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Monday, July 14, 2014


Published Monday, July 14, 2014

Gulf recreational red snapper season closes July 15 in state waters. Weather Underground is predicting gusty winds Monday-Thursday. Captain Rick Grassett says tarpon fishing will remain strong next week as we head away from a full moon. Tarpon schools will break up after spawning then will return to the beach as singles, doubles and smaller schools that are ready to eat!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014


Published Thursday, July 10, 2014

A ridge of high pressure is forecast to remain over the waters through Friday producing light winds less than 10 knots and light seas. This high will move northward on Saturday causing the winds to shift to an east southeast direction but will still remain below 15 knots. Catch and release snook in passes and around docks and bridges close to passes. You should find reds and big trout on shallow flats or edges of bars in Sarasota Bay or fish deep grass flats for trout, blues and more.

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Monday, July 7, 2014


Published Monday, July 7, 2014

High pressure will ridge across the coastal waters through the end of the week. This will keep an east to southeast wind flow in place with light seas. Afternoon sea breezes will develop each day and allow for isolated to scattered thunderstorms. Catch and release snook in passes and around docks and bridges close to passes. You should find reds and big trout on shallow flats or edges of bars in Sarasota Bay or fish deep grass flats for trout, blues and more.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014


Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission encourages families and young anglers to try a diversity of freshwater fishing locations and techniques to catch a variety of fish. The “Big Catch” program is Florida's family-friendly, freshwater angler-recognition program, with 33 different freshwater fish to target. Simply catch a fish that exceeds the qualifying length or weight, take a photo and submit it to BigCatchFlorida.com. Special youth sizes encourage their participation, and qualifiers earn a customized color-certificate, decal and discount for a photo mount.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014


Published Thursday, July 3, 2014

Local law enforcement agencies will be out in force over the July Fourth holiday weekend to make sure boaters are adhering to safety laws. The first tropical storm of the season, Arthur, could create storm conditions over the next few days as it moves north along the East Coast. The Manatee County Sheriff's released stats incurred during Operation Dry Water, a national effort designed to decrease the number of boaters operating vessels while under the influence. 

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Monday, June 30, 2014


Published Monday, June 30, 2014

Scalloping season opened June 28! Be sure to read Amanda Nalley's column on the family friendly activity. Law enforcement officers all over the state will be participating in "Operation Dry Water," a program designed to cut down on BUI's, over the July 4 holiday. Gag grouper season will begin July 1 in federal waters. FWC lawmakers intend to simplify saltwater regulations in Manatee County; find out why!

 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014


Published Thursday, June 26, 2014

The Gulf temperature is on the rise and fishing has never been better. A weak disturbance aloft will bring increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms both today and Friday. A more typical summer thunderstorm pattern will return to the area over the weekend.

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Monday, June 23, 2014


Published Monday, June 23, 2014

The FWC is working to streamline saltwater rules in Manatee County. Catch and release snook fishing should also be good in passes and around docks and bridges close to passes. Look for reds and big trout on shallow flats or edges of bars in Sarasota Bay or fish deep grass flats for trout, blues and more. An afternoon sea breeze will develop each day this week, winds and seas will be locally higher in and around any storms over the water.

 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014


Published Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 21 marks the first official day of summer, but all the signs of summer are already here. The Gulf temperature is on the rise and fishing has never been better. A weak disturbance aloft will bring increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms both today and Friday. A more typical summer thunderstorm pattern will return to the area over the weekend.

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Monday, June 16, 2014


Published Monday, June 16, 2014
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The FWC is requesting help locating several species of rare birds including, southeastern American kestrels, burrowing owls and painted buntings. The FWC is also holding regional workshops to inform local governments on ways to protect gopher tortoises. Tarpon fishing should be good next week as we head away from a full moon. Catch and release snook fishing should be good in the surf, in passes and around docks and bridges close to passes.

 

 

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Obituaries

Name Date
Gary Payne August 16, 2014
Thelma Bowlby August 17, 2014
Mildred Haas August 15, 2014
Virginia Townsend August 14, 2014
Richard Berger August 16, 2014
Daniel Ibasfalean August 17, 2014
James Jaso August 5, 2014
Herman Searcy August 12, 2014
Raymond Tigue August 12, 2014
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