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November - 2013 Visiting and Exploring Florida s Gulf Coast -Bokeelia to Goodland- Free Monthly Ft. Myers Fall pg 24 Nov 14-17 Get your Fishing License over the phone in 3 minutes (888) 347-4356 NauticalMileMagazine FISHING CHARTERS LIVE BAIT INSHORE FISHING SPECIALIST FULL SERVICE TACKLE OUTFITTER New H 7-D ours ay 6-6 s (239) 540-FISH 3714 Del Prado Blvd. - Cape Coral BOATYARD & SERVICE CENTER Boat Show Specials Crane Service 40 Ton Railway 8 Ton Fork Lift Cape Coral Pine Island all month long Captiva Boats up to 33 Beam Get Suzuki s 3 year limited warranty plus 3 years of Suzuki Extended Protection at no extra charge on qualifying models Sanibel Ship store - Awlgrip Paint - Gel coat repairs Bottom painting - Fiberglass work Come see us at the Ft. Myers Fall Boat Show Nov. 14-17 MARINE BETA MARINE (239) 283-3962 (239) 283-0200 Pineland Marina St. James City Outboard Financing Sales - Service - Parts www.bobandannies.com .com www. BOAT PARTS Ft. 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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 November 2013 from the Publisher insurance company denies coverage because a form was not filled out properly. Oh and hospitals don t have to show itemized bills. So much for Change . In our new banking system a young couple with qualifying credit and an annual income of 50k qualifies for about a 110 000 mortgage enough to buy a crack-house. They now have to pay 20 000 a year for ObamaCare while the crack-heads get it free. Jealous that you work 3 jobs and earned 50k last year (though you only get to keep 35 a month because of the new flood and mortgage-insurance legislature) the crack-heads rob you. You shoot them go to jail and get free health care. Problem solved.... except you re in jail and now a member of America s poor. Dear Mr. President I mean no disrespect but PLEASE STOP. These entitlement programs are creating a horrifying gap between the haves and have-nots. This behavior is known to ruin civilizations. Do you love poor people so much that you decided to create millions more You promised to help them. What happened You think there s a problem between Liberals and Conservatives Wail till you see the hate between people in our society when all of this starts to unfold. This is not very productive seed-planting for our future. If a plan arises that helps the poor without enabling the lazy I ll be the first in line but the Affordable Healthcare Act is not it. I would feel bad writing this without a solution so here it is- Banking insurance and hospitalization is American business and it s about making money not helping people. I m ok with that. It s business. ObamaCare consists of the same insurance companies and hospitals that are out for profit not to help people. So first we arrest bank and hospital owners plus CEO s of health insurance companies for fraud VA s offer the best healthcare so close hospitals and create VA s an hour from every major city. Doctors are unproductive under stress don t allow them to work more than 50 hrs a week. All Americans between 18-65 pay 5% of their income. Cops the President teachers EVERYONE If you make a dollar you pay 5%. If you make a million you pay 5%. If you get caught hiding income you go to jail or do volunteer work at a hospital. No needed pill costs more than a dollar. This will eliminate over-charging and there is no need for insurance. BAM says the gavel. Now away from the control of money and government we can all go do something creative with our lives. Isn t that why the Pilgrims came here in the first place Then the whole world can say Wow look what those Americans just pulled off instead of Look they started another fight . There I just solved it. Next month we ll work on jailing media pushers and banning network news. If we could gather fact instead of hype & fancy graphics on a backdrop perhaps we could form more educated opinions on America s challenges. Weakest Link The fact that we are here today to debate raising America s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that The buck stops here. Instead Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better . Senator Barack H. Obama March 2006 the In my early 20 s I lived in Sacramento. How I got there will be saved for a different column but I had hair to my waist and played guitar in a rock band. I was a starving musician and my paychecks went to wild clothes guitar strings and stage gear. One of my many jobs at the time was a dishwasher at a country club. The Executive Chef I worked with went to school at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and it was quite an experience working in a kitchen with him. The chef was Chuck and his big quote to the kitchen staff repeated hourly was Weakest link . He barked it on the hour and did his best to drive that philosophy into the staff s work habits. Chuck ran a kitchen that was open for lunches to members but we mostly had weddings and business gatherings for over 400 people at a time. It was my first introduction to breast implants. One evening during a 350 person medical meeting a member of the wait staff mixed a pair of plastic breasts with dirty dishes on a tray as a joke. I walked into a crowded lobby full of doctors holding them and asked the club owner what they were.... Managing 400 meals all to come out at the same time and all hot was quite a challenge. It takes the right kitchen with the right supplies but it also takes a skilled chef at the helm. The Weakest Link was referred to as whatever could be improved the most when it came to serving 400 people at once. Sometimes it was equipment sometimes staff. No matter how well the kitchen ran Chuck always knew there was something that could run better. I didn t learn how to wash dishes at this place I learned to identify obstacles and find creative ways to get around go through or face them head-on. The identifying part is the most crucial. Most people in our society are being held back by something usually unknowingly and have no idea why or how to get past it. Knowing your weakest link and being willing to fix it can be applied to your business as well as personal habits. When I started the paper over 10 years ago I remembered Chef Chuck and his philosophy. With my Zero Experience in the publishing business it was fairly easy to establish which links were weak- it was all of them I tackled one at a time and kept moving forward. Why .... to find more weak links. No matter how good things are in your life figure out which link(s) are the weakest and put some efforts into strengthening them. Most of us have a bad habit of focusing on what we re good at. If you focus on what you re NOT good at and improve it you ll find your talents to be more useful. Business your relationship time slipping away your front yard.... identify your weakest links and fix them. Keep in mind you ll only find more but you ll get better at fixing them. Learn to turn your weakest links into your greatest strengths. Read the fine print ObamaCare is much more concerning news. Most of our readership would say I m a heavy Conservative. I am. But I m also quite a Liberal. I feed squirrels and everything (Though I charge them for the corn) Conservatives need to know that there s two sides to every story and that truth and solutions reside at neither. I d engage in a deep Battle of Wits with extreme Liberals but my mom taught me never to pick a fight with unarmed people. I m actually in favor of the concept of an Affordable Health Care Act and I m not opposed to being forced to participate. I understand that if we all participate it could work. The online CalcuObamuLator shows an example of a couple in Florida earning a combined income of 55k a year. They have an estimated 7k in premiums and a deductible of 13 700. That s 20 700 a year over a third of their income Those numbers don t count things insurance companies don t cover.... If you re not a homeowner now you may never be Most mid to lower class will not be able to save for a home while trying to cover upcoming healthcare costs. Several million showed earnings of less than 12k last year wait till they realize they have unlimited healthcare at no cost. Although they have that now.... Doctors will still bill insurance companies a thousand dollars and get a check for 300 and they re expected to pay their 40 000 a month malpractice insurance with it. Disregard the lowest form of fact American media and read between the lines. Watch for the word Subsidy . It says you MAY get one it doesn t say you WILL . Also watch the part where it says you can t be denied. You ll soon see a new word invented for this. What it meant to say was You ll not be denied though if you have a pre-existing condition you ll be paying dearly . Watch also for the 95 failure to comply fee this has also been drastically fabricated to get votes. As always- the rich will remain rich the poor will still have incentives to stay poor health insurance companies will still make billions and the truly needy will still get medical assistance. And the wheels on the bus go round and round.... My concern is what this will do long term to the poor. If an able person earns under 12k a year and decides to change that and starts making money their take-home pay will be less when they start getting ObamaBills. They ll be trying to stay under that 12k mark. There s no incentive to quit being poor and there s no way for them to learn how to do things different. No way to teach their kids any different. Multiply that by 50 years...... Hospitals will still charge 4 500 for an XRay an aspirin will still be 65 insurance companies still don t have to pay their bills or provide an English speaking contact to help you figure out how your plan works and you ll still have to wait 3 hours with a broken leg to sign a paper at the ER stating that you ll be responsible when your G-Loomis Accurate Reels Penn Gold Label Team Diawa - Top Shelf Native Eyewear Wooly Bugger Lures Old Harbor Gear Ross Fly Reels Star Rods - Maui Jim Hydyo Glow Lights Buff Headwear St. Croix - Bait Pens Quantum - Shimano Florida s Oldest G-Loomis Dealer Scientific Angler Master Dealer Cortland Certified Pro Shop Rod & Reel Repair Shop Caloosa & Cracker Cast Nets Performance Headwear Flies & Fly Tying Supplies Custom Rod Parts G-Loomis Clothing www.lehrseconomytackle.com Serving SW Florida since 1956 1366 N. Tamiami Trail (Business 41) N. Ft. Myers Minutes from the Shell Factory 995-2280 Modern Technology...... with old Florida Schoolin Call the marina for more details or visit www.pinelandmarinakidsday.com Help Wanted I m in the middle of a great book about what rich people teach their kids and what poor people can t. I grew up poor and by my definition I still am. I m looking for someone that has one goal left on the list- to pass on your wisdom to someone that wants to put it to some good use. I don t want money. I want knowledge. Looking for a student If I ve offended anyone here my advise is to find something more worthy of getting offended by. Some of it is truth some is not some is just fun. Get over it. If you re REALLY upset go boating. A day on the water here in SW Florida can turn any frown upside down. Come see us at the boat show the renovations downtown should make it a fun new show. Moving on- Heather from Sea Tow sent Robin & I a wedding invitation and the big day was October 12th. It was on their property in East Ft. Myers and everyone wore jeans and boots. Pat co-owner of the local Sea Tow was the lucky guy and he looked like the happiest man on earth. Our BEST to the both of you Jill Dean s team won a place at the Matlacha Hookers Annual Fishing Tournament with a whopping 4 pound trout. Nice to see there s some fish left that like fresh water.... Events are starting to come inwww.LeeCountyMarineEvents.com Lehr s Economy Tackle has announced a BLACK FRIDAY SALE though it s good for Saturday too and they have a lot of tackle at 50% off See page 6. The Ft. Myers Boat Show is this month November 14-17 downtown at the Harborside Event Center. I haven t had a show booth for a couple years and I m looking forward to seeing some old friends. Pineland Marina is planning to host a kids day where they will be hopefully introducing 100-200 kids to the sport of fishing. They re most likely going to be looking for volunteers to help the kids bait hooks. Contact Emily at the Marina if you can help out. Saturday November 23. 283-3593 Publisher thenauticalmile gmail.com Cell (239) 980-5803 The Federal Shutdown- You mean to tell me we had billions to bomb Seria a few weeks ago but today we don t have money to keep open a WWII Memorial Park If you are spending more than you make asking the bank for more credit is only a short term Band-Aid for a long term problem. Sooner or later you have to wake up and pay the band..... unless you re a bank or an insurance company. This is a massive burden on the next President. PS Due to the rising cost of ammunition I ll no longer be providing a warning shot SW Florida Coast Edition 05 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com N O V E M B E R 4 November from the Publisher 6 November with Capt. Dick May 6 NyloDeck wins award 8 Lee Marine Business Directory 9 SWFL Boating Economics Numbers 9 SWFL Yachts moves to Tarpon Point 10 Voice Mail Hell -Barb Hansen 11 Go-Boating-Lee-County Free DVD 12 BLACK FRIDAY (& Saturday) Sale 13 Pro Line welcomes York Road Marine 14 Choices -Capt. Gregg McKee 15 November to Remember -Capt. Bill Russell 16 Saltwater Fish ID 16 New Kayak Launch -Golden Boat Lifts 16 Gulf Snapper State Waters Closed 17 Finding Fish -Capt. Terry Fisher 18 SW Florida Fishing Guides 18 The Nautical Mile Welcomes Dr. Frantz 19 Fishing Catching -Jennifer Wolter 20 The Perfect Dock -Boatlift Brent 21 Submit your Fish Pix 22 Give & Take -Robin Griffiths 22 Is Life Blurry -Dr. Frantz 23 Water-Access Restaurants 24 Ft. Myers Fall Boat Show 26 SW Florida Boat Ramps 27 Why make it harder -Dockside Dennis 27 The Universe Provides -Capt. Charles Epranian 28 Brigand of Bokeelia -Wilson Hawthorne 29 Great Crab Outrage -Rob Darner 29 November with the Snook Cowboy 30 Come see the 2014 s at the Boat Show 31 Days Afloat -Capt. Jim Kalvin 31 Captain s Log -Capt. Jonathan Blake 32-34 SW Florida tides 33 Can t Shut me Down -Capt. Joe Cassaro 34 Local Seamanship Classes 34 Annual Sundowners Dance 35 Life or Death -Josh Ward 37 Fall Fishing -Jim Hutchinson Sr. 38 Trout Almondine -Cookin with Capt. Dick May 38 Great Calusa Poker Run 38 Save your Snook 39 Spoonin -Capt. Joe Greco 40 SW Florida Water-Access fuel Map 42 Waterfront Property for Sale 44 Georgia Property for Sale 45 SW Florida water-Access Lots for Sale 46 No Money For You 47 SW Florida Wrecks & Reefs 2013 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. What s that on the cover Goliath Tiger-Fish Moon Phases November New Moon Nov 3 Full Moon Nov 17 December New Moon Dec 3 Full Moon Dec 17 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. Jeremy Wade with one of his favorite catches- the Goliath Tiger-Fish basically a super-sized piranha Contact us TM FLORIDA PO Box 486 - Bokeelia Fl. 33922 Office (239) 980-5803 Fax 790-1370 thenauticalmile gmail.com INSHORE FISHING SPECIALIST FISHING CHARTERS One of Lee County s Largest Selections of Inshore & Offshore Tackle r Hou New-Days 7 6-6 s LIVE BAIT (239) 540-FISH Full selection of rods & reels CUSTOM ROD BUILDING & REPAIRS FULL SERVICE TACKLE OUTFITTER 3714 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 06 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast IN OVEMBER N ND SOUND PINE ISLA Capt. Dick May Before I start talking about fishingmark your calendar for Saturday December 14th for Cape Tool and Tackle s Annual Customer Appreciation Day. It features local fishing guide seminar s starting at 11 am a hog roast and lots of discounts on tackle. The address is 405 NE Pine Island Rd. for more information call 574-6950. November can be an excellent month for fishing. The boat traffic will be down the weather cooler and the fish fattening up for winter. It may be tough finding live bait and if so switch to live or frozen shrimp or artificals. Trout season will remain open this year and I will be fishing a little deeper and slower with Gulp Shrimp under a Cajun Rattling cork or live shrimp over and at the edges of grass beds. If there is any live bait around fish around the bait. Redfish will be in deep potholes around dead timber or up under the green bushes. They will not be as far back under the bushes as they were when the water temperature was this summer. Fish the sides of islands that get as much sun as possible. Speaking of water temperature if you do not have a gauge on your boat go to a swimming pool store and buy a pool temp gauge. There only 5 or 6 just throw it in your live well. Check it to find the warmer water all winter. Snook will be coming into the warmer bays up in creeks and in canals if the water temps really drop. Otherwise they will be around brushy points docks and potholes. My favorite artifices are the Mirr-ODine suspended crank bait and white plastic jerk-baits. Slow down your retrieve if the water is cold. Live white bait if you can find it and big handpicked shrimp are hard to beat. Mackerel Bluefish Ladyfish and Sharks will be around as long as there is bait around. Look for schools of bait and diving birds. It s a great month to get out and fish. NyloDeck Selected as a Best New Product for 2012-2013 www.shorelinelumber.net Capt. 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Myers 239-772-3222 800-226-7767 936-6463 www.captpetes.com (239) 337-9564 Annual Filet & Release fishing tournament raises another 17 000 for Hope Hospice Local friend of the Nautical Mile Dr. Jerry Cowan on his check-out dive 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 LED running & deck lights Turn Key Deal Anchor-Rope-Safety Gear iPod Stereo with JBL speakers New dual batteries w switch New fuel sending unit 21 gallons Yamaha F75- Top 35mph Worth every bit of 16k make offer 100 HR service done August 2013 Pineland to Tween Waters & back 30mph - 4 gallons Waterway BOAT LIFT COVERS SW Florida s Original BOAT LIFT COVER Company All aluminum construction. Over 6 000 covers installed. Engineered for local & state code Nobody can beat our QUALITY - ENGINEERING - PRICES Ft. Myers Marine 2137 FOWLER ST. 239-334-7871 Since 1995 Economic Impact of Recreational Boating in Southwest Florida Covering Charlotte Lee and Collier Counties Recreational boating means business in Southwest Florida It brings money jobs commerce and enjoyment to thousands of families living in our area. Total Annual Economic Impact 877.1 Million Number of Industry Businesses 551 Recreational Boating Provides Jobs Direct Jobs 3 458 Indirect Jobs 1 280 Induced Jobs 2 307 Total Boating Related Jobs 7 045 Annual Income of Boating Related Jobs 293.3 Million Annual Boating-Related Spending 366.5 Million Annual Recreational Boating Industry Sales Manufacturing Sales 143.3 Million Retail and Service Sales 732.9 Million Number of Boats 61 673 which equates to approximately one boat for every 6 households making our area 1 per capita for boat ownership. Lee County Charlotte County (239) 340-8429 (941) 505-0237 www.waterwayboatliftcovers.com 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. www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 10 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Voice System Hell Barb Hansen Automated Press 11 if you have a complaint. You will then be put on hold until you get tired and hang up. Press 12 if you are a solicitor. You will then be put on hold until you get tired and hang up. We just moved our fleet and corporate offices after 30 years in the same location. Not surprising one of the biggest challenges was setting up a new phone system. Now I m all for new technology but one thing I won t compromise on is no voice mail hell here Our customers have always had a real person to talk to and I was not about to change that now. The mind wanders when it s put on hold. Who are they transferring me to Should I have pressed three instead of one Maybe I should have pressed six and listened to the options again. Ten minutes and still holding. I d better put this on speaker. I ve got work to do. Too bad this is a government office. If I were calling to buy something I d hang up. Maybe I ll hang up anyway. A sophisticated voice mail system may save money but it turns off customers. It turns off me. I have stopped doing business with more than one company because of the lack of personal customer service. I am not the first or only person to do this. A real live friendly person answers our phone. That call you know could be from a customer. I know that s not the modern way. If you call the customer service desk the modern way is a friendly but automated woman s voice My I have learned to hate that voice asking if 239-656-1339 is the number I m calling about. YES. YES. YES. I m sorry the voice replies I couldn t quite make that out. ARRRGGGHHH. With our recent move I did consider what a voice mail system would sound like if we got one of those fancy answering systems for our new office. Here s the first draft. Press 1 if you want to charter a boat. Press 2 if you want to take a sailing or power boating class. Press 3 if you want to buy a sail or a power yacht. Press 4 to confirm a reservation you have already made but not to change the reservation or cancel it. Press 5 if you want to change or cancel a reservation. Press 6 if you want directions. Press 7 if you want to know what to bring on the boat. Yes you can bring your dog. Press 8 if you want to learn about the cruising area. It s beautiful Press 9 if you want to sign up a child for our summer day camp. Press 10 if you have a compliment for us. Press 13 if want to check on the weather. It s beautiful. It s always beautiful.. Press 14 if you just want to talk about boats because it s cold up north and you have nothing else to do. Press 15 if you want to hear this menu of options again. For all other calls please press zero. I m sorry all lines are busy now. Your business is very important to us. Goodbye. Is this working Never mind. I know the answer. We re going to keep the personal phone answering system we ve had for 30 years thank you. When you call any day of the week from 0830 to 1730 hours a real live person will answer. I know this is not the modern way of doing business but my gut tells me it s better business. Barb Hansen manages Southwest Florida Yachts yacht charters and Florida Sailing and Cruising School a live aboard yacht school. Contact her at info swfyachts.com 1-800-262-7939 or visit www.swfyachts.com Get your license on the phone in 3 minutes 1-888-FISH-FLORIDA (347-4356) IMPORTANT Regulations change with no notice Federal Regs www.gulfcouncil.org Federal & State waters do have different regulations Different regulations also apply from Gulf to Atlantic waters For detailed & current information go to www.myfwc.com Different regulations apply to different parts of Florida Charlotte County FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITY Contact Publisher founder Jim Griffiths at (239) 980-5803 or e-mail him at thenauticalmile gmail.com www.joesnook.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 11 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast In stores now 80-page Lee County Marine Resource Guide something new from the Welcome to Lee County boating For 10 years our Nautical Mile office has been an exclusive source of information for Lee County s marine community. We also publish an annual boater s guide which has been converted to this bi-annual tide book. It started when I told a neighbor that I was thinking about a tides book and he said he doesn t need one he has a Smart Phone . I told him that I liked to fish high-tides in Bokeelia at sunrise till about 8am and asked him what the best days in August 2013 would be. 10 minutes went by and he gave up and asked me to save him a copy... Lee County is one of the most unique boating communities in Florida mostly because of outer coast. Our tides are strong around inlets but only vary about 2 feet. We have miles of Outer-Islands which protect our bays and offer a lot of fun and safe boating. We also have miles of beautiful beach shorelines that are 90% public. The Lee County marine community includes over 30 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 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 www.LeeCountyTides.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 12 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast (and Saturday) TAKE retail prices Quantum Blue 20 79.99 Q Cabo PTS 60 219.99 Q Cabo PTS 50 219.99 Q Boca PTS 80 149.99 Q Cabo 20 BC reel 149.99 Q Cabo 31 BC reel 149.99 Shimano Stella 10 000SW 829.99 Shimano Calcutta TE200 329.99 Shimano Sustain 6000FE 299.99 Daiwa Steez BC reel 449.99 Penn 460 Slammer 159.99 Penn Torque 300 399.99 Penn Conquer 2000 199.99 Fin-nor Ahab 20 199.99 Tibron 2 speed SST 16 80 699.99 Friday & Saturday November 29-30 On sale at 50% off retail for Fri. and Sat. till they are gone. 50% off sale reflects only in stock items. NO SPECIAL ORDERS. ALL MAJOR BRANDS at great holiday prices ALL LURES 30% off retail ROD & REEL COMBOS make up your own or buy our pre-made combos loaded with line at GREAT PRICES Shimano EVAR Sandals limited sizes and colors sizes 8 to 13 Reg. 39.99 - 50% 0ff All in stock Maui Jim eyewear Reg. 179 to 319 -50% Native Eyewear Reg. 99 to 149 -50% Shimano Butterfly Jigs rigged and ready to go 25 value for 11 BLACK SAT. OCT 30th- GUY TILLOTSON the TFO rep will be on hand to help you with your selection of TFO BVK fly rods & reels as well as GARY LOOMIS designed spinning rods. TFO gear bags & Rainey flies will also be available. TFO is authorizing a SPECIAL Black Fri. & Sat. DISCOUNT REELS Retail prices e TFO 310 4 5 6. 220 St. Croix 5 6 230 Sage 1830 3 4 139.99 FLy reels e G-LoomisSTR 1265 c GL2 205 G-LoomisPSR-8440c su 265 G-loomis BBR 964 GL2 220 G-LoomisBCR 853 GLX RANGER 355 G-Loomis BCFR 894 GLX 470 Fenwick Techna AV 908 (obsolete) 450 Techna AV 910 (obsolete) 480 Sage Xi2 790 (obsolete) 660. RODS Retail prices Special BLACK FRI. & SAT. pricing on more- No Special Orders No Rainchecks www.lehrseconomytackle.com Serving SW Florida since 1956 Friday & Saturday November 29-30 On sale at 50% off retail for Fri. and Sat. till they are gone. 50% off sale reflects only in stock items. NO SPECIAL ORDERS. 1366 N. Tamiami Trail (Business 41) N. Ft. Myers Minutes from the Shell Factory 995-2280 Modern Technology...... with old Florida Schoolin Both days 8am to 6pm. All of the 50% item are limited quantities 1st come 1st served. 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 newest member of the Pro-Line family has quickly become the best selling 23 foot boat on the market. Big on features and big on performance this fishing machine will get you offshore in a hurry and back home with a boat load of fish and lifetime of memories. Features include a euro styled console with a big enclosed head forward console seating with storage forward insulated fishboxes an integrated dive platform with ladder a large lighted baitwell integrated in the transom raw water washdown under gunwale rod storage and fishing space galore. A Wolf in Sheep s Clothing Come see it at the show Baja Marine Announces York Road Marine as one of the 11 New North American Dealer Partners For Pro-Line s Popular Family-Friendly Fishing Boat Line Ft. Myers Spring If you re looking for a BIG 23 boat that combines fishing diving cruising and unmatched quality look no further. The new Pro-Line 23 Sport has arrived. York Road Marine Full Service Boat Yard 3446 York Road St. James City (239) 283-1149 www.YorkRoadMarine.com See page 24 November 14-17 28 TEEN GIRLS CATCH OVER 100 FISH & LEARN NEW SKILLS DURING FREEDOM WATERS FOUNDATION S HEELS & REELS FISHING TOURNAMENT Naples FL - 28 teen girls from the PACE Center for Girls of Collier County and New Horizons of Southwest Florida caught and released over 100 fish during the 2nd annual Freedom Waters Foundation Heels & Reels Girls Fishing Tournament. The tournament took place on Saturday October 12th from 8 AM through 2 PM at the Naples Boat Club docks at 909 10th Street South. Each teen participant was teamed up with an experienced female angler and volunteer boat captain who offered mentoring and instruction while on the water. Over 50 volunteers attended to lend time and expertise towards the tournament. Awards were presented to the teen girls who reeled in the smallest fish most fish biggest fish and most unusual catch. Major event sponsors included America Marine Management Bassfisherwomen.com Fox & Rabbit Websites and Marketing Freedom Boat Club and Chrome Capital. South Bend Sporting Goods also donated Bright Pink rod and reel combos for each of the teens to take home following the event. For more information on the tournament or for Freedom Waters Foundation Heels & Reels 2014 corporate sponsorship opportunities please 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 that focuses on 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 https www.facebook.com HeelsReelsGirlsFishingTournament. 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 Choices Capt. Gregg McKee It s November and we ve got a lot of redfish prowling the Pine Island flats. Unfortunately because of the dark water they re really difficult to spot unless they re tailing at low tide. When you re lucky enough to find them doing this getting them to eat a fly isn t always a sure thing. That problem begins with the fact that a tailing redfish has already found a morsel of food on the bottom and is actively trying to get at it usually a small crab digging itself under the turtle grass. That s where the red s attention is focused and it s hard to pull them away from an easy meal. The best way to do that with a fly rod is to show them something even easier to eat. Most flies are designed to land softly on the surface and quietly slip through the water. This isn t the best way to get the attention of a redfish with its face buried in the mud which is why I love throwing spoon flies at them. Spoon flies have been around since the 1980 s and evolved into several unique configurations. The first ones were made from ordinary tinfoil and a few anglers even used Lee Press-On Nails with great success but it s the Mylar and epoxy patterns created by Gainesville s Capt. Jim Dupre that are my favorites for their pure simplicity. These flies work no differently than the classic gold spoons that conventional anglers have used to catch all sorts of fish for more than a century. They wobble and flash and generally make a great imitation of a crippled shiner something irresistible to just about any predator in the ocean. It s that wobble that s especially effective on tailing redfish which normally ignore most other patterns. With their eyes nose and mouth buried in the mud reds can still sense movement in the water though their lateral line the powerful sensory organ that runs from the middle of their head and back to their tails. The vibration of the Dupre Spoon as it flutters by is very effective at tricking them into thinking a crippled baitfish right overhead. That will quickly pull their mouths out of the mud and straight after the fly. The Dupre Spoon is relatively easy to cast on a light fly rod like a 7-weight. They re a lot more aerodynamic than other spoon flies but when the wind kicks up you ll want to use an 8 or 9weight to give them some extra punch. You ll also want to land these flies right on top of most tailing redfish. I actually aim for their heads or at least where I think their heads might be in the dark water. Yes this will occasionally spook the fish but most of the time it creates a reaction strike especially when you re throwing into a school of tailing reds. In most schooling situations competition overcomes caution and the first fish to see the fly usually eats it. One very important thing about almost all spoon flies is that they re easily made weedless. A simple piece of wire tied at the eye of the hook and extending to the point will slide off most of the grass you ll pull it through on the flats. Every angler knows that a hungry red will still turn away from any lure that s dragging even a bit of vegetation behind it. A small weedless spoon fly will maintain its action even in the thickest low tide grass. The only drawbacks to the spoon fly is that they re not very easy to tie or inexpensive to purchase. The Dupre Spoon that I like so much retails for around 7 in most shops and online. That s a pretty steep markup for a few cents worth of materials but in my book it s more than worth it. Getting all of that Mylar and epoxy just right isn t easy and the flies themselves are almost as indestructible as their spin fishing counterparts made of actual metal. Pick up a few Dupre Spoons if you don t have them in your box already. When the reds are tailing in the thickest grass off Matlacha and Pine Island there s no fly better to throw. Wild Fly Charters (239) 565-2960 gmckee1 hotmail.com www.wildflycharters.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 15 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast around and in these schools to increase your chances. Snook are on the move and at times very hungry. If it remains relatively warm or cools down very gradually look for them in their usual warm water areas including structure oriented shorelines sand or potholes and oyster bars. As we cool down more fish well show up in protected areas including canals creeks and deeper shorelines. Shore bound anglers will find success from bridges and piers the Matlacha Bridge a long time snook hotspot is no longer under construction the equipment and barges are finally gone and snook well congregate under the new bridge with the best snook fishing after the sun sets. There is mixed feelings on the reopening of snook season as many feel it should remain closed at least another year. A large percentage of our snook population succumbed to the hard freeze in January 2010 they are making a comeback but numbers are still down. With the size restrictions and limits so tight it s really hard to land many fish in the keeper or legal size but if you do and choose to bring one home for dinner the season is open. Along with a state fishing license make sure you have an up to date snook stamp before possessing a snook. If you do not believe in harvesting snook then you can safely release all caught and return home with the memory. State biologist are collecting snook for study and are asking anglers to donate their legal carcasses by dropping them off at several locations throughout the area. See included information for details For the first time in nearly twenty years all of our favorite inshore species are open to harvest in November. It s good to know that proper management and sportsmanship are helping our fish stocks with good weather and plenty of fish this could be a November to Remember. a NOVEMBER to REMEMBER Captain Bill Russell The best I can tell you have to go all the way back to 1995 eighteen years ago as the last time there wasn t a closed season on at least one of our most popular inshore game fish in November. Spotted sea trout had a November and December closure beginning back in 1996 that was just lifted one year ago. Snook were given an emergency closure in 2010 and were off limits just reopening this past September with season running through mid-December. Also not as popular a target inshore but arguably the best tasting gag grouper season is open through the month. Of course redfish with a daily limit of one fish per angler has been open year round dating back to 1996 the same year the two month trout closure went into effect. With cooling temperatures gag grouper are a good possibility both near shore in the Gulf and inshore often in surprisingly shallow water. Inshore any type structure including bridges piers docks rock piles or ledges or any other underwater structure is worth checking out. A grouper of any size in shallow water is an extremely hard fighter to say the least. When you think grouper you typically think deep water but I ve landed gags up to 30 inches in less than 5 feet of water. They will not be just anywhere you need to fish around some type structure and use tackle up to the task. The large redfish schools of Fall are breaking up as the temperatures drops with singles pairs and small schools more common. With not as many big high tides days and areas are limited for targeting fish under the mangroves. The month should hold plenty of days with very low tides a favorite time to target reds feeding and tailing over shallow flats. Often the best areas are only assessable on foot canoe kayak or very shallow draft skiffs. Remember the shallower the water the stealthier your approach well need to be as most fish are extremely spooky on the skinny flats. Sea trout should give us consistent action over the month throughout the inshore waters. Look for them over grass flats from 3 to 8 feet in depth expect to catch and release a lot of smaller fish keep moving and you should be able to catch plenty of keeper fish. Expect the bigger trout to be scattered across the flats often on the same shallow flats as redfish. Covering lots of water with top water lures is a great way to hook into some big fish especially early and late in the day. Both redfish and larger trout will be hanging around mullet schools fish (239) 283-7960 gcl2fish live.com www.fishpineisland.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) 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 Gulf red snapper closes recreationally Oct. 22 in state waters The recreational harvest of red snapper will close Oct. 22 in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico with the final day of harvest being Oct. 21. The season will close Oct. 15 in Gulf federal waters with the final day of harvesting being today. State waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles in the Gulf and federal waters are from 9 nautical miles out to 200 nautical miles. These supplemental recreational red snapper seasons in the Gulf of Mexico are for 2013 only. Learn more about red snapper by visiting MyFWC.com Fishing and clicking on Saltwater Recreational Regulations and Gulf Snapper. 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However locating a honey-hole does not guarantee that the same place will be productive day after day month after month or season after season. As a matter of fact they will not. Factors such as tides currents water temperature natural bait movements fishing pressure structure together with environmental changes will determine whether or not the fish will be there. This is true whether one is fishing offshore locations beach areas passes flats or back country. Regardless opportunities exist throughout the year but the Key is to have a variety of different locations that will hold fish as the above factors dictate. As late fall and winter approaches tide levels will subside and currents weaken compared to spring and summer months affecting water temperatures bait types and their movements. Other challenges come to light with lower tide levels that prevent access to spring and summer honeyholes as well. Determining locations for fish is best done by time on the water . However utilizing tools such as Google Earth for tidal cuts and access to deep-holes will provide valuable information. Once an area is located I suggest chumming with live and cut dead baits into areas to test feeding responses from game fish. No response does not necessarily mean that there are no fish in the area but it is definitely a good indicator that they are not active. I suggest Captain Terry Fisher moving-on but returning at a later time to give it a second chance. Fish do not feed 24 7 but they usually can be enticed to snack with enough incentive. There are many other ways to locate fish. Trolling offshore and in the passes casting artificial or live baits onto flats or around the mangroves. I prefer using a Bait and Chum Bat to throw live Pilchards Pinfish and or Threadfins into and around the mangroves and wait for a response. This is a sure-fire way to locate new honey-holes . Attached are pictures recently taken of me and a charter client Mr. David Boyer (Command Sergeant Major U. S. Army Ret.) from Cleveland Ohio holding catches of fish caught utilizing the Bait and Chum Bat method. These fish were caught free-lining live Pilchards on 2 0 circle hooks midday on a high outgoing tide in about 2 ft. of water. Larger fish were lost to mangroves and dead-wood structure during the battles. In closing I will be at the Ft. Myers Boat Show (Convention Center) November 14-17 giving fishing seminars for those interested. I will cover a number of specifics on How to Locate and Catch Snook Redfish and Seatrout . In the meantime I am easily reached at 239-357-6829 or via email at fishfacecharters yahoo.com. Please check out my website at www.fishfacecharters.com for more articles and charter information. fishfacecharters yahoo.com (239) 357-6829 www.fishfacecharters.com Fish Face Charters BOAT CENTER CENTER BONITA one of the shallowest running hulls in the industry Bonita Boat Center Now In Naples 854 River Pointe Drive (239) 417-2896 27760 S. Tamiami Trail - Bonita Springs Open 7 Days www.bonitaboatcenter.com (239) 992-5777 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 18 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast 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 Nautical Mile welcomes 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 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 Dr. Jonathan Frantz is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery and LASIK laser vision correction. He established his practice as Florida Eye Health in 1994 and renamed the practice Frantz EyeCare in late 2012. He currently has five locations throughout southwest Florida including Fort Myers Cape Coral Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres and Naples. Dr. Frantz combines his extensive surgical experience dedication and outstanding educational background with the latest technical advances in the field of ophthalmology. With a strong commitment to quality eye care he is often the first eye surgeon in our area to offer the latest technology. He introduced Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery to southwest Florida in May 2012. This was the biggest advancement in cataract surgery in 20 years. He has since added the ORA System with VerifEye which continuously monitors the measurements of a patient s eye during their cataract surgery to give his patients their best visual outcome. He was also the first ophthalmologist in our area to offer CustomVue LASIK Iris Registration and the blade-free iLASIK procedure. Dr. Frantz and his team of physicians at Frantz EyeCare also offer routine eye exams diabetic eye care the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma and other eye diseases and eyelid and facial cosmetic procedures. The major factor in the success of Frantz EyeCare is that Dr. Frantz as the medical director and owner of the practice believes and trusts in the administrative technical leadership and clerical abilities of his employees so that his practice runs efficiently and effectively. He is active in all decisions of the organization and encourages teamwork and creative energy to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients and overall excellence for his practice. He never separates himself from the rest of his team and participates in all the activities at Frantz EyeCare. He often joins the staff in the break room for lunch where he inevitably entertains them with his wit and great sense of humor. Dr. Frantz and his wife Jennifer have six children between them. When he s not at the office changing people s lives by restoring their vision his favorite pastime is spending time with his family and watching his beloved Miami Hurricanes. Dr. Frantz is a diplomate in the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Eye Surgeons. He received his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University Magna Cum Laude and his Medical Degree with honors from the University of Miami Medical School. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at the Louisiana State University Eye Center and a two-year fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Frantz has been named for several years in Best Doctors in America and The Guide to America s Top Ophthalmologists. 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 Frantz EyeCare 12731 New Brittany Blvd Fort Myers (239) 418.0999 www.bettervision.net 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. 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Mercury is a registered trademark of Brunswick Corporation. www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 19 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 Fishing Using a kayak has two big advantages. The first is being able to fish and scout estuaries and backbays during the bottom of the low tide when bait is concentrated and fish are stacked up in deep holes and troughs. The second advantage is being in a kayak forces you to slow down and cover an area more thoroughly. By continually working an area you ll often surprise yourself by learning that fish are not always where we expect them to be from one day to the next. Being without a motor may seem like more of a disadvantage at times since you can t get up and run from spot to spot but carefully working a shoreline or flat will prove more productive in the long run. In all the years I ve been kayak fishing I ve come to the realization that it s more about enjoying your free time. Although getting towed around by a quality fish gets the adrenaline pumping it s really a bonus to me. It s the best way I know to relax unwind and have a little adventure near nature. Engaging yourself with kayak fishing is one of those perfect hobbies when it comes to recharging the mind and body and having fun in the sun surrounded by wildlife. There s nothing like the feeling you get having the ability to be so intimate with nature. The close proximity of being so close to the water and being able to sneak up quietly on a wading bird as it s perched in the mangroves getting ready to pluck its meal from the sea awakens the senses and gives you a newfound awareness and appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounds us in Southwest Florida. It s a special thing being able does not always mean Jennif er Wo lter Catching www.Fin SeekerG uided to be in tune with all the subtle nuances that you normally wouldn t be aware of if you were fishing from a boat. From the gentle swish of a paddle blade as it dips into the water to the splashing sound of an osprey swooping down from a treetop high above plucking its meal from the sea these sights and sounds that you become immersed in when you re in a kayak are truly amazing. There are times when I m out there when the reflected clouds on a glassy calm day seem more real than the ones in the sky. Just having a paddle in place of a motor and being able to enjoy Adventu the absence of sound and the sheer beauty of a day makes for a spectacular experience. It s fun to look down in the depths wave and see your shadow waving back. Even if I don t see a single fish all day it s the little moments like this that keep me in a kayak. Experiences like this shock us into connecting with our surroundings transporting us to a place where we become aware. When we are kayaking we look at the birds and the trees and everything for that resFL.co m matter with new eyes. There s nothing like sitting comfortably in your kayak wearing a t shirt and shorts feeling the warmth of the sun on your cheek happily paddling along with your rod and being alright with the fact that fishing was poor that particular day. The rejuvenated energy-filled feeling you take back home with you after having a wonderful adventure is what its all about for me. 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 Building the ideal Dock Boat Lift Brent If you are new to boating or a waterfront property taking in all the information needed for designing your ideal dock can be a bit daunting at first. Stokes Marine is here to simplify your design decisions and give you the most practical and aesthetic layout possible. Though every project is unique the elevation and slip orientation are a few of the most vital items discussed in the pre-planning of your marine construction project. Let s look further into elevation and slip orientation Elevation There are three basic choices for establishing the elevation of your dock above the seawall cap flush with the seawall cap or below the seawall cap. It is typically recommended that boaters design their dock layout flush with the seawall cap. However there are some exceptions. Flush with the Seawall Determining the elevation will depend on the height of the top of the seawall in relation to the mean high tide water level. Most Marine Contractors try to make sure the support framing will not be submerged during high tide. Typically the framing extends down 18 inches below the top of the decking. If the top of the seawall cap is at least 24 above the mean high tide line we generally recommend flush with the seawall elevation. The height of the gunnels of the boat influence elevation specifications as well. Your Marine Contractor will need to account for people stepping up and down from the boat to the dock during all tide phases. The distance up or down to the boat from the dock is determined by the height of the gunnels on the boat and the water level based on the tide at any given time. Keeping this transition step minimal is a goal when establishing elevation. Above the Seawall Cap Often times when designing exposed structures on open waterway (on the river or bay versus a canal) we will place the dock above the seawall cap. This higher elevation will help protect the structure from wave action and associated destruction. Another time that this option is used is when the seawall is low and the framing would end up under water. Below the Seawall Cap At times when dealing with a smaller boat that has a low gunnel we will place the dock below the seawall cap. Another time that this may be considered is when access to the boat may be difficult at a higher elevation such as when accommodating someone elderly or disabled. Areas where the seawall cap elevation is more than 24 above the mean high tide line are worth considering a below the cap elevation. 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. Slip Orientation in Relation to the Seawall or ShorelineHere is a summary of the most common slip orientations used in marine construction designs. Angled in Relation to the Seawall Shoreline Advantage The angled design offers the advantage of easier navigation into or out of your slip. This is clearly a good option because it s helpful when avoiding neighboring boats docks and other marine structures. Disadvantage When considering the angled dock layout it s important to realize that the front lift pole and front slip area often end up in shallower water thereby creating potential water depth concerns. One common misconception of the angled design is that it takes advantage of water depth because your vessel s motors are in deeper water. The motors are not what hit the bottom first. Rather it s the underside (cradle) of the lift that bottoms out first. Generally when installing the lift on an angle the front inside corner ends up in shallower water. Parallel in Relation to the Seawall Shoreline Advantage Though the parallel design looks a bit more ordinary it allows for greater symmetry with the captains walks as well as concrete cantilever docks. They also allow for more consistent water depth. For functionality and consistency the parallel design is hard to beat and selected by many customers. When navigation or access in and out of the slip is not a concern we generally recommend a parallel slip orientation. Disadvantage Neighboring structures proximity to your proposed slip location do not always allow for a parallel orientation. Perpendicular to the Seawall Shoreline Advantage Perpendicular designs are often desired on natural waterways in an effort to minimize the impact of the dock and boat lift installation on the water view from the house or property. This orientation is preferred in this particular situation because most boats are not as wide as they are long. This results in better vistas. Disadvantage The slip length is limited by the distance we can build out into the waterway. Local codes will determine what dimensions are permitted in any given area. Often times a customer has more than one boat to moor. In this case it is very common to use multiple orientations. The dock layout variation really lends an aesthetic boost to the property. Spending time in the planning stage going over these options thoroughly and the impact they may have on your final product will certainly pay dividends when it comes time to enjoy your new dock 9340 College Pkwy - Fort Myers (239) 489-3625 www.stokesmarine.com 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 21 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Team Olde FishHouse won first place in the PIE Tourney with 3.76 lb trout. Jill Dean Erin Brophy & Antoine Lachappell JC with a MONSTER Mutton Snapper from a Keys trip Everglades fishing with Capt. Joe Cassaro Charlie Christopherson with an oversized snook with Fishbone Charters Photo 101 Today s phones have a high megapixle but poor lens quality and zooming reduces the quality of an image. If you want to zoom use your feet. We also get a lot of quality photos for cover-shots but can t use them because people zoomed too close for us to fit text around the image. Leave plenty of space around the image for room for us to work with it. When sending photos through e-mail use original and or full-size avoid reducing or choosing small settings. Smaller images will not print clear. The general rule is that an image on your PC screen that appears to be 10 inches across will print at about 2 inches across to maintain quality. Once an image is put on a website it gets automatically reduced and converted into light vs ink and can t be clearly reproduced back to print. Nick Ohlrich Alaska Drift Away Fishing Sterling Alaska Off to a good season with Capt. Terry Fisher Shirley Sparks and her first Snook Send your high-res fish pictures to theNauticalMile Gmail.com Please send the image Full-Size Reduced images will not print Robbie Sifrit with a 40 inch Snook with Fishbone Charters. Dave Boyer fishing with Capt. Terry Fisher Over 100 new styles to choose from (800) 555-7029 www.oceanwaves.com 525 North 3rd Street - Suite 105 - Jacksonville Beach Save 30% on Ocean Waves Sunglasses by mentioning this page One pair per call (800) 555-7029 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 22 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Is your vision becoming cloudy and blurry You may have Cataracts Of the many changes that happen with age cataracts are one of the most inevitable. They affect nearly 20.5 million people in the U.S. age 40 and older. Cataracts may be unnoticeable at first but as they develop they begin to interfere with your lifestyle. What is a cataract As you age the lenses in your eyes become cloudy causing blurry vision sensitivity glares and rings of light known as halos -- often at night and while driving. Surgery is the only way a cataract can be removed. However if symptoms from a cataract are mild a change of glasses may be all that is needed to function more comfortably for a while. There are no medications eye drops dietary supplements exercises or optical devices that have been shown to prevent or cure cataracts. Protection from excessive sunlight may help prevent or slow the progression of cataracts. Sunglasses that screen out ultraviolet (UV) light rays or regular eyeglasses with a clear anti UV coating offer this protection. Cataract surgery should be considered when cataracts interfere with your ability to live your desired lifestyle or perform daily tasks. When you have a cataract that is causing visual symptoms these symptoms will not improve without treatment. In May of 2012 I introduced Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery to southwest Florida. This was the biggest advancement in cataract surgery in 20 years. Recently I added the ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) System with VerifEye to continuously monitor the measurements of a patient s eye during their cataract surgery. The instantaneous feedback that I get from the VerifEye has proven to be invaluable for making minor adjustments in the surgical suite that allows me to confidently refine a patient s lens power for an optimal visual outcome. Jonathan M. Frantz MD FACS Give a LessonTake a Lesson I have been taught a big lesson this year. I watched someone who had a major loss in his life and didn t miss a step giving back to his family. It s not easy to juggle all the responsibilities and this person has a full time job and a family of his own. But he is doing it anyway. In turn what he gets back is a grateful family who not only appreciates his efforts but is giving as much support as possible in return. The lesson here is to not focus on yourself but to think about what you can do to help others. It will come back to you in a greater amount than the efforts you extended. Who would you rather work or deal with someone who complains and blames or the one who takes responsibility and gets problems solved We alone control our environment including our personal relationships business challenges and the social issues that surround us. Our control is with our attitude. More and more today I find people who want to avoid or evade any type of liability or burden they may have to endure. Responsibility has become a forgotten duty of everyday life. We don t want to be responsible for ourselves children or parents. We want someone else to take care of our lives by providing everything for us. No one else is responsible for you but you. There are no excuses. You are accountable by your actions and choices. Being accountable is actually following through with your commitments and responsibilities. Or doing what you know what you should do and actually doing it. The benefits for being responsible are worth the effort. It will develop your character build your self-esteem and develop trust with others. MD FACS Jonathan M. Frantz MD FACS is named in The Guide to America s Top Ophthalmologists. He and his team of doctors at Frantz EyeCare offer a broad spectrum of patientfocused comprehensive care from eye exams and eyewear to bladeless laser cataract removal treatment of eye diseases bladeless iLASIK laser vision correction and eyelid surgery with office locations in Fort Myers Cape Coral Punta Gorda Lehigh Acres and Naples. In the long run we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. 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Our November seminars are Tuesday Nov. 12 at 12 30 pm in our Fort Myers office 12731 New Brittany Blvd. and on Wednesday Nov. 20 at noon in our Naples office 2100 Tamiami Trail. To make reservations for a seminar or to schedule an appointment call our Fort Myers office at 239.418.0999 or Naples office at 239.430.3939 or visit our website at www.BetterVision.net. R A N D O M www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 23 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Boat-Access Restaurants Bokeelia 3 1 4 North Captiva Pine Island Cape Coral 1 2 New Cape Co ral Location 2 Sanibel 5 Ft. Myers Beach www.woodyssurfside.com 24th Annual Marine Industries Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay Awards and gift certificates with an approximate value of 3000.00 will be given to the best decorated boats in their category. There will be approximately 8 to 10 winners. The Captain s Meeting is a must attend for those wishing to participate. It will be held Wednesday Dec. 11th 6 30 p.m. Pincher s Crab Shack at Tin City. The Boat Parade is sponsored by the Marine Industries Association of Collier County Foundation and benefits The Ricky King Fund a foundation that since 1978 has provided support for the unmet medical needs of children. Tax deductible donations are welcome and 100% of donations will be presented to the Ricky King Fund at a special Parade Award Ceremony in January. Parade entry for this event is FREE and entry forms are available at www.miacc.org. For more information or to become a sponsor 682-0900 or email director miacc.org WATERFRONT DINING Lazy Flamingo 3 Boaters Welcome Free Docking For the freshest meal bring us your catch The 24th Annual Marine Industries Christmas Boat Parade on Naples Bay will be held December 14th 2013. The parade theme The 12 Days of Christmas will have the judging committee entranced. Winners will take best in class and best overall Day of Christmas theme winner. Naples Sailing and Yacht Club will host the judging committee and VIP guests. The parade of lighted boats will start at 6 15pm. All size boats are welcome to enter and there is no fee to participate. PARADE ROUTE Parade will start at 6 15pm from Marker 18 (Bayview park & Hamilton Harbor marina area). Will continue north to Naples City Dock then to the Naples Sailing and Yacht Club and to Pincher s Crab Shack at the Gordon River bridge. The parade may be viewed from Pincher s Crab Shack Riverwalk Restaurant Naples City Dock Naples Landing Kelly s Fish House The Boat House Restaurant and Bayview Park. Lazy Flamingo 3 Inc. 16501 Stringfellow Road Bokeelia (239) 283-5959 GPS N26.42.057 W082.09.381 Lazy Flamingo 2 Inc. 1036 Periwinkle Way Sanibel 239-472-6939 4 Locations Lazy Flamingo Inc. 6520-C Pine Ave Sanibel 239-472-5353 Lazy Flamingo 4 Inc. 12951 McGregor Blvd Ft. Myers 239-476-9000 If our seafood were any fresher we d be serving it underwater Located at in Bokeelia www.lazyflamingo.com Dine on the Dock Million Dollar View The Nautical Mile South Coast Florida Fisherman s Platter Grouper Shrimp and Scallops Either Grilled Blackened or Beer Battered and Deep Fried Golden Brown served over our famous Black Beans & Rice 4 Boaters Welcome Live Music Fresh Seafood (239) 472-1200 N26.36.000 W082.12.875 239-282-3232 www.bertsbar.com 4271 Pine Island Rd. - Matlacha Waterfront Dining on Upper Captiva www.barnaclesislandadventures.com New For 2014 New For 2014 New For 2014 New For 2014 New For 2014 New For 214 XTS-SB 214 XTS New fo If fishing in skinny water is the issue but comfort and fishability features are also important the 214 XTS SB (Shallow Bay) will be the right choice. The 214 XTS SB is loaded with standard features but there are a host of optional features available for a customized package that will fit your sporting and recreational needs. The XTS features the STAR Performance System Shallow water draft for skinny water fishing Tournament ready with 2 tournament livewells and rod storage up to 28 rods Acceleration due to the planing pods and air assist chine Ride utilizing the sharp entry Vee hull forward The 214XTS SB replaces the 2110 SB The XTS features the STAR Performance System Shallow water draft for skinny water fishing Tournament ready with 2 tournament livewells and rod storage up to 28 rods Acceleration due to the planing pods and air assist chine Ride utilizing the sharp entry Vee hull forward Freshwater or salt water the 214 XTS NauticBay is the perfect cross over. The 92 beam makes it easy to garage and get in and out of those tight fishing spots. 3 jump seats 2 aerated live wells 20 rod holders built in tackle storage and 2 insulated fish boxes are some of the loaded out features that are sure to make the 214 XTS NauticBay our most popular bay boat. DRIVEN THROUGH THE WATER BY The Choice of Ser New For 2014 New For 2014 New For 2014 New For 2014 New For 2014 New For For 2014 New For 2014 New For 2014 224 XTS New For 2014 New For 2014 244 XTS New For 2014 or 2014 Bring home the trophies in the NauticBay 224 XTS. Tournament ready and loaded with standard features the 224 XTS leads the pack in serious competition bay boats. Extreme fishability extreme comfort and extreme performance is what the XTS is all about-featuring the STAR Performance System Shallow water draft for skinny water fishing Tournament ready with 2 tournament livewells and rod storage up to 28 rods Acceleration due to the planing pods and air assist chine Ride utilizing the sharp entry Vee hull forward Bring home the trophies in the NauticBay 224 XTS. (The 224 XTS replaces the 2200 TE NauticStar has reached the pinnacle of boating technology for maximum performance and pleasure with the Extreme Tournament Series. The 244XTS is loaded with fishing and comfort features including the STAR Performance System Shallow water draft for skinny water fishing Tournament ready with 2 tournament livewells and rod storage up to 28 rods Acceleration due to the planing pods and air assist chine Ride utilizing the sharp entry Vee hull forward Inshore offshore Red Fish or Snapper it doesn t matter. The NauticBay 244XTS will get you to the fish. Shallow draft hull with a high riding deep V-forward gets you from the dock to the oil rigs and back keeping you comfortable dry and safe. The 244 XTS replaces the 2400 TE erious Fishermen New For 2014 New For 2014 2137 FOWLER ST. 239-334-7871 www.ftmyersmarine.com New For 2014 New For 2014 New For 2014 For 2014 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 26 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Bokeelia Boat Ramp 283-2244 1- Burnt Store 2- Yacht Club Placida 3- Everest Horton Park 4- Causeway 3rd. 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The relocation took some time but the payback was well worth it. I have relocated equipment to make some other piece of equipment easier to work on. An example a starter motor on my port engine was acting up on the scale of difficulty it was a 10 . I had to stand on my head to get to the bolts. The hot water tank had been installed next to the starter. When the hot water tank started to leak replacement and relocation needed to be done. With extra wiring and plumbing the tank is now under a berth out of the crowded engine room. The starter motor replacement difficulty changed from a 10 to a 3 . The trawler I had was thirty years old and I wonder how many times in this boats life this difficult job was done. On a service call I had made over a year ago I replaced a battery charger furnished by the customer. A recent service call on this same boat a hose clamp failed on the generator hosing down the year old battery charger causing it also to fail. I suggested relocating the new charger to a dry safe place. The customer was reluctant to spend the extra money he did eventually see the merit. The engine room is a hot and dirty place. Smart chargers are pieces of electronic equipment and need to be protected. This is also true for invertors. I have seen generators installed that had to be unbolted from the floor and moved along with the water tank a couple of inches just to get to the back side of the generator where the electric fuel pump was located making it a difficult 9 . This adds considerable expense to the repairs because of the extra time. If your plans are to sell the boat soon then this expense of relocation does not make sense. But if you are planning long term ownership this can make the repair or replacement cheaper and easier the next time. And if you have been a long time boat owner you already know there will be a next time. My beer is cold my wife is happy life is good. If you re like most people you have those days where you think things are going to go one way and they turn out completely the opposite. This can happen for the benefit or the detriment of an angler. Some days that I expect to be difficult fishing turn out to be the best trips. I had a day recently that I didn t hold out a lot of hope for. It was blowing 10-15 out of the southwest and bands of rain were washing in from the gulf. I checked the radar and saw there were just rain storms and no lightning. I called the folks an hour ahead of time just to make sure they didn t want to reschedule. The client told me I ve been wet before and I managed to dry off . With that I knew they were game and aware that getting wet was a 100% probability for the day. At our first stop we didn t have baits in the water for 10 minutes before he s tied to a nice 32 inch snook. I have a love hate thing for when this happens. I love it because the client is hooked to fish which is what they are paying for but catching fish immediately can give clients an expectation for what the rest of the day will bring. Well luckily on this day it was not a problem. We caught a few other snook and moved on to catch some redfish over on the other side of the bay. The point is the universe provides in weird and sometimes well timed ways. I have been reminded of this on several occasions lately with regards to fishing and in other aspects. It s just another example of how you just never know and that s what keeps me coming back for more. Fishing has been really good lately with plentiful bait throughout the sound and cooperative fish of all sorts eating like its Fall. Fish know as the days get shorter it s time to shift to winter mode which means eating what s easy and takes the least energy to catch. I have been cutting the tail off of my pinfish to slow them down. I don t cut enough to make them bleed just enough so they can t swim quite as fast making it easier for the hungry predators to catch them. If you d like charter information or just want to talk fishing give me a call. 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 Capt. Charles Epranian frshfsh5 aol.com (239) 410-2515 Assisting Boaters Since 1983 Your Road Se rvic e at Se a 3725 Del Prado Blvd. Cape Coral (239) 945-4820 or seatow.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 28 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast (continued from Last Nautical Mile) E-Mail our Writers Capt. Jonathan D. Blake tbusbonitasprings gmail.com Capt. Charles Epranian frshfsh5 aol.com Brent Stokes brent stokesmarine.com Snook Cowboy snookcowboy gmail.com Rob Darner rdarner5 gmail.com Capt. Joe Greco cappyjoe1 gmail.com Robin Griffiths ragriffs gmail.com Capt. Dick May mrcmfish aol.com Dockside Dennis jan.dennisdoherty yahoo.com Capt. Gregg McKee gmckee1 hotmail.com Barb Hansen info swfyachts.com Tom Olden sailboatom yahoo.com Capt. Bill Russell gcl2fish live.com Wilson Hawthorne wilsonhawthorne hotmail.com Heather Fabrizzi hfabrizzi seatow.com Capt. Terry Fisher fishfacecharters yahoo.com Jim Hutchinson Sr. jamesghutch1 aol.com Jim Kalvin jimkalvin yahoo.com thenauticalmile gmail.com Brewster Baker Brigand of Bokeelia Wilson Hawthorne Baker did his best thinking during a fight. The cannonball that had just cut his group of renegades from ten to nine shifted his brain into overdrive. Skank Squirmy Nigel Hit the sand here here and there he bellowed. Train those muskets on that frigate and anything that comes off it Overlap your fire and reloads The men grabbed their weapons and bellied into the beach immediately returning fire at the approaching English warship as it angled in across Charlotte Harbor. Goldy and Baggins The same over tharr The woman in the bright green dress held her ground behind them as if the early morning exchange of lead was nothing more than an April shower. Three more puffs of smoke appeared almost in unison above the frigate s gun deck. The salvo arrived a second or two later scattering so much sand on impact that it was hard for Baker to tell what had been hit. He only knew his legs were still intact so he used them. The rest of you come with me he cried above the battle grabbing the woman by the arm as he shot past her into the jungle. You re nothing but a coward she said Deserting your men during a fight. No wonder the Navy s after you. Quiet woman he replied in no mood for insults lest I leave you tied to a tree testing your own fortitude Do you have any idea who I am I know who you are lady returned Baker. And I also know you don t want to stick around and end up like that. He jerked a thumb at the mayhem on the beach. A shadow crossed her face as she stole a look over her shoulder at the crumbled heap of bones and tattered clothing that used to be Baggins. Her mouth opened but no more words came out instead she hurried after Baker. Brewster Baker drew his sword to hack away the vines and brambles that crowded the narrow path. He knew he d need the extra width very shortly. Thunder sounded three times more as the band of pirates moved deeper into the brush with their hostage. Baker ignored the blasts his mind focused on the only course of action that might save their necks. Abruptly the dense foliage gave way to a small clearing packed sand surrounded by red mangroves. A dugout canoe waited on the sand. On the far side a narrow channel of water leading out to a tidal creek gapped the mangroves tangle of roots. At anchor in the slow outgoing tide Baker s sloop bobbed on her rope. Ringo Take Wallace and grab the swivel gun Baker commanded. Fetch the powder and shot The last two men stared a Baker awaiting instruction. And you two get her ready to sail. And I suppose your purpose is to slink off like a scoundrel while they die trying to save your filthy skin blurted the redhead unable to control her tongue any longer. No my fine lady replied Baker. My job is to tie you to these roots Sit down he pointed to a mangrove trunk that had grown into the perfect shape of a chair. Ringo Toss me a line ship of yours. And I stole you. I m a dead man if they catch me. Baker noticed the whites of her eyes showing a bit more. He felt her pulse quicken. He knew his little speech was having the desired effect. And if you slow me down just one more time I have absolutely no issue with slitting your pretty throat and sending you along to the devil ahead of me he told her through his teeth. Baker let his words sink in a second more then slowly backed the blade off her neck. The woman sat as still as a fawn in the grass not daring to move a muscle except to shiver. That s better said Baker. Now keep still With practiced hands Baker quickly bound her to the tree roots taking no small pleasure at the feel of her body as he worked. The pirate even managed a smile as he lifted the hem of her green dress to tie her bare legs to the tree. Ready Captain said Ringo. As am I said Baker finishing off his work by fitting his captive s pretty mouth with a sweat stained bandana tied tightly around her red locks. Wallace a mountain-sized Scot ambled up carrying the small cannon on one shoulder. Baker took the shot and powder from Ringo. Their guns are quiet now said Baker to the men. They ll be rowing ashore. Ringo take Charlie and Hothead and sail the sloop out of the creek with the tide. Aye captain. And you Me and Wallace here s going to give it to them bilge rats. When this here swivel goes boom you slip around the point and send that frigate to hell. I will not protested the lady. Ringo a wiry man with stringy hair the color of tree bark flung a coil of hemp out of the canoe sideways to Baker. The pirate captain turned his gaze back to his hostage as the four other men splashed out to the creek with the canoe. I said sit down he repeated. The woman folded her arms over her bosom nonchalantly closing her eyes. Baker immediately threw the rope to the ground. He scooped her up cradling her for a couple of steps before plopping her down harshly onto the mangrove seat. The move caught her by complete surprise. She scarcely had time to gasp before she found herself in a sitting position. Baker surprised her again by pressing the cutting edge of his dagger against the tender skin beneath her jawbone. Now I can be a patient man he breathed into her ear. And I can be polite. But at the moment I have time for neither. Last night I stole something of immense value off that Wilson Hawthorne Wilson Hawthorne earned a BFA in Writing (University of Georgia 1983) and has been writing for print and television ever since. After moving to Cape Coral FL in 1988 and years of plying local waters in his boat the story came naturally to Hawthorne. Once he had bounced the idea off his children he knew the tale had promise and began work on the book in 2008. The Last Pirate is his debut novel. A sequel The Cajun Pirate is now available in stores and online. (239) 980-5803 www.NauticalMileMagazine.com Go Boating Lee County A free 45 minute DVD introduction to Boating in Lee County Florida New residents can learn what types of boats that we use here destinations water-access facilities restaurant hopping marine electronics accessories and a lot more Brought to you by Sea Tow and the Nautical Mile. www.GoBoatingLeeCounty.com Monroe Canal Marina (239) 282-8600 Marine Supplies - Boat Rentals Dock Rentals - Live Bait Tackle Shop - Beer - Soda - Ice Pine Island s Daily - Weekly - Monthly clothing headquarters Boat Rentals Kayak Rentals 3105 Stringfellow Rd. St. James City Boat Ramp with parking for 40 trailers in St. James City BOAT REPAIRS - FISHING CHARTERS STORAGE - FUEL www.MonroeCanalMarina.com open 7 days www.thelastpirate.net www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 29 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Great Crab Outage of 2007 the Friends potential friends and those of you who are yet to decide it has come to this author s attention that some of you may be unaware of the Great Crab Outage of 2007. It s not surprising though with the state of our education system. Just how many of us know about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 or the Sinking of the Edmond Fitzgerald Blips in history I am sure but disasters none the less. Do we really need to know what occurred in the past In order to learn from the past we need to understand just what was occurring. It was a wicked cold winter Temperatures dove and dove deep. North winds howled and howled creating low low wind chill. It was not fit for man or beast outside and it has been claimed that the family law practice calls increased tenfold this day plus family law for men was founded or for fisherman. All too many of us were engaged in the happy pursuit of crustaceans. Many unsuspecting wives were caught off guard when their loving fisherman brought crabs home. Not being too understanding these poor fishermen were kicked out of the happy home for no just cause. What was the cause of all this turmoil The occasion was the forth coming EL Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament. Men spent countless hours calling and shopping for 3 or even 2 pints of fiddler crabs with some not finding any at all. Those who were lucky went to extremes and set up a crab shack in the house or garage to keep these critters safe from the extreme temperatures brought about by global cooling no no- I meant global warming. Dang I am always getting it confused with some much up and down temperatures Crab basics were employed to keep the bait alive for a week or longer till THE EVENT arrived. Now there is plenty of time before the 14th Annual El Cheapo at the end of February. Those early years of crab care basics have now given way to El Cheapo technology on rigs bait and techniques. Preorder your fiddler crabs are a must Or if you know where they hide you can capture a few. A few things one must know before embarking on a crab capture safari would be crab diet and the container. Let s first examine their diet. Day in and day out these tiny fragile creatures see a diet high in Omega 3 fatty acid a diet of constant fish. Truly to get them into a feeding frenzy try a piece of tender sea veal. Sea veal is a real treat and something they rarely dine upon. Who would not want a good ol fashion piece of meat Secondly the container you choose makes a difference. Size shape and material may matter. With sea veal the large the container is better. With fish small containers can be used. Plastic is the preferred material so the crabs do not climb their way out. Next bury the container in the sand just up to the lid and monitor. Soon the container will overflow with crabs. After the crabs are safely home do not use Genitrax Natural Shampoo to clean your crabs. In this case you want the crabs to stay just as they are. Fiddler crabs are the 101 of El Cheapo SheepHead technology. With fiddler crabs a simple wire jig head and your choice of fishing line is all one needs. Remember braid cuts easier over oysters but it is more sensitive to the bite then mono. Mono still cuts but has more stretch. Next are the mollusks oysters and clams. Oysters and clams are good for chum. Just remember the State is very particular in how you obtain any shellfish. Always remember to bring any receipt with you that can prove that the shellfish in the boat was bought instead of harvested. Just remember the State is very particular about their shellfish. Slimy baits require special hooks. Hooks with reverse barbs or a weed less set-up should hold the bait on the hook longer. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and please keep this between you and me because I am about to unveil the latest in El Cheapo SheepHead technology crabs but not your ordinary tiny little fiddler crabs but large blue crabs. That s right- blue crabs big crabs with circle hooks is the latest secret. Sheepheads are still right where you expect them to be. Cannot give you too much information on just where you would find them but you will find them by the jetty rock pilings docks and oyster bars. Good luck Oh yea dress warm. Best Wishes for Fishing Ahhh November I enjoy this time of year in Florida The air dries out a little and you can finally open the doors on the house without the mosquitoes or no-see um s eating you alive. I watch American Pickers and they were in Sanibel doing a pick and Mike got into some Fire Ants. Frank mentioned that just about every ground based critter in Florida can or will eat you if given the chance. They have no idea Florida is the new Amazon whether people want to believe it or not. Everybody has heard of our python problem. The Iguanas in Boca Grande have become legendary and the colonies of parrots in the Cape and Miami would lead you to believe your in Belize. So when November rolls around and the air cools down and the ground dries out there isn t much of a problem with biting bugs. Snakes and gators slow down and tend to not be as aggressive when it cools down also. November signals the beginning of the saltwater rodeo here in Southwest Florida too Now the big Reds start to move in and Snook season is wide open and juvenile tarpon are always around will be able to stay on the water later and for those of us that diligently track the moon that means we can schedule a mid day charter and not worry about the comfort of our clients. As a matter of fact the way things are looking up north I would say we are going to welcome late morning early afternoon fishing runs because I m thinking it could get pretty chilly this year if the jet stream comes down any further. Our fall and winter season ended and came with a four foot blizzard. Ah Hem..... Yer Chem Trails aint workin Dude Yer messin things up. Leave Nature alone please. Mothers got this. Your geological and ice records show there aint no stopping her. Speaking of trying to fix things. The Army Corp of Engineers takes their orders from Congress and I don t mean that embarrassment we have in there now. Focus all of your efforts on Congress as a whole and let them know how much money they are losing by allowing our guest numbers to shrink because Florida has perpetual water problems and people are going to other places to vacation and in my case go somewhere else to fish. If it s not the Red Tide then it s the run-off if it s not the run-off then it s flesh eating bacteria that kills you in thirty six hours. So much for wade fishing in Florida. Guess I m going to be a day trader or move to a Legal state and become a millionaire. What choice do we have. No water no fish no clients no paradise equals no money Later suckers. The clock is ticking and anyone who reads this should be alarmed and not take this lightly. It s real. It s politicians fault like Tammy Hall and the remaining old dogs who hold your community in their hands. If you are forty and under..... It s our world now and when this next election comes up I would love to see my neighbor run for office. I would love to see the circle K girl run for office. I want the local janitor to run and if you make over 100 00 dollars year you shouldn t even be considered for office until we get this country back on level turf and the average yearly wages are 100k a year. I know what goes on and it must and will stop. We are younger than you and it is simply a matter of time and money will never have that kind of buying power. I was raised in money and that world is treacherous. Now I make less than twenty five thousand a year and have very little stress. I feel good too and all of my bills are paid. Stay at home dad and grand-pa loving husband I fish whenever I want to and take naps everyday. Who s got what figured out all for less than fifty grand a year When folks decide that they have enough and quit stepping on people to get to the top the World will be a better place. Happy Holidays. Call Your Congressmen Women and help Us make a difference. Otherwise Paradise will be lost. Love & Light. Jacksonville rdarner5 gmail.com snookcowboy gmail.com Bokeelia Boat Ramp 283-2244 Join our Pier Club fish or launch your boat 9 times get the 10th time free Jug Creek Access No Slow Zones Drive to the end of Bokeelia Located behind Captain Con s Seafood Restaurant 10 Launch Public Access Boat Ramp 1 mile past the post office North end of Bokeelia Acres of Parking www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 30 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Come see the 2014 s November 14-17 Pathfinder 2600 Parker Center Consoles BOAT CENTER CENTER BONITA BOAT CENTER CENTER BONITA Pro Line 23 Sport Parker 2501 Deep V Boston Whaler 13 & 15 Sports BOAT CENTER CENTER BONITA Shearwater 26 LTZ Carolina NauticStar Deck Boats Ft. Myers Spring BOAT CENTER CENTER BONITA Crest Pontoons and TriToons See page 24 November 14-17 1 Selling Bay-Boat in FLORIDA 224 XTS 214 XTS 214 XTS-SB 244 XTS www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 31 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Capt. Jim Kalvin O.K. so I ve been flying a desk for the past 9 months. Not much time to get out and generate new adventures. However..... that doesn t mean that the waterfront in front of that office hasn t been interesting. Boating really is the last adventure that the Average Joe can afford. And mixing the Average Joe with the Not-so-Average Joe (on the water) can make memories for sure. I ve always been amazed at what being on the water does to people. It really is the great equalizer. By that I mean you can t act like you know what you re doing if you don t - especially in front of a crowded fuel dock. Where I ve just spent the summer people didn t judge they just tried to help when needed. And usually the helpee was glad to have the help of the helper. Folks seemed not to mind a little salt in their mustache or cigars that come from the gas station. They caught their own bait and cleaned their own fish. In Goodland people are usually only judged by the catch they bring to the fillet table at the end of the day. If a person didn t catch any fish why they d just stash the poles out of sight and act like they were out for a day on the beach. What they usually forgot however was that I still had their receipt for the three dozen shrimp they bought that morning Of course there are different kinds of waterfronts and I usually won t be found in the locations where there are no fillet tables the cheapest cigar is more than 10 bucks or where the decorations on the boats cost more than the boats. That s a whole different kind of place. That s where you see women struggling to walk down the dock in the dark in stiletto heels and shrink-wrapped tubedresses and No Fishing signs can be found on almost every other piling. How does that make sense At any rate I like the places where people from all walks of life are just there to enjoy this particular walk of life. It never made sense to me to spend all that money on a big boat to get away from it all and then bring it all with them on the boat. Satellite T.V. domes several to a boat is not uncommon. A lot of those big boats have on-board offices as well. What You ve seen them the boaters who have a laptop at the helm an air-card and the hands free cellular device that s activated 24 hrs a day. The last thing I want to do on the water is be plugged in to whatever I left back at the office. Maybe that s the only way they can be on the water I guess. Hopefully one day they ll be able to shut the phone off leave the T.V. recessed in the cabinet and put the laptop in the case. Then ......they ll be able to see clearly why we re all here. The weather is turning triple-tail season is here and the water is finally clearing up after all of that rain. I can t wait to get back out there after my desk assignment is up. By the time this hits print I ll be at large again doing what I love to do running and working on boats for great folks. It s Showtime The 41st Annual Ft. Myers Boat Show will be happening on the downtown Ft. Myers waterfront November 14-17. The annual show is the kick off to the upcoming winter season and is always a good place to stock up on the latest boating gadgets restock fishing gear and savings on new boats with a great selection of brokered vessels in the water at the City of Ft. Myers Yacht Basin. It s a great chance to see what s new talk to marine industry professionals and see the marinas and other destinations on display in Harbourside Convention Center. It will also be the perfect time to stop by the TowBoatU.S. Cape Coral Show Trailer and buy or renew your Unlimited and Unlimited Gold Memberships. Our team will be there to answer any and all questions that you may have about towing and salvage and of course George will be holding court so please feel free to stop by. While you are at the show stop by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Booth and find out how to contact Vessel Safety Inspectors in your area or where they are hosting a vessel safety inspection site. BoatU.S. is a proud sponsor of this program that is geared towards keeping you as safe as possible while you and your family are on the water. US Coast Guard Auxiliary or US Power Squadron Vessel Safety Check examiner near you go to www.safetyseal.net GetVSC. A Virtual Vessel Safety Inspection that boaters can use to self-inspect their boat can be found by going to www.safetyseal.net what_is_vsc.asp. For a look at some of the top reasons why a boat may fail a courtesy Vessel Safety Inspection go to www.safetyseal.net vsc_stats.asp. The show always is a good time and Captain Jonathan Blake Days Afloat Captain s Log take a stroll around the newly redone riverfront and see where the Caloosahatchee now meets Bay Street. Plenty of new restaurants and bars will be open and offering specials downtown. Our winter boating season will be here soon. There are all kinds of waterfront destinations all over the county that are open for business If you are ever down in Bonita Springs you need to check out the newly re-done and revamped Backwater Jacks at Bonita Bay Marina. Over the summer Bonita Bay Marina and Backwater Jacks got a facelift. During the soft opening we were invited to come and taste the new menu and see the re-modeled restaurant and bar. The menu is absolutely fantastic and offers a wide variety from what you would expect in upscale dining to a great burger and flatbreads. The drink menu has a wide selection (even Bushwhackers a B.V.I. favorite) and cold beer on tap. They will also be open for lunch and non-residents of Bonita Bay are welcome to come to Backwater Jacks by boat. If you have any questions about dockage please call 239-495-3222. The marina staff is there until 5 pm Dockmaster Dave Lees Mike Stephen Chris Rich Dean Justin and Jason will be happy to help you tie up. Let s make the last two months of 2013 go out safely and in style. Have a safe time on the water and we will see you at the show Capt. Jim Kalvin is a Florida Native a licensed USCG Master and a career Mariner. He is available for private charters private sight-casting fishing trips (two people per trip) yacht management or vessel operation coaching. He can be reached at 239280-6054 jimkalvin yahoo.com or at jimkalvin.com Stationed at Bonita Bay Marina Office (239) 945-1664 Cell (239) 271-7576 www.TowBoatUSFMBeach.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 32 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Thank You for voting us The Best in Southwest Florida tional Recrea Only ed Unlimit ships Still r Membe a Year 149 BoatU.S. National Tower Of The Year 2010 - 2011 - 2012 24 7 365 days a year Cape Coral Bridge 11-01 11-01 11-01 11-02 11-02 11-02 11-02 11-03 11-03 11-03 11-03 11-04 11-04 11-04 11-04 11-05 11-05 11-05 11-05 11-06 11-06 11-06 11-06 11-07 11-07 11-07 11-07 11-08 11-08 11-08 11-08 11-09 11-09 11-09 11-10 11-10 11-10 11-10 11-11 11-11 11-11 11-11 11-12 11-12 11-12 11-12 11-13 11-13 11-13 11-13 11-14 11-14 11-14 11-14 11-15 11-15 11-15 11-15 11-16 11-16 06 43 AM 01 07 PM 06 20 PM 12 04 AM 07 23 AM 01 57 PM 06 48 PM 12 32 AM 07 05 AM 01 46 PM 06 16 PM 12 04 AM 07 49 AM 02 38 PM 06 44 PM 12 40 AM 08 38 AM 03 35 PM 07 13 PM 01 22 AM 09 30 AM 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L 1.08 H -0.11 L 0.68 H 0.55 L 1.09 H -0.12 L 0.66 H 0.56 L 1.09 H -0.11 L 0.64 H 0.56 L 1.07 H -0.09 L 0.63 H 0.56 L 1.03 H -0.06 L 0.63 H 0.56 L 0.98 H -0.02 L 0.64 H 0.56 L 0.90 H 0.03 L 0.67 H 0.54 L 0.82 H 0.09 L 0.70 H 0.50 L 0.72 H 0.15 L 0.74 H 0.42 L 0.65 H 0.21 L 0.80 H 0.30 L 0.62 H 0.28 L 0.85 H 0.17 L 0.61 H 0.35 L 0.91 H 0.04 L 0.62 H 0.41 L 0.98 H -0.08 L 0.63 H 0.46 L 1.04 H -0.18 L 0.63 H 0.49 L 11-01 11-01 11-01 11-01 11-02 11-02 11-02 11-02 11-03 11-03 11-03 11-03 11-04 11-04 11-04 11-04 11-05 11-05 11-05 11-05 11-06 11-06 11-06 11-06 11-07 11-07 11-07 11-07 11-08 11-08 11-08 11-09 11-09 11-09 11-09 11-10 11-10 11-10 11-10 11-11 11-11 11-11 11-11 11-12 11-12 11-12 11-12 11-13 11-13 11-13 11-14 11-14 11-14 11-14 11-15 11-15 11-15 11-15 11-16 11-16 01 41 AM 09 25 AM 03 09 PM 09 02 PM 02 06 AM 10 05 AM 03 59 PM 09 30 PM 01 34 AM 09 47 AM 03 48 PM 08 58 PM 02 06 AM 10 31 AM 04 40 PM 09 26 PM 02 42 AM 11 20 AM 05 37 PM 09 55 PM 03 24 AM 12 12 PM 06 42 PM 10 31 PM 04 11 AM 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0.62 H 0.41 L 0.98 H -0.08 L 0.63 H 0.46 L 1.04 H -0.18 L 0.63 H 0.49 L Largest Fleet Worldwide 300 Ports Nationwide One Membership applies to ALL recreational boats you own rent or borrow anywhere in the world Sign up online at Like us on (239) 945-1664 www.towboatuscapecoral.com www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 33 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast what extreme we were willing to take they do it all the time with fish restrictions as well. I think it would be funny to see them have to call in the National Guard or army because tax paying citizens were out in their waters trying to make a living and exercising their rights to hunt and gather. Well I ll tell you what this has just been postponed don t be surprised if it happens again in a few months and hopefully then some others will be willing to test them. Other than that if you re looking for a truly unique fishing experience whether it be hunting big reds huge snook going for the highly sought after grandslam or catching giant maneating fish in the backwaters of a government regulated water wonderland call me before no one is ever allowed to fish there again. Tear Em Up Can t Shut Me Down Sucka Capt. Joe Cassaro definitely put more traffic and more pressure in the areas I have been so comfortable and productive in lately. Well this farce I decided I would turn into a positive situation and learn new areas and explore areas out of the park I hadn t fished for years or just look really hard into completely new areas. The only alternative was to try and rally up my fellow fisherman and enter the park in true American fashion locked and loaded and take back access to what is rightfully ours. moanin). I really am glad I was pressured to do so. I find fishing to be boring going to the same places and being able to predict exactly what s gonna happen at what time. It s rewarding at first to have figured it out but after a while I need the challenge to keep me interested in what my main allure to what got me so addicted to this awesome sport. Catching fish is fun but finding fish is even more fun and I believe that s what s gonna keep me going for as long as my body can handle. I have had some of the most productive days this month going out and getting out of my usual successful patterns and finding fish that aren t wise to my ways. The fish that thought they were safe had been forced to be found by restricting us and my guests have had an even better time knowing they are on the hunt with me instead of going through a routine. The government thought they can shut down an industry by testing us and seeing This has been an unusual month with the government shutting down. Some of my most productive fishing waters have been in the Everglades National Park. I really don t want to get on a rant but I would like to explain how a negative situation with a bunch of incompetent dummies in Washington actually telling me I can t fish in the waters that we appointed them to protect my rights to have access to. Fortunately the morons came to a halfassed agreement that put everyone at ease and back to work (at least for a while). This is not a political article but in this situation they have affected us or at least tried to. Thankfully I had an advantage by growing up as a teenager constantly competing Not to mention once we were all kicked out with other anglers in more congested (recreational anglers included) the place fishing grounds that I have been in over the was policed more than anyone has ever past years. Instead of getting discouraged seen. The real burden was on the dudes by the shutdown and pissin n moanin about that had to travel 100 miles to put into someone in my spots or areas I got legal waters so they can make a living. That creative and found new ones (while pissin n www.joesnook.com (239) 269-0695 Redfish Pass 11-01 11-01 11-01 11-01 11-02 11-02 11-02 11-03 11-03 11-03 11-03 11-03 11-04 11-04 11-04 11-05 11-05 11-05 11-05 11-06 11-06 11-06 11-06 11-07 11-07 11-07 11-07 11-08 11-08 11-08 11-08 11-09 11-09 11-09 11-09 11-10 11-10 11-10 11-11 11-11 11-11 11-11 11-12 11-12 11-12 11-12 11-13 11-13 11-13 11-13 11-14 11-14 11-14 11-14 11-15 11-15 11-15 11-15 11-16 11-16 06 09 AM 12 59 PM 05 46 PM 11 56 PM 06 49 AM 01 49 PM 06 14 PM 12 24 AM 06 31 AM 01 38 PM 05 42 PM 11 56 PM 07 15 AM 02 30 PM 06 10 PM 12 32 AM 08 04 AM 03 27 PM 06 39 PM 01 14 AM 08 56 AM 04 32 PM 07 15 PM 02 01 AM 09 54 AM 05 47 PM 08 04 PM 02 56 AM 10 56 AM 06 59 PM 09 30 PM 04 05 AM 12 00 PM 07 50 PM 11 33 PM 05 40 AM 01 02 PM 08 28 PM 01 27 AM 07 33 AM 01 57 PM 09 01 PM 02 51 AM 09 13 AM 02 45 PM 09 31 PM 03 53 AM 10 32 AM 03 26 PM 10 00 PM 04 43 AM 11 37 AM 04 01 PM 10 27 PM 05 27 AM 12 33 PM 04 32 PM 10 54 PM 06 06 AM 01 21 PM 0.24 L 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Tackle - Ice - Information Large selection of artificial lures Daily weather & fishing report Captained charter packages available 10707 Stringfellow Road - Bokeelia www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 34 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Fish Face Charters (239) 357-6829 www.fishfacecharters.com LOCAL CLASSES Local Waters Local Charts Class Offered by the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron a unit of the United States Power Squadrons will be offering the popular Local Waters Local Charts class. The class will be held on Saturday November 16 2013 from 8 15am to 12 30pm. The class is directed towards new boaters and boaters new to the area as well as those wishing to learn chart reading. It will provide the boater with some of the basics of navigation oriented to the Fort Myers area. Students will be using chart 11427 and you must bring this chart to class. Optional Onthe-Water training is also offered at a later date. Please check with the class instructor for details. The cost of the class is 45.00. Introduction to Using GPS Class Offered by the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron The San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron a unit of the United States Power Squadrons will be offering a class in basic GPS operation on Saturday November 16 2013 from 1 15pm to 4 30pm. This class will be offered again in the summer of 2013. The class is designed to introduce new users to GPS. The class will include discussions of marine navigation how a GPS works and GPS limitations. There will be an extensive presentation on what a GPS can do and what a boater can do with GPS. For those interested in purchasing a GPS you will understand what a GPS can do for you and some of the key features to look for as you shop for a GPS. The cost of the class is 45.00. Classes are being taught at the San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron Classroom 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 239-466-4040. Naples Pier 11-01 11-01 11-01 11-01 11-02 11-02 11-02 11-02 11-03 11-03 11-03 11-03 11-04 11-04 11-04 11-04 11-05 11-05 11-05 11-05 11-06 11-06 11-06 11-06 11-07 11-07 11-07 11-07 11-08 11-08 11-08 11-08 11-09 11-09 11-09 11-10 11-10 11-10 11-10 11-11 11-11 11-11 11-11 11-12 11-12 11-12 11-12 11-13 11-13 11-13 11-13 11-14 11-14 11-14 11-14 11-15 11-15 11-15 11-15 11-16 12 09 AM 06 57 AM 01 05 PM 07 04 PM 12 37 AM 07 38 AM 01 47 PM 07 43 PM 01 03 AM 07 20 AM 01 30 PM 07 22 PM 12 31 AM 08 03 AM 02 17 PM 08 02 PM 01 03 AM 08 49 AM 03 09 PM 08 45 PM 01 40 AM 09 37 AM 04 06 PM 09 31 PM 02 25 AM 10 28 AM 05 07 PM 10 26 PM 03 26 AM 11 25 AM 06 08 PM 11 37 PM 04 58 AM 12 29 PM 07 07 PM 01 00 AM 06 39 AM 01 36 PM 08 04 PM 02 19 AM 08 10 AM 02 39 PM 08 56 PM 03 26 AM 09 33 AM 03 38 PM 09 41 PM 04 22 AM 10 44 AM 04 31 PM 10 20 PM 05 12 AM 11 40 AM 05 18 PM 10 56 PM 05 58 AM 12 24 PM 06 03 PM 11 29 PM 06 40 AM 3.72 0.23 3.49 1.13 3.90 -0.08 3.55 1.21 4.05 -0.34 3.55 1.28 4.17 -0.51 3.49 1.37 4.22 -0.57 3.38 1.45 4.17 -0.51 3.26 1.53 4.01 -0.34 3.16 1.60 3.74 -0.08 3.10 1.61 3.43 0.21 3.10 1.49 3.20 0.47 3.17 1.22 3.09 0.69 3.29 0.86 3.08 0.88 3.44 0.50 3.14 1.04 3.59 0.18 3.19 1.18 3.73 -0.06 3.20 1.29 3.82 -0.22 H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L 11-16 11-16 11-17 11-17 11-17 11-17 11-18 11-18 11-18 11-18 11-19 11-19 11-19 11-19 11-20 11-20 11-20 11-20 11-21 11-21 11-21 11-21 11-22 11-22 11-22 11-22 11-23 11-23 11-23 11-23 11-24 11-24 11-24 11-25 11-25 11-25 11-25 11-26 11-26 11-26 11-26 11-27 11-27 11-27 11-27 11-28 11-28 11-28 11-28 11-29 11-29 11-29 11-29 11-30 11-30 11-30 11-30 12-01 12-01 12-01 01 01 PM 06 45 PM 12 00 AM 07 21 AM 01 35 PM 07 24 PM 12 30 AM 08 00 AM 02 10 PM 08 01 PM 01 01 AM 08 39 AM 02 48 PM 08 36 PM 01 32 AM 09 17 AM 03 30 PM 09 11 PM 02 06 AM 09 56 AM 04 17 PM 09 49 PM 02 45 AM 10 38 AM 05 07 PM 10 35 PM 03 36 AM 11 23 AM 05 57 PM 11 40 PM 04 56 AM 12 14 PM 06 48 PM 01 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0.94 1.68 0.71 2.03 0.70 1.69 0.80 2.12 0.43 1.77 0.87 2.23 0.14 1.87 0.93 2.36 -0.14 1.97 0.97 2.49 -0.39 2.04 0.98 2.61 L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H L H www.NauticalMileMagazine.com 35 Serving SW Florida s Coastal Enthusiast Handling the Stress It Could Mean Life or Death Josh Ward As a land-based shark angler who puts as much emphasis as possible on the well-being and survival of the animal I have dedicated a lot of time and study to determining what factors have the most effect on mortality rate when it comes to my favorite hobby. The result of my effort has revealed a conclusion that differs from the average shark angler s common belief that air supply is the most crucial factor in deciding when to return the shark to the water. I have encountered multiple teams operating under that misnomer during this past month alone. While I rarely ever feel that it is my place to correct any person or team that I watch without my input being asked for my ability to share such knowledge with all of you is one of the things that makes the Nautical Mile Magazine such a valuable piece of literature. Keep in mind that the information I am about to share pertains solely to sharks as I am not knowledgeable on this topic with any other species of fish. Firstly let me state that air supply is important in the survival of a landed shark. The vast majority of sharks require ram ventilation in order to breathe. This means they must constantly have water pushed forward through their gills in order to take oxygen from it hence their need to always swim forward. Being taken from the water or being held stationary in the water halts the breathing process. Even sharks that are able to breathe in the water without swimming such as lemon sharks and nurse sharks still require a certain depth of water to be able to breathe properly. their muscles which releases lactic acid into the blood. For humans lactic acid is what causes the muscle burn during intense workouts. For sharks the lactic acid lowers the pH level of the shark s blood an alteration to one of the most delicate balances in the shark s body. Even the most minor pH change in a shark s blood can be fatal for the animal. In the wild the shark is at the top of the food chain. As the dominant species escaping a source of stress is typically an easy achievement so minimal physical exertion is required. Once a shark is hooked by an angler however the source of stress is often inescapable. The initial hook-up the fight the struggle to escape being brought on the beach and handled the hook removal and the flashes from photos being taken are all processes that stress the shark out to the point of physical exhaustion. The shark s muscle activity heavily exceeds the max muscle potential which is then worsened by the elimination of oxygen required for healthy muscle usage. The resulting combination can create a fatal excess of lactic acid in a very short amount of time. safely possible regardless of the species. Consider this list as more for you to understand which kinds of sharks can handle more effort in removing the hook before deciding to cut the leader. Most Sensitive Hammerhead Sharks (great scalloped smooth etc.) In fairness to timeframes our team does actually have a Gone in 60 Seconds rule where the entire land de-hook release process for a hammerhead shark does not take longer than a minute max no excuses. Very Sensitive Black Tip Sharks Lemon Sharks Somewhat Sensitive Spinner Sharks Bull Sharks Sandbar Sharks Less Sensitive Nurse Sharks Least Sensitive (yet still sensitive) Tiger Sharks Now that you have a list to reference what other steps can you take to make the entire process the least stressful Here are some tips from beginning to end. To start make the fight as short in duration as you can. I understand that some people love a long fight and don t want to give up the reel even after being tired out but for the wellbeing of the shark the freshest angler should always be fighting on the tightest drag to get the shark to the beach swiftly. When the shark is landed ensure that your team is organized and ready to take action. In a previous issue I authored a Handling JAWS manual that laid out step-by-step instructions on the entire land de-hook release process. Work responsibly quickly and safely. Also take photos during the process as opposed to afterward. Lastly while the effectiveness of the following method is still TBD covering the shark s eyes with a towel could very well calm it by blinding it from all the camera flashes and commotion. If the factors we explored today are weighed every time and the steps to make the process the least stressful are followed your shark survival rate should increase substantially. This means more sharks to catch for everyone in the future including my team. So let me thank you on behalf of my team in advance fellow Hookers Good luck and tight lines Until next time you stay classy Nautical Mile . . . Now a very short amount of time does vary slightly depending on the second vital piece of information the species of the shark. Much like every human handles stress differently for better or worse every shark species handles stress differently as well. Some shark species are as cool as a If you cut off any organism s respiratory cucumber while others have been known to literally stress themselves to functions for an elongated period of death before even reaching the time the consequences are naturally going to be harmful. However it is the shoreline. Remember that there are lack of ability to breathe combined with always exceptions to the rule though. two more imperative factors that Just because a certain species should dictate your pace of work and handles stress well as a general rule of time of effort in removing the hook. thumb does not mean that every single Those two pieces of vital information shark belonging to that species will are stress level and species. handle it equally well. With that in mind it is essential to always work as Stress level is the number one quickly as safely possible with determinant in a properly hooked shark s survival and here is why. When any every shark. I will now present the SWFL shark species in order from a shark is stressed it exerts more physical energy to escape the source of worst stress managers to best without giving time-frames because again a the stress. 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The leaves have turned different colors on the trees the nights have gotten chilly for good sleeping and the best fishing of the year is taking place along the coastline. I kind of chuckle when I hear folks in Florida talking about how they are enjoying The fish in the fall however are another story. When the striped bass arrive in the fall all the local fishermen take notice. We are talking fish ranging from 8-45 pounds or even more. These big striped bass are caught not only by boats in the bays and close to shore but also from the beaches by surf fishermen. Big bluefish up to 20pounds will rush around eating everything in sight. There are striped bass tournaments practically every weekend with large cash prizes awarded for the largest fish. These are not professional tournaments stacked with sharpies but contests where the locals predominate and seem to alternate as winners. The regulations for striped bass in New Jersey dictate that anglers can catch up to 2 fish per day. In order to be a keeper fish it must be at least 28 inches in length. There is no allowance for a slot fish as is done in Florida on some species. Despite the large minimum size if you have a good idea what you are doing you can usually come home with a keeper for dinner. There are several effective methods to catch striped bass depending on where they are and what they are feeding on. In the ocean boats will troll for stripers with large bunker spoons and umbrella rigs. When the fish congregate on lumps and structure jigging for them with metal jigs can be especially deadly. In the calm bay waters anglers will catch fish while drifting with live bait such as eels and spots a baitfish much like Florida s pinfish. Another effective way to catch bass is to anchor up and chum with ground up menhaden or ground up clam. The other fish providing excitement in New Jersey in the fall are big bluefish. Anyone who has caught a bluefish in Florida knows what their fighting abilities are like. Pound for pound they are as tough as any fish around. Since most of the bluefish caught around Pine Island are 1-2 pound fish just imagine what a 15-pound bluefish is like on the end of your line. At times the bluefish get so thick that they choke off access to the striped bass. Despite their superior fighting ability New Jersey anglers will always prefer to catch a striped bass to a bluefish. As Thanksgiving arrives the temperatures in New Jersey start to really get cold. Night time lows are almost always in the 20 s and 30 s. Not only does this make fishing more unpleasant the fish decide to become snowbirds and head further south where the water temperatures are warmer. Fall in New Jersey and in Florida are both very different from each other yet in some respects the same. If you love to fish you find a way to get out on the water and get some fishing done. 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I know that many things like the weather are all relative but I find it difficult to equate temperatures in the high 80 s with cool weather. Don t get me wrong. I love the weather in Florida especially when we come down in late fall for the winter. Weather-wise nothing beats the winters in Lee County. Before we leave the north for the winter we will see temperatures dip below freezing. Let me tell you it is no fun to have to be careful getting into your boat early in the morning because there is frost on the dock and the deck of the boat. I enjoy cool brisk weather but it also is no fun to have on so many layers of clothing that I feel like a Sumo wrestler. I will have to wear gloves most of the time when on the water and many times will have to stamp my feel up and down to get the blood flowing and the numbness out. Much as the waters of Lee County get crowded with boaters and anglers in the winter months as the snowbirds flock down the waters of New Jersey get crowded in the summer time. People are zooming all over the place and it is tough to get off by myself in one of my favorite fishing spots. In the fall months however there are very few boats on the water. At this time of the year it is quiet on the water and I can fish pretty much where I want to. You anglers and guides who love the solitude of summer on Pine Island Sound can appreciate what I am talking about. Ironically the fall months are some of the very best fishing of the entire year in New Jersey. Although there are goodly numbers of fish in the New Jersey inshore waters in the summer they are small fish for the most part. On a good day you might catch a 3-pound flounder a 2-pound weakfish (like Florida sea trout) or a 3-pound bluefish. and lets not forget our readership..... 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I will never forget one such charter when I had a group out from the Tampa area who booked a 4 hr. Back Bay trip wishing to target gator trout. The client-who fishes with me annually- is an avid fisherman and always brings along some of his own lures. He also brings along his own rod and reel set-up. We left the dock around 8-am with a party of four and headed to a favorite grass flat of mine which was holding some nice trout in recent weeks. We were also hooking up with some large spanish mackerel on this particular flat as well as an occasional Pompano. I had some nice size shrimp in my live well and pulled out some favorite Gulp Jerk Shads Capt. Joe Greco out of his tackle box and tied it on. As we began our drift he hooked up on his first cast with the silver spoon. Within minutes we netted a 24-inch trout. This beautiful fish was quickly released and on his second cast he banged another nice trout. The other guys in the crew began busting on me with the usual what do we need Cappy Joe for as none of his stuff is working...lol . I have broad shoulders and more importantly want to see my clients hooked up so I reached in my cabin and pulled out my box of spoons and rigged another rod up with a Johnson Spoon. Several more fish were taken on that drift all of which came on the silver spoon sets. This was a shining example of how we as guides can sometimes get in a rut throwing the same stuff at them day in and day out. Sometimes it takes a suggestion from an outside party to get us thinking about some alternative techniques to try. While I cast spoons on occasion I have to admit that we probably do not utilize them as often as we should. It is also noted that during that particular trip the water was quite murky as a result of strong winds that we had the day before. Over the years I have had fairly good success fishing with spoons in stained or murky conditions. The action of a spoon definitely moves water under the surface which I am confident gets the attention of neighboring fish. I also am a BIG FAN of applying scents to spoons before fishing with them. There are a number of good scents on the market with many of which performing quite well. Two of my favorites are made by Pro-Cure and Smelly Jelly. While I have quite an assortment of spoons on my boat Johnson and Clark spoons in silver or gold are sure winners. Be sure to run a good section of fluorocarbon leader ahead of the spoon and either tie the spoon direct or with a small snap when casting. I generally run at least a 4-ft section of fluorocarbon leader in 15-20lb. test. A steady relatively fast retrieve can be deadly when fishing grassy areas and a stop and pop retrieve can work well in sand. Keep in mind that the heavier the spoon the quicker it will sink so it is imperative to start cranking as soon as it hits the surface in shallower grassy areas so you don t get caught in the weeds. If there are some mackerel around try getting in 4-5 ft. of water tying on a swivel and trolling the same spoons. We usually troll at speeds around 2.0 MPH with about 70-100-ft. of line out behind the boat. When the action is hot all you need to run are two lines. We have had a few trips in recent years wherein we couldn t keep the lures in the water trolling just off the beaches with gold spoons. Be sure to add a few inches of wire leader ahead of the lure if trolling for mackerel as their teeth are razor sharp and you will go through a lot of spoons in a hurry if you don t. Many days I will troll the last hour of a charter when the mackerel are in and I see schools of birds working an area close to the beach Good fishing. MIACC Member Day Cruise Success On October 13th members of the Marine Industries Association of Collier County participated in the first annual day cruise. Over 25 members met at the Southern tip of Keewaydin Island for fun in the sun delicious food and of course a little bit of business. Member and Captain Jim Kalvin slowroasted delicious pulled pork and while other members brought all the yummy vittles you could desire. The weather couldn t have been better and the venue was perfect Nautical Mile Magazine provided members with tide and directional information for the event. Members brought their own vessels or the CoveRunner of Naples was available to members who didn t have their own vessels. Members truly enjoyed the excuse to get out on the water. 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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 649 000 528 000 VIEWS Cape 475 0 00 SE 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. 3-Lots with INCREDIBLE View One of the BEST lots in the Cape This home is on a HUGE CUL-DE-SAC 3-LOT SITE WITH AN INCREDIBLE VIEW. Renovated in 2000 with new cabinets windows tile and new toilets this home also boasts power shutters on the porch a new metal roof in 06 and a new hot water heater. There is also a separate hot water heater in the master bath. Outside there is a 10K covered boat lift. Don t miss this one 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. 399 000 SW Cape 8-Lakes Spacious Fresh-Water SW Cape Home 229 90 0 379 900 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.. This Spacious 4 Bedroom 3 Bath SW Cape Coral Home is located on a Fresh Water Canal and boasts an open floor plan with Cathedral Ceilings. This beautiful home features a formal dining & living room area the large kitchen has a dinette area and is open to the family room the expansive screened lanai area is perfect for all of your entertaining needs the master bathroom features a separate tub and shower. 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 159 000 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 Very nice floor plan in this 2BR 2BA. Main level master bedroom with private balcony. Great kitchen offers pantry lots of cabinets & plenty of room. Great room with fireplace. Basement offers additional living with bedroom bath den family room & laundry room. Also has drive in garage. 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 49 900 Fabulous long view on Serenade Lake. Close to shopping and perfect location to enjoy the Florida lifestyle. 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. 109 000 Bokeelia Great waterfront homesite in Charlotte Shores. 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. Plus don t forget the greatest fishing & boating in the World. 159 900 Matlacha Nice direct gulf access lot in beautiful Matlacha. Close to all of the restaurants shopping and 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. NO MONEY FOR YOU New mortgage regulations hurt working-class buyers New mortgage rules that go into effect the beginning of next year are meant to avoid a repeat of the housing and credit crisis that nearly brought the economy to its knees five years ago. But the regulations also could have the unintended effect of making it more difficult for many workingclass families to qualify for mortgage loans offered by major banks. Financial institutions in the business of originating mortgages that they plan to resell on the secondary market to governmentsponsored mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will have to raise their standards for approving loans. That is likely to have the biggest impact on working-class families many of whom are struggling with consumer debt and are living paycheck to paycheck. Regulations that go into effect Jan. 1 2014 prohibit banks from approving mortgages for anyone whose debt-to-income ratio is higher than 43 percent. Banks also will have to limit the fees for originating mortgages to no more than 3 percent of the loan amount which could discourage many institutions from pursuing loans for lower-priced houses. If you are a bank that pretty much originates and sells your mortgages you are now playing under these rules said Ernie Hogan executive director of Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group. If you are a bank that originates mortgages but keeps them and holds them for 30 years you can vary from some of these rules. In the years leading to the historic mortgage meltdown in 2008 lenders too often made home loans to buyers who could not pay them back and ended up in foreclosure. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted in 2010 requires lenders to more closely scrutinize borrowers financial information to make sure they can afford a loan. Two of the most important new rules created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which also was created by DoddFrank related to housing are the Ability-to-Repay rule and the 3 percent test rule. The Ability-to-Repay rule also known as the Qualified Mortgage rule says borrowers total debt liability including housing should not exceed 43 percent of income. A Qualified Mortgage is one that would be qualified for resale on the secondary mortgage market. The 3 percent test rule says 3 percent of the mortgage amount is the maximum amount of fees that banks can charge a borrower in order for the home loan to be classified as a Qualified Mortgage that can be resold in the secondary market. Mr. Hogan believes this rule will make lower-priced homes more expensive for banks because they will not make as much money on that kind of business. It will hurt working-class families buying homes for 75 000 or less he said. Those loans will be classified as a high-cost loan. You are going to lose people in the mortgage industry looking at that segment. That s what we think will happen. Banks will make a better spread on higher-priced homes. Don Frommeyer president of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers said the 3 percent rule also will be a problem for mortgage brokers. He said brokers will have a harder time collecting their fee on homes priced below 160 000 because every cost to the customer in the homebuying process goes toward the 3 percent. For a mortgage of 100 000 for example all origination fees including the mortgage broker fee would be limited to a total of 3 000. Loans between 100 000 and 160 000 will be caught in the middle Mr. Frommeyer said. Until this is all sorted out we won t know how the 3 percent rule will actually work. The Ability-to-Repay rules will apply to most mortgage loans. However they exclude certain types of loans such as home equity lines of credit timeshare plans and reverse mortgages. Ken Benton senior consumer regulations specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said the new rules do contain several options to make residential mortgage loans available for low- and moderateincome borrowers. Certain types of lenders are exempt from the Ability-toRepay Qualified Mortgage rule and can make loans without regard to a borrower s debt-toincome ratio. Those include state and local government housing finance agencies community development financial institutions downpayment assistance creditors designated by HUD Community Housing Development Organizations and nonprofit lenders. In addition community banks that meet certain requirements can offer Qualified Mortgages without a debt-toincome ratio limit. HUD has also proposed a Qualified Mortgage standard for FHA loans that will have no debt-to-income limits. HUD said it was making the proposal in order to remain consistent with the housing department s mission to serve underserved borrowers. We don t know at this point how banks will adjust their mortgage loans to implement the new rules that will go into effect in January 2014 Mr. Benton said. We are not in a position to speculate on that. There are too many variables and moving parts. According to a study by the Federal Reserve Board 14 percent of all households that carried debt in 2010 had monthly payments higher than 40 percent of their income nationwide. But 26 percent of households in the poorest 20 percent of the population had debt payments greater than 40 percent of their income while only 3 percent of the richest 10 percent paid more than 40 percent of their income for debt payments. When one looks at the high monthly debt service to income poorer households have more difficulty serving their debt than richer households said Richard Fry a researcher at the Pew Research Center in Washington. Similarly younger households 30 years or less tend to have lower debt service relative to income because over the last 10 years they have not been buying houses or cars as [past generations] previously had. Mr. Hogan said although HUD is proposing that government-backed mortgages be allowed to have a higher debt-to-income limit it still leaves private financial institutions with only two options. Either they comply with the new debt-toincome standards or keep the loan on their own books which is harder to free capital for new home loans. The effect of this is unknown but we believe banks will lean more to preserving the right to sell these mortgages. So they will conform to the Qualified Mortgage standard Mr. Hogan said. If that s the case he said Buyers with student loans car loans credit cards and other fixed debt will find it harder to buy as these families pay out on average 50 percent to 60 percent of their income for housing and things. R E A L T O R www.RobinsDirt.com (239) 699-7394 Robin RobinsDirt.com Inc. 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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 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36 58 30 30 30 34 30 32 32 32 58 58 36 85 56 22 22 68 68 32 32 32 32 32 32 60 60 30 27 28 18 60 28 60 90 60 57 31 40 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 40 64 60 45 31 31 24 26 30 30 20 72 35 20 0 10 30 3 6 7 9 8 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 5 5 12 16 13 5 8 8 25 6 17 17 10 14 10 8 13 13 12 13 12 12 12 15 15 10 36 8 10 10 16 16 8 8 14 5 14 5 6 20 8 8 8 4 6 6 10 24 6 9 8 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 15 12 10 8 8 10 10 8 6 20 12 12 10 3 3 6 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 5 7 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 6 6 4 5 3 8 5 5 LAT LONG DP RLF 2717.161 8235.955 30 5 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.089 8235.992 25 5 2717.089 8236.065 25 5 2717.122 8235.999 25 5 2717.122 8235.992 25 5 2717.122 8236.029 25 5 2717.122 8236.065 25 5 2717.254 8235.882 30 7 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.199 8235.853 30 5 2717.254 8236.067 30 3 2717.254 8236.029 30 3 2717.254 8236.992 30 3 2717.221 8236.066 30 3 2717.221 8236.029 30 3 2717.075 8235.863 30 3 2717.155 8235.955 30 3 2717.155 8235.844 30 10 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.155 8235.890 30 10 2717.155 8235.881 30 10 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2717.089 8235.954 30 5 2717.188 8235.955 30 10 2717.188 8235.992 30 10 2717.188 8236.029 30 10 2717.188 8236.066 30 15 2717.089 8255.954 30 10 2717.221 8235.845 30 10 2717.221 8235.881 30 10 2717.221 8235.918 30 15 2717.221 8235.956 30 15 2717.221 8235.992 30 15 2717.221 8236.029 30 15 2717.221 8236.066 30 15 2717.254 8235.882 30 15 2717.254 8235.845 30 15 2717.254 8235.956 30 15 2717.254 8235.918 30 15 2717.254 8235.992 30 10 2717.155 8235.955 30 5 2722.504 8235.691 12 4 2659.057 8242.810 69 3 2659.041 8242.845 72 4 2722.894 8235.876 12 2 2722.879 8235.824 12 2 2722.671 8235.717 12 2 2720.420 8233.273 15 4 2720.420 8233.273 15 4 2720.418 8233.328 14 3 2722.363 8235.581 11 4 2720.409 8233.316 15 5 2722.678 8236.013 12 3 2722.998 8235.937 12 3 2722.291 8235.500 12 3 2722.685 8235.539 12 3 2722.994 8235.938 11 2 2720.420 8233.273 15 4 2720.429 8233.288 12 3 2720.030 8233.372 10 2 2721.080 8235.883 13 2 2715.160 8243.190 43 3 2715.149 8243.182 42 3 2719.909 8234.356 10 2 2719.709 8233.849 10 2 2722.075 8234.477 12 2 2655.010 8227.961 43 3 SARASOTA (Cont) LAT LONG 2655.131 8227.892 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2655.003 8228.001 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2655.121 8227.898 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2716.714 8243.157 M-3 CONCRETE 2716.713 8243.247 M-3 CONCRETE 2715.250 8248.010 M-7 BOXCARS STEEL 2709.436 8253.207 MD-1 BARGE HOPPER 2654.719 8255.893 D-9 BARGE STEEL 2701.949 8242.528 M-10 BARGE STEEL 2709.691 8253.062 MD-1 BARGE STEEL 2655.134 8227.900 M-13 SITE CONCRETE 2719.793 8234.431 LIDO CHANL MRKRS 2718.316 8233.923 LIDO CHANL MRKRS 2702.470 8238.810 M-17 MODULES 2702.570 8238.808 M-17 MODULES 2702.670 8238.806 M-17 MODULES 2716.281 8248.043 SITE CONCRETE 2716.281 8248.043 M-7 CONCRETE 2720.195 8234.550 MILLER ( 3) (BAY) 2704.333 8242.041 M-9 4 ARMY TANK 2704.338 8241.980 M-9 2 ARMY TANK 2704.381 8242.068 M-9 5 ARMY TANK 2704.354 8242.036 M-9 3 ARMY TANK 2704.354 8242.033 M-9 1 ARMY TANK 2712.627 8248.207 M-8 8 ARMY TANK 2712.628 8248.205 M-8 7 ARMY TANK 2712.685 8248.188 M-8 10 ARMY TANK 2712.602 8248.194 M-8 9 ARMY TANK 2712.648 8248.164 M-8 6 ARMY TANK 2713.427 8243.129 M-5 CONCRETE 2703.811 8235.655 M-16 CONCRETE 2719.181 8243.202 M-1 CONCRETE 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2718.869 8234.292 POWERS ( 7) (BAY) 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2719.785 8233.829 JANTZEN ( 5) (BAY) 2715.158 8243.152 M-4 CONCRETE 2705.002 8232.567 M-15 CONCRETE 2704.999 8232.580 M-15 CONCRETE 2704.176 8242.101 M-9 CONCRETE 2719.584 8233.934 JANTZEN ( 5) (BAY) 2719.718 8233.459 EVANS ( 6) (BAY) 2719.710 8233.464 EVANS ( 6) (BAY) 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2718.753 8242.995 M-2 CONCRETE 2706.190 8303.192 D-6 BOAT MOLDS 2711.283 8243.587 M-6 CONCRETE 2719.584 8233.934 JANTZEN ( 5) (BAY) 2722.113 8234.498 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2712.506 8248.104 M-8 BOXCARS STEEL BOB JOHNSON BXCRS 2716.134 8248.125 2715.484 8307.152 D-4 BOXCARS STEEL 2715.463 8307.121 D-4 BOXCARS STEEL 2715.942 8307.197 D-3 BOXCARS STEEL 2715.943 8307.267 D-3 BOXCARS STEEL 2719.176 8243.209 M-1 BARGE STEEL 2722.015 8234.574 HART ( 2) (BAY) 2718.698 8232.537 COKER ( 8) (BAY) 2712.521 8248.114 M-8 SHIP LANDING 2706.290 8228.904 VENICE REEF SITE 2717.017 8236.000 LYNN SILVERTOOTH DONALD ROEHER-LIDO 2718.218 8235.544 DONALD ROEHER-LIDO 2718.203 8235.516 2706.296 8228.910 VENICE REEF SITE 2718.089 8237.163 ALAN FISHER 2706.042 8227.999 VENICE REEF SITE 2717.182 8235.897 LYNN SILVERTOOTH 2652.236 8226.441 M-14 CONCRETE DP RLF 4 42 3 43 2 42 4 43 4 43 6 48 78 10 105 10 9 70 7 78 42 2 6 3 11 3 60 4 60 4 60 4 50 50 21 3 64 2 65 12 64 12 63 12 63 12 60 12 63 12 63 12 63 12 63 12 40 8 48 6 42 5 10 13 2 10 10 2 42 5 42 5 43 8 63 7 10 10 2 10 2 10 41 4 110 4 52 5 14 10 2 63 5 65 12 105 4 105 15 105 4 105 14 40 8 10 9 2 63 10 28 3 30 2 23 3 23 3 28 5 31 2 28 3 30 2 43 5 Tampa Bay Local Shipwrecks Sarasota 1- Bayronto 26.45.830 82.50.860 Artificial Reef information on this page is provided by multiple sources. For detailed information log on to www.myfwc.com. This 400 Ft. Freighter survived being torpedoed by a German U-Boat in July 1918. A year later the Bayronto ran into a hurricane and sank in 100 ft. of water. 2- Roatan Express 26.20.358 83.22.027 This 180 ft. Steel hulled offshore supply ship made numerous trips between Tampa and Honduras before sinking in rough seas appx. 80 miles west of Ft. Myers on Sept. 31 1992. The captain and one passenger lost their life. 3- J. Marine Sulphur Queen Wreck was never found 1 2 5 On the morning of Feb. 4 1963 this 524 ft. tanker disappeared off the west coast of Florida en route to Norfolk Va. Debris was recovered two weeks later off Key West but no trace of its 39 man crew was ever found. Cape Coral 4- Fantastico 26.17.775 82.50.082 The No-Name storm of 1993 claimed more ships than Hurricane Andrew. The Honduran freighter Fantastico slipped beneath the waves on March 13 as it carried a load of fertilizer from Miami to Tampa. Of the 10 crew members aboard only three survived. The 205 ft. Freighter sits in 115 feet of water about 50 miles out of Ft. Myers. 4 Marco Island 6 5- Pegasus Wreck 26.33.130 82.43.415 Everglades City 7 This 110 foot steel Tug-Boat and eventual gambling casino office was sunk as an artificial reef in 1999. 6- Paddlewheeler Wreck 25.53.320 82.17.510 The wreck of a stern paddlewheel steamer known locally as the Paddlewheeler rests upside down in 80 feet of water off Naples. The only clue to its identity is a pressure gauge that was manufactured in 1898. 7- Baja California 25.21.522 82.31.901 Key West This 265 foot freighter was en route to Guatemala in July 1942 when a German U-Boat put two torpedoes through her hull just before midnight. In 10 minutes the ship turned on its side and sank in 115 feet of water between Ft. Myers and the Keys. 4 8 This locator map and listing of some of our local area s more interesting shipwrecks gives a bit of information about each of those wrecks which went to the briny deep either by mishap act of war or violent weather. There are many more but those listed are of verified identity and location. Others are known but the ravages of time in the sea have reduced them to little more than memories.