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Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
A long time ago in a land far away, I was cursed by an evil witch. My best friend, Karen, used to babysit the child of a family friend and … Find out how to read more online.
Senate panel backs $100M for Florida Forever
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
A measure that would double the amount Gov. Rick Scott wants to spend on the state’s most-prominent land preservation program was easily approved Monday during its first Senate committee. And … Find out how to read more online.
Estuary program on chopping block
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
MURDOCK — Just one year into her position as head of the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Jennifer Hecker finds herself on the front lines of the Trump administration’s war … Find out how to read more online.
How to get kids started fishing
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
How do we introduce children to the outdoor world? First, they have short attention spans and must stay entertained. If they don’t have fun, they’ll remember; so be sure they … Find out how to read more online.
On to the next
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
A long time ago in a land far away, I was cursed by an evil witch. My best friend, Karen, used to babysit the child of a family friend and … Find out how to read more online.
The birds of Urfer Family Park
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
The highly anticipated day came for the mystery birding trip. Christine Dukes and Robert Kraft, both planners for the Venice Area Birding Association, were leading this trip. We were going … Find out how to read more online.
Low water? No problem
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
Our fall fishing here in sunny Southwest Florida is something that I look forward to every year. Some of the most exciting inshore and near-coastal fishing that I’ve ever experienced … Find out how to read more online.
Gag time, thanks to hurricanes
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
Southwest Florida anglers have been frustrated many times in recent years when gag season has closed just as the fishing starts to get good. There is probably not much chance … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Nov 2 2017 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.
Where did the whiting go?
Thu  Nov 2 2017 08:30AM
Where have all the whiting gone? For 20-something years, I have been enjoying the tasty little whiting fillets that I caught in Stump Pass, Gasparilla Pass and from the beach … Find out how to read more online.
Night magic
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
I got home after dark after a long day on the water last week and had to spend a little time outside getting the boat and tackle cleaned up. It’s … Find out how to read more online.
Irma-damaged boats pulled from state waters
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
Nearly 1,500 vessels impacted by Hurricane Irma have been removed from state waters over the past month and a half, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Almost … Find out how to read more online.
The seven deadly sins of saltwater fishing
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
You probably agree with me that there are lots of ways of doing things wrong on the water. Here are a few of the worst offenses you can commit. JAMMING … Find out how to read more online.
A Holiday for Heroes
Thu  Nov 2 2017 08:30AM
Hey, shooters! If you’re a faithful reader of my attempts at writing a gun column, you may remember that at this time for the past two years we’ve been cranking … Find out how to read more online.
Big baits on big water for big fish
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
Something that I have been thinking about as our season-ending tournament approaches on Lake Okeechobee is that the bigger the body of water I’ll be fishing generally calls for bigger … Find out how to read more online.
Clean as a whistle
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
In my last column, I talked about the supplies needed for cleaning your gun. This week, let’s look at how to clean a semi-automatic handgun gun. Most of these steps … Find out how to read more online.
One bait, four great rigs
Thu  Nov 9 2017 08:30AM
One of my absolute favorite lures is the DOA C.A.L. shad (what most people call a paddletail). I love this bait’s simplicity, versatility, many color options, and general fish-catching ability … Find out how to read more online.
Where is everyone?
Thu  Nov 2 2017 08:30AM
If you’re a year-round local, when you drive down U.S. 41 you can tell that we have a lot more people around than we did a couple months ago. I’m … Find out how to read more online.
Environmental funding plan draws detractors
Thu  Nov 2 2017 08:30AM
TALLAHASSEE — Count former Gov. Bob Graham among those who were not overwhelmed by an environmental-funding proposal released last week by Gov. Rick Scott. Graham, a Democrat who also served … Find out how to read more online.
Slow down, Lefty
Thu  Nov 2 2017 08:30AM
To all fly fishers — I’ve got some important info that will take precedent over my normal column this week. If you are a fly fisherman, then you almost certainly … Find out how to read more online.


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