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Reader Photos
Thu  Aug 25 2016 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.
Best friends on the water
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
Before hitting the high seas with your pet, it’s important to plan ahead and always keep the best interests of your four-legged friend in mind. Boating with your pet can … Find out how to read more online.
Who’s in whose way?
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
Scattered around Charlotte Harbor are a number of community fishing spots where boaters will often stake out a spot and target fish hiding in shoreline cover. Some of the best-known … Find out how to read more online.
Capt. Mike’s fishing year
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
Holy smokes, is it hot out there. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for a change in the weather. The two worst times of year to fish have … Find out how to read more online.
Raccoon loses fashion accessory
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
No one is more fond of the steampunk trend than I am, but raccoons are definitely big fans as well. Last year we had a raccoon with a Pepsi can … Find out how to read more online.
Still fishin’ for a livin’
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
How about some optimistic news? Here are some bright lights for the future of our commercial fisheries. I found an article in the September issue of National Fisherman magazine about … Find out how to read more online.
Reader Photos
Thu  Aug 18 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.
Hunting lunker snook
Thu  Aug 18 2016 08:30AM
When it comes to nearshore fishing here in sunny Southwest Florida, the limits are endless. This is part of the reason being an angler here is so exciting — it … Find out how to read more online.
Get ready for red … August?
Thu  Aug 18 2016 08:30AM
Redfish have suddenly popped up all around Charlotte Harbor. From the mouths of the rivers to Pine Island Sound, anglers are suddenly catching them. After months of fishermen complaining about … Find out how to read more online.
A tragedy: How and why
Thu  Aug 18 2016 08:30AM
As a licensed and certified firearms instructor and supporter of all law enforcement, this is a hard column to write. By the time this column reaches print, the subject will … Find out how to read more online.
letters to the editor
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
JOSH: Thanks for publishing my letter. I’ve been reading WaterLine since it started so I was very disappointed in your column. Unfortunately, there’s pressure to remove manatee zones as boaters … Find out how to read more online.
My life of crime
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
I must look suspicious. Maybe it’s the scraggly beard. Maybe it’s my sloppy mode of dress, or my constantly darting eyes. Whatever the reason, I have now been “pulled over” … Find out how to read more online.
Success on the line
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
Selecting the right fishing line is generally something that’s done without much thought. You see a spool of line on sale at the local sporting goods store or tackle shop … Find out how to read more online.
Proposed cut-through divides neighbors
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
City Council chambers were completely full at the Planning Commission meeting Monday in Punta Gorda, with many more community members listening on the speakers outside. The topic: the Vivante Lake … Find out how to read more online.
Superstitions of the sea
Thu  Aug 25 2016 01:02AM
Daughter Elissa and I were cleaning leftover supplies out of a boat which had just completed a lengthy voyage, a trip which included a crossing of Florida via the Okeechobee … Find out how to read more online.
When are they gonna bite?
Thu  Aug 18 2016 08:30AM
Fishing is not an exact science. If you need precision, there are other pursuits. In mathematics, for example, there are rules and constants. It’s a known fact that two plus … Find out how to read more online.
When the lake changes
Thu  Aug 18 2016 08:30AM
In my last column, I talked about how a lake can change due to the water level rising. After this past weekend, I can see how a lake can change … Find out how to read more online.
Water, water everywhere …
Thu  Aug 18 2016 08:30AM
… 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.
Negron land-buying plan draws conflict
Thu  Aug 18 2016 08:30AM
Two Panhandle lawmakers and a county commissioner objected Aug. 11 to a $2.4 billion proposal by incoming Senate President Joe Negron to buy 60,000 acres of farmland south of Lake … Find out how to read more online.
Requiem for an owl
Thu  Aug 18 2016 08:30AM
Peace River Wildlife Center lost one of our favorite residents this past week. An adult female eastern screech owl, imaginatively named Screech, passed away. She had been in declining health … Find out how to read more online.


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