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The evolution of Homosassa tarpon fishing

It was in the mid to late 70s when the floodgates opened up in the area. It was a time when the world’s greatest...
Whale shark

Whale sharks spotted off AMI

Five whale sharks - the largest fish on Earth - were spotted about 40 miles off Anna Maria Island this weekend, and Mote Marine Laboratory...

Reel Time: The apex of angling

Tarpon could be said to be angling's Holy Grail. I’ve heard top Keys guides refer to catching a tarpon on fly as the apex...
Coastal Community Celebration

Ocean lovers, dive in to celebrations

Ocean lovers can celebrate their favorite waters this week at events in Cortez and Palmetto in honor of World Oceans Day. World Oceans Day –...
Parkland turtle

Parkland victims memorialized with turtle nest

When Brianna Villegas Vindiola saw the Adopt-a-Nest plaque dedicated to the 17 students and teachers who lost their lives in the Parkland shooting on...

Reel Time: Captains for Clean Water protecting resource

When we’re not fishing we love to read about fishing. We devour articles, books, websites and blogs for enjoyment and to learn about new...

Rare daylight turtle nesting recorded

This loggerhead sea turtle provided a memorable experience to beachgoers on Memorial Day, with a rare nesting in broad daylight as Subtropical Storm Alberto...
Turtle Alberto

Saving turtle eggs from Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto kicked off the hurricane season a few days early, sending Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox...
reel time Casting For Recovery

Casting for recovery

The cool air along the Chattahoochee River mingled with the mid-morning sun created a magical backdrop for the female fly fishers as they worked...

Green turtle swimming free after hospital stay

ANNA MARIA - Shoshi, a juvenile green sea turtle, is swimming free in Tampa Bay after a successful rehabilitation and release Thursday morning, May...
manatee decal

Manatee numbers down from 2017

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) counted 6,131 manatees in Florida waters in surveys this winter, down 489 from the record 6,620...
Shark Dragging Court

Charges dropped against one shark dragging defendant

TAMPA – Prosecutors have dropped felony animal cruelty charges against one of three men accused of dragging a live shark behind a speeding boat. Spencer Heintz,...
Waterline fishing tournament group

Waterline hosts Kings for Kids Fishing Tournament

The Waterline Marina Resort and Beach Club in Holmes Beach hosted its first Kings for Kids Fishing Tournament April 21 in Holmes Beach. The...

Turtles dig the dark

Turtle season is on! From now until Halloween, residents and visitors to Anna Maria Island’s Gulf front and Bay front properties can help threatened nesting...
Sister Keys Clean Up

Cleaning up the Sister Keys

Sarasota Bay Watch (SBW) conducted its annual Sister Keys Clean Up on Saturday, April 28. The event was hosted by the Chiles Group and...