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Weather cancels Ladies Day; first time in 31 years

May 13, 2022
The Manasota Mermaids didn’t even get their fins wet in the 2022 Ladies Day Tarpon Tournament, as the Boca Grande Chamber of Commerce had to make a tough call and cancel the event on account of ba…

Accidents happen: One experienced boater explains why diligence is necessary at all times when out on the water

May 13, 2022
By Tim Spain Having spent years on the water, local chef Tim Spain has a tale that bears telling, to let our readers know that even with years of experience, one bad move on the water can end b…

Southwest Florida fishing

May 6, 2022
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Ladies and kids fishing details

May 6, 2022
Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Boca Beacon will sponsor another youth fishing tournament on Saturday, May 14 at the Boca Grande Fishing Pier, located on the north end of the island behi…

Game, set, match for Mark and Jinx

May 6, 2022
Jinx Howe and Mark Horan have decided to hop the net for the last time on the clay courts of The Gasparilla Inn Tennis Club after 37 years. They are retiring as the tennis professionals there and …

Kids’ fishing tourney slated for May 14

April 29, 2022
Lee County Parks & Recreation and the Boca Beacon will sponsor another youth fishing tournament on Saturday, May 14 at the Boca Grande Fishing Pier, located on the north end of the island behi…

Time to talk tarpon!

April 22, 2022
The mighty Silver Kings have been invited and are already frolicking in the Pass! The Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum is  excited to be hosting the Howl at The Moon tournaments this seas…

Southwest Florida Fishing

April 21, 2022
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Southwest Florida fishing

April 15, 2022
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Backcountry fishing with Capt. Sandy Melvin

April 14, 2022
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