The new pro on the court at The Inn is ready to fill some big shoes

Cappabianca has been coaching for many years already. After completing his first year-and-a-half at Lander University he transferred to Rollins College, where he competed for just a semester. He then pursued his college coaching dream as their student assistant.

Pigskin Pick’em 2022

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Temporary regulation modification for snook in Charlotte Harbor effective Sept. 1

“Redfish, snook and trout are important fisheries in Southwest Florida,” said FWC Executive Director Eric Sutton. “The Commission has made significant changes to our process in setting regulations for these species, including habitat conditions. Charlotte Harbor was the epicenter of the prolonged red tide and has experienced habitat impacts. We would like to spend more time evaluating these variables.”


Help protect nesting shorebirds: A message from BIPS

You can take an active part in protecting shorebirds and their nests by obeying simple rules – picking up trash, filling in dug-out holes, keeping dogs that are predators to birds off the beach, staying outside of roped nesting areas, not chasing the birds and watching where you walk.

In memory of Jay … A little tourney, a little relaxation and remembrance

recounted. “Each boat was filled with Moms, brothers, sisters, cousins, grandchildren and close friends. The excitement was evident; this was an impromptu family tarpon tournament! What do guides and their families do when there are no charters? They go fishing!”


The tarpon are here … where are all y’all anglers?

Right now the amount of tarpon in Boca Grande Pass is prolific, according to many local captains, but when you look out on the water, you’ll often see only two or three boats. While it’s a good thing that the tarpon population gets a rest after a busy season, there are still people who make their living guiding on the water and are ready to take clients out – and the tarpon are ready to be caught and put up a fight.

Four times a winner! 

Waylon makes history with the most buckles under his belt Capt. Waylon Mills got together with the Boca Grande Fishing Guides’ Association and a few close friends and family to celebrate his fourth win of the Jay Joiner Memorial Belt Buckle, in the Caribbean Room at the Temp on Monday, June 27. This is the […]