Old habits never seem to die. Sometimes that’s a good thing. Sometimes it isn’t. When it comes to firearms, it’s usually not. Firearms, while …

Several years ago, I decided to erect a woodpecker nesting box. A male and female red-bellied woodpecker were coming to the feeders and also p…

We’ve written about fishing from a kayak, paddling a kayak, stopping a kayak, and standing up in a kayak (or better yet, not). But we skimmed …

Recently I made a dish that I hadn’t made in years. It’s a pasta dish featuring shrimp and bacon, along with tomatoes, herbs, cheese, and of c…

Maintenance is applicable to all vessels. Taking a few simple preventive measures can help prolong your engines life and maintain your boat’s value.

The biggest mistake people make when pier fishing is to walk all the way out to the end and then heave a bait as far as they can straight out.…

It’s great to catch a few fresh fish for dinner, but the days of meat fishing are history — there are just too many of us. So first and foremo…

The first time I saw an air potato vine, I said to myself, “Now there’s a handsome plant.” And why not? The bold, heart-shaped leaves have an …

Prior preparation and planning prevent poor performance out on the water. With the impending return of our temporary visitors and the start of…

Well, that happened quick. Usually we have a bit of notice when a fishing season is about to close. But not this time: Fisheries regulators an…

There’s been a lot of floating aquatic vegetation riding the current in the Peace River into Charlotte Harbor in recent weeks. The floating gr…

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Late summer is a hard time to fish. The heat is intolerable (except in the mornings, when it’s merely miserable). We still have thunderstorms …

Chumming is widely recognized as one of the most effective ways to get fish more interested in feeding. The idea is easy to understand. All yo…

“Bring a rain jacket and wear sensible shoes.” That’s the text I received at 5:30 a.m. from my fishing buddy. We had been talking about starti…

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

For the past two years, you’ve all read about my trials and tribulations getting used to a new RV. While most of the issues I have encountered…

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Have you caught a tarpon yet this year? If not, there’s still some time left before the big ones boogie. If you have, then you know you want t…