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Reel Time New dimensions in trolling motors

Reel Time: New dimensions in trolling motors

Most anglers I’ve talked to have a love-hate relationship with their trolling motors. Some have sworn off electrics altogether, using a push pole exclusively....

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak

There has never been a more important time for residents of our Gulf coast region to understand the importance of the resource that brought...

Reel Time: The miracle of Matlacha

Matlacha is a piece of Old Florida that has been spared, in large part, because it isn’t situated on the Gulf of Mexico. That...
Shark fishing

FWC may restrict shoreline shark fishing

Beachgoers’ concerns about shoreline shark fishing have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to consider tightening shark fishing rules at its...
reel time Seagrass

Reel Time: Sarasota Bay seagrasses take a big hit

I don’t have to remind anyone of the devastation the red tide wrought in our bays and Gulf. Images of dumpsters stuffed with fish,...
reel time Kids for Clean Water

Reel Time: Kids for Clean Water

All of us who live on the Gulf coast have been impacted by the recent red tide and the unprecedented death of dolphins, sea...
Turtle kids

Young artists work to protect dunes

HOLMES BEACH – Student artists in Mary Miller’s fifth grade class at Anna Maria Elementary School will soon see their artwork on signs posted...

Mote’s Red Tide Institute welcomes Heil

Dr. Cynthia Heil is the new director of Mote Marine Laboratory’s new Red Tide Institute, which focuses on studying and testing Florida red tide...

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...
Winter the Dolphin

Coast Lines: AMI and Ocean Allies

The Anna Maria Island business community, tourism promoters, environmental groups and local governments could take a tip from the new Ocean Allies project in...
Turtle rainbow

Nesting News

Turtle nests laid: 534 (all-time AMI record) False crawls: 543 Nests hatched: 447 Not hatched: 87 Nests remaining: 0 Hatchlings hatched: 35,788 (all-time AMI record) Nest disorientations: 50 Related coverage Turtle season...
Hands Across the Sand oil protest

Oil drilling off, then back on ballot

Even though it addresses two entirely unrelated subjects – prohibiting oil drilling and indoor vaping - Florida Constitutional Amendment 9 will be included on...

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...

Reel Time: Reflections

While fishing might seem challenging to the average angler, there are definitely some bright spots in what has been a perplexing season. Seasoned guides...
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...