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Five Florida saltwater fishing tips from a professional

Five Florida saltwater fishing tips from a professional

George Poveromo, the host of George Poveromo's World of Saltwater Fishing on NBC Sports Network, offered five tips that will help anglers anywhere they travel in search of big fish:1. Be prepared"I'll rig all tackle, baits and/or lures the day or eve...
Published: 02/16/18
Reality TV absent when Amish, Mennonites head to Siesta Key for Spring Break

Reality TV absent when Amish, Mennonites head to Siesta Key for Spring Break

The woman shuffled from the snack stand at Siesta Key toting cheese fries. She wore a head covering, a green modesty swim dress and the footwear that transcends religion and culture, Crocs.Here, near Sarasota's Amish and Mennonite community of Pinecr...
Published: 02/14/18
Captiva and Sanibel islands captivate visitors with sunsets and shelling

Captiva and Sanibel islands captivate visitors with sunsets and shelling

In the sultry heat of this lush island, the salty, sweet smell of sea grapes casts a spell on visitors.On sandy paths to the beach and on strolls down narrow shaded streets, you'll smell those fragrant flowers and secretly wonder how much it would ta...
Updated one month ago
An Insiderís guide to Caladesi Island, which isnít really its own island

An Insiderís guide to Caladesi Island, which isnít really its own island

North of Clearwater Beach, beyond the last brown beach house, where the mangroves jut nearly out to the sea, lies seclusion.Keep walking on the sand as it turns from smooth grains into millions of tiny seashell bits that crunch under your feet. The b...
Updated one month ago
Insider tips to buying your first kayak

Insider tips to buying your first kayak

Maybe you've found yourself itching to commit to a kayak this summer. Florida's surrounding bodies of water are begging you to come feel the sun and spray of the ocean on your skin.With a kayak of your own, you can load up and float out anytime, near...
Updated one month ago
Florida says 538 manatees died in 2017, the third highest total on record

Florida says 538 manatees died in 2017, the third highest total on record

The state has released figures about manatee deaths in 2017, and it hasn't been good.From the Tampa Bay Times' Craig Pittman:ST. PETERSBURG — Red Tide algae blooms and speeding boaters helped push manatee deaths in Florida to 538 in 2017, the t...
Updated one month ago
A floating bar finds a new home on the aptly named Beer Can Island near Apollo Beach

A floating bar finds a new home on the aptly named Beer Can Island near Apollo Beach

One thing to keep in mind while exploring the coast: A boat can take you to the strangest of beaches.The owners of a floating bar faced complaints from neighbors about the noise, so they found a deal on an entire island between Apollo Beach and ...
Updated one month ago
Good places to see manatees in the wild when itís cold out

Good places to see manatees in the wild when itís cold out

Beachgoers aren't the only ones along the Florida shoreline that suffer when the weather turns cold.This is the time of year manatees flock together to deal with dropping temps, amassing in springs and water discharge basins to take advantage of...
Updated one month ago
Here are 7 tips to enjoying a Florida beach in cold weather

Here are 7 tips to enjoying a Florida beach in cold weather

NEWS FLASH! It's cold in Florida! Like, for real, you guys.This time of year, plenty of folks come from northern climes to enjoy what they thought would be warmer temps. And while that's technically true if you're coming from anywhere above the ...
Updated: 2 months ago
Bob Heilmanís Beachcomber restaurant in Clearwater Beach is popular for a reason

Bob Heilmanís Beachcomber restaurant in Clearwater Beach is popular for a reason

Bob Heilman's Beachcomber, a famed institution in Clearwater Beach, is one of those fabled restaurants that define a town.It's a legendary landmark, a spot that has been open seemingly forever. It's always filled to capacity with local...
Updated: 2 months ago