FUELING YOUR VESSEL THE RIGHT WAY

Aside from the sharp pain in your wallet, many other factors should be considered before pulling your boat up to the pump. It’s essential to be aware of some challenges and hazards of fueling up, especially in larger vessels with bigger tanks. Additionally, you can take steps to increase your fuel efficiency and even avoid […]

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SEPTEMBER FISHING IN SW FLORIDA

Now is the time! Those looking for opportunities to catch big Redfish; now is the time! FWC opened Redfish for harvest this month on September 1st. the limit is one per person with a maximum of two Redfish per vessel with a slot size of 18-27 inches in length. Big ‘Bull-Reds’ will be here anytime […]

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SW FLORIDA 2022 AUGUST FISHING REPORT

I thought July fishing was HOT! It was, but so is the first part of August. Fishing remains good for both inshore and offshore on the right tides when paired with the right species and locations. What I mean by this is work moving water on the outgoing and incoming tides. When fishing for Seatrout […]

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Hurricane Boat Prep 101

Hurricane Boat Prep 101 As we move past Summer’s halfway point, spaghetti plots and CAT ratings become a regular part of boater’s vocabularies. The height of hurricane season is fast approaching, and as with all things boating, preparedness is key. Whether you’ve recently become a boat owner, or if it’s been a while since you […]

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SW FLORIDA JULY FISHING REPORT

WOW IT IS HOT! I am not just speaking to the fishing but to the July summer heat. Nonetheless, the winds have been tame and the storms not a big issue this year so far. Inshore, fishing has been pretty good for Redfish and Seatrouts. Snook and Mangrove Snapper have been ‘on fire’ with good […]

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SEE JULY 4 FIREWORKS FROM YOUR BOAT IN SWFL

There’s nothing like watching 4th of July fireworks from a boat. From Tampa to Naples, some of our favorite celebrations are back, so check out our list of boat-friendly fireworks displays happening all down our coast! Bonita Springs For boats that can navigate the Imperial River, Star Spangled Bonita in Riverside Park includes sunset fireworks. […]

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Be Summer Storm Savvy

It’s getting to be that time of year again when Southwest Florida boaters can expect daily afternoon storms to roll through from mid-June to late August. In fact, Florida sees upwards of 100 thunderstorm days each year, and while a brief storm on land isn’t a problem, it can quickly become a life-threatening situation on […]

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Memorial Weekend Boating and Fishing Report

Boating and fishing have been exceptionally good during the month of May. Winds have subsided since the early months allowing more and more boaters and anglers to enjoy our estuaries both inshore and offshore. Inshore has produced large Seatrouts, Redfish, Snook and of course, summertime catfish. The Spanish Mackerel seem to have moved on or […]

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Don’t let docking in the wind blow your day.

Spring in Florida typically means a couple of things. Fewer boats, and more windy days. Yep, just about the time the tourists start breezing out of town, windy conditions start blowing our boats around a bit more. Which gives us the perfect opportunity to pass along some great boat handling tips…because if you can manage […]

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Gulf Reef Anglers: Learn & Earn Free Gear

Whether you’re a diehard reef angler or only occasionally venture offshore to target deep-water species, knowing how to use descending devices or venting tools will help the fish you release survive and help keep you out of trouble. We have the scoop on a new program that is helping Gulf of Mexico reef anglers meet […]

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Pro Tips: Buying or Selling a Boat in 2022

As new and used boat values continue to climb, you might be thinking about selling off your current boat or trading it in for a newer or bigger vessel. Before you do, a few Southwest Florida marine experts have some advice for successfully navigating this unprecedented boat market. THE CURRENT MARKET “In my 29 straight […]

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The 2022 Charlotte County Boat Show

The 21st Annual Charlotte County Boat Show is right around the corner and is the perfect way to start off the new year right. The show will deliver everything a Southwest Florida boater could want, all together in one place. Hundreds of boats from all the major dealers, local marine experts, and a huge variety […]

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