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  1. Anglers wary about Red Tide

    Outdoors

    ST. PETERSBURG Nothing creates more confusion and anguish among anglers than the words "Red Tide." …

  2. Captain's Corner: Tides picking up, helping bite

    Outdoors

    What's hot: Strong incoming tides the past few days have resulted in a great morning bite. With abundant medium-sized pilchards in the area, live chumming for redfish, trout, amberjack, mackerel and ladyfish on the lower stages of the tide has been a consistent pattern. Target flats that have a quick dropoff on the outer edge — typically channel edges and spoil island flats. The current moves well along these deeper troughs and can carry your chummers way down the edge, attracting fish into casting range. …

  3. East Bay Fishing Report

    Outdoors

    Bait: We're finally seeing consistent bait showing up on the flats throughout Tampa Bay. When it comes to size, it is a mixed bag. I use a quarter-inch mesh net and even then still get a few stickers. The better bait is in about 4 to 5 feet of water. You will want to chum them up with tropical fish food. I wouldn't even bother getting on the flat too early and throwing. If you wait until the sun comes up, you will only have to throw a couple of times. …

  4. Captain's Corner: Target mangrove snapper

    Outdoors

    What's hot: Mangrove snapper fishing inside Tampa Bay will stay among the best bets into next month. We caught more than three dozen Saturday morning along the edge of the ships channel nearly 5 miles inside the Sunshine Skyway bridge. Others have had success at major bridges and artificial reefs in the bay. The tides associated with the current new moon will keep mangrove snapper chewing in the early morning and just before dark. …

  5. Captain's Corner: Redfish action will heat up

    Outdoors

    What's hot: We should start seeing more redfish action. This past month, we found lots of singles and a few bigger schools, but getting them to take live bait with any consistency was difficult. We seemed to have better luck using cutbait on the bottom. Tampa Bay typically produces good catches of redfish. You just need to find the ones ready to eat. Redfish will push into the mangrove-lined shores and oyster bars on incoming tides. Artificial lures fished on the grass flats and around the mangroves early in the morning usually offer excitement. …

  6. Captain's Corner: Redfish picking up

    Outdoors

    What's hot: Large redfish schools are active in the Pinellas Point area. I have spots to fish on a low tide, and other spots on a high tide. When the water gets too shallow, redfish rapidly move to deeper water. I watch the school's movement and pay attention to which direction they fall off the flat. After years of observing, I have an idea where they are heading depending on what the tide is doing. …

  7. Laughing gas in delivery rooms? More area hospitals say yes

    Health

    TAMPA — Pregnant with her third child, Lizzy Lester knew she wanted a natural, unmedicated delivery. But she jumped at an option to take the edge off the labor pains: nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. …

  8. Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer

    Nation

    WASHINGTON — A century and a half after his valiant death at the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation's highest military decoration.  …

  9. Captain's Corner: Get ready to target snook

    Outdoors

    What's hot: Snook season opens Monday. Most schools will still be on the beach. During the first week or two, daylight will shorten, sending the snook to the upper parts of the bay. Late in September, they will move to the docks and bridges inside the passes. As we move into October, most schools will move north along the west side of Tampa Bay. Then it's to the shallows south of the Gandy and the upper parts of Tampa Bay. …

  10. Rubio to Obama: Executive action on immigration could 'close the door' to reform in Congress

    The Buzz

    Sen.  Marco Rubio wrote a letter to President Obama in advance of his expected executive action to legalize more undocumented immigrants. Dear Mr. President: …

  11. Captain's Corner: Ready for redfish

    Outdoors

    What's hot: Recent heavy rains over Tampa Bay have cooled water temperatures a bit, triggering redfish to feed leisurely. But water temperatures are still in the upper 80s, making fishing tough. The use of cutbait on the flats can be deadly on lethargic reds. On a recent trip, cutbait out-fished the beautiful live offerings 5-to-1. A small split shot and a piece of cut ladyfish or pinfish for bait will yield good numbers, even on the really hot days. …

  12. Tampa Bay Times preseason college football Top 25

    College

    The Tampa Bay Times preseason top 25 as selected by staff writer Joey Knight, a voter in the Associated Press poll. His AP ballot will be available each week during the season on his blog at tampabay.com/blogs/bulls. 1. Florida State …

  13. Hurricane Andrew ravaged South Florida 22 years ago this weekend

    State

    I read through the Times' coverage of the storm. Chris Lavin, Anne V. Hull, Bill Adair, David Barstow, Bill Moss and Diane Rado, on 1A, on Aug. 25, 1992: Trucks were picked up and flung on top of warehouses. At an Acura dealership, new cars were stacked on top of each other like cordwood. …

  14. Why haven't Jameis Winston and the Florida State footballers been to visit Barack Obama at the White House?

    State

    "We've tried to give them a thousand dates, but we couldn't get it worked out," Jimbo Fisher, the team's head coach, said back in June. The Seminoles' season starts a week from tomorrow. It still hasn't happened. Here's why, wrote the Bradenton Herald's Alan Dell: …

  15. Editorial: Scott has heard the science, now he should act

    Editorials

    Gov. Rick Scott gets credit for listening this week to climate scientists from Eckerd College, Florida State University and elsewhere describe the ways humans are affecting climate change, the impact of global warming on the state and how government can respond. That is more than other skeptics have done, and the Florida Cabinet and the Legislature could use an expert tutorial as well. Now the governor should take the next step and develop a comprehensive approach to addressing an issue that will dramatically affect Florida's future. …

  16. Fresh seafood key to Caribbean Shellfish Delight

    Health

    June to September is calico scallop season along the west coast of Florida. During our annual trek to Homosassa Springs, concern about Red Tide and oil contamination seemed to outweigh the nutritional benefits of harvesting wild scallops — a real privilege for us on the west coast of Florida. …

  17. Interview: SeaWorld CEO defends mission in wake of Blackfish film, hit to stock price

    Tourism

    Orlando Sentinel SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. should have done more to counter the anti-captivity documentary "Blackfish" and in the future will promote its rescue and conservation efforts more aggressively, company chief executive officer Jim Atchison said in a wide-ranging interview. …

  18. A cop trying to get over the tragedy in her life

    The Feed

    On PBS, which is still America's main source of televised British crime shows, a glance at the current "Masterpiece Mystery!" schedule reveals a boy's club: Inspector Lewis, Detective Constable Morse, Hercule Poirot, David Tennant as a tricky lawyer, Jack Davenport as a crusading doctor. …

  19. ALS ice bucket challenge deserves tidal wave of support

    Human Interest

    I can't understand why some people want to dump water on a good idea. The positives that have poured out of the ALS ice bucket challenge far outweigh the negatives. In case you've missed this Internet sensation, let me explain. …

  20. Scott listens but won't commit to climate change appeal by scientists

    The Buzz

    Gov. Rick Scott listened to five of Florida’s top climate scientists Tuesday as they urged him to show leadership and develop policies to offset the impact of human-induced climate change to the state. …

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