SW Fishing Reports

Southwest Florida Weekend Fishing 4Cast


Florida Sportsman Fishing 4caster Capt. Ron Kowalyk
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


September Reds

Florida Sportsman member: GatorInPISound Bait has been very good with ballyhoo, shiners, and pinfish being plentiful, to the north has been easier than south for me in that regard. I’ve been focusing on redfish more than anything else, looking for the fish to school.


Southwest Bottom Bite

Florida Sportsman Member: Angler22 Once we had our fill of that we headed back west and settle in 125 or so feet. We worked around but never really found anything much. After a few stops I did boat a nice 31 inch red grouper. We worked the area some more and picked up another red at 21 inches, a stout 28 inch red, and a few shorts.



Bluegill Fishing on the Fly

Tricks to take big bream on fly. Several years ago, I caught a mixed bag of four dozen bluegills and shellcrackers during a single, glorious afternoon. While that was practically all the law allowed, the real kicker is that these fish weighed close to a pound apiece.



Fishing Shrimp Offshore

Live shrimp is one of the most familiar baits for inshore fishing. But shrimp have a lot of utility in the offshore waters, too.

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.