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The really shallow stuff
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Here in Southwest Florida, we spend a lot of our time on the water fishing in shallow areas. But there’s shallow, and there’s really shallow. For our purposes today, we’re … Find out how to read more online.
Not opening soon
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Bad news for the land-based fishing crowd: Two of Charlotte County’s most popular piers are closed, one because of hurricane damage and one due to a fire. Now for the … Find out how to read more online.
Eyes on the line
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Fishing has been great during our change to spring. Snook are slowly making their way toward the beaches via the rivers, creeks and backcountry. Trout are everywhere over grass in … Find out how to read more online.
Ready for the dry?
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Southwest Florida’s weather is known for two things: Sunshine and thunderstorms. Seems a little contradictory, but it’s what we’ve got. Sometimes, those two things are separated by only a few … Find out how to read more online.
B.B.’s pearls
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
The recent passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush has had me remembering things. I had a heavy heart the day of her funeral. When she spoke, she always put … Find out how to read more online.
The current state
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
It’s interesting how different fishing is one day to the next this year. I’m catching fish most trips. It’s a lot more work than I’m used to, but still entertaining … Find out how to read more online.
Tarpon basics
Thu  Apr 26 2018 08:30AM
Summer is here and everyone knows what that means — it’s tarpon time. With tarpon making their big migration to Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass, it’s time to bring … Find out how to read more online.
Why?
Thu  Apr 26 2018 08:30AM
I’m assuming the person whose handiwork is pictured at right thought they were doing the world a big favor by cutting the tail of this stingray. The fish was spotted … Find out how to read more online.
The birds of Kiwanis Park
Thu  Apr 26 2018 08:30AM
The weather was overcast and it was sprinkling on the windshield. Gray clouds hovered over as we drove to meet the Venice Area Birding Association group at Kiwanis Park in … Find out how to read more online.
Sharks, size small
Thu  Apr 26 2018 08:30AM
You remember the movie Jaws, right? In the film, Quint uses a massive 16/0 Penn Senator reel and a broomstick-like rod to battle a huge great white shark. A lot … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  May 3 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.
Tortoises aren’t chew toys
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof! This is more than just a fun little song released in the summer of 2000 by the Baha Men. (See, I … Find out how to read more online.
Fishing the outer edge
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
If you fish on any of the lakes that are part of a river system, you probably already know that right now that the water levels are receding. Water once … Find out how to read more online.
What to target?
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Spring is here, folks, and the fishing is heating up just as fast as the wind and the water. As always during this time of year, the big schools of … Find out how to read more online.
Tarpon basics
Thu  Apr 26 2018 08:30AM
Summer is here and everyone knows what that means — it’s tarpon time. With tarpon making their big migration to Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass, it’s time to bring … Find out how to read more online.
King me
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
The kings are here. Well, some kings are here anyway. Our experience with this spring’s king mackerel run has been a bit odd, with fish sporadically appearing, then disappearing, then … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 26 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.
Keep shore-nesting birds safe
Thu  Apr 26 2018 08:30AM
It’s nesting season for Florida’s waterbirds, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Audubon Florida are reminding beachgoers and boaters to give these birds and their young space … Find out how to read more online.
PFDs on SUPs
Thu  Apr 26 2018 08:30AM
The other day I was sitting outdoors at a restaurant, watching the wildlife in the bay. As I was getting ready to head out, I just happened to see a … Find out how to read more online.
Back to basics
Thu  Apr 26 2018 08:30AM
After fishing two tournaments in a row and failing to boat one keeper bass, I was starting to doubt that anything I tried would work as I got ready for … Find out how to read more online.


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