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  • Cobias biting off Pompano Beach

    Cobias biting off Pompano Beach
    Offshore fishing has been OK, but one of the bright spots this week has been the arrival of cobias. Capt. Jim Beran of the Helen S drift boat at Hillsboro Inlet Marina had three cobias caught on his Monday morning trip and four cobias landed on his...
  • Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal

    Rainy season expected to be warmer and drier than normal
    Call it a rain delay. This year’s rainy season likely won’t begin for another week or two, or considerably later than the average start date of May 20. That’s thanks to the unusually late cold front that arrived over South Florida last...
  • Reel Line wins 'Walk On Water' tournament

    Reel Line wins 'Walk On Water' tournament
    Reel Line made Saturday's "Walk On Water" Salt Water Fishing Tournament a family affair. Jason Miller and his sons Chris, Jared and Brian won top boat honors as well as several other categories in the 14th annual tournament put on by the St. Coleman's...
  • Paddle Florida's other National Wild and Scenic River

    It's well-known that our very own Wekiva River is designated a National Wild and Scenic River, great for kayaking and canoeing. Just one other Florida river has such a designation: the Loxahatchee River, two hours south of Orlando. It's a river dark...
  • Wahoo turns a slow day into a special day

    Wahoo turns a slow day into a special day
    A slow day of fishing turned into a day Michael Victor will never forget. Victor caught a 70-pound wahoo Friday morning fishing with his uncle Jack Moroney and Tyler Houk. "It was a monster," said Victor, 22, of Davie. "It was our only bite of the...
  • New levee system aims to prevent flooding in western Palm Beach County

    A bigger, wider levee system will be constructed in western Palm Beach County to protect neighborhoods that suffered catastrophic flooding two years ago in Tropical Storm Isaac. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection approved new berms that...
  • Big wahoo helps KERI-N-ON to victory

    Big wahoo helps KERI-N-ON to victory
    Here's a tip from Capt. Jason Naumann of the KERI-N-ON fishing team: Don't ever intentionally break off or cut off a fish until you see what you've hooked. That's how KERI-N-ON landed a 54.32-pound wahoo that never fought like a wahoo. The wahoo was...
  • Wahoo bite still good in wake of full moon

    More than two weeks after the full moon in August, wahoo fishing remains really good in South Florida. Most years, the wahoo bite is best a few days before and a few days after the full moon, which was Aug. 10. There were a few nice wahoos caught...
  • Labor Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot

    Labor Day weekend: Mostly sunny and hot
    It should be a nice holiday weekend to play outdoors or plan a backyard barbecue, if you don't mind the heat. There also is a chance of afternoon showers or storms, particularly today and on Monday, Labor Day. South Florida's Friday forecast calls for...
  • Rescued Florida panther recovers, enters new home

    Rescued Florida panther recovers, enters new home
    A Florida panther kitten discovered near death in the Everglades seven months ago has recovered, gained weight and entered his new home at a wildlife park near Tampa. His specially built enclosure stands at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife...
  • Thousands of homes out of proposed flood zones

    Thousands of Palm Beach County homes are removed from flood zones in a preliminary federal plan, county officials said. The Federal Emergency Management Agency posted the proposed maps Friday evening on the agency's new Flood Map Service Center. The...