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Stopping the lionfish invasion
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
Last week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission took the bold step of proposing a ban on the importation of lionfish. The FWC didn’t come up with the idea … Find out how to read more online.
Picking your shark gear
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
At Fishin’ Frank’s, we get a lot of shark questions. The big one: “What gear should I use?” Believe it or not, it’s the hardest question to answer. It depends … Find out how to read more online.

Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
Reader Photos
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS! Here’s how it works: Take pictures of your outdoor adventures. Send your high-quality digital photos to, or send prints by snail mail to WaterLine, 23170 … Find out how to read more online.
Warrior in a bonnet
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
I had a run-in with an ancient warrior last Saturday. No, not Rocky Balboa. I’m talking about those regular stars of Discovery Channel specials: A shark. Sharks have been around … Find out how to read more online.
Go on, get catchin’
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
Fronts continue to mess with our spring fishing. Baitfish are still not as abundant as they usually are, so expect to earn any minnows you find. Water temperatures have warmed … Find out how to read more online.
Praying for a fat, juicy bug
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
If you grew up male and rural, chances are that at some point you kept a praying mantis in a jar. Well, if you’ve ever felt a little nostalgia for … Find out how to read more online.
Stump Pass Marina opens doors, slips New attitude, same latitude
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
Stump Pass Marina has a new vibe — thanks to new ownership. If you were fortunate enough to make it to their Grand Opening, you were fortunate to enjoy free … Find out how to read more online.
Lots to look at at Lido Beach
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
Three car loads of birders merged at Lido Beach. Our eagle eye, Deb Johnson, led the trip. Deb is quite a bit younger than most of the Venice Area Birding … Find out how to read more online.
Radio WaterLine
Thu  Mar 27 2014 08:00AM
A few weeks back, Capt. Mike Myers mentioned in a column that WaterLine would soon launch a radio show. While true, it was a bit premature, and ever since I’ve … Find out how to read more online.
Plant an oyster
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
Don’t worry folks, if you weren’t able to do your part on Earth Day this past week, there’s still time. Earth Day falls on April 22 each year. During my … Find out how to read more online.
Get schooled Set your sights on summer sailing
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
Sailing is a great way to relax and commune with nature, or to be in athletic competition that demands 100 percent of your mental and physical concentration. It can be … Find out how to read more online.
Leukemia Cup a hit
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
The recent 10th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta was more than just a sailboat race. Teams, volunteers and community organizations all came together at the Isles Yacht Club and organized a … Find out how to read more online.
Watery workout Mix it up a little, exercise on a paddleboard
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
One of the most common questions I receive from people is “how difficult is it to stand up on the board?” It is easy to learn how to stand up … Find out how to read more online.
Cleaning up the house
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
The honey-do lists around my house might be slightly different than most households. As a matter of fact, one glimpse at some of my recent requests and your family may … Find out how to read more online.
Is that a tornado?
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
Most boaters have seen a water spout at one time or another. They are pretty to watch, and are usually not too dangerous. But recently, a waterspout hit a marina … Find out how to read more online.
Above the law? Know your legal rights
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
As a handgun, concealed carry and self-defense trainer, I’m frequently asked questions about correct responses to an assailant in or around one’s home, property or vehicle. This type of confrontation … Find out how to read more online.
If only things were always this good
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
When you go to the water, you look to have a good time. You want to relax a little bit, catch some fish, enjoy some sunshine, and mainly, enjoy the … Find out how to read more online.
The last cold front?
Thu  Apr 24 2014 10:48AM
Here’s a common scenario which has occurred many times during the past few months: The morning of your long-anticipated fishing trip finally arrives. With boat, bait and buddies in tow, … Find out how to read more online.
Oysters: So much more than just a tasty snack
Fri  Apr 18 2014 08:00AM
What does an oyster do? Although it may seem they just sit around waiting for someone to douse them with hot sauce and slurp them down, in truth oysters are … Find out how to read more online.