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On the Water: It was another good week of fishing

Much of the week brought perfect fishing conditions with blue skies, lite winds and lower humidity. Winds ramped up over the weekend regulating anglers to fishing inshore and just off the beaches.   Despite a few windy days and bumpy conditions, anglers fishing offshore scored with grouper, ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2017 14 Hands Stampede Red Blend

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2017 14 Hands Stampede Red Blend #43-2020 The 14 Hands Stampede is a pretty good choice for a value priced red blend which is easy to drink, and pairs well with a variety of foods. This blend is predominately Syrah ...

On the Water: Enjoying warm weather and good fishing

Warm weather continued over the week making for summer like fishing conditions. Anglers fishing the inshore waters enjoyed a good week for a variety of fish. Redfish numbers were good over the week with fish averaging in size from 20-31 inches. Fishing the morning high water through the ...

Dolphin Tales: Killer whales harvest shark livers

Did you know that the killer whale is an oceanic dolphin? Our Atlantic bottlenose dolphin (which are in our local waters) can be up to 12 feet in length while the killer whale, or orca, can reach up to 25 feet in length. The orca have a voracious appetite for shark’s liver, particularly that ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2018 Coppola Director’s Cut Cabernet Sauvignon

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2018 Coppola Director's Cut Cabernet Sauvignon #42-2020 We had the pleasure to visit old friends at their place on the beach last week. While there we celebrated a gorgeous sunset with a bottle of Francis Ford ...

On the Water: Fish will be on the move in October

October is a refreshing month for anglers in Southwest Florida. After a long, hot summer, we finally get relief with cooler days and lower humidity. That combination can get your blood pumping and energy up for some good fishing. And good fishing we come to expect this month as fish are active, ...

On the Water: Good fishing with favorable weather and tides

It was another beautiful week on the water that started with cooler temperatures and breezy days. As the week concluded, flat seas returned as well as hot days. After a great summer snapper season across our inshore waters, they appear to be thinning out as they make their way offshore as the ...

Dolphin Tales: Fungie the Dingle Dolphin

Scientists don’t fully understand why some dolphins leave their pod and seek out humans as their companions. They could be cast out, or lost, or orphaned. Perhaps they became entangled in fishing line or cast net and were abandoned by their pod. For whatever reason, there are many accounts ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2019 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2019 Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc #40-2020 In the past New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc has been a little intense with the grapefruit taste for my palate. However the latest offering from Nobilo seems to have more balance in ...

On the Water: Fall fishing begins across Southwest Florida

As we put summer behind us and roll into the first week of fall, anglers will find good fishing opportunities inshore and in gulf waters. Large bait schools are hanging over grass flats throughout Pine Island Sound and Charlotte Harbor. Fishing around these areas produced steady action with ...