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On the Water: Inshore fishing constant despite weather

First rain, then came the wind, that is how the week played out on the water. Early in the week, several days of thunderstorms brought us much needed rain, then blue skies returned with windy conditions. Offshore, there wasn’t much to report due to conditions, but inshore, anglers hooked into ...

Dolphin Tales: What do dolphins and bats have in common?

The nooks and crannies underneath the Matlacha Bridge are home to approximately 2,000 Brazilian free-tailed bats. Just one bat can consume up to 3,000 insects in a single night. They provide a very effective form of natural insect control. Dolphins and bats use echolocation to locate objects ...

It’s time to ‘clean our room’

To the editor: “You can go out and play after you clean your room. You live here, remember?” I can still hear my mother’s exasperated voice on Saturday mornings, my father growling in the background.  Years would pass before I integrated that message — you are responsible.    ...

Shine a light on political activism

To the editor: America these days demonstrates that there is no way that we can live a healthy, happy and mutually productive life for all without exercising conscience. I propose that any person or group of people who employ more than a few others or who engage in public political action ...

Norm’s Tasting Notes: 2017 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon

The North Georgia Wine Advisor normwine@bellsouth.net normwine@charter.net 2017 Obsidian Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon #17-2021 We had a great steak dinner the other night featuring a two inch thick New York Strip from our local meat market (The best in the Southeast), and a bottle of Obsidian ...

On the Water: It was a good week of fishing

Overall, it was a good week -- a fishy week on the water. A little windy at times, but no complaints from the inshore guys, and offshore reports were good as well. Good numbers of big Spanish mackerel came from inshore, around the gulf passes, and nearshore reefs. Inshore, anglers fishing of ...