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Pick your poisson
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
Most anglers have a favorite fish. Sure, we’re happy to see something put a bend in the rod, but there’s generally something we’d really rather be catching. What’s yours? Tarpon? … Find out how to read more online.
Who said red tide?
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
In the last week or so, you may have heard something about red tide showing up in our area. It’s true: There’s a red tide bloom lurking off the coast … Find out how to read more online.
It’s on
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Last week everything came together as predicted: Baitfish congregations appeared and big fish followed. We caught king mackerel up to 30 pounds, plus Spanish mackerel up to at least 4 … Find out how to read more online.
When duty calls …
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Trick, or treat? That is the question that runs through my mind every time my phone rings. Especially on those rare occasions when I am not at work at Peace … Find out how to read more online.
Flat-out scary
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
So, tomorrow is Halloween, promoted all around the world as the scariest day of the year. Now I’m not one who’s easily scared, but for some strange reason I’m drawn … Find out how to read more online.
The future of fishing
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
A friend of mine called me the other day to talk about fish tags. No, not for tracking — for harvesting, like the type alligator hunters are required to use. … Find out how to read more online.
Sunset at the Gulf View Grill
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
It was in the fishing report, so it had to be true: Flounder on the beach on Manasota Key! There’s not much better than fresh flounder, so we headed up … Find out how to read more online.
Water, water everywhere …
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
… nor any drop to drink! This line was penned by Samuel Taylor Coleridge in “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,“ an extensive ode of peril and nautical adventure. It … Find out how to read more online.
One down, eight to go
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
Last week’s wildlife rescue class taught by some of Peace River Wildlife Center’s rescue volunteers was a rousing success — and not a moment too soon. Life has indeed been … Find out how to read more online.
Thinking pink
Thu  Oct 16 2014 08:00AM
WaterLine has gone pink this week to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. With an increasing number of women participating in all types of outdoor recreation, I think it’s very appropriate … Find out how to read more online.
The way forward?
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Publisher’s note: I’m giving up my space this week in order to run this news (not opinion) piece about last week’s Gulf Council meeting. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Reef … Find out how to read more online.
letters to the editor
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
JOSH: Drive into Bridgepoint Condos to the circle at the end by the canal and look in the water. It looks like there’s some kind of soapy bubbles in the … Find out how to read more online.
Rediscover the Woolverton Trails
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
The coastal waterways of Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve are filled with wildlife and support more than 100 species of native and migratory birds. Dolphins, manatees and hundreds of fish species … Find out how to read more online.
Still looking for the right rod
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
Three months ago I broke a rod in a fishing tournament. I still have not found a suitable replacement to put my reel on. While the reel is sitting collecting … Find out how to read more online.
‘Where’s the 41 bridge?’
Thu  Oct 30 2014 08:30AM
This tale will interest those who are familiar with navigating on Charlotte Harbor. One afternoon last week, I was in the entrance channel to Pirate Harbor when I was approached … Find out how to read more online.
Quail rehab
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
Last time we talked a little bit about quail hunting in our area. Let’s start off with some opportunities in our area to hunt quail even if you don’t have … Find out how to read more online.
Costa Rica or Florida?
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
Ryan and I thought we would check out the real estate market in Costa Rica. Actually, that’s not the whole truth — my daughter is living there, and it was … Find out how to read more online.
Outfished. Again.
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
When you fish in team tournaments, you’re always thrilled when your back-boater is catching bass. In my case, it’s a double-edged sword. My partner in the team tournaments is my … Find out how to read more online.
Smells like birds to me
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
Don and I were awakened by the alarm clock. I knew the snooze was on so I was a bit lazy and did not jump out of bed. When the … Find out how to read more online.
letters to the editor
Thu  Oct 23 2014 08:00AM
JOSH: I live in Venice January through April and take the party boat out of Englewood. Are there any daily party boats out of Venice? Seems like there would be … Find out how to read more online.


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