Uh-oh. I think 2021 just said, “Hold my beer, 2020!” Last year was an unprovoked challenge for the whole country and the entire world, and Pea…

If you read the fishing reports, you’ve probably noticed that a lot of them mention fishing with soft plastics. If you’ve never used them befo…

I used to feel the need to try to protect my fishing knowledge. Now I’m glad to share with anyone who doesn’t abuse it. Don’t bite the hand th…

My wife and I simply love to get out in the RV. We have taken countless overnight trips on weekends when we go fishing, and others for various…

Sometimes I get funny looks when I’m at the range because of my range bag. It’s partly my fault. I’m of the “better to have and not need than …

Quite a few years back we birded at a county preserve out past Punta Gorda off U.S. 17. I thought it was called Prairie Preserve. Don and I we…

The holidays have come and gone. Celebrations were limited this season as many of us retreated from the coronavirus outbreak. Traditional gath…

CAPT. JOSH: I enjoyed your recent column (“Nature notes”), but I’m afraid I’m still in the “love it but can’t identify most of it” category. O…

My wife and I were out exploring South Venice Lemon Bay Preserve on New Year’s Day. We enjoy going to places like that because we like being a…

Let me guess: You’re looking for a boat that will run the flats in 5 inches of water, get you safely out 30 miles in the Gulf after grouper, t…

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This was a year that most of us would just as soon forget. The pandemic fell upon us in March and we saw the country go into somewhat of a tai…

When it comes to food, we all have our own individual likes and dislikes. I can remember being repulsed by the thought of eating sushi. Raw fi…

Deer Prairie Creek Preserve along the east bank of the Myakka River in North Port has two distinct types of wetlands. There are those that are…

Ever notice how some guys catch lots of sheepshead and others just catch a couple here and there? Ever wonder why that is? You may not believe…

2020 was a challenge, and many of us endured strains beyond any we have faced before. Now that we’re at the end of the year, let’s all look at…

Here in Southwest Florida, the wind often becomes an inescapable reality — particularly during the winter months. In spite of the tourist prop…

One of the best things about South Florida living is the casual dress code. A laid-back attitude prevails, from shorts and flip-flops at dinne…

No, I haven’t lost my mind. This trip will not happen before the summer months. But I have a nephew getting married in August, and I’m already…