SW Fishing Reports

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

Matlacha Pass Snook

Matlacha Pass Snook and Reds

Florida Sportsman member: TimGleason Fishing has been surprisingly steady. Slot size and undersized snook have been steady in the predawn and dawn time frame. The redfish bite has been steady as well. Fishing isn’t on fire but a pick bite is better than water devoid of life like in the red tide areas.

Cape Coral Grouper

Cape Coral Grouper and More

Florida Sportsman Member: Capt Dan Medina As Darwin’s theory suggests, the biggest fish always comes on the smallest rod. This held true this trip as well, with the biggest grouper at 27″ coming on a 4000 penn battle with a 2/0 circle hook and 30 lb leader. A 25″ Grouper followed suit on the same combo.



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.



Lobster Diving Basics

In this FS Seminar, Publisher Blair Wickstrom dives with his long time friend Juan Comendeiro to find lobsters off of Bimini, Bahamas. They give a few basic tips on how to find and successfully catch lobster.

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.