I haven’t been on the water as much as usual lately. It’s expected; guided trips normally slow down during this time of year. This is when my …

Now that we’ve talked handgun ammo to death, it’s time to look at shotgun ammo. Shotgun ammunition is much easier than pistol ammo but does ha…

As fishermen, we sometimes forget how expensive seafood is compared to other types of protein. Have you looked at retail prices lately? On Sat…

Southwest Florida’s saltwater fishermen agree on very few things. But there’s a short list that we could get almost everyone to sign off on: T…

As some of my faithful readers know, I have recently gotten involved with Charlotte Players, the local community theater. To say that’s a litt…

If they were easier to target, pompano would be one of Florida’s favorite fish. Like other species in the jack family, they fight very hard fo…

For the past couple months, my girlfriend Alex and I have been staying at a client’s house in Boca Grande. While on the island, we’ve been din…

Bay boats have become extremely popular over the last decade or so, and I can fully understand why. The main goal of a good bay boat company —…

Charlotte Harbor is an estuary — a body of brackish water formed when rivers meet the sea. But the connection between the Harbor and the Gulf …

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Over the past couple of months, I have started to replace many of my baitcasting reels. Some of the ones I am retiring are not in bad shape. A…

It’s hard to understand the importance of fishing-related businesses, especially locally. Many of our economic drivers are indirectly dependen…

In our last column, we talked about some of the things we’ve discovered over the years that make kayak fishing easier. Here are some more sugg…

Take a look at your job. Are you a specialist or a generalist? An example of a generalist: An auto mechanic. Over the course of a day, he migh…

Quick: What’s the largest known living organism in the world? If you said, “That huge snook I caught last week,” then you’re a typical prevari…

There was a time when we always had animals. Long before we got into RVing, we had at least one dog for most of our lives. But after the last …

Last time, we started off by talking about the nuts and bolts of handgun ammunition. Today we’re picking up that discussion where we left off.

How many holidays are there? Actually, the better question is, how many holidays are there today? With an unending number of occasions to be m…

As I write this, it’s raining. It’s been raining all day, and it’s probably going to rain all night. We’re expecting to see several inches of …

Editor’s note: Doc Robin’s “beach brain” has progressed into encephalobeachitis, so once again we present a previously published column of her…

I love shrimp and eat them all the time, and so do all of our gamefish. Even when we have lots of whitebait or pinfish around, shrimp are stil…

Alex and I were sitting on the dock at Whidden’s Marina in Boca Grande, talking to the family that owns the place. I told one of them that I h…