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

Freshwater Fishing in the Midst of Sustainability

As I stood along the shoreline and sipped on my organic Chiapas dark roast, the sun started to peek over the eastern edge of Lake Babcock. The pine flatwoods off in the distance seemed to cradle the bright golden rays as they glimmered down from the sky. Nearly 250 acres of bass fishing wonderland…

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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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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 Preserve. Drive 15 minutes east of downtown Punta Gorda to Hathaway Park to try…

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