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Fish for the table
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
One of the most common complaints we hear in the shop is people who are trying to catch fish for the table and failing. Snook season is over, redfish are … Find out how to read more online.
Slow in body, slow in mind
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
Over the past month, I’ve pulled five big turtles off Charlotte County roads and seen a couple dozen more that got no assistance and didn’t make their crossings. You might … Find out how to read more online.
We all need clean water
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
If you’ve been watching the news or keeping up with the Charlotte and Lee county angling communities on social media, you know we have a problem. Due to the massive … Find out how to read more online.
Tarpon: What’s the big deal?
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
What’s with the tarpon hype? Either you have the fever, or you don’t. Like any addiction, the only way to start the habit is to try it. Maybe you’re a … Find out how to read more online.
Fish for the table
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
One of the most common complaints we hear in the shop is people who are trying to catch fish for the table and failing. Snook season is over, redfish are … Find out how to read more online.
The really shallow stuff
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Here in Southwest Florida, we spend a lot of our time on the water fishing in shallow areas. But there’s shallow, and there’s really shallow. For our purposes today, we’re … Find out how to read more online.
Not opening soon
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Bad news for the land-based fishing crowd: Two of Charlotte County’s most popular piers are closed, one because of hurricane damage and one due to a fire. Now for the … Find out how to read more online.
Eyes on the line
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Fishing has been great during our change to spring. Snook are slowly making their way toward the beaches via the rivers, creeks and backcountry. Trout are everywhere over grass in … Find out how to read more online.
Ready for the dry?
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Southwest Florida’s weather is known for two things: Sunshine and thunderstorms. Seems a little contradictory, but it’s what we’ve got. Sometimes, those two things are separated by only a few … Find out how to read more online.
B.B.’s pearls
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
The recent passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush has had me remembering things. I had a heavy heart the day of her funeral. When she spoke, she always put … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jun 14 2018 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.
whole red snapper
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
The day I started writing this column I found out about Chef Anthony Bourdain passing away. I had to stop writing and find something else to do. I wanted to … Find out how to read more online.
Good friends
Thu  Jun 14 2018 08:30AM
In the fishing community, there are a lot of people who I consider friends. A few really stand out for various reasons, but one in particular is always there every … Find out how to read more online.
What’s red & snappy?
Thu  Jun 7 2018 08:30AM
Most Southwest Florida anglers spend very little time fishing water more than 100 feet deep. Even fishermen who spend a lot of time on the open Gulf tend to stay … Find out how to read more online.
Let that fawn alone
Thu  May 17 2018 08:30AM
How do you spell cute? F-A-W-N — and they are all over these days. This is the time of year when female deer drop their fawns — and when I … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  May 3 2018 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.
Tortoises aren’t chew toys
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof! This is more than just a fun little song released in the summer of 2000 by the Baha Men. (See, I … Find out how to read more online.
Fishing the outer edge
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
If you fish on any of the lakes that are part of a river system, you probably already know that right now that the water levels are receding. Water once … Find out how to read more online.
What to target?
Thu  May 3 2018 08:30AM
Spring is here, folks, and the fishing is heating up just as fast as the wind and the water. As always during this time of year, the big schools of … Find out how to read more online.
Tarpon basics
Thu  Apr 26 2018 08:30AM
Summer is here and everyone knows what that means — it’s tarpon time. With tarpon making their big migration to Charlotte Harbor and Boca Grande Pass, it’s time to bring … Find out how to read more online.


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