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Shane Waterfront Wilson's Blog and Boating Guide

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Thanks for your patience as I get Part FIVE of Lobstering in the Florida Keys 2011 underway. We have TONS of pictures in this last post of the boating guide! I hope you enjoy them. But before you check out the pictures, I wanted to let tell you about the Real Estate Market and Facts I just posted:

There has been a lot of news about our area, so I decided to gather all the facts together, so you can see what is happening in Southwest Florida for yourself! If you have any questinos about this information – don’t hesitate to give me a call (800) 741-3757.
Alright, now on to the fun… The next morning we woke up to this..… Just an incredible beautiful morning.. Check out the photos just outside my room and around the property..

Is it not just an absolutely amazing place. It is so tranquil and peaceful. You have to experience it for yourself. It is called the Coconut Palm Inn. It is in a great location. Close to shopping, restaurants, food stores. There is a boat ramp right next door to drop your boat in the water.

Check out their website:

and check this out …

See I told you this place is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good golly, trying to wake up these kids and get on the water is like pulling teeth. I guess this is Teens today. Once I said the boat was leaving in 10 minutes, they finally got up and ready 🙂

We hit the water – WOW… the air was crisp and cooler than normal, there was a slight breeze, the sky was blue, blue, blue. We headed to some other Lobster spots where I knew we would do well. I am not going to bore you with a bunch of words, just enjoy the photos 🙂 …

Is this not one of the most beautiful places you have seen. The water is so clear, the sky so blue. It just does not get any better than this, unless you have a big fat Lobster in your net..Momma Caught a Lobster….Check it out…..

As it turns out this was a really great spot. We found all kinds of Lobster, which Many were shorts and we through them back of course.  I was towing Wade over a spot and I heard a loud.. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh through his snorkel. I looked back and I see Wade towing behind the boat with feet high in the air. I started thinking what in the world is Wade squealing about. Once I pulled him a little farther, I circled around to see what was up. He said Dad very funny!!!!!!! Exclaimed  Wade. I said What, Again, Very Funny DAD!!!!! I said what? Wade said Dad you Pulled me over a massive 9 to 10 foot Shark. I said Wade no way, He said , Yes Dad it was.. Ha, Ha, Ha, we got a good laugh afterwards.. There was a huge, massive Nurse Shard laying on the bottom near some rubble Wade was going to go down on.

We wanted to try one more spot where you need scuba tanks. Since Wade is a certified Scuba diver and so am I, we put on our tanks and headed to the bottom with a dive flag teathered to me so the boat could follow us. We saw several shorts, but no keepers. It was great fun…

We did really good catching Lobster throughout the day and the kids wanted to go and feed the Tarpon at Robbies. So we loaded up and headed to Robbies to feed the Tarpon and see a buddy of mine Joe who is a Charter boat captain there. Joe can take you out Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Grouper, Yellow Tail, Snapper, whatever kind of fishing you want and he is great. He will even take you out Lobstering.. MMMM 🙂

Check out Robbies website….

Robbies has everything, boat rentals, Kayak rentals, jet skis, great food, awesome atmosphere. Everything you could want and of course hand feeding the Tarpon, It is a blast and the kids love it J Enjoy the photos…





What a long fantastic, amazing,  fun filled ,beautiful day!!!!! We decided to head home and you got, clean the Lobster.  As soon as we hit the doc the girls went to the room to get ready for dinner and the boys cleaned the bugs. We did get some great photos first. Check them out…


Wade took a liking to his Lobster buddy. I had to convince Wader, “Son you gotta twist his tail off, we are gonna eat him.” I think Wade was thinking something else. Look at the photo and you tell me …

It took awhile, But Wader did come to his senses and did what he had to do..

We got done cleaning the Lobsters  just in the nick of time, cause there was a big rain storm coming..

Wow, it is so neat to watch these storms come rolling in, the air temperature drops 15 sometimes 20 degrees, the lightning is flashing all over the skies, the lightning bolts are dropping from the heavens, the thunders sounds like loud bombs going off, shaking all the windows in the building. Then suddenly as it starts, it is gone. The air is has a crisp clean smell. Everything is so quiet and calm. The birds start to chirp again, the squirrels come out of the trees. Words cannot describe what it is like.

All in all it was a fabulous Mini Lobster Season in the Florida Keys. Everyone had Blast!!!!!  It was a safe, fun, amazing time. If you have never done this, you have got to do it with the family or just you and your significant other.

Before I sign off, I want to remind you all make time to smell the roses. Time goes by so fast, way too fast. Make the time now to set your vacation time with the kids, grandkids, family, friends.  Like NIKE says , JUST DO IT!!!!!

Till next time.. Make it a great week and even better weekend!!!!






Hello Everyone. I hope you all are doing great. Our local Real Estate market still remains strong, contrary to what you may be seeing in the National News. Homes are still selling and our inventory of homes to sell is getting smaller and smaller. As I said last time, banks are lending money to buyers who can truly qualify for a mortgage. Yes, you have to qualify for the mortgage. (wow what a novel idea.) Interest rates are low, low, low…..Like crazy low. Try around 4% for a 30 fix rate loan, this is amazing. We are still seeing many foreigners from other countries coming here and buying property as well as the Northerners. They are coming here to buy for their retirement now while prices and interest rates are soooo low, they retire here in a few years to a home they bought at the bottom of the market. It you have any questions on the Real Estate Market and what is happening as far as values, what is on the market, what is selling. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. I will set you up on a computer program that will give you full access to our MLS. It will even e mail you new updates whenever a property fitting your description hits the market. It is really a neat way to track our market and best of all, it is free… Yippee!!!!!!:-) Just let me know.

Okay on the fun stuff..
Mini Season Lobstering in the Florida Keys 2011 Part 3

We last left off Lobstering at a secret spot. We caught some bugs and and Stone Crab and saw some really cool fish. Of course we released the Stone Crab, cause they are out of season. About this time everyone started getting hungry, so we all decided to go to the Island Grill right on the Ocean. It is a cool place to go to by boat. It is right on the Atlantic Ocean. There are three areas to sit. One area is out on the beach with great views of Snake Creek and the Ocean. The next is inside in the A/C…. UGGGGG….The other area you can sit is on the canal side, it is all under cover and the ocean breeze feels great. Go and check out the website.. It is a really cool place. Oh yah and try the Tuna Nachos, oh my, they are great!!!!! Check out the photos.. sorry I only got a few photos, I totally forgot to walk out to the beach bar and take more ☹

Well with our bellies full we headed to a different spot. This is another secret spot, so do not tell anyone…

Well as it turned out this spot was so very secret the Lobster could not find it either. There was nothing there. Now of course I have to hear it from my crew… Dad , Mr. Shane you could not find a Lobster if your life depended on it. Well of course my competitive nature kicked in. I said oh Yah, “Well. I am going to take you to a spot where I know there will be lots of Bugs (Lobsters) to get and no one knows about it. My crew on the boat was like Yah RIGHT!!!! I said you will see. So we headed off the top secret spot. I cannot take photos of the spot or you may know where it is, but I can show you what we caught.. Yes Capt. Shane redeemed himself J Oh Yessssss!!!!! See the photos……

It was now getting late and we decided to head home. We first ran south in the boat to Upper Matacmbe  to drop Nate off at his home. Nate also lives on the water. It is such a beautiful ride seeing all the nature, birds, fish, skinny little mangrove channels. Check out the video and the photos…

How cool is this, to have a channel in your back yard carved out of Coral Bed Rock to a basin in your back yard. I thought it was neat. Check it out…

We headed back north in the boat going home it was getting late.  Ya know I always say you never know what you are going to see on the water. I also know there are people out there that take their Lobstering very serious. Even if they do not have a boat to go out in they find some way to get on the water. We drove by these Kayaks that had dive flags and scuba tanks and diving gear on them. I thought this is very interesting. I do not think I would ever do this my self, but again it was interesting to see..

As I said before you never know what you are going to see on the water.. Well check this out!!!! Now I have seen it all..  I looked off in the distance and I see what I think to be a car driving on the water. I am thinking no way. Maybe I have heat stroke. I looked again and this car driving on the water was getting closer and closer. Now  my crew sees this thing and they say,” what the heck is that?, It looks like a car driving on the water.” I thought to myself thank goodness I am not losing it. A Cadillac Deville driving across the bay…”REALLY”

I am sorry to say now, but I have to go.  Stay tuned for “Mini Season Lobstering in the Florida Keys 2011 Part 4”

Remember make time to smell the roses, spend time with your family and friends.  Just make the time, schedule it out and JUST DO IT!! Life is way to short.

Until next time make it a great week.

Shane “Waterfront” Wilson

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