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TM June - 2013 Free Monthly www.NauticalMileMagazine.com SW Florida Coast Information and Lee County s Marine Business Finder EXCLUSIVE local source for Fishing Reports - Boat Ramps Water Access Restaurants Water Access Fuel Locations Tide and Moons - Fish ID Classes and Seminars Local Business Directory Wrecks & Reef GPS Numbers Local Events - Fishing Guides KINGFISH in Pine Island Sound Florida s Gulf Coast Marine Source pg 6 Summer is for the BaDonk-A-Donk pg 19 NauticalMileMagazine Ship Store Boat Sales Rocket Trailers Bottom Painting (239) 283-3962 St. James City Haul Outs Hydraulics Fiberglass work Towers & T-Tops (239) 283-0200 Pineland Marina MARINE BETA MARINE INSHORE FISHING SPECIALIST FISHING CHARTERS One of Lee County s Largest Selections of Inshore & Offshore Tackle s our H New-Days 7 6-6 LIVE BAIT (239) 540-FISH Full selection of rods & reels CUSTOM ROD BUILDING & REPAIRS FULL SERVICE TACKLE OUTFITTER 3714 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral .com Tarpon Time Vince Parkinson www. BOAT PARTS Ft. Myers Beach location now open LED Lighting STARTING AT New Store on the corner of San Carlos & Gladiolus (next to Big Lots) Bilge Pumps - Bait Pumps - Seats - Safety Gear Decklines - Brass - Stainless - Life Jackets Water Pumps - Trailer Parts - LED Lighting Bottom Paint - Topside Paint - Varnish - Impellers Props - Anchors - Coolers - Starboard - Fiberglass Rope - Chain - Hoses - Oil - Wheels - Rod Holders Hardware - Deckware - Water Tanks - Fuel Tanks Tires - Resins - Buoys - Radios - Springs - Wiring Hatches - First Aid - Filters - Gauges - Scuppers ...... and a lot more Bottom Paint 9.95 Mercruiser Exhaust Manifold and Riser Kit 18 59 95 Qt. 95 Gal. New Starters & Alternators Life Vests Stainless Props 89 Oil volt temp and trim gauges 5 95 299 Rod Holders 95 95 I O & Outboard Tachs Aluminum Props VHF Radios 409 42.00 15.00 99 3.99 119 95 MARINE We re the TRADING POST Large selection of trailer parts and tires at discount prices Do-It-Yourself boat parts store. Experienced staff with the knowledge to answer your questions. N. Fort Myers 1156 N. Tamiami Tr. 3 Southwest Florida Locations Naples 2305 Davis Blvd. Fort Myers Beach 15600 San Carlos Blvd. 239-997-5777 239-437-7475 239-793-5800 ISLAND RESORT Only minutes from Sanibel Captiva and Pine Island by boat Cayo Costa Captiva Pass North Captiva Florida Vacation Rentals - Island Restaurant Kayak Tours - Beaches - Fishing Queenie s Ice Cream - Vacation Rentals North Captiva Redfish Pass Captiva Island Wear - Local Artists Jewelry & Unique Island Gifts St. James City Island Bazaar View vacation rentals on our website Blind Pass Sanibel N26.36.000 W082.12.875 Pet Friendly www.barnaclesislandresort.com SW Florida Coast Edition 04 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com June 2013 I d like to forward a letter I got via E-Mail last monthJim Timing is everything. I arrived in Cape Coral 4 7 and stopped at my niece s house from the airport. Her boyfriend and I fish together whenever I am in town. He asked me if I was familiar with The Nautical Mile and I told him I read it online every month. As I was reading through the April issue that he handed me (I hadn t seen it on line yet as you were a little tardy - just giving you a hard time my friend) I came across the shout-out to me. I proudly proclaimed to my family in attendance that not only do I read it but I even made the paper. They were in disbelief until my wife read it put loud. Thanks for my 15 minutes Terry Terry reads the paper online from Indiana and is a big online supporter. Thank you Terry. Well fishing is pretty darn hot here in SW Florida. I caught several nice snook in May and the morning Redfish bite is strong but Tarpon are the big news. The cool water temps lingered more than normal this year but the Silver Kings showed up on time. I went out to Boca Grande Pass several times and saw a lot of boats Hooked Up which means they re feeding. They made their first appearance at the Sanibel Causeway and 2-3 weeks later moved closer to Boca Grande. Boca has fish in it but mid May I found more pods of 20-50 fish about a half mile inside. As the year progresses they ll settle down closer to or in the pass then scatter through different parts of the bay waiting for you to come tangle with one or two... Robin s birthday is May 24 I booked her a trip with Capt. Bo Johnson. If you want to catch Redfish on a top-water at sunrise I m your man. But if you want to catch Tarpon till you re sore call Capt. Bo Tenacity Guide Service. from the Publisher beaches at Cayo Costa fill up with boats on weekends the water-access restaurants get locals and fun resorts like Jensen s get visited by locals. I know my life looks inviting with all the free time as if I m out in the boat every day. It s not. It s tough for me to enjoy our waters and beaches too but I make time and I highly encourage you to do the same. We live here and few of us enjoy our own backyard as much as we should. Get out to Barnacles on North Captiva. They got a new chef and a whole new menu. The beach is cleaner than ever. Take a trip out to Lazy Flamingo in Bokeelia Micelis in Matlacha. Just go for a ride through the canals. Later in life you ll wish you did more of this.... Most of my boating is sunrise redfish trips though I do enjoy running out to North Captiva for dinner on occasion. Bo always comes with us and more than likely ther ll be a couple rods in the boat. Bo looks for dolphins. When I see some I slow down and he rushes right for the bow he knows. When he sees them swim under the boat he runs to the back and waits for them to start jumping in the wake. He knows the system well. If you re looking for dolphins a record breaking fish or just lunch get out on the water Robin & I celebrated our 1 year anniversary last month May 5. We had a party at the house and made people dress like pirates. This was our lowest attendance house party because not many like to dress up. I ll make up for it next time minimal dress required... There s been a lot of full plates in our office for the last few weeks mostly with a Jacksonville expansion. I ran a paper there for 2 months to see what it would involve and I learned quite a bit. I learned that Lee County has a valuable resource for the marine industry that other parts of the state wish they had. I learned that duplication of the Nautical Mile would work and I learned that I couldn t possibly do it all myself. The opportunity for franchising is there and if you have interest in taking this on please contact me. When I mentioned this once before I got flooded with calls from people that didn t read on- I m not looking for a sales person and I m not looking to hire someone. I m looking for someone that wants to franchise the business as their own project. We don t have 4 seasons we have 2 and summer is here. Summer means fishing and it means locals start enjoying what we live here for. The Congratulations to Jill Dean her fishing team Olde Fish House won first prize for largest trout in the LCEC tourney. A 25 4.68 lb monster. Antoine Lachappell Erin Brophy & Jill Dean 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 Publisher thenauticalmile gmail.com Cell (239) 980-5803 www.lehrseconomytackle.com Serving SW Florida since 1956 1366 N. Tamiami Trail (Business 41) N. Ft. 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During a full moon tides are higher than average and fish tend to feed more. 05 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Moon Phases June New Moon Jun 8 Full Moon Jun 23 July New Moon Jul 8 Full Moon Jul 22 Boatmaster Flatbed Trailer For Sale 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. 10 - Rated to 7 000 pounds. 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Myers Beach Sanibel Sales - Service - Warranty Center MARINE BETA MARINE (239) 283-3962 2 Locations www.bobandannies.com Visit us online at (239) 283-0200 Pineland Marina 6 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Grouper- Fresh Gulf Grouper Grilled Blacken Fried or jerked as a sandwich or dinner Red Fish Pass Grouper and Shrimp with Black beans and rice finish with Salsa and Guacamole Mahi Mahi- Hawaii Mahi Blacken topped with Pico de gallo and a chipotle sour cream Jamaican Chicken- A hot wet rub Grilled and set with a tropical salsa sandwich or dinner Jerked Shrimp- Barnacle s dry Jerked seasoning grilled then finished with pineapple an Mango Sea Bass- Chillan Bass Grilled set with a mango glaze Summer Menu Beaching begging s Barnacle s Waterfront Dining on North Captiva Island (formerly Barnacle Phil s Restaurant) proudly serves locally grown food to our guests. Buying local in Southwest Florida supports the region s rich fishing farming and ranching traditions and gives our guests flavorful food. Buying local builds our community and reduces our carbon footprint. Famous for our black beans and rice we have supplemented the menu with fresh fruit from Pine Island grass fed beef and organic vegetables from Punta Gorda locally caught seafood and fresh salads. Our ice cream and sorbet are made by Queenies. Barnacle s Waterfront Dining is an iconic waterfront restaurant located in Safety Harbor on North Captiva Island. You may dine indoors or outdoors under the Chickee. We offer games for the entire family while you are waiting or kids can get fishing gear and bait dockside and drop a line. The gift shop features souvenirs and locally made glassware pottery prints photographs and island apparel. Take home a Barnacle s t-shirt cozie or a canvas bag to remember your visit. Make sure you have the sunscreen wind-shirt if you are heading out fishing. Ladies find a sarong or a batik dress to wear on the beach while you are on island time. Guys there is plenty of stuff for you as well. We have games and crafts for kids. Crab cakes- Made in house with lump crab and avocado Ahi Tuna- encrusted with sesame seared to rare and a cucumber wasabi sauce Peel& Eat Shrimp- Gulf shrimp boiled in Barnacles own picking spice and beer Wings- Jumbo wings and your choices of buttery hot sauce bbq or mango glaze Coconut shrimp- covered in coconut gently fried server with a ginger sesame sauce Chips & salsa- Tri color flour chips and a chuck salsa Jerked Shrimp- Dry jerked rub grilled then tossed in a pineapple and mango salsa Low Tide Barnacle Burger- 8oz Angus patty Grilled set with a brioche bun Surf Side Burger- 8oz burger with a 4 oz crab cake High tide tacos- 3 five inch soft shells with your choice of blacken mahi grouper or Shrimp stuff with chirpy cabbage Pico de Gallo spicy sour cream Crab Cake- House made crab cake scared to golden brown set on a Briocho bun A fish affair- Have any of our fish Blacken fried of grilled with a Talra bun Sea Bass The Big dog- Quarter pound hot dog smothered in black beans bbq and cheddar cheese Chicken two ways your choice jerked or plain grilled with Talra bun Captiva Greens Cayo Cobb Fresh Greens- Black beans corn an red onion cheddar cheese bacon and a avocado& cilantro lime vinaigrette Palm Salad- Grilled Hearts of palm and pineapple Craisins Plantain coconut orange with a sesame Ginger Dressing Classic Caesar- Crisp Romaine Caesar dressing chipped Parmesan crunchy croutons (239) 472-1200 N26.36.000 W082.12.875 Waterfront Dining on Upper Captiva High tide The Nautical MileA Florida Fisherman s Platter with grouper shrimp & scallops Blacken Fried Grilled or Jerked www.BarnaclesIslandResort.com Pine Island Sound produces big catch 45lb King Mackerel caught in Pine Island sound using a pinfish under a float. Caught aboard the Shock-n Awe captained by Jim Patchett who also took these pictures. Vince Parkinson- Vice President of both the Reel Anglers Fishing Club and V.P of The Cape Coral Tarpon Hunters Club 7 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com JUNE IN PINE ISLAND SOUND June is the month when I load up the boat for any opportunity. I will have a Redfish Snook Rod a rod with a Cajun Popping Cork for Trout and a medium heavy spinning rod rigged for Cobia Tarpon or Sharks. I will fish early and late to beat the heat. For Bait I will have large frozen Shrimp Whitebait Pinfish and fresh Catfish tails and Pin Fish for Tarpon. I will fish for Redfish up under the bushes on a high tide with Pinfish or Pilchards under a cork cut Ladyfish and Large Shrimp fished on the bottom. I use 20 lb. PowerPro and 30 lb. Leader with a 2 0 hook and oz. slip sinker above the hook that slides up and down the leader. If using cut Ladyfish I will not use a sinker so I can skip it up under the bushes. If I get out early I will try the beach around passes for Snook. Hook up a frisky Pilchard with no weight and let the tide push you along the beach while making long casts right up to the trough just off the beach. I like to use a small cork 4 to 5 feet above the bait so I can keep track of where my bait is. Snook season is closed so use circle hooks and release the fish in the water. There should be Tarpon everywhere. Get out early daybreak and watch for them to roll along drop-offs along grass beds that are near 6 to 8 ft. channels. Anchor up and put one rod out with a fresh catfish tail on the bottom and another rod out with a lively Pilchard or Pinfish under a cork. I usually fish with 3 rods out but no more all spooled with 50 to 65 lb. Power Pro Line and 50 lb. Leader. Expect to catch Sharks also. If you see other boats anchored up stay at least 300 yards from them and DO NOT RUN THROUGH THEM PLEASE. Spanish Mackerel will be in the passes and along channels. Free line live Pilchards with long shank hooks. The long shank hooks will help prevent cut-offs. Once you find the fish chum them with live Pilchards or troll for them with small Clark Spoons in the pass along the bars. Troll at 1200 rpms. They like it fast. If using a spoon use 50 leader ahead of it to reduce cut-offs. Trout fishing will not be like it is in March and April but the Trout you catch will be good ones. I will be using live Pilchard or White Gulp 3 inch Shrimp both under a Cajun Thunder Rattling Cork. Due to hot weather the larger Trout will be in deeper water than in April and May. I will be concentrating on 4 to 7 ft. deep water. Capt. Dick May Sharks will be everywhere but they will be concentrated along and near the passes. Cut Ladyfish Large Pinfish that have been slashed so they will bleed will both attract Sharks. Use at least 50 lb. Power Pro line a large cork and 80 lb. Leader with a circle hook. Anchor your boat and chum with cut fish. Remember if you want to keep one to eat you must bleed it and then put it on ice. Don t have ice Don t keep the Shark. Limit is 1 per person 2 per boat. If you are planning to go fishing in the back country and flats here in Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor a little preparation can make your fishing experience much more enjoyable and productive. A few hours in the backyard at home will pay big dividends when you go fishing. The difference between catching and not catching is being able to cast accurately. The ability to cast your bait up under the Mangrove bushes or into a pothole on the flats or in front of a cruising Redfish or Snook will make the difference between catching and not catching. When fishing the bushes you must be able to accurately hit a spot at the very edge not five feet out or ten feet to the right or left. Eighty Percent of the time I have to cast for my clients. I do not mind doing that but how much more rewarding for them if they could lay the bait in there themselves and catch a big Redfish or Snook. If you are interested let me explain how you can become a proficient caster. First you will need the right equipment. My recommendations are that you will need a spinning rod that is 7 to 7-1 2 feet which has a fast tip. I may be called a Medium Light. I recommend a 4000 series spinning reel spooled with 20 lb. test braided line. I use Power Pro. Tied at the end of that I affix 3 feet of 30 lb. Monofilament leader. I connect it to the main line by using a double Uni Knot. I do not use a swivel to do this because it will not go through the end of the rod. Now that we have the right equipment let s practice. Attach a half ounce sinker to the end of your leader and practice casting it into a laundry basket or Hula Hoop. Start at 30 feet. When you can hit your target eight out of ten times move back to forty feet. When you can hit it at forty feet move back to fifty feet. Do not cast overhead style. You must practice casting sidearm. This will keep you out of the trees and bushes. Practice doing it right handed and left handed. Another trick to accurate casting is learning how to feather your line coming off the reel. This will allow you to drop your lure right on your target. To do this you simply use your free hand to touch the line with your fingers very lightly as it comes off the spool at the end of your cast. None of what I have explained to you will come easily. It will take a lot of practice but I promise you it will pay big dividends. When purchasing your new equipment I recommend going to a small tackle store where there are experienced fishermen owners to help you select the right equipment and have them spool your new line on your reel. Capt. Dick s Recipes REDFISH ON THE HALF SHELL 6 (7 OZ) Redfish Fillets (or pretty much any fish) Skin & Scales left on one side tsp. Kosher Salt for each fillet 14 tsp. Black Pepper for each fillet Scant tsp. crushed Red Chili Flakes for each fillet C. Olive Oil 1 Tbsp. coarse Sea Salt C. chopped Italian Parsley 2 Large Lemons 1. Rinse fillets under cold water and then dry off with paper towels. 2. Place fillets on baking sheet and sprinkle each with Kosher Salt Black Pepper and Red Chili Flakes. 3. Drizzle fillets with half the Olive Oil and distribute seasoning and oil evenly over fillets. 4. Heat your grill to medium and place fillets on grill scale side down. 5. Close grill and cook for approximately 7 minutes or until fish flakes when you pull at it with a knife. 6. Do not turn fish over while it is cooking 7. Transfer cooked fillets to serving platter and top with remaining Olive Oil and equal amounts of coarse Sea Salt and chopped Parsley. 8. Cut Lemons and squeeze juice over fillets. Serves 6 To order Capt. Dick s newest cookbook Capt. Dicks Seafood & Southern Cooking mail 14.95 plus 3.00 shipping for a total of 17.95 to Dick May - 7989 Judge Bean Road - Bokeelia FL 33922 The new book contains 375 recipes collected by Capt. Dick from all over America and particularly in the Gulf State area where he operates Easy Rider Charters fishing service. 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. Book your fishing trip today (239) 283-3247 mrcmfish aol.com www.easyridercharters.com 08 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Lee County Marine Businesses TM M A G A Z I N E thenauticalmile gmail.com www.nauticalmilemagazine.com Rite Angler Complete selection of terminal tackle for the serious fisherman ROCKET INTERNATIONAL BOAT TRAILERS Family Owned Since 1984 2360 Crystal Road FT. 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Members of the permit fishing fraternity are usually the worst offenders here. These guys regularly do little more than reinvent Del Brown s classic Merkin Crab fly but still manage to get magazine articles written about their new creations. There are always a few exceptions to this the Avalon Crab from Cuba is one example but I haven t seen too many real innovations for inshore anglers over the past decade. I felt the same way about the Tarpon Toad when I first came across it several years ago down in the Keys. The former Olympic skier and expert angler Andy Mill was absolutely dominating every tournament he fished and was using Capt. Tim Hoover s version of the Toad almost exclusively. The pattern itself is yet another evolution of the Merkin fly but fine-tuned specifically to work on the Florida Keys tarpon. Andy was also doing some other unique things such as tying his Toads on relatively small 1 0 hooks dropping his shock leaders down to 60 test and casting a stealthier 10-weight rod to fool the heavily pressured fish that cruised the Islamorada flats. It was a pretty unbeatable combination for several years and these guys rewrote the record books during the most competitive fly fishing tournaments in the world. At that time I was (and for the most part still am) seriously dedicated to the classic Tarpon Bunny fly a relic from Wild Fly Charters Capt. Gregg McKee the 1970s which I usually tie in red and black on a 2 0 Owner hook. I ve caught the vast majority of my tarpon on this pattern and usually pull it out of my box first thing every morning. It s worked very well for me in the Keys much of the Caribbean and definitely here around Pine Island. But the Tarpon Bunny doesn t stay on my leader as long as it used to. These days if I get one refusal from a well placed cast I immediately switch to a Toad of the same color. If that fly gets ignored I ll go to another Toad of a brighter shade usually chartreuse especially in lighter water like we have right now off the Gulf beaches. The Tarpon Toad has a really unique action underwater meaning it has almost no action. Unlike traditional flies like Cockroaches the Toad basically hovers on an even plane when stripped instead of bouncing. This is actually a natural movement for prey as anyone who s watched shrimp swim around in a bait tank will know. This is most likely the secret to the Tarpon Toad s success. Imitating the prey s physical movement is far more important than imitating the prey s actual look when it comes to saltwater fly fishing. If you re an experienced tarpon fisherman your fly box is probably half full of Toads already. If you re new to the sport stocking up on this pattern is a great place to start. They re easy to tie and widely available in fly shops and online. The Tarpon Toad is one trendy fly that s here to stay and may help you rewrite your own record book. 09 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com (239) 565-2960 gmckee1 hotmail.com www.wildflycharters.com 10 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com BOAT LIFT COVERS Summer is coming C O A S T L I N E You Gotta Believe There are a lot of things you can do to increase you re odds when out fishing. One of those things is quite simple but many of us don t do it often enough. It is something that even us guides who spend a lot of time on the water sometimes don t do. Heck its something that a lot of people don t do even on a day to day basis totally aside form fishing. What is it you ask Quite simply it is to believe what you see. I have had many occasions that I have seen things out on the water that seem almost completely unbelievable yet they are totally real. The look of astonishment I have seen on some peoples faces when they see a tarpon roll just next to the boat is great. Most people especially those from other parts of the country who aren t familiar with our fish or aren t used to looking for rolling tarpon just can t believe their eyes when they see it right in front of them. Whether its a rolling fish a tailing fish or just a stationary fish just sitting on the surface they just can t seem to believe. I have to remind myself of it when I am in the shallows looking for fish. Capt. Charles Epranian Protect your Investment is what makes it worthwhile. Besides as I always like to say You never know . I have had several occasions on the boat where we have seen a huge hammerhead very near the boat and people even though they are looking right at it can t fathom seeing these awesome creatures so up close and personal. As long as you stay on the boat its a pretty amazing thing to see. The jist of it is to believe what it is that s in front of you even if you have a moment of disbelief what you re seeing is most likely real. I have been real busy lately and most of my trips have been real good. Tarpon as you probably already know have been red hot. Mostly I have been fishing in the bays and off the beach with free-lined cut bait or live pinfish under a float. Snook have been crazy with a few fish pushing the 20 lb range mostly eating whitebait on the top of the tide on oyster bars. Redfish have been good on the higher water under the shade of overhanging mangroves. Cut-bait and live shrimp have been getting them going. There is a few tripletail around but now that stone crab seasons over they will be on the move looking for a new attack point to pick off a free-lined shrimp presented by a lucky angler. Keep an eye out for cobia as well when your out running as there have been some around in the bay on structure. If you d like to book a charter or just talk fishing give me a call. (877) 587-4397 Serving all of SW Florida www.coastlineboatliftcovers.com When what appears to be just a dark patch on the bottom starts swimming and it takes a second to register in your head that s what I m talking about. Even when you re just out running and you see that huge cobia free swimming or that tasty tripletail sunning on the surface both of which can be somewhat hard to believe when you see them. As a guide I love it when a client thinks they see something and takes the initiative and casts at it. Many times they make an errant cast or throw off the bait but the simple fact that they thought they saw something and tried to present a bait Upcoming Marine Events For more information or to submit your event Capt. Charles Epranian frshfsh5 aol.com (239) 410-2515 www.LeeCountyMarineEvents.com Farmers Market returns to Cape Harbour Every Saturday beginning May 25th Succulent fruits garden-fresh vegetables honey and homemade breads and desserts are just some of the mouthwatering treats that will be offered at this season s Farmers Market at Cape Harbour. The market begins Saturday May 25th and will be held from 8 am until noon and continue every Saturday till the end of September. In addition to the Farmers Market the Merchants at Cape Harbour will open their doors to offer shoppers a host of treasures & treats. Guests are invited to browse the shops and enjoy breakfast lunch a cool gelato or cocktail while relaxing near the water. We have 4 restaurants Rumrunners The Joint Pignoli on the Harbour & Run Agrounds is our coffee shop. Cape Harbour is located at 5848 Cape Harbour Drive in Cape Coral. For more information about the Cape Harbour Farmers Market please call 239-470-2746 or visit our web site at www.capeharbour.com Learn to R Saturda ow Day y June 1 Cape Ha rbour ltr cap ecora lrowing .c om Sip & Stroll Friday June 14 Music - Wine - Vendors Tarpon Point Marina September 14 This year s special guest for the tournament will be the ZigZag Girlz from Seminole Casino. This month reminder cards to hold the date (9-14-13) for the 9th Annual Fillet and Release Tournament have been mailed. Entry forms are available and teams can sign up early at www.filletandrelease4hospice.com. Event Coordinator Amy Andrew said We are so excited about the response we have had this year so early with sponsorship. Diversified Yacht Service Encore Bank Gulf Coast Site Inc. Brady Auto Terminal Loggerhead Contracting and Landex Resorts International are Tshirt visors fish bags and other generous donation sponsors so far this year. We have a great time and you don t have to be a fisherman to enjoy the event. We have good food entertainment and great raffle items that everyone can enjoy. The raffle committee is collecting items from area business for the fund raiser at the September 14 event. If you would like to donate please contact Amy Andrew at amyandrew7 gmail.com or 239 940 4473. All money collected from the raffle items goes to Hope Hospice. Robin Griffiths (239) 699 7394 Woody s Big Snook Tournament June 7-8 349-1129 ive Trip Jupiter D -23 June 21 s te Capt. Pe er nt Dive Ce s.com ptpete www.ca Sunset at the CC Yacht Club Wednesday June 5 Crafts and Vendors Every month through summer 574-0806 11 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY The Nautical Mile has proven to be the leader in its field for nearly 10 years and we re ready to look into franchising. We developed a paper for the Jacksonville area as a test and it was every bit of the success we expected. We re looking for that right person to head up the project nationwide. Contact Publisher founder Jim Griffiths at (239) 980-5803 or e-mail him at thenauticalmile gmail.com 12 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com SUMMER BOATING AND FISHING Captain Terry Fisher I continue to be amazed at the number of boats sitting on lifts in the canals of Cape Coral Ft. Myers and Pine Island seemingly never being used or enjoyed by the owners. Many of the people that I visit with have the same concerns in common they are not familiar the Rules of The Road or that they are not sure how to navigate the local waterways. It is true that knowledge of our extensive water system is needed for both safety and enjoyment whether for cruising or fishing. I write from experience of learning the waters of many different locations over the years (Mississippi River the Cayman Islands Belize Bahamas and both sides of the state of Florida). One thing for sure if one does not pursue one will never have the opportunity to fully enjoy Salt Water Living at its best. Once one has some basic knowledge in boat operations and boating safety there are several ways to learn the area. The Lee County Boaters Guide provides basic information. The Auxiliary Coast Guard offers a good course that one may attend before setting out to sea . There are a number of maps charts available for review showing water depths channel marker locations fishing areas marinas with various service offerings such as fuel dining repairs baits tackle drinks snacks and other supplies for both convenience and enjoyment. Additionally web-sites cell phone applications and GPS instruments provide virtually everything that boaters and fishermen alike would need or want to know including but not limited to weather forecasts FWC Fishing Requirements tide current predictions and navigational assistance. The Nautical Mile provides most all of the above as well as the most reliable places to patronize and their website has everything you ll need online. Notwithstanding the above nothing beats time on the water. Many of my clients are first time boaters to the area and contract me for a half to full day orientation charter to point out various hazard areas to avoid short cuts to locations and help them better understand the channel markers and other navigational aids. If they are fishermen or fisher ladies I point out fishing spots and the techniques I use so that they might enjoy the fishing opportunities together with watching for dolphins manatees alligators birds and other wildlife. Other Captains will do this as well just be sure that they understand what your goals are and you will shorten you re learning curve and start enjoying the reason you moved here. Time on the water allows you to see and experience first hand the opportunities that exist once out there. For example the BAIT BOAT (pictured here) is anchored off of the channel at the mouth of the Caloosahatchee River conveniently offering live baits such as shrimps and Pinfish as well as food and drink. Neil or his sister Judy will greet you with a friendly smile and fill your order while you wait. Knowledge of what is available and where may be invaluable to insure a fun-day on the water. In regard to Summer Fishing this is the time. Virtually every species that migrate through or make our waters home are here and all one needs to do is get out there and start catching fish. Once one finds the fish it is pretty easy as the same techniques utilized for Seatrout will catch virtually every other species. If you have any questions in regards to boating or fishing feel free to contact me at 239-357-6829 or email me at fishfacecharters yahoo.com. More information may be obtained on my websites www.fishfacecharters.com or www.captainterryfisher.com. Fish Face Charters fishfacecharters yahoo.com (239) 471-7332 www.fishfacecharters.com Pontoons - Tri-toons Performance-toons The only true Saltwater Series Pontoon Prices & Styles to fit every Budget BOAT CENTER CENTER BONITA Bonita Boat Center Now In Naples 854 River Pointe Drive (239) 417-2896 27760 S. Tamiami Trail - Bonita Springs Open 7 Days www.bonitaboatcenter.com (239) 992-5777 13 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Panama Fishing Report Capt. Kerry H. Leggett Your Yak or Mine Hi everyone and welcome to Southwest Florida where we are now getting into our rainy season. The past few weeks we have had some good kayak tours on the back bay we sure have seen a lot of wildlife. The manatees are leaving and the sea turtles are looking for a place to lay there eggs. We came across a large loggerhead turtle just a little north of the Matlacha Bridge and a few smaller ones just north of that around Bokeelia. If you live on the beach- just a reminder that when it s turtle season you should darken your lights that can be seen from the beach shoreline. The turtles that are looking for a place to drop there eggs get confused and think that the lights are the moon over the shores water edge and get turned around. So after they have drooped there eggs they head in land to the lights and not to the waters edge. Since it is starting to get more overcast and the chance of rain is greater this time of the year. I get a chance to take off again and explore more of the great state of FLORIDA. My wife Adele and I have a few time shares that we get to use when I am not working and I get a chance to play and kayak. Also I would like to say that this time of the year the GATORS are on the move also. Its the time of the year when the rains fill up the canals and ditches and it makes it easier for them to move around more and look for love. We found ourselves in a town of Weston in the South Midway part of the state. Just so happens that the Everglades Holiday Park is not to far away. Now you may have or not have heard of this place. There are so many everglades parks down there that you could easily go to the wrong one. Well I should say not the wrong one but not the park that my favorite show is filmed at. The Everglades Holiday Park is where they put together the show the GATOR BOYS. Paul Bedard and Jimmy Riffle are the Gator Boys. They re a pair of guys who go out and remove nuisance gators from properties and save the gator to relocate it ALIVE. The Cool part about this team is that they do it with there bare hands. The park has a bunch of large airboats that seat a group of 16 or more it is covered on top should it rain and to cover you from the sun. We got to the park and took the airboat ride that was about 1 hr long. Our guide was Rocky who had white hair and a ponytail. Rocky gave us a exciting ride going sideways and back and forth across the Everglade s sea of grass. We would stop from time to time and he would give a talk as we looked at some gators along side the boat. We also saw many birds and a lot of freshwater plants and some large freshwater fish. When we got back to the base camp we had a chance to see an Alligator show. Sorry to say I did not get to meet the Gator Boys they were out on a rescue but it was still entertaining. I told my wife that I could do this.... wrestle Gators. Yes I could. Well she said maybe I could drive the airboat but to forget the gator part. She thinks I am to fat and old to start doing gator shows and should do what I do best give guided kayak tours. Well that said let me pass along some facts about gators should you come across them on a kayak paddle and this time of the year you very well could. The Florida Alligator has been on the endangered spices list since 1967 because they make a nice belt and vest and a pair of boots. The soft belly is great for hand bags and wallets and they taste good like chicken. He has no vocal cords so he makes sound by sucking in air and makes a hiss and growls. The American Alligator can be found through the Southern United States. They inhabit freshwater swamps and marshes and can also be found in rivers lakes and smaller bodies of water. They can tolerate a reasonable degree of salinity (salt water) for short periods of time and can be found in brackish water around mangrove swamps even though they lack the salt secreting glands that crocodiles have. The males can reach 13 feet and the females are approximately 10 ft. The female reaches sexual maturity at about 6 ft. She looks for nesting sites above the water level so that the nest doesn t flood in high tides and when it rains. Mom stays by the nest during the incubation period which is about 58 to 63 days. The temperature at which the eggs develop determines the sex of the hatchlings. Eggs that incubate at temps from 90 to 93 degrees hatch males. And if the temp is around 82 to 86 degrees they hatch out as females. And when the temperature is up and down Well we will have male and females in the batch. Ever wonder why do we need gators anyway. Well to start of with they eat the bony scaled spotted gar fish. This fish eats all our valuable fish like bass and brim as well as other fish in our freshwater lakes. So he not only protects our fresh water fish but the alligator contributes toward the preservation of other living things by digging basin like holes in areas where the water table fluctuates greatly. In the everglades the gator holes are the deepest pools. During periods of drought they are the last ones to dry up so the holes provide a refuge for various fish amphibians and reptiles. They also supply food and water for the birds and mammals. The Florida red bellied turtle incubates her eggs in the active and abandoned nest. Even the alligators dropping and remnants of its meals enrich the soil and contribute to the support of luxuriant vegetation. One other note did you know that the largest fresh water turtle is the alligator snapper. Yes I know its not a gator but I thought it was interesting. So keep your eyes open we do have gators right here in our own back yard. When paddling don t be afraid of them but respect them. They were here long before we were. When in gator country paddle with a friend and remember you don t have to out swim the gator should he attack you only have to out swim the folks you are swimming with. Have fun out there and should you like a guided kayak tour give me a call. lf you have missed any of my other stories look up Mel the Guide on Google. Special guests last month were Frank Steve and Jim who traveled from Maryland and Virginia. This was their first fishing trip to Panama and they were anxious to see what the Pacific would offer. Once greeting them at the David Regional Airport we made the usual 45 minute drive to the lodge in Boca Chica. Along the way I had the opportunity to speak with them about fishing in Panama what species they were interested in and a host of other topics. I felt obligated to tell them that during the past 8 weeks the Yellowfin Tuna had developed lockjaw and not readily biting regardless of the technique used. Being the ultimate optimist I did manage to say this could be the week things could turn around . Offshore Weather- Heading offshore the weather could not be any better on the first day with clear skies blue water and a 3 foot swell. Things remained just about the same on the second day other than a few clouds to cool off the temperature. Our third day was back to a sunny day with great seas but a Red Tide around Isla Ladrones prevented us from bottom fishing that area. Yellowfin Action- As we approached our initial destination we spotted feeding birds and Porpoises about 2 miles North of Isla Montuosa. Hookups were almost immediate but the first few Tuna were cut off by other fish rubbing against the tight line as they joined in the feeding frenzy. The early cut-offs were very disappointing to say the least but our dedicated anglers got right back into the game and eventually scored on some very nice Yellowfin. Steve and Frank took turns on medium weight spinning tackle using Shimano s Saragosa 14000 with matching rod. It doesn t take long for one to get a good understanding of the power of these magnificent fish. Most anglers typically use conventional 30Ws or bigger to target large Yellowfin Tuna so catching them on spinning gear is a thrill not soon to be forgotten. After landing a few fish on the spinners we switched over to the Shimano Talicas and Tiagras we had on board to give them a different experience which they enjoyed landing many other. In fact these guy s have a few double slams on Tuna that it s always enjoyable tackle. Using great technique and brute strength Frank and Steve tamed their Yellowfins while Jim had to anxiously wait on the sidelines with back pain. We were thrilled that Jim managed to land his trophy- size Tuna before heading home. After the Yellowfin battles were done Steve and Jim were keen to land a Roosterfish to scratch them off the bucket list. So on the third day we targeted Roosters off the Isla Secas rocky shoreline. After about an hour and a half of working the islands we found what Steve was looking for and he wasted no time landing his very first Roosterfish. After a few photos and a live release we scouted the area for another Rooster for Jim without success. Perhaps Jim will catch his elusive Roosterfish on his next trip to Panama. Our Many Thanks- We would like to thank Frank Steve and Jim for giving us the opportunity to take them offshore and inshore sports fishing in Panama. We sincerely appreciate their business knowing there are other fishing guides in the area to choose from. We look forward to having them back soon. Tight Lines from Tropical Panama Come Fish Panama info comefishpanama.com (507)- 6530-9669 Panama (941) 661-8229 Felix Marine MARINE ELECTRONICS CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS A C-D C WIRING & MULTI MEDIA AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION 14 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 936-6463 Serving SW Florida since 1966 www.felixmarine.com Captain s Log Captain Jonathan Blake Ninety degree temps humidity and sunlight until at least eight in the evening can only mean one thing. Summer is here and hurricane season is right around the corner. As our temperatures begin to rise so do the chances of severe storms and eventually we will be in Hurricane Season. Over the next few weeks start stocking up for what you will need to secure your boat. Next time you are at West Marine head to the line aisle and start stocking up now before it s too late and stocks are low. It s also a good time to get all the other things that your boat might need to stay happy this summer. Stock up on filters and plugs and put together a kit of spare parts and things you might need. down and give way to all equipment. Pay attention to day shapes on the dredge as well as lights at night. If you have any concerns please feel free to hail the dredge on VHF 16 to see what side they would like you to pass. The dredging project in Wiggins Pass was a success. You can now travel through the channel in a straight line. I towed a vessel out the pass at tide at 2 feet above mean low water and was in 9-11 feet of water. Pay attention to the markers in the channel and you will be just fine. This month we would like to introduce you to our Team Member stationed in St. James City on Pine Island. Captain Tom Lewis has been with us for four years and operates BoatU.S. 1. Captain Tom joined TowBoat US Cape It s also a good time to get a hold of Coral in 2009 and holds a 100 Ton your local factory authorized service Masters with Commercial Towing centers and have those 100 or 300 hour Assistance Able Bodied Seaman services done and of course make sure STCW RFPNW Survival Craft that your TowBoatU.S. Unlimited Lifeboat and TWIC. He acquired his Membership is up to date. Remember seamanship skills while being there are no out of pocket expenses for employed by Military Sealift Command towing and soft un groundings even if serving overseas in the Gulf of Aden we have to come back at a higher tide Red Sea and the Persian Gulf. and in Lee County Dock to Docks are at no charge as well. While being employed at MSC Tom worked the deck department doing There has been a lot of heavy dredging underway replenishment with fuel and equipment in the county making our cargo. Tom also worked as an channels and canals less tricky. underway helmsman at sea piloting an Dredges have been seen working in 800 foot fuel tanker as well as chart Cape Coral near the Mid-Point Bridge plotting dead reckoning weather and Bunche Beach near Punta Rassa Cove lookout. Captain Tom moved from his and eventually in New Pass. When hometown of Columbus Ohio in 2005 transiting these areas please slow with his wife Linda of 39 years. Their oldest daughter resides at Dallas Texas and youngest daughter lives in Cape Coral with their 3 grandchildren which they see as often as possible. He also participates in Wreaths Across America and is active in the VFW. We are glad to have Tom on board as the elder of the Team that can give good advice and has a stash of Tootsie Rolls on board (just ask he shares and has Dog Treats too ). Have a great June everyone and we will see you on the water Stationed at Bonita Bay Marina Office (239) 945-1664 Cell (239) 271-7576 www.TowBoatUSFMBeach.com (239) 945-1664 www.towboatuscapecoral.com A SILVER DREAM COME TRUE May 12th 2013 -A day that will live in infamy for First Mate Deidra Bridger of Tenacity Guide Service. For nearly 3 years she has worked with Capt. Bo Johnson to help their clients not only capture a trophy fish of a lifetime but also to capture that moment with a photo of a lifetime. Fishing clients for the mighty Silver Kind (aka Tarpon) for every fishable day of tarpon season (Mar Oct depending on cold fronts) doesn t provide for much opportunity to enjoy this magnificent game fish for yourself. If given a day off the appeal of catching up on sleep or letting your exhausted body take a break from the elements vetoes the effort for yourself. However this past Mother s Day was reserved as a play day for Capt. Bo s kids Kylie and Hunter. The tarpon bite had been hot south of Sanibel Island off Naps so we chose to launch out of St James City s Marina. After the long idle it was a short run to cast net thread fins by the causeway and another quick run further south to our honey hole. We wasted no time baiting our hooks and casting out the Sewell Custom Rods 2 out the back drifting and 2 on the bow ready to pitch at rollers. Paying close attention to the Lowrance side imaging we located a pod and trolling motored into position. WHAM The back left rod double over Son Hunter was manning this station and quickly picked up the rod. ZING ZING ZIIINNNGGG.. three swipes of the tail and the regal scaled creature sky rocketed into the air Not once not twice but three times leaping with all his force. It was a STUD The aerial acrobatics played well for the fish as Hunter was left with a limp rod and a look of bewilderment. Humbled by the mighty Silver King Up next was Kylie. Now Kylie has a reputation for catchin and killin MONSTERS (like her 400lb wild hawg ) and this occasion was no different. When the head came up on this fish s first jump there was no denying it was a beast. Kylie fought her fish like a pro and before we knew it she was boatside with her 180 lb trophy tarpon It weighed about the same as the last one she caught only this one didn t get bit in half by a giant bull shark Kylie leaned over the gunwale and released her fish hopping up with a big smile at her successful feat. After pictures and celebration we went back to locating fish by our scouting eyes and side imaging technology. Fish EVERYWHERE. We knew someone s rod would get hit any second. Again back rod doubled over and Hunter sprung to action. Line went limp and for a second we thought it was gone but Capt Bo knew better. REEL REEL REEL son he is swimming at you Hunter cranked on the Canyon reel a few seconds when the fish suddenly realized he was hooked This Silver Stud had some momentum when he leaped greyhounding not 30 yds down the side of the boat. WOW The jumping power of this fish was humbling as once again it threw the hook. Back at it First Mate D was on the bow with Capt Bo pitching baits. The side scan indicated we were on em THICK. Right as Capt Bo said Someone is about to get eaten First Mate D s rod tip began to fall with the pull of her bait. She could hear herself say Oh man Oh man.. FISH ONNNN... take it take it.. REEL REEL REEL as the drag took off screaming She knew the fish would leap at any moment and it did Successfully bowing to the king (aka dropping the rod tip and pointing at the fish) it stayed on. A big sigh of relief prefaced what would become many. With every jump and trick the fish would pull out of the tarpon s Book of Evading Anglers she held her breath executed proper technique and prayed to God this fish would be boated and that First Mate Deidra Every now and then a dream comes true Behind such feat the passion to pursue I ll never forget this moment in time The day I made the Silver King MINE photo of a lifetime would be captured once and for all And that is precisely what happened First Mate D was in shock. The gorgeous fish surrendered into the hands of Capt Bo as D slipped on her gloves. She was gonna hold this bad boy in her hands and soak up every second of this accomplishment. Kylie snapped photos of the fishing duo together all smiles beaming with pride. This was just as much an accomplishment for Bo as it was for D. He celebrates his clients victory time and again but never had done so with his own girlfriend- plus he had to hear about it every day at work LOL. First Mate D took several photos handling the fish all on her own including a video of her release. Staring mesmerized into the giant silver scaled mirage she saw her dream realized and a giant smile spread across her face. Holding onto the tarpon s jaw with her right hand dorsal in her left she pushed the fish down up out in. Revived it swam away for to one day make the dream come true for another lucky guy or gal. This day happened to be this tarpon s date with my destiny. Blessed THIS is my FIRST EVER tarpon not only captured by rod but by the camera too I am beyond STOKED. It may come as a huge shock to many of you that this is my first being that I have taken hundreds of photos of our Tenacity Guide Service clients with their trophy tarpon. I have jumped a few and did land one in 2011 while filming and competing in the Outdoor Channel s MadFin Shark Series (which we won) but Capt. Bo popped the hook out and told me to re-rig we are fishin a tournament .. I pretty much went into convulsions lol. So yes I have dreamed of this moment for over 3 years now and finally I have my photo shoot with the magnificent Silver King. I feel incredibly blessed to have my boyfriend and Captain Bo Johnson who helped make this dream a reality. Thanks to his kids Kylie and Hunter for sharing the experience and helping to take photos And I gotta thank amazing gear like Sewell Custom Rods and Canyon Reels Capt. Bo Johnson & First Mate Deidra team up to bring 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 ProStaff Duties Philanthropic Events and the Tournament World. Visit them online- www.FishTenacity.com and follow them daily on FacebookTenacity Guide Service. FishTenacity Gmail.com 239.633.4662 16 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Local Saltwater Fish ID Get your license on the phone in 3 minutes 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) What if Dockside Dennis These automotive terminal were also soldered instead of being mechanically crimped. There are many good reasons for crimping the lugs on battery cables. The customers comment was the terminals on his car were worse and every time he took his car in to be serviced the mechanic recommended that they be replaced. He felt as long as his car started why do the repair If his would not start no problem the car will simply be immobile. But a stranded boat out on the water is another matter. What if a storm comes up while you are waiting for help to come Could this become a life threatening situation I know a bad day of boating is usually because a series of bad conditions along with bad decisions coming together at the same time culminating in a disaster and possible loss of life. I know after working for many years in this harsh environment of intense sun and corrosive salt air I see many questionable wiring rubber and plastic parts cracked. It is all about preventive maintenance. It is no fun if you have to be towed back to your dock. My beer is cold my wife is happy life is good. Redfish IMPORTANT Regulations change with no notice Federal & State waters do have different regulations Different regulations also apply from Gulf to Atlantic waters For detailed & current information go to www.myfwc.com Different regulations apply to different parts of Florida Cobia Goliath Grouper Tarpon There is a good reason for the saying of The two happiest days of boat ownership is the day you buy the boat and the day you sell the boat. Vermilion Snapper Red Snapper Common Grunt King Mackerel Yellowtail Snapper Lane Snapper Cero Mackerel Pigfish The other day on the radio there was a news story of a boat that had to be rescued by the Coast Guard. The news story said that several guys were fishing off shore and they could not get their motor started and the waves were getting rough. The owner reported that this happened because of a 5.00 part (the squeeze bulb on the fuel line had failed.) I disagree with this. I believe the captain was unprepared. He did not know his boat and his lack of planning and preparing for a what if situation. Gray (Mangrove) Snapper Porgy Spanish Mackerel Gag Grouper Black Grouper Spadefish I see it all the time fuel lines and squeeze bulbs cracked with age with no thought of replacing until they fail. This is called preventive maintenance. On a recent service call I saw the battery terminals on the battery cable were automotive grade. This means they were solid copper. Marine grade terminals will have the copper lugs coated with tin to retard the salt atmosphere from causing corrosion. Red Grouper Lesser Amberjack Common Snook Greater Amberjack jan.dennisdoherty yahoo.com Dockside Dennis is a local Cape Resident boat owner and his dockside marine services and expertise are available for hire. (239) 541-1497 Catfish Crevalle Jack Sheepshead Spotted Seatrout Pompano Island Girl Charters Pine Island Charters Floating Kayak Launch Reliable Taxi to Cayo Costa Guide Services and Boat Rentals 24 hour service to the islands 150 Rack Storage Facility 13921 Waterfront Drive Pineland One-Stop for everything you need Dies el Fu now e avail l able Wet-Slips and Dry Storage for rent now Be on the Water NOW Full Service Marina Ice Beer & Snacks - Ethanol-Free Fuel Deep-Water Access with no Slow Zones Ship Store Tackle Shop - Live & Frozen Bait Full Service Department with Certified Mechanics Fishing Guide Services - Open 6-6 Every Day Service Marina Island Girl Charters BOB & ANNIE S (239) 283-0200 (239) 283-3593 Gateway to the Islands www.pinelandmarina.com There is no doubt tarpon is king for the month of June in southwest Florida as anglers flock to our waters in anticipation of a high thrills battle with the silver king. While the majestic tarpon demands the spot light for many a smaller fish at least in stature will be the target of many fishermen. What the mangrove snapper lacks in size it makes up for in availability tenacity and excellent table fare. SNAPPER 17 too big of a hook. For hooks a 1 0 or smaller circle hook is a good choice I prefer Owner Mutu Lights they re small super sharp and strong. If you are fishing an area where you can get away without adding any weight don t you will get a lot more action with the natural presentation of a free lined bait. If you are fishing deeper water or in strong current use just enough weight to get to the target area old fashioned egg sinkers rigged so the line slides through it are a time proven method. Remember snapper don t have a huge mouth don t use a huge bait. Also if you get your fingers to close to that mouth you will quickly realize how they got their name. Mangrove snapper are common in about all our inshore waters this includes the miles and miles of canal systems bridges piers oyster bars mangrove shorelines rocky bottom (especially in the gulf passes) and any other type of submerged structure. Look for structure in areas with a decent tide flow and odds are good the fish are there. In some areas like the gulf passes where the tide flow can be super strong the best fishing often occurs over the last hour of a tide through the slack and into first hour of the next tide while the current flow is less. What s not to like about snapper it s the perfect fish for anglers of all ages boat or no boat. They fight incredibly hard for their size don t require a bunch of specialized tackle and best of all they make for some really great eaten. Visit www.myfwc.com for current fishing regulations www.NauticalMileMagazine.com time Captain Bill Russell This summer could turn out to be a great one for inshore snapper fishing. They arrived earlier than expected in good numbers and size. What s good about snapper is they are widespread and obtainable for anglers both from shore and boat. Their diet consist of both fish and crustaceans while a live well of shiners or pilchards is a great way to catch them these baits aren t obtainable for all anglers. Shrimp work equally well live works best but dead shrimp either fresh or frozen will catch plenty as well small shrimp tipped jigs. Tackle is really important for catching the bigger snapper not so much that you need an ultra-smooth drag and a ton of line capacity but in the way the terminal tackle is rigged. Snapper have keen eyesight and can really get leader shy after you catch a couple it s common for them to get suspicious. Although these guys fight incredibly hard for their size and are often caught around structure it s imperative to go light to consistently fool them. A light rig spooled with 8 to 15 lb mono or braid is a good start. The leader and hook may be the most important factor our inshore waters are relatively clear this month fluorocarbon leader is nearly invisible and a huge advantage. You may start with 30 lb but find it necessary to drop down to 20 lb to get consistent action and especially if using braid go with a longer leader often 3 foot or longer. Use a small hook one of the biggest mistakes many anglers make is using way (239) 283-7960 gcl2fish live.com www.fishpineisland.com Visit Southwest Florida s Outer Islands Boca Grande - Pine Island - Useppa Departs from Pineland Marina Shelling - Sightseeing Dolphin Watching Lunch Dinner - Private Taxi (239) 633-8142 North Captiva - Captiva - Cabbage Key www.NorthCaptivaIslandGirl.com 18 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com P R E S E N T S A free 45 minute 1- Action Welding 2- The Bait Box 3- Barnacle s line 4- The Boat House n h it o DVD introduction to Boating in Lee County Florida Watc et your 5- Bob & Annie s Boatyard or g opy at 6- Crazy Lure Bait & Tackle c f re e 7- Capt. Rob s Bait & Tackle New to Lee County boating 8- Diversified Yacht Services New residents can learn what types of boats that we use here destinations water9- Felix Marine access facilities restaurant hopping marine electronics accessories and a lot more 10- Ft. 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Bo Johnson & First Mate Deidra Bridger team up in bringing you the ultimate saltwater fishing experience in SW Florida & Key West.They offer adrenaline packed tarpon and shark action as well as family friendly backcountry fishin for redfish seatrout & snook. Clients choose among the following adventures at sea Sharkin Tarpon the Silver King Backcountry Flats Fishin The BEST of Key West Goliath Grouper Tug-o-War Backcountry Scenery & Corporate Retreat at Sea. The duo is also active with TV Shows Magazine Publications Pro-Staff Duties Philanthropic Events and the Tournament World. They can t wait to show you their amazing SW FL & Key West fisheries and one heck of a good time Give them a call and set your date to come wet a line & pull some drag (239) 633-4662 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 Mad Monkey Fishing Adventures Captain Terry Fisher Born and raised on the outer banks of North Carolina Capt. George Howell grew up fishing waters very similar to the back bays sounds rivers and beaches southwest Florida. Before moving to Lee County to pursue his dream of becoming a professional angler Capt. George earned his degree in biology an education that provided insight into the world through the eyes of fish. Capt. George is an active participant in C.A.S.T for Kids Foundation (www.castforkids.org) and Operation Open Arms (www.OperationOpenArms.com) for the SWFL area. As a full time fishing guide nothing is more fulfilling to him than providing others with a memorable day of fishing. www.Capt-George.com (239) 770.5166 Ft. Myers Fishing Adventures Captain Bill Russell 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 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. 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 Capt. Gregg McKee is a full time fishing guide and owner of Wildfly Charters 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. 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The concept of Early is 1so your spot is not taken and 2because the bite is strong at sunrise...... great way to start the day. I usually go out in the dark enjoy a good cup of coffee as the sun comes up and start casting. My tide preference is the top of a high starting to go out. This is when the bait starts to come out of the mangroves and triggers feeding. Secret spots- There s more than you ll ever need and none are a secret. I try casts at every point where tides move around corners depth changes that cause tide-rips any place that looks different . Capt. George Howell calls these places Ambush Zones . When I get a fish I make a mental note to try that spot again. I ve had great success at one spot and the next morning there was nothing but usually schools of reds will stay in an area for at a few days. I ve tried about every top-water lure there is and have labeled the Badonk A Donk my Go-To bait. One feature is the durability. I spend more time poling and positioning the boat and Robin does the casting and one of her lures has caught more reds than I can count. The paint is worn off and it keeps catching fish. Colors- I don t buy into colors of lures. I do with plastics and under-water lures but not with topwater. When a redfish comes up behind a top-water lure splashing back & forth in a foot of water I just can t imagine they can tell what color it is. I ve watched reds race from 20 feet away to get behind one and looking at the scenario from their prospective I just can t see how they would ever know what color it was or if it would matter. I ve had many mornings when they fight over a lure and many when they just swim away from it. You ll experience both too. Be patient. This Badonk-A-Donk is a bit heavier and casts further than competitors and it seems to have the right sound in the water. I replace hooks with a stronger one and I bend in the barbs. This helps clumsy people like me remove hooks from my hands and legs plus it helps reduce tearing the mouth of a fish. As always with fishing techniques this is not advise it s suggestions . What works for me may not work for you. Just go fishing and try it. I use a heavier leader than most would recommend a 40 18 lead made of pink Ande mono. 40 because it has less possibility of breaking at the boat and pink Ande because Fluorocarbon Available at your local Bait shop is too stiff the lure doesn t swim properly. The pink is stiffer than white but not as stiff as Fluoro. Like the lure color the fish can t see it either way they re coming up from behind. 18 because longer leaders cause the lure to swim funny. Watching a redfish come up behind a Top-Water lure at sunrise is an adrenalin rush all by itself but I ve also caught Tarpon a lot of Trout Snapper Pinfish Ladyfish. Jacks and even a pretty big Shark on a Top-Water lure. The retrieve is called Walking the Dog . You re reeling consistently but the twitch is the retrieve. Twitch it in a way that causes the lure to slowly zigzag across the top of the water. There s a few models I don t shop color but I did settle down with the 3.5 Low Pitch model. PS I haven t used bait in years.... Publisher thenauticalmile gmail.com DEALS at Ft. Myers Marine The Choice of Serious Fishermen SHEARWATER BAY BOATS 2137 FOWLER ST. - Ft. Myers (239) 334-7871 www.ftmyersmarine.com 2008 ShearWater Z2000 2007 Sea Chaser 160 Call for prices.... 2008 ShearWater Z2000 Yamaha F115TLR 229 hours on the engine Amera Trail Trailer Sky Blue Hull Color 6 Power Pole Motor Guide Great White 24 volt Trolling Motor On-Board 3 Bank Battery Charger Eagle Depthfinder Swim Platform Manual Jackplate. There are not many of these available call for details. 2007 Sea Chaser 160 Flats 2007 Sea Chaser 160 Flats Yamaha F90 4-Stroke-524 hours Rocket International Galvanized Trailer Motor Guide SW54 12 volt Trolling Motor Poling Platform 6 Power Pole w Remote T-H Marine Hydro-Jacker Hydraulic Jack Plate Trim Tabs w LED Indicator Switch Hummingbird Piranha Max30 Series Fishfinder 2 Bank On-Board Battery Charger. 2003 Lake & Bay Boca 2003 LAKE AND BAY 20 Boca Grande 2003 Mercury 250XB EFI No Trailer Motor Guide SW82 24 volt Trolling Motor 2 Bank On-Board Battery Charger 6 Power Pole Pioneer Stereo w 4 Pioneer Speakers 3 across Tempress Seats Poling Tower is off the boat but available Engine has 938 hours. Call us for more details on this classic. Cobia 204 The Cobia 204 Center Console is a fishing boat made with the angler s family in mind. Dedicated locker for the anchor and room in the console for a cooler. Hydraulic steering trim gauge an electronics box and a built-in tackle box 23-gallon aerated and recirculating baitwell and two 25-gallon insulated fish boxes. 2000 Cobia 204 2000 Yamaha 150hp 2Stroke 2006 Magic Tilt Aluminum Trailer Compass Bimini Top VHF. FISH KNIVES In addition to the actual thrill of catching a nice fish a large part of my enjoyment of fishing comes from enjoying a delicious fresh fish dinner. The way a fisherman takes care of his catch will determine whether that meal is a pleasant one or at the other extreme a disaster. Certainly the most important element in palatable fish is that the fish be kept on ice from the time of catching right on up to the actual cooking process. However there is one other step that demands some close attention and that is the cleaning process. Most anglers that I know and those who dine on fish dinners prefer boneless fish fillets to fish servings with bones in them. In order to properly fillet a fish it is extremely important that the knives used be as sharp as is possible. I prefer fillet knives that are long thin and have some flexibility. Although I have quite the reputation for my cheapness I have always spent the extra money for good fish cleaning knives. They cut better keep their edge longer and will hold up for the long haul. Jim Hutchinson Sr. flesh of a fish the likelihood of slipping and cutting a finger becomes much greater. There have been many advances in knife engineering over the years. Most fillet knives are now stainless steel and more difficult to sharpen than the carbon steel blades of a generation ago. Unless you really know what you are doing you should stay away from power sharpeners and grinders. The speed of these devices can heat up the blade and mar its temper. Also if you should slip and grind too much off the blade the entire integrity of the knife can be ruined. The best device for sharpening fillet knives is the time-honored whetstone. Many of the newer whetstones are a M u Good sharp knives will produce attractive fish fillets with a bare minimum of bones left in them. A good fish fillet does not have any bones nor is there any meat left on the fish skeleton. Those who clean fish for a living and butchers too will tell you the sharper the knife the better the cutting job. It is also true that a dull knife is much more likely to cause problems in cutting the hands of the fish cleaner. A sharp knife goes through fish flesh easily. When a person cleaning fish must use extra force to cut through the T s a a d th A b s w u c H s a v New for 2013 from Ft. Myers Marine The Choice of Serious Fishe actually designed for stainless steel. Most whetstones will have directions for use. The most important aspect to sharpening a knife on a stone is the angle of the blade. I try to keep the blade at a consistent angle of about 15degrees while I slid it over the surface of the stone. A sharpening steel is a good tool to use between complete sharpenings on the stone or at the conclusion of the whetstone process. Most fish cleaners use the steel several times during the cleaning of a large batch of fish. Here too the angle of the blade on the steel is important. I try to keep the same angle as I use on the stone. If your angle varies during the sharpening process you can lose the edge you worked so hard to get. Some fillet knives have serrated or scalloped edges. These knives require much less sharpening. However when they do become dull their sharpening is a long and painstaking one. Each serration and point has to be individually honed. Many anglers and fishing guides have turned to electric fillet knives. Much like the electric carving knives that were popular some 40 years ago electric fillet knives are made up of two parallel serrated blades moving back and forth. The movement of the blades does all the work of the cutting with a minimum of effort required by the person holding the knife. As a result once the correct cutting path is established there is less likelihood of getting off track and not doing a good job. Electric fillet knives come in both 12volt and normal household current models. Unless you do your filleting on the boat the household current is the best choice. The blades are easy to remove from the knife handle which makes cleaning them very easy. As with washing any sharp knife care should always be taken when handling them. If you are a fish monger cleaning fish constantly all day the electric motor will eventually burn out. The average fisherman will be able to use the motor for many years with normal usage. Since the blades are serrated they are difficult to sharpen when dull. Replacement blades are available and it is easier to dispose of the dull blades and use the new ones. American Angler makes the electric knives I have seen although there are several other companies making them. These electric knives are priced around 30 and are available at many bait and tackle shops. Regardless of what type of knife you use to clean your fish the sharper it is the better the finished product will be. The better the finished product the more enjoyable your fish diner will be. jamesghutch1 aol.com Ft. Myers Marine 2137 FOWLER ST. 239-334-7871 www.ftmyersmarine.com ermen 22 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com BOATING IS MY SPORT Barb Hansen There s a lot of talk this time of year about getting in shape for summer sports like golf and tennis. I really don t pay attention since my sport is boating. Besides from what I hear golf is mostly about trying to get up a foursome and once on the course waiting to tee off or to hit the next shot. Golfers tolerate those delays so they can show off their 2 500 set of golf clubs made from materials they use to build rocket ships. I think there s also a contest nowadays to see who s got the biggest driver. Some of those drivers are so big they look like clubs they used while at war in the Middle Ages. One continuing problem with tennis is trying to find somebody who plays at your level. On the court tennis is better exercise and much less expensive than golf but only until you suffer a heat stroke and permanent nerve damage in your wrist and elbow. Oh I m sure boating has some negatives too but I m blind to them. I like boating because it satisfies something deep inside probably the same desire that some early human satisfied when she saw a log by a lake and had a big idea. I rank boating right up there with the creation of the wheel and fire. I understand America s favorite leisure activity is walking. I m okay with walking as long as it s done on sidewalks and trails not roads with fast traffic. It s jogging I have a problem with -- all that running pain plus a future of knee surgeries and an electric-powered wheelchair. I ve never had a runner s high but all I can say is that it must be one very powerful rush of endorphins. Cycling combines the worst of walking and jogging. Bicycle riders think they re peddling at a pretty good clip and they are compared to walking but they re still holding up auto traffic. I know. I know. They have a right to the roads too. Fine but something s got to give and I have a feeling it s going to be the two-wheelers. Anyway I won t have a lot of hope for bicycling as a major sport until they design a seat that doesn t shut off blood circulating to your buns. Really for what they charge for bicycles these days you d think they could at least install a comfortable seat. Also some of those riders really need to take a look in the mirror. Those get-ups they wear really don t match the bodies they have. It s interesting to see what sports the kids favor because you would think this is what they ll do when they become adults. I noted a survey the other day that said the six most popular outdoor activities for kids 6 to 17 were in order basketball soccer in-line skating baseball scooter riding and fishing. I know texting one another is pretty high on that list somewhere too and it s both an indoor and outdoor sport. Let s take a look at this. After graduation and a ready supply of schoolmates practitioners abandon basketball soccer and baseball except as spectator sports. I don t think inline skates and scooters will survive the enthusiast s transition to adulthood. That leaves sportfishing and most anglers like to do that from a boat. Now we re getting somewhere. In another survey parents ranked camping as the best outdoor experience for the family. Are they talking about tent camping and I m sure there has to be Internet access or the kids just won t go I ll also bet they ll change their mind after they go camping more than once or twice. My sense of tent campers is that they graduate very quickly to Ibuprofen then to RVs then to renting cabins and then to buying vacation homes on lakes. Then voila boats appear at the water s edge. So much for family camping. The fastest growing sports according to the National Sporting Goods Association are kayaking rafting sailing and canoeing. These waterlovers have caught the bug that I caught the same bug that infected the first boaters who sat on logs and paddled. I ve got a good feeling about the future of my favorite sport. Barb Hansen manages Southwest Florida Yachts yacht charters and Florida Sailing & Cruising School a live aboard yacht school. 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Most of our Sea Tow captains come from the Coast Guard. Captain Andrew is one of them. Captain Andrew was a petty officer and served for 4 years before returning home to his family. His love for the water continued and he has been a Sea Tow captain ever since. Sea Tow captains are trained in CPR First aid boating safety Hazmat etc. We conduct bi-weekly safety meetings to ensure we are all up to speed. The captains are out there everyday and many have seen and experienced different types of scenarios. On this particular incident Capt. Andrew Haupt was awarded Above and Beyond Award from Sea Tow and the United States Coast Guard. Good job Captain When it comes to boating safety should always be your first priority. When you have an issue with the vessel and it could possibly become dangerous. Think first. Call your towing company and we will come assist you and tow your vessel to the Marina or home safely. That is what we are here for If you have any questions regarding towing or safety boating classes please feel free to contact us Captains saves distressed women in boating incident On September 5th 2011 at approximately 1330 as I was heading under Big Carlos bridge I witnessed three adult females heading under the bridge in front of me in a marina rental boat. Seconds later I noticed their boat was out of control and heading into the fendering system under the bridge the young woman driving tried to turn the wheel to avoid contact with the fendering system but was unsuccessful due to the strong wind and heavy outgoing current. Once the vessel made contact with the port side fending she was able to to urn the boat to starboard at which time one of the passengers ran to the bow sat down and stuck her legs out to slow the boat down and try cushioning the impact. I immediately began screaming at the girl to get her legs bay in the boat but she could not hear me. Within a second the boat struck bow first into the fendering system and trapped the victims left leg between the boat and the bridge. At this time I was hearing all the women on board yelling and screaming for help as I approached the vessel and tied a line to aid the victim. After I stabilized her lower leg I called the US Coast Guard on VHF 16 and informed them of the situation and advised them to have EMS standing by at the nearest marina Fish Tale Marina. Due to shock the women were unable to drive their vessel to the marina. Due to the nature of the injury I couldn t leave the women and got them safely to the marina. Upon arrival EMS Coast Guard and Florida Fish and Wildlife were waiting. The victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital. It was said the cause QUARTERLY REPORT Spring 2013 After a couple of years of effort Pineland Marina is beginning to see the results of it s planning and labor. The property has seen some facelift upgrades and this will continue to be seen over the next year. Pineland Marina has recently purchased the island taxi service Island Girl . IG has several boats and offers private and business services to Lee County s outer islands as well as a couple of inner-island stops. Pineland has recently developed the estimated 3 acres to the north for expansion of their many projects. In the near future the property is planning to have kayak rentals and tours available that compliments their current boat rental business. Renters and avid kayakers- come check out the new flat-launch If you re ready to explore new areas you need to check out how close Pineland Marina is to fishing touring and some of the best nature around. Finally you will see that Pineland Marina has completed it s new logo and signs by High Impact Designs and more are being completed and installed this year. This is only the beginning said Jeff Wilson Marina Manager. 2013 will be a big year for us and the improvements will just continue as the Marina offers more to our customers. There s a new night-access key pad entry and they will soon be an 80 pump station dock. Upcoming plans also include dredging the canal and basin. With more amenities than any other marina in their area Pineland s goal is to make their facility the ultimate SW Florida water-access destination and they re well on their way. hfabrizzi seatow.com Sea Tow Ft. 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We also get a lot of quality photos for cover-shots but can t use them because people zoomed too close for us to fit text around the image. Leave plenty of space around the image for room for us to work with it. When sending photos through e-mail use original and or full-size avoid reducing or choosing small settings. Smaller images will not print clear. The general rule is that an image on your PC screen that appears to be 10 inches across will print at about 2 inches across to maintain quality. Once an image is put on a website it gets automatically reduced and converted into light vs ink and can t be clearly reproduced back to print. Send your high-res fish pictures to ) rinting Press P ass ator Joel (G a 22 inch b anal with Coral C Cape from a Nautical Mile I couldn t catch a ladyfish so cut bait was out of the question and I m not a big fan of popping corks..... 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2552.969 8154.198 39 10 3 MARCO 12 MILE 2554.674 8159.198 45 10 3 MARCO 12 MILE 2554.588 8159.153 45 8 8 MARCO 12 MILE 2554.698 8159.034 45 6 3 MEMORIAL REEF 2552.784 8154.080 39 5 3 KEEWAYDIN 2602.034 8149.787 27 8 5 KEEWAYDIN 2602.109 8 149.852 27 9 4 KEEWAYDIN 2602.169 8149.899 27 12 6 KEEWAYDIN 2602.226 8149.969 27 11 5 MARCO ISLAND 2552.844 8154.144 39 5 5 MARCO ISLAND 2552.844 8154.144 39 5 5 CLAM PASS 2613.572 8152.074 26 11 8 CLAM PASS 2613.588 8152.212 25 8 3 ECA REEF 2618.369 8152.354 24 10 8 CLAM PASS 2613.390 8152.051 25 8 3 CLAM PASS 2613.572 8152.074 25 8 6 MARCO ISLAND 2551.896 8147.788 32 4 3 MARCO ISLAND 2555.821 8146.965 22 5 5 MARCO ISLAND 2555.449 8146.213 23 5 5 MARCO ISLAND CAXAMBAS PASS CAXAMBAS PASS SANTA LUCIA SHIP GORDON PASS NAPLES PIER REEF NAPLES PIER REEF DOCTOR S PASS GORDON PASS WIGGINS PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS WIGGINS PASS CAXAMBAS PASS PAVILION KEY GORDON PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS PAVILION KEY GORDON PASS 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8153.338 8153.302 22 24 24 24 26 22 25 34 42 42 35 35 23 48 46 16 28 28 28 28 28 18 25 31 30 31 31 30 30 30 30 22 31 31 31 30 23 21 21 17 35 35 5 SARASOTA LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH WALKER REEF (BAY) M-11 REEF BALLS M-11 REEF BALLS WALKER REEF WALKER REEF-4H WALKER REEF-CTR MOTE REEF (BAY) MOTE REEF (BAY) MOTE 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36 58 30 30 30 34 30 32 32 32 58 58 36 85 56 22 22 68 68 32 32 32 32 32 32 60 60 30 27 28 18 60 28 60 90 60 57 31 40 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 40 64 60 45 31 31 24 26 30 30 20 72 35 20 0 10 30 3 6 7 9 8 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 5 5 12 16 13 5 8 8 25 6 17 17 10 14 10 8 13 13 12 13 12 12 12 15 15 10 36 8 10 10 16 16 8 8 14 5 14 5 6 20 8 8 8 4 6 6 10 24 6 9 8 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 12 10 8 8 10 10 8 6 20 12 12 10 3 3 6 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 5 7 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 6 6 4 5 3 8 5 5 LAT LONG DP RLF 2717.161 8235.955 30 5 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.089 8235.992 25 5 2717.089 8236.065 25 5 2717.122 8235.999 25 5 2717.122 8235.992 25 5 2717.122 8236.029 25 5 2717.122 8236.065 25 5 2717.254 8235.882 30 7 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.199 8235.853 30 5 2717.254 8236.067 30 3 2717.254 8236.029 30 3 2717.254 8236.992 30 3 2717.221 8236.066 30 3 2717.221 8236.029 30 3 2717.075 8235.863 30 3 2717.155 8235.955 30 3 2717.155 8235.844 30 10 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.155 8235.890 30 10 2717.155 8235.881 30 10 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.089 8235.954 30 5 2717.188 8235.955 30 10 2717.188 8235.992 30 10 2717.188 8236.029 30 10 2717.188 8236.066 30 15 2717.089 8255.954 30 10 2717.221 8235.845 30 10 2717.221 8235.881 30 10 2717.221 8235.918 30 15 2717.221 8235.956 30 15 2717.221 8235.992 30 15 2717.221 8236.029 30 15 2717.221 8236.066 30 15 2717.254 8235.882 30 15 2717.254 8235.845 30 15 2717.254 8235.956 30 15 2717.254 8235.918 30 15 2717.254 8235.992 30 10 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2722.504 8235.691 12 4 2659.057 8242.810 69 3 2659.041 8242.845 72 4 2722.894 8235.876 12 2 2722.879 8235.824 12 2 2722.671 8235.717 12 2 2720.420 8233.273 15 4 2720.420 8233.273 15 4 2720.418 8233.328 14 3 2722.363 8235.581 11 4 2720.409 8233.316 15 5 2722.678 8236.013 12 3 2722.998 8235.937 12 3 2722.291 8235.500 12 3 2722.685 8235.539 12 3 2722.994 8235.938 11 2 2720.420 8233.273 15 4 2720.429 8233.288 12 3 2720.030 8233.372 10 2 2721.080 8235.883 13 2 2715.160 8243.190 43 3 2715.149 8243.182 42 3 2719.909 8234.356 10 2 2719.709 8233.849 10 2 2722.075 8234.477 12 2 2655.010 8227.961 43 3 SARASOTA (Cont) LAT LONG 2655.131 8227.892 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2655.003 8228.001 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2655.121 8227.898 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2716.714 8243.157 M-3 CONCRETE 2716.713 8243.247 M-3 CONCRETE 2715.250 8248.010 M-7 BOXCARS STEEL 2709.436 8253.207 MD-1 BARGE HOPPER 2654.719 8255.893 D-9 BARGE STEEL 2701.949 8242.528 M-10 BARGE STEEL 2709.691 8253.062 MD-1 BARGE STEEL 2655.134 8227.900 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2719.793 8234.431 LIDO CHANL MRKRS 2718.316 8233.923 LIDO CHANL MRKRS 2702.470 8238.810 M-17 MODULES 2702.570 8238.808 M-17 MODULES 2702.670 8238.806 M-17 MODULES 2716.281 8248.043 SITE CONCRETE 2716.281 8248.043 M-7 CONCRETE 2720.195 8234.550 MILLER ( 3) (BAY) 2704.333 8242.041 M-9 4 ARMY TANK 2704.338 8241.980 M-9 2 ARMY TANK 2704.381 8242.068 M-9 5 ARMY TANK 2704.354 8242.036 M-9 3 ARMY TANK 2704.354 8242.033 M-9 1 ARMY TANK 2712.627 8248.207 M-8 8 ARMY TANK 2712.628 8248.205 M-8 7 ARMY TANK 2712.685 8248.188 M-8 10 ARMY TANK 2712.602 8248.194 M-8 9 ARMY TANK 2712.648 8248.164 M-8 6 ARMY TANK 2713.427 8243.129 M-5 CONCRETE 2703.811 8235.655 M-16 CONCRETE 2719.181 8243.202 M-1 CONCRETE 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2718.869 8234.292 POWERS ( 7) (BAY) 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2719.785 8233.829 JANTZEN ( 5) (BAY) 2715.158 8243.152 M-4 CONCRETE 2705.002 8232.567 M-15 CONCRETE 2704.999 8232.580 M-15 CONCRETE 2704.176 8242.101 M-9 CONCRETE 2719.584 8233.934 JANTZEN ( 5) (BAY) 2719.718 8233.459 EVANS ( 6) (BAY) 2719.710 8233.464 EVANS ( 6) (BAY) 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2718.753 8242.995 M-2 CONCRETE 2706.190 8303.192 D-6 BOAT MOLDS 2711.283 8243.587 M-6 CONCRETE 2719.584 8233.934 JANTZEN ( 5) (BAY) 2722.113 8234.498 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2712.506 8248.104 M-8 BOXCARS STEEL BOB JOHNSON BXCRS 2716.134 8248.125 2715.484 8307.152 D-4 BOXCARS STEEL 2715.463 8307.121 D-4 BOXCARS STEEL 2715.942 8307.197 D-3 BOXCARS STEEL 2715.943 8307.267 D-3 BOXCARS STEEL 2719.176 8243.209 M-1 BARGE STEEL 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2718.698 8232.537 COKER ( 8) (BAY) 2712.521 8248.114 M-8 SHIP LANDING 2706.290 8228.904 VENICE REEF SITE 2717.017 8236.000 LYNN SILVERTOOTH DONALD ROEHER-LIDO 2718.218 8235.544 DONALD ROEHER-LIDO 2718.203 8235.516 2706.296 8228.910 VENICE REEF SITE 2718.089 8237.163 ALAN FISHER 2706.042 8227.999 VENICE REEF SITE 2717.182 8235.897 LYNN SILVERTOOTH 2652.236 8226.441 M-14 CONCRETE DP RLF 4 42 3 43 2 42 4 43 4 43 6 48 78 10 105 10 9 70 7 78 42 2 6 3 11 3 60 4 60 4 60 4 50 50 21 3 64 2 65 12 64 12 63 12 63 12 60 12 63 12 63 12 63 12 63 12 40 8 48 6 42 5 10 13 2 10 10 2 42 5 42 5 43 8 63 7 10 10 2 10 2 10 41 4 110 4 52 5 14 10 2 63 5 65 12 105 4 105 15 105 4 105 14 40 8 10 9 2 63 10 28 3 30 2 23 3 23 3 28 5 31 2 28 3 30 2 43 5 Tampa Bay Local Shipwrecks Sarasota 1- Bayronto 26.45.830 82.50.860 Artificial Reef information on this page is provided by multiple sources. For detailed information log on to www.myfwc.com. 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. 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 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. 4 Marco Island 6 5- Pegasus Wreck 26.33.130 82.43.415 Everglades City 7 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 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. 7- Baja California 25.21.522 82.31.901 Key West 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. 4 8 This locator map and listing of some of our local area s more interesting shipwrecks gives a bit of information about each of those wrecks which went to the briny deep either by mishap act of war or violent weather. There are many more but those listed are of verified identity and location. Others are known but the ravages of time in the sea have reduced them to little more than memories. www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 29 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast more all the time. We create endless toys and gadgets yet we are never truly satisfied. We are natural creatures that has lost touch with nature and ever since we gained the knowledge of the gods we have destroyed and abused the natural world around us. Balance must happen. Things can only go for so long before something gives. It s Yin and Yang baby. Hang on things are about to get interesting. Speaking of balance and me exercising my ADHD. Since there has been no real pressure on the snook and people QUIT SNAGGING TARPON The fishing should be spectacular. One more note before I go- I didn t post that Dirty Harry picture last month..... that was a fluke with the publisher. I m not confrontational by nature but I am a Southern Boy Cracker to the core that loves his home state and the natural playground I have been blessed with. It is my inherent duty to watch over it while I m here. Fresh off the Dock Buying a Boat Lift What you need to know. You have finally purchased your dream boat or waterfront property You know you need a boat lift. What information do you need to make an educated choice We are sharing with you a series of important facts that will help you make this decision. Each month we will feature topics ranging from Drive Units Bunks Aluminum vs. Galvanized Drum Switch vs. Remote Control with Autostop Types of Lifts etc. Part 2 Aluminum vs. Galvanized Steel Boat lifts The difference between aluminum and galvanized steel is obtained by comparing the properties of both. Aluminum is a metal and it has all the attributes of metal. It is ductile corrosion resistant and flexible. Aluminum is also weather resistant and can be machined thinned into wires and sheets or soldered. Aluminum makes alloys in conjunction with other metals and aluminum alloys are known for their lightweight and cost effective properties. Whereas galvanized steel is obtained carbon steel is dipped in molten zinc which clings onto the steel like a thin film. This is done to prevent corrosion. Although galvanizing will inhibit attack of the underlying steel rust will eventually be inevitable especially when exposed to the natural acidity of rain or salt water. Steel is an alloy of iron and known for its strength and used in various construction or building material applications. Boat Lift Brent the With boat lifts in Southwest Florida aluminum is preferred over galvanized steel. Aluminum will not rust which is the biggest advantage they offer over galvanized lifts in our salt water environment. Aluminum boat lifts have stainless steel hardware where galvanized boat lifts use galvanized steel hardware. Aluminum boat lifts can have the cradle size reduced by cutting the aluminum cradle beams. If you cut or scratch the galvanized coating off a galvanized steel lift it will rust and continue to peel the galvanization off of the steel. Aluminum lifts weigh less than galvanized steel lifts as aluminum is lighter than steel. Most lift manufacturers make aluminum boat lifts. The picture below provides a visual comparison between aluminum and galvanized steel on a boat lift that has been exposed to the Southwest Florida elements. Local water is in the eighties and the fishing has exploded like I was waiting for. The afternoon high tides have been producing juvenile tarpon by the number and snook fishing is as easy as it has been in a while. I was posted up at the Matlacha bridge around four in the afternoon drifting large pilchards jumping tarpon with my snook pole. I got five jumps within eight feet from where I hooked him. Most of you know and a lot of you don t- I fish with my own design of a snook pole. I got a patent on a shock suppression system for your fishing pole that prevents break offs no matter how big the fish is.... unless its a Goliath or shark. everything else comes up The pilchards are as big as your hands right now and the gamefish and pelicans are gorging themselves. Greenbacks are plentiful as well as the pinfish. I keep getting converts for kayak fishing. Every time I take someone out they always ask how much a kayak costs. Folks are getting tired of the maintenance and traffic encountered in the motorized sections foe the waterways. People are getting tired of the Death murder and mayhem that is spewed by the Bubble Headed Bleach Blonde that comes on at five she can tell you about the plane crash with a gleam in her eye Too bad she can t get air past her veneers and she sounds like she has a perpetual cold. Chad Oliver is now my source of knowledge Okay I have a question to something I already know the answer to. Why do chemtrails appear 24 to 36 hours before every low pressure system tracking from Tampa to the Glades Kayaking lets you escape all of that as well as your remote control. I discovered a secret that I want to share with you. We created the material world we live in. We always strive for bigger better faster and PS I want to take a moment to thank Roger Dean Chevrolet as they did a great job on my daughters car and got me out of there with a fair price so thank you Roger Dean. We ll be back. Till next month Love & Light. snookcowboy gmail.com 30 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 31st Annual Suncoast Boat Show Signals Industry Strength Across All Categories SARASOTA Fla. (April 25 2013) - Organizers of the Suncoast Boat Show announced banner-year results from the 2013 show which took place from April 19-21 at Marina Jack in downtown Sarasota. Attendance increased by 17 percent compared to 2012 and exhibitor revenue increased by 9 percent. On display in the water were 155 new and used boats compared to 133 in 2012. The number of new boats in-water at the show increased by 25 percent. There were also more boats on land this year compared to last. The category that saw the largest increase was new boats under 45 feet with a 28 percent gain from 2012. The number of exhibitors also increased by two percent. This year s Suncoast Boat Show was a strong finish to our show season said Efrem Skip Zimbalist III CEO of Show Management the company that owns the show. This is the fifth boat and yacht show we have produced in the last six months and are pleased to say that the marine industry continues to head in a positive direction. The Gulf Coast s leading boat dealers displayed a wide variety of boats including personal watercraft center consoles cruisers sportfishers and motor yachts. Among the many notable boats and dealers was Cannons Marina which offered a terrific assortment of new boats from Grady White Scout Jupiter and Southwind. Yacht Registry displayed the 2012 Sabre 38 Salon Express and the 2013 Back Cove 34. Leading marine accessories and products were also on display from companies including Slide Moor Florida Bow Thrusters Teakdecking Systems Robert Webber classic yacht art and Lazy Buns makers of high-quality water floats for the boat beach or pool. There was also a wide selection of paddleboards canoes and kayaks marine electronics and fishing gear. We were very impressed with both the attendance this year and the quality of prospects on the docks said Darren Plymale vice president of Galati Yacht Sales. We were able to write several contracts during the show and provide our team with many leads as we make our way into the spring selling season. We are very pleased with the outcome of this year s event. The 31st Annual Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota is owned and produced by Show Management and sponsored by Lincoln Budweiser BoatQuest.com and Gosling s Rum. For more information call 800-940-7642 or visit ShowManagement.com. Like the Suncoast Boat Show on Facebook at facebook.com SuncoastBoatShow follow the show on Twitter at twitter.com boatshowupdates and tune into Boat Show TV at youtube.com showmanagement. Three new beach projects starting this summer Lee County is launching three beach nourishment projects this summer thanks in part to federal funding that came early to the county because of last summer s Tropical Storm Debby. Among the projects - Captiva and northern Sanibel 6.4 miles of beaches from Redfish Pass to Bowman s Beach will be nourished. Local partner Captiva Erosion Prevention District will work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Lee County Natural Resources. Federal and state dollars will cover about 50 percent of the project 21 million cost. Work is expected to begin in early August and be completed by year s end. - Gasparilla Island Boca Grande 3.1 miles of shoreline from 17th Street to Boca Grande Pass will be nourished. The Corps DEP and Lee County Natural Resources will handle the 10.5 million project with 79 percent of the funding coming from the state and federal government. Work is expected to span Labor Day to Thanksgiving. - Lover s Key and Bonita Beach A mile at Bonita Beach and a mile at Lover s Key State Park will be put under the same project which is being done by the DEP Lee County and the City of Bonita Springs. Combining projects is estimated to save taxpayers 1 million total cost will be about 5.2 million with work starting in September and ending in early 2014. The three new projects were in the planning phase when in June 2012 Tropical Storm Debby brought storm surge and high waves to Lee County s shoreline for three days. It caused extensive damage to dunes and the high-beach area. Documentation of the impact was used to expedite project schedules and justify increased federal and state funding. Additionally a 1 million Blind Pass project has just been completed. The pass straddles the north end of Sanibel and south tip of Captiva and was dredged for environmental purposes. The dredged sand was used to nourish a half mile of critically eroded shoreline on northern Sanibel. DEP and Lee County handled the project with nearly 20 percent of funds coming from the state. Taking care of its beaches is a priority for Lee County which has 4.7 million visitors a year. Nourishment projects such as these ensure the beauty of the beaches as well as their environmental health for protected species such as sea turtles and nesting shorebirds. 06-01 06-01 06-01 06-01 06-02 06-02 06-02 06-02 06-03 06-03 06-03 06-04 06-04 06-04 06-04 06-05 06-05 06-05 06-05 06-06 06-06 06-06 06-06 06-07 06-07 06-07 06-07 06-08 06-08 06-08 06-08 06-09 06-09 06-09 06-09 06-10 06-10 06-10 06-10 06-11 06-11 06-11 06-11 06-12 06-12 06-12 06-12 06-13 06-13 06-13 06-13 06-14 06-14 06-14 06-15 06-15 06-15 06-15 06-16 06-16 02 16 AM 09 28 AM 03 19 PM 09 14 PM 03 02 AM 10 04 AM 04 37 PM 10 52 PM 03 44 AM 10 39 AM 05 38 PM 12 14 AM 04 23 AM 11 11 AM 06 27 PM 01 22 AM 04 59 AM 11 43 AM 07 10 PM 02 19 AM 05 32 AM 12 13 PM 07 48 PM 03 07 AM 06 02 AM 12 42 PM 08 23 PM 03 47 AM 06 31 AM 01 13 PM 08 57 PM 04 20 AM 07 01 AM 01 45 PM 09 30 PM 04 48 AM 07 37 AM 02 20 PM 10 03 PM 05 14 AM 08 20 AM 02 58 PM 10 37 PM 05 43 AM 09 11 AM 03 40 PM 11 13 PM 06 14 AM 10 11 AM 04 27 PM 11 51 PM 06 49 AM 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Largest Fleet Worldwide 300 Ports Nationwide One Membership applies to ALL recreational boats you own rent or borrow anywhere in the world Sign up online at Like us on (239) 945-1664 www.towboatuscapecoral.com 33 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Dear Dad For as long as I can remember my love for the outdoors has overflowed thanks to my dad. Whether we were traipsing through the woods looking for deer or chasing Snook in the mangroves my childhood revolved around the outdoors. I never thought I would get the opportunity to repay my dad for all the values and knowledge he instilled in me when he and my mom moved to North Georgia. Until the day he called and said he was coming to visit Cory and I on his birthday weekend in April. He had no intentions of fishing. He was coming down to work and take care of business and was then going to head back north. Little did he know Cory and I had other plans for him. Tarpon fishing had just started to kick off and I knew this was my chance. After Cory and I got done with our morning charter on April 14th we gave the birthday boy a call and said meet us down at Four Winds Marina and lets go wet a few lines. We caught some Snook a couple trout and a handful of Redfish. All we needed was a Tarpon and his birthday inshore slam would be complete So we anchored up chucked a few cut mullet out and waited. The rods all took their turns at doubling over but not for Tarpon for sharks. I was beginning to get discouraged but was not ready to give up. As the talk of heading in started one last rod doubled over and started peeling drag. When I saw the giant Silver King take flight my heart soared right with it. I looked at my dad who had the biggest smile on his face and without saying a word he grabbed the rod headed to the bow of the boat and started the battle with a beautiful creature. We exchanged many smiles and laughs and when he told me that catching the 100lb Tarpon was the best birthday present he s ever received I cried like a baby. Even though it was not his first Tarpon the joy I felt from reversing the tables and taking him on an adventure was enough to last me a lifetime. Cory and I get to take all kinds of people out to catch their first of whatever it is we are targeting but to be able to share this experience with someone who taught me so much and who means as much as they do was truly indescribable. So Happy Birthday dad from Capt Cory & First Mate Kayla at Falling Tide Charters. The U.S.S. Constitution The U.S.S. Constitution (Old Ironsides) as a combat vessel carried 48 600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (i.e. fresh water distillers). However let it be noted that according to her ship s log On July 27 1798 the U.S.S. Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men 48 600 gallons of fresh water 7 400 cannon shot 11 600 pounds of black powder and 79 400 gallons of rum. Her mission To destroy and harass English shipping. Making Jamaica on 6 October she took on 826 pounds of flour and 68 300 gallons of rum. Then she headed for the Azores arriving there 12 November. She provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and 64 300 gallons of Portuguese wine. On 18 November she set sail for England. In the ensuing days she defeated five British men-of-war and captured and scuttled 12 English merchant ships salvaging only the rum aboard each. By 26 January her powder and shot were exhausted. Nevertheless although unarmed she made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland. Her landing party captured a whiskey distillery and transferred 40 000 gallons of single malt Scotch aboard by dawn. Then she headed home. The U. S. S. Constitution arrived in Boston on 20 February 1799 with no cannon shot no food no powder no rum no wine no whiskey and 38 600 gallons of water. GO NAVY 34 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Haul-Out to 75 Tons Bottom Paint Water Access at Marker 72 Outboard & Mercruiser Certified PLATINUM DEALER PARTS - SALES - SERVICE - WARRANTY New & Used 14070 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers Fl. 33919 Boat Sales Misty Harbor Pontoon Boats www.libertymarine.com www.thelastpirate.net 707-9548 or 707-3351 Pirate Hunters The life of a pirate was not an easy one. In addition to the dangers presented by a nomadic life upon the sea rovers faced the constant threat of capture a fate that usually led directly to the hangman s noose. Over the centuries European governments weary of piratical disruption of New World trade and shipping assigned men to hunt the sea rogues down. A couple of these pirate hunters became well known for their ability to end the careers of those who sailed under the black flag. The first man came from Spain. King Phillip stepped in and had him freed on the condition that he root out and destroy the French pirates at their new base on the east coast of Florida. Almost 200 years later the English crown faced a similar situation around the Bahamas. In 1717 King George tasked a veteran mariner named Woodes Rogers with ending the Golden Age of Pirates. Under naval escort Rogers sailed to New Providence landing on the Bahamian island July 1718. The pirates knew he was coming but instead of putting up a fight most of them simply left. Most of the 600 who remained laid down their swords and eye patches and accepted a pardon Rogers offered on behalf of King George. The only pirate to seriously contest Rogers authority was Charles Vane who set fire to a ship and sailed away. Vane fired a mock salute to Rogers as he departed an insult that infuriated the new governor of the Bahamas. Rogers hired two of the former pirates Benjamin Hornigold and Thomas Burgess to track down the scallywags who had rejected the pardon. Hornigold who happened to be Blackbeard s mentor sailed off and captured a few. These pirates were brought back to New Providence tried and hung. Eventually Vane was also captured and executed for his numerous offences. Rogers represented the British government in the Bahamas for many years after and pirates never threatened the port again. So in 1665 Menendez led a fleet of 30 ships across the Atlantic. On their way to attack the French the Spanish convoy was scattered by a fierce storm. Many vessels sank. Menendez survived though his battle group had shrunk to just five ships and 600 men. Nevertheless he pushed on and founded a new Spanish colony called St. Augustine waiting there for word of the French. When the French pirate fleet finally left their base at Fort Caroline Menendez attacked the few French pirates defending the fort. He ruthlessly executed all survivors and waited for the French fleet to return. Another battle ensued as the French ships sailed back to port with Menendez the victor once again. And just as before he executed all 200 prisoners. Once the French base had been wiped out piracy against the Spanish treasure fleets ended for a time. King Phillip was so pleased the monarch appointed Menendez governor of Havana. In 1562 the Spanish king Phillip II appointed a nobleman named Pedro de Menendez de Aviles to head up the annual treasure fleet as captaingeneral. Menendez was under strict orders to protect the shipment of Spanish gold from Caribbean pirates. Most of the pirates that plagued the Spanish West Indies were French. Menendez knew them well. As a businessman he owned merchant vessels that had been avoiding these pirates for years along the Spanish Main. Menendez proved successful on that first voyage for the Spanish throne but oddly enough upon his return to Spain he was arrested and found guilty of smuggling. Wilson Hawthorne earned a BFA in Writing (University of Georgia 1983) and has been writing for print and television ever since. After moving to Cape Coral FL in 1988 and years of plying local waters in his boat the story came naturally to Hawthorne. Once he had bounced the idea off his children he knew the tale had promise and began work on the book in the summer of 2008. The Last Pirate is his debut novel. A sequel The Cajun Pirate is now available in stores and online. 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2.79 -0.70 1.98 0.78 2.68 -0.55 1.99 0.72 2.49 -0.31 2.01 0.69 2.25 -0.02 2.03 0.65 1.99 0.29 2.06 0.60 1.76 0.57 2.08 0.51 1.58 0.80 2.11 0.38 1.51 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 35 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com BROKE BACK MULLET TONIGHT- EAST WINDS 25 TO 30 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 45 KNOTS. SEAS 9 TO 12 FEET. INLAND WATERS VERY ROUGH. SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING... THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT. TOMORROW- EAST WINDS 20 TO 25 KNOTS. SEAS 7 TO 10 FEET. INLAND WATERS ROUGH. SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING... THEN SHOWERS LIKELY AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SATURDAY NIGHT- EAST WINDS 15 TO 20 KNOTS. SEAS 6 TO 8 FEET. INLAND WATERS CHOPPY. SCATTERED SHOWERS. - NOAA So with this kind of news and radar that looks like a Salvador Dali painting just what is a fisherman to do Can your man handle the idleness of a Saturday morning with not much to do in the outdoors Ladies are you alarmed if you find your fisherman sitting around a table handling his mullet Would those alarm bells go off if he picks up and heads out to go shopping If he told you that he was going shopping to accessorize could you catch flies with that wide open jaw Then maybe you should look at this a bonding moment. It is not a crisis in your life but this is an opportunity to help explore your fisherman s truer deeper identity. Your shopping experience might just surprise you. He would love to have your input on finding that perfect skirt to go with his mullet. Do not let anyone tell you that men real men hate to go skirt shopping. Real men love to buy skirts. Skirts come in some many colors pinks reds blues greens yellows purple and even blacks. Even these have many variances on the colors and shadings of each. With so many colors to choose from a fisherman needs to have the sage advice from one who knows just how to accessorize. Is the mood he is trying to set something light & festive in which a white & pink or a green & yellow combination maybe more appropriate however if the mood is a little heavier then would a black & purple or a black & read combination fit better. Besides the variety of colors there is a variety of materials to select as well. Should the mullet be dressed in feathers or will a plastic neoprene fit look better. After the color and material is chosen what kind of flash does your man s mullet need Should it have a sparkly head or a head that makes a lot of splash There are several different options to choose from even the option of having your man s mullet go naked. Concave vs. convex. Knowing how the head will function lets you into your fisherman s inner circle a few more feet at a time. Will he like to drag with smoke trails or drag his mullet just under the surface You know your fisherman better than anyone else so you know what he is looking for to impress his buddies Once the mullet is fully decked out with the latest accessories your man s mullet has to be finished off. So once again you might find your fisherman sitting around the table handling his mullet thinking of just how to rig it. The mullet needs to be bound so then this opens up another series of decisions. Depending upon who or what the target is he may be considering using either mono or wiring. If it s a toothy critter then definitely use the wire on the mullet. For anything less then tie up that mullet with mono. A set of crimps is necessary to tie off the mullet however in order to keep that mullet acting right do not forget the chin weight. The chin weight should match up to the size of the mullet. As fisherman we also overstate the size of our fish so know this if the weight is too light then your mullet may spin and if it is too heavy then the mullet will run deeper then he wants it to and this will change the action on the mullet. In order to complete the rigging of your mullet the size of the hook is important. The hook size is directly portioned to the size of the mullet and the targeted species. We need to know just what mullet uses a 12 ought and which will use a 6 ought. The sharpness of the hook reflects the mouth of the targeted species. For bill fish diffently use the laser sharpened hooks for better penetrating power. For rigging your ensemble the hook is then inserted into the head of the mullet while the leader is passed through a hole in the top of your mullet created by taking an ice pick and stabbing the mullet head with a single powerful strike. It is important to have the leader pass through the hole in the head of the mullet and through the eye of the hook. The weight is applied to the tag end of the leader so the weight comes under the chin of the mullet thus your mullet is ready to be crimped tight. The chosen accessories are applied before and in front of your mullets head. Now if the weather cooperates we will see if there are any takers for your split-tail mullet. Best Wishes for Fishing Jacksonville Protect your boat this summer Protected basin on the Caloosahatchee Brackish water for less bottom growth (239) Floating docks for better surge protection Full time dock staff and 24 hour security 437-0881 Storm prep and mechanical services available N26.31.760 W081.56.778 Peace of mind at Gulf Harbour Marina 36 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Eastern Healthcare Q Doctor I ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true A Heart only good for so many beats and that it.. Don t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer Take nap. Q Should I reduce my alcohol intake A Oh no. Wine made from fruit. Brandy distilled wine that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up Q How can I calculate my body fat ratio A Well if you have body and you have fat your ratio one to one. If you have two body your ratio two to one. Q What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program A Can t think of single one sorry. My philosophy No pain...good Q Aren t fried foods bad for you A YOU NOT LISTENING Food fried in vegetable oil. How getting more vegetable be bad Q Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle A Oh no When you exercise muscle it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach. Q Is chocolate bad for me A You crazy HEL-LO-O Cocoa bean Another vegetable It best feel-good food around Q Is swimming good for your figure A If swimming good for figure explain whale to me. Q Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle A Hey Round is shape Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. And remember Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body but rather to skid in sideways Chardonnay in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up totally worn out and screaming WOO-HOO what a ride AND.... For those of you who watch what you eat here s the final word on nutrition and health. It s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies. 1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. 3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans 4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans... 5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans. The Pirates Have Feathers Over the blue-green water we fly Wing tips touching when waves crest high Not a sound do you hear as we scavenge around For some flashing speck a meal we ve found. Circle up high the three of us do And race straight down into the water so blue Wings folded back as far as they ll go It s time to plunder the treasure below. Splash one splash two splash three feathered friends Hey Mister Fish this could be your end Beaks wide open and eyes squinty closed Sometimes we miss you never know. Pop to the surface our heads held up proud Some brown some yellow a strange looking crowd Bills filled with fish almost too big to swallow We cackle and squawk we ll party tomorrow. A breeze comes up that gets under our wings So we flap and stumble it s one of those things Graceful is hardly what you would call it As Pirates with wings take off with some mullet. Up in the air again scanning the docks For some nodding fisherman with an open bait box And there he sits with his pole in the water Not paying attention to the feathered marauders. Slowly they waddle on up to the feast And the big old pelicans bury their beaks Shrimp go flying in every direction Now we have done it to perfection. The lazy old man barely opens his eye He laughs to himself as the pelicans fly I have no hook on the end of my line The Pirates have come to help pass the time. By Tom Olden sailboatom yahoo.com CONCLUSION Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you. Where Skye Meets Water Misty Harbor s newest model Skye In Misty Harbor s Skye there is no limit to comfort and luxury. We have completely redesigned the Skye from the bottom up by adding teak vinyl as standard flooring on the aft deck and providing the option for snap-in carpet inside the panels. 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