Fishing & Boating

Fishing & Boating

Boat show offers plenty of fishing education

I love boating and fishing shows. I’m not talking about the ones on TV, although there are many good ones, but the shows that fill up convention centers and fairgrounds with informative seminars, innovative tackle, new boats and all the other goodies that give fisherman the kid in the candy store feeling.

Sports

Weekly photo gallery of fish caught inshore and offshore of Manatee County

Changing water and weather conditions over the past week may have made fishing more challenging, but it didn’t stop locals and visitors from landing a number of notable catches in area rivers, Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. A collection of images submitted by area captains (note: captains are encouraged to email photos to sports@bradenton.com by noon on Sunday each week in order for the images to be considered for inclusion in the weekly gallery):

Outdoors

Chapman Outdoors: Sailfish catch a big surprise to a snookered fishing buddy

I love baseball. It's very similar to fishing with the moments of excitement surrounded by plenty of downtime. This leaves creative time for pranks and goofing around. Perhaps one of the best moments is when a player hits his first career home run, and his teammates in the dugout seemingly ignore him before all coming together in celebration. Harmless and hilarious.

Videos

Obama talks civic engagement, community organizing with young leaders

President Barack Obama, while speaking at the University of Chicago during his first public event since leaving office, said the single most important thing he can do now is to help support and prepare the next generation of leaders.
University of Chicago
Obama talks civic engagement, community organizing with young leaders 1:12

Obama talks civic engagement, community organizing with young leaders

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Bradenton has remarkable resource for Jewish learning

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Fire destroys 60-foot yacht in Miami Beach

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Government shutdown by the numbers