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  1. Garrison Keillor: That tide in the affairs of men


    Back when I was 16 and an idealist, I decided that our church youth group — I was president — should sit and listen to Handel's oratorio Messiah and have a spiritual experience so I brought my LP and sat everyone down in a circle and talked about how wonderful it was and set the needle down on the vinyl. …

  2. Photo gallery: Peach Bowl, Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Washington Huskies


    View a gallery of images from the Peach Bowl as the Crimson Tide of Alabama face the Washington Huskies Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough (9) celebrates a first quarter touchdown with offensive lineman Cam Robinson (74) during the first quarter of the Chick Fil A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta on Saturday December 31, 2016.
  3. Jones: Gimme the Tide, 42-20, in the Peach Bowl


    ATLANTA — When you think about Washington's task, trying to knock off mighty Alabama in Saturday's national semifinal, you can't help but think the Huskies have no chance. …

    Washington head coach Chris Petersen and Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban take questions during the Chick Fil A Peach Bowl coaches press conference on Friday December 30, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. The Peach Bowl is Saturday December 31, at 3pm between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Washington Huskies.
  4. Alabama Crimson Tide fans: Bear, Saban … enough said


    "On the sixth day God created football, and on the seventh day he rested. Roll Tide." Pretty sure that's the way the scripture goes. At least in the Bible Belt. …

    Alabama head coach Nick Saban watches a drill during a Peach Bowl NCAA college football practice in Atlanta, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016. Alabama and Washington will face off in the Peach Bowl football game Saturday. (AP Photo/David Goldman) GADG112
  5. Photo gallery: University of Florida Gators vs. University of Alabama Crimson Tide


    View a gallery of images as the University of Florida Gators take on the University of Alabama Crimson Tide for the SEC title at the Georgia Dome Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

    Alabama Crimson Tide players celebrate with head coach Nick Saban after the SEC championship against the Florida Gators at the Georgia Dome on Saturday December 3, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Florida Gators 54 to 16.
  6. USF study: Water from deep in gulf may keep away red tide


    TAMPA — Beaches in the bay area may seem a little more pleasant next summer with fewer dead fish and more tourists lying on the shore. …

    Dead fish, the result of a toxic Red Tide bloom, washed up just north of Johns Pass in Madeira Beach in April.
  7. Keeping up with the Tide

    Gator Report

    As the Gators prepare to play No. 3 Alabama on Saturday afternoon, here are some links from writers who cover Alabama to give you more insight on the Tide. Senior Writer Aaron Suttles writes about the expanded role for freshman CB Tony Brown in the Gators' game. …

  8. Captain's Corner: How to go after the largest trout


    The largest trout are available now. The key is to find warmer, shallow water containing small baitfish. Current tides are perfect for this. A high incoming tide late in the afternoon will flood shallows that have absorbed the sun's rays. A favorite place is a long sandbar that has adjacent healthy grass. Some of these were created when shorelines were dredged years ago to provide deeper water for docks. Leave your boat or kayak and wade right on the bar as this will be firm and easygoing. Get out maps and charts and look for these locations. Using good sunglasses, a hat with a dark underbrim and the sun at your back, stalk prospective locations like a fish-eating bird. Even large trout can be hard to see. Move slowly and look for fleeing baitfish, nervous water or the fish's shadow on the bottom. You will spook some fish, but remember where the lunkers are for future reference and to help develop a pattern for finding more. A 7- or 8-weight fly rod with a 12-foot leader tapered to 15-pound test fluoro­carbon helps make a stealthy presentation of your favorite baitfish pattern to the fish's strike zone. Use a floating line and white fly patterns without weight. …

  9. All Eyes photo gallery: College Football Playoff National Championship 2017


    Clemson beats Alabama 35-31 to win the national championship. Deshaun Watson throws for 410 yards and three touchdowns. CHRIS URSO | Times …

    Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) celebrates after the final touchdown during the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday January 9, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35 to 31.
  10. Miami Beach vs. King Tide


    Reuters' Zachary Fagenson and David Adams: Construction crews are wading into chest high pools of muck in a race against time to install pumps Miami Beach officials hope will help control an annual super-high tide threatening to flood south Florida's popular seaside city next week. …

  11. Captain's Corner: Warmup creates good conditions for redfish, sea trout


    Warm weather has brought the inshore water temperature back to more than 70 degrees. Temperatures on the flats can warm as much as 5 or 6 degrees during peak daylight hours. The warmup will get redfish and trout active enough to chase down a live bait. Redfish numbers are good through northern Tampa Bay. Fish are scattered about the potholes on the incoming tide. Setting up downcurrent allows you to drift live threadfins, pinfish or scaled sardines to the fish. Spotted sea trout fishing remains good along the spoil banks on the Intracoastal Waterway. Free-lining pilchards or select shrimp along the deep-side dropoffs on the incoming tide has been producing good numbers. …

  12. College Football Playoff national title game: Predictions on Alabama vs. Clemson


    Tampa Bay Times staff writers offer up their predictions for tonight's College Football Playoff national championship game between Alabama and Clemson. …

    Clemson Tigers wide receiver Ray-Ray McCloud (34) runs during practice on Saturday January 7, 2017, at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice facility in Tampa, Fla. The Clemson Tigers will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday January 9, in the College Football Playoff at Raymond James Stadium.
  13. College Football Playoff: Alabama left to wonder 'did that really happen?'


    TAMPA — They sat at their lockers, seemingly more stunned than sad, more shocked than upset. They exchanged long hugs, but very few words. They shook their heads, but shed very few tears. They stared at walls. Stared at floors. Stared at nothing. …

    Alabama Crimson Tide running back Bo Scarbrough (9) gets checked on by the coaching staff after an injury during the third quarter at the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday January 9, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Fla.
  14. Jones: Alabama will forever remember Tampa as the 1 that got away


    TAMPA — They sat at their lockers, seemingly more stunned than sad, more shocked than upset. They exchanged long hugs but very few words. They shook their heads but shed very few tears. They stared at walls. Stared at floors. Stared at nothing. …

    Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) leaves the field following the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday January 9, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium, in Tampa, Fla. Clemson Tigers defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 35 to 31.
  15. College Football Playoff: Deshaun Watson, Clemson get revenge in rematch with Alabama


    TAMPA — For 11-plus quarters, Clemson players kept asking to run the same play — Crush. It worked time after time in practice. Why not pull it out in the ACC title game against Virginia Tech, or the two playoff games? "We're saving it for a big game," Tigers co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott. …

    Clemson Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) scrambles for the loose ball after fumbling against Alabama Crimson Tide during the first half Monday, Jan. 09, 2017 in Tampa.
  16. Low tide in downtown St. Pete


    I favorited this picture when I saw it in Robert Neff's Twitter feed. Something about the nice light and also of course the old man, the way he's standing, and the smokestacks, too, across the bay. Live here long enough and Florida becomes not just a postcard but a place and then not just a place but an adjective. This scene? It's pretty Florida.

    The photographer waited for half an hour for the shirtless senior to move before finally accepting that he was part of the scenery.
  17. Captain's Corner: Cold snap can mean new targets for fishing


    We had our first influx of cold air this past week. It sent shock waves across the Tampa Bay Watershed, and that's not a bad thing. We have enjoyed another very extended fall again this year. All of a sudden we have become thrust into winter. What does this mean for the fish? It means the pressure on snook is off for a couple of months, giving them a reprieve and time to rest and prepare for next summer's spawn. It also means targeting some different species of fish and using some different styles and techniques — in other words, breaking up the monotony. A question I get a lot is, "What are we going to fish for?" That answer changes day to day and is heavily influenced by the predicted weather conditions and tides. If the weather is nice and the bay is calm, it can be a brisk run in the bay boat to any one of the many rock piles in Tampa Bay to target sheepshead. These guys are tricky, and it takes a while to get a feel for when to set the hook. They are tasty critters, and often they are invited home for dinner. If the weather is windy and cold and the tides bottom out in a negative way, I like running a skiff and fishing deep into the back country targeting redfish and trout, maybe a few snook and occasionally, when the stars align, juvenile tarpon that seldom eat. …

  18. A St. Petersburg mystery: Why are pelicans dying at Riviera Bay and Coffee Pot Bayou?


    ST. PETERSBURG — Pelicans are dying around Riviera Bay and Coffee Pot Bayou and so far no one knows why. "It's awful, it is," said Eddie Gayton of the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary. …

    Pelicans are dying around Riviera Bay and Coffee Pot Bayou in St. Petersburg and so far no one knows why. "It's awful, it is," said Eddie Gayton of the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary. Dead birds have been turning up since Wednesday. There are no lack of suspects. The wave of sickness and death may be connected to an ongoing Red Tide algae bloom, although some bird advocates fear what's going on could be linked to the city's massive dump of sewage into Tampa Bay during last year's storms. [Courtesy of Sean Tennant]
  19. Bucs' Ayers blasts Kiffin, says players deserve same rights


    One small perk of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' season being over is players having more time to spend on Twitter, and that's already started, with Bucs DE Robert Ayers ripping former Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, who won't be with the Crimson Tide in Tampa this coming week as they play Clemson for a national title. …

    Bucs defensive end Robert Ayers says college players are treated unfairly compared to coaches.
  20. Captain's Corner: Have a blast going after tailing redfish


    Tailing redfish provide one of the most rewarding catches of all flats species. It takes patience, time and more patience to wait out these wary feeders. The tail of the redfish comes out of the water because it has its head buried in the sand or mud digging for crabs and shrimp. The tide has to be low enough so you can see the tail out of the water. I've seen "tailers" this past week on the outgoing tide as the water level gets lower on the flats. The water has become extremely clear on the flats around the Fort De Soto area. With clear water and water so shallow the tails stick out, reds become wary of what's happening around them. Take extreme care when approaching reds. Wading is likely the easiest and least-invasive way to get close enough for an accurate cast. Take your time, pick a spot and walk slowly onto a flat and wait for the fish to come to you. The less noise, the better. I like to use a tail-hooked shrimp, so I bite off the last section of the tail. This provides longer casts and scent to come off the shrimp. A shrimp also lands softer on the water. …

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