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Outdoors news and notes: Everyday Adventures book signings, fishery updates, tarpon tournament meeting

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Adventure Author in from the Outdoors

Join St. Petersburg Times Outdoors Editor Terry Tomalin for the launch party of his book, Everyday Adventures, from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure, 9501 U.S. Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park. To RSVP, call (727) 522-1200. The book, which contains 80 Florida-based adventures, covers everything from kite surfing to cave diving. It is available at numerous Tampa Bay-area outlets and Amazon.com for $14.95. Tomalin will be signing copies of the book at Bill Jackson's as well as other locations in the coming weeks (see the list at outdoors.tampabay.com).

The book is also available online for $14.95 at seaside publishing.com. To learn more, go to tampabay.com/everyday-adventures.

Fishery updates

• The recreational season for gag grouper closed Wednesday. If new rules are approved, the season will open July 1 and close Oct. 31, 2012, with a two-fish bag limit within a four-fish aggregate bag limit.

• The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a new rule last week that will eliminate the closed season for spotted seatrout statewide. Officials also voted to protect tiger sharks and great, scalloped and smooth hammerhead sharks in state waters.

Tarpon time

The Suncoast Tarpon Roundup, a catch-and-release tournament that helps gather data for fishery research, is hosting an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wing House, in Pinellas Park.

Terry Tomalin, Times Outdoors-Fitness Editor

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

AM major Minor PM major Minor

Nov. 18 11:20 5:10 11:45 5:30

Nov. 19 0 5:55 12:05 6:15

Nov. 20 12:30 6:30 12:40 7:05

Nov. 21 1:20 7:25 1:35 7:50

Nov. 22 2:05 8:15 2:25 8:40

Nov. 23 2:55 9:05 3:15 9:35

Nov. 24 3:50 10:00 4:10 10:40

Solunar chart

Tide adjustments

The charts show the rise and fall of tides measured in feet and plots the tides on a one-week timeline. Times and depth may vary depending on weather conditions. You can compute the tides from these adjustments:

North (Anclote River) High Low

Anclote Key (south end) -01:37 -00:47

Bayport +01:13 +01:39

Cedar Key +01:16 +01:03

Crystal River, Florida Power +01:13 +01:33

Hudson, Hudson Creek +00:06 +00:01

Indian Rocks Beach (inside) +00:19 +00:10

North (Anclote River) High Low

Mangrove Point, Crystal Bay +01:34 +01:54

Pithlachascotee River +00:18 +00:52

St. Joseph Sound -00:34 -00:42

Steinhatchee River entrance +01:33 +01:32

Suwannee River entrance +01:22 +01:21

Withlacoochee River entrance +01:23 +01:58

South (The Pier) High Low

Anna Maria, pier -02:10 -02:19

Egmont Key, Egmont channel -02:15 -03:20

Gandy Bridge +00:59 +00:57

Gulfport, Boca Ciega Bay -01:32 -01:05

John's Pass, Boca Ciega Bay -02:14 -02:04

Madeira Beach Causeway -01:32 -01:45

Mullet Key Channel (Skyway) -02:03 -02:01

South (The Pier) High Low

Pass-a-Grille Beach -01:34 -01:30

Pinellas Point -00:22 -00:29

Redfish Point, Manatee River -00:30 -00:14

Safety Harbor +01:32 +01:34

Sarasota Bay -01:38 -00:58

Corey Causeway -01:18 -00:44

Venice Inlet (inside) -02:02 -01:38

Outdoors news and notes: Everyday Adventures book signings, fishery updates, tarpon tournament meeting 11/17/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:26pm]
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