Sports & Outdoors


Help protect nesting shorebirds: A message from BIPS

You can take an active part in protecting shorebirds and their nests by obeying simple rules – picking up trash, filling in dug-out holes, keeping dogs that are predators to birds off the beach, staying outside of roped nesting areas, not chasing the birds and watching where you walk.

In memory of Jay … A little tourney, a little relaxation and remembrance

July 22, 2022
Sometimes it takes a special occasion – or a special person – to slow down the tarpon captains of Whidden’s Marina during the tail end of tarpon season. But this past weekend t…

Southwest Florida Fishing

July 21, 2022
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The tarpon are here … where are all y’all anglers?

July 15, 2022
Between late April and July, Boca Grande Pass hosts anglers from all over the world. Not only is it the time that tarpon spawn, but silver kings congregate here, some from hund…

Four times a winner! 

July 1, 2022
Waylon makes history with the most buckles under his belt Capt. Waylon Mills got together with the Boca Grande Fishing Guides’ Association and a few close friends and family…

‘Howl’ ends tarpon tournament season: Baby ghost takes first place, ‘Last Fish’ Lamar takes second place and last fish while Miss Aubrey takes first fish

June 24, 2022
Anyone who disputes the power of Boca Grande’s fishing families need only witness the events of the evening of Saturday, June 18. A very stormy, rough day that left many angler…