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We’re almost a week into hurricane season, and just about every media source has produced a hurricane special, a hurricane handbook, or some sort of a hurricane how-to guide. Since it seems like the “in” thing to do and I don’t want to feel left out, my version is presented here.

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I found myself at a plant nursery a couple weeks ago, and I was admiring a particularly showy hibiscus. A couple came along and were also look…

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What is an American red snapper? I don’t know if there’s any difference between a red snapper in Mexican waters or in American waters. Seems l…

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One day it’s up and then we go down the next. Welcome to fishing.

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I still don’t know how he did it. How did my dad ever find the time to work an incredible number of hours managing and growing his business so…

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Did you know that not all birds nest in trees? In our area, many seabirds scrape small nests in the sand, where they hatch downy young that ca…

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We’re almost a week into hurricane season, and just about every media source has produced a hurricane special, a hurricane handbook, or some s…

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When I first started using spinning tackle, I was annoyed that when a big fish (or turtle — caught plenty of softshells) would pull on my line…

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Where do you want to go today? That’s the question that often begins our day of kayak fishing. This discussion always shifts to where we shoul…

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Deb Johnson, Don Rippeon and I planned and led VABA’s three-day East Coast trip this year. Eight Dora Explorers took off in two vehicles. Each…

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I have never had a hydraulic jack plate on any of my boats. When I ordered my new Nitro Z-20, I thought I put it on my order to have one insta…

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Steve is a longtime client and friend who was finally able to put an end to a curse plaguing him for a few years now: A big tarpon on the fly …

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I think something we don’t talk about enough is electronics. It’s because we don’t use them. What good is a fish finder when you’re fishing in…

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We are very fortunate in Charlotte County to have a natural tidal wetland. Lemon Lake is a bonanza for birds during times when the water level…

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Many of you have no doubt felt the disappointment of walking into the bait shop to buy tarpon crabs only to discover that there are none avail…

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We all want to know what the future holds, which is why fortune-telling has been a moneymaker for as long as we’ve been able to tell lies with…

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“They’re just mindless killing machines. They eat up all of our gamefish. We’d be better off without them.”

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Most seasoned gun enthusiasts are familiar with the rifle caliber .308. It is a very popular hunting round and has its place in the military a…

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I know this is supposed to be a cooking column, but I have other things to talk about this week. So you don’t starve, I’ve included a recipe I…

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With so many closures, try targeting some Spanish mackerel. They run all over the Harbor and Gulf waters. Cleaner, clearer waters produce bett…

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Ever since we bought our RV, we have towed our boat behind it to almost every tournament we have fished. Now we are exploring the idea of buyi…

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The world we live in today has changed dramatically since I was a child. Some of the changes have been for the better and some, well, not so m…

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So when was the last time you bragged to your friends about catching a big Megalops atlanticus or a nice Centropomus undecimalis? Umm, yeah … …

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For kids who are lucky enough to have two loving parents in their lives, Father’s Day — coming up June 16 — is a great time for them to spend …

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OK, now it’s tarpon time. We are almost into the last week of May, and in between the very windy days, the tarpon action has been great for th…

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I’ve slowed down my charters because I can’t go like I used to, but I just did a full week of all-day trips. It was hard on this old man. I di…

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This is a crazy time of year to be on the water. There is just about everything swimming around in the water. Because of that, you have to be …

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Have you ever had the chance to be out fishing for bass and run into them when they are in full-blow eat mode? Well, my wife and I were gettin…

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Mangrove snapper are a very accommodating fish. You can catch them inshore or offshore, from a boat or from the pier. They’re not exactly pick…

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I was at the bait shop talking with a gentleman about fishing for black drum. The guy was getting excited about the prospect as we discussed b…

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Are you ready to celebrate? June 21-28 is Cephalopod Week. So exciting! No, we don’t get to take the week off from work, and it’s not a real h…

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One of the really cool things about living in Florida is that there’s evidence of life long ago all around us. The first fossils I collected w…

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So you can’t keep a redfish, snook or trout to eat. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are lots of other fish you can eat if you…

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