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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…

EcoWatch: Wile E. Coyotes are here to stay in Florida

March 14, 2024
The coyote is here to stay in Florida. Indeed, we have had coyotes for quite some time. In fact, right now, if you live anywhere in Florida, you will share the landscape with coyotes, or Canis lat…

SW Florida Fishing: Spring has sprung?

March 14, 2024
BY CAPT. WILL WATERHOUSE It’s starting to feel like spring here in Boca Grande, and the cold weather fishing patterns are starting to move on. The water temperatures have risen quite a bit over…

SW Florida Fishing: Nature’s reality check

March 14, 2024
BY CAPT. JOE LACLAIR  When spring comes the world is new again and the great outdoors speaks to us in so many ways. This spring has been full of rain and the nesting birds have are missing many…

SW Florida Fishing: Spring is almost here

March 8, 2024
BY CAPT. WILL WATERHOUSE The weather has been great the last two weeks and the fish are on the move in the back country. We are starting to see the snook come back in numbers along with some…

SW Florida Fishing: Redfish, bluefish, I tie to fish

March 8, 2024
BY CAPT. JOE LACLAIR No, this is not a political conversation, I am talking about my flies for snook and redfish. With the clear water and clear skies, the fish have been easy to spot but hard …