Red Drum

Been a windy couple weeks but most of us wade fisherman enjoy the big north winds that can keep a tide out of the back country almost entirely! There has been good numbers of big redfish and snook around to sight-cast to on foot.  I was wading with clients back to back that had multiple Read More

Fall SUP fishing

This past week has been some incredible fishing with great sight casting and tailing redfish opportunities. We have been exploring all depths of the back country on stand up paddle boards. It really is my favorite way to fish this time of year on low water. They are very easy to use and stable, and Read More

Wade Fishing

It’s getting to be that time of year, with some good winds and lower tides I like to get my clients out of the boat and do some stalking of fish. I like to wade fish with a fly in places I would otherwise not be able to get to or in situations that would Read More

Lemon Bay Conservancy

I got a chance to help out with the tarpon and snook monitoring program at Lemon Bay Conservancy. Great little place if you have never been there, They do net pulls a few times a year if anyone is interested in volunteering. From my research and understanding it started as the wildflower golf course years Read More

Tall Tales

This is that time of year for most anglers that the transition to the super shallow water is starting to happen. My favorite time of the year, it’s time to hunt fish! If you take your time on a shallow grass flat on your likely to see some tails of redfish waving at you. Tailing Read More

Fall Migration

Kicking off November with a bang, Bonito and schools of Mackerel are on the Gulf side and a lot of fun on the fly. This is happening because of the transition of bait from the back country to the deeper water in the gulf. The bait is so thick on the gulf right now there Read More

Clean Water Cool Temperatures

November is upon us and with the fall comes cooler water temperatures and beautiful sunny days. The water is getting cleaned up for some incredible sight casting in November! This is the time of year to fool a big snook on his way back to the rivers and creeks for his wintertime resting spot. I Read More

Project Snook

Last week we had the privilege of visiting Mote Marine’s Project Snook. What an amazing place doing all kinds of great conservation and restoration efforts in the Sarasota area. From releasing Snook into Sarasota Bay to learning about redfish spawning and Pompano habitat, they really have it all there. They have really hit some big Read More

Fall Season at BGO

A new season is upon us in the Boca Grande area! We are looking forward to some great Fall fly fishing with you at Boca Grande Outfitters. The waters are not crowded this time of  year, and its a great opportunity to get out and do some fishing. The cooling temperatures have all the bait Read More

Spring fishing in Boca Grande (2015)

The water temps are shooting back up into the 70’s in the backcountry and the larger Snook are starting to move out and feed aggressively. March and April is a great time of year to catch a large Boca Grande Snook on the fly or artificial lure. These fish are great eating but have a very small Read More