Debbie Hanson
Capt. Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. She is the owner of and is also a weekly contract blogger for

7 Reasons to Plan a Shell Creek Fishing Trip

There are days when you're on a fishing mission, and there are days when you want to slow down your angling pace in a beautiful place. One of the best spots in Punta Gorda/Englewood Beach to do the latter is Shell Creek. Drive 15 minutes east of downtown Punta Gorda in search of species like…

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5 Summer Bass Fishing Tips for Webb Lake

Take a short drive 5-mile drive from Punta Gorda to enjoy the experience of simple summer days spent fishing for largemouth bass. Webb Lake, located within the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, is the ideal place to decompress while pursuing America's favorite freshwater game…

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