What’s a national park worth to the towns near it? Plenty in terms of money spent by visitors and local jobs created and sustained by that patronage.
Complete recovery of snook from the catastrophic cold kill of January 2010 has been o-fish-ially proclaimed. It’s no surprise to fishing-doers who figured it out themselves before the state began counting snook last year to see if it was so.
Bullseye the boxweiler relies on body language to communicate his thoughts on current fishing trends.
Have you noticed that dolphin are scarce this summer? I didn’t until just now when I went to the garage and looked in the freezer, where I would have bet on finding some. I got skunked. A baggy labeled porgy and grunts and another marked grouper are in there, and I found one of bait, but no dolphin.
Singing the marine industry’s praises Music, educational seminars and family-fun activities will take place during the annual Marine Industry Day on Saturday, June 18, at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale. For more information go to www.marineindustryday.org.
New overnight lodging facilities are so sorely missed at Flamingo in Everglades National Park that potential concessionaires are being offered early payback of their construction costs — $5,350,000 at least, and more if they choose to build more than the minimum required by a new prospectus.
The sawfish is a peculiar creature with a long snoot resembling an oldtime lumberjack’s two-man felling saw, with long teeth on both sides. If you haven’t seen one of those, imagine a modern hedge trimmer’s blade.
Hollywood buddies Ed White and Bill Stuber fish frequently in South Florida’s coastal mangroves and the Intracoastal. Though the friends rarely end their outings empty handed, the yield is never seafood. “We find all kinds of weird things; computers, tools, beach chairs — even guns,” Bill Stuber said.
Bullseye the boxweiler relies on body language to communicate his thoughts on current fishing trends.
Singing the marine industry’s praises Music, educational seminars and family-fun activities will take place during the annual Marine Industry Day on Saturday, June 18, at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale. For more information go to www.marineindustryday.org.

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