Sports & Outdoors


Teams are getting ready for the Gasparilla Island Kids’ Classic 

June 3, 2022
There comes a time in many kids’ lives when they have to realize they have to pony up and take on the big fish … to stare that giant silver king in the eye and tell him he’s been bested. We’re h…

Blaze jumps to first place … and ‘The Buckle’

June 3, 2022
There’s a brand new diet that’s taking Boca Grande Pass by storm … It’s called “Wear the Weight of Waylon’s Buckles,” and it isn’t for beginners. When Capt. Waylon Mills’ son Owen successful…

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA FISHING

May 27, 2022
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Sabalo takes Ladies Nite Out

May 27, 2022
The anglers were screamin’, the reels were smokin’ and the pass crabs were thick on the water during the 2022 Ladies Night Out Howl at the Moon Tarpon Tournament, held on Saturday, May 28 from 8 t…

WRTT 2022 through the lens of Angie Mills

May 27, 2022
• FRONT PAGE-5-27DL.indd While Capt. Waylon Mills has a real knack for finessing tarpon to the hook, his wife, Angie Mills, has a hot hand with a camera. Here are some of her great shots of the…

Breaking news! World’s Richest anglers bring 82 releases to the boat: Capt. Wayne Joiner and the Hey, Moma! team in first; Spooked Again team in second

May 19, 2022
Go to bocabeacon.smugmug.com for more WRTT photos The bite was strong and many anglers bowed to the silver king in the last two days, with 82 releases documented in the 2022 W…

Casuarina dominates #17 Classic

May 19, 2022
As it turns out, football isn’t the only sport in which Nick Saban proves to have a hot hand. He was on the team that won the #17 Classic on Saturday, May 14. Saban and fellow anglers Nicholas Sab…

World’s Richest 2022 honors Capts. Tater Spinks, Cappy Joiner

May 19, 2022
By Wesley Locke The Boca Grande Area Chamber of Commerce World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament honored two more iconic figures in Boca Grande’s fishing history during the Grande Tradition ceremony …

2022 World’s Richest action, Day One

May 19, 2022
There was no shortage of excitement on day one of the 2022 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament, with 38 tarpon released during the four-hour fishing time. By the end of the first day, Capt. Wayne…

Scenes from the Captain’s Party (May 17, 2022) 

May 19, 2022
Photos by Theresa O’Connor