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Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS! Here’s how it works: Take pictures of your outdoor adventures. Send your high-quality digital photos to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.com. DO NOT send us photos of oversized or other … Find out how to read more online.
Spring fling
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
Old Man Winter has been banished back to the northern latitudes. The sticky days of summer are months ahead of us. Let’s bask in the glory of April and May … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t feed Flipper
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
As most of you already know, I write two very different columns for WaterLine: One about fishing and one about Florida wildlife. When I picked this topic, I was undecided … Find out how to read more online.
Dissecting a pier
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
It’s already April and the year is flying by. We’re halfway through spring snook season, and I hope you guys have been out there catching some fish (despite the wind … Find out how to read more online.
Birding Lee County
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
It was just another beautiful sunny day with a light breeze in Southwest Florida. The Venice Area Birding Association had planned our yearly trek to Randall Research Center on Pine … Find out how to read more online.
Earth Day
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day, the 48th anniversary of the celebration. In 1970, the event was first observed by 20 million Americans, mostly students. Today more than a billion … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS! Here’s how it works: Take pictures of your outdoor adventures. Send your high-quality digital photos to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.com. DO NOT send us photos of oversized or other … Find out how to read more online.
Stolen boat runs aground
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
At approximately 7 a.m. on March 29, a resident from the 2000 block of Pine Street in Englewood called the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office to report that his 23 Big … Find out how to read more online.
Ouch!
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
No matter how careful you are, injuries are an inevitable part of boating and fishing. Thankfully, most of them are minor, but they can still put a damper on your … Find out how to read more online.
Florida is wild
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by wild places and the creatures found there. Plants, not so much. But over the past few months, I’ve been … Find out how to read more online.
from the publisher’s desk • capt. Josh Olive
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
It’s been a few years since I learned the value of a good pair of sunglasses, but it’s worth revisiting the subject. Last week, I managed to leave my sunglasses … Find out how to read more online.
Basic questions
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
Between boat shows from Bonita to Englewood, various fishing clubs and Fishin’ Frank’s, I do almost 100 seminars a year. You get to meet a lot of pretty cool people … Find out how to read more online.
Just wear it
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
Some kayakers think, “Why bother to wear a life jacket ? I can swim!” So they end up stowing it in the bow of the sea kayak, or using it … Find out how to read more online.
Cool new baits
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
I was looking in my bait box on the boat the other day and started to laugh. I thought back to when I started fishing and wondered how we ever … Find out how to read more online.
It’s getting good
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
Our weather has warmed up, and we even got a few days with calm seas to enjoy. It’s clean clear waters, and fishing is improved. I’m hearing good snook reports … Find out how to read more online.
Back to Plan A
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
A recent federal fishery bulletin (FB18-021) from NOAA Fisheries Service announced the new federal open season for 2018 for the recreational amberjack fishery in the Gulf of Mexico. So it’s … Find out how to read more online.
from the publisher’s desk • capt. Josh Olive
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
I was attending the Charlotte County CCA banquet March 22 when I got a message from Capt. Mike Myers’ wife telling me he was at the emergency room for extreme … Find out how to read more online.
Toe the line
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
I guess changing fishing line on a spinning reel is a necessary evil of saltwater fishing. After just a couple ventures, my reels looked like they were coated with baby … Find out how to read more online.
Why redfish?
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
I personally believe that the single best thing about living here in Southwest Florida is the fishing. Seeing as you’re reading this column, I’m pretty sure you’re in agreement with … Find out how to read more online.
Spring has sprung
Thu  Mar 22 2018 08:30AM
Did you feel it on Tuesday — that instant when spring officially commenced around lunchtime? At 12:15 p.m., to be precise. Spring begins when the vernal equinox occurs, which is … Find out how to read more online.


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