The Mystery of the Hammerhead - A plane flying in the air - Tiger shark

The Mystery of the Hammerhead

For generations, Keys watermen have been terrorizing youngsters with stories of “Big Mo.” Legend has it the 18-foot Great Hammerhead had eyeballs “as big as baseballs” and...
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Santa’s Catch

The day before Christmas I received quite a shock, when Santa and his reindeer showed up at the dock. Rudolph and Prancer, Dancer and Blitzen, looking for...
A small boat in a body of water - Fish

If the problem is a big toothy fish, the solution is a wire leader...

If you live in the Florida Keys, or are a frequent visitor, you know that the fishing forecast can be extremely unpredictable in the winter months. One...

30 is the new 20: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary turns 30

“Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band, Down in Kokomo.” Released in...
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Recipe – Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Over the past few weeks, the Epicurean has received two requests for blackened dishes. One from Sundowners, for their lightly blackened Yellowtail with warm mango salsa, and...
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Offshore Excitement

What a great time it is to be in the Florida Keys. The seas have been calm, the temperatures are nice and warm (but not too hot),...
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Recipe – Garlic and Beer Marinated Peel & Eat Shrimp

The next time you are having a party, try this variation of peel and eat shrimp. Suck the tails then peel and eat the shrimp! Garlicky,...
A person holding a fish swimming under water - Spearfishing

Hogfish is the perfect target for beginning spearfishermen

(Editor’s Note: James Simsic, a homegrown Marathon conch, is The Weekly’s newest fishing columnist. Below, he introduces readers to the sport of spearfishing and gives them a...
A person holding a fish on a boat in a body of water - Hawk Channel

Redfish and snook move to the edges of flats and channels

With apologies to Bob Dylan, “the seasons are a changing.” The flats angler’s winter arrived last weekend when the first cold front and stiff NNW winds blew...
Vandenberg project celebrates 10-year anniversary with weekend of events - Exhibition

Vandenberg project celebrates 10-year anniversary with weekend of events

On May 27, 2009 the USNS Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg was intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, six miles...

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