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Thu  Apr 20 2017 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.
Fish haven’t changed
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
I remember as a kid looking in my dad’s tackle box at some of the fishing lures that he used to use many years ago. The old Jitterbug, the Hula … Find out how to read more online.
Domestic violence and firearms
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
Hey, shooters! Domestic violence is an uncomfortable and unpopular subject, but it needs to be addressed. Ask any cop and he’ll tell you that’s the one call they hate the … Find out how to read more online.
Dumb, dumb babies
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
It is definitely spring. Peace River Wildlife Center is being inundated by birds suffering from DBS. In all honesty, they don’t actually suffer from it as much as we do. … Find out how to read more online.
Sssneaky sssnakes
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
Everything is more active in the spring, and that includes snakes. The Orlando Sentinel reported last week on a man bitten by a rattlesnake. Here’s the story: A five-and-a-half-foot-long rattlesnake … Find out how to read more online.
Ready for tarpon?
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
In my last couple columns, I’ve talked about nothing but casting: The essentials of casting, creating a loop, casting in the wind and techniques to help deal with it. Now … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 13 2017 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.
Is it safe?
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
I get questions all the time about various aspects of fishing and the outdoors, but one I’ve been hearing a lot lately is whether our local fish are safe to … Find out how to read more online.
Analysis: Negron’s ‘new’ Lake O reservoir is same as 1999 plan
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
Everything old is new again. The site where Senate President Joe Negron has proposed building a reservoir to help stop Lake Okeechobee discharges is exactly the same site where a … Find out how to read more online.
A really long weekend
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
There is one place that I have grown to love to fish, and that’s the St. John’s River out of the town of Astor. For the past three years, I … Find out how to read more online.
It’s all about the wiggle
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
I would think that the first bait most fishermen would remember using is the wiggly old worm — I know it’s the first bait I can remember using. When I … Find out how to read more online.
Working within the system
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
Everyone like to complain about National Marine Fisheries Service restrictions, but finally we can enjoy some good news with a couple species. Last week, thanks to the recovery of king … Find out how to read more online.
Something a little different
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
Over the next two months, much of the fishing effort in Southwest Florida is going to be in pursuit of two targets: Tarpon and sharks. There are good reasons for … Find out how to read more online.
Gulf Council update
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Birmingham, Alabama April 3-6 to discuss a number of fishery issues. The following is a partial summary of the Council’s actions: … Find out how to read more online.
Birding Cedar Point Park
Thu  Apr 20 2017 08:30AM
Sometimes, the hardest part of a bird-watching trip can be figuring out where to go. After considering several possible locations, our Venice Area Birding Association trip leader, Kate Borduas, came … Find out how to read more online.
Rod shopping
Thu  Apr 6 2017 08:30AM
When it comes to fishing rods, I always try to find the best buy I can. I spend some time looking around at high-end models, but I always wind up … Find out how to read more online.
Hooked on the tube
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
As a professional couch potato, I still maintain a fading hope that network TV executives will someday regain their sanity. Primetime has degenerated into such fetid garbage that no intelligent … Find out how to read more online.
Hook sizes made simple
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
There are many things that come into play when catching a fish. The most important thing is your knot. It doesn’t matter how much you do right if your knot … Find out how to read more online.
What is rifling?
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
Have you ever noticed the spirals along the interior bore of a rifle or handgun? The bore of a barrel has helical grooves all the way down, similar to the … Find out how to read more online.
Little owl makes big trouble
Thu  Apr 13 2017 08:30AM
Peace River Wildlife Center admitted a branching barred owl this week. The little guy had fallen out of his nest in a tree cavity at a local park. Observers were … Find out how to read more online.


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