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Reel Time: Preparing for fall fishing

Fall is here even though it may not feel like it. We still have the windows and doors closed and the AC on, but...

Reel Time: The Zen of fishing

The ancient word and concept of Zen have been co-opted to refer to things as diverse as a nail salon and a burger bar....

Reel Time: Yaz Crossing

The Gulf and flats that surround Anna Maria Island were just a day’s drive to the south, but they felt a world away as...
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Old salts enjoy the Cortez Nautical Flea Market

From rigging to radios, all things nautical were on sale at the 21st Annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market at the Florida Maritime Museum on...
Red Tide Banyas Request

Red tide fishing request denied

CORTEZ – Commercial fisherman and Cortez businessman John Banyas came up short in his attempt to get the state-issued special activity license that he...
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Local captains support catch-and-release order

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – Local charter fishing captains support the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) executive order that temporarily imposes catch-and-release restrictions...

Protecting and preserving the Gulf

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. - Marcel Proust As I read Jack Davis’ new...

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...

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...
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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...
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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...
LifeLines: Fishing facts

LifeLines: Fishing facts

Fishing from the beach or wade fishing off the beach requires a saltwater shoreline fishing license for residents and non-residents. You do not need the...
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Fishing against the odds

Every angler longs for the day when conditions are textbook.  After all, fishing is hard enough without having to deal with extremes of weather....
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Cortez fishing village gallery

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Catch and release: Pass it on

Talk of catch and release was once common among anglers. These days I’m seeing and hearing less about it and some of the postings...