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After Ian’s cleanup on land, what do we do about our water? Around here, Mother Nature has most of it handled

January 26, 2023
It’s obvious that cleanup and rebuilding on the island are moving forward at a good pace, but what about the effects of the storm in local waters, and on fishing? According to …

Tennis Classic begins January 21:

January 6, 2023
Sign up now! The Gasparilla Island Tennis Classic is about to begin on a court near you … are you signed up yet? The tournament, sponsored by the Boca Beacon’s publishe…


December 29, 2022
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Major cold front brings exciting fishing to the back country

December 22, 2022
BY CAPT. SANDY MELVIN Our first major cold front of the season blasted through this week and spoiled the offshore gulf fishing with some strong winds. Things will pick back …

Anyone remember Leon?

December 2, 2022
If you have been coming to Gasparilla Island for a few years or more and you love golf, perhaps this name will ring a bell with you: Leon Oliver. Oliver is a Gasparilla I…

Will and Brecken take GIFT tournament for 2022

November 24, 2022
By Capt. Sandy Melvin The young gun team of Capt. Will Waterhouse and Capt. Brecken Stinnett caught two redfish for a total overall length of 45 3/4 inches to win the 27th a…