As I write this on Saturday, we are nervously watching Hurricane Isaias stumble, sputter and bluster her way across the Caribbean as she nears…

Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof, woof, woof-woof! This is more than just a fun little song released in the summer of 2000 by the Baha Men. (S…

Greg Bartz is a tournament bass fisherman based in Lakeland. Greg fishes lakes throughout Florida’s Heartland and enjoys RV travel around the …

There are a lot of gun myths out there. They were passed on from fool to fool, usually at gun shows or at campfires. Then came the Internet, w…

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At the last meeting of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on July 22 and 23, one of the topics of discussion was changing t…

Do you like to grill? Do you enjoy going out on the boat? Would you like to do both at the same time? Well then, you might want to look into g…

When I caught my first tarpon back in the late ‘80s, I was amazed to say the least. I just couldn’t believe its size (about 70 pounds); the wa…

How much do you know about horseshoe crabs? You’ve probably seen them, or maybe their cast-off sheds, while you were out on the water — but re…

I discovered and watched some of my old TV shows last week. I hadn’t watched them in decades. It was interesting to look back 30 years and see…

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I get a lot of requests from people whose yards (and sometimes homes) have been invaded by big reptiles. Although our largest native lizard-sh…

How many fishermen have you heard whining about how terrible summer bass fishing is?I have always caught some of my biggest bass during these …

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All snook are born as males. Most of those that live long enough eventually change into females, but not all of them make the change. They don…

Surf fishing is very popular in many oceanfront locations, especially on the Atlantic coast, but it’s never been a big deal for most locals. W…

It is a hopeful sign that the all-knowing experts finally see the blatantly obvious algae problem (“Scientists sound early alarm on stringy al…