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Another Dry Tortugas Adventure Part 2

Posted by Shane On November 27th

Hello everyone, I hope each and every one of you are doing great. The weather has been really nice here. Cool in the evenings and warming up in the day time. The wind has actually laid down as well. It had blown here for, it seemed like weeks and weeks making the water rough and boating not so enjoyable on the outside. I have spoken to many of my fishing buddies, they say the fishing is still hot. My one friend is catching all the white bait he needs at the Sanibel Causeway. He then headed out just off shore and slayed the Bonita and Blackfin Tuna. He said they released all the fish they caught, it was just for fun. I spoke to another buddy and he said the Snook are making their way back into the River and back into the Creeks and canals. We have a couple of our own Snook at our Snook light at our dock. They are almost like pets. They are there every night and it is fun to watch them feed off the bait fish that are attracted to the light. This is why they call it a Snook Light. I spoke to some other fishing buddies and they are catching a lot of Trout in the grass beds in Pine Island Sound and a lot of Red Fish up along the Mangroves at high tide. They also fished Red Fish Pass and Captiva Pass and caught a bunch of Spanish Mackerel and Grouper. As the water gets colder the Grouper are going to start moving in closer to shore. Yes the fishing is still red hot and the weather is beautiful with blue skies 🙂

The snow birds are back down here as well. Our road ways are swelled up with out of state tags from all over the place. This is a great thing for our local economy. I was at the boat show last weekend and it was packed. I spoke to several of the vendors and they were very pleased. People were spending money again. I spoke to some of the different boat salesman and they all said they had sold several boats. This is all great news. Now on the Real Estate… I do not care what the media says, homes here on and off the water are selling really well. Think about this… interest rates are at 4.25% fixed for 30 years and home prices are the low, low, low. Take a look for yourself. E mail me or call me and I will set you up on Listing Book for free. This gives you full MLS access to all the listings for sale, pending and what has SOLD. If you know anyone thinking of buying, now is the time. Rates are low, prices are low, there are really great deals out there to be had. I am in shock myself to see how low some of these homes are actually selling for. If you ever have any questions regarding Real Estate, please feel free to contact me anytime.

Okay now on to the fun part of the boating guide. We left off last week just arriving in the Dry Tortugas. (Fort Jefferson). We had gotten there a little later than expected due to the rough weather. After eating lunch in the harbour, we decided to head out to one of the fishing spots I know, close enough to the Fort so it would not be too rough.

We got to our spot and put out the chum bag to draw the fish over to us. We caught something I never ever thought we would catch in a million years. Mike caught a Bone Fish. These fish live on the Keys flats and shallows and in the Bahamas. Fisherman pay huge money to fishing guides to go out stalk and catch these elusive fish. The crazy thing is, Mike caught it on a frozen piece of cut bait.. When you see this fish you are going to think no big deal, well it really is. I have only caught two in my life. Check it out..

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Another Dry Tortugas Adventure Part 1

Posted by Shane On November 20th

Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing great…

I do have to apologize for not sending any new boating guides in the last several weeks. I have heard from so many of you saying, “Shane, where is the boating guide, why have you not sent it out, Shane we miss it.” I have to tell you, I missed writing them and sharing the all this great information with you. Much of it is sharing my experiences with you which is educational and just fun. Living this waterfront lifestyle is a lifestyle that so many people love. Many people have got their goals set to come to our area and live the waterfront lifestyle. Whether you live on the water with your boat in the back yard or you keep your boat on the trailer next to your home, you can live the waterfront lifestyle. Or if you have dreams of doing this one day, your dreams and goals will come true, if you truly believe. I feel we all share the love of the water, activities on the water, the wild life you see on the water and just the way you feel on the water. As you may or may not know the feeling, it is a different world out on the water. Wether you are just going fishing, diving, beaching or just cruising enjoying all the nature, birds, fish, Dolphins, there is so much to see and appreciate. I know we live in such a fast paced world now. On the water it all slows down. I know you get it 🙂

The other day my son said, Dad how come we never put our crab trap in the water anymore and catch crabs. I looked at Wade and said son, I do not know. We are just so busy with everything. He looked at me with this stare. I felt almost like I could hear his brain saying, yah Dad, it is real hard to bait the trap and throw the trap off the dock into the water. In that instant, I said Wade, go get some frozen bait out of the freezer and we will do it right now. Wow, how hard was that? It made Wade so happy and I was happy to see him happy. The simple things in life can bring so much enjoyment, it was so simple. Ya know the best part? A few days later I was on the dock looking at the water. Suddenly it hit me, lets check the crab trap. I called Wade to the dock, he pulled the trap and wholly cow, one of the biggest Blue crabs I have ever seen was in our trap. Wade and his buddy were so excited.. Check out the photos below….

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Matanzas Inn Bayfront Resort

Posted by Shane On November 12th

Have you been to Matanzas Inn Bayfront Resort: Motel, Restaurant, Marina?

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