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No, there’s not a typo in my headline. In fact, this technology is so cool, you really should continue to read. With all the bad press about algae, we often forget that it really can be beneficial. In fact, algae are responsible for much of the air we breathe, and they form the base of the f…

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When we were kids, it seemed like summer break was somehow both very long and very short. You and your friends would make your plans for it li…

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With all the rain we have gotten over the past couple of weeks, water levels should not be a problem. However, when that water is constantly g…

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When you boil it all the way down, I think the reason we like to fly fish is because it’s downright hard. Fly fishing is a challenge, and it’s…

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I have used quite a few different techniques to catch mullet. I’ve never really fished them commercially, so I have no experience with large-s…

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Pre-planning your fishing trips is always a good idea, but in summer it’s crucial. The number one thing I do: The night before my trip, I look…

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Kayakers are initially concerned with making their kayak go. No doubt about it, paddling is a skill best learned on the water. Kayak anglers, …

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I got a slightly panicked call last week from one of my Fish Coach clients. He’d gone back to one of the places I had shown him in the Gaspari…

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What’s going to happen this summer, now that we’re finally getting some needed rains? So far the rain has been sporadic: When we get precipita…

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I don’t know about everyone who owns an RV, but I am truly a creature of comfort. I want to have the things I like available, no matter what I…

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No, there’s not a typo in my headline. In fact, this technology is so cool, you really should continue to read. With all the bad press about a…

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Recently someone asked me if I had a good recipe for gator chowder. I thought to myself, “I have been cooking for years and never put those tw…

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It’s summer in Southwest Florida again, and that means it’s dang hot. When planning your fishing adventure this time of year, there are certai…

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For most people, the beach is a place for sun, sand and surf. But when you look at from a naturalist’s perspective, it’s a unique and specific…

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Since I’ve been running WaterLine for 10 years, I often assume that I have some sort of rapport with our readership. I feel like we kind of kn…

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I recently had one of those “major milestone” birthdays — one of the ones with a zero on the end of the number. I’d rather not say which one, …

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Bonnethead sharks deserve more respect than they get. Maybe it’s the name. I guess it is kind of girly. Would they seem more like real sharks …

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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 …

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Bird nests are just as varied as the birds that build them. They come in many shapes and sizes. Some birds go to extremes when planning and bu…

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The concept of assisting the recovery of fish stocks has been around a long time. It’s been discussed, studied and thoroughly researched. In f…

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One might think that nature would not lie, but it can sometimes be difficult to discern truth from what is essentially falsehood in nature. Th…

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Millions of Americans will enjoy the day as we celebrate the birth of our nation, and many Southwest Floridians will take advantage of the hol…

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It’s good to see that our paper is addressing local water issues better.

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How about a quick history refresher with a few Fourth of July facts? In 1775, people in New England began fighting the British for their indep…

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If you were going to create the ideal boat for fishing Charlotte Harbor and Southwest Florida’s inshore waters, what would it look like? In th…

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This press release from the Florida DEP showed up in my email on Monday:

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One of the frustrations of fishing in heavy cover is getting hung up, or having your bait get stuck and needing to free it constantly. This ha…

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Over the years, favorite launch areas come and go as the fishing evolves in one area or another. Hurricane Irma made some changes around here …

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I wanted to write about something a little different this month. No, not the Democratic debates. I figured I would talk about something that m…

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Mother Nature employs many different reproductive strategies. Most mammal species produce very small numbers of young, often just one at a tim…

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When we initially bought our RV, we looked at a few things. We thought we knew what we were getting. But after owning one for a while, it has …

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I bet most of you have a cabinet in your kitchen full of dried spices, and I bet you have some duplicates just like I do. I, too, will go the …

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During the winter and spring, shrimp are the most popular bait for Southwest Florida saltwater anglers. Shrimp are plentiful and large at that…

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Did you ever look at someone and wonder how they can possibly survive, considering how stupid they are? I feel that way every time I see a mou…

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Florida is supposed to have lots of grass, but not like we have now. Seagrasses are necessary for natural habitats. Lawn grasses are a problem.

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“Get your medical marijuana card here!” You may have seen signs like this popping up all over the area. All over the state of Florida, in fact…

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Dog days bright and clear indicate a happy year — but when accompanied by rain, for better times our hopes are vain.

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In just a few days, a whole bunch of new shark regulations are scheduled to take effect in Florida. Here are the new rules, which take effect …

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Wind and rain slowed us all down last week. Day after day of southwest winds restricted boating last week. Several mornings we dealt with rain…

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I tie flies, but, I don’t consider myself a fly-tyer. I will tie out of necessity when I have absolutely nothing else that I can distract myse…

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With a little breeze and some shade, kayak fishing in the heat of a summer day can be comfortable. Shade is the main issue for anglers as well…

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Summer has arrived with a bang, and there’s a lot going on this time of year. For one, you have to watch out for the storms. It’s most likely …

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I thought it was kind of amusing, but I don’t think anyone else who was aboard at the time saw the humor in the cloud of acrid white smoke whi…

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Many years back, I noticed birds swiping their beaks on feeder poles or branches. I thought at that time they were cleaning their beaks. I was…

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It has been quite some time since I have thrown a buzzbait. Years ago, I used to use them quite extensively — but ever since I discovered swim…

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Do you have a fishing buddy? Maybe you have a bunch. If you do, you’re lucky. It’s tough to find someone you want to share outdoor adventures with.

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