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Pumping out a problem
Thu  Jul 10 2014 02:02PM
The pump dock. Spend enough time in a marina, and you’ll get to know the pump dock. A boat’s wastewater holding tank isn’t bottomless, and there comes a time when … Find out how to read more online.
Evolution of the .44 Magnum
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
Today, we will take a look at Smith and Wesson’s .44 Magnum! The .44 is quite possibly my favorite caliber to shoot for many reasons. First, it is very capable … Find out how to read more online.
Preventing is better than curing
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
I’d rather be lucky than good — just don’t depend on luck for survival. It’s so easy to take people and things for granted. We tend to relax and assume … Find out how to read more online.
Thinking of a new boat
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
How many of you have gone out and bought a new boat recently? Well, then you know the quandary I’m in. This isn’t the first time I’ve wrestled with the … Find out how to read more online.
How to tell summer has arrived in Southwest Florida
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
If you haven’t heard a Canadian accent in two months, it’s summer. If the live shrimp you just bought immediately die and turn pink when you dump them in your … Find out how to read more online.
Still protected
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
I’m noticing a trend. More and more anglers are taking photos of Goliath grouper dragged up on the sand or pulled into a boat. If you’re one of them, or … Find out how to read more online.
Stung by a lionfish
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
Editor’s note: Lionfish are becoming more common in Southwest Florida waters, with several having been reported within Charlotte Harbor this year. Sooner or later, someone’s going to be jabbed. It … Find out how to read more online.
Find a range wherever you are
Thu  Jul 10 2014 06:49PM
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has launched a newly redesigned, the web’s most comprehensive and frequently updated listing of shooting ranges. The site allows anyone to search for a … Find out how to read more online.
Are you ready?
Thu  Jul 10 2014 06:48PM
September is here— are you ready? September is National Preparedness Month. Really, a month of preparedness is minimally effective, since our hurricane season reaches far into the fall season. Flooding, … Find out how to read more online.
What the heck is breakaway gear?
Thu  Jul 10 2014 02:02PM
If you fish for tarpon, or fish in Boca Grande Pass, or like to keep up with local news, or just enjoy watching long, painful fights, you’re probably aware of … Find out how to read more online.
No con at Capt’n Con’s
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
Not every trip has to involve being out on the water. This time, we were doing a bit of sight-seeing — you know, playing tourist —out on Pine Island. (If … Find out how to read more online.
Why’s it called Stump Pass?
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
Stump Pass Beach State Park features the most natural coastline on Manasota Key. This is a public launch with clean, sandy access to inshore and Gulf waterways. Located in Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.
letters to the editor
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
Dear Josh and Lee: Yes, we all know that bikinis, belly buttons and cleavage sell papers, but it is really nice to see a great picture of good ol’ Mother … Find out how to read more online.
Black drum: Underdog of the Harbor
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
Every fisherman comes to Charlotte Harbor with delusions of grandeur. Jumping tarpon, record shark, giant snook and flats full of tailing redfish are the goals of their dreams. These are, … Find out how to read more online.
Uh oh, I think I’ve gone batty!
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
We have literally gone batty at Peace River Wildlife Center. And I mean that, well, literally. Not like OMGSuzie’s recent comment on a Facebook post, “I just literally cried my … Find out how to read more online.
Return of the rains
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
Once again, we find ourselves in a rainy Southwest Florida summer. Although we may curse the thunderstorms when they foil our plans to get out on the water, the wet … Find out how to read more online.
Slack Tides
Thu  Jul 17 2014 08:00AM
PETA APPLAUDS FISHING BAN A Southern California beach city extended a ban on fishing from its ocean pier for up to two months after a swimmer was attacked last week … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Jul 10 2014 06:49PM
Southwest Region: There is a bloom of Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, along the southwest coast of Florida. The bloom was first detected from samples taken at Manasota … Find out how to read more online.
Like father, like son?
Thu  Jul 10 2014 02:02PM
My parents never really put Father’s Day too high on the holiday important list. Not to say it’s not important — it most certainly is. We would always make sure … Find out how to read more online.
Niche within a niche
Thu  Jul 10 2014 02:02PM
Everyone’s got their thing in life. For some people, it’s fishing. For others, it’s fixing up cars. Whatever it is, it keeps us busy, and maybe makes us a bit … Find out how to read more online.