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On the Water: Spring fishing is now at its best

March 25, 2015 The first week of spring rolled in with good weather and great fishing. Anglers report hooking into everything from trout to tarpon over the past week. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Pork Medallions Marsala

March 25, 2015 Ingredients: 1 (1 lb) pork tenderloin 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp dried 1/2 tsp salt – divided 1/4 tsp pepper – divided 2 1/4 tsp olive oil – divided 4 cloves garlic – minced and divided 1... more »»

Local Knowledge: Community effort brought youth baseball to the island

March 25, 2015 With springtime here, it’s nice to see the Pine Island kids taking the field in Phillips Community Park again. more »»

On the Water: Spring fishing arrives! Are you ready?

March 18, 2015 Beautiful, warm weather brought us springtime fishing a little ahead of schedule. Even with windy and poor tide days, many anglers found the kick-off to spring time fishing has begun. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Beer Batter for Fried Fish

March 10, 2015 Beer Batter for Fried Fish Ingredients 1/2 C flour 1/2 C yellow cornmeal 1 C flour 12 oz beer 1 T salt 1 T paprika How to: 1. Make sure fish is dry. more »»

On the Water: Warming trend kickstarts fishing

March 10, 2015 With the exception of a little cool front over the weekend, the opening week of March brought us warm temperature and sunny skie. more »»

Basic Ways to Cook Most Fish Fillets

March 4, 2015 FRIED How to: Moisten with water. Dredge in Zatarain's seasoned Fish-Fry Crispy Southern Style Mix. Fry in hot oil until brown and crispy. more »»

It’s early, but March fishing is looking good

March 4, 2015 Finally, after a month (February) that brought us cold, wind and just poor weather, March started off with sunny warm days. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Baked Sheepshead

February 24, 2015 Ingredients 1 Whole sheepshead – scaled with head and insides removed 1 C seasoned salad bread croutons 3 Green onions – chopped, including green tops 3 T butter 1 (6 oz. more »»

Rebounding from the cold — and waiting for warmer weather

February 24, 2015 Just in case it went unnoticed, our weather was less than ideal for fishing much of the past week — it was cold!  And not just cold, but also very windy, leaving us with a short report for the week. more »»

Island Knowledge: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of an island jewel —?MOTI

February 24, 2015 Growing up on Fort Myers Beach back in the 1960s and 70s, I fell in love with the island lifestyle. There’s just something special about being surrounded by water and knowing your neighbors. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Carpetbag Steak

February 18, 2015 Ingredients: 6 (8 oz) steaks (fillets or top sirloin – 2 inches thick) 1/2 stick butter 10 oz raw oysters Salt and pepper Worcestershire sauce How to: 1. Melt butter in large skillet. 2. more »»

On the Water: Fishing the coldest months: two steps forward ...

February 18, 2015 Other than a day or two, it was a pretty tough week fishing around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. Cold, wind and poor tide movement all factored into the fishing equation most of the week. more »»

On the Water: There will be better fishing ahead

February 10, 2015 As expected for this time of year with changing weather conditions, fishing reports varied all across the boar. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Baked Fish with Parmesan Sour Cream Sauce

February 10, 2015 Ingredients 1 1/2 lb trout, flounder or grouper 1 (8 oz) container sour cream 1/4 C shredded Parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 2 Tbsp Italian seasoned bread crumbs 2 Tbsp... more »»

St. Valentine's Day

February 10, 2015 By Pastor Roger Lemke Special to The Eagle Flowers, candy, red hearts and romance; that’s what Valentine’s Day is all about, right? Well, maybe not. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Bacon Wrapped Trout

February 3, 2015 Ingredients: 3/4 C butter – divided 1 med onion – diced 3 ribs celery – diced 1/2 red bell pepper – diced 2 cloves garlic – minced 8 oz uncooked, peeled shrimp – chopped ¼ C dry white wine 1 tsp sal... more »»

On the Water: Awaiting the transition into spring fishing

February 3, 2015 Sometime this month the transition to spring well begin on the waters of Southwest Florida. more »»

Pine Island Public Library: Suzanne & Jim return; so does Tim Dorsey

February 3, 2015 Once again, Suzanne & Jim will be delighting the patrons of the Pine Island Public Library with a blend of “their voices and instruments in songs of an earlier time. more »»

On the Water: Fishing good ahead of front

January 27, 2015 Over the past week anglers fished a myriad of conditions that included overcast days mixed with a little rain, chilly mornings, some very windy days, and a few days with absolutely picture perfect... more »»

 
 

 

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