Captain Nate Maynard may just as well have been born on a boat. Growing up in South Florida, he spent much of his youth studying the waters off Pine Island Sound, Charlotte Harbor, and Matlacha and San Carlos Passes, learning the patterns of the prized catches lurking beneath. As he got older, Maynard tested his expertise by entering the tournament scene, refining his approach for fishing the area’s expansive shallow flats, bays, and outer-island passes.
With Lip’em N Grip’em Fishing Charters, Maynard imparts his knowledge to all levels of anglers during guided outings. Supplying all equipment and preferring live bait such as pinfish and shrimp—but willing to use artificial lures based on the availability of live bait and clients’ preferences—the captain leads parties on fishing excursions for hauls of South Florida’s many species, including redfish, snook, and trout. For fisherman seeking bigger trophies, Maynard motors his 22-foot, 225 horse-power Sterling boat toward waters home to tarpon, shark, and flounder shaped like Academy Awards.
Captain Maynard operates by a “no fish, no pay” policy to demonstrate his integrity toward clients. In addition to guiding, he also takes guests on sunset cruises and wildlife excursions such as dolphin and manatee tours.:m]]
You won't be disappointed at Diamond Billiards in Cape Coral, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu.
The menu at Diamond Billiards does not include any low-fat options, so come ready to indulge.
Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from Diamond Billiards' full bar.
Making it through another workweek call for a drink at Diamond Billiards.
Score quick and easy seating for your large group at Diamond Billiards.
Weeknights are often swamped, so plan ahead and make a reservation to avoid the restaurant's rush.
Wear what you like when you dine at Diamond Billiards — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
Bring the Diamond Billiards' great food to your place.
Whether you are looking for street or lot parking, Diamond Billiards is close to both.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Diamond Billiards for a great bite.
Diamond Billiards has three square meals a day on the menu, so swing by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Florida Paddlesports' fleet of watercraft includes everything from tandem and fishing kayaks to yoga and touring paddleboards. When not selling or renting these aquatic vessels, the staff members use them to lead group tours of Florida waterways around destinations such as Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Pine Island, and Bokeelia. Along these trips, they lead paddlers past mangrove tunnels or glistening white beaches and point out dolphins giving manatees skincare tips. The crew also bestows paddling prowess upon groups during kayaking and standup paddleboarding lessons, and takes groups out on both vessels for fishing excursions.
Since the shop has at least one rental available of every kayak and paddleboard it sells, staff members recommend customers try out a Native Mariner kayak or Tahoe standup paddleboard before committing to one. Additionally, they deliver rentals to customers' launching spots and their retail shop brims with paddling wear and accessories from the likes of RailRiders clothing, SealLine, and Malone.
Beyond the breakers that crash onto Florida's sandy coastlines, there's an entire watery world to discover. And Don Moorhead, the USCG?certified guide and captain behind Keystone Fishing Charters, is just the man to lead the way. Moorhead has been casting lines into inland and offshore waters since childhood, and over the years, he has developed a deep knowledge of the best fishing spots along the West Coast. Today, he shares that knowledge during chartered fishing trips aboard a 23? Shearwater bay boat equipped with features such as a GPS-controlled trolling motor and advanced Ahab-tracking system. Groups angle for speckled trout, tarpon, and other native fish using custom-made rods and other equipment. But reeling in a catch isn't the only reason to schedule an expedition?groups can also embark on sightseeing trips to encounter manatee, dolphins, and other marine life.
When they moved from Michigan to Florida, the owners of Jim's Coney Island left behind the cold weather, but didn't forget a recipe for the Great Lake State's much-loved Coney Island hot dog. At their Cape Coral eatery, they recreate the tasty dog seven days a week using Michigan-made hot dogs—which are specially seasoned and made with their natural skin casing—piled high with mounds of chili, mustard, and onions. Chefs also pay tribute to other cities' signature dishes, such as a philly cheesesteak and a classic new york reuben, while also preparing gooey calzones, hot wings slathered in four types of sauces, and hand-tossed pizzas made with butter, butter cheese, garlic butter, or garlic-salt flavored crusts. The menu's all-day breakfast invites diners to enjoy fluffy three-egg omelets and sweet french toast platters at any hour of the day.
Visit Hooters for some true American comfort food.
There are no low-fat options here, though, so save a few extra calories for your next visit.
Take a peek at the drink menu here, and make sure to sample something off the list.
The happy hour at Hooters offers deals you won't want to miss.
Warm weather brings out Hooters' highly coveted patio seating.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Hooters' complimentary wifi.
Gather up your friends, coworkers or family members and head to Hooters for a group meal.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
You can also grab your grub to go.
Your bill at Hooters will typically run less than $30 per person, so bring the whole gang!