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On the Water: Weather is hot, and so is the fishing

August 26, 2015 If you have been fishing recently, you no doubt felt the heat. more »»

 
 
 
Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Chicken Fricassee

August 26, 2015 Ingredients: 3 to 4 Lbs stewing chicken or fryer – cut into serving pieces 2 tsp salt 1 tsp paprika 2 medium onions – sliced 2 stalks celery – sliced 2 carrots – pared and sliced 1 Bay leaf 1 C... more »»

Come away with me

August 19, 2015 One of my favorite childhood jokes was about a lady who opened her refrigerator and saw a rabbit sitting on one of the shelve. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Beaufort Shrimp Salad

August 19, 2015 Ingredients 2 qts water 1/2 C Old Bay Seasoning 2 1/2 Lbs large fresh shrimp Dressing: 6 Tbsp mayonnaise 2 Tbsp sour cream 1 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tsp prepared horseradish 3/4 C finely dice... more »»

On the Water: Last chance to get kids out fishing before school starts

August 19, 2015 As we head into our final week of summer vacation before school begins, fishing was good for many anglers and should continue. more »»

On the Water: Good snapper fishing continues in area

August 12, 2015 Fishing without much competition was what most anglers that hit the water experienced over the past week. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Smoky Broiled Mullet

August 12, 2015 Ingredients 2 Lbs mullet fillets 1/3 C soy sauce 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp liquid smoke 1 clove garlic – finely chopped 3 Tbsp vegetable oil Lemon wedges for garnish How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: August fishing means working around the weather and the tides

August 5, 2015 August in Southwest Florida means hot sticky days, plenty of rain and often thunderstorms. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Veal Scaloppine with Lemon and Capers

August 5, 2015 Ingredients: 1/4 C flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 8 veal scallops (about 1 lb) 4 Tbsp butter 3/f C chicken broth 2 Tbsp lemon juice 2 Tbsp drained small capers How to: . more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Crispy Onion Chicken

July 29, 2015 Ingredients: ½ C Butter – melted 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce 1 tsp ground Mustard ½ tsp Garlic Salt ¼ Pepper 1 (6 oz) can French-fried Onions - crushed 4 boneless skinless Chicken Breast Halves How... more »»

On the Water: Wet weather dampens fishing

July 29, 2015 After a lengthy stretch of dry days we were due for some rainy days, and Mother Nature delivered. This past weekend was a wash, with storms and steady rai. more »»

Local Knowledge: We’re well into our rainy season

July 29, 2015 When many Northerners think of Florida, they think of a place with a pretty consistent climate and weather pattern — we are the Sunshine State, after all. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Spinach Salad with Bacon and Mustard Dressing

July 22, 2015 Ingredients: 1/2 Lb bacon – chopped 1 Lg onion – cut into 1/2-inch dice 1/2 C flour 1 C cider vinegar 1 1/4 C waterfront 1 tsp dry mustard 1/2 C prepared mustard 1/2 C sugar 1 tsp white pepper 1 1/2... more »»

On the Water: Rain brings some cooler temperatures

July 22, 2015 Weather was unsettled for much of the past week leaving anglers dodging the possibility of rain at any time throughout the da. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is as hot as the summer temperatures

July 15, 2015 With summer heating up, fishing both inshore and offshore continues to move along with reports of good fish and actio. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

July 15, 2015 Ingredients: Vegetable oil for frying 3 Lg eggs 1 C milk 1 C beer 2 C flour 4 Soft shelled crabs – cleaned 4 Hamburger buns – toasted Tartar sauce Tomato slices Leaf lettuce How to: . more »»

On the Water: Weather has been great for fishing

July 8, 2015 It’s been a great week for offshore anglers for the fact the weather has cooperated and many of the targeted species are in season. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Chicken Mango Chopped Salad

July 8, 2015 Ingredients: 1/4 C mayonnaise 1/4 C sour cream 2 tsp lemon zest 2 Tbsp lemon Juice 2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper 3 C chopped or shredded... more »»

Local Knowledge: MangoMania — celebrating an island treasure

July 1, 2015 I grew up on Fort Myers Beach, with no clue what a mango tree looked like. But when I bought my first property on Pine Island, I learne. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Fourth of July Barbeque Ribs

July 1, 2015 Ingredients One or two slabs of pork ribs 1/4 C Wright's Liquid Smoke 1/2 C dry rub 1 C barbecue sauce (your choice) Dry rub 3 Tbsp paprika 1 Tbsp garlic powder 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp dry mustar... more »»

On the Water: Month of July brings some ‘hot’ fishing

July 1, 2015 As we head into the month of July, we should have more good weather days to target fish both inshore and offshore including gag grouper that are back in season. more »»

 
 

 

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2013 Rodney Strong Chalk Hill Chardonnay

August 26, 2015 #33-15-PIE We had a special seafood dinner the other night with our cousin, which featured fresh caught sea trout and a bottle of one of the Chardonnay Queen's most... more »

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