Tag: Fishing Reports Sanibel Captiva Island Florida

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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