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Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast Nov. 15, 2012

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012 12:04 am

BRADENTON -- There are tons of fishing related events on the horizon, including the Terra Ceia Mullet festival which features the controversial "mullet toss." That will take place this Saturday, Nov. 10. The Fort Myers Boat Show is also this weekend; admission is $9. Also this weekend is the Taste of the Islands Festival in Sanibel. Then next weekend take the kids on a road trip to Charlotte Harbor for  the free Mom and Tot aquatic adventures, or the sandsculpting festival in Fort Myers. Fishing for false albacore, Spanish mackerel, tripletail and more in the coastal gulf should resume when conditions stabilize. Shallow water fishing for reds, trout and snook should also continue to improve as it gets cooler.


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Mom and Tot Adventure Programs Nov 16 and Dec 14

  • Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center will offer Mom and Tot Adventure Programs, providing free nature activities for moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers and children. 
  • Programs are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. November 16 and December 14 at Alligator Creek Preserve (10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda.)
  • These programs are provided by a grant from the Mosaic Company Foundation. No registration is necessary. For more information call 941-575-5435


Sandsculpting Championship Nov 16

  • Watch artists build incredible creations using nothing but sand, water and ingenuity Nov. 16 at the Fort Myers Beach Holiday Inn (6890 Estero Blvd, Fort Myers Beach). Last years’ event featured 16 sculptors from three continents, and this year’s Championship promises to be even more exciting. This will be the largest sand sculpting competition in the state. Tickets are $5 per person. For more information for on how to participate, visit


Swamp Heritage Festival Dec 1

  • The Swamp Heritage Festival scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Center (33000 E. Tamiami Trail Ochopee) shines a spotlight on the inhabitants of south Florida, whose rugged strength and pioneering spirit contributed to the shaping of today’s unique and diverse culture. Through living history demonstrations, informative presentations and exhibits, everyone can learn what daily life what like in such a remote, and at times, inhospitable place. These unique chapters in American history add to the wide and colorful tableau that comprises our shared past and present. Free admission; call 239-695-4758 for more information.

Weekend Forecast

A stationary front across north-central Florida will weaken through the end of the week as high pressure over the lower Great Lakes sprawls to the Gulf of Mexico. The front is expected to shift south of the area during the weekend.



Southeast winds around 5 knots then becoming west around 10 knots in the afternoon. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Patchy fog in the morning. Isolated showers in the afternoon. Thursday night will bring north winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.

2012/11/15Thu08:15 AM-0.55L

2012/11/15Thu03:08 PM1.48H

2012/11/15Thu06:30 PM1.31L



Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Isolated showers.

2012/11/16Fri12:28 AM2.76H

2012/11/16Fri09:08 AM-0.47L

2012/11/16Fri04:13 PM1.41H

2012/11/16Fri07:07 PM1.31L



North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Saturday night will bring northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.

2012/11/17Sat01:17 AM2.64H

2012/11/17Sat10:03 AM-0.33L

2012/11/17Sat05:17 PM1.39H

2012/11/17Sat08:03 PM1.31L



North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Sunday night will brine northeast winds around 15 knots. Bay and inland waters a moderate chop.

2012/11/18Sun02:12 AM2.42H

2012/11/18Sun10:59 AM-0.14L

2012/11/18Sun06:11 PM1.43H

2012/11/18Sun09:34 PM1.31L


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