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SW Florida Fishing: Rain delay … then back to fishing

June 13, 2024
BY CAPT. SANDY MELVIN A tropical low weather system moved over us this week bringing some much needed rain in abundance, but it has also put a damper on our tarpon fishing for a few days. Wh…

EcoWatch: Entrust those memories of the dads of yesterday

June 13, 2024
“The quality of a father can be seen in the goals, dreams, and aspirations he sets not only for himself but for his family.” Reed Markham, professor, and author of Communication at Dayton State…

From tee to green: The role of imaging in diagnosing golf-related pain

June 13, 2024
By ANDREW COLBURN, RTC BOCA GRANDE HEALTH CLINIC The summer is the perfect time to focus on your game’s fundamentals and ensure you’re in top shape for the next season. Whether you’re a seasone…

Fishery management or is it mismanagement?

June 13, 2024
BY VAN HUBBARD First, I want to explain that fishery management is an impossible job. How do we accurately count multiple species of fish underwater, absorb the guessed numbers, compile it into…

SW Florida Fishing: June starting out hot on the water

June 7, 2024
BY CAPT. WILL WATERHOUSE The tarpon fishing has been great throughout May and into June. There have been lots of fish being caught in Boca Grande Pass on live bait. There have also been quit…

EcoWatch: The plight of the oceans is a cause for alarm

June 7, 2024
“The ocean is the lifeblood of our world. If we were to lose our fish that we appreciate so much by overfishing, or if were to lose some of our favorite beaches to over-building and pollution, the…

Sea Turtle Association offers nest adoption to promote protection

June 6, 2024
BY ARLENE HALL BGSTA SECRETARY  For a limited time, the Boca Grande Sea Turtle Association is offering a unique way to mark a special occasion while also helping local sea turtles nesting on Ga…

Column: Sharks are killing machines, need modified management

June 6, 2024
BY VAN HUBBARD Fishery management, especially when it comes to sharks, is a problem we need to deal with. Sharks are perfected killing machines. They have developed and survived over hundred…

Dog Life: Always remember

May 30, 2024
Editor’s Note: Harry Kalajian has been a local dog trainer since 2014, and a regular columnist on dog training for the Beacon. We will miss his thoughts and his optimistic attitude on training dog…

EcoWatch: Just when you think it can’t get any worse

May 30, 2024
“We can see from space how the human race has changed the earth. Nearly all the available land has been cleared of forest and is now used as agricultural or urban development. The polar ice-caps a…