A fishing glossary of terms — “bull,” “bucket mouth,” and “swamp”

Hemingway ran with the bulls, Jordan played for the bulls and anglers are catching bull redfish in the Gulf! Bull redfish are the reds that can reach...

You Screen, I Screen: Sunscreen “Ban” Makes Waves

On Jan. 15, demonstrators filled the sidewalks outside of Key West City Hall, brandishing signs with message like “Have Morals, Save the Corals.” Reef Relief, a nonprofit...

Local Marathon Anglers Featured on Syndicated Show

Two Conchs Sport Fishing TV show is on the air, broadcast on the Sportsman Channel. “I was up this morning watching it,” said Capt. Jack Carlson of Two...

4th Annual Island Boat Show at Hawks Cay This Weekend

The public is invited to the fourth annual Island Boat Show this weekend at Hawks Cay Resort and Marina on Duck Key. The boat show is a...

MANATEE NUMBERS – It hasn’t been a good year

t hasn’t been a good year for the manatee in the state of Florida. Statewide, there have been 763 deaths reported in the first 11 months compared...

FISHING GIFTS – Suggestions from an expert

Years ago a long-time client of mine handed me a small gift-wrapped box before a backcountry trip. I opened it to find a pair of $350 titanium...

Mote Marine hosts eco-friendly event

Mote Marine Laboratory’s first annual Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 at Founders Park in Islamorada. The fun and activities go from...

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...

Conch Republic Marine Army keeps growing

More than 2,000 different people have signed waivers with Conch Republic Marine Army and have helped clean nearshore waters of debris. Car parts, refrigerators, lawn mowers, paint...

DOLPHIN RESCUE – A day’s recreation turns into a great save

During this past weekend’s Take Stock in Children Fishing Tournament, two local fishing guides, Michael Shipley of Island Bay Charters and Cris Jones, of Mudpuppy Charters, spotted...