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Here you will find a myriad of useful links.  I update this listing on a regular basis. 
Page last updated: Thursday, October 10, 2019 10:13 AM

1. Fishing Forums

Florida Sportsman Southwest Florida Fishing Forum - General

2. Engine / Boat Forums (updated 5/28/19)
Yamaha Outboard Forum courtesy of (moderately active)
Yamaha Outboard Forum courtesy of (moderately active)
The Hull Truth Boating Forum  (useless forum if you are new & trying to post pictures)

FS Boating Forum (mildly active)

Article:  Marine Corrosion

Dunk's Decarboning Thread

3. Water Quality

People United To Restore Our Rivers And Estuaries (PURRE) 

4. Fishing Magazines

The Nautical Mile

5. Fish Identification

Identicards . COM's Fish ID Site

Florida's Regulated Fish and Their Look-Alikes - Div Of Marine Fisheries & Mgmt

Online Fish Encyclopedia

Fish Pictures - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission

Fish Identification Diagram - Div Of Marine Fisheries & Management

Calculating Fish Weights Based On 2 Linear Measurements

6. Fishing Reefs

FWC Artificial Reefs

Jason's Database Of Lee County Reefs in Garmin MapSource Format (GDB)

Lee County DOT COM Artificial Reefs

7. Fishing Areas

Florida Sea Grant
Sanibel Island Blind Pass Project

8. Fishing Reports (SW FL)

Hornet Bear's Haus O' Anglin' Charlotte Harbor Outfitters: Reports - Pics
Capt. Dave Hanson: Reports - Pics Capt. Hoke & Capt. Hoke: Pics
Capt. Mel Berman Capt Dave Pinkham
Capt. Joe Verdino: Reports - Pics Capt. George: Pics
Capt. Tony Petrella: Reports Capt. Larry Iacofano: Pics
High Tailing Charters (Shane & David): Reports - Pics
Our Fishing Reports With Pictures
(If you are a SW Florida fisherman, and you produce online fishing reports & pictures on a regular basis, I would be more than happy to list you here.  Just contact me with your website address.)

9a. Fish & Wildlife Research Institute

Report A Marine-Life Kill
Marine-Life Kill Database Search
Red Tide Current Status For Florida
Snook Foundation Organization

9b. Fishing Regulations

Saltwater Fishing Regulations - "Unregulated" Species

10. Fishing License

FFWCC - Recreational Saltwater Licenses & Permits

11. Fishing TV Programs

Addictive Fishing

12. How To Throw A Cast Net

Download from  or   Download from this site

13. Rope & Knots

Animated Knots - excellent resource for learning to tie many knots
A Scout's Guide To Boating Knots
Added March 7, 2019
Thank you Boy Scout Troop 325 out of Lake Jennings, IL for this very informative resource!

14a. Bait Information

Bait Profiles

14b. Bait & Tackle Supply

Backwater Outfitters - (239) 541-2532 -
Live Shrimp $3.25 per dozen as of 1/27/2008
KC's Riverstop (CC Yacht Club) - 549-5699 (frozen only)
SHACK BAITS (239) 489-0999 (Punta Rassa)
Live Shrimp $2.50/doz for regulars,  $3.50/doz for mediums as of 5/31/2005

15. Tides

Tide Server - Courtesy Of
Tide Server - Cape Coral Bridge (Monthly Prediction)
Tide Server - Shell Point (Monthly Prediction)
Tide Server - Punta Rassa (Monthly Prediction)
Tide Server-Redfish Pass (Monthly Prediction)
Tides Online
Red Tide Current Status For SW Florida

16. Weather

Forecast: - 7 Day Forecast

NOAA Marine Forecast - Sanibel Island
Radar: - NBC-2
Florida Marine Data (windspeed, temperature, waves, etc)

17. VHF Marine Radio

VHF Marine Radio Frequencies
VHF Marine Radio Usage

18. Boating Supply

West Marine - CC: 540-7300
Port Supply -
iboats - (online)
Ed's Marine Super Store - Boats & Engines; Virginia
Yamaha Outboard Engines - Central FL
Marine Connection Liquidators - Ft. Pierce, FL

19. Boat Valuation


20. Manatees

Florida Manatee Mortality Data
Save The Manatee Club

21. Great Sites, But Unrelated To Boating Or Fishing

Bad Drivers
Cape Coral Christmastime Boat-A-Long Official Website

22. Videos

Capt Ben Chancey & His Hi Energy Goliath Grouper Catch (the fun starts at 17:00min)

23. Boating Safety

US Coast Guard Federal Requirements and Safety Tips For Recreational Boaters 

24. Chum

How To Make A PVC Chum Tube


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