Sports & Outdoors


Who are these groups of cyclists around Cape Haze?

June 24, 2022
Submitted by Don Elford If you live in the Cape Haze area, you have certainly observed many cyclists while you are out and about. There are many groups of riders and solo riders living or visit…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Last tournament of the season wrap-up – many thanks all around for another great GIMM fundraiser!

June 24, 2022
To the Editor: Gasparilla island Maritime Museum hosted The Howl at The Moon tournament on last Saturday  night. The evening storms veered to the east and the tarpon bite was on  imme…

EDITORIAL: A first time fishing this writer will never forget

June 24, 2022
The intrepid staff of the Boca Beacon took off last Sunday afternoon for a few hours of team-building and camaraderie. We were not informed which boat would be taking us out, so we were highly imp…

Groupers of all colors!

June 24, 2022
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Howl at the Moon 2022 photo coverage

June 24, 2022
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Outta Line takes Kids Classic!

June 17, 2022
31 tarpon released in two hours; tournament called early because of weather When Capt Sandy Melvin went down to Boca Grande Pass on the afternoon of Saturday, June 11 about 1 p.m., he left ther…

When fishing near rookeries, use caution and take care

June 17, 2022
Fishing action is heavy right now in island waters, as is juvenile bird season. Many of our local feathered brethren are taking care of their young in their nests in local rookeries. When you comb…

Gasparilla Island Kids Classic photo pages

June 17, 2022
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Chip Shot

June 17, 2022
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Offshore fun

June 9, 2022
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