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On the Water: What a week on the water

Wow! What a beautiful week it was on the waters around Southwest Florida. There were a lot of boats and our waters were busy. Hopefully everyone was decompressing from all the negative news of late. Fishing wasn't too bad either for a variety of fish.The sheepshead bite was strong all week ...

Dolphin Tales: What are the natural predators of bottlenose dolphins?

Bottlenose dolphin are cetaceans that rarely become prey thanks to their size, their intelligence, the use of echolocation and their level of socialization that gives them a significant advantage by staying in groups and intimidating their opponent. However, sharks will take the smallest ...

Lent: A season to toss or add?

Many people view Lent as Plan B for failed New Year's Resolutions. Therefore, for many people Lent is following that quaint custom of giving up some pleasure. And so, we toss, pitch, fling, resolve and shed a big crocodile tear while bragging about giving up Brussels sprouts for Lent. But ...

On the Water: It was an up and down week out on the water

The first week of March did not exactly deliver us the ideal fishing conditions anglers were hoping for. Mother Nature gave us plenty of wind followed with a cold front for the weekend.Ahead of the front, southwest winds prevailed for several days. Coupled with incoming water, afternoon tides ...

On the Water: Anything is possible in month of March

We closed out the month of February with tough fishing conditions that included cool weather and strong winds. With a new month we are in sight of a change of seasons and we can look forward to great fishing opportunities.Spring fishing is looked upon as some of the best of the year with a wide ...

On the Water: Snook, redfish and seatrout closure extended

We almost made it through the entire week with great weather and spring like conditions. Light wind and blue skies kept anglers smiling right up until Friday as strong winds and a cold front dropped in for the weekend.Offshore, fishing for red grouper was good from depths beginning at 75 feet ...

On the Water: Warm days spark good fishing in the area

Good weather with blue skies and plenty of sunshine made for a great week on the water around Southwest Florida. With water temperatures inshore climbing into the low to mid 70s, anglers found fishy conditions. Our only setback was poor tides for a few days, but that was small trade off to work ...

Dolphin Tales: Dolphin give new meaning to ‘half asleep’

While sleeping, the dolphin shuts down only half of its brain, along with the opposite eye. The other half of the brain stays awake at a low level of alertness. This attentive side is used to watch for predators, obstacles and other animals. It also signals when to rise to the surface for a ...

On the Water: A week of extreme low tides on the water

Well, that was an interesting week on the waters of Southwest Florida. To say we had some windy days would be an understatement as strong winds and even higher gusts kept many anglers off the water. It was all centered around a cold front that triggered the wind, dumped some rain, then coupled ...