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On the Water: Make time for some holiday fishing

December 23, 2015   You have to love fishing and boating the waters of Southwest Florida in December, heading into Christmas and our daytime highs are well above 80 degrees. more »»

On the Water: Another good week of fishing

December 16, 2015 Another week of warm weather and, for a change, light winds, allowed anglers to target a host of species inshore and safely venture to offshore waters. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Aunt Billie's Clam Chowder (Billie Johnson)

December 16, 2015 Ingredients: 2 cans baby whole clams 1 can cream of celery soup 1 can cream of onion soup 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 can cheddar cheese soup 4 C half-cooked potatoes – diced 1/2 C milk 1 can chicken... more »»

Sing and shout

December 16, 2015 While working around the house, I often start singing. When I do, Sherl goes outsid. more »»

Local Knowledge: Arrival of winter means ‘snowbirds’ of all kinds are back

December 9, 2015 I’ve been here so long, it might seem like I’m a Florida native but I actually grew up in Minnesota. more »»

On the Water: Weather dampens fishing in the area

December 9, 2015 Fishing wasn’t too bad early last week before the strong winds took over. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Steak Soup

December 9, 2015 Ingredients: 1 stick butter 2/3 C flour 1 tsp course ground black pepper 1 tsp salt 1/2 C carrots – chopped course cut 1/2 C course ground hamburger 1 C frozen mixed vegetables 1 1/2 tsp Kitchen... more »»

Local Knowledge: Arrival of winter means ‘snowbirds’ of all kinds are back

December 9, 2015 I’ve been here so long, it might seem like I’m a Florida native but I actually grew up in Minnesota. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Turkey Tetrazzini

December 2, 2015 (What to do with the leftover turkey!) Ingredients: 4 C boned turkey 1 (10 1/2 oz can) cream of mushroom soup 1 (10 1/2 oz can) cream of chicken soup 1 C turkey broth 2 C grated Velveeta cheese 6 C... more »»

On the Water: December fishing will bring more changes

December 2, 2015 December brings cooler days around Southwest Florida that should drop water temperatures and push small baitfish offshore and south. more »»

On the Water: Another warm week brought some good fishing

November 25, 2015 It was another warm week on the water, accompanied with scattered rain and an eventual cool down as we moved into the weeken. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Giblet Gravy

November 25, 2015 Ingredients: 1/2 lb turkey giblets and neck (remember... they are in a bag in the fridge) Celery Leaves 1 onion – sliced 1 C flour Dash of pepper How to: 1. Remove the liver and set aside. . more »»

On the Water: It was a good week for catching cobia

November 18, 2015 The catch of the week had to be cobia, as many were reported throughout the inshore waters and offshore. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Rosie's Sweet Potato Casserole and Granny's Green Beans

November 18, 2015 Rosie's Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients: 3 C cooked and mashed sweet potatoes 1/2 C sugar 8 oz cream cheese – softened 2 eggs Dash of salt 1 C chopped pecans 1 C cornflakes 1/2 C brown sugar ... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Fruit Salad

November 11, 2015 Ingredients: 1 (64 oz) pkg family size mixed fruit (we found this frozen at Publix) 1 (15 oz) can chunky mixed fruit with juice 1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks with juice 1 (4 oz) pkg fresh or frozen... more »»

On the Water: Warm weather brings some good fishing

November 11, 2015 It was the first week of November but it sure didn’t feel like it with warm, humid days often topping 90 degrees. more »»

Be prepared, there’s good fishing ahead

November 4, 2015 This is the time of year that’s possible to combine summer and winter fishing together. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Roast Turkey and Dressing

November 4, 2015 Turkey: 1 12 to 14-pound turkey. If frozen, give it two or three days in the refrigerator to thaw in its packaging. more »»

Local Knowledge: Tales of haunted locations around Pine Island

October 28, 2015 If you’re like me, you love a good ghost stor. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Quick Crab Salad

October 28, 2015 Ingredients: 2 C mayonnaise 1 1/2 stalk celery – chopped 1 oz. more »»



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