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Dolphin Tales: The dolphin and porpoise

Many people confuse dolphins and porpoises. They both belong to the order Cetacea and suborder Odontoceti but there are some important differences. Porpoises are not commonly found in Florida waters. There are 6 species of porpoises and 41 species of dolphins. Porpoises are smaller ranging in ...

On the Water: It was a good week for offshore anglers

The best fishing came from offshore over the past week, as inshore waters were hot and many areas experienced issues with water quality.Fishing offshore, with exception of the heat, you could not have asked for better weather. Blue skies, flat calm seas and very few storms made for ideal ...

On the Water: Summer fishing has arrived in Southwest Florida

Summer has officially arrived and with it comes the hot and humid days. Weekdays are relatively sparse of anglers with weekends getting most of the attention. Summer also brings us days with little to no wind, hot yes, but good for offshore runs.It was another good week for offshore anglers -- ...

On the Water: Favorable conditions for fishing offshore and inshore

Favorable weather for the better part of the week allowed anglers to venture to their favorite fishing grounds from offshore to inshore.With American red snapper season open and great weather, anglers made the long trek into gulf waters. Results were mixed -- many reported a slow bite although ...

Dolphin Tales: Baby dolphin

A female dolphin gives birth to one calf every two to three years. The gestation period is 11 months. Dolphins give live birth as do humans. When the female goes into labor she will have at least two attendants, similar to midwives. The attendants, however, can also be males. The attendants ...

On the Water: It was a wet week, but fishing was good

Well, we needed rain and we got it. Despite such a wet week and thunderstorms popping in at any time, fishing reports were good.Gag grouper seasons opened for all anglers on the first of the month and American red snapper season opened for federally permitted for-hire vessels. Red snapper ...

On the Water: June kicks off lazy days of summer on the waters

This month kicks off the lazy days of summer on the waters around southwest Florida. Warm sunny days with calm seas followed by afternoon thunderstorms is our typical weather pattern. The Coronavirus pandemic has no doubt altered summer vacation plans and travel for many of us. On the positive ...

On the Water: Memorial Day is beginning of our warm season

With the exception of a couple days that brought us much needed rain, weather and fishing conditions were near perfect leading up to Memorial Day weekend. Looking ahead, we are quickly exiting spring and heading into our warm or summer season.As we progress into the warmer months, it can get ...

On the Water: Another windy week on the water

Strong gusty winds hampered fishing efforts throughout the week before settling down for a great weekend on the water.Tarpon hook-ups were reported in Boca Grande Pass throughout the week although at times it was very difficult or impossible to fish due to rough water conditions. During adverse ...

On the Water: Fishing the full moon tides

A little cool front dropped down mid-week and brought some north and easterly wind with a slight drop in temperature and humidity. However, full moon tides moved a lot of water in and out and gave us some of the highest tides of the year.Fishing around public wrecks and reefs yielded Spanish ...