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Last week while talking with my publisher, he reminded me that my column is called “Field to Table,” not “Fish For Supper.” He said, “Next tim…

If you haven’t had an issue with your local boat ramps closing down and cutting off access to your favorite fishing lake during the pandemic, …

After much introspection during our recent down time, I have decided that there are some confessions I want to make. I realize that some of yo…

I hear it all the time from customers: “I just bought this brand-new boat with the best electronics and man, you should see this state-of-the-…

I was busily working away at the newspaper’s Harborview Boulevard office when I heard a distant rumble. A quick peek at the radar showed a mas…

Several weeks ago, we experienced a red-tailed hawk sighting off Placida Road. We always are excited to see any birds of prey, but particularl…

Editor’s note: Robert has been a little preoccupied with work-related matters, so we present this column from a few years back.

Capt. Robert Moore, Frank and I arrive at the ramp early — so early that dawn is still gray. As we motor out of the basin, I check over my tac…

Wikipedia says that the English phrase “rule of thumb” refers to a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accura…

Birders are always birding. It goes from a hobby to a habit quickly, and it’s hard to stop. We are always craning our necks, squinting our eye…

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With everything that has gone on this year, I’ll bet you haven’t been thinking too much about water quality. After all, there’s no big red tid…

When think you have a great idea and you picture it working flawlessly in your mind, there is no turning back. You are compelled to give it a …

Gopher tortoises have been on the move. Last month, the males were out searching for mates. Now some females are starting to lay eggs. Please …

One of the more interesting parts of being a Sea Grant agent is when people send me their “Do you know what this is?” mystery finds. Sometimes…

Don Pedro Island State Park is in the northern part of Placida Harbor and is actually divided by the Intracoastal Waterway. The eastern part, …

Amberjack season is now open through the end of the month. I know that’s not very long, but you’ve got better than two weeks to go out and kee…

Most of you have probably caught a jack at some point. Jack crevalle are common catches around Charlotte Harbor. Most local anglers hold them …

Florida has a bunch of great lakes and waterways to catch bass. Places like Lake Okeechobee, the Kissimmee chain of lakes, and the St. John’s …

You don’t have to understand drag settings to catch fish. You don’t even have to have a drag at all, or even a reel for that matter. Just ask …

One of the best things about outdoor adventures is that you can choose to do them on your own or with hand-picked companions. A lot of mine ar…

I have taken a lot of flak for missing a couple deadlines recently. (Un)fortunately (depending on your opinion) I have been busy working on my…

We had a two-day heat wave recently. The temperature was 90 and humid. Don was complaining about summer in Florida and how hot and muggy it is…

We’re getting into the thick of tarpon season. There are a lot of fish out there, and every day there are more and more showing up. And there …