meat and in the case of larger fish such as tuna it will help the fish cool faster when it is placed on ice. It is always a good idea to remove the entrails (fancy word for guts) of a fish right away. It is just tough to always do this when the bite is fast and furious. Probably the very best way to preserve the meat of the fish is to clean the fish out on the water. However with all of the various regulations we have regarding size limits I am sure that you could very easily get yourself in trouble just returning with fillets rather than the whole fish. There are different ways to ice a fish. I had a friend who used to just hang his fish over the side of the boat on a stringer line. I guess that might have been acceptable while the fish was alive but once the fish died it would be the same temperature as the water. If the water temperature is in the 70 s and 80 s it does not take much time to adversely affect the flesh. Also here in Pine Island Sound that stringer is a dinner bell for sharks. I freeze 2-liter plastic soda bottles and use them in a cooler to keep my fish cold. I know they are not the best way to ice a fish but they are inexpensive to use and very convenient. Certainly cubes or even better yet crushed ice will keep fish colder. If possible cover the fish with the ice rather than just laying the fish on top. The very best way to ice a fish is to have crushed ice with some saltwater added to form a brine or slurry to immerse the fish in. This does the very best job of keeping fish cold. Let s assume you have done a good job of icing the fish and now you are back at the dock. All of your good work can be ruined if you are not careful. Many anglers will take all of their catch out of the cooler at once when they arrive at the fish cleaning table. This is not a good idea to have the fish sitting out in the sun while you are busy cleaning other fish. Just take a couple of fish out of the ice at a time to clean. Once you have cleaned those fish then it is time to take a couple more out for their cleaning. I like to have zip-loc bags handy with me when I start cleaning the fish. After I clean a couple of fish I rinse them off quickly and place them in a bag and put the bag in the cooler to make sure the fillets are kept as cold as possible. I know that some people will claim the fish flesh should not touch fresh water but I like to be sure to rinse off anything that might possibly taint the flavor of the fish. By the way a sharp knife speeds up the cleaning process and helps get the fish back on ice sooner. The sharp knife also makes the fish fillets look that much better. You should have some sort of game plan for the fish you have caught. Have planned out what you intend to do with the fish when you get home. It does not do the fish much good to store it in the refrigerator for a few days. Instead pick out the fish that you plan to eat that night for dinner. If you are giving some away get that fish on its way right as soon as possible. If you plan to freeze any of the fish divide it into meal-size packages and make sure it is properly wrapped before putting away in the freezer. When freezing the fish it is best to get as much air out of the wrapping as possible. One good way is to first wrap in plastic wrap which forms a fairly tight seal then in aluminum foil and finally in a plastic bag. I find I get the best results with a vacuum sealer. This removes almost all of the air from its plastic bag before sealing it shut. Regardless of how you package the fish be sure to use a marker to write down the type of fish how much it weighs and the date. This way you can rotate your supply properly. Frozen fish will not last forever. It starts to lose some of its quality right away. Frozen fish should be eaten with a month or two. After that amount of time it is certainly time to go out and catch some more dinners. jamesghutch1 aol.com 25 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 26 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Lee County Lovers I grew up here and remember there being a code against buildings being built over two stories high. Places like Tarpon Point are developments that Cape Coral never thought it would see. Robin & I work hard at keeping up with life and needed a break but didn t want to travel too far from home. We left Bo with Uncle Terry and Aunt Vicky and disappeared for a couple days right here in Lee County. A few weeks back I took a tour of Tarpon Point and was very impressed with what they ve done. I was surprised it was all right here in my back yard and I didn t know it. The place has the class and style of a Vegas hotel while offering the feeling of privacy like a Caribbean resort. We got there on a Thursday night and it only took about 10 minutes to feel the relief of stress that we didn t even know we had. They booked us in a 2-bedroom suite that had everything a luxurious condo would offer- granite counters a reading room a full kitchen dual king bedrooms looking over the bay from the 14th floor and even it s own full size laundry room. Wilson Hawthorne (the videographer we hired to film our upcoming DVD production on boating) came by the first night to help put some bullets and pre-production together and I was surprised how well things flowed. It s pretty amazing how well everything flows when you can drop a bit of stress. The first morning we woke to a beautiful sunrise glowing down the Caloosahatchee River that a lot of us locals often overlook. We called room service that offered a full breakfast menu and then went to the hotel office to ask how their October event was coming along. They re hosting a concert with Blue Oyster Cult and the Fabulous Thunderbirds in October and combining it with a fishing tournament. See Rhythm & Reels on page 25. This promises to be one of the largest public events the city has ever had. At 9 30 we boarded the Silver King a 50 tour boat that took us to Ft. Myers Beach complimentary of the resort. We spent 3-4 hours on the beach had a great lunch and took a quick tour of Diversified Yacht s new facility. The tour boat gets there at about 11 and we were back to the resort around 3 just in time for a dip in the pool. On the ride Capt. Harvey talked to us about local history and pointed out things like dolphins and other wildlife. The tourists on the boat were fascinated. Between the boat trip and a rather exhausting previous day on our own boat we decided to have an early dinner at Marker 92 (after 2 hours in the pool) and hit the hay early. We were looking for a break from life without spending a ton of money and we found it right here in Lee County. This place has everything we were looking for and we didn t have to be hours away. Robin had her laptop to stay caught on work and Tarpon Point s summer rates are shocking. It was cheaper than a massage and more relaxing. Robin & I found a quick local break to be just the thing we needed to get through the rest of the summer. Do your relationship a favor and call Tarpon Point and see for yourself. See photos to the rightwww.tarponpoint.com 541-5025 Jim Griffiths 27 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 CONSIGNMENT AND BROKERAGE SPECIALIST o Our ro m Trust the sale of your boat to the 1 Pre-owned Dealer in Southwest Florida for over 23 years Secure High Traffic Location Off I-75 Aggressive Marketing Campaign Major Internet Presence On Over 50 Sites Free Pick Up and Safety Inspection No Storage Fees - Boats Kept Clean and Run Regularly Professional Staff with Over 30 Years in the Industry LICENSED - BONDED - INSURED Over 6 000 Boats Bought and Sold Since 1989 239.694.3000 13400 Palm Beach Blvd - Fort Myers FL 33905 WeGotBoats.com 28 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Fuel prices so low... more money for lunch Call and compare ICW Marker 92 N26.32.73 W082.00.46 and N26.45.71 W082.04.20 4 Award Winning Restaurants 20 Shops & Galleries - Ship Store (239) 945-4330 www.capeharbour.com Lee Area Water-Access Fuel D Diesel Available 1-Four Winds Marina 283-0250 2-Monroe Canal Marina 282-8600 3-Moss Marine 463-6137 4-Old Fish House Marina 282-9577 5-Burnt Store Marina (941) 637-0083 6-Ft. 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Call ahead for availability 10 Placida Waterfront Dining Ship Store - Golf (941) 637-0083 www.burntstoremarina.com Call or check our websites daily for current fuel rates 5 26 27 Boca Grande I-75 Hwy 31 22 23 1 20 Cape Coral 16 4 Veterans Bridge 6 Downtown Ft. Myers 21 Captiva Pine Island 25 2 11 Sanibel Cape 7 9 28 Bridge 12 8 13 3 14 Ft. Myers Beach 17 18 19 D D D 673-7850 24 Bonita Beach Note 1 Diversified Yacht under construction call Note 2 Fish Tale Marina- Diesel by special order 15 29 Nautical Mile Media www.nauticalmilemediagroup.com (239) 980-5803 View from the Marina Barb Hansen BOAT LIFT COVERS SW Florida s Original BOAT LIFT COVER Company All aluminum construction. Over 6 000 covers installed. Engineered for local & state code Waterway Boater Self-Sufficiency For all our faults we boaters are selfsufficient people. We plan. We practice. Before a trip we check everything from fuses to foghorns charts to chocks. Tanks are topped off. Spares are secured. For a weekend cruise we stock the fridge for a fortnight. This is fun actually. Planning the cruise is part of the cruise. See virtue really is its own reward. Pre-cruise we tune the TV to The Weather Channel. Online we check real-time satellite images. If a tropical storm or worse is a possibility we call off the cruise. Certainly the human survival instinct motivates us. Boaters know how quickly the sea gets angry and becomes life threatening. We read about others who have died at sea or survived barely. So we prepare. We play what-if games. Better safe than sorry is more than a clich . And there is this. No boater wants the embarrassment of being rescued by another vessel or heaven forbid the Coast Guard. Chastened the embarrassed skipper imagines what other boaters might be saying back at the dock mean things like He just ran out of gas is that pitiful or what Or You won t believe this but they were using an old chart. To a vessel operator embarrassment of that sort may not be a fate worse than death but it s right up there. Another current of thought you could put it at the core of the boating belief system is the ideal of freedom. We are free to sail where and when we want. But we also accept the corresponding responsibility. If others are willing to rescue us when we re in trouble we ought to try hard not to get into trouble in the first place. It seems like every hurricane season we have a case where thousands who should and could have evacuated did not. They probably told themselves Hey we haven t had a storm here since forever. It won t hit us. They never do. That rationale reminds me of the Steven Wright line I plan to live forever. So far so good. Even minor hurricanes and tropical storms can cause power outages and flooding (and multiple deaths) as the U.S. East Coast discovered in 2011. And hurricanes are not the only threat out there think tornadoes earthquakes flooding power failures. Keep thinking. Well if just a few individuals get into trouble the police or fire departments may come to their rescue. But when thousands get into trouble first responders will not have the manpower or resources to rescue everybody. Boaters already know this so we tend to rely on ourselves. A fine and fragile line separates our comfortable lives from hardship or even death. Self-sufficiency helps boaters stay on the bright side of that line. Barb Hansen manages Southwest Florida Yachts yacht charters and Florida Sailing & Cruising School. Contact her at info swfyachts.com phone 1-800-262-7939 or visit http www.swfyachts.com Since 1995 Lee County Charlotte County (239) 340-8429 (941) 505-0237 www.waterwayboatliftcovers.com ( freight-prep-tax & title) 27 995 Come se et all new 2 he 03 C 100% Wood-Free Construction BONITA BOAT CENTER DECK BOATS 27760 S. Tamiami Trail Bonita Springs www.bonitaboatcenter.com (239) 992-5777 30 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Diversified Yacht Services has opened their new facility The business that built the beautiful new facility near the Matanzas Pass bridge is finally opening after three years of planning. The company is looking forward to bringing a lot of business to Lee County. There were few places nearby to get the large boats serviced until now. It s all hurricane rated 150 miles per hour so this thing will be here forever. The business is already accepting customers for work on any type of watercraft from wave runners to sail boats to 120 foot yachts. This state-of-the-art facility is second to none in the state of Florida. As far as the capacity of our lift there s nothing like this on the Gulf coast. Another unique feature is their pressurized paint booth. It can hold boats up to 60 feet in length. It ensures a perfect paint job no matter what the weather outside. Diversified offers everything from washing and waxing your boat to engine service to adding hard tops full refits repowers pretty much everything you could need for a boat. It will save boaters a trip to the east coast. Boat owners can now save a 300 mile trip to Fort Lauderdale and from the standpoint of fuel saving and wear and tear on the boat and all the things that go along with it. While customers boats are getting serviced those from out of town will stay in local hotels and eat at local restaurants. Diversified is also providing jobs locally. Twenty positions have been filled and at least 20 more will open up as business comes in. Fishing tournament gives anglers chance to win new Hobie kayak The winner of the 2012 Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament will nab a Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 fishing kayak courtesy of Hobie and Estero River Outfitters at the annual event this year scheduled for Nov.3. Cash prizes will also be available to those who place in the tournament. Rapidly becoming the premier tournament in Southwest Florida the catch-and-release fishing tournament is expected to draw 75 anglers to Lee County waterways as part of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival along the shores of Southwest Florida. This year the event features a one-day competition for anglers who catch and release snook redfish sea trout and other species. All fishing must occur on Lee County Fla. waterways. The Nov. 2 captains meeting is at Angler s Inn Matlacha with refreshments from Bert s Bar & Grill. The weigh-in happens Nov. 3 at Matlacha Park where anglers can also enjoy the annual Bluegrass for a Blueway and A Taste of Matlacha which features live music by the Skeeterland Bluegrass Band. The first place winner will be awarded a Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 along with accessories for the kayak which has a retail value of more than 3 000. The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 is compact and versatile equipped with features such as vantage seating under-seat tackle storage horizontal storage for four rods and a livewell-ready cargo area. The second- place winner will receive 500 based on 50 participants. The third-place angler gets 300 with the fourth-place winner getting 150 and the fifth-place winner earning 50. Fishing to win this Hobie kayak or a cash prize should amp up competition Tournament Director Josh Harvel said. The Calusa Blueway trail and Southwest Florida waters are among the finest in the U.S. for kayak fishing. We are grateful to Estero River Outfitters for its support of the sport and the tournament. Tournament proceeds benefit the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism which is hosting the event with assistance from Florida Sea Grant Lee County Parks & Recreation and Calusa Blueway volunteers. Florida SEE is excited to be hosting this tournament for the fifth year running said Joy Hazell Lee County s Sea Grant agent and the Florida SEE tournament liaison. The fishing happens during the 2012 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival which features demonstrations instruction speakers guided paddles a photo contest and evening entertainment throughout the weekend in nearby Fort Myers. New this year is a streamlined online registration site for anglers who pay a 60 fee to compete. Visit www.CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.c om and click on activities and fishing tournament to find the registration link. Or go directly to www.floridasee.org and click on programs. For more information contact Harvel at (239) 233-0655 yaknitup embarqmail.com Hazell at hazellje leegov.com or (239) 533-7518. Festival schedule is at calusabluewaypaddlingfestival.com 31 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Offshore fishing with Capt. Chick Melfi (and this is only in the last couple months....) SHEARWATER BAY BOATS 25LTZ New for 2013 Ft. Myers Marine www.ftmyersmarine.com - 2137 Fowler Street - (239) 334-7871 18 Redfisher New for 2013 Ft. Myers Marine www.ftmyersmarine.com - 2137 Fowler Street - (239) 334-7871 34 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Lee County area Water-Access Dining Lee County offers 41 different water-access restaurants. For a complete listing including GPS numbers log on to New Cape Co ral Location www.leecountyboater.com Woody s Island Grill almost has its renovations complete and they ve opened their second location in Cape Coral. St. James will reopen in Sept Thurs-Sun then 7 days a week in October. New location in Cape Coral is 7 days a week Lunch & Dinner 11A-11P (12A Fri & Sat) Happy hour Mon-Fri 3-6P. Late night Happy Hour Sun-Thu 9-10P. Live Entertainment Full Liquor Outdoor Tiki Hut Dining Pet Friendly 16 Beers on Draft 23 Big Screens NFL Ticket MLB Package 10 Seat Party Booths Private Function room w seating for 50. (239) 282-9166 www.woodyssurfside.com www.woodyssurfside.com Dine on the Dock Million Dollar View Boaters Welcome Live Music Fresh Seafood 239-282-3232 www.bertsbar.com 4271 Pine Island Rd. - Matlacha EXPIRES EXPIRES 06 03 2012 Sept 31 2012 Located at Salty Sam s Marina LCB 35 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Lazy Flamingo Boaters Welcome Free Docking For the freshest meal bring us your catch Boca Grande 4 Matlacha 3 1 2 Pine Island Cape Coral Lazy Flamingo 3 Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia (239) 283-5959 GPS N26.42.057 W082.09.381 Captiva Lazy Flamingo 2 Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 239-472-6939 5 6 Lazy Flamingo Inc. 6520-C Pine Ave Sanibel 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 4 Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd Ft. Myers 239-476-9000 If our seafood were any fresher we d be serving it underwater 4 Locations Located at in Bokeelia www.lazyflamingo.com 1- Miceli s Italian Matlacha - 282-8233 7 N26.38.317 W082.03.317 Ft. Myers Beach 2- Bert s Bar & Grill Sanibel Matlacha - 282-3232 N26.37.977 W082.03.960 3- Old Fish House & Marina Matlacha - (239) 282-9577 N26.37.838 W082.04.194 4- Lazy Flamingo Bokeelia 4530 Pine Island Road Matlacha (239) 282-9577 Bokeelia - 283-5959 Take-Out Restaurant Fresh Seafood Market Marina Services N26.42.060 W082.09.378 11-7 11-7 Boat Slips 7 days a week 7 days a week Storage 5- Woody s Waterside Local and Fresh Local and Fresh St. James City - 283-5555 Boat Ramp - Seafood Market - Ethanol Free Gas N26.30.055 W082.04.969 6- Tarpon Point Marina Cape Coral 541-5600 N26.32.370 W081.59.948 7- Parrot Key Caribbean Grill Ft. Myers Beach 463-7333 N26.28.085 W081.56.887 www.jrmfishhouse.com Old Fish House Marina Old Florida Style 36 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Seriously Small Summer Shrimp So far this summer has been rather interesting from a fishing standpoint. As many of you know most of us kind of quit using shrimp when the water gets hot and the shrimp get small. This is usually because the smaller the shrimp the harder it is to get it by all the toothy critters and bait crooks and this time of year we have some seriously small shrimp and some fierce bait stealers. Capt. Charles Epranian QUARTERLY REPORT August 2012 was the eight year anniversary of Hurricane Charlie. Wow eight years and what changes have we seen in that time at Pineland Marina. The new owners have had a goal to build and grow the marina into the largest full service one-stop for local and seasonal residents. Manager Jeff Wilson said We bend over backwards for our customers. Our number one goal is customer satisfaction. We have changed the attitude at this facility and are detailed driven and focused. In the last few years Pineland Marina has not only changed ownership and management but they are also adding new features and services to the place almost on a weekly basis. The company has a selection of wet-slip dry-stack or trailer storage. Additional storage areas are in the works for the near future. They have made cosmetic changes as well with a new launch pad patio area and a new fork truck is on its way to the new Pineland facility. As the Gateway to the Islands Pineland Marina is the largest one-stop full service marina on Pine Island and is a launching point for boating fishing and a perfect location for visitors to see true Old Florida . The busy marina gets you on the water fast with a clean double-wide launch ramp and the deepwater access with no slow zones. You will be on the water and on your way to a fun day quickly and some of the best fishing in SW Florida is only minutes from the ramp. Pineland Marina is growing too. Bob and Annie s Boatyard has recently moved a second location to the facility adding a full service department with Yamaha and Mercury certified mechanics. The Sheriff s Department has established an office at the marina and the ship store is fully stocked including bait tackle ice drinks.... everything you need. Bob & Annie s has a fully stocked ship store and there s more parking than any facility in Lee County. They even have golf cart service to your vehicle. Water taxi services such as Island Girl Charters get vacationers day trippers and workers to their destinations. If you haven t been out to Pineland Marina lately you need to check it out and see the changes that are taking place. This year seems different because while the bait crooks are still there and can be intensely frustrating the bigger fish like redfish are still totally willing to push the bait stealers away and accept your offerings of tiny summer shrimp. Many times you ll feel what you d swear are tiny things pecking at your shrimp but many times it is redfish. I believe that redfish want to eat their shrimp in a certain fashion picture a u shape and this is when you feel those little pecks its them trying to manipulate the bait into that position. A good indicator of redfish and not mangrove snapper or other bait stealers is if your feeling tiny nibbles and you bring in your bait to recast and your shrimp is still whole. That to me says that a red is down there trying to turn your bait just so so he can eat it. The mangrove snappers pinfish and blowfish will take tidbits of your bait off starting at the tail so when you retrieve it its half eaten. If this happens too much you should move to another spot where the bigger fish have a chance to get at your bait. I prefer live shrimp personally because they usually stay on the hook a little better that frozen shrimp. I like to put my shrimp on the hook from the bottom of the head threading the hook point up through what you d imagine would be the shrimps mouth and turning it so the hook-point and the shrimps horn are parallel. Anything that eats shrimp and that s almost everything in our waters is expecting a sharp at the shrimps head so if the hook-point is in line with the horn its no big surprise for a fish to feel something sharp there. There are some great frozen options available though like the big Great For Bait shrimp that are for sale at most local tackle shops and marinas. These guys chucked up under a shady mangrove shoreline on a fat high tide can be a recipe for success. You can even chunk them up because they are so big. I had a real nice family on the boat recently and we had such good action that I felt a need to temper their excitement about the next time we fish together with the reality that we were having a fantastic day and those don t happen every time. Luckily the Dad and Mom were able to convey to the 9 year old that this is not an everyday occurrence and he was real fortunate to have a day like this. We started catching fish as soon as we got baits in the water and didn t move the whole day. We caught well over 60 redfish that day and all were slot size or better. I have been back to that spot several times since and have had similar action . Hopefully next time they fish with me the kid will remember those lessons and not just remember the crazy hot fishing action we had. I was asked recently about buying tackle and whether I thought Wally World or Pro Bass would be the cheapest place to go. Well I have no reason to leave the island for that sort of stuff. I always feel like even if it costs a little more here than at the big Stores which it sometimes does not its well worth just staying local and buying from an independent small business. The amount of money that you d spend on fuel to get to those other stores in town easily make up for the small if any difference in price. The people who asked me about this had already bought their fire extinguisher and other safety gear for their new boat at West Marine and were shocked to find the same one for even cheaper right here on the island. For me it only makes sense to try whenever we can to buy from small local businesses. If you d like to book a charter or just talk fishin give me a call 239-410-2515 RS Media Group 37 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com How many of you have been putting something off for months with an excuse It may be something you don t want to do because it s unpleasant or you are fearful of what will happen. But much of procrastination really comes from the task appearing so big you just can t seem to get your arms around it to move forward. So if procrastination is an issue and you want to change the circumstances here are a few suggestions. Recognize that you are putting off the project or task. Have you developed a habit of putting things off Ask yourself why and be honest with yourself about the answer. Is it bothering you What are the consequences of not doing the task Is it interfering in your life Are the projects getting bigger and harder to complete as you continue to put them off There is a quote asking How do you eat an elephant And the answer is One bite at a time. If you are overwhelmed with a task then break it down into bites or bullet points. Look at it separately so it does not appear to be this monster that is looming over you. Make a list of what needs to be done and prioritize the most important. Make decisions and move forward. Learn to take pleasure in checking things off your list. We will always have some things in life we put off or don t want to do. The goal is to make decisions and know the reasons why you are taking that action. So here is one more thing checked off my list for this week. Thata girl (239) 980-5803 M S n Griffiths DOHT Robi AN G R U HO T is tomorrow another day Others were information overload technology health care crime and finding the American Dream. The overall theme - TOO MUCH This leads me to a conversation that I had with Jim this week about being overwhelmed to the point of putting things off until later. So my real subject today is procrastination. The Wikipedia definition is Procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of lower priority or doing something from which one derives enjoyment and thus putting off important tasks to a later time. We all procrastinate because it s natural as humans to want to do the things we enjoy over the tasks we don t. But today we get so much information technology and responsibilities throw at us on a daily basis we are overwhelmed and have issues getting things completed. Besides we are busy after all Finding your way around Florida s Coast A few years back Rusty Gardner bought a boat. Like most folks he took it out on the weekends but soon the lure of the water grabbed him and the boat became an obsession. Every week he took off and every week he came home wanting more. I want to experience the real Florida he thought and I want to do it by boat But there are hundreds of waterways in Florida. How do you know where to find the boat ramps the restaurants a place to stay the night Hunting down all of these locations can take hours and that s hours you re not on your boat. Enter FloridaByWater.com. The idea seemed reasonably simple in Rusty s head. Just list all of the locations where you can take your boat in Florida. Ok maybe not so simple. Two years and over 1500 locations later phase one of the FloridaByWater.com is ready to go Along the way Rusty found that Florida truly is a boater s paradise. On his way to tracking down all those locations he got help from friends Chambers of Commerce Tourism Bureaus and even strangers with common interests in local boating. Working together they made the dream come true. Now Rusty s dream of a comprehensive boater s paradise is complete. In order to be listed on FloridaByWater.com each location has to be boater friendly and accessible by boat. Checks to websites and even personal phone calls helped make sure every location on the site is as it appears. Now we hope you will add your input by suggesting even more new locations and rating the ones aready listed. That means we need your help. So tell us about your favorite boater friendly spot. It can be your business a favorite happy hour hangout or just a great place to hang out and catch a bass. Unlike other sites we do not charge for listings we just want to share our knowledge with you. The future of Florida By Water looks bright as FloridaByWater.com expands and grows and provides both local boaters and tourists alike with the resources to make their exploration of the Florida waterways fun and successful. I can t think about that right now. If I do I ll go crazy. I ll think about that tomorrow. Scarlett O Hara Gone with the Wind I was going to write this in June but just now got around to it. Sound familiar I took a little survey on Facebook recently asking what people thought was one of our biggest challenges of today. The answers were all different but in a way had a running theme. A few were about making time for life family work and relaxation. If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard just keep putting off doing it. Olin Miller A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on. Winston Churchill ragriffs gmail.com 38 Nautical Mile Media INSHORE CHARTERS Estero Bay - The Redfish Capital of SW Florida August Special 50 off when you www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 First Mate Deidra of Tenacity Guide Service celebrating this bull shark caught by the reigning Mrs. West Virginia Mrs. Physical Fitness United States take a kid fishing So come get hooked with Capt. Matt Deangelis www.gethookedcharter.net (239) 691-1464 Insured and USCG Licensed American Cycles and accessories Family Owned and Operated 1056 Pine Island Road - Cape Coral SW Florida 574-1800 BOAT STORAGE The perfect home for your boat on Ft. Myers Beach Storage - Live Bait - Fuel - Wet slips - Detailing - Mechanic 450 Harbor Court Fort Myers Beach Kayak CONNECTIONS www.kayakconnections.com Sales - Rentals - Delivery Paddle Boards Floating Docks Full Local Warehouse (239) 671-9343 Starting at 249 (239) www.mossmarine.com 765-6677 39 Nautical Mile media (DP DEPTH RLF RELIEF) www.leecountyboater.com LONG 8218.940 8201.082 8216.900 8216.986 8216.968 8219.086 8219.075 8217.046 8224.719 8224.672 8219.100 8219.038 8224.625 8217.161 8216.940 8217.064 8224.684 8217.001 8224.640 8205.392 8218.430 8218.430 8216.952 8218.430 8205.121 8205.121 8205.121 8224.816 8224.816 8217.010 8243.415 8224.826 8155.112 8155.112 8228.350 8228.250 8212.092 8211.818 8211.662 8211.805 8211.680 8211.783 8224.836 8224.793 8211.700 8156.698 8157.190 8209.466 8224.972 8157.518 8224.691 8243.367 8225.080 8225.111 8205.556 8213.474 8213.200 8212.360 8213.530 8212.980 8213.250 8213.140 8213.310 8213.400 8228.221 8224.931 8222.470 8205.348 8205.352 8214.568 8214.199 8217.085 8218.353 8203.160 8236.063 8155.050 8155.383 8152.500 8152.482 8209.642 8157.239 DP 38 3 26 6 35 9 35 8 34 5 44 5 44 12 36 16 57 13 57 5 45 8 45 8 58 25 30 6 36 17 36 17 58 10 36 14 58 10 30 8 30 13 30 13 34 12 30 13 32 12 32 12 32 12 58 15 58 15 36 10 85 36 56 8 22 10 22 10 68 16 68 16 32 8 32 8 32 14 32 5 32 14 32 5 60 6 60 20 30 8 27 8 28 8 18 4 60 6 28 6 60 10 90 24 60 6 57 9 31 8 40 16 45 16 45 16 45 16 45 16 45 16 45 16 45 16 45 16 64 12 60 10 45 31 8 31 8 24 10 26 10 30 8 30 6 20 20 72 12 35 12 20 10 0 10 30 4 8 (239) 980-5803 LAT ETERNAL REEF BALLS 26 25.360 DEAN HICKS REEF 26 22.980 PACE 8 ROCK 26 31.100 PACE 10 CONCRETE 26 31.215 PACE S PLACE REEF 26 31.171 BLANDA S REEF ROCK 26 25.313 BLANDA S REEF BRIDGE 26 25.189 WILDMANS REEF SHIP 26 31.177 ARC-SEAGUARD SHIP 26 24.963 ARC-REEFBALLS 26 24.898 BLANDA S REEF SHIP 26 25.185 SOUTH REEF ROCK 26 25.266 ARC TOWERS STEEL 26 24.964 HELENS BARGES 26 37.933 PACE RUB 2 26 31.249 PACE RUB 1 26 31.239 ARC RUBBLE 26 24.830 PACE TET MODULES 26 31.249 ARC TET MODULES 26 24.865 DOC KLINE LINCOLN 26 20.349 MARY S REEF 26 46.239 MARY S REEF 26 46.239 PACE S PLACE BARGE 26 31.169 MARY S REEF 26 46.239 EVAN THOMPSON RF 26 20.282 EVAN THOMPSON RF 26 20.282 EVAN THOMPSON RF 26 20.282 ARC 00 REEF 26 24.939 ARC 00 REEF 26 24.939 PACE S PLACE 26 31.070 PEGASUS TUGBOAT 26 33.130 ARC BARGE SITE 26 24.785 MAY REEF 26 22.377 MAY REEF 26 22.377 SCHOOL BUS 2 26 35.975 SCHOOL BUS 2 26 36.037 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.454 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.557 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.345 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.288 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.320 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.400 SHIRLEY D SHRMP BT 26 32.939 VIXEN WRECK 26 32.838 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.483 G-H REEF CONCRETE 26 20.670 G-H REEF CONCRETE 26 20.743 CAPE HAZE (B) MODS 26 45.729 ARCOA REEF MODS 26 32.415 G-H REEF ROCK 26 20.656 ARC REEF BARGE 26 24.905 CHARLIE S RF BX CRS 26 33.373 ARCOA REEF MODS 26 32.487 BARGE 1 SITE MODS 26 32.235 E-F (JAYCEES) REEF 26 20.149 EDISON BRIDGE 26 18.407 EDISON REEF 8 26 18.400 EDISON REEF 7 26 18.450 EDISON REEF 6 26 18.500 EDISON REEF 5 26 18.520 EDISON REEF 4 26 18.541 EDISON REEF 3 26 18.579 EDISON REEF 2 26 18.620 EDISON REEF 1 26 18.700 SCHOOL BUS REEF 26 36.370 SHERMAN S BARGE 26 32.877 POWER POLE BARGE 26 40.957 JAYCEES 92 EF REEF 2620.078 JAYCEES 91 EF REEF 2620.148 REDFISH PASS BARGE 2633.499 REDFISH PASS BARGE 2633.653 HELEN S REEF 2638.018 MARY S REEF 2646.176 SANIBEL REEF 2624.943 BOXCARS REEF 2641.830 LEE-COLLIER BUSES 2617.430 M.A.Y. RUBBLE REEF 2622.731 ON SHORELINE ROCK 2638.500 FT MYERS WHARF 2638.429 BOKEELIA REEF 2643.038 G-H BARGE 2620.591 Local Shipwrecks 1- Bayronto 26.45.830 82.50.860 This 400 Ft. Freighter survived being torpedoed by a German U-Boat in July 1918. A year later the Bayronto ran into a hurricane and sank in 100 ft. of water. Tampa Bay Artificial Reef information on this page is provided by multiple sources. For detailed information log on to www.myfwc.com Sarasota 2- Roatan Express 26.20.358 83.22.027 This 180 ft. Steel hulled offshore supply ship made numerous trips between Tampa and Honduras before sinking in rough seas appx. 80 miles west of Ft. Myers on Sept. 31 1992. The captain and one passenger lost their life. 3- J. Marine Sulphur Queen Wreck was never found 1 2 5&8 4 On the morning of Feb. 4 1963 this 524 ft. tanker disappeared off the west coast of Florida en route to Norfolk Va. Debris was recovered two weeks later off Key West but no trace of its 39 man crew was ever found. Cape Coral 4- Fantastico 26.17.775 82.50.082 The No-Name storm of 1993 claimed more ships than Hurricane Andrew. The Honduran freighter Fantastico slipped beneath the waves on March 13 as it carried a load of fertilizer from Miami to Tampa. Of the 10 crew members aboard only three survived. The 205 ft. Freighter sits in 115 feet of water about 50 miles out of Ft. Myers. 5- Pegasus Wreck 26.33.130 82.43.415 6 Marco Island This 110 foot steel Tug-Boat and eventual gambling casino office was sunk as an artificial reef in 1999. 6- Paddlewheeler Wreck 25.53.320 82.17.510 7 The wreck of a stern paddlewheel steamer known locally as the Paddlewheeler rests upside down in 80 feet of water off Naples. The only clue to its identity is a pressure gauge that was manufactured in 1898. Everglades City 7- Baja California 25.21.522 82.31.901 This 265 foot freighter was en route to Guatemala in July 1942 when a German U-Boat put two torpedoes through her hull just before midnight. In 10 minutes the ship turned on its side and sank in 115 feet of water between Ft. Myers and the Keys. 8- USCGC Mohawk 26.33.146 82.43.423 The 165-foot World War II Coast Guard Cutter Mohawk was the last remaining ship of the Battle of the Atlantic. Key West The Mohawk was laid to rest in 90 feet of water on July 2 2012 at 12 36 PM roughly 28 nautical miles off of Sanibel Island on Florida s southwest coast creating the first Veterans Memorial Reef dedicated to all U.S. veterans. The reef will be the new home to untold numbers of fish and other invertebrates living in the Gulf of Mexico. W82.43.42.347 N26.33.14.64 MONROE CANAL MARINA Boat Rentals Kayak Rentals Pine Island s Marine Supplies - Boat Rentals Dock Rentals - Live Bait Tackle Shop - Beer - Soda - Ice Browse through our huge marine parts catalog. We beat West Marine s prices EVERYDAY Factory authorized Service center 3105 Stringfellow Rd. St. James City (239) 282-8600 Boat Ramp with parking for 40 trailers in St. James City BOAT REPAIRS - FISHING CHARTERS STORAGE - FUEL clothing headquarters www.monroecanalmarina.com 40 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 q Beached Vessels A common error made when anchoring a boat off the beach is not allowing enough anchor line to secure the vessel. Due to our erratic weather conditions calm one minute turns into three to four foot surf the next. Afternoon storms pick up rapidly and can the surf line dramatically. Always keep a visual watch on your vessel the tides and the weather conditions in order to insure the anchor doesn t break free so it isn t engulfed by the crashing waves. The ratio to determine how much line you need when anchoring properly is 5 to 7 times the depth of the water. For example If the water is 10 feet deep you need 50 to 70 feet of line to secure the vessel. Keep in mind in rough seas (for instance the gulf) you may need to let out more line until it secures. Two years ago our night dispatch received a call regarding a man and his 28 Rinker on the beach. Like many of us he wanted to go shelling since the tide was low. He anchored his vessel just south of the Ft. Myers beach Pier in front of The Bridge Restaurant. He dropped anchor and went for a long walk but when he returned the boat was not as he had left it. It had been a few hours since he left what he thought a secure line and returned to a disaster. The high tide had come in and his vessel was up on the beach breaking up against the rocks at the restaurant. Not sure Heather Fabrizzi how to handle the situation he left his boat over night and decided to go home to try and figure out what to do. His wife advised him to call Sea Tow for help. When our captain arrived on scene approximately 9 p.m. There was not much we could do at this point except wait for the next low tide. This was a dangerous situation. Dangerous not only to the captain in the surf line but as well the Sea Tow vessel being washed right up with the salvaged vessel. The next morning we sent a crew of six and two Sea Tow vessels to the scene. Upon arrival the tide was out and the boat had been damaged due to the perilous conditions the day and night before. With the engines now in the sand we dug out the vessel and secured it for removal. It took two vessels captained by licensed professionals a deck hand each and two men on the beach to to safely remove the vessel. Once off the beach the vessel began taking on water. Once the crew managed the oncoming water with several pumps it was towed to Salty Sams Marina. It is very important to watch your vessel tides as well as the weather. No matter what your plans may be remember to think safe and smart. Knowledge is key. I can t express enough how much you can learn from a boaters safety course. Not only just for your own safety but the safety of your guests. 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I was out on back bay in one of my latest charters and we caught more Snook than we did Reds or Trout. The water got really hot for a couple of weeks and now it is beginning to moderate making the fishing inside the sound a little easier. Bait fish have been easy to catch this year and the plumpness of the fish show it. The fish are eating good this year. They are hitting anything you want to throw whether it s artificial or live Doesn t matter. Top water lures on the flats and or any shad version bait fished around grass beds will work just fine. The Tarpon fishing has slowed down a little bit but they are still here if your looking for one they are in their usual haunts. The Matlacha Bridge is now open and they are going to demolish the old section and turn it into a reef somewhere. The fishing around Matlacha Pass is spectacular this time of year and if you want to catch a huge Tarpon this is the place to do it. Night time is the best for this location. I would like to take a moment and thank Mr Bill Luten of Trafalgar Middle Schools Angling Arts Class I look forward to speaking with the kids each year and I always have a good time. See you again in February. Okay Y all. Keep your lures wet and stay tuned for a Major announcement in next months article. Love & Light www.fluidedgemarine.com (239) 560-7448 Cape Coral Guide Service Snook - Trout Redfish - Tarpon Call about Night and Goliath fishing Trips September usually the month I waited for all Summer. Not this year. I have heard Snook season is closed again. I may have to file a claim with the state for loss of customers this year. One of the first questions asked while trying to book a charter is is Snook season open yet and again I am going to have to say no and in return they are going to say NO. Three years is more than enough. It s not going to hurt the Snook to open up the season for this year s tourist run. Are they going to wait until sequestration fiscal cliffs Dhimmitude Health Care Bill and the country takes another nose dive in 2013 Hope not .As the weather cools down the fishing will get better and there is no doubt that people are going to catch an abundance of Snook. At least we have that. I just wish they could be as militant with the Caloosahatchee mess and get that straightened out because what good is it to have regulations if you re going to kill everything with red tide the following year anyway. it s always the little guys that get pushed around. While we wait to see what happens let s talk fishing. Everything was off the charts until the heat set in. After that the fish pushed into deeper waters and preferred the early morning bite. The weather in the mid-west has caught a cold front and it looks like Fall is right on the horizon. I have absolutely no predictions as to how cold it s going to get this year but I am willing to bet with climate cycles at play I would say our winters from here on out will be warmer than usual. Data on a peninsula holds different parameters than the interior patterns so who knows. No matter it s going to make for some great fishing. (239) 872-9638 Canoe and kayak rentals KAYAK Gulf Coast Bocilla Island Seaport Bokeelia Located at the Olde Fish House Marina 4530 Pine Island Rd. - Matlacha PIER FISHING at its finest Great fishing for Snook Redfish Snapper Trout and more from our 300-foot pier Public Access Boat Ramp North end of Bokeelia Tours (239) 283-1125 Mel (941) 661-8229 www.gulfcoastkayak.com (239) 707-1677 snookcowboy gmail.com 43 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Assisting Boaters Since 1983 Your Road Se rvic e at Se a Sea Tow Ft. Myers 3725 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral (239) 945-4820 or seatow.com 44 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com with purplish green or blue iridescence on his head The female is not quite as iridescent and has a shorter tail. The little guys are just brown with dark tails. They live any were between the Rocky Mountains and the South Eastern United States. Grackles like to eat just about any thing from your McDonald s fries to insects minnows frogs eggs berries seeds and grain. He is often times seen with mocking birds. Similar species are the black bird and cow birds. Cow birds- In North America there are only two species of cow birds. Now don t get these mixed up with the cow birds we see here in southwest Florida the white egret or cattle egret that hangs out in the pasture with the cows hopeful he will eat a lizard or bug that the cow will kick up. This one is the brown-headed or bronzed. When a cow bird lays her eggs she sits and waits till another bird builds a nest then sneaks in and lays an egg or two. She will then leave and hope the nest building bird will raise her eggs as a foster parent. Sadly only three present of the brown headed cow birds result in adults. Crows- There are two main spices of Crows. The large common crow found across the US and the smaller one we see all the time here in Southwest Florida the Fish Crow. Crows have one two two broods a year averaging four to seven eggs per brood. It takes about 18 days with a four to five week fledgling period before the young can leave the nest. The eggs look bluish-green to the olive green-or greenish brown with splotches of brown and Gray. Recent research has found some crows species capable not only of tool use but of tool construction as well. Crows and Ravens are now considered to be among the worlds most intelligent animals. (239) 980-5803 Your Yak or Mine I just returned from a road trip that I have wanted to do for quiet a few years. Summer came to Matlacha in South West Florida and it rained as usual. Having seen this happen year after year I thought that this would be a good time to hit the road and seek out some new paddle spots and some new adventures to write about. As it turned out my daughter called from California. Her and her husband wanted to go on a trip with his company to Costa Rica and needed a baby sitter for the four girls. My wife and I just love going out there and spending time with them. I mean.... how bad can it be to take care of four pre teens and three dogs California is right on the way to Whistler B.C Canada. ....at least that is what my wife tells me. So we pack up the new Nissan frontier pick-up truck with four wheel drive in case we run into some snow up in the mountains and off we go. Florida California then up the coast to Monterrey Bay to do some paddling and see the otters. Mt. Shasta and its lakes were breathtaking. Canada in B.C. was a great place for us to get in some mountain bike riding and take a ride on a new gondola ride called Peak to Peak. The Glacier lakes were cold and clear. Then on to Yellowstone National Park. We stayed at the Old Faithful Inn for 3 days right across from the Old Faithful geyser. That is really a site to see. If you have never been to Yellowstone or the Tea Tons you must put it on your bucket list. We saw Elk Buffalo Deer and a Grizzly Bear. Then on to Rocky Mountain National Park which had some of the worst fires in the history of Colorado. Everyday there was a new fire and smoke closed some of the major highways. Forty-eight days and 8 500 miles later we are back in sunny Matlacha in Southwest Florida. We saw so many different kinds of animals sheep cows goats horse donkeys chickens and different kinds of birds. One day I saw so many black birds that it reminded me of the English film director and producer Alfred Hitchcock s movie THE BIRDS. That was the one were some were in Northern California an extremely large flock of birds decide they don t like corn anymore and that pecking people would be a better food source. The word spreads how good this is and thousands of other black birds join in. As we drove home it seemed like I was seeing all kinds of black birds. And I was for good reason. There are some families of birds that are referred to by color. The Blackbird is no exception. From large Ravens and cow birds to medium sized Grackles and on to smaller birds such as the Black Birds and Starlings. As you paddle North America I am sure you will some of these. The Grackle- The Grackle is one of the most abundant breeding birds in North America. Common Grackles- the male is larger than the female. He has a long dark bill pale yellowish eyes and a long tail. His feathers appear black Wild hooded Crows in Israel have learned to use bread crumbs for bait fishing. One species the New Caledonian Crow has also been studied recently because of its ability to manufacture and use its own tools in the day to day search for food. These tools include knives cut from stiff leaves and stalks of grass. Another skill involves drooping tough nuts on to the road way in traffic then waiting far a car or truck to crush them open. So the next time your out on a paddle and see a BLACK BIRD try to figure out what kind it is. You will be surprised to see how many are right here in our own backyard. As always I thank you for paddling with Mel the Guide and hope to see you on tour or on the water. Tours still from Gulf Coast kayak in Matlacha and other selected ramp sites. Tours 283-1125 Mel (941) 661-8229 45 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Ft. Myers Beach Sanibel Captiva Cayo Costa Boca Grande Lover s Key Enjoy Paid for by Nautical Mile Media Group 46 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Harley Cooper s in trouble ......again His old friend Salt the last remaining relative of a notorious pirate is no help at all. Just when teenager Harley and sixty-something Salt decide to track down a 200year-old treasure using an ancient map from Salt s Book of Secrets modern day pirates walk in to kidnap Harley s girlfriend and steal their gold. But that s only the beginning. The real trouble starts when Salt won t allow Harley to help get them back. The Cajun Pirate a novel by Wilson Hawthorne (paperback 346 pages Eyeland Telemedia November 2010 retail 11.95) is the second book in the Pirate series. The Pirate tales pit Florida boy Harley Davidsen Cooper against current day villains who are in some way connected to famous buccaneers from piracy s Golden Age. In Cajun the bad guys come in the form of two brothers named John and Skeebo Lafitte descendants of the 19th century privateer Jean Lafitte. Skeebo a tattooed cross-eyed mongrel has traveled from the bayous of Louisiana to the shores of the Florida coast to settle an old score with Salt. Skeebo snatches beautiful Eden Baker to force Harley and Salt to unearth a pirate fortune and hand it over. Upping the ante the Cajun also steals Salt s 77-foot Hatteras sportfisherman and another girl 16-year-old Isabella Rivera a Cuban refugee close to Salt s heart. When Salt leaves Harley behind to pursue Skeebo and his men by sea Harley borrows a friend s leaky old boat and sets out with a rescue plan of his own one that takes him all the way to New Orleans. Along the way Harley surfs a tsunami of adventure. by Wilson Hawthorne is available at dozens of local locations including Downtown Matlacha 4643 Pine Island Road Matlacha - (239) 282-0452 www.wilsonhawthorne.com Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney Over 25 years experience General Office Hours Mon - Fri 8 30am - 5 00pm After hours by appointment Mark P. 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This would include a boat that is stored on a lift and fills up with rain water because the scuppers became plugged with leaves. The bilge pump will pump the water out until the battery is depleted then the boat will fill up with rain water and this happens more than you think. After the boat is pumped out get a mechanic to get the motor running as soon as possible. Get some fans and let the boat dry out and open all hatches for cross ventilation. Plan on replacing your batteries. A good inexpensive preventive update to your electrical system would be to install a float switch that is just like the float switch connected to your bilge pump. Install it six inches or so above the water level of your bilge pump float switch along with an in-line fuse. Connect this float switch to the other battery. The other wire coming from the float switch goes to the positive wire going to the horn on the boat. How this will work is if the the bilge pump is over whelmed with the water coming in and is losing ground your horn will start blaring. This system will work also if the battery going to the bilge pump has cycled on and off over a long period of time until the battery is depleted then the other battery will still have power in it to sound your horn. A 20 float switch and a couple hours for peace of mind is smart. (239) 472-1200 N26.36.000 W082.12.875 Waterfront Dining on Upper Captiva www.barnaclesislandadventures.com A 37 in snook caught in Redfish pass on a pinfish with Capt RJ Hagewood and Cape Coral Guide Service Spray Corrosion X on all terminals switches and plugs. The long term consequences of My beer is cold my wife is electrical wires being submerged happy life is good. is corrosion. The big decision is does the wiring need to be replaced Understand that the water will wick up inside the plastic insulation of the wire. If jan.dennisdoherty yahoo.com the sinking is fresh water the corrosion will not be as severe as Dockside Dennis is a local Cape a salt water sinking. If the boat Resident boat owner and his dockside marine services and expertise are was insured it would be prudent available for hire. (239) 541-1497 to replace the wiring. 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Tickets were available for ten dollars through Edison Sailing Center Golisano Children s Museum of Naples (C mon) Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation Snook & Gamefish Foundation Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and J. N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. A live and silent auction was held on site and all of the proceeds benefited these local charities. A highlight of the live auction was a fishing trip with Edgar Hansen deck boss and chief engineer of the F V Northwestern featured on Deadliest Catch . Les Achilles with Venture Out Charters will sponsor the fishing trip. The winning bid of 2 100 was donated to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation. Our grand opening festivities exceeded our expectations and we are very grateful for the support of the community and our partners for contributing to its success said Dusty Felts General Manager of the Fort Myers Flagship Store. Part of West Marine s mission is to improve and protect marine habitats and promote youth boating. The funds raised at Cruising for a Cause will help to support these goals. The largest West Marine Store in Southwest Florida it is nearly three times the size of a standard store. The store is located at 7070 College Parkway Suite 102 at the intersection of College Parkway and U.S. 41 Tamiami Trail. About West Marine West Marine (Nasdaq WMAR) the largest specialty retailer of boating supplies and accessories has more than 320 companyowned stores located in 38 states Puerto Rico and Canada and three franchised stores located in Turkey. Our call center and Internet channels offer Customers over 60 000 products plus the convenience of exchanging catalog and Internet purchases at our Store locations. Our Port Supply division is one of the largest wholesale distributors of marine equipment serving boat manufacturers marine services commercial vessel operators and government agencies. For more information on West Marine s products and store locations or to start shopping visit westmarine.com or call 1-800-BOATING (1-800-262-8464). On-Site Boat Rigging Motor Repairs - Custom Cast Nets Rocket Trailers - Custom Rods Consignment Boats - Star Rods Marine Supplies - Cast Net Repair Rod & Reel Repairs 574-6950 Fishing Charters with Capt. Miles Meredith Larry from New York NY. was down battling the August heat catching some nice Estero Bay redfish. Like this 10 spotter caught on a live pinfish under a float drifting over the edge of a grass flat on the incoming tide Capt. Matt DeAngelis www.gethookedcharter.net Where fishing info and lies are FREE Live a n Froze d n Bait New www.capetoolandtackle.com 405 NE Pine Island Rd. - Cape Coral 52 Nautical Mile Media September in Pine Island Sound Capt. Dick May some black-tip Sharks mixed in. The long shanked hooks mentioned earlier will eliminate most cut-offs. There may also be some nice Trout mixed in. Mangrove Snapper should continue to be good through September. I cannot remember a better Snapper bite than we have had this past summer. Whitebait or Shrimp on a small circle hook seems to work best for me. If fishing the passes I use a dropper rig with a 1 oz. bank sinker on the bottom with a small circle hook tied in about 18 inches above the sinker on a 12 inch leader. This keeps the hook just above the sinker and eliminates a lot of hangups. If fishing the Mangrove Points where there is current I use the small hook with just enough split shot to get it on the bottom. Redfish will be schooling up and they will be big. Use 20 Power Pro line and 30 leader material. Look for water that is quivering and moving in one direction. Position your boat ahead of the school and turn off the motor. Cast out in front of the school not into it and hang on. Whitebait Shrimp Pinfish or a chunk of Ladyfish under a cork will do the trick. Try to pick fish off the outside edges so as to not spook the school. Early and late is best when there isn t much wind on the water so you can see the schools moving. If this is not possible go to the bushes and fish the same baits. Be patient as these fish will be sluggish and not apt to chase around looking for bait. If you want to catch a Snook and release it try fishing docks near any pass with live Pinfish or big Whitebait. Use heavy tackle including 50 Power Pro and 40 fluorocarbon leader to keep the fish from wrapping you around the dock pilings and cutting you off. Snook will also be coming back to the Mangrove Islands after their spawn and they will be hungry. Drift Whitebait by points unweighted or fish the passes with enough weight to keep it on the bottom. Shark fishing should be excellent around schools of bait. I like a small Ladyfish steak or Pinfish free-lined. I use 50 PowerPro and a short piece of wire leader. For the smaller Black Tips you can use the pre-made wire leader set ups that have a swivel on one end and a clasp on the other. I attach a strong circle hook to that clasp. Do not handle any size Shark without a good pair of gloves. The yellow ones you can buy for 2 or 3 are a good investment. Always grasp a small Shark just behind the head to control it not the tail. Capt. Dick May of Easy Rider Charters is located on Pine Island in Bokeelia and specializes in light tackle live bait fishing in Pine Island Sound and in Charlotte Harbor aboard a 22 Pathfinder searching for Redfish Snook Sea Trout Sharks and Tarpon. www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 This should be the last month of uncomfortable hot weather. There should also be fewer people on the water which makes it easier to get to your favorite fishing hole first. I will still be fishing at first light in the mornings or late in the afternoons at last light. I do not like to be on the water after dark. If there is a strong incoming high tide that s even better. The Redfish will be unlikely to chase bait in the hot water so I will be using cut Ladyfish on the bottom or Pinfish cut in half under the bushes. Find yourself a deep hole under the bushes anchor and be patient. With the higher tides the fish will be way back under the bushes seeking something to eat and enjoying the shade. Try chumming out to your bait at the edges. Frozen large Shrimp will also work well if you can keep the Snappers and Pinfish from eating it before a Redfish can find it. Catfish have been a big problem for me this summer. I have never seen so many. Sea Trout seem to have really made a comeback this summer. Keepers are more plentiful for this time of year than I have seen in several years. Put a couple of the small Whitebait or one large one under a Cajun Popping Cork on a 1 0 hook or a quarter ounce jig head and drift a grass flat. Pay attention to the smaller sand holes in the grass bed as this seems to be where the larger ones hang out. Gulp Shrimp also work well on a quarter ounce jig head. If you get cut off tie on a long shank hook and you will catch some nice Spanish Mackerel. As the large schools of bait start to make their return if you see birds over the bait you will probably find large schools of Ladyfish and Spanish Mackerel attacking them. Whitebait under a cork or a top water lure will give you some nonstop action. There will probably be Book your fishing trip today (239) 283-3247 mrcmfish aol.com www.easyridercharters.com capeweather.com Four Winds Marina Bokeelia D&D Bait & Tackle Matlacha Marco Island Blue Jay Canal Cape Coral Castaways Marina Sanibel Gulf Access Realty Matlacha Underwater Gasparilla Marina Live web-cams from and several more.... Over 8 MILLION page views a year. To inquire about a live web-cam at your property or business contact Cape Weather at webcam capeweather.com 53 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 SW Florida Fishing Guides Captain Charles Epranian Fish Pine Island Sound Captain Joe Greco Captain Charles Epranian grew up on Sanibel Island and has been fishing local waters for over 35 years. The unknown of what you might catch or see on any given day is what excites him most about guiding and fishing. Captain Charles is U.S. Coast Guard licensed and insured and specializes in light tackle and backwater fishing charters in and around Pine Island Cape Coral Ft. Myers Sanibel and Captiva. He fishes a high performance Action Craft flats boat that is stable and comfortable for up to 3 anglers. Kids are always welcome as well as seasoned anglers of all fishing styles. An iced cooler and water and sodas are included with room for your lunch or beverages of your choice. All bait tackle license and captain s knowledge are included. Call Captain Charles to book a charter or just talk fishing at (239) 410-2515 or frshfsh5 aol.com www.fishpineislandsound.com Capt. Joe Greco has been been a USCG licensed captain since 1991 and currently operates a charter fishing business in upstate New York and in southwest Florida. He operates Justy-Joe Charters on the pristine waters of Lake George -in New York s Adirondack region- during the summer months targeting salmon native lake trout and bass. From December through May Capt. Joe operates Fort Myers Fishing Adventures out of Salty Sam s Marina in Fort Myers Beach. Capt. Joe conducts fishing seminars on a regular basis and has been an avid outdoor writer for nearly two decades. He is a pro-staff for several companies including Shimano Reels and Cannon Downriggers. Family-oriented back-bay near shore fishing excursions are his specialty. He can be contacted by calling toll free or at www.FortMyersSportfishing.com Captain Terry Fisher Ft. Myers Fishing Adventures Captain Bill Russell Fish Face Charters Captain Terry Fisher has over 30 years of fishing experiences in the Caribbean and on both the east and west coasts of Florida. He is a full time fishing guide located in Cape Coral and launches his boats from a variety of locations to accommodate clients and to insure that they get to fish the best possible locations. Specializing in flats fishing for both the professional and beginning angler s that want a day on the water catching Snook Redfish Trout and Tarpon Captain Terry also offers a more casual atmosphere for clients and families who may want to include some site-seeing along with the charter. A first-mate is available for junior anglers as well. Additional charter information may be obtained by calling Captain Terry at 239-357-6829 239-471-7332 or email fishfacecharters yahoo.com and check out the website at www.fishfacecharters.com. Capt. Gregg McKee is a full time fishing guide and owner of Wildfly Charters Catch the Action Charters Captain RJ Hagewood As a native Bill has spent his entire life living on Pine Island and fishing the surrounding waters for over forty years and as a professional fishing guide for the past fourteen years. The waters surrounding Pine Island are a true fishing mecca that provides a wide choice of angling thrills. We specialize in light tackle fishing for Snook Tarpon Redfish Sea Trout Sharks and a variety of other inshore species. We customize each trip to ensure everyone on board has a great time and will return again. From the small child to the novice to the most experienced angler we will make your trip a memorable one. If it s your first fish or the fish of a lifetime we will work hard to make it happen while having fun too Catch the Action at Captain providing full service flats trips in both Southwest Florida and Puerto Rico. Born in Steelers ) his fishing career after moving to Key Gregg McKee central PA (Go He guided Capt. Gregg started when he and his wife Amanda moved West in 1993. the Keys until 2005 Wild Fly Charters Captain Dick May to the island of Vieques Puerto Rico. Gregg started fishing the waters surrounding Pine Island in 2001 when his parents retired to beautiful Matlacha FL. He immediately fell in love with the area and now spends half the year chasing snook redfish and tarpon from Boca Grande to South Ft. Myers. Capt. Gregg runs a 17 foot Beavertail skiff and welcomes both experienced anglers and total beginners. (239) 565-2960 www.wildflycharters.com or gmckee1 hotmail.com Cape Coral Guide Service Captain R.J. Hagewood was born and raised right here in SW florida. Capt. R.J. began fishing these waters at about the same time he started walking. Captain R.J. knew early in his life that being on the water was where he was the happiest and most productive so he took advantage of learning as much as he could such as the tides finding the best fishing holes and where and when the fishing was the best. Capt. R.J. has had years of experience fishing local tournaments from Snook Shark Trout Redfish and Tarpon including the Professional Tarpon Tournament series or PTTS. New to this area or just down visiting and want to get out on the water for a memorable day of fishing feel free to call Capt. R.J. (239)872-9638. You can also follow Capt. R.J. s adventures at Facebook.com CapeCoralGuideService. Easy Rider Charters Captain Dick May is located on Pine Island in Bokeelia. He specializes in light tackle flats fishing in Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor . He has fished from Alaska to South America but says this area is the best for year-round fishing. In the summer he also fishes for sharks and this past year a 7ft. Hammerhead was his largest. His 22 ft. Pathfinder is comfortable dry and still runs shallow enough to get into the back country to fish for Snook Redfish Trout and Snapper and sturdy enough to chase Tarpon in the passes. He enjoys teaching youngsters so bring beginners and kids. Capt. Dick has also published a seafood recipe book and he submits one monthly in the Nautical Mile. Contact www.easyridercharters.com him at My Favorite Baked Fish 4 (4 TO 6 OZ) Boneless Trout Redfish Catfish Flounder or Grouper C.. Mayonnaise 1 tsp. Cajun Seasoning 2 Tbs. Butter melted C. Panko Bread Crumbs 2 Tbsp. Parmesan Cheese divided Salt and Pepper 1. Spray an ovenproof pan with Olive Oil Spray. 2. Arrange Fillets in the pan 3. Sprinkle lightly with Cajun Seasoning and Salt and Pepper 4. Cover Fillets with Mayonnaise 5. In a bowl combine Panko Bread Crumbs with Meilted Butter and of the grated Parmesan Cheese 6. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the Fillets. 7. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan Cheese evenly over Bread Crumbs. 8. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until Bread Crumbs turn golden brown. 9. Serve with My Favorite Tartar Sauce Serves 4 MY FAVORITE TARTAR SAUCE 1 C. Mayonnaise 2 Heaping Tablespoon minced Onion 3 Heaping TablespoonSweet Pickle Relish 1 tsp. chopped Capers tsp. Black Pepper 1 tsp. Lemon Juice Mix all ingredients and refrigerate overnight for best results Capt. Dick s Recipes by Capt. Richard May Easy Rider Charters Bokeelia www.easyridercharters.com 54 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 Get your color fix. Imagine your world awash with color rich gorgeous shades that ll make you look twice. I m talking sheer mineral makeup that glides on and stays on. And fearless looks that are ready to wear anywhere. Ask me about ideas that ll awaken your inner makeup artist Robin Griffiths Independent Beauty Consultant www.marykay.com robinanne (239) 699-7394 ragriffs gmail.com 55 Nautical Mile Media www.leecountyboater.com (239) 980-5803 It s starting to add up.... How many times have you been cruising the flats and your favorite hat blows off What do you do Do you leave it or turn around and get it How many times have you been heading offshore and the plastic bag that the chum block was in the empty water bottle or Diet Coke can blows out of the boat at thirty knots Do you leave it or turn around and go get it How about that monofilament or braided fishing line with that top water plug that got tangled in the mangroves or on a dock I know that over the years I have gone back for the hat and left everything else. Figured oh well and just kept moving. That was until one night a few years ago I was watching TV and a piece came on about The North Pacific Gyre also known as The Garbage Patch. These gyres are large systems of rotating ocean currents particularly those involved with large wind movements. Of the five major gyre systems we have on the planet the one in the North Pacific has been estimated to contain enough plastic particles equal to twice the size of the Continental United States. A captain was returning home through the North Pacific Gyre after competing in the Transpac sailing race in 1997 and found this enormous field of debris. It must have been like watching the Deadliest Catch except the ice pack was a field of water and soda bottles and the snow was confetti like plastic particles. Everyday items that we have on board that can make its way overboard and be a pollutant. Here is a list of some of the things and how long they take to break down..... Cardboard box 2 weeks Paper towels 2-4 weeks Newspaper 6 week Cotton Glove 1-5 months Apple Core 2 months Waxed Milk Carton 3 months Cotton Rope 3-14 months Foam Cup 50 years Tin Can 50 years Styrofoam Buoy 80 years Aluminum Can 200 years Plastic 6-pack ring 400 years Plastic bottles 450 years Microfilament fishing line 600 years Glass bottles jars Undetermined Vessels greater than 40 feet are required to keep a Waste Management Plan on board. These plans simply identify procedures for collecting processing storing and discharging the vessel s garbage in accordance with the law. Samples of these plans can be found on the BoatU.S. Foundation s website. If you are like me and are on a vessel less than 40 feet in length it is still a good idea to have one. Keep your trash bagged up and dispose properly when you get to the dock or the boat ramp. If you are wondering what to do with the fishing line you can take advantage of recycling centers all over the county and at West Marine. The BoatU.S. Foundation and the BoatU.S. Angler Program invite you to join in helping to reduce marine debris. With funding from the NOAA Marine Debris program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation we are building a nationwide network of monofilament recycling locations to make proper disposal of monofilament more accessible. If you are interested in how to build a container or becoming a site please feel free to check it out at www.boatus.com foundation Monofil ament or send me an e-mail at tbusbonitasprings gmail.com. While you are there you can also check out how to Stash Your Trash as well as how to handle recycling of the fluids that keep our boats running. The environmental impact speaks for itself but the waste in our waters can have an impact on our boats as well. Braided fishing line can wrap around your propeller causing damage and possible failure to the hub. Plastic bags in the water can wrap around your intakes on the bell housing or in the case of inboards block the raw water intake causing impellers to fail and engines to overheat. Floating polypropylene lines (like on crab traps) can wrap a propeller or shaft causing major issues. (Take a look at the picture of pile of line one of our Captains removed from the shaft and rudder of a sport fish.) Should you find yourself in one of these situations your TowBoatU.S. Unlimited Towing Membership covers them all whether it be a tow in or a dive on your vessel to free debris and get you underway we have you covered. If you are wondering what you can do to help our waters visit the Keep Lee County Beautiful website at http www.klcb.org. 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Nylon wrapped with when it s soft and warm soft and PVC tends to remember its shape. warm means straight and flat on the forward and backcasts Flyline remembers its shape Looking at available fly lines those of you that use long rods doesn t show a cold weather most of the time call it category -- although a product memory . Loop it around a reel named Tarpon might indicate to fairly tightly and it remembers the buyer that the weather the shape of the reel. forecast isn t going to include sleet. Adding to the issue of shape memory cold flyline is stiffer Also know that if you see a than warm flyline. If you take a fresh flyline out of the box in Key picture of a musky on one box and a rainbow trout on another West in the summer it unfolds a weight of the same line it s built lot straighter than if you take the same line out of a box outside to function better under chillier conditions. Both will perform as Anchorage Alaska. designed and not so well under Colder line has more memory than opposing conditions. warm line in warmer climates line still remembers its shape but Straighten or stretch fly the warmth lets it relax quicker. fishing line by hand A softer fly fishing line Softness isn t something imparted by temperature alone manufacturers actually make lines more suitable to colder waters and colder air -- so-called trout lines come to mind. Their cores and the PVC wrapping that keeps them from getting wet are manufactured with softer materials to accomodate for colder air. Flyline casts much easier if it s straightened out. This can easily be done by hand. Pull out about three feet or so of the line and stretch it. Pull out another three feet or so and stretch it etc. There are afficianados that say this ruins the line but in my experience this is not the case. much as 30% before it breaks the coating stretches the same time as the core. If it didn t any stretch would ruin the line. There are two parts of the line though and understanding that will help you better understand the copy of stretching line to reduce its memory. Manufacturers have a broad range of new products available that you might think would make wonderful flyline high tech fibers have come a long way in the last ten years. But stretch is a major factor and the newer materials are designed to do exactly the opposite to what a flyline needs. They don t stretch. Lastly an old salt once told me Make sure you keep that flyline in your house Gary. The changes in humidity and temperature in your garage compared to your house can literally ruin a flyline. I better make sure I do just that. I asked him to show me why good double-hauls fail me at just that moment a redfish moves an extra 12 feet away. He said Once I have your double-haul working it s my famous triple-haul you re going to really love. Something you DO have to keep in mind is that when you re stretching that line it s essentially laying down on the Using softer core and cover deck of your boat in an upside materials reduces the memory down pile and can tangle. Make a (but still fails to completely few false casts to load the line eliminate it). Lines made for before you actually start the real cooler water perform poorly under tropical conditions they lay cast. far too soft and often tangle. Torpedo tapers sold to fisherman People that argue against who want to reach a spooky 22lb stretching fly line do so because they feel that stretching the line redfish on any flats in Florida damages the coating. But fly line aren t suited for reaching (most anyway) will stretch as steelhead. Lines built to catch I think I ll start small ) And get Flylines are better than ever but that flyline out of the garage. the issue of memory has yet to really be addressed. 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So what s the secret Here are some tips to help keep anglers and their catch cool from Gnewikow that may seem forthright - but after spending a long hot day competing on the water you d be surprised at how many pros still look they ve been smashed by a beat truck chuckles Gnewikow. While it may seem overkill covering your skin not only protects you from sunburn it is actually much cooler. Purchase a good lightweight long-sleeve top with a decent SPF rating. Gnewikow also believes in head neck and face protection. I bought a Buff and while it s a little goofy looking at the end of the day I m not redfaced and I m actually cooler during the day says Gnewikow. He even recently took the plunge and bought a pair of sun gloves. If your luck holds out they get stinky at the end of the day but all you have to do is get them wet and your hands stay cool. He also has invested in a good wide-brimmed hat. Gnewikow once had a co-angler simply bring two one-liter bottles of Mountain Dew aboard for a tournament day. By noon the man felt ill clearly on his way to winning a case of sunstroke. I drink a bottle of water every time I start the big motor and if I move 10-15 times a day I stay plenty hydrated says Gnewikow. So what s your timing trick to ensure you get enough water Use whatever works for you but bring plenty for the day s outing and avoid sugary drinks. For the fish in the livewell getting enough oxygen is key. Working against you is the heat - warmer waters contain less oxygen. A simple aerator which puts thousand of small bubbles in the water by way of an air stone is fine - just make sure you check its operation throughout the day. At higher temperatures frequency oxygenators which create millions of Nano oxygen bubbles may do a better job maintaining oxygen levels. Some systems are for fresh or salt water but not both and if your system uses chemicals be sure to use the recommended product. If temps are really hot keeping the livewell at a cooler temperature will help. If you have access to a freezer you can also freeze lake water in zip lock bags to take along. Just use it in moderation - a rule of thumb is that livewell water should neither feel cold nor warm like bath water. Good luck staying cool Anglers can check out David Gnewikow s Pro Staff Blog at www.BoatUS.com Angler Gnewikow. E-Mail our Writers Snook Cowboy snookcowboy gmail.com Mel the Guide melunit54 msn.com Mischelle Divietro mischelle721 comcast.net Capt. Joe Greco cappyjoe1 gmail.com Robin Griffiths ragriffs gmail.com Capt. Dick May mrcmfish aol.com Dockside Dennis jan.dennisdoherty yahoo.com Capt. Gregg McKee gmckee1 hotmail.com Barb Hansen info swfyachts.com Capt. Bill Russell gcl2fish live.com Capt. 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