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Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
WE WANT YOUR PHOTOS! Here’s how it works: Take pictures of your outdoor adventures. Send your high-quality digital photos to Editor@WaterLineWeekly.com. DO NOT send us photos of oversized or other … Find out how to read more online.
from the publisher’s desk • Josh Olive
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
I’ve never understood why so many people believe alcohol and boats go together. A day on the water is plenty of fun with no chemicals involved. But if you’re one … Find out how to read more online.
Buying a used handgun
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
Editor’s note: Make certain you triple check all handguns to be sure they are unloaded before running any of these checks. People ask me all the time about buying used … Find out how to read more online.
It’s probably the Russians
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
How many of you remember the Russian satellite Sputnik? It achieved fame in 1957 when the Soviets launched it skyward to become the very first manmade satellite to achieve orbit … Find out how to read more online.
Why are you here?
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
I usually try to avoid political discussions in this weekly forum, but it is getting to the point where that is impossible. The illegal aliens have infiltrated Peace River Wildlife … Find out how to read more online.
‘Reef’ fishing
Tue  Jun 27 2017 03:12PM
Although most of us refer to offshore bottom fishing as “reef fishing,” there are actually several distinct types of habitat out there, and each will hold a somewhat different mix … Find out how to read more online.
Jaded? Not me
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
Charlotte Harbor is a cool place. Hundreds of square miles of water in the Harbor is home to at least three marine mammals (can you name all three?), dozens of … Find out how to read more online.
Keep it alive
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
Summer has officially arrived, and it’s either raining or hot and sticky outside. Most of us don’t fish in the rain, so hot and sticky it is. As uncomfortable as … Find out how to read more online.
Snappers: More than just red
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
Say the word “snapper,” and most people will automatically assume you’re talking about red snapper. They don’t realize that, although red snapper is a great choice, there are so many … Find out how to read more online.
Swimmin’ a jig
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
When I talk about jigs, do you think of those big, heavy, short stocky baits that you can flip in and around cover in search of lunker largemouth bass? While … Find out how to read more online.
State cites BUI in fatal Englewood boating accident
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
PUNTA GORDA — “I don’t know what to do. I don’t want to give you my blood because I’ve been drinking,” is how Assistant State Attorney Marin Stark opened his … Find out how to read more online.
The tarpon are hot and so am I
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
It has just officially turned summer, and in Southwest Florida the tarpon fishing is in full swing and fly fishing is in its glory. There are 20- to 100-pound-plus fish … Find out how to read more online.
Grab the net — or don’t
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
I remember a time where I thought a landing net was one of the most important pieces of equipment you carried on a fishing trip. You couldn’t land a fish … Find out how to read more online.
Holidays are for family
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
Make time to enjoy some family fishing time over this Independence Day holiday. Since the Fourth falls on a Tuesday this year, many will take a week off work for … Find out how to read more online.
See a penny …
Thu  Jun 29 2017 01:00AM
One thing my parents taught me at a very young age was that money doesn’t grow on trees. Any time I see loose change lying on the ground, I go … Find out how to read more online.
More snapper
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
OK, what’s going on here? Federal and multiple state fishery regulators working together to give recreational anglers all over the Gulf a longer red snapper season? Can this be the … Find out how to read more online.
A bit of silver
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
Imagine having only one pond to fish in every time you went. You only have a couple of small species of fish to target. You set up the same pole … Find out how to read more online.
Kids having fun helping kids
Thu  Jun 15 2017 08:30AM
The 7th Annual Gasparilla Island Kids Classic tarpon tournament was held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 10 in legendary Boca Grande Pass. As always, the event was times to … Find out how to read more online.
No big deal? It was for her
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
Are you a litterbug? Sure you are — we’ve all been there. Tossed a cigarette butt out of the car window. Had a plastic Publix bag whip out of the … Find out how to read more online.
Keeping up with the changes
Thu  Jun 22 2017 08:30AM
We saw a significant improvement in the fishing action last week. My guess is the recent rain runoff has finally pushed the fish out into saltier waters of lower Charlotte … Find out how to read more online.


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