has over 24 years fishing experience in Florida, and 15 years in Boca
Grande, Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound, on the Gulf of Mexico.
Enjoy Florida, and this sub-tropic paradise, with its abundance of
wildlife and exquisite charm. The southwest Florida area encompasses
Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties, it is one of the fastest
growing regions in the country, for its climate, the abundance of
natural areas, wildlife, and of course, because of the region's legacy
as a fishing hot spot. Boca Grande, Florida is the Tarpon capital
of the world.
Inshore Flats, Saltwater Light Tackle and Fly Fishing
Some of Florida's finest saltwater
fishing occurs in the southwest. This area of Florida has some of the
best backcountry and flats fishing in the state, using light tackle or
fly fishing is angling at its best. Florida's extensive network of bays,
mangrove islands and tidal creeks that permeate the region present
angling challenges to the accomplished angler as well as the novice.
There are thousands of miles of shoreline, oyster bars and acres of
sea-grass flats that attract an abundance of saltwater fish. The canals,
bridges and numerous boat docks that also populate our area present
their own unique fishing challenge to every angler.
Roaming these waters are four of
Florida's most sought after game fish, the
Spotted Sea Trout. Thousands of anglers come to
southwest Florida each year for the chance at a Grand Slam, catching a
fish of each species in a single day. In addition to the fishing,
Florida's wildlife helps to provide an extraordinary aesthetic
experience. Birds of prey, bald eagles and ospreys as well as wading
birds commonly observed include snowy egrets, reddish egrets, great blue
herons, white and snowy ibis, and roseate spoonbills. Dolphins and
manatees are usually seen on almost every trip.