Friday, June 23, 2017

Skyway Piers

 A landlubber’s Paradise By Capt. Mel Berman, Florida Fishing Weekly It was a one of the most tragic events in Tampa Bay history -- which ultimately evolved into a major Florida asset. Some 26 years ago,...

Skyway Sliced in Half

 By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, Florida Fishing Weekly The news came like the proverbial bolt out of the blue. On Thursday, August 21st the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) announced that recreational vehicles, large trucks and...

Smaller May Be Better

By CAPT. MEL BERMAN, 970-WFLA Is it ego, a desire to keep up with the Joneses, or is it a sense that a larger vessel offers more stability and security?  Whatever the reason, most boat owners...

Americans Support Hunting and Fishing

Nationwide Survey Shows Most Americans Support Hunting and Fishing  By Mary Jane Williamson, American Sportfishing Association A new nationwide survey of Americans 18 years old and older shows that a strong majority of Americans support hunting...

Bolts of Lightning

A bolt from the sky, and a bolt back to safety By ALAN CLEMONS, The Fishing Wire  Tuesday afternoon at the gas pump the first drops of rain hit the windshield, and then a bolt of...

Calculating Fish Weight

With most of us practicing catch and release fishing these days -- and avoiding hanging a fish from a damaging gripping/weighing device, we need some way to calculate the approximate weight of a fish....

Etiquette… where did it go?

Originally contributed to ProAnglersJournal.com by Capt. C.A. Richardson on August 18, 2009 Inshore fishing has grown in popularity over the last few decades bringing throngs of new anglers to the sport; unfortunately a by-product of this...

Mapping Spawning Habitat for Seatrout in Tampa Bay

From the Fish & Wildlife Research institute  Spotted seatrout are the top catch for anglers in the Gulf of Mexico and one of the marine species most targeted in Florida waters*. Given the popularity of...

Report Wildlife Violations

Report Wildlife And Fish Law Violations Online  Call it joining the technology age. Floridians can now report fish and wildlife law violations online. Anyone who has knowledge of, or suspects, a violation involving saltwater or freshwater...

Saltwater Environment Can Be Deadly

 By John Roche, Park Ranger We have come to regard the soothing qualities and atmosphere of the saltwater scene as benign, yielding nothing but a relaxing escape from the cares of the everyday world. Yet...