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SW Florida Fishing: Spring fishing is here

April 4, 2024
BY CAPT. SANDY MELVIN The past week a long Easter holiday weekend and spring breaks from school brought lots of families out on the water. Some pretty stiff winds most days kept the offshore…

SW Florida Fishing: Offshore fishing trip with Capt. Hickman

April 4, 2024
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SW Florida Fishing: Spring fever is in the air

April 4, 2024
BY CAPT. JOE LACLAIR It’s been a couple good weeks of great spring fishing. With Easter coming early the number of people and boats on the water should slow way down and the lull before tarpon …

EcoWatch: A clarion call for the oceans

April 4, 2024
The dire warning above of sea creatures dying continues to rise. In fact, the ongoing saga of the continuous decline of the Atlantic right whale has taken a back seat in the news recently. The lat…

SW Florida Fishing: Snook-a-rama is here!

March 28, 2024
BY CAPT. WILL WATERHOUSE Lots of snook have moved into the back country! The last two weeks have been great fishing around Boca Grande, even in the high wind conditions. We are seeing lots of s…

EcoWatch: A crow’s eye view of Easter Sunday

March 28, 2024
Easter Sunday has always represented new life, a sign of rebirth and a time of hope for better days ahead as problems of the world swirl around us. It is more than the fluff of Easter things that …

SW Florida Fishing: Spring has sprung?

March 22, 2024
BY CAPT. SANDY MELVIN A little late season cold front with strong winds knocked back our local fishing for a few days last week. There was a pretty strong bite for snook and redfish going on…

SW Florida Fishing: Hard places

March 22, 2024
BY CAPT. JOE LACLAIR It’s been busy and I finally got a day to go fishing by myself. I went wade fishing yesterday in a river full of alligators and sharks. I dragged my kayak on wheels around …

EcoWatch: Animals are not Easter toys

March 22, 2024
Easter is just around the corner and the buying and preparedness of the holiday will fill the next nine days. Consumers may well be shocked as the 2024 Easter cost is expected to top $22 billion. …

Ask a Doc: Kicking colon cancer in the butt

March 22, 2024
According to the American Cancer Society, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about one in 23 for men and one in 25 for women. The death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropp…