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Tarpon basics
Thu  Apr 26 2018 01:02AM
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 01:02AM
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 01:02AM
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 01:02AM
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.
The Giving Challenge
Thu  Apr 26 2018 01:02AM
This year’s Giving Challenge will be held from noon Tuesday, May 1, through noon on Wednesday, May 2. What does that mean? What it means to local nonprofit organizations is … Find out how to read more online.
Lighten up, buddy
Thu  Apr 26 2018 01:02AM
I was helping a customer at Fishin’ Frank’s a few weeks ago. He wanted to get a new rod and reel setup — a fairly normal request. We went through … Find out how to read more online.
School’s in session
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
Who hasn’t sat in awe watching large coordinated schools of fish shimmering in unison through complicated maneuvers with each member precisely spaced apart? These schools seem to effortlessly turn, expand, … Find out how to read more online.
from the publisher’s desk • capt. Josh Olive
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
It’s been a few years since I learned the value of a good pair of sunglasses, but it’s worth revisiting the subject. Last week, I managed to leave my sunglasses … Find out how to read more online.
Basic questions
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
Between boat shows from Bonita to Englewood, various fishing clubs and Fishin’ Frank’s, I do almost 100 seminars a year. You get to meet a lot of pretty cool people … Find out how to read more online.
Just wear it
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
Some kayakers think, “Why bother to wear a life jacket ? I can swim!” So they end up stowing it in the bow of the sea kayak, or using it … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 26 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.
Keep shore-nesting birds safe
Thu  Apr 26 2018 01:02AM
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 01:02AM
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 01:02AM
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.
Real bait fake bait
Thu  Apr 26 2018 01:02AM
We’ve been hearing the word “fake” in the news quite a bit lately. So in the spirit of things, let’s revive the age-old debate about the effectiveness of real (natural) … Find out how to read more online.
Get on the macks
Thu  Apr 26 2018 01:02AM
How has your kingfish season been? There was some great kingfishing and more at last week’s Suncoast Spring Classic on Treasure island. The Classic has been around to 28 years; … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 12 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.
Spring fling
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
Old Man Winter has been banished back to the northern latitudes. The sticky days of summer are months ahead of us. Let’s bask in the glory of April and May … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t feed Flipper
Thu  Apr 12 2018 08:30AM
As most of you already know, I write two very different columns for WaterLine: One about fishing and one about Florida wildlife. When I picked this topic, I was undecided … Find out how to read more online.
Dissecting a pier
Thu  Apr 5 2018 08:30AM
It’s already April and the year is flying by. We’re halfway through spring snook season, and I hope you guys have been out there catching some fish (despite the wind … Find out how to read more online.


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