Category Archives: Environment

The Challenge our Fisheries Face: Is Growth the same as Progress?

The Challenge our Fisheries Face: Is Growth the same as Progress?   Here in Charlotte Harbor our fisheries have been slipping for several years and are presently, for the most part, in crisis mode. Stricter fisheries management is one way to … Continue reading

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A Meeting with the Mullet Man

 A Meeting with the Mullet man: I’ve been offline a long time for a slew of reasons. Record cold weather, record hot, high winds, red tide, terrible fishing, house guests, and a fried laptop round out the list. Well, enough … Continue reading

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The Red Tide Lingers

The Red Tide Lingers: Down here we just had 10 days of below normal temperatures coupled with serious high winds. Several mornings were in the 30’s and one dipped to freezing. Now that may not sound like much to you … Continue reading

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A Red Tide for Christmas

A Red Tide for Christmas:  A couple days back, I got out early once again to take advantage of a decent morning tide. Right off it became apparent, however, all wasn’t well on the flats. The water was murky for … Continue reading

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Water Temperature Fluctuations on the Flat

Water Temperature Fluctuations on the Flat: We just had four mornings in a row  in the low to mid forties. Folks, that’s chilly for southwest Florida. Obviously those nippy dawns also had an effect on water temperature. Prior the shallow … Continue reading

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