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TM October - 2013 Visiting and Exploring Florida s Gulf Coast -Bokeelia to Goodland- SW Florida Coastal Information Free Monthly Pat & Hea are gettin ther 9 HITCHED SW Florid a 36 Waterfron t Real Esta te Jensen s on the Bea 12 ch CONGRATULATIONS Get your Fishing License over the phone in 3 minutes Capt. Gregg McKee (888) 347-4356 NauticalMileMagazine Haul Outs Hydraulics Fiberglass work Towers & T-Tops .com www. (239) 283-3962 St. James City Ship Store Boat Sales Rocket Trailers Bottom Painting (239) 283-0200 Pineland Marina MARINE BETA MARINE INSHORE FISHING SPECIALIST FISHING CHARTERS One of Lee County s Largest Selections of Inshore & Offshore Tackle LIVE BAIT (239) 540-FISH Full selection of rods & reels CUSTOM ROD BUILDING & REPAIRS FULL SERVICE TACKLE OUTFITTER 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 October 2013 from the Publisher Last month I was working in my yard when neighbors stopped to chat while walking their dog. While talking I asked their little girl what she wanted to be when she grew up. She said she wanted to be President some day. I asked her If you were President what would be the first thing you would do She replied... I d give food and houses to all the homeless people. I said Now that s a worthy goal but you don t have to wait until you re President to do that. You can come over to my house and help me in the yard and I ll pay you 50. Then you can go over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out and you can give him the 50 to use toward food and a new house. She thought that over for a few seconds then asked Why doesn t the homeless guy come over and do the work and you can just pay him the 50 I said Welcome to the Republican Party. Well.... you should have known this was a joke when I said that I was WORKING in my yard..... If you re planning a trip across the state through the locks leave plenty of time. I had a call from a guy that showed up at 6 15 to go through the Franklin lock which closes at 7 but the staff went home early. He was forced to anchor on the opposite side of where 16 friends were camping. He made contact with staff the next morning and they could care less that they didn t do their job. It s too bad they didn t turn off the water before they left....... Help WantedFor a few months I ve been trying to find someone that knows basic web design to come sit at my desk for a couple hours and help me with a couple things I can t figure out. My questions should be simple for someone that knows basic webmaster stuff. Call me if you re for hire. Filet & Release Fishing TournamentAmy Andrews heads up this annual fund raiser for Hope hospice and this year she increased her attendance from the record breaking 63 last year to 81 boats teams this year. Congratulations on a job well done GeorgiaThe Red Head & I spent some time in NE Georgia last month Franklin area. We stayed in some very unique cabins. A guy we met collected historical cabins from the 17 & 1800 s had them modified and relocated to a property near Tallulah GA. Pic below. We spent some time with friends from St. James City that have a place in Blairsville and found 18kt in Sapphires at a local mine. We took Bo saw bears deer hiked to 4 waterfalls and really enjoyed the mountains. We re thinking about a summer home up there but I doubt I could live there permanently. As bad as the dark-water is I d miss SW Florida. If you re up that way a must-do is Capt. Mike s Seafood restaurant in Blairsville GA. Capt. Mike is from Florida and has created his own system for serving hundreds of people a night with almost no waiting and the food is GREAT The 2013 NRC AwardGetting phone messages and e-mails returned is quite a challenge in society so the Red Head & I have created the official Nautical Mile NRC Award (No Return Calls). Last month we called 13 realtors and 5 brokers. Only 2 got back to us. Of the other 16 calls & e-mails NOT ONE other person returned the call. They didn t know why we were calling only My name is Jim & I m inquiring about one of your listings . With this kind of void in service we just can t help it..... we re going to start advertising water-access real estate with Robin as the contact. She just updated her classes and scored 99.7% in returning calls. She is one of only 3 in Florida..... The .03% she missed was because she was helping me with a bunion and couldn t talk. 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 www.TremblyBald.com If you re looking for a very unique getaway look up www.tremblybald.com In closing don t follow me on Facebook. In fact don t follow anyone. Be a LEADER instead..... Serving SW Florida since 1956 RENOVATIONS COMPLETE 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 Publisher thenauticalmile gmail.com Cell (239) 980-5803 HELP WANTED Inflatable Boats of Florida is looking for a part time associate to work in the warehouse. Pick up and deliver boats set up new boats. Clean prep possibly rig new boats maintain the property cut the lawn trim trees handy man capabilities keep the warehouse neat clean and organized We would like to train you to repair inflatables as well. Inflatable Boats of Florida 3237 Van Buren Avenue - Naples www.inflatableboatsofflorida.com Cell 414-234-1011 Office 239-263-4004 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 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 05 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com O C T O B E R 2013 4 July from the Publisher 6 Heels & Reels Tournament 6 Unusual Fishing Gear - Jim Hutchinson Sr. 7 View from the Marina - Barb Hansen 8 Business Directory 9 SW Florida Yachts Moves to Tarpon Point 10 Falling for Fall - Capt. Charles Epranian 11 Go Boating Lee County Free DVD 12 Local Liquid Pleasure - Jim Griffiths 13 Red October - Capt. Terry Fisher 14 October in Pine Island Sound - Capt. Dick May 14 Captain s Log - Capt. Jonathan Blake 15 Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival 15 Transition Time - Jennifer Wolter 16 Power Squadron Classes 17 Here We Go - Capt. Bill Russell 18 October Fishing with the Snook Cowboy 19 Heather s Desk - Heather Fabrizzi 20 Makin a 180 - Capt. Joe Cassaro 20 Pineland Marina Quarterly Report 21 Local Fish Pictures 22 Some Life Lessons - Robin Griffiths 23 Matlacha Hookers Annual Tournament 24 Underwater GreenLights 26 SW Florida Boat Ramps 27 Quality Time - Capt. Joe Greco 28 SW Florida Wrecks & Reefs 29 The 90 MILLION Dollar Band-Aid 30 Brewster Baker - Wilson Hawthorne 31 The Experiment - Rob Darner 33 Days Afloat - Capt. Jim Kalvin 34 Sundowners Annual Dance 35 October with Capt. Gregg McKee 36 Red Snapper Reg Changes 36 Short Cuts - Dockside Dennis 37 Fresh off the Dock - Brent Stokes 38 Great Caloosa Poker Run 40 SW Florida Water-Access Fuel 42-45 Waterfront Real Estate 46 Naples Day Cruise 47 Black is Black - Sailboat Tom 47 Advertising in the Mile 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. Moon Phases October New Moon Oct 5 Full Moon Oct 18 November New Moon Nov 3 Full Moon Nov 17 R E A L T O R www.RobinsDirt.com (239) 699-7394 Robin RobinsDirt.com See pages 42 - 45 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. Inc. BROKER Contact us TM FLORIDA PO Box 486 - Bokeelia Fl. 33922 Office (239) 980-5803 Fax 790-1370 thenauticalmile gmail.com Get Suzuki s 3 year limited warranty plus 3 years of Suzuki Extended Protection at no extra charge on qualifying models If it s not years I don t want to hear it 6 FREE 6 YEAR WARRANTY (239) 283-3962 (239) 283-0200 Pineland Marina St. James City MARINE Sales - Service - Warranty Center www.bobandannies.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Recreational fishing is a very popular activity with many individuals who all have their own ideas of how best to catch fish. Certainly to people who do not fish much of the gear is strange and foreign. Actually since anglers can have so many original ideas and theories about fishing much of the fishing gear being used can be a mystery even to other anglers. There is no lack of creativity when fishermen are involved. One technique used by many fishermen is using some form of chum to attract fish to their baits. Chumming is distributing bait or food that makes fish believe their next great meal is right ahead of them. The very act of chumming can involve some really unusual devices. The most common is a chum pot which is a wire basket or mesh bag with small mesh. Some form of frozen ground fish or ground clams is placed in the container which is hung over the side. As the chum melts its scent attracts fish. One company has come up with very small chum baskets which are attached to the fishing line near the hooks. These are filled with chum to lure fish right to the hooks. Some fishermen who fish from the beach or shorelines need a way to distribute pieces of cutup fish into the water for chum. One ingenious angler took a plastic wiffle-ball bat and cut off the fat end of the bat. He then placed the chum into the bat and swung the bat in the direction he wanted to send the chum. Now you can buy specially designed wiffle-ball bats for fishing. A more technical chumming machine is used by offshore deep sea fishermen. In 6 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Many fishermen like to fish with natural bait but many others use some form of lure or artificial substance to catch fish. There are soft rubber baits some of which are scented. Lures can be made of plastic wood and metal. Some lures can be less than an inch long while others may be over a foot in length. There are even lures called birds which do not have hooks on them but are trolled behind a boat to attract the attention of fish. There is a wide variety of objects to help in dealing with a fish after it is on the hook. To avoid touching a fish with their hands anglers use different tools to take the fish off the hook. They may be as simple as pliers or as diverse as long handled hooks. There are specially designed gloves to wear to avoid cutting your hands on the fish. Once you catch the fish it must be cleaned. Some anglers use specially designed fish cutting boards that have a large clamp at the end to hold the slippery fish in place. Those special gloves can come in handy here too. You can use a conventional fillet knife or maybe try a specially designed electric fillet knife that is similar to the old electric carving knives from the 1970 s. Actually planning and designing for fishing trips can be half the fun for avid anglers. Most anglers are men and the objects designed for fishing are just more expensive toys than they had when they were little boys. UNUSUAL FISHING GEAR Jim Hutchinson Sr. order to insure a steady distribution of fish chunks into the water someone invented a device with an automated conveyor belt that automatically picks up chum from a bucket and sends it overboard one or two chunks at a time. This took the place of a person doling the chum over the side by hand. Another electronic device used to attract fish at night is a light that is dropped over the side of the boat where it shines to attract baitfish and in turn larger fish to feed on them. Speaking of night there are all kinds of lights designed to be worn on the head with bands to keep your hands free. There is even a hat with lights built into the brim. If you have trouble finding things in your cooler in the dark you can buy a light that fits right on the top of the cooler. Anglers who fish from shore seem especially prone to being creative. Surf fishermen who fish with conventional rods and reels must put pressure on the spool with their thumb to prevent backlashes. If the line is dry or too much pressure is applied the friction of the revolving spool can cause blisters on the thumb. There are little booties that can be worn on your thumb to protect it from these blisters. Holding a long surf rod can get tiring. To take the strain off the arms and backs there are leather holders that can be worn to rest the butt of the rods in. There is a pocket for the rod with a loop at the other end that is attached to your belt. Some shore anglers do not like to hold their rods at all while they do other things other than pay attention to their rods. They put the rods in a spike while their attention wanders. So small bells are attached to the rod tips which make noise when the tip starts to bounce from a bite. Just like Pavlov s dog when the bell rings they pick up their rod and proceed to reel in their dinner. It is always great to get youngsters involved in fishing. When I was a kid I got hand me down fishing rods from my father. Take a look at some of the outfits for kids in bait and tackle shops. On a recent stop I saw rods and reels devoted to Mickey Mouse Toy Story SpongeBob Squarepants and even Barbie. I am not sure if that is creativity or marketing. Boaters too have well developed senses of creativity. If they are trolling for fish and they want their lures lower in the water column they have several ways to do this. A simple way is to place weights in the line to weigh it down. This makes reeling in the lines more work however. There are devices called downriggers which have weights with a clip on them. The clip is attached to your line while trolling and the weight keeps the line down in the water. If a fish bites the line comes out of the clip and it is just the angler on one end and the fish on the other with no weights. A planer works pretty much the same way as a weight in that its angle forces the trolled lure down in the water column. When you start to reel in there is no resistance from the planer. jamesghutch1 aol.com Freedom Waters Foundation to host the 2nd Annual Heels & Reels Girls Fishing Tournament in collaboration with The PACE Center For Girls of Collier County Saturday October 12th 8 00 a.m. to noon Naples Boat Club Docks 909 10th St South Naples FL 34102 Afterwards there will be an awards ceremony and fish tales party. The Freedom Waters Foundation has announced a date for the 2013 FWF Heels & Reels Girls Fishing Tournament held in conjunction with the PACE Center for Girls of Collier County. The tournament is to take place on Saturday October 12th from 8 AM until 2 PM at the Naples Boat Club docks at 909 10th Street South. A rain date for the event is set for Saturday October 19th. During this annual event approximately thirty teen girls from the PACE Center for Girls of Collier County will be introduced to the enjoyment of sport fishing. Each participant will be paired with an experienced female angler that can offer mentoring and instruction while on the water. Awards to be presented for most fish biggest fish and most unusual catch. Volunteers and sponsors are currently being sought to donate funding vessels time and experience. For more information or for corporate sponsorship opportunities contact Heels & Reels Tournament Chair Debbie Hanson at 239-233-4930. For details on donating to the FWF please contact Debra Frenkel at dfrenkel freedomwatersfoundation.org. FWF is a non-profit organization with the following mission Enhancing lives through boating opportunities and marine related activities for people with disabilities life threatening illnesses youth at risk and others with special needs. Visit the FWF website at freedomwatersfoundation.org and LIKE the Heels & Reels Fishing Tournament on Facebook at www.facebook.com HeelsReelsGirlsFishingTournament www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 07 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast View from the Marina Barb Hansen 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 Clich s Boating s Contribution All hands on deck. Now okay pipe down. I m starting with a clean slate. I want to be completely above board about this. I have no intention of barging in only to bamboozle you with mere scuttlebutt. I hereby proclaim that I will avoid clich s even if I am under the weather. It s too easy to write with clich s. Any writer who knows her ropes and is worth her salt should shape up. Am I passing with flying colors No I guess I d better mind my P s and Q s or there will be devil to pay. How many clich s did you count If you counted 14 you re A1 in my book. Oops. Make that 15. Here s the interesting part these clich s and a bunch more all came from the world of boating. Many I learned at a terrific website called shipsandcruises.com and others from an article freelance writer Chris Caswell wrote in a magazine article in 1997. Here s what I learned. A1. In Lloyd s Register A1 was the mark of a first class wooden ship. Above Board Pirates would hide crew members below decks to fool victims. When all the crewmen were on the deck then -- seeing is believing the vessel was more likely to be an honest merchant ship. All hands on deck Nowadays we gather to discuss some task. Sailors did the same thing but met on the deck. Bamboozle This was the word used to describe the deceit of pirates who flew an ensign of national origin other than their own. Barge in Most believe this term used today to describe a tactless appearance or interruption came about because barges are hard to maneuver. Clean slate Daily logs were kept on a slab of slate. Each new watch officer would erase the previous entries. Devil to pay The devil seam which ran along the hull at the deck level was the most difficult to caulk. To pay meant to caulk. Voil . The sailor had to hang off the deck to caulk the seam and was said to be between the devil and the deep blue sea. Knows the ropes It took an experienced seaman to know the function of all the ropes on a sailing vessel. Mind your P s and Q s Short for pints and quarts of ale. Tavern keepers would keep careful track (mind) the tab especially of sailors who were about to ship out. Passed with flying colors Refers to a sailing ship that distinguished itself by flying all of its pennants and flags (called colors ) when passing other vessels. Pipe down. Helmsmen told the crew members on deck that they could pipe down meaning their chores were done and they could return to their quarters below decks. Scuttlebutt To discourage idle chitchat at the ship s water barrel the drinking ladle had little holes in it so the water would leak if the sailor didn t drink it up fast. The holes were called scuttles. Shape up This was the term helmsmen used to refer to getting back on course to avoid danger. Under the weather The sailor who had to stand watch on the bow taking all the pounding and spray was said to be under the weather. Worth their salt Salt actually was also used to pay Roman sailors. So any sailor worth his salt was worth what he was getting paid. 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Contact her at info swfyachts.com 1-800-262-7939 or visit www.swfyachts.com 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. 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Pete s Diving Outfitters SHAFT STRAIGHTENING PROPELLER RECONDITIONING SKEG REPLACEMENT 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 Two for One Summer Special 2 FOR TUESDAY - NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH 2013 Available aboard the 11am & 1pm charters CHECK WITH BARNACLE S RESTAURANT for 2 FOR 1 SPECIALS CALL TODAY TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION (239) 633-8142 Both passengers must be present at time of purchase. Promotion includes regularly scheduled charters only does not include private charters or employee rates. Visit Southwest Florida s Outer Islands 24 HOUR SERVICE Shelling - Sightseeing Dolphin Watching Lunch Dinner - Private Taxi Departs from Pineland Marina North Captiva - Captiva - Cabbage Key Boca Grande - Pine Island - Useppa (239) 633-8142 www.NorthCaptivaIslandGirl.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 9 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast 17 Bay Boat for sale 1997 Sea Pro 17CC Hull Garage kept for last 2 years Motor Trailer & accessories all new within 18 months 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 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA YACHTS MOVING TO TARPON POINT MARINA Southwest Florida Yachts one of Florida s premier power and sail chartering firms and its related brokerage and power sail school are coming together at Tarpon Point Marina near Mile Marker 92 and the Caloosahatchee River in nearby Cape Coral. We are especially pleased to be able to bring all of our operations together at a first-rate marina that will allow us to grow all of our endeavors while offering our varied and loyal clients some wonderful amenities said Barb Hansen who manages and co-owns the companies with her husband Vic. This is a great way to celebrate our 30th anniversary with unlimited options for the future. The new location is also home to the Westin Cape Coral Hotel with high-end lodging quality shopping fine and casual dining tennis and a fitness and aquatic center. It also offers single family detached housing within Tarpon Estates and condominium homes at Tarpon Landings. The new marina -- with a facility totally dedicated to Southwest Florida Yachts and related companies -- is located in a sheltered deep-water harbor and is safe from storms. It provides easy access to the Gulf of Mexico via the Caloosahatchee River. It has a ship s store and offers boat and fishing charters ecoguided tours and boat kayak rentals. This move will bring our power and sail operations together at a single location as opposed to separate operations as they are now noted Hansen. We will be closer to the Southwest Florida International Airport and have the opportunity to expand our fleet our power and sail courses and our yacht brokerage business. Hansen anticipates the relocation consolidation to be completed by November 1. The Hansens began the firm in 1984. Today the company maintains 10 power yachts from 32 to 50-feet at its current headquarters at Marinatown Marina here. This location just off the Caloosahatchee River provides convenient access to the scenic and protected Gulf cruising channels around Pine Island and along Sanibel-Captiva and other Gulf of Mexico barrier islands. The move will bring added convenience and we will be even closer to the waters of the Gulf said Hansen. The five sailing fleet charter base is Burnt Store Marina near Punta Gorda on beautiful Charlotte Harbor. Either location gives charters what many consider one of the best cruising and sailing areas in the world. Visitors consider the barrier islands of Sanibel and Captiva as the best to visit for their ambiance beaches friendliness restaurants and scenery. The company has been commemorating its three-decade anniversary with free cruising days on all power and sailing vessels. Three-day or longer cruises between December 15 and April 30 net an extra free cruising day while cruises of threedays or longer during the balance of the year provide an added two days of cruising. The special anniversary offer continues through 2014. For more informationvisit www.swfyachts.com email info swfyachts.com or call 800-262-7939. 16 500 CONGRATULATIONS Pat & Heather October 2013 Ft. Myers Marine 2137 FOWLER ST. 239-334-7871 www.ftmyersmarine.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 10 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Falling For Fall Capt. Charles Epranian Its getting to be that time of year when we finally get some respite from the oppressive heat and humidity of summer and early fall. Once the first front swings through the way to pattern fish changes somewhat and you have to change up how you go about finding fish. I like to try to keep a log of when and where I catch fish and I ll go back to last years book sometimes just to see where and when I caught fish in some of my cooler weather spots. The water temp should stay pretty stable as long as we don t have any unusually cold fronts move through and change the temperature dramatically. I do always keep some live shrimp on board as the weather and water cool since most all of our predatory fish have a hard time passing up a live shrimp sitting in the strike zone. You can expect redfish to be a reliable staple as usual and snook should be fairly plentiful and willing to eat as long as the aforementioned cold fronts don t cause any wild or abrupt swings in the water temperature. In the fall most snook are trying to fatten up for the winter. When the temps do cool down they need to have some stored energy and they can get by on smaller easier prey like shrimp. They will still be plenty eager to eat white bait and pinfish and even chunked bait such as a nice stinky mullet head but you ll be amazed at the size of snook you might catch while shrimp fishing. You d never imagine a 30 some inch fish would bother eating a shrimp that can t weigh more than 1 8-1 4 ounce but I guess if they eat enough of them they ve got a decent meal on their hands. As the water starts to cool down and clean up after the summers dumping from rain locally and the big lake it ll be time to start looking to the gulf for any number of fish that frequent our near coastal waters . Anything from cobia to kingfish to grouper to tripletail you just never know what the Gulf might have to offer on a nice clear day with light wind. I have had days where the Gulf is so flat that I just know if I were younger or stupid-er I could make for Key West in a straight line and be there before lunch time. I am not repeat- NOT advocating a trip of that nature on a flats boat but I m sure someone has done it before and others will do it again and be just fine. The fresh water intrusion into our estuary has been extreme this summer but one thing to consider is that the very definition of an estuary is the place where salt and fresh water mix. Sometimes there will be more of one than the other but other times that will be reversed and the balance of nature will once again happen and we ll all forget all about it until the next time. The lake is a big problem with no easy answers or quick fixes and we can only hope that the powers that be really do try in earnest to do the best thing for the most people and not just the limited interests of the few. I sure do think that as we start to get less rain like we always do this time of year the water will really clean up quick and fishing will be great although I can t say I had any hard time with fishing this summer even with all the fresh water. For me redfish were the go to action throughout the summer and fall reds are even bigger and more eager to eat. If your lucky you might get a chance to see a school of big bull reds. Sometimes its in the shallows of the mangroves but other times it can be out in the open Gulf. I was fishing with a friend a few years ago and we came across a huge bait ball about 6-7 miles out in the Gulf. When we approached we realized that almost all the predators we have in our local waters including sharks tarpon cobia mackerel of all shapes and sizes and a massive herd of bull reds had balled all this bait up and were just chewing on it at will. I think between myself and my friend I was with we caught 8-10 fish each in the 10-15lb range. That was one of those days you dream about for years and I m still dreaming about it and salivating about my chance to see and do it again. Fall is the time. If you d like charter info or just want to talk fishing give me a call- Capt. Charles Epranian frshfsh5 aol.com (239) 410-2515 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 water-access 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. 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 Publisher - Nautical Mile thenauticalmile gmail.com Cell (239) 980-5803 Bill Luten teacher of the Saltwater Education Class at Trafalgar Middle with his students and their copy of our new Tides Book www.LeeCountyTides.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 12 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Local Liquid Pleasure Jim Griffiths - Nautical Mile Last month the Red Head & I had family in from New Mexico and I couldn t wait to get them on the water. Nancy has worked with Hallmark most of her life and Todd is an ER Doctor in southern New Mexico the Las Cruces area. Needless to say they were due for a coastal vacation. I chose Jensen s on Captiva for a destination because of its history and location and because the Bubble Room is only two blocks away. We went over by boat stopped at Barnacle s on Upper Captiva then on to a night stay on Captiva. Jensen s is a very inviting place. They treated us like family. People often say it but the staff really made me feel it. They have several cottages right on the water and anything you need is walking distance. Starbucks 3 great dinner restaurants 4 breakfast restaurants groceries anything you need. The cottages were updates and clean and the staff even helped carry our bags. The only complaint I can think of is that the breakfast places didn t open till 7 no coffee Though the marina office had a pot brewing.... At night we walked on the beach where I couldn t wait to show our guests a SW Florida night sky till I remembered There s a feeling you get when you boat where they came from home of the to an island tie the boat up and walk Big Sky . It s a bit different when you off the dock knowing that you re on an get to hear waves crashing in the dark island. More locals need to enjoy this while looking up at millions of stars. and Jensen s is a very accommodating place for locals. I noticed a feeling of relieved pressure as our ER Doctor friend got sand in his During our boat ride our guests got to toes and I invite locals to do the same. see dolphins chasing the boat several It s right in your back yard and Jensen s manatee a huge ray leaped out of the get 5 stars from us any day water about 100 in front of us and we even ran up to Boca Grande. Beaching the boat on Cayo Costa is a big deal Publisher - Nautical Mile when you re from New Mexico and thenauticalmile gmail.com our guests enjoyed every minute. www.wGoCaptiva.com (239) 472-5800 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 THE HUNT FOR THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER RED OCTOBER during the first occasion that we switched to fly rods to experience the thrill that hooking a big Red always provide. Bases on my past experiences the earlier fall (August September) Redfish migration is more prevalent north of Bokeelia (Charlotte County) and subsequently begins to pick up southward throughout Lee County (Pine Island Sound Matlacha Pass Punta Rassa to Estero Bay) in full swing in October. Sometime in November the big mature Reds (33 and above) will be fattened-up for the winter months and return to the Gulf to winter in about forty foot or so of water leaving the younger smaller Reds (33 and smaller rats ) in the bays and backwaters during the colder months. During the month of October fishing the shallow bars cuts and potholes during moving water should reward most anglers with their daily quota. Usually the better times to fish is around the full or new moon. However when Redfish are gorging themselves virtually any October day on the water should produce. They will eat virtually any presentation that one presents be it artificial live or cut. In closing a lot has been made about the tannin and high water levels. I am not an advocate of the Corps of Engineers releasing water down the Caloosahatchee and away from the sugar fields. Regardless we have no choice except to deal with it for now. The fish are out there but the strategy needs adjusting. For example fish the back-country at the beginning of a high tide or middle to lower section of the outgoing as the high water levels will prevent access to the fish that have additional hiding opportunity deep in the areas not reachable by anglers. If September was any indication of big migratory Redfish ( Reds ) infiltrating back-country waters to eat and fatten up for the winter months then October has a good chance of producing some of the best Red-fishing we have experienced in years. Notwithstanding the tannin waters from Okeechobee releases coupled with the extensive amounts of rain we have had September produced better and bigger Redfish populations from Charlotte Harbor to Estero than last year at the same time especially in the northern sectors of Pine Island Sound and Matlacha Pass. In an effort to monitor Redfish locations and migratory patterns for my charter clients I have had the pleasure of catching many Redfish in the 30 to 36 inch range on every second or third charter. The schools of fish were large and their sizes most impressive. They provided a lot of anglers with a fish or two of a lifetime . Pictured here is John Medsker of Cape Coral holding one of the September Redfish he caught exceeding 33 . The same school produced a lot of huge fish for both of us. John and I had spent the morning sight fishing the passes for Snook and the afternoon chasing the incoming tides through the back-country of Charlotte and Lee Counties in search of the locations of these ferocious fighting creatures. We caught a lot big Redfish on two separate occasions that day with all but one or two well over 30 . We sighted many well over 36 . The action was so good This is Captain Terry Fisher of Fish Face Charters wishing you a great hunt during Red October Check out my website at fishfacecharters.com for additional articles tips and charter information. I am easily reached at 239-357-6829 or via email at fishfacecharters yahoo.com fishfacecharters yahoo.com (239) 471-7332 www.fishfacecharters.com Fish Face Charters Specializing in custom marine products since 1994 2408 Andalusia Blvd. Cape Coral (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 Captain Jonathan Blake October in Pine Island Sound Capt. Dick May We are just coming off some of the best hot weather fishing I have had in several years. The dark water created some problems but the fishing held up remarkably well. Redfish seem to have made an excellent comeback from 2012. As I have stated before if the tournament boats would stop running the edges of the mangroves it would be even better. It has gotten so bad I avoid fishing on weekends if at all possible. There should be plenty of bait on the grass flats and it should be a good size. It will hang around until we have a serious cold front that drops the water temperature. I hope by October the dark water is a thing of the past. Redfish schools be visible on low tides early and late if the wind lays down. Look for nervous water in a V formation and quietly get out in front of it and anchor. Cast a gold weed less spoon top water or soft jerk bait to the side of the fish. Pilchards shrimp or pinfish work well also. They will eat just about anything. These fish will mostly be over the slot size so gear up with line and leader. If schools are not present go to a mangrove bank on a rising tide and fish under the bushes. Also fish oyster bars or pot holes just off the bushes. I will be using live pilchards shrimp pinfish and lady fish steaks. Trout fishing should be improving with more keeper size fish. Fish early and late with a top water lure for some great action. When the tide is moving during the day I will be using a Cajun Rattling cork with a white 3 inch Gulp Shrimp on a 1 8th oz. jig head. Look for schools of bait fish over a grass flat in 3 to 5 ft. of water. If the bait is there the trout mackerel and bluefish will be there also. With Snook season finally open they should be coming back in off the beaches. Fish docks blow downs of dead trees points with current oyster bars and pot holes. Pilchards are your best live bait. Chum the area a little before fishing the spot. If the Snook do not attack the chum move on. My favorite artificial is a Mirr-O-Lure suspended lure soft Jerk baits and top water lures. They will also eat pinfish large live shrimp and ladyfish steaks. The bay should be full of Mackerel Bluefish and Ladyfish. Watch for diving gulls and throw top water and suspended crank baits at them. This can provide a lot of fast action for those that have trouble fishing the bushes with out getting hung up. Sharks will be around the bait schools Use about a foot of wire ahead of your hook. Fish a chunk of fish under a cork to keep your bait out of the weeds. Mangrove Snapper should still be in the passes in 10 to 20 ft. of water over a rocky bottom. Bounce your bait along the bottom and use small pieces of shrimp or Pilchards. Fishing on a slow tide reduces hang ups as you must use enough lead to keep the bait on the bottom. October is a great month to fish so get out there so enjoy the fishing and the weather. Feel free to call me with a fishing story or for information. Captain s Log Is it me or wasn t the Fourth of July a few weeks ago Up north Mother Nature reminds us that the seasons are changing and October has arrived. Down here it is Pumpkin Spiced Latte s at Starbucks and Halloween Stores pop up in usually empty strip malls. It s still hot down here but we know that cooler temperatures are right around the corner. We may not have leaves changing colors but if you re like me you ve noticed some of the items on deck and in storage compartments in and on our boats have changed colors in our summer sun and moisture. Now is a great time to take a look at our gear and equipment and get ourselves ready for fall. Our summer heat can make stowed safety gear and equipment can be covered in mold and corrosion. With a bucket of soapy water a disinfectant like Spray Nine and a scrub brush you can keep your gear clean do a visual inspection and make the money you spent and gear we rely on last a little bit longer. Vinyl storage bags lines fenders anchor chain fire extinguishers flare kits dry bags storage compartments coolers...the list grows and grows. I use the Football game that is on before the one I really want to see is the perfect time to spend an hour or two and get all the mold and crud off and still keep up with my Fantasy League. Take a look at all your connections on electronics and lights and start thinking about getting that foul weather gear bag ready for the upcoming winter. You may also want to service your trailer. Check bearings lights straps and bunks to make sure that the summer sun and heat didn t get your trailer too. We offer roadside assistance for an extra 10 with your membership and had a member recently call that both tires fell apart due to rotten walls. West Marine carries a wide variety of trailer parts and accessories as well. It s also a good time to make sure that your insurance and TowBoatU.S Unlimited Gold Membership is up to date. With the average towing bill being around 650.00 it s a sound investment. Nothing is worse than being thanked for a job well done and helping someone and replying with you re welcome. Do you want to use Visa MasterCard or American Express Memberships are available at West Marine BoatUS.com or by calling our office at 239.945.1664. If you see one of our Captains out and about they can sign you up as well but not at the moment you need a tow. Have a great October everyone and we ll see you on the water. Book your fishing trip today (239) 283-3247 mrcmfish aol.com Stationed at Bonita Bay Marina Office (239) 945-1664 Cell (239) 271-7576 www.TowBoatUSFMBeach.com Capt. Dick s Recipes ISLAND SEAFOOD STEW 4 Fish Fillets (8oz.) cut into pieces. 12 Pine Island Clams 12 Peeled & deveined shrimp 1 Green Pepper rough chopped 1 Medium onion rough chopped 1 4 Cup Olive oil 2 Bay leaves 2 tsp. Oregano 1 tsp. Thyme 1 (24 oz.) can stewed tomatoes 2 cloves Garlic chopped 1 can ripe olives (12oz.) Salt and pepper to taste Saute peppers onion and garlic in olive oil. Add fish olives spices and tomatoes and stew on low for 15 minutes. Add clams and shrimp just before serving and cook only until clams open and shrimp turn pink. Serve with crusty French Bread and a dry white Wine. To order Capt. Dick s newest cookbook Capt. Dicks Seafood & Southern Cooking mail 14.95 plus 3.00 shipping for a total of 17.95 to Dick May - 7989 Judge Bean Road - Bokeelia FL 33922 The new book contains 375 recipes collected by Capt. Dick from all over America and particularly in the Gulf State area where he operates Easy Rider Charters fishing service. www.easyridercharters.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 15 FISHING TOURNAMENT GIVES ANGLERS A CHANCE TO WIN NEW HOBIE KAYAK The winner of the 2013 Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament will nab a Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 fishing kayak courtesy of Hobie and Estero River Outfitters at the annual event scheduled for Nov. 2. Cash prizes will also be available to those who place in the tournament. Rapidly becoming the premier tournament in Southwest Florida the catch-and-release fishing tournament is expected to draw 75 anglers to Lee County waterways as part of the Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival along the shores of Southwest Florida. This year the Lee County Parks & Recreation event features a one-day competition for anglers who catch and release snook redfish seatrout and other species. All fishing must occur on Lee County Fla. waterways. The Nov. 1 captains meeting is at Angler s Inn Matlacha with refreshments from Bert s Bar & Grill. The weigh-in happens Nov. 2 at Pineland Marina. The first place finisher will win a Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 along with accessories for the kayak which has a retail value of more than 3 000. The Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 12 is compact and versatile equipped with features such as vantage seating under-seat tackle storage horizontal storage for four rods and a livewell-ready cargo area. The second- place winner will receive 500 based on 50 participants. The third-place angler gets 300 with the fourth-place winner getting 150 and the fifth-place winner earning 50. Fishing to win this Hobie kayak or a cash prize should amp up competition Festival Coordinator Jesse Lavender said. The Calusa Blueway trail and Southwest Florida waters are among the finest in the U.S. for kayak fishing. We are grateful to Estero River Outfitters for its support of the sport and the tournament. Tournament proceeds benefit the Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism which is hosting the event with assistance from Florida Sea Grant Lee County Parks & Recreation and Calusa Blueway volunteers. Florida SEE is excited to be hosting this tournament for the fifth year running said Joy Hazell Lee County s Sea Grant agent and the Florida SEE tournament liaison. The fishing happens during the 2013 Calusa Blueway Paddling Festival which features demonstrations instruction speakers guided paddles and evening entertainment throughout the first weekend in November in nearby Fort Myers. Returning this year is a streamlined online registration site for anglers who pay a 60 fee to compete. Registration will open Wednesday Sept. 18. Go to www.floridasee.org and click on Blueway Festival under the Events Registration tab. For more information contact Lavender at (239) 533-7275 or jlavender leegov.com or Hazell at hazellje leegov.com or (239) 707-1267. Find festival and trail information on Facebook by searching Great Calusa Blueway or using this link www.facebook.com TheGreatCalusaBlue way. Or visit CalusaBluewayPaddlingFestival.com. To request trail maps be mailed to you visit www.CalusaBlueway.com. Or download the Calusa Blueway smartphone app at the Google Play or iTunes store. Transition Time is fast approaching Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Jennifer Wolter www.FinSeekerGuidedAdventuresFL.com The first cold fronts that hit in the early fall start cooling the water temperatures. This usually gets the fish in a feeding mode. These fronts are usually mild and don t drop the air temperature much. Baitfish start moving into the backs of the creeks as the water cools. The fish will follow them and you ll see schooling activity. This time of year fish stack up in deeper holes in the mouths of creeks particularly those that are more narrow with deep holes. Fishing at a low tide proves successful as fish are concentrated in these deeper pockets. Using a weighted jig head and plastic shrimp in these areas is deadly as jigging stirs up the mud and gets the attention of a redfish waiting to ambush. Fighting fish within the tight confines of creeks requires a little extra skill on the part of the angler. Make sure your drag is set properly. After setting the hook on a fish keep your rod tip low. This lowers the angle of the line and makes it less likely the fish will jump. If you pull up on the fish while fighting it you make it more likely to jump. Go so far as to stick your rod tip under the water to keep the fish down. The last thing you want to happen is having a quality fish pull you into the mangroves and break you off due to having your drag set too loose and not keeping your rod tip low. We ve all been there and know how it feels... that empty feeling you get after losing a nice fish simply because you failed to have that drag cranked down. Soon it will be hunting time when snook and reds are pushed into the backwater creeks around Estero Bay Pine Island and the Ten Thousand Islands. The cold fronts we usually start experiencing come late Fall push baitfish in causing fish to school up in good numbers along mangrove shorelines and in deep holes and pockets. Not only are the back-bays and creeks productive but it s also prime time for negative tide fishing the troughs and potholes of Pine Island. Jigging the troughs and potholes out on the flats on negative low tides can potentially produce dozens of quality reds and trout. Concentrating your casting along the grassy edges of these areas where redfish wait to ambush. Soft plastics rigged on 1 41 8 oz jig heads and skimmer jigs especially for tailing redfish are the artificials of choice. The onset of consistent cold fronts accompanied by strong Northerly winds means lower than normal tides we have to look forward to soon. The most productive mornings are wading the lower stages of the tides working the edges of the flats and oyster bars for tailing redfish and snook. The most favorable stages of the tide for targeting tailing fish are on the last stages of the outgoing to the first hour or two of the incoming tide depending on the height of the tide. Transition time will soon be here so get ready to jump into that kayak throw on your wading boots and hit the flats and the creeks. And always keep those drags set properly when working the creeks. Tight lines and here s hoping you don t have too many empty moments in your future fishing endeavors www.FinSeekerGuidedAdventuresFL.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) America s Boating Course The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron a unit of the United States Power Squadrons will be offering America s Boating Course Saturday October 26 2013 from 8 15am to 12 30pm.This course is recognized by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The State of Florida recently passed legislation requiring ANYONE born after January 1 1988 to have passed a safe boating course and obtain a Boating Safety Education ID card which is valid for life in order to operate a boat with more than 10 HP. Each student will receive a card certificate from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission upon completion of the class. The course consists of two sessions on consecutive Saturdays. The second session will be on Saturday November 2 2013 also from 8 15am to 12 30pm. Topics covered include hull design docking anchoring handling boating emergencies reading channel markers and many other topics to make each boating experience safer and more enjoyable. Successful completion of this course entitles the boater to six months FREE membership in a United States Power Squadron. The cost of the course is 45.00 with a 20.00 cost for a second person sharing the instruction materials. Paddle Smart Class The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron a unit of the United States Power Squadrons will be offering the popular Paddle Smart class. The class will be held on Saturday October 19 2013 from 8 15am to 12 30pm. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association kayaks and canoes accounted for some 54% of new boats sold in 2006 over 493 000 crafts. Kayaking canoeing or rowing are enjoyable opportunities to get close to nature have a great time and get some quality exercise in the process. The class is intended for those about to join the sport and those considering purchasing paddling equipment. Topics discussed in the class include terminology equipment minimum and optional using paddle craft both kayaks and canoes safety practices including video clip examples day-tripping and touring considerations and a few statistics The class materials include a workbook a reference handbook and a bonus handout from the American Canoe Association. The cost of the class is 45.00. 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 San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom is located at 16048 San Carlos Blvd. at the corner of Kelly Road (across from ACE Hardware) Students can register online at www.scbps.com or call the office 239-466-4040 Red Grouper Lesser Amberjack Common Snook Greater Amberjack Catfish Crevalle Jack Sheepshead Spotted Seatrout Pompano Island Girl Charters Pine Island Charters Floating Kayak Launch Reliable Taxi to Cayo Costa Guide Services and Boat Rentals 24 hour service to the islands 150 Rack Storage Facility One-Stop for everything you need Be on the Water NOW l Fue sel lable Die vai a now Ask about member fuel discounts 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 Here we go commotion ahead. What we found was a school of several hundred huge black drum tails flying in the air in 14 feet of water. Although we were armed with a live well full of shiners and pinfish we had no bait to offer as black drum feed on crustaceans and turn there nose up at any finned type offerings. Quick thinking we found a pack of Berkley Gulp shrimp hooked them directly to a circle hook threw them into the middle of tails and game on both lines were hooked up. No food value but it sure was fun and exciting to sight and catch a 30 to 40 pound fish unexpectedly made possible because we were paying attention and took advantage of an opportunity. Keep your eyes open and stay prepared The key to success is a variety of bait live artificial or both. An assortment of tackle including rods and reels that are suited for anything a day on the water may throw at you. There are some big fish moving in and through our waters make sure you re equipped accordingly if you want a fair chance at landing them. Of course all the best baits and tackle in the world won t do much good if you aren t prepared pay 17 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Captain Bill Russell October what a refreshing time for anglers in southwest Florida. After a long hot summer we finally get relief with cooler days lower humidity and few thunderstorms. That combination can get your blood pumping and energy up for some good fishing. And good fishing we come to expect this month the fish are also appreciating the seasonal change and are active hungry and on the move. Schooling baitfish are everywhere inshore offshore the passes the grass flats everywhere. Depending on your target bait size can range from tiny glass minnows to large mullet. You shouldn t have too much problem loading up on your favorite baits. If catching and fishing live bait isn t your thing no problem there are a host of great lures and baits that mimic about every bait like creature that swims or craws just match the hatch so to speak with the bait around the area you are fishing. You well also notice birds birds and more birds they are great indicators as to where to begin your search for both bait and game fish. If they are working an area of water something is going on under the surface. This is a great month to take advantage of any opportunity that may present itself and not to get too hung up on any one species. If a targeted species isn t cooperating there are plenty of other fish to go after. A lot of fish both pelagic and local are on the move be ready for anything. A good example recently on a flat calm morning we were running across Charlotte Harbor and noticed a lot of attention to your surroundings and jump at an opportunity when it presents itself. Yes even a blind squirrel can find an acorn once in a while and the fishermen without a clue will occasionally catch his prize. But what separates the so-so anglers from the really good ones are simple preparation always paying attention to their surroundings and the knowledge to recognize an opportunity and act. Fishing is never the same twice variables change and it s never exactly the same two days in a row you as an angler should always be adapting and learning. There is not a day on the water that you shouldn t learn something new if you strive to be an above average angler just have fun while learning. Here we go a month with so much to offer for those armed and ready for whatever fishing opportunity may come along. Also it s our last slow month (except tournament weekends) before the waters begin to get crowded and cold fronts start to arrive. Make some time and go fishing (239) 283-7960 gcl2fish live.com www.fishpineisland.com Pontoons - Tri-toons Performance-toons The only true Saltwater Series Pontoon Prices & Styles to fit every Budget BOAT CENTER CENTER BONITA Bonita Boat Center Now In Naples 854 River Pointe Drive (239) 417-2896 27760 S. Tamiami Trail - Bonita Springs Open 7 Days www.bonitaboatcenter.com (239) 992-5777 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 18 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast When in the passes anything goes but again the methods you employ while out there will dictate whether you catch a Shark or a Tarpon both can be caught with a live ladyfish but if you throw artificials you are more than likely going to catch a Tarpon before a Shark. Fishing on the bottom Well........ you ll get bottom feeders. Grass flats you get Trout. It s all about where and when to fish with saltwater. If you have a day of fishing planned stick to the plan. Decide your fish decide your area and decide your baits and tactics and stick to it. There have been many days in the past where I have altered what I had in my head for the day and the floor fell out from under me. When I make a plan for the day now I stick to it because I cover more water and concentrate more time on a hole rather than throwing a few times and moving. No more. Now I cast every 60 to 100 inches all the way up the line and I fish around the moon. Where is it what s the phase is this a Major full moon or is it a Minor full moon is it moon Rise or is it moon set etc etc. I fish by the numbers and just like coloring by numbers I can guarantee fish on any given trip. Let me re-phrase thatI can guarantee Gamefish on any given trip. and I don t mean a Trout. Everybody gets lucky. To be consistent you have to fish consistently and track your lunar and weather patterns for that epic day on the water. It thrills my soul to tell a client how the trip is going to go and when we should start catching fish and it happens according to the plan. Numbers numbers numbers. This one s short and sweet and hopefully I ll be able to gush about how beautiful the area is again next month.. I just hope we don t lose the estuary this time. This one was rough Love & Light. 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 the 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 Happy Halloween. Fall is here and it seems it s on schedule for once. The torrential Summer rains are winding down and things should be drying out rather quickly. I went fishing three times last month and I caught five Snook on those trips. After that I couldn t bear to paddle in the sewage pit we call home. The audacity of people blows my mind. If they came down here and actually got a close look at the water they would act more quickly. This year was one of the worst years ever as far as turbidity and flow I have ever seen. Now that the rains have subsided things should get better. There seem to be plenty of Snook this year. I was only on the water for about thirty minutes before I was hooking up. I timed the windows with the moon so I expected to to catch fish when I did. It s just that I was happy there were Snook At Will available. I wouldn t use last month as an indicator simply because of all of the run-off affecting everything. let the weather level off and the days to cool down and we ll see how it turns out. We still have another month to watch out for hurricanes and I wouldn t be surprised if one snuck in from the Caribbean and stirred things up one last time before the holidays get into full swing. If that happens we ll just have to suck it up and roll with it. Point of interest... you catch what you fish for in saltwater. Our gamefish have very specific areas that they frequent and they require a little tact when fishing for them. Take the backwaters for example You can catch a Snook on a flat but you are more than likely to catch a Red than anything else. The Snook may be on a point of the flat but rarely in the middle. You can catch Reds around docks and structure but you are more than likely going to catch a Snook. 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 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 snookcowboy gmail.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 q Heather Fabrizzi My American Dream When you think of Sea Tow you may think of a type of road service on the water.... I see it differently. I am going to share a little of what my life is like living my Sea Tow dream my Sea Tow life. Sea Tow is not just a job for me she has become apart of me. Through thick and thin she has been a rock for me through the ups and downs we all go through in life. She s always been there for me and I promised to always be there for her. Yes Sea Tow is Your Road Service at Sea but we are much larger. We love to help people Together we are a large family providing assistance for our members as well as in emergency situations we are underway to help anyone in distress. There is no better feeling than being able to assist the Coast Guard National Guard FWC or the Sheriff s department when it matters most. Many times people ask me How can you tell When you listen to the VHF radio you can tell when someone is in distress my brain literally switches into emergency mode and that goes for our captains as well We are on the water 24 7 my life revolves around Sea Tow 24 7. When natural disasters hit for example Hurricane Katrina or the BP oil spill we are ready and underway. Some of the things these guys have seen and accomplished would have broken my heart but there is still a job to do. Living in an RV with four other guys taking working day in and day out when there is no power no roads and your pulling boats off peoples rooftops sounds a little crazy for me but these guys achieve that mission every time. I am proud of all the men and women we work with and even more happier to be apart of that family. So the next time you see your Sea Tow captain ask him if he has any stories for you. October is a very special month for me because I am going to be marrying my best friend Capt. Patrick O Brien. Fresh out of the Coast Guard Pat came to Sea Tow. In 1999 his dream of owning a Sea Tow office came true. He has had many trials and tribulations that comes with running a company to achieving his success to building The World s Largest Sea Tow . I have worked for Pat for going on five years now and I never imagined the one has been right there next to me everyday. Even though I have known him longer than I have worked for the company we have become best friends over the years. God works in mysterious ways I like to joke around with him that one of the reasons he loves me so much is because my heart bleeds yellow. The truth is Sea Tow brought me Pat. It is so nice to be with someone that shares the same love passion and understanding that goes with this company. I am so proud of you Pat... All the families you have helped your successes in the Coast Guard your leadership to these men everyday and this business you have built Your willingness to always find a way no matter what you are strongest and greatest man I know. I am honored to be your wife Thank you for giving me my happier ever after. I am blessed to finally be living my American dream hfabrizzi seatow.com Sea Tow Ft. Myers (239) 945-4820 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 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 20 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Makin a 180 The fishing down here this September has been nothing less than epic and should get better come October. I had some incredible trips but there s one that really sticks in my head due to the complete transition that took place a couple hours into it. On Thursday night as I m getting all my gear ready for the tournament coming up on Saturday I m pouring myself a scientifically rationed Captain n Coke and my phone rings. A total blessing this time of year. Hello Hello Captain Joe (Great what I do now ) Yes sir My wife & I are visiting Naples and were wondering if you had an opening this weekend Sure do How many people Just two oh and are dogs allowed on the boat Hmmmm how big Pretty small. Let me check my bank account. Yep Bring the lil rascal along. So after a long Friday and Saturday I go to bed Saturday night thinking of my pleasant dog trip I have coming the next morning. I wake up do my thing and idle over to the dock to pick up my anglers. We do the meet and greet I assess the canine. Great people and pooch. Let s go So as we re idling out we re talking and I m looking to get a feel of what I need to do for them to make this a great trip and money well spent. That was an easy read because all they kept saying is how much they enjoyed catching and eating the snapper they got on a trip they took with a guy they went with last year. Oh ya Easy to please really cool young couple from Miami and I didn t even know the dog was there. Exactly what I needed to ease the stress from Friday and Saturday. So everythings going great parked up to a tree and it was the Fat Snapper Inn chewin like piranhas with 2 small slot redfish mixed in. Well wouldn t you know it a big ole school of finger mullet appear and stayed there long enough to let me slowly get my net out. Two throws and we must ve had a hundred of them. They were thrilled they ve never seen anything so cool and each had already caught there biggest fish ever. So that s over and once again I m standing there with 2 bare circle hooks dangling in my face but this time the people are looking at each other confused like is he broken I was just standing there trying to get myself to just bait the hooks and go on with my relaxing pressure free fun trip. Before I knew what I was even doing I fired up the engine racked up their rods pulled the stick pin and yelled It s Game On People Capt. Joe Cassaro 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. The wife sat down the dog started doing circles and Danny stood at the center console smiling in wonderment asking me What does that mean He didn t know heck he didn t care but he saw me get suddenly energized and focused and figured it had to be something good so he threw his fist in the air and let out a Woo hoo as we sped off. The tide was going out so I went further back to get into a lil higher good moving water in a tiny mangrove covered cove with a nice little oyster bar on the right and a passage way between two little islands on the left that led into a deep hole where the fish retreat to waiting for the water to fall out and bait to filter into their mouths. I was focused and quiet as I re-rigged bumping up their leader to 50 fluorocarbon and a 3 0 J hook. So now here come the questions as I m baiting the hooks. I answer none and keep a focused look to build the anticipation. (After all it is a show ) What a show it was indeed Dannies mullet instantly starts getting popped on top by redfish as Bambi is jerking the rod at every kick of the mullets tail because she s still in snapper mode. It was no snapper this time though I heard about 15 feet of drag pull off her reel and I ran over to push her rod down but it was too late. The fish had wrapped her around in an encrusted root and sheared off the 20lb braid like butter. Her face of terror was priceless. I had to gently pull the rod away from her as she was holding it with 2 hands in a death grip buried in her chest. She looked at me with bugged out eyes and asked What was that I yelled Wooo that s Big Snook Fishin Baby She let her arms down started smiling then all of a sudden got mad. She looked back at where she hooked the fish and said Can you get me another hook please I m gonna catch that fish. That s the spirit girly Quickly she s back in the water this time with a quarter ounce split shot to go with her leader and hook. I m in the livewell waiting for an ambitious volunteer to make a leap out and put a hook in his tail. One shoots out and lands at Bambi s feet. I grab him and as I stood up there she is grunting with her rod bent pulling with all her might. Oh great not another oyster I then noticed two pulses of the rod. I pushed her rod down and had her apply side pressure and start walking the big redfish to the front of the boat. A great fight and with some quiet calm instruction she was able to pull the fish away from the bushes and into the net. High five and fist bumps ensued and minutes later it was a double hookup of a snook and a red. After that about one o clock www.joesnook.com (239) 269-0695 2013 www.pinelandmarina.com Sales - Service Used & Custom BOAT TRAILERS Huge selection of parts and accessories Trailer Service Axles Bearings Brakes Couplers Lights Wiring Tires Winches Frame Inspection Recreational Trailers Commercial Trailers Military Trailers Demo Trailers Used Trailers LED Lighting Boatmaster Trailers 12301 Metro Parkway - Fort Myers 100% American Made (239) 768-2224 www.boatmastertrailers.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 22 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Some life lessons.... I receive emails with jokes thoughts and other information frequently. Some I find useful and others I delete before finishing. Recently I receive the following email and I don t know who wrote it but I found it full of good and useful thoughts that can be used every day. Some of this will ring true to you and other parts may not pertain at all but the thought is what is important as a learning tool for remembering your past and thinking about your future. Sometimes we all need to stop and think about how we treat others in our life and what effect we have on them. So here is a little food for thought. I ve learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person. That when you re in love it shows. That just one person saying to me You ve made my day makes my day. That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world. That being kind is more important than being right. That you should never say no to a gift from a child. That I can always pray for someone when I don t have the strength to help him in some other way. That no matter how serious your life requires you to be everyone needs a friend to act goofy with. That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand. That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult. That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end the faster it goes. That we should be glad God doesn t give us everything we ask for. That money doesn t buy class. That it s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular. That under everyone s hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved. That to ignore the facts does not change the facts. That when you plan to get even with someone you are only letting that person continue to hurt you. That love not time heals all wounds. That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am. That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile. That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them. That life is tough but I m tougher. That opportunities are never lost someone will take the ones you miss. That when you harbor bitterness happiness will dock elsewhere. That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one more time before she passed away. That one should keep his words both soft and tender because tomorrow he may have to eat them. That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks. That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist that you re hooked for life. That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain but all the happiness and growth occurs while you re climbing it. That the less time I have to work with the more things I get done. R A N D O M Robin Griffiths Robin NauticalMileMagazine.com I expect to pass through the world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness I can show to any creature let me do it now. Let me not defer it for I shall not pass this way again. 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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 About 20 years ago I had the opportunity to meet Tim Breen an avid outdoors enthusiast who resided near Lake George in upstate New York. I was in business operating a busy lake trout and salmon charter fishing service on Lake George at the time during the summer months. Tim booked a trip with me and I had the opportunity to spend a day on the water with him catching some nice native Adirondack lake trout in the pristine waters of Lake George. He booked a few trips subsequent to his first charter and as is the case with many clients over the years- we became friends. I thoroughly enjoyed his company as I had a lot in common with Tim as he loved to hunt and fish. As time went on Tim operated a local liquor store and between the hours he put in at his liquor store coupled with time spent with his family he didn t fish with me for several years. I ran into him periodically in recent years and he appeared to be doing very well. In addition to the time he put in at the liquor store and raising a family he volunteered regularly at an elementary school in my hometown. My daughter Justine- who teaches second grade at the school- had fairly regular interaction with Tim as in addition to his volunteer work his son Breck was a student at the school. Consequently while I didn t have a lot of direct contact with Tim in recent years I communicated with him through my daughter on a fairly regular basis. I got a kick out of hearing how much she admired his little boy as well as how bright this little guy was. About two years ago my daughter came over to our house to visit and she asked me if I heard about Tim Breen. I could tell by her tone of voice that it wasn t good. When I told her no she advised me that he was diagnosed with brain cancer and it was not curable . Tim was less than 50 years of age when he received this horrible news from his doctors. I will never forget the feeling that I 27 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast bite for him today The fish gods must have been on the same channel as within 10minutes of setting my first line we had a big fish on. Tim let Breck fight the first fish and I couldn t believe how skilled this little man was with a 9-ft fishing rod in his hands. He brought the fish in like a champ and I commented that he is a chip of the old block . Tim smiled and moments later we netted a fish in the 10-lb class. We had great fishing conditions with overcast skies a light chop and an incoming front. The bite was on as in the next 3-hours we had a fish on about every 20-minutes. All three of guests landed fish and most of the fish that we landed were a bit larger than normal. We had some awesome conversation on the boat that day and as we headed back to the dock around noon it was clear to me that this is what the phrase quality time is all about. While Tim is far from out of the woods with regard to his medical condition with the positive attitude that he possesses I am convinced that if anyone can beat this thing he can. I feel fortunate that I played a small role in this family s fun-filled outing that day a day wherein they all left life s issues back at the dock for a few hours and they got to enjoy a fabulous morning on the water together. We took some great family photos that day of a trip that will be remembered by all of us for years to come. This trip was just one more example of how rewarding the wonderful sport of fishing can be Quality time with an old friend Capt. Joe Greco had in my gut when I received this news and felt absolutely horrible for Tim and his beautiful young family. My feelings ranged from anger to sincere sadness as once again- I saw the devastating effects of this horrendous disease. I lost an uncle and a cousin to brain cancer and my dad lost a courageous battle with liver cancer about 8-years ago. My heart went out to Tim and his family and I prayed that modern medicine may have advanced to the point where there may be hope for this fabulous guy. Tim plugged into a terrific team of doctors with regard to his medical predicament had several surgeries (9 to date) and continues with chemotherapy. Tim told me that one surgery was a result of an infection that he incurred subsequent to a preceding operation. This is an all too familiar story with folks undergoing major surgeries today and frankly I find the alarmingly high post-operative infection rates in our hospitals today DISGUSTING. While his cancer has not spread for the time being it has not gotten worse. As a result he has resumed a relatively normal lifestyle and has just begun to fish again. I received a call from a local sportsmen s group (Adirondack Sportsmen s Alliance) several months ago indicating that they wished to purchase a fishing charter for Tim. I was excited about this and Tim subsequently called to get on the schedule. He was penciled in for September 2nd. After he booked the trip I called my daughter to let her know Tim had scheduled a trip and she was elated to see that he was now healthy enough to get outdoors and enjoy something that he absolutely loved to do...go fishing Before I knew it September 2nd arrived and I found myself pulling into our usual pick-up spot on Lake George in anticipation of Tim s arrival. He planned on fishing with his wife and son that day. As was usually the case with Tim he was right on schedule. Shortly after his car rolled in the rear door popped open and his little boy Breck jumped out. He ran down to my boat with a big smile on his face at which time I told him that it looks like he is pretty excited about going fishing today . He told me he was real excited and jumped into my boat. Tim and his beautiful wife then walked down to my boat and I couldn t believe how good Tim looked after all that his poor guy had gone through. He told me that while he still doesn t have all of his strength back he was feeling pretty good. He has an unparalleled positive attitude and I am convinced that this is what has helped him win this battle thus far. I gave him and his wife a big hug and told him how much I had been thinking about him in recent months. They climbed into my boat and we headed out for a morning of lake trout fishing. While motoring to my destination my mind was consumed with thoughts about all that this guy has had to deal with and I prayed that the fish would Ft. Myers Fishing Adventures cappyjoe1 gmail.com www.fortmyerssportfishing.com (877) 249-7472 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 26 22.968 26 52.256 26 52.256 26 52.256 26 52.269 26 50.650 26 45.554 26 50.500 26 50.500 26 38.200 26 54.700 LONG 8222.651 8219.539 8219.539 8219.654 8219.654 8219.604 8219.620 8219.541 8219.539 8222.700 8219.703 8219.702 8219.701 8219.700 8218.430 8218.430 8218.430 8205.318 8205.296 8231.879 8205.317 8205.296 8231.951 8209.446 8209.494 8201.082 8201.130 8226.434 8226.434 8226.434 8226.430 8205.317 8211.167 8205.317 8205.317 8217.083 8221.800 DP 42 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 41 30 30 30 29 29 29 29 12 12 56 12 12 55 18 18 50 50 26 26 42 45 12 12 12 12 22 RLF (DP DEPTH RLF RELIEF) 8 13 13 13 COLLIER LAT LONG DP RLF 13 MARCO ISLAND 2554.526 8159.037 46 8 13 AMT REEF 2554.607 8159.088 45 10 13 ROCK REEF 2618.326 8152.286 24 10 13 ROCK REEF 2618.452 8152.377 24 10 13 ROCK REEF 2618.286 8152.376 24 5 11 ROCK REEF 2618.412 8152.456 24 10 10 WIGGINS PASS 2618.324 8152.426 27 10 7 CLAM PASS 2613.445 8152.229 6 KEEWAYDIN 2602.184 8149.859 28 10 7 KEEWAYDIN 2602.090 8149.850 28 10 5 MARCO 9 MILE 2552.973 8154.052 39 8 5 MARCO 12 MILE 2554.695 8159.038 45 8 5 MARCO 9 MILE 2552.969 8154.198 39 10 3 MARCO 12 MILE 2554.674 8159.198 45 10 3 MARCO 12 MILE 2554.588 8159.153 45 8 8 MARCO 12 MILE 2554.698 8159.034 45 6 3 MEMORIAL REEF 2552.784 8154.080 39 5 3 KEEWAYDIN 2602.034 8149.787 27 8 5 KEEWAYDIN 2602.109 8 149.852 27 9 4 KEEWAYDIN 2602.169 8149.899 27 12 6 KEEWAYDIN 2602.226 8149.969 27 11 5 MARCO ISLAND 2552.844 8154.144 39 5 5 MARCO ISLAND 2552.844 8154.144 39 5 5 CLAM PASS 2613.572 8152.074 26 11 8 CLAM PASS 2613.588 8152.212 25 8 3 ECA REEF 2618.369 8152.354 24 10 8 CLAM PASS 2613.390 8152.051 25 8 3 CLAM PASS 2613.572 8152.074 25 8 6 MARCO ISLAND 2551.896 8147.788 32 4 3 MARCO ISLAND 2555.821 8146.965 22 5 5 MARCO ISLAND 2555.449 8146.213 23 5 5 MARCO ISLAND CAXAMBAS PASS CAXAMBAS PASS SANTA LUCIA SHIP GORDON PASS NAPLES PIER REEF NAPLES PIER REEF DOCTOR S PASS GORDON PASS WIGGINS PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS WIGGINS PASS CAXAMBAS PASS PAVILION KEY GORDON PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS GORDON PASS PAVILION KEY GORDON PASS WIGGINS PASS MARCO ISLAND MARCO ISLAND MARCO ISLAND MARCO ISLAND MARCO ISLAND WIGGINS PASS WIGGINS PASS MARCO PASS COLLIER 5 MILE COLLIER 5 MILE COLLIER 5 MILE CAXAMBAS PASS MARCO ISLAND MARCO ISLAND MARCO ISLAND COLLIER PAVILION COLLIER GORDON COLLIER GORDON 2555.434 2555.920 2555.800 2605.388 2605.150 2607.815 2608.026 2610.215 2614.190 2614.010 2605.794 2605.777 2603.770 2614.860 2547.520 2541.180 2604.893 2604.899 2604.893 2604.870 2604.888 2541.300 2605.434 2617.469 2551.884 2551.816 2551.931 2551.776 2551.931 2617.474 2617.476 2555.400 2551.826 2551.331 2551.896 2551.788 2555.434 2555.396 2555.395 2540.962 2605.782 2605.804 8146.236 8145.200 8146.000 8150.626 8153.333 8150.703 8150.646 8154.375 8207.579 8207.736 8153.320 8153.342 8159.350 8205.830 8157.245 8128.000 8153.126 8153.124 8153.126 8153.144 8153.131 8128.000 8153.698 8155.165 8147.971 8147.648 8147.819 8147.868 8147.872 8155.808 8155.811 8146.250 8147.633 8147.610 8147.788 8147.664 8146.236 8145.783 8145.764 8127.810 8153.338 8153.302 22 24 24 24 26 22 25 34 42 42 35 35 23 48 46 16 28 28 28 28 28 18 25 31 30 31 31 30 30 30 30 22 31 31 31 30 23 21 21 17 35 35 5 SARASOTA LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH LYNN SILVERTOOTH WALKER REEF (BAY) M-11 REEF BALLS M-11 REEF BALLS WALKER REEF WALKER REEF-4H WALKER REEF-CTR MOTE REEF (BAY) MOTE REEF (BAY) MOTE REEF (BAY) WALKER REEF (BAY) MOTE REEF (BAY) WALKER REEF (BAY) WALKER REEF (BAY) WALKER REEF (BAY) WALKER REEF (BAY) WALKER REEF (BAY) MOTE REEF (BAY) GERKIN (BAY) SAPRITO PIER (BAY) SPORTFISH ANGLERS M-4 SITE MODULES M-4 SITE MODULES CHANNEL MARKER RF JANTZEN 5(BAY) HART 2 (BAY) MODS M-13 SITE CONCRETE LEE COUNTY ETERNAL REEF BALLS 26 25.360 CAUSEWAY REEF 9 26 22.980 CAUSEWAY REEF 6 26 22.968 PACE 8 ROCK 26 31.100 CAUSEWAY REEF 8 26 22.901 CAUSEWAY REEF 7 26 22.937 CAUSEWAY REEF 5 26 22.930 PACE 10 CONCRETE 26 31.215 CAUSEWAY REEF 4 26 22.955 CAUSEWAY REEF 3 26 22.980 CAUSEWAY REEF 2 26 22.934 CAUSEWAY REEF 1 26 22.949 PACE S PLACE REEF 26 31.171 BLANDA S REEF ROCK 26 25.313 BLANDA S REEF BRIDGE 26 25.189 WILDMANS REEF SHIP 26 31.177 ARC-SEAGUARD SHIP 26 24.963 ARC-REEFBALLS 26 24.898 BLANDA S REEF SHIP 26 25.185 SOUTH REEF ROCK 26 25.266 ARC TOWERS STEEL 26 24.964 HELENS BARGES 26 37.933 PACE RUB 2 26 31.249 PACE RUB 1 26 31.239 ARC RUBBLE 26 24.830 PACE TET MODULES 26 31.249 ARC TET MODULES 26 24.865 DOC KLINE LINCOLN 26 20.349 MARY S REEF 26 46.239 MARY S REEF 26 46.239 PACE S PLACE BARGE 26 31.169 MARY S REEF 26 46.239 EVAN THOMPSON RF 26 20.282 EVAN THOMPSON RF 26 20.282 EVAN THOMPSON RF 26 20.282 ARC 00 REEF 26 24.939 ARC 00 REEF 26 24.939 PACE S PLACE 26 31.070 PEGASUS TUGBOAT 26 33.130 ARC BARGE SITE 26 24.785 MAY REEF 26 22.377 MAY REEF 26 22.377 SCHOOL BUS 2 26 35.975 SCHOOL BUS 2 26 36.037 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.454 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.557 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.345 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.288 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.320 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.400 SHIRLEY D SHRMP BT 26 32.939 VIXEN WRECK 26 32.838 BELTON JOHNSON 26 25.483 G-H REEF CONCRETE 26 20.670 G-H REEF CONCRETE 26 20.743 CAPE HAZE (B) MODS 26 45.729 ARCOA REEF MODS 26 32.415 G-H REEF ROCK 26 20.656 ARC REEF BARGE 26 24.905 CHARLIE S RF BX CRS 26 33.373 ARCOA REEF MODS 26 32.487 BARGE 1 SITE MODS 26 32.235 E-F (JAYCEES) REEF 26 20.149 EDISON BRIDGE 26 18.407 EDISON REEF 8 26 18.400 EDISON REEF 7 26 18.450 EDISON REEF 6 26 18.500 EDISON REEF 5 26 18.520 EDISON REEF 4 26 18.541 EDISON REEF 3 26 18.579 EDISON REEF 2 26 18.620 EDISON REEF 1 26 18.700 EDISON BRIDGE 26 18.110 SCHOOL BUS REEF 26 36.370 SHERMAN S BARGE 26 32.877 POWER POLE BARGE 26 40.957 JAYCEES 92 EF REEF 2620.078 JAYCEES 91 EF REEF 2620.148 REDFISH PASS BARGE 2633.499 REDFISH PASS BARGE 2633.653 HELEN S REEF 2638.018 MARY S REEF 2646.176 SANIBEL REEF 2624.943 BOXCARS REEF 2641.830 LEE-COLLIER BUSES 2617.430 M.A.Y. RUBBLE REEF 2622.731 ON SHORELINE ROCK 2638.500 FT MYERS WHARF 2638.429 BOKEELIA REEF 2643.038 G-H BARGE 2620.591 8218.940 8201.082 8201.130 8216.900 8201.125 8201.144 8201.142 8216.986 8201.100 8201.110 8201.087 8201.147 8216.968 8219.086 8219.075 8217.046 8224.719 8224.672 8219.100 8219.038 8224.625 8217.161 8216.940 8217.064 8224.684 8217.001 8224.640 8205.392 8218.430 8218.430 8216.952 8218.430 8205.121 8205.121 8205.121 8224.816 8224.816 8217.010 8243.415 8224.826 8155.112 8155.112 8228.350 8228.250 8212.092 8211.818 8211.662 8211.805 8211.680 8211.783 8224.836 8224.793 8211.700 8156.698 8157.190 8209.466 8224.972 8157.518 8224.691 8243.367 8225.080 8225.111 8205.556 8213.474 8213.200 8212.360 8213.530 8212.980 8213.250 8213.140 8213.310 8213.400 8213.505 8228.221 8224.931 8222.470 8205.348 8205.352 8214.568 8214.199 8217.085 8218.353 8203.160 8236.063 8155.050 8155.383 8152.500 8152.482 8209.642 8157.239 38 26 26 35 26 26 26 35 26 26 26 26 34 44 44 36 57 57 45 45 58 30 36 36 58 36 58 30 30 30 34 30 32 32 32 58 58 36 85 56 22 22 68 68 32 32 32 32 32 32 60 60 30 27 28 18 60 28 60 90 60 57 31 40 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 40 64 60 45 31 31 24 26 30 30 20 72 35 20 0 10 30 3 6 7 9 8 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 5 5 12 16 13 5 8 8 25 6 17 17 10 14 10 8 13 13 12 13 12 12 12 15 15 10 36 8 10 10 16 16 8 8 14 5 14 5 6 20 8 8 8 4 6 6 10 24 6 9 8 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 12 10 8 8 10 10 8 6 20 12 12 10 3 3 6 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 5 7 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 6 6 4 5 3 8 5 5 LAT LONG DP RLF 2717.161 8235.955 30 5 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.089 8235.992 25 5 2717.089 8236.065 25 5 2717.122 8235.999 25 5 2717.122 8235.992 25 5 2717.122 8236.029 25 5 2717.122 8236.065 25 5 2717.254 8235.882 30 7 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.199 8235.853 30 5 2717.254 8236.067 30 3 2717.254 8236.029 30 3 2717.254 8236.992 30 3 2717.221 8236.066 30 3 2717.221 8236.029 30 3 2717.075 8235.863 30 3 2717.155 8235.955 30 3 2717.155 8235.844 30 10 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.155 8235.890 30 10 2717.155 8235.881 30 10 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.089 8235.954 30 5 2717.188 8235.955 30 10 2717.188 8235.992 30 10 2717.188 8236.029 30 10 2717.188 8236.066 30 15 2717.089 8255.954 30 10 2717.221 8235.845 30 10 2717.221 8235.881 30 10 2717.221 8235.918 30 15 2717.221 8235.956 30 15 2717.221 8235.992 30 15 2717.221 8236.029 30 15 2717.221 8236.066 30 15 2717.254 8235.882 30 15 2717.254 8235.845 30 15 2717.254 8235.956 30 15 2717.254 8235.918 30 15 2717.254 8235.992 30 10 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2722.504 8235.691 12 4 2659.057 8242.810 69 3 2659.041 8242.845 72 4 2722.894 8235.876 12 2 2722.879 8235.824 12 2 2722.671 8235.717 12 2 2720.420 8233.273 15 4 2720.420 8233.273 15 4 2720.418 8233.328 14 3 2722.363 8235.581 11 4 2720.409 8233.316 15 5 2722.678 8236.013 12 3 2722.998 8235.937 12 3 2722.291 8235.500 12 3 2722.685 8235.539 12 3 2722.994 8235.938 11 2 2720.420 8233.273 15 4 2720.429 8233.288 12 3 2720.030 8233.372 10 2 2721.080 8235.883 13 2 2715.160 8243.190 43 3 2715.149 8243.182 42 3 2719.909 8234.356 10 2 2719.709 8233.849 10 2 2722.075 8234.477 12 2 2655.010 8227.961 43 3 SARASOTA (Cont) LAT LONG 2655.131 8227.892 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2655.003 8228.001 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2655.121 8227.898 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2716.714 8243.157 M-3 CONCRETE 2716.713 8243.247 M-3 CONCRETE 2715.250 8248.010 M-7 BOXCARS STEEL 2709.436 8253.207 MD-1 BARGE HOPPER 2654.719 8255.893 D-9 BARGE STEEL 2701.949 8242.528 M-10 BARGE STEEL 2709.691 8253.062 MD-1 BARGE STEEL 2655.134 8227.900 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2719.793 8234.431 LIDO CHANL MRKRS 2718.316 8233.923 LIDO CHANL MRKRS 2702.470 8238.810 M-17 MODULES 2702.570 8238.808 M-17 MODULES 2702.670 8238.806 M-17 MODULES 2716.281 8248.043 SITE CONCRETE 2716.281 8248.043 M-7 CONCRETE 2720.195 8234.550 MILLER ( 3) (BAY) 2704.333 8242.041 M-9 4 ARMY TANK 2704.338 8241.980 M-9 2 ARMY TANK 2704.381 8242.068 M-9 5 ARMY TANK 2704.354 8242.036 M-9 3 ARMY TANK 2704.354 8242.033 M-9 1 ARMY TANK 2712.627 8248.207 M-8 8 ARMY TANK 2712.628 8248.205 M-8 7 ARMY TANK 2712.685 8248.188 M-8 10 ARMY TANK 2712.602 8248.194 M-8 9 ARMY TANK 2712.648 8248.164 M-8 6 ARMY TANK 2713.427 8243.129 M-5 CONCRETE 2703.811 8235.655 M-16 CONCRETE 2719.181 8243.202 M-1 CONCRETE 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2718.869 8234.292 POWERS ( 7) (BAY) 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2719.785 8233.829 JANTZEN ( 5) (BAY) 2715.158 8243.152 M-4 CONCRETE 2705.002 8232.567 M-15 CONCRETE 2704.999 8232.580 M-15 CONCRETE 2704.176 8242.101 M-9 CONCRETE 2719.584 8233.934 JANTZEN ( 5) (BAY) 2719.718 8233.459 EVANS ( 6) (BAY) 2719.710 8233.464 EVANS ( 6) (BAY) 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2718.753 8242.995 M-2 CONCRETE 2706.190 8303.192 D-6 BOAT MOLDS 2711.283 8243.587 M-6 CONCRETE 2719.584 8233.934 JANTZEN ( 5) (BAY) 2722.113 8234.498 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2712.506 8248.104 M-8 BOXCARS STEEL BOB JOHNSON BXCRS 2716.134 8248.125 2715.484 8307.152 D-4 BOXCARS STEEL 2715.463 8307.121 D-4 BOXCARS STEEL 2715.942 8307.197 D-3 BOXCARS STEEL 2715.943 8307.267 D-3 BOXCARS STEEL 2719.176 8243.209 M-1 BARGE STEEL 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2718.698 8232.537 COKER ( 8) (BAY) 2712.521 8248.114 M-8 SHIP LANDING 2706.290 8228.904 VENICE REEF SITE 2717.017 8236.000 LYNN SILVERTOOTH DONALD ROEHER-LIDO 2718.218 8235.544 DONALD ROEHER-LIDO 2718.203 8235.516 2706.296 8228.910 VENICE REEF SITE 2718.089 8237.163 ALAN FISHER 2706.042 8227.999 VENICE REEF SITE 2717.182 8235.897 LYNN SILVERTOOTH 2652.236 8226.441 M-14 CONCRETE DP RLF 4 42 3 43 2 42 4 43 4 43 6 48 78 10 105 10 9 70 7 78 42 2 6 3 11 3 60 4 60 4 60 4 50 50 21 3 64 2 65 12 64 12 63 12 63 12 60 12 63 12 63 12 63 12 63 12 40 8 48 6 42 5 10 13 2 10 10 2 42 5 42 5 43 8 63 7 10 10 2 10 2 10 41 4 110 4 52 5 14 10 2 63 5 65 12 105 4 105 15 105 4 105 14 40 8 10 9 2 63 10 28 3 30 2 23 3 23 3 28 5 31 2 28 3 30 2 43 5 Tampa Bay Local Shipwrecks Sarasota 1- Bayronto 26.45.830 82.50.860 Artificial Reef information on this page is provided by multiple sources. For detailed information log on to www.myfwc.com. This 400 Ft. Freighter survived being torpedoed by a German U-Boat in July 1918. A year later the Bayronto ran into a hurricane and sank in 100 ft. of water. 2- Roatan Express 26.20.358 83.22.027 This 180 ft. Steel hulled offshore supply ship made numerous trips between Tampa and Honduras before sinking in rough seas appx. 80 miles west of Ft. Myers on Sept. 31 1992. The captain and one passenger lost their life. 3- J. Marine Sulphur Queen Wreck was never found 1 2 5 On the morning of Feb. 4 1963 this 524 ft. tanker disappeared off the west coast of Florida en route to Norfolk Va. Debris was recovered two weeks later off Key West but no trace of its 39 man crew was ever found. Cape Coral 4- Fantastico 26.17.775 82.50.082 The No-Name storm of 1993 claimed more ships than Hurricane Andrew. The Honduran freighter Fantastico slipped beneath the waves on March 13 as it carried a load of fertilizer from Miami to Tampa. Of the 10 crew members aboard only three survived. The 205 ft. Freighter sits in 115 feet of water about 50 miles out of Ft. Myers. 4 Marco Island 6 5- Pegasus Wreck 26.33.130 82.43.415 Everglades City 7 This 110 foot steel Tug-Boat and eventual gambling casino office was sunk as an artificial reef in 1999. 6- Paddlewheeler Wreck 25.53.320 82.17.510 The wreck of a stern paddlewheel steamer known locally as the Paddlewheeler rests upside down in 80 feet of water off Naples. The only clue to its identity is a pressure gauge that was manufactured in 1898. 7- Baja California 25.21.522 82.31.901 Key West This 265 foot freighter was en route to Guatemala in July 1942 when a German U-Boat put two torpedoes through her hull just before midnight. In 10 minutes the ship turned on its side and sank in 115 feet of water between Ft. Myers and the Keys. 4 8 This locator map and listing of some of our local area s more interesting shipwrecks gives a bit of information about each of those wrecks which went to the briny deep either by mishap act of war or violent weather. There are many more but those listed are of verified identity and location. Others are known but the ravages of time in the sea have reduced them to little more than memories. www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 29 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast 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 (239) 283-2244 GOV. SCOTT ANNOUNCES 90 M COMMITMENT FOR TAMIAMI TRAIL PROJECT Major Project Will Direct Water South to Protect Regional Estuaries August 2013- Governor Rick Scott announced a 90 million state commitment for the bridging of a 2.6 mile segment of Tamiami Trail road in South Florida. The project would deconstruct a section of the berm that Tamiami Trail road is currently built on and replace it with a bridge so that water north of the road could flow into the Everglades providing needed water to the Everglades National Park. The end effect would be to keep more high nutrient water from entering the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries. Governor Scott said This 90 million investment will be a huge step forward in our efforts to restore water quality throughout South Florida. Every drop of water that we can send South and keep out of the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie Estuaries is a win for Florida families. My message to families being impacted is that we will not give up on you. We are putting forward strategies each and every day to address the water quality issues that are impacting families in our state. Today s setup of the Tamiami Trail inhibits water flow which forces more storm water runoff to drain from Lake Okeechobee into the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie estuaries instead of flowing South through the Everglades. By constructing an additional bridge more water will be able to flow naturally through the Everglades which will keep nutrient rich water out of the estuaries. The total cost of 2.6 miles of bridging is estimated to be 180 million. The State of Florida will make a commitment to match federal funds for this project up to 30 million year over three years or 90 million total from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) work plan. One of the most critical components of Everglades restoration is increasing water flow under Tamiami Trail into Everglades National Park. The ultimate completion of the project will provide numerous benefit to the region including Passing an additional 215 000 acre feet of water from the northern part of the system including Lake Okeechobee to the south Aiding in the reestablishment of historical seasonal water depths and flooding durations that are critical to the survival of many fish and wildlife species. Allowing water managers additional flexibility to deal with regional and system wide flood protection and Providing water managers flexibility in addressing Lake Okeechobee seasonal high water levels. Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto I want to applaud Governor Scott for focusing on the things that are important to Southwest Floridians. This commitment is a great step towards improving the water issues that face the Caloosahatchee River and the State as a whole. By raising Tamiami Trail we will be able to remove the constraints on water that is moving south. The SFWMD is taking emergency action to store excess water on public and private lands and this fall the SFWMD will begin work on a 16 million project at Lake Hicpochee to help control flows into the Caloosahatchee. Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto also said Additionally the state and the South Florida Water Management District have fully funded a 16.5 million shallow reservoir and restoration project on Lake Hicpochee that will capture and store water out if the C-43 canal. These combined efforts will allow more water to be captured and flow to the South rather than to the Caloosahatchee which we have seen is problematic for our estuary and our way of life. Senator Joe Negron said Governor Scott is working diligently to make sure the Everglades are protected and restored. Last week I was proud to stand by him as he committed 40 million dollars to speed up the completion of the C-44 Storm Water Treatment Area project in Martin County. Today I am also excited to support his 90 million commitment to bridge 2.6 miles of the Tamiami Trail in Southwest Florida. With the dedication to the environment that Governor Scott has shown many future generations of Floridians will be able to enjoy Florida s Everglades. South Florida and it takes real leadership to get the ball rolling on such an important project. The Governor s 90 million commitment means we ll take incredible leaps forward in restoring water quality in South Florida and I look forward to its completion. Representative Matt Caldwell Chair of the Lee County Delegation said Businesses across our region have experienced the harmful effects of the high nutrient waters of Lake Okeechobee. Unless we take drastic steps forward communities year-afteryear will continue to be impacted during the rainy seasons. That s why today s announcement by Governor Scott is so important. We must reengineer water infrastructure in this state in order to restore the Everglades and protect our estuaries. The Governor s 90 million commitment is a huge piece in the endeavor and I want to thank him and his entire Administration for taking water quality issues seriously. Representative Dane Eagle said The ultimate completion of the Tamiami Trail projects will be a game changer for water quality in South Florida. By Governor Scott taking steps forward in completing another major segment Florida is becoming more proactive in its efforts to create a more sustainable environment for future generations. With this 90 million investment we re not only committing to restoring water quality but we re supporting Florida s future economic strength. Representative Heather Dawes Fitzenhagen said I want to thank Governor Scott for his support of area families. While this season s rains have been extraordinarily tough on our region the issues plaguing the Caloosahatchee deserve a long term focus from leaders in Tallahassee and Washington. With the Governor s 90 million commitment for the Tamiami Trail he s demonstrated he s focused fully on solving our region s water quality issues. that water quality issues are a priority and his decision will positively impact our region in years to come. Representative Kathleen Passidomo said I stand with Governor Scott in committing 90 million dollars to help bridge the Tamiami Trail. By allowing additional water flow throughout the South Florida we are not only protecting the Everglades today but we are restoring and preserving it for future generations of Floridians. Representative Ray Rodrigues said This 90 million means everything to families in South Florida. By moving more water South instead of East and West we ll keep more high nutrient water from impacting our communities which is critical to families and jobs in the region. The Governor s commitment to fund the additional critical bridging work needed to increase the water flow south will help provide relief for Florida Families said Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. This illustrates the importance of taking accelerated steps necessary to get the water right. FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said This is a critical project for Everglades restoration and is long overdue. I am grateful for Governor Scott s leadership for bringing FDOT to the table. Current Caloosahatchee Actions The Governor said In addition to our long term investments we re working with the water management district and local partners to take aggressive action on both coasts to mitigate the harmful impacts to families. In addition the Governor s Florida Families First budget invested 3 million to create an innovative wetland treatment system in Hendry County that cleans water flowing through the Caloosahatchee River. Governor Scott said In addition to these measures by the state we need the federal government to step up and authorize the C-43 project in Hendry County. This project will help keep storm runoff from impacting the Caloosahatchee and we need Congress to act. Representative Matt Hudson said Adding additional bridge space to the Tamiami Trail will do a lot to keep nutrient rich water out of our Senator Garrett Richter said Governor communities. Every drop of water we Scott demonstrated today that he s send south is another drop that doesn t committed to the long term protection make its way to our shores which of our community. The Tamiami Trail benefits our people and economy. The project means the world to families in Governor has clearly demonstrated 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 Brewster Baker Brigand of Bokeelia A horsefly woke Baker from a lousy night s sleep on the morning of October 23 1799 buzzing circles around his face as he lay on the sand eyes closed. The dozing renegade only bothered to take action when the bloodsucker landed on his nose. The vicious slap Baker unleashed to dispatch the foul creature into its afterlife helped rouse the drunken pirate to a slightly higher level of consciousness enough to realize he was hungry anyway. He let the mortally wounded one-winged horsefly tumble out of his fingers into his mouth crunching the black demon into paste between his teeth barely tasting it. Brewster Baker rose on an elbow and opened his eyes. His ten men lay in various contorted postures on the bare ground like ragged bowling pins after a perfect strike except in their case the blow had not come from a bowling ball but rather a case of Jamaican rum. Above them fronds hanging off the mature coconut palms waggled to and fro at their very ends in the day s first breeze. And across the water past the short beach the sun crowned on the horizon. Baker remembered the tent. His head snapped around so fast he heard his neck bones crack as he turned to locate the white canvas. The tent was still there its forward flaps tied snug together its guard snoozing loudly in the sand at the threshold. The cloth trembled without the aid of the wind and Baker smiled propped up on both elbows now as he imagined the sweet cargo inside. Baker allowed himself a few blissful moments of musing before struggling to his feet in the soft beach. He shook the sand from his baggy clothes after lengthening his frame to full height. He was barefoot. He swiveled his matted head a few times to rid his brown locks of dirt and his brain of rum induced cobwebs before making way for the tent weaving slightly as he went. Upon reaching the knotted flaps Baker leaned over his unconscious sentry and extended his knuckles as if he was about to knock on a door. His clenched fingers froze in midair while a puzzled expression furrowed his thick eyebrows and curled up one corner of his heavily bearded mouth. Instead of knocking he withdrew his hand and cleared his throat. Me lady he croaked. He coughed up a lunger and spat it onto the sand before attempting the question again. Me lady I trust you had a pleasant night Go to hell came the rifle-shot reply from inside the canvas. Now now. No need to be cross Baker tried leaning close to the fabric as he spoke. The tent side suddenly and with great force shot out and caught Baker squarely in the jaw. It clanged in a way most unnatural for canvas tents as the impact sent a jolt through pirate s skull hard enough to stumble him backwards. He tripped over a coconut sailed through thin air with both arms wind milling wildly and landed with a thud in nearly the same spot he had just spent three hours of the previous night. The commotion startled the rogue at the tent out of his slumber. The man scrambled to his feet with his cutlass drawn looking for trouble. The tent bumped and shook violently as its occupant fought to open the flaps. A fair hand on a slender wrist slid through a gap to work on one of the knots. Still on his back Baker rubbed the bumble bees out of his jaw. He noted the large green emerald set in gold on the second finger of the hand. The guard looked to Baker for direction. Open it Baker ordered with a wave of his hand. But avast me hearty. Our newly arrived guest packs a whale of a punch. As the rest of the ragtag band regained their senses the man at the tent gingerly untied the flaps with one hand his other tightly grasped around the hilt of his sword. All at once the canvas parted and a stunning woman boldly stepped out onto the sand holding a black skillet over her head like a battle axe. Her long curls spilled bright red down her shoulders her eyes and her dress just as green as the stone on her finger. The sight of her in the day s first light caused the groggy crew to pick themselves off the ground and move in for a closer inspection. The woman took a step towards them waving the pan over her head. The men retreated a little and stopped forming a semi-circle that crowned the front of the tent. The lady leveled the cast iron at Baker who watched from the sand amused. Who the hell are you And where the hell am I she demanded. Slowly and with one careful eye on his prisoner Baker got to his feet. He grabbed his long-coat by the lapels and flapped it vigorously then smoothed back his hair. Please allow me to introduce myself as I didn t have the luxury of time to do so when first we met. She readied herself with both hands on the skillet as Baker took two steps closer. I am Captain Brewster Baker formerly of Great Britain s Royal Navy. And you re currently visiting the lovely island of Bokeelia on the shores of Charlotte Harbor. Welcome to our humble home away from home. Go to hell the woman repeated through clenched teeth. You re all going to die Nervous laughter rippled through the ranks as the men exchanged looks. Well Baker countered as he stroked his beard I hardly think that s any way to speak to your host. And if I might point out you seem a bit ill prepared to back those words. A frying pan is great for cooking but I m afraid Wilson Hawthorne it s no match for a sharp blade. His steel rang a cold note as Baker slid his weapon out of its scabbard. The woman smiled as she met his eyes. Oh I have company she said nodding to the harbor waters behind them. The men turned to discover a twomasted ship sailing broadside to the island about two hundred yards offshore. A white puff of smoke materialized just below her sails. A long second later one of the coconut trees exploded with a boom that knocked the nearest man to the ground. Stunned by the blast bleeding from a face full of palm shrapnel the man was unable to move when the splintered trunk gave way and the top weighted by a bountiful crop of coconuts came crashing down on his body. Baker stared down the ship the whites of his eyes growing larger as his brain kicked into high gear. To the guns he bellowed. (To be continued...) Wilson Hawthorne www.thelastpirate.net www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 31 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast The Experiment Are you tired of the same old thing Is the same-old same-old becoming stale and routine Is that routine more like a rut Is it always on top or are you stuck with the bottom Tired of your rod bending in only one direction then you may need a different angle in the dangle pep your step or put some spice in your life. Then have you ever thought about changing up just what you do If so try experimenting. Something new maybe just what those bored crew members are desiring. That crew of yours may just thank you An experiment is exactly what the doctor ordered. Now think of this just how may books have been written on the subject Can you trust the written word of what some so-called expert has just conveyed to you Let s not be too judgmental but let s find out for ourselves and believe it or not there are plenty of other folks interested in just what you do. Take your rod in your hand and go forth and try something new. Well this fisherman was game for something different. There are so many old adages and saying out there just what could one safely rely on Ever heard of the saying once you go blue you ll always be true or how about once you go black you ll never go back also darker colors for dark occasions and lighter colors for brighter ones. So now let s do some experimenting In my wildest dreams did I think there would be so much interest in a little ol science fair project God bless our school system for they require our kids Rob Darner to enter the Science Fair but better still this experiment was approved and we had to go fishing to judge the outcome of the hypothesis. The hypothesis proposed was to determine if fish pelagic prefer different color lures. (Is this a great country or what ) As part of the experiment there had to be an independent and dependent variable. The independent variable was the color choice red white yellow blue and black (or a dark color). The dependent variables were the matching rods line drag setting lure manufacture and set pattern. The experiment was conducted by trolling all 4 color lures at once over a 3 hour time period and to record the results. This was done between the hours of 9 am till noon. What we could not control was the type of fish but what we did discover is something to conjecture about. Saturday came and the crew was ready hopefully ready for an A . The rods were rigged and we started out toward our target reef. From fishing at the same spot a week earlier we had hoped out target fish had not yet moved on. With a half-a-mile to go the lures were strategically placed in the lure spread. We chose to fish over natural hard bottom with several 3 to 6 foot ledges in the immediate area. It did not take too long before the first hit came on the white & red. As for the captain & I we both thought this would see little action because we had placed our bets on blue. For three hours the action was hot. The bonitoes were in and they were plentiful. The captain had them targeted and locked in on a particular ledge which we were able to hit time and time again. For 3 hours we went 14 of 16 strikes. Many of these strikes were doubles with a couple of triples involved. As part of the project each strike was recorded with what color was hit and what time the strike occurred. An interesting pattern emerged something none of us thought about. Nearly all the fish were released. Only two were kept however not all made it back to swim another day. Currently we are deliberating on just whether we should include or exclude the biggest catch on the lures. It was the last of our triple knock downs when we had a little bit of excitement with the resident bonitoes. One of the triples de-hooked itself and swam free and my Bonita was being hoisted over the gunnel when the lure failed- breaking apart and sending my fish back into the ocean. Sadly the fish was bleeding as it attempted to swim under its own power. It more like quivered while is spun around in a small circle. Just then a rather large brownish fin cleared the water and made a sudden J -hook and the Bonita was no longer there however the third Bonita was still on the line and my daughter whose project this is was busily fighting her fish to the boat. Both fish saw each other and it was a happy outcome for only one of the two fish. The quick circling pattern of Madyson s fish gave way to a more direct run away from the boat. The line off the Tyros 16 peeled off faster and faster as this rather large Tiger Shark found something additional to its Bonita. It did not take too long before the shark s tail fin wacked and wacked away at the flor-a-carbon leader thus allowing it to free itself. The whole scene was amazing white water and blood in a battle for survival. In an instant three fish were on and coming to the boat and then two were shark food with a rather excited shark on the end-of-the-line. We wonder just if the shark would be extra credit. As we returned to our dock a few other captains who heard us on the radio chatting away with friends were inquisitive. They had wanted to know what color was best and what type of lures were we using. As I would have guessed initially my money was on blue out performing any of the other colors and that red white would not have had nearly a strike. As the results were analyzed blue and yellow were the two clear winners. Blue had a total of 6 strikes and yellow had 5. Next were purple black with 3 while red & white had only 2 hits. On an hour by hour break down blue and yellow seemed even. Even as the Sun crossed the sky and the light changed angles the color choice of these fish remained constant. 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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 33 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast season again (YEAH ) and private fishing spots are actually private. If you were to ask me and I know you didn t......the north only has two seasons frozen and almost boiling (without the tropical salve of the ocean and Gulf breezes). We don t suffer tick outbreaks whiteouts ice storms .traffic jambs in ice storms dry heat traffic jambs in dry heat or deer flies during the summer months. But enough of that. We ll keep our seasonal preferences to ourselves. If we let the truth out we ll be waiting in lines all year long Days Afloat Capt. Jim Kalvin We re coming into a time of year that always makes me think of the northern visitors that say we love Florida but they don t have a change of the seasons ........ Oh really My guess would be that s because they ve never been here in July August or September. That would be the time of year when it rains every day the lightning storms move up the coast every afternoon and the mosquitoes can carry you away if you re not anchored to something substantial. June is almost as bad but the Mosquitoes haven t hatched yet. Then there s the issue of the love bugs. Those fornicating pests that don t bite they just leave bug tar on every part of your over-road vehicle and whatever it s towing. I had a client come into the marina for gas yesterday and his console the electronics box on the T-top and his windshield was COVERED with black corrosive slime. As a motorcycle rider I most certainly appreciate the times of year when they are dormant. It s amazing that a 1 4 oz bug can feel like a bullet at 50 mph Then there are the biting flies. I ve never heard of a reasonable explanation from an environmental expert on this item....... come to think about it there a lot of things I ve never heard explained by environmental experts. But I digress......These biting flies can over-take your vessel in minutes even if you re 30 miles offshore forcing you to move miles away to find a spot where the prevailing winds haven t deposited scores of the starving pests. Ever heard about that from someone who only comes down between November and April Likely not And then there are the tropical storms and hurricanes during off season . This year we ve been blessed. However I m knocking on aged wood at the moment. We all know what a storm even can mean and I ve never seen one come through in January February March or April. There s a reason why high season is celebrated when it is. The folks that say we don t have seasons certainly avoid our slice of Paradise during hurricane mosquito thunderstorm and lightning season which also coincidentally happens to coincide with heat-stroke season. I didn t even mention the noseeums. For those that don t know that s an old Caloosa Indian term referring to the flying sets of teeth that are so small that you can t see em. They get into your hair your nostrils your eyes your ears and every other part of your body that isn t covered and some that are. No I ve reached a non-scientific conclusion on our seasons . If it weren t for the afore-mentioned off-season issues our high season would be 12 months long and our northern visitors wouldn t have an excuse to go back home during the spring and summer months. Their communities would wither financially land values would plummet and businesses would suffer. Pestilence and poverty would fill the land and the only thing left behind would be parkas long-haired dogs and fly-fishing gear. If Florida didn t have serious summer problems the entirety of the Midwest and Northeast would move here permanently and the globe would shift on its axis. Talk about freaking out the global warming crowd What I won t share with them is that during off season the water here is clean and clear bait is everywhere the beaches are empty and there are no lines anywhere. This includes the boat ramps the Dock at Crayton Cove the Snook Inn the fuel dock or Marker 8 in Goodland. The water is so smooth you can run out to the tower of your choice without coming off plane. Grouper is in season Snook is in Capt. Jim Kalvin is a licensed U.S.C.G. Master a Florida Native and a career marine tradesman. He is available for private charters private fishing lessons vessel orientation or operations coaching and speaking to your organization on a variety of topics ranging from environmental issues - to self-help do-ityourself boat maintenance. He can be reached at 239-280-6054 jimkalvin yahoo.com www.JimKalvin.com Redfish Pass 10-01 10-01 10-01 10-02 10-02 10-02 10-02 10-03 10-03 10-03 10-03 10-04 10-04 10-04 10-04 10-05 10-05 10-05 10-05 10-06 10-06 10-06 10-06 10-07 10-07 10-07 10-07 10-08 10-08 10-08 10-08 10-09 10-09 10-09 10-09 10-10 10-10 10-10 10-10 10-11 10-11 10-11 10-11 10-12 10-12 10-12 10-13 10-13 10-13 10-13 10-14 10-14 10-14 10-14 10-15 10-15 10-15 10-15 10-16 10-16 05 03 AM 11 32 AM 05 43 PM 12 14 AM 05 45 AM 12 20 PM 06 13 PM 12 30 AM 06 24 AM 01 04 PM 06 40 PM 12 48 AM 07 01 AM 01 46 PM 07 05 PM 01 08 AM 07 39 AM 02 29 PM 07 30 PM 01 34 AM 08 21 AM 03 15 PM 07 55 PM 02 04 AM 09 07 AM 04 06 PM 08 22 PM 02 39 AM 09 59 AM 05 08 PM 08 49 PM 03 21 AM 11 00 AM 06 29 PM 09 20 PM 04 11 AM 12 11 PM 08 22 PM 10 05 PM 05 14 AM 01 28 PM 09 52 PM 11 54 PM 06 42 AM 02 42 PM 10 32 PM 02 07 AM 08 32 AM 03 46 PM 11 01 PM 03 43 AM 10 09 AM 04 37 PM 11 26 PM 04 50 AM 11 24 AM 05 18 PM 11 50 PM 05 44 AM 12 26 PM 1.05 L 2.08 H 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07 51 AM 1.92 H 02 46 PM 0.66 L 09 04 PM 1.95 H 03 29 AM 1.15 L 09 05 AM 1.94 H 03 42 PM 0.69 L 09 52 PM 2.05 H 04 20 AM 0.93 L 10 10 AM 2.00 H 04 30 PM 0.72 L 10 32 PM 2.17 H 05 04 AM 0.69 L 11 04 AM 2.10 H 05 13 PM 0.75 L 11 07 PM 2.29 H 05 44 AM 0.43 L 11 51 AM 2.19 H 05 53 PM 0.80 L 11 38 PM 2.41 H www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 35 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Capt. Gregg McKee Wild Fly Charters Welcome to Red October the best time of year to catch big redfish in the waters around Pine Island. If the success we had back in September was any indicator this is going to be a really great month. We re having a baby and I m swamped but I ve never missed a month and I m not going to start now but it s going to be short.... I m not going to go into the how when and where of fishing for reds this month since a few other writers have already done that in this issue. Instead I ll just share some of my favorite pictures of what you can expect to find out there especially during the low tides in the morning and evening. October is an absolutely great time to be out on the water down here on Matlacha and Pine Island. The weather is getting cooler and the even though the days are getting shorter you ll find a lot of action anytime you hit water. Enjoy it. (239) 565-2960 gmckee1 hotmail.com www.wildflycharters.com Dock Accessories 824 SE 47th Street Cape Coral FIX MARINE SUPPLY D & A av i t P c c e a r ts sso rie s Boat Lift Replacement Parts Gear Plates - Motors Remotes - Drum Switches Piling Caps - Rub Rails Pile Wraps - Dock Ladders www.fixmarinesupply.com (239) 540-2971 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 36 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast The recreational harvest of red snapper will open Oct. 1 in state and federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. In state waters which are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf the season will remain open through Oct. 21 closing on Oct. 22. In federal waters which are from 9 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles the season will remain open through Oct. 14 closing on Oct. 15. These supplemental recreational red snapper seasons are for 2013 only. The minimum size limit in state and federal waters is 16 inches and the daily bag limit is two per harvester per day. There is a zero daily bag and possession limit for captain and crew on for-hire vessels. Anglers are required to use circle hooks and dehooking devices when fishing for any reef species including red snapper in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters. The requirement to use venting tools in federal waters was removed on Sept. 3. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider adopting similar changes at a future meeting. The intent of these rules is to help conserve fishery resources by increasing the chances for a fish to survive after being caught and released. Learn more about red snapper by visiting MyFWC.com Fishing and clicking on Saltwater and Recreational Regulations. Short Cuts Waste YourDennis Doherty Money Boats that are several years old that have had changes done to their electrical systems create problems if the work has not been done properly. This is because of poor splicing techniques and poor terminal crimping making the electrical system problem pone and unreliable. I am finishing a re-wiring job on a flats boat that has had several different owners and I suspect each owner did some work creating built in ticking time failures with each modification. Some of the battery lugs going to the battery selector switch were flattened by a hammer instead of a proper crimping tool which crushes the complete circumference of the lug. Using a hammer not only makes for a mechanically weak connection that with some wire movement will continue to loses some of its electrical connection. If this loss is 10% on a 12 volt system (which is really 12.8 volts for a full battery) you have lost 1.28 volts which would make the starter seem sluggish when trying to start your engine. The problem will get worse as the cable is moved about because of vibration and soon you will think you have a bad battery. A real big problem is the over use of butt splices. These splices are used when a wire needs to be lengthened. A good butt splice will have shrink tubing that when heated makes the splice water resistant. One wire on this boat was about three foot long and had three of these butt splices. In a wet environment a splice is the weakest link. If the wire is too short take the time to replace it. The color coating of the wire is important because when someone such as myself is trouble shooting a problem I rely on the color to tell me what the purpose of this wire is. When I find a green wire which is considered a grounding conductor connected to the positive post of the battery I have to figure that someone figured something wrong. This takes time to figure out and waste your money. My wife is happy my beer is cold life is good. jan.dennisdoherty yahoo.com Dockside Dennis is a local Cape Resident boat owner and his dockside marine services and expertise are available for hire. (239) 541-1497 CONGRATULATIONS Capt. Gregg McKee www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 37 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Fresh off the Dock Boat Lift Brent Whether you re a new boat owner or a seasoned boating enthusiast who is looking to upgrade your dock or deck or build a new one from scratch having an attractive well-designed and durable dock may be more important than you think. It s not just a place to moor your boat. It s an opportunity to enhance the quality of your outdoor life. Making improvements to an existing structure or building a brand new dock can also significantly increase your waterfront property value. To get the most satisfaction and functionality out of your dock it s crucial to plan it with meticulous detail. You ll want to consider elements of design such as whether to choose a wrap-around dock as well as making sure you have coordinated slip length slip width and water depth. Wrap-Around Dock or Access on only One Side of the Boat Considerations before building a wrap-around dock The first design element of your dock layout we ll take a look at is whether or not to opt for a wraparound dock. There are several factors to consider before building one. Buildable Space Obviously wraparound docks require more buildable area. Limitations The ability to push your lift into deeper water is limited by the width of the outside finger pier. You ll need a licensed and experienced Marine Contractor to answer any questions you have regarding the specifics of your customized design and to go over all details of construction. A quick property survey will allow them to determine whether your property can accommodate a full wrap-around a full wrap-around with captain s walk a partial wrap-around an angled wraparound or a non-wrap-around dock for you. Slip Length and Width With Relation to Water Depth and Slip Capacity Building your dock with the precise slip length and width specifications is very important. It s a prudent idea to build a dock with a slip length which will potentially accommodate a larger boat. It s important to plan to accommodate future boat investments to ensure that you can enjoy your dock for years to come without incurring the additional expense of further modifications. For this reason we look to have a balanced relationship between the slip width slip length water depth and lift capacity. You know the old saying a chain is only as strong as its weakest link . Mind the Gap There s a fine line between leaving room for growth and building a boat dock with too much space as it can create a substantial gap between the boat and the dock. Don t go overboard in your plans. This will result in difficult boarding cleaning and maintenance of the watercraft. Finding that happy medium which will suit a variety of potential boats you may buy in the future and the demands of your current boat is important. Budget Restrictions This type of dock requires a larger budget because as it is bigger and requires more planning labor and materials. However if you have the means to install a wrap-around it s a certain boost to your property value as well as making an attractive addition to your waterfront property. Lift capacity Lift capacity and lift location in the slip are also an important factors when considering slip length so it s essential that you get an clarity on your lift capacity for your boat based on its position in the slip. Perfect loading of the boat is with the Center of Gravity Center-of Gravity (CG) equally spaced Bow to Stern and Port to Starboard. Typically it is necessary to move the Center of Gravity toward the dock for easy boarding of the boat and or bow to stern do to slip length restrictions as long as it does not overload the lift past its capacity based on the weight of the boat not being equally distributed. Benefits of a Wrap-Around Dock Wrap-around docks allow for both staging and temporary mooring along the outside of the dock and also allow for easier access for cleaning maintenance and covering. The added convenience is very useful in these situations particularly when it comes to boat maintenance. 9340 College Pkwy - Fort Myers (239) 489-3625 www.stokesmarine.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 38 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast 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 39 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast kle Tac it & Ba Live Shrimp - Crabs - Pinfish SnookHutBaitTackleInc Live-bait tanksOver 1 000 Gallons Cape Coral s Fishing HEADQUARTERS Cape Coral s 1 Selection of quality fishing tackle SW Cape s Only OFFICIAL DEALER Optics & Clothing OCTOBER at the Snook Hut Snook Hut Bait and Tackle Cape Coral Pkwy Half mile from Del Prado FREE SEMINAR Come meet Paul M. 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Myers Pine Island Cape Coral 21 Captiva 28 9 13 13a 12 78 2 Sanibel Naples 37- American Marine Fuel 263-5625 38- Pelican Isle Yacht Club 566-1606 39- Park Shore Marina 434-0724 40- Port O Call Marina 774-0479 41- Hamilton Harbor 775-0506 42- Naples City Dock 213-3070 43- Brookside Marina 793-BOAT 25 11 3 14 17 Ft. Myers Beach 18 19 15 Bonita Beach 24 Wiggins Pass 38 Everglades City and Chokoloskee 39 Port of the Islands 394-3101 Chokoloskee Island Marina 695-2881 Parkway Marina 695-3261 37 43 40 42 Naples 41 Marco Island 31 32 29 34 30 36 Goodland 33 35 Fishing Charters Captain Miles Meredith Where fishing info and lies are FREE 405 NE Pine Island Rd. Cape Coral On-Site Boat Rigging - Motor Repairs Custom Cast Nets - Rocket Trailers - Custom Rods Consignment Boats - Star Rods - Marine Supplies Cast Net Repair - Rod & Reel Repairs capetool embarqmail.com 574-6950 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 41 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Buying or selling Real Estate It works out a lot better if people can find it..... Have your listing featured in the Nautical Mile and get it seen by thousands of coastal enthusiasts www.RobinsDirt.com Inc. Properties displayed include properties listed with brokerage firms other than Gulf Access Realty Inc. (239) 699-7394 ragriffs gmail.com R E A L T O R cause there s no place like home www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 42 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Waterfront Property Cape Coral - Pine Island On the R E A L T O R 289 000 675 000 Bokeelia 319 900 1.5 Acres OFF-WATER Luxurious Key West style retreat in rural island setting with excellent investment value. Quality-crafted Hardie Board energyefficient home features 4 sets of 8-ft. tall double French doors that open onto a 2 000 sq. ft. wrap-around shaded porch to catch cooling breezes year-round all under roof with over 500 sq. ft. screened. Additional features include storage building paver brick driveway automatic irrigation system completely fenced and gated. Property is comprised of 3 buildable lots. Keep the full 1 acres or develop the bonus lots to recoup your investment Possible turnkey furnished. Owner financing available. Ask to see complete list of features and upgrades. Bay in Matlacha Cape Coral Canal & Pool Immaculate 3 bedroom 2 bath gulf access pool home. This beautiful home boasts over 2000 sf of living area huge kitchen with island large family room formal living and dining areas high ceilings tile in the living areas large master bedroom and bathroom walk in closets in all bedrooms Very roomy lanai area with built in bar large pool on a wide gulf access canal. Western exposure with beautiful sunset views and to top it off a large dock with 10k lb lift lush landscaping and much much much more This 3 bedroom and 3 plus bath has views from every window. Attached single family home with guest suite allows for possible sub rental. Private open lanai off of the master living room and guest bedroom. Private elevator and inexpensive HOA fees. Enjoy deeded boat slip with deep water direct access to Matlacha Pass. 292 000 Cape Coral Cape Coral 479 000 Custom Built Matlacha Commercial Opportunity 0 500 00 1 Add this charming direct sailboat access 3 bedroom 2 bath pool home in the Yacht Club area to your list of must-sees The kitchen and guest bathroom have been updated and a 10 000 pound boat lift is just waiting for your boat. A short boat ride to the river heated pool and walking distance to the yacht club beach are just a few bonus features. Three bedrooms with den or office off master suite with private entrance plus a sitting area in the master. Kitchen is full of extras such as raised maple cabinets granite counter tops eating area with mitered glass windows overlooking the canal. Polished travertine flooring and there are high ceilings with lots of lighted treys crown molding chair rails and more Pavered lanai with southern exposure and heated pool. Buy or Lease www.RobinsDirt.com Inc. Properties displayed include properties listed with brokerage firms other than Gulf Access Realty Inc. Commercial Opportunity For Sale or For Lease. Lease can be Subdivided for residential rental and retail. Unique Mixed Use Opportunity in Historic Matlacha. Owner will consider lease purchase option with owner financing. Front of the building is open Retail space. Rear 2 bedroom 1 Bath Unit for living or more retail space. Gorgeous open Dock area with incredible views of the Bay. Property has been renovated with new a c electric plumbing walls floors. (239) 699-7394 Robin RobinsDirt.com R E A L T O R cause there s no place like home Prices may change. The Nautical Mile is published about 2 weeks prior to distribution. www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 43 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast R E A L T O R The best investment on Earth is earth. -Louis Glickman SW Florida Waterfront Property Cape Coral - Pine Island 649 000 269 900 VIEWS Cape 475 0 00 SW Cape Harbour All you will need to bring is your toothbrush and clothes to enjoy this beautiful condo which is being sold Turnkey. The condo has been completely remodeled from it s original builder s options. It features a chiseled edge travertine stone floor throughout imported granite counters in kitchen as well as master and guest baths custom cabinetry in kitchen baths and closet built-ins stainless steel appliances wine cooler crown molding a Venetian wall finish custom lighting motorized blinds as well as an in-wall surround sound system. The condo has a western exposure overlooking the marina. Enjoy the wonderful sunsets of SW Florida from your spacious lanai. For the boat enthusiast Cape Harbour Marina is located just minutes to the intracoastal waterway and the open waters of Gulf beyond. Lots of space in SW Cape This spectacular Gulf Access 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Pool Home has been freshly painted with brand new carpeting. Great floor plan featuring a first floor master suite and an upstairs retreat with another family room and two bedrooms. Features include granite countertops tile floors brick paver pool deck woodlike flooring in the master bedroom dual sinks in the master bathroom remodeled kitchen and brick paver driveway & lanai. St. James City 3 bedroom 2 bath bay front home in St. James City with Panoramic views of Matlacha Pass the Caloosahatchie River and the Sanibel Bridge - all in one view Tile floors beautiful kitchen large living area formal dining area and master suite with with walkin closet. Walk into the very large porch great for quiet evenings or entertaining guests. Private Tiki hut professional built next to the bayfront and the Y shaped dock. 435 000 SW Cape 8-Lakes Cape 259 000 Harbour 379 900 Custom One-of-a-Kind SW Cape Home A big family will fit in the 4 bedrooms and 4 full bath home in SW Cape Coral. Two of the bedrooms could be considered masters. Large living room and family room. Kitchen is open with solid surface counter tops and double oven... Upstairs you have a very large master and extremely large game bonus room.. Enjoy Cape Harbour s Lifestyle. This 2 bedroom 2 bath unit has beautiful cherry kitchen cabinets stainless steel appliances with granite countertops and tile everywhere except the bedrooms. Your lanai over looks canal front homes with a gorgeous view of the city and river. If you are looking for a great community lots of activity this one is a must see. Triple lot 120 foot of water-front GULF ACCESS 12K LB Boat Lift Captain walkaround Dock. 36 foot long Lap-Pool. On city water and sewer. All appliances included. Many extras. Kitchen with Island solid surface countertops pantry recess lights lots of 42 inches long rise-panel cabinets breakfast bar spacious breakfast nook overlooking pool and canal. Formal dining room. Large master bedroom via French doors with recess ceiling sliders out to pool and 2 walk in closets. www.RobinsDirt.com Inc. Properties displayed include properties listed with brokerage firms other than Gulf Access Realty Inc. (239) 699-7394 Robin RobinsDirt.com R E A L T O R cause there s no place like home Prices may change. The Nautical Mile is published about 2 weeks prior to distribution. www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 44 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Welcome to Blairsville 63 Murphy Hwy Blairsville GA 30512 and the Blue Ridge Mountains North Georgia Homes & Land For Sale 169 000 Creekfront 4.85 acres in the Choestoe area 2BR 2BA with full finished basement that has room for another bedroom. Lots of space for a garden. MLS 231422 159 000 Cozy Cabin-Style Home Pond and creek on 1.64 acres. 3BR 3BA wood interior for rustic mountain feel full finished basement. Gentle sloping lot. Additional 0.76 acre lot available. MLS 228782 Nice & Neat 189 000 3 bedroom home with inground pool. Large covered porch to enjoy the view. Two car carport. Low maintenance vinyl siding. Furnishings are negotiable. MLS 222607 0 119 90 275 000 Lakefront Home Enjoy end of the road privacy while sitting on your screened in porch. With the recent addition this home offers two master bedrooms. This home has hardwood floors rock fireplace with gas logs and is nestled in a private cove on the lake. Minutes away from a public boat ramp and Blairsville. MLS 220925 Cozy 3 Bedroom 149 5 Extremely Well Kept Home 00 1 & 1 2 Bath in very good condition. Circular driveway Plenty of Parking. Very nice yard 2 porches 1 Screened. Master Bedroom on Main Level. 2 Bedrooms upstairs with 1 2 Bath. Large Wood Burning Fireplace. Furnished except Personal Items. Looking for a Super Get-a-way This is it MLS 231897 2BR 2BA Full basement is partially (fully) finished and the rest is drive in garage Master bedroom on main has private balcony Great kitchen has hardwood floors lots of cabinets pantry and plenty of room Nice great room has gas log fireplace and very nice floor plan Downstairs has a small den or family room plus laundry room bedroom and full bath MLS 226145 63 Murphy Hwy Blairsville GA 30512 Blairsville Realty is a locally owned and operated real estate office located in Blairsville GA. We proudly offer real estate services to Blairsville Blue Ridge Hiawassee Young Harris & Ellijay including Union Fannin Towns Gilmer and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountain area of Georgia. We encourage you to contact Blairsville Realty and speak with one of our experienced real estate agents. www.BlairsvilleRealty.com (706) 745-3000 (800) 637-5535 Fax 706-745-8169 Prices may change. The Nautical Mile is published about 2 weeks prior to distribution. www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 45 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Waterfront Land Opportunities 19 900 NW Cape Coral OVERSIZED 3 LOT SITE.... On a freshwater canal located in great Northwest neighborhood 159 900 Matlacha Nice direct gulf access lot in beautiful Matlacha. Close to all of the restaurants shopping and entertainment Matlacha has to offer. 109 000 Bokeelia Great waterfront homesite in Charlotte Shores on Pine Island. Lot is on a cul-du-sac with plenty of water frontage Very good location to Island wide bike path school park & playgrounds Pool tennis museum & library and shopping. 499 000 Harbour Preserve Cape Harbour Located in the Desirable Harbour Preserve of Cape Harbour. 90 FT of seawall with deep water access. No Bridges to the Gulf. 129 900 SE Cape Coral Great Saltwater lot in desirable neighborhood. Convenient to shopping schools restaurants and Fort Myers. Rear facing eastern exposure insures morning noon and evening use of your future lanai. All utilities are in and paid. Seawall and concrete dock are in place to save you money. 134 990 Bokeelia Direct access to Charlotte harbor and The Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful cleared waterfront homesite in Bokeelia with seawall and cement patio dock. Perfect waterfront homesite for year around or seasonal. 159 900 Matlacha Nice direct gulf access lot in beautiful Matlacha. Close to all of the restaurants shopping and entertainment Matlacha has to offer. Owner financing may be available. Robin s dirt Boat-Access Waterfront Dirt 6 3 7 2 1 5 .com 9 810 4 The major fortunes in America have been made in land. - John D. Rockefeller More than ninety percent of all millionaires become so through owning real estate. -Andrew Carnegie 225 000 St. James City Build your a-way island get- 259 00 0 499 000 Awesome location to bu ild This is a corner lot on intersecting canals in one of the finest neighborhoods in St. James City. 150 of Rip Rap on one side with a southern exposure and 84 of sea wall and composite dock on the other canal front. Pilings are already in place to add a boat lift. Lot sits at the end of the cul de sac. Property has been surveyed and will allow for a base build of 2750 Sq. Ft. with proper set backs. Need help with finding a builder Just let us know Gulf Access home site in Beautiful St James City in the very desirable area of Bayview Acres. Minutes to San Carlos Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Seawall and covered boat lift. Almost 800 on the Dawson Canal1.6 acres overlooking the bay completely cleared with a private road taking you to your exclusive and exquisite home site. Watch the sunrise and sunset from your new home at this incredible location. 8 9 10 R E A L T O R Inc. www.RobinsDirt.com Properties displayed include properties listed with brokerage firms other than Gulf Access Realty Inc. (239) 699-7394 Robin RobinsDirt.com cause there s no place like home Prices may change. The Nautical Mile is published about 2 weeks prior to distribution. October Membership Meeting Day Cruise October 13th. 10-4pm MIACC Members Day-Cruise Sunday October 13 2013 Keewaydin Island It s time for you and your family to get out on the water... and we re going to plan the day for you The MIACC Board of Directors is excited to announce that our 4th Quarter Membership Meeting will be a Day-Cruise to Keewaydin Island Mark your calendars for October 13th 10 00am-4 00pm. Fun in the sun and on the water Transportation can be arranged with Extreme Family Fun Spot or take your own boat and meet us at the southern tip of Keewaydin Island. Maps and itineraries will be emailed to you later this month. We will roast a pig in true Luau style But the rest is up to you... bring your own food drinks sunscreen etc. And don t forget the family The CoveRunner will be available to MIACC members for a discounted rate of 30 person. The boat will stay at the beach offering safe storage of your coolers beach bags and toys as well as shade from the days heat. Plus it offers onboard facilities Only bathroom on Keewaydin There s only 20 spots available so be sure to contact Jason at Extreme Family Fun Spot today (239) 774-0061. 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