Gunkholing is an earthy term for meandering cruises in the back waters and off the main channels. For us that have the fortune of living in SW Florida, gunkholing offers a relaxed way to explore the out of the way places along our barrier islands.
We are blessed with Gasparilla…Cayo Costa…Upper Captiva…Captiva…Sanibel…Estero islands as our chain of barrier islands that dot the coastline of Lee County. Each offers a unique attraction for gunkholers who set out to see new and secluded areas of our paradise. The spots that I will be talking about are for shallow water boats as well as large deep draft trawlers. …continue →
Quiet….don’t say a word! Don’t let this secret out of the bag. Here are some of the very best places to throw a line in the water! NOTE: These are not ranked by favorite to least liked…..rather all are good spots to throw out a light tackle line.
Tarpon Bay-Sanibel Island.
This protected mangrove lined cove on the north side of the island has long been a favorite among casting fishermen. Its protected from the wind, easy to access, and the fishing is good all year round. The true test of a light tackle fisherman here is staying out of the mangroves! If you overcast and get snagged on a mangrove, only a skilled fisherman will be able to retrieve his lure. The water depth is about 3-4 feet, and the red fish like to hide just under the cover of mangroves. Flats boats are ideal for these waters. …continue →
Does the old fashion word “Picnic” bring back any memories to you? It should, its one of the best ways to enjoy company, talk about new things with your friends/spouse, de-stress, and just simply relax. …continue →
If you want to get away from the $6 toll to get to Sanibel…the slow bumper to bumper drive on fort Myers beach…the crowds at the local main attractions and their costs, take a look at some of these inexpensive and fun things to do on the cheap!
SIX MILE CYPRESS SLOUGH PRESERVE.
Located at 7751 Penzance Blvd. Fort Myers. This fun adventure is a mile long self guided or take the tour over the slough. The elevated boardwalk is shaded in most spots with information viewing stations every so often. Wildlife abounds, so you might see wild hogs, turtles in the ponds, even alligators. It offers a very relaxing and enjoyable 1 plus mile adventure. Parking is $1. …continue →
While most Realtors have a pretty good handle on who is their buyer pool for their local market, we sometimes forget just who outside our country is actually purchasing homes here in South Florida. I did the research on foreign buyers and was a little surprised about the the results. Here are the statistic’s for South Florida: …continue →