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CAPT. PETE PETERSON - Citizen Fishing Columnist

The solace of the ocean helps anglers survive September

September is a time of transition in the Florida Keys, ushering in the beginning of the fall’s migrations. One of the most dramatic migrations involves the peak of hurricane season in September, when Mother Nature spawns an onslaught of tropical systems which, unfortunately, often race towards the Caribbean and Western Atlantic. This year most of[…]

By any name mullet is vital to the environment

Early one morning, I was walking my dog, Cuda, along the edge of a canal when suddenly the ocean erupted as hundreds of mullet jumped out of the water in unison. The intense splashing shattered the stillness of the predawn darkness, and both Cuda and I reflexively recoiled in response to the unexpected noise. As[…]