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Reader Photos
Thu  Feb 11 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.
Rain, cold, red tide: Fish anyway
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:30AM
Every year, our area is invaded by flocks of northern birdies just looking for a warm place to roost. This year I noticed the first signs of this great feathered … Find out how to read more online.
Quiet, but not quite silent
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:30AM
In the world of firearms, suppressors or silencers are the great taboo — and, at the same time, the Holy Grail of things that are fun and way cool. Most … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t shoot the stork
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:30AM
Here at Peace River Wildlife Center, our primary mission is to rehabilitate orphaned and injured native Florida wildlife. One of the ways we endeavor to keep wildlife safe is through … Find out how to read more online.
A silver lining?
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:30AM
As I write this (Sunday morning) I’ve just returned from the marina, where I’d ventured in the pre-dawn murk to put storm lines on the boats in anticipation of a … Find out how to read more online.
Here, kitty
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:30AM
For most Southwest Florida anglers, catfish are an annoyance. They eat baits meant for other fish, they get slime on your line, they can stick you with venomous spines. Most … Find out how to read more online.
Get serious about silly jigs
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
Silly jigs have a bunch of different names: Crazy jigs, goofy jigs, banana jigs. No matter what you call them, these lures are fantastic for catching pompano and flounder and … Find out how to read more online.
Sheep or sheeps?
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
Hang out on the pier for more than a few minutes this time of year and you’ll probably see someone catch a disc-shaped silver-white fish with black stripes and strangely … Find out how to read more online.
On the hunt for trout
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
As expected, trout are the hot ticket this time of year. Normally you would find them on the grass flats, especially on the east side of Charlotte Harbor. But trout … Find out how to read more online.
Caloosahatchee fills with polluted Okeechobee water
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
A state environmental agency gave a presentation in Fort Myers last week on cleaning up the Caloosahatchee River. At the same time, another state agency pumped polluted farm water into … Find out how to read more online.
Consistently inconsistent
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:30AM
My first tournament of the year is a week away, and the one thing that I have discovered so far is that the pattern for catching bass has changed weekly. … Find out how to read more online.
Never a dull day
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A lost dog and five drunk pelicans walk into a bar. Wait, it wasn’t a bar, it was a wildlife center. And … Find out how to read more online.
Paddling with manatees
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:30AM
Have you ever wanted to paddle with manatees — lots of manatees? You can do just that right here in Florida, at Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River. After seeing … Find out how to read more online.
Snap up some snapper
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:30AM
Weather permitting, snapper fishing has been great for those getting out into the Gulf. Catching starts in about 40 feet of water, and there are lots of fish out to … Find out how to read more online.
Snook season is open, but not here
Thu  Feb 11 2016 08:30AM
It seems some folks are trying to get an early start on snook season. Not so fast — we’ve still got a few weeks to go on this side of … Find out how to read more online.
Reader Photos
Thu  Feb 4 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.
Ready for stardom
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
Famous fishermen eventually write books, produce videos, make speaking appearances, and become poster children for boats and fishing gear. I think I am just about ready to make the giant … Find out how to read more online.
Don’t trash our waters
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
What concerns you most about protecting our natural resources? Is it pollution? Agriculture? Chemical runoff? Mining operations? The influx of tourists? Maybe it’s all of these, or maybe something completely … Find out how to read more online.
Facing trouble head-on
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
We all share some of the responsibility for the messy problems we face in fishery management. Bottom line: We the people are the problem, and our numbers will only continue … Find out how to read more online.
Staying focused
Thu  Feb 4 2016 08:30AM
There are many factors that go into whether or not you will catch fish on any given day. A lot of them are out of your control. But there’s a … Find out how to read more online.


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