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Gift of a lifetime
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
The holiday season is upon us once again. Many of you have kids or grandkids to shop for. Doubtless they’ve been hounding you for the usual hot toys: Video games, … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t leave home without it
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
Wanna go for a boat ride? Maybe do a little fishing? Both sound fun — and they are, provided you do not encounter mechanical, weather or a myriad of other … Find out how to read more online.
Can you shoot that gun lefty?
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
Learning to shoot with your weak hand is arguably the most advanced and difficult of all pistol craft skills to teach, but it can help to save your life when … Find out how to read more online.
What’s wrong with filling the freezer
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
Before I start: I’m not against killing fish to eat. I do it all the time, and I eat as much fresh fish as anyone I know. Having said that … Find out how to read more online.
A fishing trip in paradise
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
Gary is a very good friend of mine who lives in Wisconsin. He owns a house here in Port Charlotte and spends time traveling back and forth, but technically can’t … Find out how to read more online.
Finally, some bass
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
Four days on the water is like being in heaven. I love it when my wife and I can get away from our everyday strife and spend that time together. … Find out how to read more online.
How to hook a sheepshead
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
No matter what you’ve heard, read or been told, don’t believe the old “set the hook before they bite” hype when it comes to catching sheepshead. First, it’s not true. … Find out how to read more online.
Reader Photos
Thu  Nov 13 2014 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, or send prints by snail mail to WaterLine, 23170 … Find out how to read more online.
letters to the editor
Thu  Nov 13 2014 08:30AM
Josh: Is it true that red grouper will be open all year with a limit of two? — Jim Hoffman Jim: Probably. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met … Find out how to read more online.
Starting out on the right foot
Thu  Nov 13 2014 08:30AM
So you’re new here. Welcome to our little corner of paradise. You’ve probably heard that we have pretty good fishing here. Well, it’s true. But it’s also true that getting … Find out how to read more online.
Are you ‘Fishing in the Know?’
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
Quick! When does Gulf snook season start in 2015? When does the prohibition on lionfish breeding go into effect? When is the next Kids’ Saltwater Fishing Clinic? What about a … Find out how to read more online.
On broken wings
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
This week has been a busy one at Peace River Wildlife Center. Baby season has finally slowed down to a trickle of orphan intakes. We still see the occasional baby … Find out how to read more online.
The good old days of 2013
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
One year ago today, things in the fishing world were very different. Offshore anglers had been catching gags for months, and Charlotte Harbor was chock full of Spanish mackerel all … Find out how to read more online.
A vanishing breed
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
Once upon a time, there were real snook fishermen. They were a breed apart, spending every available night on a bridge or pier in pursuit of their passion. They deprived … Find out how to read more online.
With a little help
Thu  Nov 13 2014 08:30AM
As a professional fishing guide, I must always be ready for whatever swims by my boat. It’s very hard to tell a paying client that I don’t have anything onboard … Find out how to read more online.
Birds on Pine Island
Thu  Nov 20 2014 08:30AM
The Venice Area Birding Association made their annual pilgrimage to Randall Research Center, located on Pine Island. Don Rippeon and I were the trip leaders. We left from the Home … Find out how to read more online.
Unsustainable
Thu  Nov 13 2014 08:30AM
What is a sustainable fishery? Simply put, it means the level of harvest does not threaten the fishery’s future viability. For a long time, no one ever thought about that. … Find out how to read more online.
Anglers: Regulators need you
Thu  Nov 13 2014 08:30AM
The best scientists are smart enough to know there are lots of things they don’t know. That’s why the University of Florida is seeking out Charlotte Harbor and Lee County … Find out how to read more online.
Small craft advisory
Thu  Nov 13 2014 08:30AM
This past weekend there was an NBC-2 news story about a 36-foot sailboat that had run aground near Redfish Pass in Lee County. As I read the story and watched … Find out how to read more online.
Expect the unexpected
Thu  Nov 13 2014 08:30AM
My looping fly line delivered a deer hair popping bug 20 inches outside the weed line. When the bumblebee-colored lure chugged for the second or third time, it was inhaled … Find out how to read more online.


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