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    Early September in Michigan

    DELETED SPAMSEPTEMBER 9, 2009

    Kate and I FINALLY made the time to go fishing yesterday. Seems like between us we?ve had relatively minor health issues for several weeks. First, I had a...
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    Michigan fishing...

    ...has been very good. Don't know what else I'm allowed to say, since I was "banned" from the BB for posting my last "chatty" fishing report.

    Still don't know why, since it wasn't any different...
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    It's Tarpon Time in southwest Florida

    MAY 10, 2009

    It?s Tarpon Time in Southwest Florida! Yes, the big silver beasts are back for their annual spawning migration, and seem to have begun littering the nearshore beaches off Casey Key,...
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    Venice Area Report

    We've been getting the southerly "dregs" of the nasty weather everyone Up North has been suffering through, but the fishing has been pretty darn good despite it all.

    Go to my web site...
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    go to my web site...

    www.tightloopsflyfishing.com

    Then go to the New Patterns dropdown, and the Photo Gallery dropdown. Coypy those and you'll have the right flies.

    Tight Loops,
    Capt. Tony
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    Venice Holiday House rooms and rates

    For several years the Holiday House (formerly Holiday Inn) has given my anglers special rates. A very nice double will run $100 (obviously $50 Each if you share). It has a pool, is surrounded by...
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    Is everybody onboard????

    If the group likes those dates, you could meet at my house Wednesday about 6pm for a BBQ and "orientation" session. 387 Gulf Breeze Blvd., Venice. It's in the Venice East subdivision, just south of...
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    SO!!! Who? When? Where?

    We KNOW the WHY.

    Now we need to piece the puzzle of schedules together so the Pirates can figure out the best way to send the Wannabes to "sleep with the fishes"??? Or is that CATCH the fishes???...
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    BBQ or "hook-up" site

    Once y'all have settled on the dates, I know that Dave, Kevin, and I will be glad to help co-ordinate the "meeting spots," fishing places," BBQ, etc.

    Late March also opens up possibilities for...
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    motels/campgrounds around Venice

    Go to www.flausa.com and click on this area. The prompts will give you all the "navigational" direction you need.

    Or, e-me at tightloops@peoplepc.com for Venice area info. It's been waaay too cold...
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    Florida Fish-In

    I still have a deal worked out with the Holiday House in Venice (941-485-5411) that will give you a $160 doujble for $100. Mention to the desk people that you get the Tight Loops Fly Fishing...
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    BRRRRRRRR!!!! It's only 76o outside...

    ...but at least the sun's shining and there's not a cloud in the sky!

    Hey, Ladyfish, I understand your pain. The Redhead keeps a close eye on our digs in northern Michigan, and the predicted highs...
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    Lots of variety in Lemon Bay

    I'm updating the fishing report on my web site (www.tightloopsflyfishing.com) in a few minutes, but since I was on this BB thought I'd let you know that EVERYTHING is on the bite in Lemon Bay...
  14. Spanish mackerel and bonito off Venice Beach

    The air temps are back into the mid-70s so the water temps should start climbing after the cold front that moved through the Venice/Sarasota area last week.

    It's still windy, but on Friday's...
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    Southwest Florida's getting HOT!

    MARCH 18, 2008

    FLORIDA

    Brothers, sisters, in-laws, outlaws, even babes-in-arms trooped down to the boat ramp at Higel Park on the Island of Venice Saturday morning.

    All to watch ?Dad? (Dave...
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    A lot of my clients stay at the Venice Holiday...

    A lot of my clients stay at the Venice Holiday Inn (941-485-5411) so they get a huge discount. Tell them you get the Tight Loops Fly Fishing discount.

    Depending upon when you'd be here, it will...
  17. Lemon Bay is full of Pompano, Snook, and Redfish

    FEBRUARY 26, 2008

    FLORIDA

    YIPPEEEEEE! Sam Povinelli finally got his ?food? Sunday morning, thank goodness!

    Those of you who are long-time readers of these fishing reports know that Sam and...
  18. The Good, Bad, & Ugly of southwest Florida fishing

    FEBRUARY 5, 2008

    FLORIDA

    When I was a fledgling journalist in my first year of college, I lead off a story by writing: ?Sometimes you get the bear. Sometimes the bear gets you. And sometimes?it...
  19. It's 70 degrees in Venice and the fishing is Great!

    JANUARY 25, 2008

    FLORIDA

    One of my regular clients, Bob Mathieu, had the audacity to go fishing on his own boat yesterday while I was guiding Bill and Mike Delaney on a quail hunt.

    Then Bob...
  20. Fish-in Motel Reservations

    I forgot to mention that if you want to book a room at the Venice Holiday Inn, call them directly at 941-485-5411 and let them know you get the Tight Loops Fly Fishing discount. It's at least 1/3...
  21. If the Pirates are planning to hang out in the...

    If the Pirates are planning to hang out in the Venice area, Kevin & I will do whatever we can to make it a pleasant experience.

    As I mentioned, our big back yard is available for BBQ (that South...
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    Fishing Fun in Southwest Florida

    JANUARY 13, 2008

    The first real cold front of the winter hit southwest Florida the first week of the new year, plunging nighttime temperatures to the mid-30s in Venice, and even into the 20s...
  23. Thanks for those very kind words "Geezer." I try...

    Thanks for those very kind words "Geezer." I try to be as helpful to folks as I'd like them to be for me ("do unto others...") when asking about unfamiliar patterns and places.

    Are you coming to...
  24. Fishing Report and Other Happy New Year News

    DECEMBER 30, 2007

    THE YEAR IN REVIEW
    (Up-to date Fishing Report to follow)

    The BIG news is that Kate?s cancer is gone!

    Her MRI and Mammogram two weeks ago showed that she?s free as a bird...
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    Lemon Bay Fishing Has Been Excellent!

    DECEMBER 15, 2007

    FLORIDA

    Sometimes, being a ?celebrity? has its drawbacks. Take last Tuesday, for example.

    Last March, Mike Drossner had read the article I wrote about night snook fishing...
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