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Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
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.
The anytime bait
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
I’ve been working at Fishin’ Frank’s for many years. I couldn’t even begin to guess how many tens of thousands of shrimp I’ve netted out of our bait tanks in … Find out how to read more online.
Buying local fish? Maybe not
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Caterers in Washington tweeted a photo of maroon sashimi appetizers served to 700 guests attending the governor’s inaugural ball last year. They were told the tuna … Find out how to read more online.
One toothy baby
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself. And spiders.” That’s a direct quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt from his first inaugural address to the nation in 1933. … Find out how to read more online.
Oil industry stalks Florida coastline
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
TALLAHASSEE — Proponents of drilling for oil and natural gas haven’t given up on tapping areas closer to Florida’s shoreline despite repeated assurances those waters will be exempt from a … Find out how to read more online.
Hot? Fish anyway
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
It’s hot and there’s scattered red tide around, but I still want to fish — and I’ll bet you do too. This is the longest day of the year and … Find out how to read more online.
Fish for the table
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
One of the most common complaints we hear in the shop is people who are trying to catch fish for the table and failing. Snook season is over, redfish are … Find out how to read more online.
Slow in body, slow in mind
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
Over the past month, I’ve pulled five big turtles off Charlotte County roads and seen a couple dozen more that got no assistance and didn’t make their crossings. You might … Find out how to read more online.
We all need clean water
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
If you’ve been watching the news or keeping up with the Charlotte and Lee county angling communities on social media, you know we have a problem. Due to the massive … Find out how to read more online.
Tarpon: What’s the big deal?
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
What’s with the tarpon hype? Either you have the fever, or you don’t. Like any addiction, the only way to start the habit is to try it. Maybe you’re a … Find out how to read more online.
Let them down easy
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
“Don’t worry — I know just what I’m doing,” he said. Then he took the venting tool and stabbed it directly into the little red grouper’s heart. Well, that one’s … Find out how to read more online.
Made in the shade
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
On a hot summer day, we all want the same thing — a cool retreat, someplace we can hide from the blazing sun. And the fish are just like us. … Find out how to read more online.
Paddling to Mound Key
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
In the mood to explore, a friend and I recently decided to paddle to Mound Key State Archaeological Park. I had not tried to paddle there, nor had I paddled … Find out how to read more online.
Early bites take the prize
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
After on our last tournament, I thought I would pass some information on to all of you that may help you with your fishing over the summer months. We experienced … Find out how to read more online.
Judge: State defied conservation law
Thu  Jun 21 2018 01:02AM
TALLAHASSEE — Striking a blow to the Legislature, a Tallahassee judge said state lawmakers failed to comply with a voter-approved constitutional amendment to buy and preserve environmentally sensitive lands. Ruling … Find out how to read more online.
Brown ain’t bad
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
Here it comes. Fresh water from Lake Okeechobee is now being channeled into the Caloosahatchee River. Water releases from the big lake began two weeks ago when the Army Corps … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jun 14 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.
whole red snapper
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
The day I started writing this column I found out about Chef Anthony Bourdain passing away. I had to stop writing and find something else to do. I wanted to … Find out how to read more online.
Good friends
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
In the fishing community, there are a lot of people who I consider friends. A few really stand out for various reasons, but one in particular is always there every … Find out how to read more online.
What’s red & snappy?
Thu  Jun 7 2018 08:30AM
Most Southwest Florida anglers spend very little time fishing water more than 100 feet deep. Even fishermen who spend a lot of time on the open Gulf tend to stay … Find out how to read more online.


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