Florida officials announce license-free fishing days
Updated 11/28/2013 at 1:07 p.m. 0 comments
Florida Gov. Rick Scott is waiving fishing license requirements for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Boater dies after falling into Lake Okeechobee
Published 11/19/2013 at 6:08 a.m. 1 comment
Authorities say a boater is dead after falling into Lake Okeechobee.
Boat nearly sinks at Naples City Dock
Published 11/12/2013 at 6:47 a.m. 7 comments
Four people in Collier County came face-to-face with disaster Monday when their boat started taking on water near the Naples City Dock.
RedSnook tourney nets record $140,000 for Conservancy of Southwest Florida research efforts
Published 11/6/2013 at 12:23 p.m. 0 comments
Forty-six teams participated in the 2013 RedSnook Catch & Release Charity Tournament that took place Nov. 1-3, generating a record $140,000 net revenue to support the water quality protection and gamefish research conducted by Conservancy of Southwest Florida.
On The Hook: Fishing – Skill or luck?
Published 10/31/2013 at 9:53 a.m. 0 comments
It's an ageless argument enacted out every day by folks who fish. It's a ying and yang thing that seemingly gets played out by the evidence in each instance. For example; take yesterday: fishing with a nice couple from New ...
Dredging set to begin at Doctors Pass, monthlong project expected
Published 10/17/2013 at 6:19 p.m. 0 comments
Doctors Pass dredging begins this week. What's being done, for how long, how is it going to be paid for and where is the sand going to be placed?
On The Hook: Follow the bait
Published 10/17/2013 at 12:35 p.m. 0 comments
Follow most any detective thriller that frequently plays out a stymied hero as their leads go cold in nailing the perpetrator; then watch what happens next. Usually, there is a reflective moment when the partner asks our hero what they ...
On The Hook: Hunt for reds in October
Published 10/1/2013 at 3:06 p.m. 0 comments
No, this is not a sequel to the famous Tom Clancy novel but it does deal with another elusive seaborne target, piscatorial this time, known as the red drum aka the redfish.Prized by anglers from all over the southeastern United ...
On The Hook: The joys and benefits of flexible fishing
Published 9/19/2013 at 7:29 a.m. 0 comments
The first contact was a phone call late one recent August evening. After introductions, the caller inquired about charter fishing availability over the ensuing weeks. Once informed that we had a number of morning openings, he followed with his specific ...
Red snapper open for recreational harvest in Oct.
Published 9/14/2013 at 3:41 p.m. 2 comments
Red snapper season will be open for recreational harvest in state and federal waters come fall.
Catch of the Day: Southwest Florida anglers show off the big ones
Published 9/12/2013 at 12:00 a.m. 0 comments
The Naples Daily News and naplesnews.com are showcasing fishing photos from throughout the region. Anyone can submit a photo for inclusion.
Man injured in boat explosion near Naples City Dock
Updated 9/4/2013 at 8:01 p.m. 2 comments
City officials say one man was taken to hospital Wednesday with burns after his boat exploded near the Naples City Dock.
On The Hook: Snookmania
Published 9/4/2013 at 8:43 a.m. 0 comments
To many, the snook is not an ordinary fish; it's an a absolute passion with fins. Take for example, this past Saturday evening, hours before the snook season reopened after a two year closure, it was like Christmas Eve – ...
Coast Guard urges boating safety over Labor Day weekend
Published 8/30/2013 at 11:52 a.m. 0 comments
The U.S. Coast Guard is urging boaters across the state to use caution as they enjoy Labor Day weekend.
Snookin 'N Cookin: Snook reopening to the delight of anglers and cooks everywhere
Published 8/28/2013 at 10:59 a.m. 0 comments
Extra, extra! Read all about it! Twenty-eight inches to 33 inches! One for you and one for me! After being closed since December 2009, we can now put a snook in the box! I don't know who's more excited, the ...
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