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TM September - 2013 Visiting and Exploring Florida s Gulf Coast .com SW Florida Coastal Information Get your Fishing License over the phone in 3 minutes Free Monthly www. (888) 347-4356 NauticalMileMagazine Photo Capt. Gregg McKee Filet & Release Sept 14 - Page 10 pg 11 Lee County 80 page Marine Resource Guide and Tide Book in stores now The Wendy-B Page 20 (239) 283-3962 St. James City Haul Outs Hydraulics Fiberglass work Towers & T-Tops Ship Store Boat Sales Rocket Trailers Bottom Painting (239) 283-0200 Pineland Marina MARINE BETA MARINE SNOOK SEASON IS OPEN One of SW Florida s Largest Selections of Inshore & Offshore Tackle Full selection of rods & reels CUSTOM ROD BUILDING & REPAIRS e ar G at up FULL SERVICE TACKLE OUTFITTER (239) 540-FISH 3714 Del Prado Blvd. - Cape Coral 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 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 04 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast You can tell what kind of a mood a woman is in by looking at her hands. For example- if she s holding a gun she may be upset..... September 2013 from the Publisher Don t Drink the WaterWell the fresh water flow is taking its toll in Pine Island Sound. I ve never seen it this bad and I m starting to get a bit nervous about the long term effects. I think it s much more serious than we re being lead to believe by media. I got a disturbing e-mail about how scientists have evidence of a recent bacteria being the cause of death for the 55 dolphins and several manatee in the east coast page 9. I met a guy at a boat ramp that s new to the area and just started fishing. He asked me how I deal with tower boats and mullet fishermen racing by when you re trying to fish. Well it happens to me almost every day I fish and I have no advise. If you look close at the tower boats you ll probably notice that the driver is under 30 and thinks he s a professional fishing Guide . He s not. No pro would do something that rude to other fishermen. Those are usually kids with wealthy dads that bought them a 70k flats boat with hopes of them being able to earn their own money someday..... They have no respect for other boaters or fishermen and most likely never will. They don t last long because they don t get a lot of return-business. Blow them off they re not worth getting upset over. The mullet boats on the other hand most of those guys I find to be polite but they do run the shoreline looking for mullet without checking the area for fishermen first. This happens to me about once a month at the most it s not a big deal. Below is a plug for our updated website. The page traffic has never been higher and we ve added more things at the request of local boaters. The Tides Book we just put out is online in a digital format and the LeeCountyBoater.com site has dozens of pages including a yellow-page style directory for the entire local marine industry. If you re looking for more web traffic trade links with us. Reciprocation links is in Google s top 10 of what they look for in search criteria. 1 is a submitted site map which less than 1% of websites in America have.... and people wonder why they re so far down in Google or other search engines. A new word for taking money from unsuspecting businesses is SEO . It stands for Search Engine Optimization. Don t let companies try to sell you a SEO package for thousands of dollars it only takes a couple hours to optimize a website and any webmaster can do it. Webmasters sometimes try to pass it off to a SEO company so they don t have to be responsible for not knowing how to do it as simple as it is. If you hear this find another webmaster. I m not sure what has happened with weather predictions but I ve never seen data this inaccurate. A couple years ago I always used NOAA Marine Weather and found it to be 90% accurate within 3 days. Now it s 15% accurate within 12 hours. Hurricanes included. Meteorologists claim to know how many storms we ll have next year but they don t know what the winds will be in the morning..... The Annual Filet & Release is this month see page 10. I don t participate in many tournaments but this one is different- the money is accounted for. In 2007 they had 24 teams and raised 1 000 for Hope Hospice. In 2011 they had 48 teams and raised over 10 000. Last year they got 61 teams and raised over 15 000 for Hospice. I haven t seen 61 teams on a scoreboard in a while.... A lot of our readers visit Barnacles on Upper Captiva. They re going to their summer hours which will include being closed Mon - Wed. They just created new menus and are now managing vacation rental homes on Upper Captiva. Yes the Nautical Mile menu item made the cut.... Robin & I attended the Naples Marine Association Annual Dinner last month. It was on the Naples Princess and had a record turn-out. Nautical Mile has become a member and our Collier readership has grown well in the last 2 months since we expanded the paper to Naples Marco & Goodland. Robin Bo & I will be in Georgia for the first few days in September then on to a 50 mile hike in Maggie Valley in N. Carolina. We re starting to train for a trip to Spain in 2 years to walk the Camino. Robin could do the Camino with a 2 week notice. Me on the other hand will need the whole 2 years to get ready.... G-Loomis Accurate Reels Penn Gold Label Team Diawa - Top Shelf Native Eyewear Wooly Bugger Lures Old Harbor Gear Ross Fly Reels Star Rods - Maui Jim Hydyo Glow Lights Buff Headwear St. Croix - Bait Pens Quantum - Shimano Florida s Oldest G-Loomis Dealer Scientific Angler Master Dealer Cortland Certified Pro Shop Rod & Reel Repair Shop Caloosa & Cracker Cast Nets Performance Headwear Flies & Fly Tying Supplies Custom Rod Parts G-Loomis Clothing www.lehrseconomytackle.com Serving SW Florida since 1956 RENOVATIONS COMPLETE Publisher thenauticalmile gmail.com Cell (239) 980-5803 Light travels faster than sound. That s why some people seem bright till they open their mouth.... 1366 N. Tamiami Trail (Business 41) N. Ft. Myers Minutes from the Shell Factory www.LeeCountyBoater.com More useful information than any other website for Lee County s Marine Community 995-2280 Modern Technology...... with old Florida Schoolin www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Contact us TM M A G A Z I N E PO Box 486 - Bokeelia Fl. 33922 Office (239) 980-5803 Fax 790-1370 thenauticalmile gmail.com Homesick Snowbird I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read I miss Detroit . So I broke the window stole the radio shot out two of the tires added an Obama bumper sticker and left a note that read I hope this helps ....coming to Tarpon Point Marina Get your license on the phone in 3 minutes 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) IMPORTANT Regulations change with no notice Federal Regs www.gulfcouncil.org 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 SW Florida Coast Edition A U G U S T 4 6 7 8 9 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 16 17 18 19 20 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 36 37 38 38 2013 July from the Publisher The X-Fish What a Drag - Capt Joe Cassaro Business Card Directory Annual Shoreline Clean-Up Deadly Seaweed Annual Filet & Release Tournament New 80 Page Marine Resource Directory Top 5 Reasons to be a Boater the one that got away - Josh Ward Heather s Desk - Lee County Sea Tow Random Thoughts - Robin Griffiths Panhandle TowBoat has a new owner Fish are a snappin - Jennifer Wolter MIACC Afloat Couples Therapy - Barb Hansen Marking a Spot - Jim Hutchinson Sr. The Wendy-B - Capt. Terry Fisher GAME ON - Capt. Bill Russell GEM Remotes - BoatLift Brent Redfish by Name - Capt. Charles Epranian Recent Catches SW Florida Boat Ramps What is a PWC Steve Schumpert SW Florida Wrecks & Reefs WildFly Charters - Capt. Gregg McKee Days Afloat - Capt. Jim Kalvin His & Hers SW Florida Tides History Lesson Discover Bonita Bay - Capt. Jonathan Blake Wastin Time - Rob Darner Fishin with the Snook Cowboy September in PI Sound - Capt. Dick May Pirate s Code - Wilson Hawthorne Advertising in the Mile Contact our Writers When to Fish 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. 05 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Boat Trailer For Sale Moon Phases September New Moon Sept 5 Full Moon Sept 19 October New Moon Oct 5 Full Moon Oct 18 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. 400 OBO Call the Q man at (239) 768-2292 Contact us TM FLORIDA PO Box 486 - Bokeelia Fl. 33922 Office (239) 980-5803 Fax 790-1370 thenauticalmile gmail.com BOB AND ANNIE S YAMAHA - SUZUKI - MERCURY JOHNSON EVINRUDE - TOHATSU Aluminum Fabrication Bottom Painting Rocket Trailers Boat Sales o ut sk ab A Ship Store our ials Awlgrip Spec Haul Outs nthly o Hydraulics M Gel coat repairs Fiberglass work Towers & T-Tops Canvas & Upholstery St. James City wer e - Po s t s R iali Spec All makes and models of Inboards Outboards - Diesel - Generators - Hybrids - New 2nd Location Pineland Marina Boca Grande 13921 Waterfront Drive - Pineland Engine Service - Ship Store Matlacha Pine Island Cape Coral Captiva Ft. 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 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 6 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast FORM - FUNCTION - VERSATILITY The revolutionary Xfish Micro Skiff has brought back the WOW factor in boating Front Dry Locker Plano Tackle Box Front Battery Box Hand Laid Fiberglass with Synthetic Core Material 12 feet long by 39 inches wide Draft 4 inches Non-skid Deck Stainless Steel Hand Rails Stainless Steel Bow Towing Eye Enclosed Front and Rear Storage Compartments Outboard Motor Bracket pre-wired for trolling motor Two Rod Holders Swivel Padded Seat on Pedestal Available Options Trolling motor Outboard motor Cooler mounted seat Keel guard Custom colors Standard Equipment Versatility Power up your Xfish with a 2.5 HP gas motor or a 12 volt trolling motor. Either option provides a superior range to fish hunt and explore. The XFish is 12 feet in length and has a wide 39 inch beam for stability. Additionally the unique tunnel-hull design makes the Xfish the most stable skiff in its class. The Xfish is unmatched in its class and comes standard with features that many company s do not offer or only offer as options. Recessed ice chest hold with tackle box holder padded swivel seat in-deck dry storage and stainless steel grab rails. Function The Xfish the sharp bow entry provides more efficient water flow for a smoother ride and ease of paddling. Additionally there is no hull slap to alert fish to your presence. The XFish is suitable for a variety of markets and areas including fishing hunting exploring in coastal waters rivers lakes and ponds and would even be ideal as a low maintenance resort rental craft. Quality Made by Rigid Boats - The XFish features 100 percent hand-laid fiberglass tunnel-hull construction stainless steel hardware rub rail grab rails a stringer system foam floatation and is available in a variety of color combinations including camouflage for the avid hunter. 3441 Colonial Blvd Fort Myers (239) 277-7777 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 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 07 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast WHAT A DRAG Capt. Joe Cassaro Waterway BOAT LIFT COVERS SW Florida s Original BOAT LIFT COVER Company All aluminum construction. Over 6 000 covers installed. Engineered for local & state code Nobody can beat our QUALITY - ENGINEERING - PRICES Hello again This month was another awesome month down here in the Glades with more big fish and lots of em. The big sharks hid well for a couple of trips in the middle of the month but came back strong in the end. Snook and reds along with some insane sized mangrove snapper (for inshore anyway) held steady and pretty predictable all month. There were some heartbreaks as usual but that was due to people tinkering with my drags on more than a few occasions. I don t get it What are we out there trying to catch every time we leave the dock That s right. The biggest snook redfish tarpon or whatever. THE BIGGEST THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN At least that s what s on my mind on every cast to a bush every pop of a chug bug and every jerk of the jig. If I feel my bait get nervous and I feel it kicken a lil harder about to get slammed I get in a ninja stance ready for a battle royale. Check yo head then check yo gear There are big fish out there so why not be prepared. If you re fishin bushes or docks and throwing with the gear you use on flats well expect to get smoked. I m not sayin you can t get lucky and land a 20-30lb snook with 10lb line and a 2500 series reel but that s not stacking the odds in your favor. With the technology that s out there today and as light as tackle is nowadays it makes no sense to go out there under gunned unless of course losing BIG fish is your goal. A small but strong hook like a 1 0 Owner Gorilla lite is small and extremely strong. 40-50lb fluorocarbon leader 30lb braid and a stout medium heavy 7 ft rod with a 4000 series reel is a good start for mangrove and tight quarters fishing. But most of all when that slob slams your line BE READY EXPECT IT After all that s what you re going out there for in the first place. The reason for the bigger gear is so its possible to tighten your drag. Pretty much where you think its too tight until it cuts into your finger while testing it. Those true 40 and over snook will pull it anyway they just won t run 50 yds down the treeline. If you can hit the trolling motor and pull her out towards open water. And here try this Keep the rod in the water. I don t mean dance the rod tip around under the water an inch or two. Jam the rod as far down as it can go to keep her head down and your line down so it doesn t grab every barnacle and crusted mangrove branch that the fish is attempting to wrap you on. Most people say I didn t do it because I never heard that before. Well then take a minute to think on it. I m getting ALL WORKED UP thinking of this past years heartbreaks due to bad habits on a mindset I don t understand and people going out and deliberately stacking the odds against them. Ok I M DONE its just that losing big fish or even hearing about it makes me emotional but hey THAT S what it takes Tear em Up Since 1995 Lee County Charlotte County (239) 340-8429 (941) 505-0237 www.waterwayboatliftcovers.com Saltwater-Access St. James City Home For Sale Saltwater Access to Matlacha Pass 80X185 lot Metal Roof Large Bedrooms New A C & Water Heater Community Boat Ramp Fenced Yard New Boat Lift Look up 3778 Pine Tree Drive on www.zillow.com for more details and information (239) 565-1401 www.joesnook.com (239) 269-0695 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 08 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Businesses Directory TM M A G A Z I N E thenauticalmile gmail.com www.nauticalmilemagazine.com 40 Put your business card in the Nautical Mile for only a month Rite Angler Complete selection of terminal tackle for the serious fisherman ROCKET INTERNATIONAL BOAT TRAILERS Family Owned Since 1984 2360 Crystal Road FT. Myers Hubs - Springs - Axles Guide Poles - Lights Deemaxx Disk Brakes HD Keel Guides - Hardware (239) 466-7326 www.riteangler.com 1 4 mile north of Alico Road on US 41 We R e n Trailer t s Repairs and maintenance on any make or model trailer 16450 S. Tamiami Trail 12 Ft. Myers Fl. 33908 Parts and Service Open to the Public www.rockettrailers.com 888-728-2474 40 Put your business card in the Nautical Mile for only a month BOAT STORAGE Bokeelia Fishing Pier www.bokeeliafishingpier.com Gator Press P R I N T I N G The perfect home for your boat on Ft. Myers Beach PIER FISHING at its finest Drive to the end of Bokeelia Located behind Captain Con s Seafood Restaurant Jug Creek Access - No Slow Zones (239) 283-2244 Storage - Live Bait - Fuel - Wet slips - Detailing - Mechanic 450 Harbor Court Fort Myers Beach Great fishing for Snook Redfish Snapper Trout and more from our 300-foot pier Public Access Boat Ramp 1 mile past the post office North end of Bokeelia (239) www.mossmarine.com 765-6677 10 BOAT RAMP The Captain School Inc. Helping Mariners through the Maze OUPU - 6 Pack License Master Upgrade to Master Sailing Towing At your service since 1967 Safety Harbour INSURANCE CAPTAIN LICENSE BOAT INSURANCE Boats - Jet Skis - Motorcycle Auto - RV - Golf Cart - ATV Wind - Homeowners - Flood We don t just insure the island lifestyle.... we LIVE the island lifestyle And that s why we get it right Protect your Boat Protect your gear 1830 NE PINE ISLAND RD STE 170 CAPE CORAL Davidschuman3 allstate.com 10480 Stringfellow Road 4 St. James City Fl. 33956 www.safetyharbour.com 283-6136 PROPELLER SERVICE Your LOCAL USCG approved school (239) 549-0271 www.captainschool.com BURRIS INBOARD - OUTBOARD STERN DRIVE 905 SE 9th Terrace Cape Coral Felix Marine Serving SW Florida since 1966 MARINE ELECTRONICS CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS A C-D C WIRING & MULTI MEDIA AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION DIVE GEAR Largest selection in Lee County Capt. Pete s Diving Outfitters New & Used PROPELLER Propellers RECONDITIONING www.felixmarine.com INSTRUCTION - SALES - SERVICE ADVENTURE AND TRAVEL 4391 Colonial Blvd. 123 - Ft. Myers 239-772-3222 800-226-7767 936-6463 www.captpetes.com (239) 337-9564 Get your FREE copy today The semi-annual Lee County Tides book is an 80 page booklet with detailed tides and moons for 6 months at 10 Lee County locations all in one place. The book turns upside down half way through and the reverse side is a resource guide for the Lee County Marine Industry. Maps charts tides and several articles from local pros about fishing tides and moons. Get your free copy at your favorite tackle shop. If they don t have one find another tackle shop. www.LeeCountyTides.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 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 9 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP Hit the beaches Saturday September 21st is the annual COASTAL CLEANUP DAY coordinated by Keep Lee County Beautiful Inc. (KLCB) and sponsored globally by The Ocean Conservancy. From 9am to 12 noon volunteers of all ages are needed to help in this international grassroots effort to rid our coastlines of litter pollution and debris. Ocean trash ranks as one of the most serious pollution problems of our time. Cigarette butts food wrappers straws and grocery bags are the most common items littering our beaches and is only a fraction of what is typically found in the water. The goals of the Coastal Cleanup are to remove unsightly and environmentally harmful debris from Florida s coastline and waterways and to record the amounts and types of debris that is collected. This data is then used by The Ocean Conservancy to develop new environmental protection acts to prevent illegal and improper disposal of solid waste and raise public awareness about this preventable litter problem. Volunteers are asked to report to one of the listed sites below at 9 00 am on Saturday September 21 2013. Beverages donated by Coca-Cola & Nestle Water will be provided for volunteers at all cleanup sites. Disposal of the collected debris is being donated by Advanced Disposal and Waste Pro. 17 Bay Boat for sale 1997 Sea Pro 17CC Hull Garage kept for last 2 years Motor Trailer & accessories are new within 1 year F75 Yamaha 5 months old Boatmaster Competition Series Trailer Garmin 541s Chart Fish Finder Poling Platform Power Pole Bimini Top 22 Rod Holders Rubber Floor Pads Cooler Seat Live Well Turn Key Deal LED running & deck lights Anchor-Rope-Safety Gear iPod Stereo with JBL speakers New dual batteries w switch New fuel sending unit 21 gallons Yamaha F75- Top 35mph 100 HR service done August 2013 Pineland to Tween Waters & back 30mph - 4 gallons Sites include Bonita Beach Bunch Beach Fort Myers Beach and the Sanibel Community Foundation Site coordinators are available at each site and can authorize service-learning (volunteer) hours for students and to help assist volunteers. Contact Trish Fancher 239-334-3488 16 500 Deadly Seaweed FORT PIERCE -- August 2013 A Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute research team has isolated a toxin believed to be behind the mysterious deaths of manatees in the northern Indian River Lagoon. Samples of seaweed taken from the Banana River part of the northern lagoon was found to contain toxic glycosides which has been known to kill humans who eat it as well -- and with the same symptoms suffered by the dead manatees. This is the evidence of a specific toxin that could explain the manatee dieoffs said Brian Lapointe a research professor at Fort Pierce-based Harbor Branch a division of Florida Atlantic University. In the past year 111 manatees 51 dolphins and about 300 pelicans in the Brevard County stretch of the lagoon have died from unknown causes. Lapointe said glycosides have been linked only to the deaths of manatees which eat a seaweed called gracilaria when the staple of their diet sea grass isn t around. The northern lagoon has lost about 47 000 acres of sea grass because of algae blooms. Researchers have suspected toxins were responsible for the manatee deaths because the animals appeared to be healthy but drowned due to toxic shock-like symptoms Thomas R. Tom Reinert a research administrator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission told members of the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program Advisory Board at their spring meeting in Vero Beach. Lapointe said symptoms caused by eating glycosides match those suffered by the manatees difficulty breathing followed by paralysis and death by asphyxiciation. The dead pelicans and dolphins on the other hand have been emaciated and parasite-ridden -- apparently not victims of toxic shock except that dolphins and pelicans eat fish that eat gracilaria. But we could be looking at the same toxins killing in different ways Lapointe said because dolphins and pelicans eat fish that eat seaweed. Lapointe said people in other cultures particularly in the South Pacific eat gracilaria and glycosides in that seaweed has been linked to human deaths in Guam. Humans have died from eating just a little gracilaria just think about manatees that eat 30 or 40 pounds of the stuff. Lapointe noted glycosides have to be ingested to be harmful It isn t so much of a threat to touch it. High nitrogen levels in the water could be what triggers the gracilaria to produce toxins Lapointe said. We know that sewage seeping into the lagoon raises nitrogen levels Bingo that s a definite link. Lapointe and his team collected six seaweed samples May 29 in the lagoon near Cocoa Beach one of the hot spots for manatee deaths. In mid-July a research chemist at the National Ocean Service in Charleston S.C. isolated at least three varieties of toxins on microscopic algae sticking to gracilaria which led to the glycoside discovery. We re not finished looking Lapointe said. The gracilaria could contain more toxins than just this one. There are lots of other algaes up there (in the northern lagoon) that could be producing toxins we ve never seen before Ft. Myers Marine 2137 FOWLER ST. 239-334-7871 www.ftmyersmarine.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 10 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast The 9th Annual Fillet and Release Tournament is right around the corner so get your entry in now for the September 14 2013 event. You can enter online at www.filletandrelease4hospice.com. The tournament has grown each year with 2012 having 61 teams in the tournament and 15 565 donated to Hope Hospice. Organizer Amy Andrew said Committees have been busy gathering donations for the raffle and this year we have some really great contributions from area business and our sponsors. We are looking forward to working with Hope Hospice to increase our annual tournament donations to the organization. So far we have been able to donate over 42 500 since we started the event. Anglers first place winnings have increase year over year as well. This year a special appearance by the ZigZag Girlz will bet he day of the event. The Captain s meeting will once again be held at Bahama Breeze and the Weigh In at Matanzas Inn. Even if you don t fish come out to be a part of the fun and support Hope Hospice. You can have a great fish dinner watch the awards ceremony and have a chance to win some great raffle prizes Thank you to the following for your participation and sponsorships American Harvest Vodka Anisa Stewart Jewelry Bahama Breeze Beef O Brady s San Carlos Park Bennett s Brady Auto Terminal Bruce Hendry Insurance Dr. Tony D Agostino Cold Comfort Pottery Cooper Hotels Diversified Yacht Services DOA Lures Encore Bank Fishface Charters Fishware Outfitters Fort Myers Marine Great White Grill Gulf Access Realty Gulf Coast Site HD Supply Heads or Nails Salon Island Visions Jewel Kade - Kimberly DiStefano Landex Resorts International Loggerhead Contracting Martin Gembecki Mary Kay - Robin Griffith Matanza s Inn Nautical Mile Magazine Pieces of Eight Red Door Studio Risk Management Insurance Riverchase Dermatology Sandy Hook Scream Guitars Seminole Indian Casino T3 Communications The Edison Thirty One - Diane Hunt Three Fishermen Total Wine Waterbilly Wear West Marine Filet & Release 2013 September 14 - Ft. Myers Beach www.filetandrelease4hospice.com Get your license on the phone in 3 minutes 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) IMPORTANT Regulations change with no notice Federal Regs www.gulfcouncil.org 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 Charlotte County FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY Contact Publisher founder Jim Griffiths at (239) 980-5803 or e-mail him at thenauticalmile gmail.com www.joesnook.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 11 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast In stores now 80-page Lee County Marine Resource Guide something new from the Welcome to Lee County boating For 10 years our Nautical Mile office has been an exclusive source of information for Lee County s marine community. We also publish an annual boater s guide which has been converted to this bi-annual tide book. It started when I told a neighbor that I was thinking about a tides book and he said he doesn t need one he has a Smart Phone . I told him that I liked to fish high-tides in Bokeelia at sunrise till about 8am and asked him what the best days in August 2013 would be. 10 minutes went by and he gave up and asked me to save him a copy... Lee County is one of the most unique boating communities in Florida mostly because of outer coast. Our tides are strong around inlets but only vary about 2 feet. We have miles of Outer-Islands which protect our bays and offer a lot of fun and safe boating. We also have miles of beautiful beach shorelines that are 90% public. The Lee County marine community includes over 30 wateraccess restaurants more than 600 miles of canals about 40 public boat ramps 22 places to buy fuel on the water and more than 20 bait and tackle shops. Lee County offers first class inshore and offshore fishing and Pine Island Sound holds more Bottlenose Dolphins than any body of water of its size. Our marine industry got a lot of false and negative press about the oil spill so to help promote local boating our office produced a free DVD last year a 45 minute introduction to boating in Lee County. 10 000 were burned and available for free about 3 000 are left. www.GoBoatingLeeCounty.com Our waters are heavily protected by several law enforcement divisions including Sanibel Police Cape Coral Police State Fish and Wildlife officers the Lee County Sheriff Dept and the US Coast Guard. We have a few speed limits and some fishing regulations but authorities are pretty lenient. The Coast Guard does not respond unless lives are in danger. If you re stuck on a sandbar you ll be sorry if you don t have a tow plan. Two major companies provide one it s cheap and you ll need it one day. I m a member of both carriers. There s a lot more to this guide than tides. My favorite part is a section from local professional fishing guides about how they work tides and moons around their fishing habits. Most parts of Florida have no informational source for their boating community and we appreciate the opportunity to use our resources to help people discover boating. If you can think of anything we can include please let us know. If you re looking for a great day on the water make your way out to Barnacles Restaurant on Upper Captiva and order a Nautical Mile . They named a dish after us fresh local fish scallops and monster shrimp over a bed of black beans and rice YUMMY Enjoy boating and if there s any questions we can answer for you please contact us. Be safe on the water. Publisher - Nautical Mile thenauticalmile gmail.com Cell (239) 980-5803 Nautical Mile Magazine Detailed tides in 10 locations plus charts fishing regs fish ID & catch info GPS numbers wrecks & reefs water-access fuel restaurants.... and a LOT more Get your free copy at Four Winds Marina Lazy Flamingo Bokeelia Bob Annie s Pineland Pineland Marina Center Bait & Tackle Old Pine Island Marina Monroe Canal Marina Bob & Annie s St. James Doc Watson s Liquor Safety Harbor Insurance Burris Propeller Service Chiquita Bait & Tackle Crazy Lure Bait & Tackle Snook Hut Bait & Tackle TowBoat US Cape Office Sea Tow Cape Office Capt. Rob s Bait & Tackle Felix Marine Marine Trading Post Shoreline Lumber Diversified Yacht Ft. Myers Marine Lehrs Economy Tackle Action Welding Cape Tool & Tackle PI Chamber of Commerce Gulfside Marine Master Bait & Tackle Barnacles Island Resort www.LeeCountyTides.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 12 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Top 5 Reasons To Be A Boat Owner The irresistible draw of boating is clear to celebrities as we explained in our article on why Johnny Depp Alan Jackson and Billy Joel own boats and it s clear the rest of us boat owners as well. But it may be difficult to understand for those who don t already own boats. Does that include you dear reader If so allow us to introduce you to five indisputable scientific facts which will explain why you should go out and buy yourself a new boat post-haste. 1. Fuzzy Math Contrary to popular belief upon closer inspection boating is actually an excellent investment. The more time you spend on the water the more relaxed and tranquil you become strengthening your mind and body. In fact boating is one of the few known activities that has been proven to extend your natural life-span. For every 10 hour period spent on a boat you gain life by approximately 1.3 minutes times the square root of the length of your boat divided by beam. Thus your ability to remain in the workforce is extended eventually paying for your boat mooring expenses fuel costs and maintenance. If you use your boat for fishing add in the average number of casts you take per trip divided by the dollar amount you spend on bait minus the number of times you hook yourself. Here s the actual Boating Additional Life Span (BALS) equation for you mathematicians BALS 1.3 x ( LOA Beam) (C worms) ouch 2. Family Matters Boating helps to draw a family closer together. Want to spend more time with your textobsessed teenager Do you your spouse and your kids need to learn to work together as a team Are you looking for a way to reconnect with your sibling Boating can do all of these things for you. If only because you will be trapped together in an area slightly larger than a bathtub. 3. Save the Environment We all know that powerboats burn fossil fuels (and sailboaters talk so much about not burning fuel that their hot air contributes to global warming) but becoming a boat owner helps planet Earth in a multitude of ways. There are all kinds of nasty chemicals in fiberglass resin like styrene methyl ethyl ketone and uranium. By curing this nasty stuff into a boat hull it gets locked up into a solid form and can no longer do environmental harm. Of course people wouldn t just go out and make boat hulls if other people like you and me didn t buy them. So spending money on a boat gives scientists and boatbuilders the initiative they need to gather those chemicals together and turn them into boats. 4. Fame Once you buy a boat you ll be just like Johnny Depp Billy Joel and Alan Jackson--plus other famous boat owners including Tiger Woods Martha Stewart Dennis Rodman and George H.W. Bush. As fellow boat owners their fame will trickle down to you via a special kind of nautical osmosis. 5. Enjoyment Boating gives us a healthy sense of humor. (These five reasons are proof of that.) Because how can we not laugh at ourselves after spending half of our yearly salaries on an item that produces no income breaks half the time we use it and sucks all of our spare time away into some black hole If you don t own a boat just yet you still might not get it but one day you will. There s not a dedicated boater out there who can imagine life stuck on dry land--we love it that much. www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 13 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Just 1 2 mile south of the center in the Pine Island Winn-Dixie Plaza Mon - Sat 8-8 Sundays 10-5 Catching a Ferry Call ahead to have your order ready for pick-up. We ve served all of Pine Island Matlacha and the barrier islands since 1985. Family owned and operated Fax (239) 283-1595 283-1515 Josh Ward the one that got away Now as much as I d like to be able to sit here and tell you that I was of clear mind with ice water running through my veins the truth of the matter is that I was filled with about 80% adrenalin and 20% fear doubt. Unfortunately for me 80% adrenalin was more than enough to make an asinine decision seem plenty logical enough to execute. So there I was sitting in my kayak with the paddle across my lap the pole wedged in the designated kayak hole between my legs and a head lamp on full beam ahead. Immediately I started feeling that adrenalin fear doubt combination gradually begin to shift unfavorably. Nevertheless I tightened down the drag and began to reel myself out into the night toward the buoy located roughly 100 yards from the shore. My team watched on disapprovingly and nervous but with no choice other than to be supportive. I did everything I could to keep my mind focused on anything other than the most terrifying aspect of this entire endeavor what could possibly be waiting for me out there in the area around the buoy. Keeping my kayak pointed in the correct direction while simultaneously preventing it from flipping due to the suddenly developing rolling waves (all without a paddle in hand mind you) posed an extremely difficult challenge a challenge that required all of my focus and concentration. Yet as I continued to battle and reel the idea that I might be reeling myself directly into the area of a shark the guesstimated size of the one we had hooked grew increasingly real. With each yard I gained towards my latent final destination a percentage point of adrenalin was lost and replaced with that of combined fear and doubt. Between the navigating balancing of my kayak and the thought of JAWS out there licking his chops at the chance for a little revenge I literally began to repeat to myself out loud This is stupid...this is stupid...this is stupid... So did I think better of it and turn around No. What kind of story would that make for Twenty yards left. I wasn t sure whether to be relieved or terrified but it certainly seemed like the latter won out. Between the little moonlight available and the head lamp I was wearing I could see 3-5 feet into the water . . . which for me by the way is one of my least favorite and most unnerving parts about deploying baits. If a shark is going to swim up to my kayak I would rather not see it coming and just react to it when it actually happens instead of watching it approach and tensing up . . . but I digress. Unexpectedly I noticed some commotion surrounding my kayak. Small bait fish spontaneously began jumping frantically all around me including one that landed inside my kayak itself. Automatically my mind told me that this massive predator was in my immediate vicinity. It had to be. Why else would these little fish be freaking out Of course there were plenty of other plausible explanations but that fun combo of adrenalin fear doubt was back at it again. This shark was right under me. I knew it. Every part of me wanted to freeze and not move a muscle. But did I Fellow Hookers I think by now we ve established that common sense was not really in play so of course I pressed on. Ten yards left. My heart had been beating out of my chest almost this entire voyage out but what I saw next darn near made it stop all together. At the buoy I saw the top of the 12 cable leader begin to surface. A jolt of nervous energy shook my body and widened my eyes as I said aloud Oh my God... No longer was it just a thought of this shark being in the immediate area somewhere swimming around with the line simply wrapped around the buoy. No longer was it a lingering question as to where exactly this ancient killing machine was. The truth was right in front of me. If that shark was still hooked it was waiting for me at the buoy. This was now a fact. My body started to shake with fright as I completed my journey out to the buoy itself. I was there at the buoy with the top of the leader close to the tip of my fishing pole. If this animal was still on the other end of the leader it was only 12 under me. Think about that. Better yet put yourself in this situation. A shark with the potential to be wider than your kayak and twice the length of it could be 12 beneath where you re sitting vulnerably at the surface. Is it a coincidence that the midpoint between the shark and I was 6 feet under the water Not an easing feeling to say the least but one I had voluntarily put myself in. Using the fishing pole I attempted to free the leader all the while hoping to God that whatever could be below didn t decide to rise up in furor at the cause of its current predicament. Failing to make much progress I finally built up enough nerve to glance over the side of the kayak in search of a body outline . . . a tail . . . the head . . . oh please not the head . . . a fin . . . anything to confirm that my self-imposed nightmare was or was not happening. I looked down and there it was the answer confirmation and culmination all in one. After cutting the leader with cable cutters I paddled my way back to shore and arrived physically emotionally exhausted to a relieved and curious team. To end this two part story I think it s only fair that I present you all with the exact conversation my team and I had Team Well . . . Me Well . . . I m alive and well and so is it. Team Okay but what did you see Silence Me I saw the reason why I will NEVER do anything like that ever again . . . that s what I saw. Josh Ward - Co-Owner Shark Hookers LLC SharkHookers gmail.com www.facebook.com sharkhookers 2408 Andalusia Blvd. Cape Coral Specializing in custom marine products since 1994 (239) 458-3860 www.actionweld.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 14 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Felix Marine MARINE ELECTRONICS CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS A C-D C WIRING & MULTI MEDIA AIR CONDITIONING & REFRIGERATION 936-6463 Serving SW Florida since 1966 www.felixmarine.com Did you know statistics say most drowning accident victims are usually men between the ages of 26 - 50 years old Most of them are also experienced boaters and typically know how to swim I found this statistic intriguing so I did a little research on boating accidents. 75% of boating accidents are human error 15% of accidents are due to environmental reasons and 10% is equipment failure. Heather Fabrizzi properly working. Keep a handheld battery operated spotlight on board as a back up. You don t want to end up in the dark without these lights working. Make sure other boaters see you Environmental Reasons 15% Weather patterns in the summer can be quite dangerous. Remember we live in the lightning capitol of the world our thunderstorms can be quite severe at times and approach quickly. Just last month a storm developed over Fort Myers Beach with intense lightning and heavy rain. There was a lady on board a pontoon boat with her family and found herself in a panic due to the conditions. The water was rough and she could not see in front of her boat and she quickly began to panic. She made it back to the Marina with guidance safely but there are a few things she could have done to try and prevent this scary scenario from happening. It is important to keep an eye out for storms... watch for dark skies even if they are in the distance. A lot of times you can tell with the changes in the air Notice how the humidity will drop and there seems to be more moisture in the air plus changes in the wind and don t forget trust your instincts If you have a VHF radio on board feel free to hail us on the radio and we will be more than happy to check the weather and direction in your area for you. Plus if you have a smart phone on board Sea Tow Ft. Myers (239) 945-4820 Human Errors 75% Drowning accidents are usually due to human carelessness of not wearing a life jacket. Typically people don t want to wear them because they are too bulky too hot or they affect their tan lines. Find one that suits you they come in many different types. Thankfully we live in an environment where hypothermia is not a huge factor but exhaustion and dehydration is serious. It is required by law to make sure you have as many life jackets on board as you do passengers but it is not the law to make you wear them unless you fall under these criteria s 1. Children under the age of 6 must wear at all times while your vessel is under the length of 26 and is underway. 2. Anyone on any type of PWC like a jet ski. 3. If you re on a PaddleBoard outside of a designated swim zone. Not only will the life jacket keep you afloat but it will also make yourself easier to spot in the event of an emergency. Try to remember to get into the habit of wearing your lifejacket because in the even of an emergency you might not have a chance to put it on. Boating Stress- As a boater you need to watch out for other boaters but don t stress over someone else. I am constantly hearing people yell on the radio Slow Speed Min Wake You are responsible for your own wake Yes this is true but let the FWC and Lee County Sheriff do their job. Try to stay away from people that cause stress on you and report them to the Sheriff s Dept. or Coast Guard. Remember to try and stay calm in any scenario. Adding alcohol to your adventures can also add stress in many avenues. Make sure you have a designated skipper with boating experience if you plan on drinking. Nighttime boating is like another world. If you are not familiar with being on the water in the dark make sure you have all the proper equipment you need to be able to see and be seen. Make sure your port (Left Red) light and starboard (Right Green) lights are working. Make sure your stern light (white light seen only from behind the vessel) and Masthead light (white light shines forward and to both sides) are you can download our fee Sea Tow App that will pull up the local Doppler on your position and weather information. As I always say to have a back-up plan. Don t wait until the last minute and seek shelter until the storm passes. We never know how nasty they are going to be. When the weather picks up the water gets choppy wind speed rises visibility diminishes sometimes to zero and chances of water spouts are always possible. Even if you decide you have confidence in yourself I always worry about other boaters so take it safe One other thing I might add we have this member that for some reason every time a hurricane or tropical storm is approaching he decides he wants to go out on the water and guess what he breaks down. Even if you decide you want to go out in crazy conditions remember when you call for someone to come help you you are also putting that person captain at risk. If times like this happen and my captains is uncomfortable I will call the coast guard for you. Equipment Failure 10% Majority of tows are due to engine (equipment) failure. Boats are expensive and can also be expensive to repair. If you are not using your boat regularly try to get in the habit of starting your boat once a week. If you are planning on taking your boat for a trip make yourself a checklist. Check your hoses wire connections and any sign of leaks. Make sure you keep your bilge clear of debris and watch for corrosion... CorrosionX works wonders Tip Keeping a spare hose clamp on board can come in handy on the water too Usually when a hose breaks water starts coming in so having a spare clamp on board could save you and your boat Trust me... I know from experience hfabrizzi seatow.com Sea Tow Ft. Myers (239) 945-4820 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com A R N D OM 15 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Robin Griffiths Ralph Andrews of Team Snake in the Grass wins first place at a local offshore fishing tournament last month. Jim and I were on the water this week hunting fish and I was struck by the rudeness of some people whether it s out on the water or at the boat ramp. So please allow me to get on my soap box to point out one of my pet peeves which is on manners - or the lack of them. I am not really talking about manners on the water either but every day events in business or our personal relationships. We are too busy to listen we are abrupt with each other too hurried to take a little time for the niceties. We don t think about how our actions will reflect on others. The please and thank you is loss. It s sad to think that we can t afford to be generous enough to give our attention and time to being a little more polite and caring of others. I have to say that I believe that as society grows and changes our manners have deteriorated. I personally think the invention of causal Friday started it all but then again we can blame it on several things that we deal with today our electronic equipment phones games and television are good examples of what we see and what becomes acceptable. We watch television shows full of rude people and many of them become our children s heroes. We laugh at the misfortune of others and make fun of our leaders to name a few. We dress and take care of ourselves like we don t care. We are glued to our social media text messages and what others have to say while we ignore the person in front of us that is trying to have a conversation. We are full of opinions about others and their actions but seldom do we look at ourselves and make changes. Having bad manners or no manners can be associated with having poor character. How would you feel if you were subject to the way you talk or treat others Are you being rude disrespectful or insensitive I am not talking about becoming Emily Post and being so polite that we go back to another century. I come from a family of very domineering personalities that needed to be heard. It was a challenge for us to be caring and considerate when you feel that you are in the right or need to express your opinion. But let s face it we can all use a little help now and then by just thinking of others rather than ourselves. So reach back to when you first started to school to guide you and the lessons that were taught about being polite and thinking of others. Remember manners vary from place culture whether you are in a place of business at the boat ramp or on the water. Society changes but the root of good manners is kindness and consideration for others. TowBoatUS Panama City and TowBoatUS Destin Florida have new owner PANAMA CITY- The on the water towing business is growing for Capt. Shane O Neal who owns TowBoatUS locations in Tennessee and Alabama and has now purchased two more locations TowBoatUS Panama City and TowBoatUS Destin Florida. O Neal s recreational boat towing operations are part of a nationwide 24 7 non-emergency on water assistance service TowBoatUS that provides tows back to a launch ramp or marina or dock as well as battery jumps fuel drop off and ungrounding services. O Neal a former Georgia firefighter who once got stuck on the water with his family when his own boat broke down began towing other folk s boats on Tennessee s Chickamauga Lake in 2008. A lot of people think they can call a family member or friend to come get them anytime they break down but I know from experience that it often doesn t work out that way. O Neal s eight TowBoatUS locations the most for any single TowBoatUS company are part of the nationwide TowBoatUS fleet of over 300 locations and over 600 towing assistance vessels. TowBoatUS on the water towing plans for saltwater boaters and anglers is just 149 a year and includes 24 7 on water assistance as well as BoatUS or BoatUS Angler membership. Without a towing plan boaters face costs that average 600 per incident nationally. Destin which calls itself The Luckiest Fishing Village makes claim to having the largest fishing vessel fleet in Florida. O Neal says area anglers who sign up for BoatUS Angler membership with a towing plan have entry in the tournament cash program Weigh to Win which pays the highest BoatUS Angler finisher at over 200 B.A.S.S. FLW LBAA College Bass or PAA events. Stationed at TowBoatUS Panama City is 30-foot response boat while TowBoatUS Destin has both 25- and 31-foot response vessels. All have distinctive red hulls and white TowBoatUS along their sides and are fully rigged for towing and salvage work carrying extra fuel and engine fluids pumps dive gear and battery jump packs. Boaters can contact TowBoatUS Panama City and TowBoatUS Destin at 850-865-5672. Or both locations can hailed on VHF channel 16 by calling the BoatUS toll-free 24 7 Dispatch Center at 800-391-4869 and via smartphone with the free BoatUS Towing App. BoatUS is also the only towing service that offers satellite messaging services with the SPOT and inReach satellite communications services. More information can be found at BoatUS.com towing or call 800-888-4869. The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses... The gift is yours--it is an amazing journey--and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. Bob Moawad Robin NauticalMileMagazine.com (239) 945-1664 www.towboatuscapecoral.com Molly s Marine Service up to 75 FULL DIESEL ENGINE SERVICE Service Systems & safety inspections - Bottom & running gear painting - Boat systems & rigging Full mechanical services and re-powers - Lite aluminum & stainless repairs & fabrication Running gear repairs - Fiberglass & paint repairs - Upholstery & canvas - Diesel engine service Canvas Service Center www.MollysMarineService.com 895 10th Street 101 - Naples www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 16 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Local Saltwater Fish ID Get your license on the phone in 3 minutes 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) Jennifer Wolter Fall is Approaching and the Fish Are A Snappin Living in Southwest Florida since 2002 kayak fishing has taken on a new twist for me. Fishing is much different here than from what I ve been accustomed to growing up in CA all my life. Late day thunderstorms often hit without warning. Hurricanes put angling on hold sometimes for weeks. Patience becomes the mantra of the day. But the itch to fish resides in me almost daily. I embrace the day with eager anticipation. Wedging my kayak in close proximity to a choice mangrove I flip out my jerkbait ready to entice www.FinSeekerGuidedAdventuresFL.com what lies under the shadowy dark waters. Within minutes I reel is screaming. I could tell it was another quality snook. My catch might feel a snap on the rod. I finesse the have been intercepted by my feathered line until the redfish winds its way to friend up above but he had flown off the edge of my kayak. I thank him for earlier. an exciting fight and release the 28 red. The inshore bite couldn t be better Basking in the thrill of my first catch of right now. I m especially anxious for the transitional time of year when we the day jet skis round the cove say goodbye to summer and welcome breaking the bite and solitude. I m Fall. This translates to slightly cooler anxious to move on to new water and catch the bite again hoping for a snook temps less rainfall which means cleaner water and lower tides. this time. I work another mangrove shoreline in Estero Bay when I nail a Sept Oct are prime months not only in snook on the same trusty jerkbait. Southwest FL but for other parts of the Caught up in the excitement of the country for some of the best fishing of tugging line I lean a little too far over the year. I anxiously await the return and take a swim over the side of my of the big schools of redfish that move kayak. Not the first time this onto the grass flats of Estero Bay and happened as I have gotten adept at Pine Island Sound. For those anglers retrieving my catch and gear from the that are all about sight fishing like drink. I chalk another reel up to the myself this is the time when tides are watery depths and move on in my more favorable to seeing tails and pursuit of more rod bending action. having an endless amount of shots. So get those artificials and flies ready for After making my last few casts of the some of the hottest action coming for day while sharing a shoreline with an the next few months osprey that is perching high atop a mangrove overhead my line is grabbed and starts peeling out while my 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 Redfish Goliath Grouper Tarpon Vermilion Snapper Red Snapper King Mackerel Common Grunt Yellowtail Snapper Lane Snapper Cero Mackerel Pigfish Gray (Mangrove) Snapper Porgy Spanish Mackerel Gag Grouper Black Grouper Spadefish Red Grouper Lesser Amberjack Common Snook Greater Amberjack Catfish Crevalle Jack Sheepshead Spotted Seatrout www.FinSeekerGuidedAdventuresFL.com 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 One-Stop for everything you need Be on the Water NOW Ask about member fuel discounts Dies now el Fuel avai lable and Wet-Slips and Dry Storage for rent 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 Island Girl Charters On-Site Service BOB & ANNIE S (239) 283-3593 Gateway to the Islands www.pinelandmarina.com 13921 Waterfront Drive Pineland (239) 633-8142 (239) 283-0200 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 17 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Being a member of the Marine Industries Association of Collier County isn t just good for business... its cool How often do you get to cruise on a 105 foot 3 level luxury yacht gaze at key deer on the local islands watch the dolphins jumping in the pass and actually take the time to watch the sun set on the horizon all while conducting business among industry friends. Not to mention the delicious spread of food and not just one but two personal bar tenders That s how we do business Seventy members of the MIACC set sail on the Naples Princess July 18th. Quarterly membership meetings socials are held to give industry professionals and recreational boaters a chance to network and discuss issues that are affecting the marine industry and boating. A portion of membership dues go to the State Association which fights the legislation that threatens to restrict boating access. If you d like to become a member of the cool kids club and make a difference in our marine industry join the Marine Industries Association of Collier County today. MIACC Afloat 2013 MIACC Board of Directors President Frank Perrucci Vice President George Adams Treasurer Jim Hunt Secretary Chris Burkard Past President - Kit Sawyer Executive Director Tiffany Sawyer Director Dave Cuddihy Director Pat Flanary Director Jim Kalvin Director Judith Svetaka Tiffany Sawyer Executive Director MIACC Preserving the right to safe and fun boating www.MIACC.org Director miacc.org Phone (239) 682-0900 BOAT CENTER CENTER BONITA one of the shallowest running hulls in the industry 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 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 18 Licensed SW Florida Fishing Guides Captain Bo Johnson Tenacity Guide Service Captain Dick May Capt. 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 View from the Marina Couples Counseling Afloat A New Course Barb Hansen According to Charles F. Chapman in Piloting a good skipper knows his job so well he or she doesn t have to think about the details of doing it. A good skipper thinks ahead is vigilant and knows the capabilities of the crew. Skipper if you measure up good for you. But either way in the interest of smoother communications on the vessel we invite you to join your First Mate and other members of the crew and attend our Basic Powerboating course. You ll all become better boaters and better on-board communicators. It may turn out however that the proper diagnosis for some situations may require stronger medicine. Perhaps a little collaboration with Dr. Phil or somebody like that would be the right prescription enabling us to tackle head-on this issue of marital communications on the boat. Shucks that could even be a new cable TV program. Our working title for the new advanced course is Courteous Couples Cruising. The goal would be for students to learn what is required of the Skipper and First Mate to communicate courteously and effectively with each other. Skippers and First Mates need to communicate effectively for the sake of safety. Skippers and First Mates need to communicate courteously for the sake of having fun together on the boat. That s what it s all about right I ll bet we could charge a lot for that course. Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Easy Rider Charters Captain Charles Epranian Captain Dick May is located on Pine Island in Bokeelia. He specializes in light tackle flats fishing in Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor . He has fished from Alaska to South America but says this area is the best for year-round fishing. In the summer he also fishes for sharks and this past year a 7ft. Hammerhead was his largest. His 22 ft. Pathfinder is comfortable dry and still runs shallow enough to get into the back country to fish for Snook Redfish Trout and Snapper and sturdy enough to chase Tarpon in the passes. He enjoys teaching youngsters so bring beginners and kids. Capt. Dick has also published a seafood recipe book and he submits one monthly in the Nautical Mile. Contact him at www.easyridercharters.com Vic and I have been thinking about renaming the Basic Powerboating course at Florida Sailing & Cruising School. We re considering something like Marriage Counseling for Boaters 101 or maybe Couples Counseling Afloat. We have come to this opinion over time as we have noted that students in this popular course often bring up the issue of poor communications between the skipper and the crew. The Basic Powerboating course there s one scheduled almost every month is a three-day course here at our headquarters at Marinatown Marina in North Ft. Myers. It combines classroom and on the vessel instruction including hands-on practice. The instructors tell me some students seem to pay especially close attention to the discussion about knot and line-handling and they would not be surprised if someone were to ask how to tie the hangman s knot. We do not teach the hangman s knot. The cost of the Basic Powerboating course is not enough to cover extra legal fees to defend against a charge of accessory to murder. One student said that if that ...if that jerk at the wheel didn t lower his her voice he she was going to rope his her neck not the piling... As you ll note I m not naming names pointing fingers or even suggesting whether the jerk is a man or a woman. Feel free to draw your own mental pictures. On the other end of the scale our instructors hear comments like this one. Boy I can t wait to tell my Fred. He s been doing it all wrong. Fortunately most of the comments we hear more closely echo Fred s wife. Skippers who shout abuse from on high are really few and far between in my experience. For those instead of a boating course an anger management course or three might be in order. Nevertheless all skippers should periodically ask themselves how they would measure up against the high standard of being a good skipper. Fish Pine Island Sound Captain Scott Theis 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 Entice Charters Captain Bill Russell Capt. Scott Theis is a Florida Native who s been fishing the bridges and piers on the east coast of Fl the Bahamas Everglades and SW Fl waters for 30yrs. He specializes in targeting the nearshore wrecks off Ft Myers Beach and Sanibel for cobia grouper tarpon sharks etc as well as the beautiful backwaters and grass flats of Estero Bay for hard fighting snook and redfish. Capt Scott is fully insured license and runs a 22ft bay boat that can accommodate up to four anglers. Capt Scott welcomes anglers of all ages and skill levels. www.enticecharters.com Capt Scott Theis. (954)242-5922. enticecharters yahoo.com 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 Catch the Action Charters Captain Joe Cassaro JoeSnook Charters Captain Terry Fisher Capt. Joe Cassaro has been hunting and fishing SWFL waters since age 15 when his father bought a house on Matlacha 23 years ago. His main passion always was and remains to be fishing the flats and mangrove islands. Capt. Joe has caught and fished competitively Redfish Snook Trout Sailfish and Swordfish. His consistent catches of snook over 40 on the west and east coast of Florida that has had numerous people giving him the nickname Joesnook. Joe has now again turned fishing into his full time career having a successful guiding business Joesnook Fishing Charters in the 10 000 islands and Everglades National Park. Capt. Joe is extremely versatile and loves catching all species of fish and making sure everyone has a good time while out on the water. Captain Terry Fisher has over 30 years of fishing experiences in the Caribbean and on both the east and west coasts of Florida. He is a full time fishing guide located in Cape Coral and launches his boats from a variety of locations to accommodate clients and to insure that they get to fish the best possible locations. Specializing in flats fishing for both the professional and beginning angler s that want a day on the water catching Snook Redfish Trout and Tarpon Captain Terry also offers a more casual atmosphere for clients and families who may want to include some site-seeing along with the charter. A first-mate is available for junior anglers as well. Additional charter information may be obtained by calling Captain Terry at 239-357-6829 239-471-7332 or email fishfacecharters yahoo.com and check out the website at www.fishfacecharters.com. Capt. Gregg McKee is a full time fishing guide and owner of Wildfly Charters Fish Face Charters 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 Barb Hansen manages Southwest Florida Yachts yacht charters and Florida Sailing and Cruising School a live aboard yacht school. Contact her at info swfyachts.com 1-800-262-7939 www.swfyachts.com Wild Fly Charters 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 Beyond Mobile Services Mechanical Diesel & Gas Engine Service Outboard Engine Service Electronics Electrical Vessel Detailing Paint & Fiberglass Teakwood Refinishing and Restoration Personal Watercraft Captain & Mate Services Vessel & System Checks Repair & Upgrade Consulting Vessel Preparation for Safe Cruising Maintenance Scheduling 2011 DYS. The DYS logo is a registered trademark of Diversified Yacht Services Inc. Mercury is a registered trademark of Brunswick Corporation. www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 19 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Marking a fishing spot All fishermen over time have found fishing spots that produce more bites and more fish than other locations. These hot spots or honey holes can many times be productive ones time and time again in the future. Very often just a few feet can be the difference between catching your limit and returning to the dock empty handed. A little depression or structure on the bottom will be where the fish are located. If you are able to keep fishing that exact spot you stand a good chance of success. Before I go any further it needs to be said that there are many other factors involved besides location. The time of the year the time of the day the tide the water temperature-these are all things that can go a long way in deciding whether you return home with dinner or make a stop at WinnDixie for ground beef. Many times anglers pay little attention to just exactly where they are catching fish. They get so absorbed in the excitement of reeling in fish that they are unable to find the exact location of that productive hot spot when they try to return to it. That return might be just returning at the end of a drift or maybe some other date in the future. Modern GPS units have really helped with the marking of specific fishing spots in the sound or the Gulf. Once you mark a location on your GPS unit you should be able to return to the same general location by using the unit. It is important to recognize however that GPS units are not precisely accurate. There is a margin of error purposefully build into them so that you may end up 20 feet or more from your original location. Oftentimes being that close is all that you will need to find the fish. Other times you may need a higher degree of accuracy. There are a couple of ways to achieve this degree of accuracy. One method is to use your fish finder machine along with the GPS. If you are looking for a small piece of structure or a pothole the bottom machine can identify what you are after. The unit can certainly locate structure on the inshore artificial reefs. If you are drifting a good way to supplement the reading on your GPS is to use a small buoy. I always have a selection of buoys with lines and weights aboard for this use. I have some with quite a bit of line on them to mark structure in the Gulf where the water is deeper. If you are drifting and locate a spot where there is a concentration of trout a small buoy can be dropped over to mark that exact spot so you can return. When I say small I mean it. You do not want to put over a plastic milk jug and attract the attention of every boater within a mile. A small 2-3 inch float should be enough for you to locate the spot. With that small buoy you can return to the exact location after making the entire drift by using the GPS to find the general area and then visually spotting the buoy. This method works well in both the Gulf and sound and the marker can be retrieved and stowed away at the end of the fishing action. I like to carry a couple of different sized markers. Some are the fishing floats that I use when I do not want to attract attention. If it is an open area where the marker might be difficult to spot I will use larger markers such as empty Clorox bottles. With these I use heavier line and 2-3 pound weights. I also like to use a marker when I have found a piece of structure and wish to anchor up and fish on it. I throw the marker right on the structure that I have marked on my fish finder and use it as a guide for anchoring. After figuring in the wind and current I hope to anchor so that the boat will drift back to the marker and the structure. You do not have to have a GPS unit in order to mark Jim Hutchinson Sr. and identify good fish producing locations. I am old enough to remember fishing before the onset of GPS and Loran when we had to use our brains. If I am looking for a spot to fish and I have no electronics I will read the surface of the water to identify rip currents that indicate variations in bottom depth. I used to carry long poles to mark the depth of the water. It was also possible to use a weighted line to drop over to measure how deep it is. That is how Mark Twain got his name when he worked on a steamboat on the Mississippi. The safe depth for the boats was two fathoms. When the person marking the depth found two fathoms he would shout mark twain. Samuel Langhorne Clemens liked the sound of that and it became his pen name. Making use of the maxim that three points make a straight line fishermen can use a series of landmarks to line up a particular location. By x using two points to the north and two other points to the east you can form an angle with your location where the two lines meet. Most boats today have electronic fish finders that not only mark fish in the water but also give a clear picture of the depth and bottom. Using a combination of charts fixed landmarks and reading from the machine on the depth you can develop a pretty accurate method of marking and returning to those marked spots. It must be noted that the use of fixed landmarks works well in inshore waters but has little or no value when miles from land in the Gulf. jamesghutch1 aol.com Dine In and or Take Out LIVE ENTERTAINMENT DAILY SW Florida s Premier Seafood Market Fresh Cut Meats and Full Service Dining 1 000 Gallon Live Maine Lobster Tank Prepared Items Including Salads Soups and Gourmet Baked Entrees Beer & Wine Package License Clams - Oysters - Gulf Shrimp Fish- Mussels - Steamers Large Array of Fresh Cut Fish 8 30 PM to 11.30 PM Brunch Sat & Sun 8am - 2pm Open Daily 9am - LATE 1715 Cape Coral Pkwy. Cape Coral (239) 471-0136 www.LobsterLadySeafood.com Recently I had the pleasure to do some serious offshore fishing aboard a luxurious 42 Yellowfin Yacht THE WENDY B owned by Mr. Bill Bond of Cape Coral. Vicki and I initially became acquainted with Bill and his lovely wife Wendy while boating passed their home (on the spreader ) on our way to the lock either for pleasure or to rendezvous with clients for a charter. We always enjoyed seeing and waving to their twin daughters Olivia and Whitney (2 yrs old now) while they sat and looked at us through the sliding glass doors from their living room. Occasionally upon my return from a day of fishing Bill would wave me over to his dock for a beer (or two) and we would spend time making small talk and getting to know each other. In addition to being a successful businessman (CEO of BGT Holdings LLC of Naples) Bill is a pilot. Bill also shared his love for fishing and his experiences working on a commercial fishing vessel in the Keys to help finance his college education. I would soon find out that he is one Helluva fisherman which brings me to my STORY During one of our many conversations Bill and I exchanged information on Redfish locations. It was only a few days later (when returning home from a charter passing by his house) that Bill yelled from his dock I OWE YOU BIG TIME He said that he successfully fished one of my Redfish spots and wanted to return the favor by taking me several miles out on the Gulf to catch our limits of big grouper. His kindness was not necessary but I was looking forward to going to sea on his boat and experiencing a day observing and learning new techniques as my charters are geared to flats and back country . Bill s extensive knowledge of fishing locations commercial and recreational techniques (not completely known to me at the time) would prove fatal to many grouper attempting to take the bait . The day began at 0600 hours at his dock with everyone bringing their assigned rations of chum baits equipment food drinks and ice. In the interim Bill had invited Vicki along as he had only three (3) of his other fishing friends committed to going this trip and there was more than enough room on board his luxury fishing vessel THE WENDY B powered by four (4) 300 horse Mercury Outboards. When we arrived the vessel was fueled and all of us crew members Jay Ralph Russ Vicki and yours truly introduced ourselves while loading the boat with the assigned rations mentioned above as our targeted time of departure was 0630 hours. We were all very excited as the winds were forecast to be calm and we were going out to fish a number of proven coordinates between 27-40 miles offshore in water depths ranging from about 70 to 100 ft. We all knew the weather was going to be beautiful with only a few evening thunderstorms in the forecast and with those big Mercury motors powering the Wendy B the trip from the mouth of the Caloosahatchee would only take 35-40 minutes to reach our initial destination and the same on the return leg of the voyage. Approximately at 0630 hours the Wendy B departed Bill s dock with an excited fishing crew. We cleared the lock around 0700 hours and cleared the mouth of the river (past the Manatee Zones) around 0730 with all four engines humming at around 50 mph headed for the Grouper Grounds . Forty-five (45) minutes later we were chumming cutting baits doing final inspection of lines knots leader material and hooks. Bill and the other 3 fishermen (Jay Ralph and Russ) are regulars on the boat and all have a great touch and knowledge of Grouper fishing. I do not recall who caught the first Red Grouper but it was THE WEND Captain Ter fishfacecharters (239) 471 www.fishfacech New for 2013 from Ft. Myers Marine The Choice of Serious Fishe HE DY B erry Fisher ers yahoo.com 71-7332 echarters.com virtually non-stop action from the time we stopped and dropped lines. Throughout the day Bill utilized a special (secret) chum that he would mix and form into a ball to drop while free-lining a baited rig down to the bottom. It is a technique taught him while commercial fishing and is very effective at triggering a strike as well as firing up the other fish on the bottom. The rest of us would choose a bait of choice including but not limited to squid wings Menhaden cut squid Ladyfish Pinfish and a couple of artificial presentations. We were all the beneficiaries of Bill s Ball Dropping Technique . Everyone caught lots of nice size Yellow Tail Snapper Porgy s Shark Red and Gag Groupers. It was definitely a great day on the water on the Wendy B We used medium heavy to heavy rods with an average of 65 pound braided line strength. Circle hooks from 5 0 to 7 0 were all used effectively. Fluorocarbon leader material ranged from 60 to 100 lb. test but I must say there are some big grouper out there that will take at least a 100 lb. leader to catch. Vicki lost the biggest fish of the day on an 80 lb leader after approximately 20 minutes of hooking up. The line had lots of abrasion at the clean break area just above the 6 0 circle hook. Loaded with plenty of fish we departed for land around 1600 hours to beat any storms that were forming. I want to thank Bill Bond for the exceptional day he provided Vicki and I on the Wendy B and for the things he taught me to be a better offshore bottom fisherman. The crew was a pleasure to be with the Wendy B a dream to ride and fish from. I do not know who caught the first fish of the day but I believe the honors for the most fish caught as well as the biggest fish caught belongs to Mr. Russ Christensen of Cape Coral Florida shown here with a nice Red Grouper. My 1st Mate Vicki is featured here as well with a Red Grouper caught on her first cast. The fish are definitely out there. I suggest that if one does not have proven coordinates then hire someone that does and get their numbers. Otherwise find structure at appropriate depths for your target species and consider drifting and marking productive spots and before too long one will have reliable numbers to fish by. The good thing about fishing offshore now is that the fresh water releases from Lake O. by the Corps of Engineers will have little to no effect on productivity. So if the weather permits now is the time to go In closing feel free to contact me at 239-3576829 for any questions or email me at fishfacecharters yahoo.com. Check out my website www.fishfacecharters.com for more articles and charter information. Fish Face Charters Ft. Myers Marine 2137 FOWLER ST. 239-334-7871 www.ftmyersmarine.com ermen www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 22 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast GAME ON Captain Bill Russell Snook a southwest Florida game fish that is known for its unparalleled fighting ability tenacity and great table fare. Traits that made the species such a popular inshore target also have led to some of the strictest fish regulations in the state. Even with lengthy closed seasons and a narrow slot most feel snook stocks aren t where they should be. January 2010 delivered a severe blow to snook populations as record cold killed them by the thousands. An emergency closure on snook season immediately followed and beginning at midnight on the first day of September season will once again open for the first time following that devastating kill nearly four years ago. While many anglers are excited to once again have the opportunity to bring a snook home for dinner others believe that stocks have not made a sufficient recovery to reopen so soon. Whatever side of the fence you fall on season is open. If you catch a legal size fish and bring it home or you choose to catch and release them all there is no right or wrong. Even during the closed season snook were still a very popular target to catch and release where past studies show a mortality rate of around 2 percent for released fish. With the narrow five inch gap (28-33) to be a legal or keeper fish it s not easy to catch one in the slot so most fish are still caught and released. Once upon a time snook weren t a popular fish at all in fact they had little food value. Pre- World War 2 snook were known as Soap Fish back then the skin was seldom removed from a filet before consumption the thick hide of a snook gave the meat a strong nasty soap taste. Snook were caught and sold commercially for cat food and fertilizer but not much else. Eventually people figured out how good the meat was with skin removed and snook were commercially fished heavily with stocks declining until the late fifties when they were given game fish status. Over the last 30 or so years we have seen the seasons shorten and slot size reduced in attempts to manage the increasingly popular fish. What makes snook so popular Along with their fighting abilities and great taste stubborn at times they are often a real challenge to entice to take a bait. When you finally hook into your first good one it s very easy to become addicted to snook fishing. I got hooked at a very early age to this day there is not a fish that swims that I would rather catch. Despite the fact they can be finicky you can catch them without a lot of expense at any time day or night. Whether your fishing from a high end flats boat or standing on a bridge or pier you can catch snook. In Fact the state record is 44 pounds 3 ounces it was caught on April 25th 1984 from the Big Carlos Pass Bridge on Ft Myers Beach. Bob De Cosmo the gentleman that landed the record fish was the bridge tender at Big Carlos Pass at the time and was also my neighbor in Matlacha. He had the big fish mounted on his wall let me tell you it was impressive. I believe if we do our part and respect the fishery the population will continue to increase with open seasons. Most fish landed are not in the legal slot land them quickly handle them gently and quickly return them to the water will increase the odds of survival. If using live or natural baits only use circle hooks. I do not know why circle hooks are not mandated for inshore fishing they are for grouper and snapper offshore. Fish are very seldom hooked deep on circles most are in the corner of the mouth causing minimal harm to the fish. Of course there are no guarantees when dealing with Mother Nature that might surprise us at any time with another setback that we have no control over. We can control our own behavior and respect the fishery and hopefully reap the benefits for years to come. Along with a salt water fishing license you are required to purchase an annual snook stamp to possess a legal fish. It s a good idea to visit www.myfwc.com and read up on current regulations that include size possession limit season and measuring techniques. 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Envision for a moment the positive features of a boat lift remote control system for your boat lift. On your walk down to the boat lift you can press a button within a range of up to 300 and begin to lower the boat. Once you reach the boat it is stationary and at the correct height for loading. This makes for a nice beginning to a rewarding day on the water. When you return as you approach your dock you simply lower the cradles into the water with the remote control and drive the boat onto the lift making any depth adjustments as the boat enters the cradles. Upon correct positioning of the boat on the cradles you raise the boat with the boat lift remote control and in one continuous movement raise the boat to dock height. No more climbing out of the boat or calling someone to lower the lift Now the boat can be unloaded without major adjustments. If you are considering upgrading to a GEM Boat Lift Remote Control System contact Stokes Marine Inc. for additional information. 4 Boaters Welcome Live Music Fresh Seafood 9340 College Pkwy - Fort Myers (239) 489-3625 www.stokesmarine.com 239-282-3232 www.bertsbar.com 4271 Pine Island Rd. - Matlacha www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 24 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast A Redfish by any other Name Capt. Charles Epranian No matter what you call them where you catch them or how you fish them most of us love redfish. This time of year and especially now with all the fresh water intrusion redfish are a staple and they can be your best friend as a guide. Here in Florida we simply call them redfish or rat-reds if they are small say under 17-18 inches but as you talk to others around the country you ll here many different names for the same fish. Obviously the fish that gets caught in Virginia is of a different gene pool than a fish caught in Texas but the fact is they are the exact same species. Sciaenops ocellatus is the scientific name but the common names and range are what amaze me. It is said that they occur from coastal Mexico all the way up to Massachusetts. I don t ever recall anyone telling me about catching reds up in the Northeast but I m sure it has happened. I am not sure they have a regular enough occurrence of them to be a stable fishery but what a nice surprise when your fishing for stripers and you catch a red it must be. If you go to Georgia they call them spot tail bass while in the Carolinas they call them red drum. Other places they are called channel bass. I think in Texas and Louisiana they call them redfish like we do. To me the beauty of redfish is they are relatively prolific they love to eat and they are real good as table fare. A few other things I love about reds is that they are a hearty fish capable of dealing with a fight and de-hooking and they almost always will splash you in the face as you release them just to let you know that they are ready to swim off healthy and strong to be caught another day by another or perhaps the same fisherman. On a recent trip I caught a red that had a Zara Spook stuck halfway down his throat with the back treble hook deep inside of his stomach yet he was still trying to eat amazing. We already had our limit of reds on the boat but I culled one from the live well and let him go so I could take the one with the lure down his throat since he was going to have a tuff go of it if I released him or tried to remove the lure. I always try to keep my fish alive in the livewell until I am ready to come in for the day. This serves two purposes. One is so if you catch a better bigger or nicer fish you can release one of the others and two because I like to dispatch the fish before leaving my last spot of the day so it bleeds out on the way home in the well. This makes for much friendlier filleting and better eating since the blood is where all the fishy flavor is. I think the quickest way to dispatch the fish is a cut to the throat just below the gills. It seems to me that this is the most humane and fastest way to kill a fish when he has a dinner date on your plate. Often when I have a charter on board and I put a fish in the live well with all the bait people are worried about that fish eating the all the bait in there with him. I try to get them to imagine they were lured by a cheeseburger abducted by force and then thrown into a dark room full of cheeseburgers how long before you even thought about eating a cheeseburger I think most of us would not be so inclined to eat another cheeseburger at that point. Even with all the fresh water from all the rain locally and the releases from the lake fishing has been really good. I have had great success on the higher water under the mangroves with a tailcut pinfish fished under a rattling float. To me this is some seriously fun fishing where you get to really see when a fish has hit your bait and if your lucky enough you might get a chance to see him chasing down your pinfish just before that float disappears from your sight and you start to hear that wonderful sound of drag peeling off of you reel. I have also been catching them with shrimp but it is still summer so the shrimp have been well shrimpy. I usually will double up on the shrimp and put two on the hook at once. When fishing shrimp I have been using a Calcutta jig-head in the 1 4 ounce size with a section of 30 flourocarbon leader. This rig works good for many different things as I have caught some real nice snook on it lately as well. As the rain starts to abate for the summer and the lake starts to get back to its normal levels we should see the water start to clear up. I have lived in Lee County for the majority of my life and I know that the lake is a huge factor in the water quality but if you removed it completely form the equation right now we would still have QUARTERLY REPORT Summer 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. Their storage facility is at a record high and they re offering big fuel discounts for storage customers plus great discounts for storage referrals. Pineland Marina s recently acquired Island Girl boat taxi service 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. Freedom Boat Club is their latest addition. FBC has established their Pineland Marina office which was added to their 67 locations nationwide making them one of the largest boat clubs in the world. 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. My niece Sarah Burgoyne of Miami Beach with a 27 inch 9 lb.redfish caught while fishing in southern Pine Island Sound fresh water intrusion from all the rain we have had locally. I am not minimizing the effect the water releases have had on our fishery but I am unlike many others optimistic that the area will see cleaner clearer water soon and that fishing will be just as hot as ever once that happens. I know many will say that I am being naive but I really believe that this area has seen fresh water events like this before and will again. That is the beauty of an estuary. It is like natures filter for the runoff created during these times of lots of rain and it will bounce back as it always has. That filter probably was not meant to be filtering farm runoff and fertilizers and pesticides as well as the runoff of everyday things like roads and parking lots but the greatest gift of ANY and ALL life is adaptation. It is what allows life to continue for everyone and everything so I certainly remain optimistic that the estuary will adapt and we can all get back to just enjoying why we love to live here. If you d like charter information or just want to talk fishing give me a call. Capt. 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To inquire about a live web-cam at your property or business contact Cape Weather at 31 webcam capeweather.com www.CapeWeather.com Marine VHF radio online streaming channel 16 GET YOUR BUSINESS SEEN BY BOATERS IN THE Marco Island TM 32 M A G A Z I N E 34 33 Goodland 35-40 FOR AS LOW AS 40 A MONTH AND GET MORE More Growth - More Public Circulation - More Readership More Local Focus - More Information - More Availability thenauticalmile gmail.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 27 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast PWC The personal watercraft (PWC) concept originated in the 1960s combining the elements of self-power small size and a maneuverable active vessel. Bombardier Recreational Products known for its Ski-Doo snowmobiles introduced a personal watercraft slightly resembling what we know today as a PWC in the late 1960s with limited success. This craft is credited for being the first sit-down style PWC. In the early 1970s Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. introduced the JET SKI watercraft the first commercially successful standup PWC. There are currently three major companies currently active in the personal watercraft market. In the mid-1980s Kawasaki s JET SKI watercraft was joined by Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A. Their product line of the WaveRunner model created a market shift from the stand-up to the sit-down style PWC with one- and twoperson capacity. Shortly thereafter Bombardier Recreational Products rejoined the market with their Sea-Doo line. Most recently in 2002 American Honda began selling its version of a PWC the AquaTrax . Honda in 2009 ceased production of its PWC line. Sea Doo (BRP) and Yamaha are the major players. Now with 39% and 35% market share respectively. Kawasaki is a distant third at 14%. One could find most any configuration with these three manufacturers. The majority of the units available today are sit-down type in a two or three passenger configuration. A myriad of options are available including a reverse function boarding ladder adjustable trim cruise control adjustable suspension and a braking system. Sea Doo currently is the only brand offering the braking system and the suspension models and as a brand tend to be more tech oriented. Yamaha on the other hand lean to the more straight forward side and are preferred by rental operations. Both companies offer machines capable of over 70 MPH with even the basic models reaching speeds of 50 plus MPH. Prices range from the mid 8000 s to over 17000. All models are now using 4 cycle engines that are cleaner quieter and easier on the environment than the older 2 stroke versions originally produced. All are very easy to learn and a blast to ride. What s the deal with Jet Boats Let s start with what a jet Boat is not. A jet boat is not a boat powered by an aircraft type jet engine nor do they have flames shooting out of the back of the boat like a rocket is attached. Jet boats as they are most commonly referred to are vessels propelled by an internal high pressure water pump. The pump takes water in from the bottom of the vessel then forces the water with power from the engine out the back of the vessel through a shaped nozzle creating thrust that pushes the craft forward. By allowing the nozzle to swivel from side to side the thrust is directed right to left to steer the boat. There are a number of different kinds of water borne craft that use this jet drive system. Personal watercraft or jet Skis are jet drive powered as well as many other vessels from small fishing and sport boats to huge ocean going people movers and public transportation. Why Jet Drive There are some distinct advantages of the jet drive system especially to recreational users. First is safety. Because the engine pump and all other sharp moving parts are inside the craft within the engine compartment there is nothing outside or hanging down in the water to cut or hurt someone. Also because there is nothing hanging down below the bottom of the boat they can operate in very shallow water without worry of damaging a propeller prop shaft or outdrive of the other types of propulsion systems that are most common in recreational boating. Next jet drives produce incredible thrust which pushes the vessel to a plane almost instantly and with the short throw steering (only about turn from lock to lock) turning is very precise like a sports car. Personal Watercraft (PWC) or jet skis waterbikes aqua sleds and whatever else they are called use a jet drive for all the above reasons and because the engines and jet pumps can be made of light weight materials and configured in a very compact size making them ideal for this type of application. Great acceleration extremely nimble steering and a compact motorcycle style package make for a lot of fun. Thanks for reading the first installment of this column. I will be providing in future installments all kinds of info regarding jet drive propelled vessels including tips care types of craft performance and anything else I discover that is pertinent to The Jet Set lifestyle. If anyone has any questions or thoughts I can be reached at Sun Sports Cycle and Watercraft in Ft Myers anytime. Steve Schumpert Sun Sports Cycle and Watercraft (239) 277-7777 promotions sunsportscycle.com Assisting Boaters Since 1983 Your Road Se rvic e at Se a 3725 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral (239) 945-4820 or seatow.com CHARLOTTE LAT TREMBLAY BARGE NOVAK RF NOVAK RF NOVAK RF NOVAK RF NOVAK RF NOVAK RF NOVAK RF NOVAK RF TREMBLAY RF NOVAK RF 4 NOVAK RF 3 NOVAK RF 2 NOVAK RF 1 MARYS RF 3 MARYS RF 3 MARYS RF 3 CHARLOTTE HRBR A CHARLOTTE HRBR B PALM ISLAND BARGE CHARLOTTE HRBR A CHARLOTTE HRBR B PALM ISLAND FERRY CAPE HAZE RF CAPE HAZE REEF(B) CHARLOTTE S RF-ROCK CHARLOTTE S RF-ROCK STUMP PASS 3 MI RF STUMP PASS 3 MI RF STUMP PASS 3 MI RF M-14 CHARLOTTE HRBR 1 DANGER REEF SHIP CHARLOTTE HRBR CHARLOTTE HRBR RF BOCA GRANDE RF ENGLEWOOD FISH HVN 26 48.415 26 48.644 26 48.644 26 48.604 26 48.604 26 48.680 26 48.671 26 48.500 26 48.644 26 48.350 26 48.573 26 48.572 26 48.571 26 48.570 26 46.239 26 46.239 26 46.239 26 51.502 26 51.502 26 49.221 26 50.989 26 50.989 26 49.236 26 45.769 26 45.761 26 22.980 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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 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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 Night Fishing Thursdays 7pm to midnight 10 per person 7-7 Daily - 8 a Day - No License Required Drive to the end of Bokeelia Located at Captain Con s Seafood Restaurant Bokeelia Fishing Pier Great fishing for Snook Redfish Snapper Trout and more from our 300-foot pier Join our Pier Club fish or launch your boat 9 times get the 10th time free 10 Ramp www.bokeeliafishingpier.com Welcome to September the very best month to fish the flats around Pine Island and Matlacha. Everything you could possibly want to catch in the shallow water will be here in force over the next several weeks and well into the fall. Tarpon season is still in full swing as long as you re looking for the smaller ones. The huge migratory fish have moved along and won t be back until next spring but a few big stragglers can still be picked off in Charlotte Harbor. The real action will happen in the dark waters of Matlacha Pass where hundreds of resident juveniles will pop up at sunrise every calm morning. These ten to twenty pounders are my favorite fish and the perfect fly rod species. They spend the entire fight in the air and can be boated quickly without a lot of stress to both the tarpon and the angler. Redfish will start pouring back onto the flats in big schools as they get ready to spawn. While there aren t any negative low tides for the first half of the month which are always the best tailing conditions you ll still have long stretches of skinny water where feeding reds are easy to spot. (239) 283-2244 Wild Fly Charters Capt. Gregg McKee give us even better conditions for this easy to catch gamefish. Just about every angler in Southwest Florida knows that a Cajun Cork with a live shrimp or Gulp under it is magic on trout and effortless to use. They also love to eat flies and are a great species to target for beginners. An inexpensive 8-weight and a handful of easy to tie Clouser Minnows will nail trout all day long. Once again the Pineland area is a great place to target Pine Island Sound has dozens of these guys but you ll want to get in a little deeper water than excellent flats but the huge where you d be searching for stretch of water just north of Pineland Marina is often Ground reds. Three to five feet over the grass and sandy potholes is Zero for schooling redfish. I ve perfect especially on the rising seen them so thick out there that they look like a solid blob of tide during the morning hours. orange coming towards my skiff. Finally snook season is once These big schools aren t an again open here on the west everyday sight but when it coast of Florida for the first time happens they re easy to spot and even easier to catch. Throw since the disastrous cold snap back in the winter of 2010. For almost anything that moves in those of you who are new to the front of them and you ll get a area keep in mind that you ll strike. need an additional 10 stamp on your saltwater license if you Sea trout made a nice return in want to keep one of these fish. the middle of August and the Snook are some of the more cooler mornings of September So that s September in a nutshell lots of fish and cooler weather but that s not the best part. This is also one of the Taste one that s been properly grilled and you ll know why. You slowest months of the year for tourism and the snowbirds are have to work a little harder to still up north. If you re out on land a slot sized snook but just the flats during most weekdays about any shoreline will hold you ll often have the water all to them especially at high tide. I love working a topwater lure like yourself. Enjoy it while it lasts. a Zara Spook along the mangroves to get that explosive strike but a baitwell full of live (239) 565-2960 pilchards is more effective than anything. gmckee1 hotmail.com heavily regulated species in Florida and rightly so. www.wildflycharters.com Bokeelia Boat Ramp 283-2244 Join our Pier Club fish or launch your boat 9 times get the 10th time free Jug Creek Access No Slow Zones Drive to the end of Bokeelia Located behind Captain Con s Seafood Restaurant 10 Launch Public Access Boat Ramp 1 mile past the post office North end of Bokeelia Acres of Parking www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 30 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Days Afloat Capt. Jim Kalvin Careful who you go to bed with I was told when I was younger. The social moral and biological reasons for that are many and easy to understand so that seemed like advice that didn t need to be heard as often as it was. After the midnight watch I was usually ready for R & R but I was also too tired to fight about a few more minutes . The other thing Barney was good at was using the head. He excelled at that as well probably almost as good as he excelled at getting rest. It Today my advice would be careful who you go to sea with . amazed me how many times during his shift he would have to That as well may seem like be relieved to relieve himself or advice that doesn t need to be how many times I could tell that given as anyone who has been the electra-san was cycling on an extended voyage knows during the day. that you are literally trusting your sailing companions with To make a sea-story out of an your life and vice-versa. ordeal we made our destination in an anchorage not to be Seamanship navigational skills revealed as it would give away and mechanical ability are skills the boat the owner and that you look for naturally. But Barney s real name for anyone you also have to make sure that who wanted to search. I always your crew is made up of decent try to protect the identities of folks lest you wind up wanting the truly inept for they know to choke the crap out of an individual that has no regard for not how they are......or they anyone or anything around them wouldn t be that way. with the exception of As luck would have it one of the themselves. engines had developed a Take a cruising companion I was problem on the journey and I was to stay there until it was with a few years ago as an fixed. The original plan had been example. He was not of my for us to make her fast in the choosing but of my employer. mooring field have a land-fall The boat owner wanted this party and say our goodbye s. individual to serve as back-up boat handler should anything But things changed with the happen to me en route. I wasn t mechanical difficulty. I had crazy about this fella when we ordered parts and was to stay met and by the time we got to and prep the vessel for the our destination I was ready owners. Barney and Jon were to to .....well I d had enough. I won t mention the nationality of book plane tickets as soon as they could and jet back to the individual involved though Florida. he was not born here. That s all I ve got to say about that. But once Barney realized that I was staying on he decided that We were at sea for 6 days straight taking shifts at the helm he was staying on as well just in case I needed a hand. I assured on 8 hour turns with my son Jonathan who was along as able- him that I did not need a hand and that he was free to go - that bodied seaman. Jon and I had the assignment was over and spent a lot of time afloat he was now here on his own together and knew what to dime. expect of each other we share the same work ethic and we That included meals and knew what the real responsibilities on that trip were. beverages. He said that was fine that he had some friends he Not that our only responsibilities would try to hook up with there were applicable when we were at and he wouldn t be in my way. the helm but also in monitoring It was at this point that I told the weather conditions shipside systems checking on the engines him stay on the boat if you need to but you can t use the & the day tank at regularly scheduled intervals and making head in this anchorage. We don t have a holding tank and sure that you got enough rest. the lectra-san is not legal or wise in the mooring field. Getting rest was not Barney s (not his real name) problem. He But what do we do when we excelled at that. He would typically have to be woken up for have to go he asked. his shift and would come to the bridge deck with fruit and cereal My response was we do our in hand making sure that it was business on shore before we come aboard and hold it in the O.K. with me if he took a few morning until we get to shore. more minutes to eat his Plain & simple. breakfast. He went ashore the next day doing whatever it was that he was doing and came back aboard just after supper. I was sitting on the bridge enjoying the effects of my first night at anchor when I heard and smelled the lectra-san cycle over-board. I couldn t believe it I found him coming up the stairs from the crew quarters and confronted him. What the hell You can t use the head in this anchorage what part of 25 000.00 fine don t you understand His response You ll love this...... It s dark now they ll never be able to tell which boat it came from he said matter-of-factly as he walked past me. I followed him... First of all they ll be able to follow the complaints upstream and all of the boats down-stream from us are probably on their cell phones already. Second of all it s illegal and thirdly this ain t your friggin boat The heads are off limits I thought that conversation would get rid of him for sure. But he took it in stride. He had obviously been chewed-out for being an idiot before. He told me as he caught a launch to shore that he may or may not be back that his friends had offered him a place to stay ashore. I said a silent prayer right before I shut the breakers off to all of the heads on the vessel. As luck would have it Barney was there when I returned a few hours later with a bracket that I had fabricated for me at a local mechanic shop. I went right to the electrical control panel and noticed that the head and macerator breakers had been turned back on. I was furious I waited until he was in the shower and then I opened up the panel and dis-connected the power from the heads and the sanitation system breakers then put the panel back in place. I figured he d get the hint. I went ashore and had a quiet dinner on my own. I was heading to the dinghy dock when he came walking past me with his gear bag in tow. Well I m off going to take my friends up on their offer and stay with them until I can book a flight.....see you round. And with that he was gone I was shocked.....and I was ecstatic I went back to the boat made an adult beverage and broke out one of my good cigars. I put my feets up on the lazarette on the bridge deck and kicked back. It was a wonderful and peaceful night And that was a good thing because I had a rude awakening the next morning. I could tell the moment I opened my eyes that I had a problem. I didn t have to walk into Barney s quarters to know that there was an issue in the head there. But just out of curiosity I checked the master head and there it was as well. I couldn t tell if I was crying because I was so mad or if my eyes were watering from the funk. He had filled both bowls with .......well both bowls were full. I went to the electrical panel and it was open. It was obvious that he had tried desperately to turn the sanitation systems back on but he didn t know how to get behind the panel. Rather than face me and the fact that he is an inconsiderate nasty selfcentered wack-job he hauledass Hopefully he had to spend the night under a stairwell someplace. At any rate always try to make sure that your cruising companions are of like mind and spirit. Days afloat are too few and far between to spend them with the likes of Barney. Capt. Jm Kalvin is a U.S.C.G. Master and is the General manager for Walker s Coon Key Marina in Goodland. He is a charter member of the Marine Industries Association of Collier County and currently sits on the Board of Directors. Capt. Jim is available for private charters fishing lessons or Vessel Operation coaching. He can be reached at 239-280-6054 or at jimkalvin yahoo.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 31 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast & Fifteen years my husband ago and I moved into a retirement development on Florida s southeast coast. We are living in the Delray Boca Boynton Golf Spa Bath and Tennis Club on Lake Fake-a-hachee. There are 3000 lakes in Florida only three are real. Our biggest retirement concern was time management. What were we going to do all day Let me assure you passing the time is not a problem. Your days will be eaten up by simple daily activities. Just getting out of your car takes 15 minutes. Trying to find where you parked takes 20 minutes. It takes 1 2 hour on the check-out line in Wal-Mart and 1 hour to return the item the next day. Let me take you through a typical day. We get up at 5 00 AM have a quick breakfast and join the early morning Walk and Talk Club. There are about 30 of us and rain or shine we walk around the streets all talking at once. Every development has some late risers who stay in bed until 6 AM. After a nimble walk avoiding irate drivers out to make us road kill we go back home shower and change for the next activity. nets. All free After a filling lunch if we don t have any doctor appointments we might go to the flea market to see if any new white belts have come in or to buy a Rolex watch for 2.00. We re usually back home by 2 PM to get ready for dinner. People start lining up for the early bird about 3 PM but we get there by 3 45 because we re late eaters. The dinners are very popular because of the large portions they serve. You can take home enough food for the next day s lunch and dinner including extra bread crackers packets of mustard relish ketchup and Sweet-and-Low along with mints. to help the less fortunate. Florida has the largest concentration of seniors under five feet and they need our help. I myself am a volunteer for The Vertically Challenged Over 80.. I coach their basketball team the Arthritic Avengers . The hoop is only 4 1 2 feet from the floor. You should see the look of confidence on their faces when they make a slam dunk. Food shopping is a problem for short seniors or bottom feeders as we call them because they can t reach the items on the upper shelves. There are many foods they ve never tasted. After shopping most seniors can t remember where they parked their cars and wander the parking lot for hours while their food defrosts. Lastly it s important to choose a development with an impressive name. Italian names are very popular in Florida. They convey world traveler uppity sophistication and wealth. Where would you rather live... Murray s Condos or the Lakes Of Venice There s no difference. They re both owned by Murray who happens to be a cheap bastard. I hope this material has been of help to you future retirees. If I can be of any further assistance please look me up when you re in Florida.. I live in The Leaning Condos of Pisa in Boynton Beach. My wife goes directly to the pool for her under water Pilates class followed by gasping for breath and CPR. I put on my Ask me about my Grandchildren T-shirt my plaid mid-calf shorts my black socks and sandals and go to the club house At 5 30 we re home ready to watch lobby for a nice nap. the 6 o clock news.. By 6 30 we re fast asleep.. Then we get up and Before you know it it s time for make 5 or 6 trips to the bathroom lunch. We go to Costco to partake during the night and it s time to of the many tasty samples get up and start a new day all over dispensed by ladies in white hair again. Doctor related activities eat up most of your retirement time.. I enjoy reading old magazines in sub-zero temperatures in the waiting room so I don t mind. Calling for test results also helps the days fly by. 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(941) 474-0099 www.shorelinelumber.net www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 32 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Thank You for voting us The Best in Southwest Florida tional Recrea Only ed Unlimit ships Still r Membe a Year 149 BoatU.S. National Tower Of The Year 2010 - 2011 - 2012 24 7 365 days a year Cape Coral Bridge 09-01 09-01 09-01 09-01 09-02 09-02 09-02 09-02 09-03 09-03 09-03 09-03 09-04 09-04 09-04 09-04 09-05 09-05 09-05 09-05 09-06 09-06 09-06 09-06 09-07 09-07 09-07 09-07 09-08 09-08 09-08 09-08 09-09 09-09 09-09 09-09 09-10 09-10 09-10 09-10 09-11 09-11 09-11 09-11 09-12 09-12 09-12 09-13 09-13 09-13 09-13 09-14 09-14 09-14 09-15 09-15 09-15 09-15 09-16 09-16 12 49 AM 04 53 AM 11 06 AM 06 35 PM 01 11 AM 05 45 AM 11 56 AM 07 09 PM 01 28 AM 06 29 AM 12 39 PM 07 39 PM 01 42 AM 07 07 AM 01 18 PM 08 04 PM 01 55 AM 07 44 AM 01 55 PM 08 28 PM 02 11 AM 08 23 AM 02 34 PM 08 52 PM 02 32 AM 09 04 AM 03 16 PM 09 16 PM 02 58 AM 09 49 AM 04 02 PM 09 43 PM 03 29 AM 10 40 AM 04 56 PM 10 11 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borrow anywhere in the world Sign up online at Like us on (239) 945-1664 www.towboatuscapecoral.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Early aircraft s throttles had a ball on the end of it in order to go full throttle the pilot had to push the throttle all the way forward into the wall of the instrument panel. Hence balls to the wall for going very fast. During WWII U.S. airplanes were armed with belts of bullets which they would shoot during dogfights and on strafing runs. These belts were folded into the wing compartments that fed their machine guns. These belts measure 27 feet and contained hundreds of rounds of bullets. Often times the pilots would return from their missions having expended all of their bullets on various targets. They would say I gave them the whole nine yards meaning they used up all of their ammunition. The saying God willing and the creek don t rise was in reference to the Creek Indians and not a body of water. It was written by Benjamin Hawkins in the late 18th century. He was a politician and Indian diplomat. While in the south Hawkins was requested by the President of the U.S. to return to Washington . In his response he was said to write God willing and the Creek don t rise. Because he capitalized the word Creek it is deduced that he was referring to the Creek Indian tribe and not a body of water. In George Washington s days there were no cameras. One s image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are limbs therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression Okay but it ll cost you an arm and a leg. (Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint.) As incredible as it sounds men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October). Women kept their hair covered while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn t wash the wigs so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread put the wig in the shell and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy hence the term big wig . Today we often use the term here comes the Big Wig because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy. In the late 1700 s many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly a long wide board folded down from the wall and was used for dining. The head of the household always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. History Lesson Occasionally a guest who was usually a man would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the chair man. Today in business we use the expression or title Chairman or Chairman of the Board. Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee s wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other if a woman began to stare at another woman s face she was told mind your own bee s wax. Should the woman smile the wax would crack hence the term crack a smile . In addition when they sat too close to the fire the wax would melt. Therefore the expression losing face. Ladies wore corsets which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman as in straight laced wore a tightly tied lace. Common entertainment included playing cards. However there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the Ace of Spades. To avoid paying the tax people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet since most games require 52 cards these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren t playing with a full deck. Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones TV s or radios the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns pubs and bars. They were told to go sip some Ale and listen to people s conversations and political concerns. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. You go sip here and You go sip there. The two words go sip were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and thus we have the term gossiping At local taverns pubs and bars people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid s job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in pints and who was drinking in quarts hence the phrase minding your P s and Q s . 33 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast One more bet you didn t know this In the heyday of sailing ships all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However how to prevent them from rolling about the deck The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top resting on four resting on nine which rested on sixteen. Thus a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one problem.... how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a Monkey with 16 round indentations. However if this plate were made of iron the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make Brass Monkeys. Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled.. Consequently when the temperature dropped too far the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey Thus it was quite literally Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. Redfish Pass 09-01 09-01 09-01 09-01 09-02 09-02 09-02 09-02 09-03 09-03 09-03 09-03 09-04 09-04 09-04 09-04 09-05 09-05 09-05 09-05 09-06 09-06 09-06 09-06 09-07 09-07 09-07 09-07 09-08 09-08 09-08 09-08 09-09 09-09 09-09 09-09 09-10 09-10 09-10 09-10 09-11 09-11 09-11 09-11 09-12 09-12 09-12 09-12 09-13 09-13 09-13 09-14 09-14 09-14 09-15 09-15 09-15 09-15 09-16 09-16 01 06 AM 04 49 AM 11 23 AM 06 31 PM 01 28 AM 05 41 AM 12 13 PM 07 05 PM 01 45 AM 06 25 AM 12 56 PM 07 35 PM 01 59 AM 07 03 AM 01 35 PM 08 00 PM 02 12 AM 07 40 AM 02 12 PM 08 24 PM 02 28 AM 08 19 AM 02 51 PM 08 48 PM 02 49 AM 09 00 AM 03 33 PM 09 12 PM 03 15 AM 09 45 AM 04 19 PM 09 39 PM 03 46 AM 10 36 AM 05 13 PM 10 07 PM 04 24 AM 11 37 AM 06 23 PM 10 36 PM 05 09 AM 12 50 PM 08 02 PM 11 09 PM 06 06 AM 02 16 PM 10 24 PM 11 59 PM 07 21 AM 03 40 PM 11 46 PM 01 54 AM 08 54 AM 04 50 PM 12 20 AM 03 44 AM 10 25 AM 05 46 PM 12 46 AM 05 03 AM 1.83 1.54 2.53 0.45 1.88 1.40 2.58 0.47 1.93 1.24 2.61 0.53 2.00 1.07 2.61 0.62 2.10 0.90 2.57 0.73 2.23 0.74 2.50 0.86 2.38 0.60 2.39 0.99 2.52 0.49 2.24 1.14 2.64 0.43 2.05 1.28 2.72 0.42 1.85 1.43 2.75 0.44 1.69 1.56 2.73 0.43 1.68 1.66 2.68 0.39 1.76 1.70 2.66 0.34 1.84 1.60 2.69 0.34 1.92 1.39 H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L 09-16 09-16 09-17 09-17 09-17 09-17 09-18 09-18 09-18 09-18 09-19 09-19 09-19 09-19 09-20 09-20 09-20 09-20 09-21 09-21 09-21 09-21 09-22 09-22 09-22 09-22 09-23 09-23 09-23 09-23 09-24 09-24 09-24 09-24 09-25 09-25 09-25 09-25 09-26 09-26 09-26 09-27 09-27 09-27 09-27 09-28 09-28 09-28 09-28 09-29 09-29 09-29 09-30 09-30 09-30 09-30 10-01 10-01 10-01 10-01 11 40 AM 06 31 PM 01 09 AM 06 05 AM 12 42 PM 07 09 PM 01 30 AM 06 56 AM 01 35 PM 07 40 PM 01 51 AM 07 43 AM 02 24 PM 08 08 PM 02 12 AM 08 27 AM 03 10 PM 08 32 PM 02 34 AM 09 10 AM 03 54 PM 08 56 PM 02 59 AM 09 53 AM 04 40 PM 09 20 PM 03 28 AM 10 39 AM 05 31 PM 09 45 PM 04 02 AM 11 31 AM 06 36 PM 10 15 PM 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2.19 H 0.75 L 2.08 H 0.52 L 2.09 H 0.87 L 2.21 H 0.43 L 1.96 H 0.99 L 2.31 H 0.38 L 1.79 H 1.12 L 2.38 H 0.37 L 1.62 H 1.25 L 2.41 H 0.38 L 1.48 H 1.36 L 2.39 H 0.38 L 1.47 H 1.45 L 2.35 H 0.34 L 1.54 H 1.49 L 2.33 H 0.30 L 1.61 H 1.40 L 2.35 H 0.30 L 1.68 H 1.21 L 09-16 09-16 09-17 09-17 09-17 09-17 09-18 09-18 09-18 09-18 09-19 09-19 09-19 09-19 09-20 09-20 09-20 09-20 09-21 09-21 09-21 09-21 09-22 09-22 09-22 09-22 09-23 09-23 09-23 09-23 09-24 09-24 09-24 09-24 09-25 09-25 09-25 09-25 09-26 09-26 09-26 09-26 09-27 09-27 09-27 09-28 09-28 09-28 09-28 09-29 09-29 09-29 09-29 09-30 09-30 09-30 09-30 10-01 10-01 10-01 11 15 AM 06 01 PM 12 44 AM 05 35 AM 12 17 PM 06 39 PM 01 05 AM 06 26 AM 01 10 PM 07 10 PM 01 26 AM 07 13 AM 01 59 PM 07 38 PM 01 47 AM 07 57 AM 02 45 PM 08 02 PM 02 09 AM 08 40 AM 03 29 PM 08 26 PM 02 34 AM 09 23 AM 04 15 PM 08 50 PM 03 03 AM 10 09 AM 05 06 PM 09 15 PM 03 37 AM 11 01 AM 06 11 PM 09 45 PM 04 17 AM 12 01 PM 07 40 PM 10 22 PM 05 06 AM 01 12 PM 09 29 PM 11 31 PM 06 14 AM 02 25 PM 10 35 PM 01 26 AM 07 48 AM 03 31 PM 11 10 PM 03 05 AM 09 23 AM 04 25 PM 11 35 PM 04 13 AM 10 36 AM 05 07 PM 11 56 PM 05 03 AM 11 32 AM 05 43 PM 2.38 H 0.36 L 1.77 H 0.98 L 2.38 H 0.48 L 1.88 H 0.76 L 2.32 H 0.64 L 2.01 H 0.57 L 2.22 H 0.80 L 2.14 H 0.43 L 2.09 H 0.95 L 2.25 H 0.35 L 1.94 H 1.08 L 2.33 H 0.32 L 1.80 H 1.19 L 2.36 H 0.34 L 1.68 H 1.28 L 2.35 H 0.40 L 1.57 H 1.36 L 2.28 H 0.47 L 1.52 H 1.44 L 2.19 H 0.53 L 1.54 H 1.51 L 2.08 H 0.56 L 1.60 H 1.51 L 2.01 H 0.56 L 1.67 H 1.41 L 2.00 H 0.56 L 1.73 H 1.24 L 2.04 H 0.59 L 1.80 H 1.05 L 2.08 H 0.65 L www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 34 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast 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 Captain Jonathan Blake 707-9548 or 707-3351 DISCOVER Over the last almost ten years in the marine industry I have been in and out of pretty much every marina and facility in the county. My career kept me around Cape Harbour fishing trips and tournaments boat rides and great times always ended up at Tween Waters. I Captained a group of ladies every few weeks from Gulf Harbour to South Seas for the day and hauled more boats out for service to be done at Ft. Myers Boat Club than I will ever own. I found that The Landings has the best fuel prices on the river and Liberty Marine are the on-the-water Mercury specialists. I finally found the Low Key Tiki when I dropped someone off at Monroe Canal Marina and have made my way to Mullock Creek Marina on a slow low tide. I ve brought many boats to Fish Tale Marina and while I was there had the fish tacos at The Fish House. There are so many waterfront facilities in Lee County where we can fuel up both the boat and the crew. Check out the water-access fuel map in The Nautical Mile page 39. All the places I ve been are all great in their own ways but there is one place that I have called home for over a year. Up the Imperial River is where you will find Bonita Bay Marina the home dock of TowBoatU.S. 9. Only closed on Christmas Day Bonita Bay is open 7 days a week from 8-5. Three storage barns are on the property and two forklifts launch and recover boats. Wet slips feature lifts with water and electrical outlets. There are charter boats on site for a day of fishing or a sunset tour and the non-ethanol fuel dock is open until 5pm. The marina staff will launch your boat and on request will fuel oil raise bimini tops and stock your boat with bait and or ice. After your day underway the Marina Staff can flush and wash your boat and put her in storage or you can do it yourself. There are several work racks for boaters use and can be used for washing waxing and general repairs. Every day I see service companies like Tim Steiner of Brookside Marine Offshore Performance and Fish Tale Marina Service working on customer boats. They also offer work performed by the marina staff. Washing and waxing full detailing and metal polishing battery replacement and light mechanical maintenance. If you would like while you are gone for the summer they can summarize your boat and cover her in plastic to keep her clean while you are gone. Bonita Bay Marina also provides vessel management while you are gone and will run the boat out and check all systems monthly. Bonita Bay also offers Hurricane Storage. All wet slip customers are placed in the storage barns once we are in the cone and returned to the slips when they are done. It s impressive how in 2 days the marina is secured. The team effort from the ships store to the dockmaster s crew is awesome. Bonita Bay is also a designated Clean Marina as well as a Shark Free Marina. Environmental conservation is something that we all can do on the water but very few hold the Clean Marina designation and Bonita Bay was one of the first. If you would like to get information on the marina and storage and service rates call the ships store at 239.495.3222. You also can get an Unlimited TowBoatU.S. Membership while you are there Have a great September everyone Stationed at Bonita Bay Marina Office (239) 945-1664 Cell (239) 271-7576 www.TowBoatUSFMBeach.com (239) 945-1664 Naples Pier 09-01 09-01 09-01 09-01 09-02 09-02 09-02 09-02 09-03 09-03 09-03 09-04 09-04 09-04 09-04 09-05 09-05 09-05 09-05 09-06 09-06 09-06 09-06 09-07 09-07 09-07 09-07 09-08 09-08 09-08 09-08 09-09 09-09 09-09 09-09 09-10 09-10 09-10 09-10 09-11 09-11 09-11 09-11 09-12 09-12 09-12 09-13 09-13 09-13 09-13 09-14 09-14 09-14 09-14 09-15 09-15 09-15 09-15 09-16 09-16 04 20 AM 10 22 AM 05 00 PM 11 27 PM 05 01 AM 11 04 AM 05 38 PM 11 54 PM 05 39 AM 11 42 AM 06 14 PM 12 21 AM 06 15 AM 12 18 PM 06 47 PM 12 49 AM 06 51 AM 12 53 PM 07 19 PM 01 15 AM 07 28 AM 01 28 PM 07 51 PM 01 39 AM 08 06 AM 02 06 PM 08 22 PM 02 02 AM 08 48 AM 02 50 PM 08 54 PM 02 27 AM 09 34 AM 03 45 PM 09 28 PM 02 59 AM 10 28 AM 04 53 PM 10 06 PM 03 44 AM 11 33 AM 06 13 PM 11 01 PM 04 47 AM 12 48 PM 07 40 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PM 2.75 0.16 2.45 0.73 2.82 0.21 2.57 0.47 2.82 0.31 2.65 0.26 2.74 0.45 2.68 0.11 2.59 0.61 2.67 0.05 2.40 0.79 2.61 0.07 2.20 0.96 2.51 0.15 2.00 1.12 2.39 0.28 1.83 1.27 2.27 0.42 1.70 1.40 2.14 0.55 1.69 1.47 2.04 0.62 1.79 1.45 2.02 0.62 1.91 1.34 2.12 0.60 2.04 1.17 2.25 0.57 2.17 0.97 2.37 0.56 H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 35 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Wastin Time I m sitting on the dock of the bay watching the tide roll away was sung by Otis Redding. This song has captured the imagination of many of us who love the water. As fisherman we enjoy a great sunset beside the bay. It is always the perfect way to end a day watching the brilliant colors dance off the clouds and mark the sky. However sitting on the dock watching the tide is not what one really has in mind when you come to a Mecca of fishing such as Islamorada. However is setting on the dock really what you want to do with so much fishing surrounding you Well it certainly is Fishing can occur when we least expect it and as I found out at any particular moment. Dock fishing has now elevated itself to a much different plane of existence. So hopefully one can learn just how to successfully dock fish. In order to successfully dock fish in Islamorada we need to take a lesson from chum fishing. Chumming is particularly important. In our case we decided to chum with Black fin Tuna. Tuna is a fine table fair however tuna does bring in those targeted fish close enough to both see and catch. Now one must get up early and run offshore to target those Black fin Tuna running around the Islamorada Hump or the 409 Hump. Remember we are looking to catch bait and the tuna are striking with wild abandon. Small plastic squid baits used with a egg sinker and placed way back and way back again is deadly for these fish. On our first day of bait catching we were successful but capturing 5 Black fins and 1 Dolphin. Man are we getting ready for a fantastic day of dock fishing. As the temperature and the sun climbed together the fishing tended to wane offshore and by 2 pm it was a mad dash back to port. Once back to port now prepping your catch is key because it is here that we obtain our chum. Fillet your fish. Make sure you cut chunks out of the more valuable areas. The head and body are tossed just off the dock providing a strong scent drawing in all those wary dock snapper and their larger friends. Now the more valuable parts start cutting these into small chunks so we can toss them into the water and also use with our hook. The scent brings them in and it brings everything in. Wait-a-moment those more valuable parts are the rib cage and blood line found within the fillets. Never in my imagination would have I for my snapper outfit with the 10 pound test. Truly it was not the 100 pounder but more like the medium sized one. The little spinning rod bent nearly double as the great fish decided to streak down the remaining dock fronts. The fight lasted mere seconds and the tiny spool looked just like a Dreidel on steroids. Snap went the line and snap went the dream of landing such a great fish. Now the 11 year old was relieved to know his old man failed to catch this fish. Much to my astonishment the 11 year old was now in competition for the next Tarpon. For him it was on like Donkey Kong. Who knew True to form the next dock adventure proved fruitful for him. Different time different dock and different results. With a loud shout of enthusiasm was heard floating in the air when the 11 year old hook into his 1st Tarpon. Quickly the adult party gather around him to watch the spectacle of the 1st Tarpon. Enviously I counted the jumps. At least four times did this fish take to the air to shake it s hook. The crowd cooed and awed over each jump. He chased his fish up and down the dock turning the fish so it would not drag the line across the oyster rich piling of the other nearby docks. Ultimately the fish surrendered only to have its picture taken and then released only a little more than tired than it was before. The only exception was the old man who by this time was green with envy and now I am planning the next expedition for docking fishing in Islamorada to catch what I missed. toss perfectly good fillets toward dock snapper unless... Dock snapper make a fun fight on 10 pound test spinning. The snapper seemed thick and never ending. Yet the mystery that keeps us coming back was none other than the a) 4 ft. nurse shark scavenging the carcass b) the 3 ft. stingray doing the same or c) the Silver King himself. If you answered C then you win the prize. The things you discover when a glamor species shows up is truly amazing. In fact I did not know that an 11 year old has a bucket list of fish he wishes to catch and my wife thought I was too old to stop everything I was doing and run to the dock with rod in hand to catch a Tarpon. Well now she knows that since there is not a check mark by my bucket list of glamor fish I will run down to that dock in order to have a shot at the Silver King. The Tarpon had come and gone and come back again all before we had to go to dinner. Wow what timeliness of these fish to be so user-friendly. What was even more incredible is that they came in different sizes. There was a small one a medium one and a large one likely approaching 100 pounds. With a hunk of tuna blood line on the hook and a toss out into the bay both of us waited to see what would happened. 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When using live bait try to match the hatch of what is prevalent in the water or get a bait fish that he can t resist I.E. a ladyfish needlefish small jack crevalle greenbacks pilchards sardines and lastly the lowly pin-fish. Effective but not very useful unless you re in deeper waters like the passes. Man give me a bait box full of pinners and turn me loose in the passes Hoo wee you can have a blast. Inshore it s a little different. presenting live baits of a particular variety demands a little tact in presentation. I try to present the tastiest bait and the rarest bait in the area to present to snook. If I am in a strong pin-fish and greenback area I m going to fish with a ladyfish or a needlefish. If I am in the passes I m going to present pin-fish sandbream or a small jack crevalle. How small The size of a large pin-fish is perfect. I like the crevalles because they are fearless. They will run all over the place and bounce off of Snooks noses until one of them nails him. Same thing around the docks. A Ladyfish will try to get away from the action and a doggone jack will bounce off of every one of em until one of them hits it. Knowing your baits and their nuances will increase your odds of landing a monster fish. Just make sure you are geared up for the fish you are fishing. If you are fishing with anything less than thirty pound braid..... I m not talking to the pros here you already know. This is for everyone else. If you are using anything under thirty pound test here is what is happening and will happen in the future. The fish gets exhausted you get broke off or a small barnacle cut your line like it was a piece of thread. Why do I mention this Why is it important Because I am still cleaning up too much braided line of twenty pound test and under from the mangroves. With a heavier line you can usually get your lure or hook out of the trees and also be able to turn a snook when he torpedoes your butt into the mangroves and you watch helplessly as he strips thirty yards of twenty pound test braid because you were afraid he would break the line. There are some huge fish on the flats and in the channels. Snook are notorious for burning drag. I let him burn it for about three seconds before I am locked down and have him turned away from the mangroves and coming to the kayak that I have anchored securely before I began fishing for a Snook. No anchor..... No Fish He will tow you and your boat right into the bushes so make sure you have a decent anchor system. I ll be fishing hard all this month for snook and I ll let you know how things are going. Til then Love & Light. September In Pine Island Sound Capt. Dick May Snook season is finally reopening Sept. 1st 2013. There are mixed opinions as to whether it should have been opened or should have remained closed for one more year. I do not know the answer to that but I do know there have been a lot of very large Snook caught and released this summer. For best results fish the potholes or beaches on low tides and current swept points when the tide is running high and swift. Also around docks pilings and rock structure. Use Pilchards Pinfish large live shrimp soft jerkbaits and top water lures. Toss a few pilchards out for chum to excite the fish. If fishing the bushes pick a shady point with current and cast your bait so the current will sweep it along the bushes. Beef up your tackle with 30 leader and at least 20 Power pro main line. Carefully release all non-legal or fish you do not wish to keep. Do not keep the fish out of the water too long while unhooking or taking pictures. When free-lining Pilchards a small cork 4 or 5 feet above the bait helps keep track of where the bait is. The water will still be in the high 80s so the Redfish will be way back up under the bushes on a high tide. Using shrimp pinfish or pilchards a small cork helps get your bait back where the fish are if you can cast it so that the tide or wind will drift it there. Be patient and give it a few minutes in a likely spot. If using cut bait like Ladyfish steaks do not use any weight and try to skip it back into the shade as far as you can. Later in the month schools of Redfish should be out on the flats early in the morning. Watch for nervous water in a V formation. Quietly get in front of the direction the fish are traveling and anchor. As the school approaches cast to the side of the fish nearest you and hang on. Do not cast into the school. These will be large mostly over slot size fish so gear up with 30 leader and 20 Power pro line. If using artifical s I like Johnson Gold spoons Skitter Walk top-water plugs and soft plastic jerk baits. The fish are on the prowl and feeding so they will attack almost anything. Mangrove Snapper fishing should be excellent. Fish brushy points with current with small pieces of pilchards small pinfish and small pieces of shrimp on small hooks. I also like fishing rocky bottoms in 20-30 ft of water in the passes. Use enough weight to keep your bait on the bottom. Fish the passes on a flat or very slow tide in order to bump the bottom. Using 15-20 lb fluorocarbon leader also helps when water is very clear. Snapper is my favorite table fare. See my recipe to the right. Sharks Spanish Mackerel Bluefish and Lady fish schools will be around schools of bait near the passes. Watch for diving birds. Use a 6 in trace of wire ahead of your lure or bait for best results. If there on top striking bait use a top-water lure. It s a blast For Sharks use a Ladyfish head under a large cork like a Cajun Magnum or a balloon. Bait should be about 3-4 feet under the float. Trout fishing will not be the best but there have been some large Trout caught thru out the summer. Try Topwater at daybreak in very shallow water 1 to 2 feet and patches of weeds and rocks during the day on a high tide using Gulp shrimp pilchards and small pinfish. This month fish a few days before the new moon and a few days before the full moon. September is a great month to go fishing. Let s go fishing. the RAIN RAIN RAIN Too much rain this year. I m here to tell ya saltwater fishing can be mentally exhausting When I fished freshwater I looked forward to the summer rains. They provided water for the lakes flush bait out of the grasses it was great If you throw too much of that at saltwater you get what we have right now in the sound. The dance to put fish in a boat in late summer is crazy this year. I have been fishing around the weather and doing pretty decent with the fishing but it aint like it was ten years ago. August and September are notorious for tropical weather events. Most of the hurricanes we experience have happened in September so don t let your guard down until well after November. By that time the weather should level off and the axis of the planet begins it s slow sway towards the winter season here in the Northern hemisphere. Snook season is officially open right now but I can t tell you until next month how it went. I write these articles two weeks in advance to make publishing. Now is the time to make sure all of your snook poles have fresh line clean reels and oiled bearings. I re-strung my poles lubed em up and I am ready to actively fish snook. The past three years I have been doing generalized fishing looking around and getting a solid grip on the environment and watching the fish move from one area to another. The waters in Matlacha have been a mess lately with the bridge construction and the torrent of water scouring the flats clean fishing back there has gone to the dogs. NW side of the bridge is pointless until you get past the Indian Grounds on Pine Island. South of the bridge the fishing is better once you get over to the Eastern wall and hit the backwaters. The flats down the line even further are also producing some decent fish. Pineland has slowed up a bit as the fishing pressure from kayaks and small flats boats pervade the flats North and South of the marina. The smaller interior islands like East Part Island Bear Island and all around Cabbage Key and the surrounding oyster bars are providing decent action. These areas blow up with Reds in the winter and during the summer there is a wide variety of fish cruising the area. Since we are in the middle of hurricane season I would bet we are going to get more rain that being said snook will pile up around the fresh water weirs that cross Burnt Store. These weirs flow into saltwater areas and the snook congregate around them waiting for something to be flushed into the water just like a Bass would do and these are good areas to hook up with a Snook from shore. SNAPPER with CAPERS Put 1 cup flour in a 1 gallon zip lock bag. Add 2 Tbsp. Garlic Powder and 2 Tbsp. Cajun Seasoning. Place small batches of Snapper filets in bag and shake till well dusted. Next dip fillets into a whole beaten egg with 1 Tbsp water. Shake off excess and press fillets into Panko Bread Crumbs until they are thoroughly coated. Saut in a nonstick skillet with just enough olive oil to brown and cook fillets. Remove fillets to a warm plate and add 1 Tsbp. Unsalted butter and more olive oil if needed to skillet. Add 2 Tsbp. of drained capers and 1 Tsp. lemon juice to skillet and simmer for 30 seconds then pour over fillets. www.easyridercharters.com Capt. 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If in order to this any man should lose a limb or become a cripple in their service he was to have eight hundred dollars out of the public stock and for lesser hurts proportionately. X. The Captain and Quartermaster to receive two shares of a prize the master boatswain and gunner one share and a half and other officers one and quarter. XI. The musicians to have rest on the Sabbath Day but the other six days and nights none without special favour. XII. A standard compensation is provided for maimed and mutilated buccaneers for the loss of a right arm six hundred pieces of eight or six slaves for the loss of a left arm five hundred pieces of eight or five slaves for a right leg five hundred pieces of eight or five slaves for the left leg four hundred pieces of eight or four slaves for an eye one hundred pieces of eight or one slave for a finger of the hand the same reward as for the eye. CODE Many men chose lives of piracy not only to gain a fortune but also to escape tyranny. What fueled some of them to become outlaws was a deep hatred of kings noblemen and even sea captains who abused their power denying basic rights and freedoms. But although these rovers resented their own law keepers pirates weren t opposed to milder forms of government. As they roamed the seas it quickly became apparent that they needed a fair set of rules to hold things together and be successful in scoring plunder. And so the pirate code came into being. Actually there was no single set of pirate laws. Rules varied from ship to ship even mission to mission. Buccaneers began using a document called Chasse-Partie also known as Charter Party the Custom of the Coast and Jamaica Discipline. And though these articles of agreement between thieves may have differed they shared similarities as well. Pirate rules generally governed life aboard ships duties at sea compensation for injuries distribution of treasure and disciplinary action. Men swearing their lives to piracy were asked to sign the document or otherwise make their mark. Others were forced to do so under threat of violence or death. The signed parchment was then hung in a conspicuous location and referred to if necessary during or after a plunder expedition. In comparison to the law of most European powers of the day the majority of Pirate Codes were vastly simpler and more democratic commandments a novel concept at the time. Here s an example of what a typical set of Articles of Agreement looked like. These rules were preserved in Daniel Defoe s 1724 publication A General History of the Pyrates. I. Every man has a vote in affairs of moment has equal title to the fresh provisions or strong liquors at any time seized and may use them at pleasure unless a scarcity (not an uncommon thing among them) makes it necessary for the good of all to vote a retrenchment. II. Every man to be called fairly in turn by list on board of prizes because (over and above their proper share) they were on these occasions allowed a shift of clothes but if they defrauded the company to the value of a dollar in plate jewels or money marooning was their punishment. If the robbery was only betwixt one another they contented themselves with slitting the ears and nose of him that was guilty and set him on shore not in an uninhabited place but somewhere where he was sure to encounter hardships. III. No person to game at cards or dice for money. IV. The lights and candles to be put out at eight o clock at night if any of the crew after that hour still remained inclined for drinking they were to do it on the open deck. V. To keep their piece pistols and cutlass clean and fit for service. VI. No boy or woman to be allowed amongst them. 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