1. Caught on a Gambler Fat Ace Stick Bait in Xmas on Sunday evening.

    1. Matt Newman
      Debbie, did you and your grandfather ever fish Peavy Pond? Trying to dig up info and having a rough run at it. Would love it if you would share some experiences ...more if you have any. - Matt
    2. Jon Giacalone
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  2. Red grouper caught off Naples during the Freedom Waters Foundation 2nd annual Heels & Reels Girls Fishing Tournament yesterday.

    1. Fishidy Guide
      Looks like the kids had a lot of fun and are now hooked on fishing!
  3. Caught near Naples Bay! Just goes to show how much teenage girls really do love those fish!

  4. During the Freedom Waters Foundation Heels & Reels Girls Fishing Tournament yesterday between 9 AM and noon, 28 teen girls caught and released a variety of fish ...more in the Naples Bay area and a nearby offshore reef. Species caught included cobia, snook, grouper, mangrove snapper, spotted sea trout, sheepshead and blue runners!

  5. 27 inch, 8 lb redfish caught off Sanibel at sunset on a gold Johnson spoon! Slow start to the day, but good things come to those who wait!

    1. Rich Pardy
      Nice redfish!
    2. Jeff Drake
      Nice Red
    3. Pete szulc
      Way to go Debbie
    4. Debbie Hanson
      Thanks Jon!
    5. Jon Giacalone
      Great catch!
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  6. The striper bite was on in Tennessee this past weekend. Caught several 20+ lb fish from a raft on the Hiwassee River near Benton. Shout out to Todd Whitener of Sunburst ...more Adventures and Captain Greg Stamper for suggesting the trip and putting us on the fish!

    1. Rich Pardy
    2. Jon Giacalone
      Haha, they look heavy!
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  7. Spotted Bass

    1. Jon Giacalone
      Wow, that makes the catch even better!
    2. Debbie Hanson
      Thanks Jon! We were actually reeling in a rainbow trout when this spot came up and hit the trout!
    3. Jon Giacalone
      Beautiful fish! What'd you catch it on?
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  8. Beautiful little snook caught while fishing topwater using a Rapala Skitter Walk in Pine Island Sound this past Sunday.

  9. This grumpy old bluegill hit my gold spinnerbait on Lake Okeechobee last month. Ever hook one like this while initially targeting bass?


Grew up fishing for walleye and muskie with my grandfather in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Now live in Southwest Florida and thoroughly enjoy ...more the competitive nature of tournament fishing. When not writing about fishing and outdoor-related topics as a freelancer or blogging about my fishing adventures at SheFishes2.com, you can bet that I'm out on the water!

Fishing Favorites

  • Species tarpon, snook, permit, sailfish, bass, peacock bass
  • Waterway Pine Island Sound
  • Lure Bass - Gambler Aces in Xmas