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Loss of a great friend & angler George Close

Loss of a great friend & angler George Close

The fishing community & humanity lost a great friend when George Close of Kiel WI passed away on March 30th. I first met George at the Midwest Fly Show in Chicago in the mid 90’s. I had a booth promoting my charters & George was tying flies for Umpqua across from me. Over the 3 day show we developed a friendship. George & wife Betty visited Ft…

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Tarpon back in full force in Sanibel Captiva

Tarpon back in full force in Sanibel Captiva

Phil Hartz, AKA ‘Poonboy, had a nice 4 days of fly fishing for tarpon in Sanibel-Captiva last week. The Minneapolis native and longtime client/friend hooked 7 on fly, releasing 2. The tarpon can be found from the gulf at Ft Myers Beach all the way north to the Big Bend area, Pine Island Sound , Matlacha along with the river.…

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I’ve done it again!

I’ve done it again!

On July 4th I was trimming trees and fell off the ladder. I fractured my femur of the hip I had replaced last fall requiring surgery to replace the hip implant and wire up the break. No good when you see the same nurses you just saw 10 months earlier. I’m doing great, walking on my own 12 days after surgery. Recovery…

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Tarpon Snook Redfish Snapper for Sanibel Captiva fishing guides – charters

Tarpon Snook Redfish Snapper for Sanibel Captiva fishing guides – charters

Sanibel Captiva fly fishing guides charters snook tarpon redfish. I’m back after some technical issues AGAIN. Fishing has heated up with the weather after an on again/off again tarpon spring. Fish to 150 lbs have been taken on threadfin herring, crabs, and flies in Pine Island Sound,  beaches along Sanibel-Captiva- Cayo Costa and Charlotte Harbor. Snook are along the beaches for…

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Sanibel Captiva Snook, Tarpon & Redfish Bite Is On

Sanibel Captiva Snook, Tarpon & Redfish Bite Is On

Sanibel Captiva Island Florida snook redfish tarpon charters guides fly fishing. April fishing continues to produce expected results with the water warming up, and the bait moving in. Michelle & Dave Caruso of Carver, MA had a nice morning with some quality fish. They both caught snook to 30-32 inches, redfish to 28 inches and a couple jacks thrown in…

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Snook Tarpon for Sanibel Captiva Islands

Snook Tarpon for Sanibel Captiva Islands

Sanibel Captiva Island Florida fly fishing, snook, tarpon, redfish charters guides. Snook fishing continues to pick up around the shorelines and beaches of Sanibel & Captiva. Earl Edelmayer of Grand Haven MI caught snook to 29 inches the other morning with me which he released. I have been fishing with Earl and his family for the past 18 years every spring.…

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