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No rush needed to end endangered manatee status
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
Editor’s note: This editorial appeared in Tuesday’s Sun newspapers. OUR POSITION: While the manatee population in Florida has no doubt flourished in recent years, the almost sure record number of … Find out how to read more online.
Bring on winter
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
Today is the first day of December, which means fresh snook is off the menu until March of 2017. If you didn’t get you a keeper robalo this fall season, … Find out how to read more online.
The value of a fishing guide
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
Most of the anglers in Southwest Florida moved here from somewhere else, so they didn’t grow up fishing our local waters. For many of them, their first experiences here were … Find out how to read more online.
Law enforcement under fire
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
Hey, shooters! I was looking over some of my older columns all the way back to 2010 and trying to find a topic I haven’t covered in a while. I … Find out how to read more online.
Exploring by paddlecraft
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
Southwest Florida has many navigable waters for kayakers to enjoy. Many of these waters are within the jurisdiction of the Florida state park system. I contacted the folks in Tallahassee … Find out how to read more online.
What’s a livewell for?
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
I just bought a new boat with my first livewell (34 gallon). In reading Frank Sargeant’s “The Trout Book” (copyright 1992), he says that you should not put trout in … Find out how to read more online.
Gotta share it
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
Most of us want to catch fish, and that’s fun if it works. Of course I like catching, but I’m thankful to just go fishing. If you go fishing for … Find out how to read more online.
Reader Photos
Thu  Nov 24 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.
Election reignites offshore oil debate
Thu  Nov 24 2016 08:30AM
(AP) — The controversy over drilling for oil in the Atlantic Ocean has been reignited by the election of Donald Trump, and environmentalists and coastal businesses say it could be … Find out how to read more online.
Abel’s Marine hit by engine thieves
Thu  Nov 24 2016 08:30AM
ENGLEWOOD — Sheriff’s deputies are asking for help in identifying suspects who entered and stole property at two separate businesses Nov. 12 and 13. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office on … Find out how to read more online.
Reader Photos
Thu  Dec 1 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.
Mullet season
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
For the past couple weeks, huge schools of roe-fat mullet have been gathering in canals all around Charlotte Harbor. The mullet spawn in upon us, but a many of the … Find out how to read more online.
Does color matter?
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
If you’re like most fishermen, you probably have a favorite bait, one that you use at any opportunity. How often do you try tying on the same bait in a … Find out how to read more online.
Celebrate with us
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
Punta Gorda was incorporated on Dec. 7, 1887. The first week in December of each year, Punta Gorda commemorates Founder’s Day with a week-long celebration that includes plenty of home-town … Find out how to read more online.
Who needs the Gasparilla Light?
Thu  Dec 1 2016 08:30AM
The Coast Guard is seeking comments into the usefulness of the Gasparilla Light as a tool for safe navigation. Factors to consider are whether its close proximity to the Boca … Find out how to read more online.
Holidays on the water
Thu  Nov 24 2016 08:30AM
Do you have plans for this holiday weekend? Many of us do, and a lot of them involve time on the water. One of the best things about our area … Find out how to read more online.
All about me
Thu  Nov 24 2016 08:30AM
I’m not really sure of the root causes, but I’ve noticed that people are becoming increasingly self-focused. Whether we’re talking about politics, driving behavior, friendships or any of the other … Find out how to read more online.
Birding by boat
Thu  Nov 24 2016 08:30AM
Many months ago, Don Rippeon spent some time poring over tide charts, looking for a good morning low tide for the Venice Area Birding Association’s Lemon Bay birding excursion in … Find out how to read more online.
Florida approves plans to conserve imperiled species
Thu  Nov 24 2016 08:30AM
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is moving forward with a groundbreaking attempt to achieve conservation success with dozens of imperiled species throughout the state. At its Nov. 17 … Find out how to read more online.
Fishing industry hopes Trump will nix Atlantic protections
Thu  Nov 24 2016 08:30AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — New England commercial fishermen who opposed President Barack Obama’s creation of the Atlantic Ocean’s first marine national monument are now hopeful President-elect Donald Trump will abolish … Find out how to read more online.


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