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  1. Red Tide blamed for large fish kill in northeast Gulf of Mexico

    Environment

    Reports of thousands of dead and dying fish in the Gulf of Mexico, stretching from Pasco to Dixie counties, were confirmed Friday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and blamed on Red Tide. …

  2. Row merrily, merrily, merrily down one of Tampa Bay's best kayak trails

    Florida

    The benefits of a good kayak or canoe trip can be pretty wide-ranging.  …

  3. Captain's Corner: Tips for summer scalloping

    Outdoors

    What's hot: One of the best ways to cool off in July and August is to go scalloping. It's like going on a giant underwater Easter egg hunt with a bag of tasty scallops to cook up at the end of the day. …

  4. Captain's Corner: Tidal flow key

    Sports

    What's hot: Tidal flow is still the key to inshore and nearshore fishing. Fish are reacting best early in the day, as long as there is flow. Trout have been pouncing on small freelined sardines on grassflats 5-8 feet deep. Target sandy holes where baits have less cover. Snook are still gathering in numbers around the jetties and in troughs along the beach, feeding on small hatchling sardines that show up this time of year. Redfish are eating best on the falling tides, following mullet schools off of the flats. Cut baits have worked well on outer edges of oyster bars on high tides, attracting redfish as the tide lowers. There are still tarpon on the beaches in north Pinellas, though numbers are dwindling. Look for more single fish migrating south on falling tides, rather than large numbers of schooling fish. …

  5. Captain's Corner: Use mullet to find redfish

    Outdoors

    What's hot: Redfish are hanging with mullet during lower tides. Find the mullet during high tide and watch where they head as the tide falls. Get in front of the schools and let them come to you. The reds will move in but may be hard to see. Place baits where mullet are moving through and wait for the reds to strike. As the tide gets to its lowest point, the tails and wakes will become visible. …

  6. Friday's letters: Reading must begin in the home

    Letters

    St. Petersburg's illiteracy problem | July 20, editorial Reading must start in the home …

  7. Weekly planner for July 26-Aug. 2

    Events

    26 Saturday …

  8. Steinle: North Pinellas, Greenlight has plans for you

    Columns

    After Monday night's candidate forum in East Lake, it's clear that Greenlight Pinellas supporters need to get more aggressive in delivering their message in north Pinellas County. No Tax for Tracks, an anti-Greenlight group, dominated the visuals with sign waving and greeters. And just three of the eight Republican County Commission candidates who showed up said publicly that they support the plan, which would greatly expand bus service and create a 24-mile light rail line.  …

  9. Captain's Corner: Look for permit offshore

    Outdoors

    What's hot: Offshore wrecks and artificial reefs are holding large schools of permit. Given the cost of fuel, reliable coordinates are the main concern when heading offshore to find permit. I have a network of friends I can count on to put me on fish. Permit will feed off the structure, eating barnacles, shrimp and crabs. Before I head offshore, I fill the well full of crabs the day before and keep them alive overnight with a portable aerator. The most productive way to find crabs is on the strongest outgoing tides toward the end of the day. …

  10. Alabama, Georgia enter SEC season with new quarterbacks

    College

    HOOVER, Ala. — It's time to start over for Georgia and Alabama. As the Bulldogs and Tide prepare to open fall football camp, each will be without the veteran quarterbacks who led them to unprecedented success over the past four seasons. …

  11. ACC football riding wave of buzz after FSU title

    College

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It has been a while since the Atlantic Coast Conference entered a football season with this much buzz. The realigned league has the defending national champion, a Heisman Trophy winner and a national coach of the year.  …

  12. Captain's Corner: Have a plan offshore

    Outdoors

    What's hot: Blue water fishing is incredible. With calm winds and flat seas a run to 200 feet or more has been easy. Large tide rips and huge weed lines at the 70-mile mark and beyond have been common. These areas are loaded with tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Trolling and vertical jigging have been the most productive. …

  13. Poll: Americans more confident they'll find better-paying jobs

    A Gallup poll found that 35 percent of Americans think now is a good time to find a quality job — one with a higher wage. …

  14. Editorial: St. Petersburg's illiteracy problem

    Editorials

    There is no explanation that makes it more palatable, no rationalization that makes it acceptable. …

  15. Saturday's letters: English must come first at our public schools

    Letters

    This is an outrage. Since when is it the job of American, English-speaking teachers to teach English in any and every subject to non-English-speaking students whose parents and other relatives probably speak nothing but Spanish to them at home? I hear it all the time in public, from the smallest child on up; they converse only in Spanish. It is up to their parents to learn English themselves and teach it at home first. There are classes in English as a second language. …

  16. Alabama-USC set to play in 2016 Cowboys Classic

    Colleges

    Alabama and Southern California are set for their first regular-season matchup since some storied football games in the 1970s.  …

  17. Stranded casino ship frees itself on maiden voyage

    Nation

    SAVANNAH, Ga. — A casino boat stuck on a rocky sandbar freed itself Thursday without help from tow boats and returned to its home dock, a day and a half after the vessel ran aground during its first passenger cruise out of Savannah.  …

  18. Guy Harvey Resort features aquarium

    Outdoors

    ST. PETE BEACH — Keith Overton didn't know what to do about his skinny snook. The avid angler had caught the linesiders in Tampa Bay and transferred them to his new 33,500-gallon fish tank, but now he watched helplessly as the apex predators slowly wasted away. …

  19. Captain's Corner: Deeper means cooler, better

    Outdoors

    What's hot: The key to a successful trip this month is to fish in deeper water. With the water temperature stuck at around 88 degrees, anything less than 5 feet of water makes for tough fishing. It is tough for bait to survive when the water gets this hot, so that makes fish move to deeper water. Now is the time to think outside the box. Mangrove snapper is the hot fish, and they love the small bait that is all over Tampa Bay. Make sure to throw a quarter-inch net. Mangrove snapper can be found in shipping channels, bridges and channel markers, and at any structure that might have good moving water. It seems the faster the tide moves, the better the bite gets. A knocker rig works best. Use 30-pound fluorocarbon and a 1/0 hook. Start with 1 ounce and slowly increase the weight as the tide moves faster. The key is to get the weight on the bottom, then give the reel a crank. It is a quick bite, so be prepared to reel as soon as the weight hits the bottom. …

  20. Tell Me About It: Time, and solo counseling visits, will tell if marriage survives

    Relationships

    Q: Husband and I (married five years, young child) have had some issues and have been seeing a marriage counselor off and on over the past six months. The sessions are going well.  …

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