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Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
RightAlign..263RightAlign..276RightAlign.. 291Around Charlotte Harbor • capt. ralph allen Changing seasons Page 8 Angling 101 • robert lugiewicz Hot tuna Page 9 A Life on the Water • capt. van hubbard Where’s the … Find out how to read more online.
Hands-on boating safety demos
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
The week of May 21-27 is National Safe Boating Week. Charlotte Harbor and the area rivers are a boaters’ paradise. Whether sailing, fishing or cruising, area waters offer something for … Find out how to read more online.
Capt. Ralph Allen has now officially become famous
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
Capt. Ralph Allen, owner and operator of King Fisher Fleet in Punta Gorda, Fla., was inducted into the Charlotte County Tourism Hall of Fame May 12 during the Tourism Luncheon … Find out how to read more online.
Fisheries boss: Monument plan needs more discussion
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The chairman of an influential fishing oversight board is urging President Barack Obama to seek more public input before making a ruling on a request for … Find out how to read more online.
Researchers head to Gulf to study effects of recent Shell spill
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Researchers are heading out to study the effects of a Shell leak of about 88,200 gallons of oil off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of … Find out how to read more online.
Cobia mysteries
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
I’ve been seeing lots of cobia pictures lately. I’m acutely tuned into seeing them, because cobia is still a bucket list fish for me. And of course, this is the … Find out how to read more online.
Where’s the bait?
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
Many anglers depend on natural baits, and a lot of us prefer the live stuff. For us, it’s been a challenge this spring to locate whitebait minnows with any consistency. … Find out how to read more online.
Better to be lucky
Thu  May 12 2016 08:30AM
I get asked all the time, “What’s the best way to fish for cobia?” And my standard answer is simple: Fish for something else. Cobia can be a hard fish … Find out how to read more online.
Why kill it?
Thu  May 12 2016 08:30AM
I saw a report on Fox 4’s website Monday. Seems an 8-foot great hammerhead shark was found dead on Fort Myers Beach that morning. According to the report, FWC officials … Find out how to read more online.
Now that’s one freaky fish
Thu  May 12 2016 08:30AM
Black drum are a unique and bizarre fish. They’re also responsible for freaking people out in multiple ways, but a little knowledge will go a long way to prevent that. … Find out how to read more online.
Reader Photos
Thu  May 19 2016 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.
Position is everything
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
So, your buddy keeps calling you up and telling you that every afternoon, about an hour before sunset, he’s been seeing a pack of perfect eating-size wild hogs rutting up … Find out how to read more online.
Anchored boats annoy waterfront homeowners
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — The neighbors who bought homes near North Beach Park were sold on the stunning view of the Intracoastal Waterway — but they’re shocked by what they’re … Find out how to read more online.
News flash: Nurse sharks can bite you
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
BOCA RATON, Fla. (TNS) — It was an alarming sight for beachgoers when a woman walked out of the water with a shark biting a meaty portion of her right … Find out how to read more online.
Falling waters hurt our results
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
When you put time in practicing on a lake that you don’t know well and have good results, you feel fortunate to have gotten on the bass as early and … Find out how to read more online.
Duck season? Wabbit season? Baby season!
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
It’s that time of year again. The rounders (people who live here year round) can actually get a seat in a restaurant. You can drive from Punta Gorda to North … Find out how to read more online.
Changing seasons
Thu  May 19 2016 08:30AM
Well, the season has ended for one of my favorite eating Gulf critters. Yup, stone crab season closed on Monday. There may still be a few claws left at your … Find out how to read more online.
Leaping sturgeon knocks out boater on Fla. river
Thu  May 12 2016 08:30AM
CHIEFLAND, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a Florida man was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon that leapt into his boat on the Suwannee River during a fishing tournament. The … Find out how to read more online.
Love to accessorize
Thu  May 12 2016 08:30AM
Once you have decided to purchase a kayak, the next step is deciding how to rig it. Just like powerboats and roadgoing vehicles, there is a plethora of accessories for … Find out how to read more online.


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