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The Spandex Monster Hooks Up !

Elyse Ruiter, AKA: The Spandex Monster, had a monster of a morning. Fishing with her dad Eric,  T S M put the whup on the old boy by putting 5 tarpon in the air and releasing one of about 60 lbs. She also hooked and released several spinner sharks. Did I mention she is also 34 weeks pregnant?! Her dad…

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Sanibel Captiva Fly Fishing Redfish

Another great morning on the water with Jim Kojis of Wisconsin. I met Jim last spring at the Great Waters Expo in Minneapolis. We decided to met up during he and his wife’s annual pilgrimage to Sanibel. Choosing a morning with “good” low tides we stalked redfish in 18″ of water on the flats of Pine Island Sound. Using a craft fur…

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Fishing Sanibel & Captiva Islands Snook – Trout

Fishing Sanibel & Captiva since the late ’80’s-early ’90’s, the Collier family joined me for their annual Thanksgiving two days of fishing. Cal Sr, Cal Jr, and William, three generations, joined me fishing Pine Island Sound for snook, trout, ladyfish, & jacks. The redfish played hide and seek for the second year in a row. 10 year old William honed…

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