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  Summer is upon us and with the kids out of school their sense of boredom will skyrocket along with the temperatures. The heat can be downright brutal in our state, but fortunately there is plenty of water and activities here involving the water to keep...

[caption id="attachment_11266" align="alignright" width="350"] Chad (age 19) hooks his first tarpon in Chokoloskee, Fl.[/caption] If you want to experience the ultimate in Florida game fishing without having to go offshore then tarpon has got to be your target species. Tarpon are legendary creatures in our waters...

[caption id="attachment_11197" align="alignleft" width="400"] Crawford crew reports ready for duty.[/caption]  I can remember, as a kid being so jealous of people on the river that were fortunate enough to be on a houseboat. I was already a lucky kid just being out there, but I remember...

The mosquitoes are poised and ready to pounce; the sweat is ready to roll off your brow. Very soon it’ll be time to crank up the a/c and invest in new beach toys and lawn chairs. Full-blown summer will be upon us before we...

We recently went on our yearly family vacation to New Smyrna Beach. Yeah, a whooping 45 minute drive for us from Lake Mary, one of the many bennies of living in paradise. One night, after a hard day of vacationing, my 8 year old son...

In 2008 the National Toy Hall of Fame named the most successful toys of all time, the winner was, you guessed it, the stick… Yep just your basic backyard, run of the mill, no batteries required stick. A few months ago my Dad made a...

If you're like me then you waste tons of time during the day on what Scott Belsky calls insecure work in his book, "Making Ideas Happen". Some examples of this include checking your email, Facebook, twitter, website stats, bank or stock account incessantly; basically anything that makes us...

  [caption id="attachment_4722" align="alignleft" width="240"] Cooper catches a Sunshine Bass.[/caption] Last weekend I took my youngest son fishing for his first time.  It would be his first exposure to being out on a boat far from land, his mother and his favorite blanket.  Like a lot of...

Stand Up Paddle boarding is quickly becoming a global phenomena and it's presence here in Florida is becoming hard to miss. I wouldn't be surprised if they have a paddleboarding magazine or trade show already. I honestly was not expecting much, but once I got...