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The solution to climate change

Reel Time: The solution to climate change

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, I attended an advance screening of the documentary, “Kiss The Ground,” based on the novel of the same name by...
Reel Time: Scallopalooza, It’s Clamtastic

Reel Time: Scallopalooza, it’s clamtastic

Sarasota Bay Watch’s “Scallopalooza, It’s Clamtastic!” fundraising event is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Feb. 15, 2020. SBW’s major fundraiser supports the many projects the...

Reel Time: Fishing bridges, piers and docks

You don’t have to have a boat to get to some of this winter’s best fishing. Bridges, docks and piers provide anglers who don’t...

Florida manatee boating deaths rise

Florida manatee deaths have reached 545 in 2019, 13 more than the five-year average of 532, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...
Reel Time: The ups and downs of tides

Reel Time: The ups and downs of tides

The only thing I know for sure after almost four decades of fishing area waters is that I’ll never figure it out. That’s in the...
Reel Time: We’ll See

Reel Time: We’ll See

Recently I was intent on fishing an area that has become one of my favorite haunts. Unfortunately, when I got there another boat was anchored...
Reel Time: Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge

Reel Time: Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge

“Big bonefish 12 o’clock, 60 feet mon,” our Bahamian guide Lox whispered to my partner Gerry Tipper. Pointing his rod, Lox had him swing the...
Hunters sound off on duck season

Hunters sound off on duck season

BRADENTON – As duck hunters prepare for the opening of season on Nov. 23, they say they want to assure residents surrounding Perico, Neal...
Reel Time: Polarized glasses

Reel Time: Polarized glasses

Polarized sunglasses are essential for serious anglers. They serve multiple purposes including protecting the eyes from damaging UV light, cutting the surface glare and...
Pinellas County bans water horses

County moves to regulate horses in bay

PALMA SOLA BAY – Taking a cue from Pinellas County, Manatee County commissioners have voted 7-0 to have the county attorney’s office investigate regulating...
Watch out for manatees on the move

Watch out for manatees on the move

When the first cold front hits this month, manatees will be on the move, heading towards warmer waters in Florida’s springs and near power...
Reel Time: Autres poisson

Reel Time: Autres poisson

When you read about fly fishing in the Georgia mountains, the story usually centers on trout. Whether it’s rainbow trout, brown trout or native...
Net ban at 25: Still stings, still opposed

Net ban at 25: Still stings, still opposed

CORTEZ – Red tide, blue-green algae, global warming, sea rise, sewage spills and oil spills combined don’t antagonize commercial fishermen as much as one...

Another turtle generation paddles into the sunset

ANNA MARIA ISLAND – At least 27,298 sea turtle hatchlings scurried safely to the Gulf of Mexico this year from Anna Maria, Holmes Beach...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 544 (beating the 2018 record of 534!) False crawls: 568 Nests hatched: 413 Hatchlings hatched: 27,298 (2018 record: 35,788) Nest disorientations: 55 Related coverage Good, bad records...