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Reader Photos
Thu  Feb 4 2016 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.
Ready for stardom
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
Famous fishermen eventually write books, produce videos, make speaking appearances, and become poster children for boats and fishing gear. I think I am just about ready to make the giant … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t trash our waters
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
What concerns you most about protecting our natural resources? Is it pollution? Agriculture? Chemical runoff? Mining operations? The influx of tourists? Maybe it’s all of these, or maybe something completely … Find out how to read more online.
Facing trouble head-on
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
We all share some of the responsibility for the messy problems we face in fishery management. Bottom line: We the people are the problem, and our numbers will only continue … Find out how to read more online.
Staying focused
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
There are many factors that go into whether or not you will catch fish on any given day. A lot of them are out of your control. But there’s a … Find out how to read more online.
Surviving tourist season
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
We love our winter visitors. It’s not new news that the economy in Southwest Florida is largely driven by seasonal arrivals as this has been true for more than half … Find out how to read more online.
Reader Photos
Thu  Jan 28 2016 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.
Pier fishing basics
Thu  Jan 28 2016 08:30AM
OK, so here we are nearing the end of the first month of 2016 and I have broken all of my New Year resolutions except for one. Believe me, it’s … Find out how to read more online.
Where did our big fish go?
Thu  Jan 28 2016 08:30AM
I’ve always been the type of anglers who shoots for maximum entertainment value. That means I don’t go out with the stated goal of catching the biggest fish possible. Trophy … Find out how to read more online.
Is that a mud crab or a stone crab?
Thu  Jan 28 2016 08:30AM
Anglers in Southwest Florida are fortunate they have several options to chose from when fishing with live bait; particularly crabs. Besides using blue and fiddler crabs to catch popular species … Find out how to read more online.
Get serious about silly jigs
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
Silly jigs have a bunch of different names: Crazy jigs, goofy jigs, banana jigs. No matter what you call them, these lures are fantastic for catching pompano and flounder and … Find out how to read more online.
Sheep or sheeps?
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
Hang out on the pier for more than a few minutes this time of year and you’ll probably see someone catch a disc-shaped silver-white fish with black stripes and strangely … Find out how to read more online.
On the hunt for trout
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
As expected, trout are the hot ticket this time of year. Normally you would find them on the grass flats, especially on the east side of Charlotte Harbor. But trout … Find out how to read more online.
Caloosahatchee fills with polluted Okeechobee water
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
A state environmental agency gave a presentation in Fort Myers last week on cleaning up the Caloosahatchee River. At the same time, another state agency pumped polluted farm water into … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t be a googan
Thu  Jan 28 2016 08:30AM
If you listen to Radio WaterLine on Saturday mornings (6 to 8 a.m. on KIX Country 92.9), you may have heard an ad for a product called Googan Gone. While … Find out how to read more online.
Fishing club donates to Civil Air Patrol
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
At the January meeting of the Gulf Cove Fishing Club, the members voted to donate $250 to the Charlotte County Civil Air Patrol for their service to the boating community. … Find out how to read more online.
NOAA wants red snapper comments
Thu  Jan 28 2016 08:30AM
NOAA Fisheries is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would set 2016 and 2017 Gulf of Mexico red snapper quotas and recreational annual catch targets. These changes would … Find out how to read more online.
Other fish in the sea
Thu  Jan 28 2016 08:30AM
It’s crazy to contemplate how busy our area is, and this recent winter storm will just bring us many more visitors escaping the brutally cold north. When you start getting … Find out how to read more online.
The man on the pier
Thu  Jan 21 2016 08:30AM
Once upon a time, there was a writer for this magazine named Matt Stevens. Matt, who wrote about land-based fishing, was what we call a “pier rat.” That might sound … Find out how to read more online.
Have gun, will travel
Thu  Jan 28 2016 08:30AM
The rules and laws concerning firearms and air travel are kind of a pain. They always have been. The actual laws are quite confusing and can be easily misinterpreted by … Find out how to read more online.


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