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Hey, Moma! has lucky 13 with win of World’s Richest with $39,000 prize

The 2024 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament concluded last night in Boca Grande. Overall, there were 133 tarpon caugh…

Friends presents Community Center update plans

Over 60 residents came to the Community Center of Boca Grande on Friday, May 17 to hear an update on proposed improv…

EcoWatch: What does Memorial Day symbolize in 2024?

“We are notorious for ‘running around self-righteously declaring our rights to this and to that. But if we were to r…

SW Florida Fishing: All areas ready to fish

BY CAPT. WILL WATERHOUSE As the wind has started to lay down a bit, lots of tarpon are being caught on the beache…

New Michael Saunders & Co. team members

Several faces in new places around the island. Michael Saunders & Co. welcome (from left) Tanner Stewart, Julie …

Essay: Tarpon memories imprint deeper with a trophy on your line

BY CAPT. VAN HUBBARD Tarpon were so abundant that big game sportfishing was created here. The giant fish splas…

See the blue-green water of the Gulf of Mexico at Gasparilla Island State Park for yourself. You’ll be right next to the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse Museum built in 1890.