Southwest Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast

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Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Rob Modys
Covering Sarasota to Bonita Beach, including Siesta Key, Englewood, Boca Grande, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Pine Island, Cape Coral, Captiva, Sanibel and Fort Myers

Member Galleries

What's Biting Now

Sarasota Snapper

Snagging Some Sarasota Snapper

Florida Sportsman Member: BlueWater Gear During the day we fished out of Sarasota as deep as 150′ and as shallow as 70′. Most fish were in the two to three pound range with a couple fatty six-seven pounders. Leader size and weight did not seem to matter, because our grouper rod set ups were getting inhaled by snapper! They also seemed to like medium sized squirrel fish.

Matlacha Topwater

South Matlacha Topwater Action

Florida Sportsman member: offshore22 After the tide turned, it was party time. Trout on topwater is truly rewarding. I landed four nice keepers and lost a monster which easily could have been 24-26″. Caught about half a dozen others. My go to lure of choice is the Yo zuri 3db pencil. It casts far, tracks well and catches everything.



A Step Above the Others

Fly fishing for summer tarpon from a unique perspective. I’ve caught many fish from the comfort and stability of my ladder long after the sea breeze swept waves have chased the others away.



Diving from Kayaks

There’s a cool hookah rig for diving from kayaks, a popular way to get to nearshore dive spots for a lot of Florida divers. Brownie’s Kayak Diving Hose Kits put your tank topside and let divers move about freely and effortlessly down below.

Guides & Charters

Capt Dugger

Southwest: Guides

Consider these top captains in the Southwest region for your next fishing trip.

Tackle Shops

Economy Inside

Economy Tackle/Dolphin Paddlesports

From its’ beginning as a converted army barracks in 1959, Economy Tackle has become an important member of the Sarasota area fishing community.


Four Winds

Southwest: Accommodations

Consider these top accommodations in the Southwest region when planning a fishing trip.


Cobia Center Console

Center Consoles

Florida Sportsman features the top center consoles for fishing the Sunshine State’s coastal and offshore waters.