When Summer Ends

As summer comes to a close and the majority of the country prepares for cold weather, Florida is opening its doors. Snowbirds return, travelers secure winter respite accommodations, and locals dust off their ‘winter gear.’ For those looking to catch a glimpse into what makes Florida such a popular destination, here are a few of […]

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Fishing in the Rain

If there’s one thing we all try to avoid, it’s fishing in the rain. Billowing clouds, the threat of lightning, and the thought of being wet send most anglers running for their vehicles. But is there any truth in our need to flee? The fish don’t care if we’re wet. Here is everything you need […]

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Red Snapper

We are in the height of American Red Snapper Season. Avid anglers and visitors hear talk of these delicious fish and want to get their hands on one. Here are the in’s and out’s of Red Snapper and all you need to know to be successful.  It would be best if you got your hands […]

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Beat the Summer Heat

Subscribe Now! It’s summer! And with that comes the concerns about Florida’s summer heat. We’re here to share a few fun facts and our favorite ways to beat the summer heat, Florida style. Believe it or not, Tampa Bay has never hit one-hundred degrees. Seriously! Since 1890 when they started recording our daily temperatures, we’ve […]

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King of the Beach

It’s a transition season in Florida, and the only thing more exciting than seeing our Snowbirds come and go is that Kingfish are in the bay. By Kingfish, we mean King Mackerel, and whether you’re catching one of these bad boys, a prized Snook, shark, or tarpon, it’s sure to make you King of the […]

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Bait

Spring is in the air, even in the subtropics of Florida. Although we’ve seen warm temperatures and sunny skies all season, we know spring is here because of the baitfish that appear. And since fishing is what we do in Florida, we’re looking at the water (not the trees) for signs of spring. If you’re […]

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Manatees

Travelers from around the globe travel to Florida with a desire to see the Manatees. Viewing and even swimming with these gentle giants is a bucket-list item that’s easy to fill here in Manatee County. Here are our favorite manatee experiences, plus a few fun facts to increase your viewing pleasure.  View the Manatees The […]

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Inflation

In an economy that seems to be spinning out of control, we find ourselves searching for concepts we can quickly adapt to neutralize the swing. Unless you’re on private land with a hobby farm in place, the idea is romantic at best. So how do we battle inflation while still having fun in our spare […]

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COVID Friendly

Whether you love your friends or hate them, it’s been a challenging couple of years for friendships. As fear of our mortality couples with political perspectives, health choices, and local mandates, the stress on relationships has grown tense. Those we thought we knew react differently than we expected. And those we never thought we’d entertain […]

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Increase Your Catch Rate

Ten percent of the anglers catch ninety percent of the fish in Tampa Bay. Ever wonder why these anglers are so successful and how you can become one of the ten percent? Here are our tips and tricks to increase your catch rate in the New Year. Whether you’re retired or on vacation, there’s a […]

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