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I’ve been working at the tackle shop for 20 years now. In that time, I’ve been asked tens of thousands of fishing questions. I always take the time to not just answer them but also explain the answers, even though many of the questions are the same.

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I’ve been working at the tackle shop for 20 years now. In that time, I’ve been asked tens of thousands of fishing questions. I always take the…

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One of the easiest and most productive ways to fish an area in a kayak is by drifting with the wind, tides or currents. Since paddling and cas…

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Do you fish with your baby? I’m not talking about your sweetheart or your honeypie, even though it’s Valentine’s Day (or Valentime’s, accordin…

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Recently a buddy and I were fishing at the sandbar by my house. We both caught keeper black drum, and that got me thinking about cooking one o…

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It has been an interesting two weeks since I last put out an article. In that time though, I have heard from three different people who are lo…

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I took my oldest brother, Mike, to the range with me one day. We had never shot together before. We are very competitive in our family, and my…

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Last week’s column on sheepshead included a mention of the fact that the bag limit on sheepshead has been changed significantly by the FWC. Ou…

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As conservation ethics take a deeper root in the recreational fishing community, I have become more aware of poor fish handling — mostly becau…

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For those of us who love to fish, it’s sometimes hard to imagine that there are people who don’t. But it’s true — there are people who not onl…

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The Venice Area Birding Association’s yearly trip to Circle B Bar was approaching. We had a new couple in our group: Tina and Richard, who wer…

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The coldest, most blustery, most un-Florida-like weather occurs here during January and February. We don’t have much use for snow shovels in S…

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I was busy giving casting lessons today. Even though it was cold and windy, everybody showed up, stuck it out, learned something and had a goo…

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Recently, I was talking with our publisher about what types of fish were being caught right now, since I like to be topical and I usually end …

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Most people measure their year by the season or by the month. I measure mine by WaterLine special sections. As you probably noticed, there’s 3…

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As I was heading home after my three-mile morning walk, I stopped by Englewood Beach to see what birds might be there. To my complete shock an…

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We have a final update on the osprey that was admitted to Peace River Wildlife Center Oct. 19 with a broken wing. I wrote about his surgery by…

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Let’s go time-traveling. We don’t need to go absurdly far — just back to 1870, the year my great-great grandfather was born. We’re not going t…

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Here at Peace River Wildlife Center, our primary mission is to rehabilitate orphaned and injured native Florida wildlife. One of the ways we e…

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