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I was recently accused of being negative. I’m not a negative person by nature. However, the facts are negative, and we do have problems to add…

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I can’t catch any fish to eat because the seasons are all closed! Why do I have to drive so far to find good fishing? I want to catch a tarpon…

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I did a lot of bass fishing while growing up in Zolfo Springs. We had a couple ponds that we could fish, but we weren’t allowed to keep the ba…

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Come on, man — you’ve got to be kidding Nope, they are actually really still here. Flashback to the 1950s and duck hunting or just shotgunning…

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Mangroves are woody plants which are found along almost every coast that has a tropical or subtropical climate. Worldwide, there are approxima…

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Tackle shop chatter is interesting. There's a mix of bragging and questioning, a blend of information exchange and chest-thumping. A fair chun…

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Recent appointments by our governor give me more hope than I’ve ever had on the state level. I am extremely disappointed in our cities and cou…

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The fishing has gone crazy with the warmer temperatures and the migration of bait coming into the Harbor. Schools of bait are everywhere, and …

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One of the benefits of kayak fishing is access to wadable spots other folks can’t get to from shore or by boat. We both enjoy wade fishing and…

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Southwest Florida’s anglers are very, very lucky that the FWC operates the Charlotte Harbor Fisheries Independent Fish Monitoring field statio…

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I don’t know how boat shoes got their name, but they don’t deserve it. They’re terrible. They don’t breathe, they get wet and stay wet, and if…

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When people come to me for help with improving their fishing skills, I usually steer the conversation toward their goals. Finding out what the…

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Think back to last summer. Remember how you felt when red tide was creeping over the beaches and intracoastal waters like the black plague? Wa…

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Southwest Florida gardeners, beware: Lubber season is upon us, and the biggest grasshoppers you’ve ever seen will soon be munching their way t…

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So, I haven’t offered a shark recipe yet, and I thought I’d see what I could come up with. As far as catching goes, I’ve only ever hooked into…

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Things were getting tense in the meeting room. The public information officer from the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, a dynamic an…

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In recent weeks we’ve talked about the fighting and eating qualities of some of the many fish that we encounter in Southwest Florida. But what…

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Mackerel season is here, and this is the time to look good catching fish even if you are a beginner. My go-to simple method is trolling with h…

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