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Tarpon season reaches its peak in local waters

June 18, 2014 Day or night, inshore or offshore, anglers found a variety of species to target. At times the bite was good, at times it was dismal, but overall it was good week on the water. more »»

On the Water: Finally ... great weather prevails

June 11, 2014 For the first time in what seems a long, long time, we settled into a predictable weather pattern for the better part of a week. more »»

Braised Brussels Sprouts

June 3, 2014 Ingredients: 2 Lbs Brussels sprouts 1 bacon strips – diced 1 medium onion – chopped 1 C chicken broth 1 tsp caraway seeds 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper How to: . more »»

On the Water: Here comes summer! Tarpon, sharks, other fish active

June 3, 2014 This is the month summer settles in, bringing hot, humid days and afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: New Orleans Redfish Au Poivre Vert

May 27, 2014 This recipe came from a famous New Orleans French Quarter restaurant. Ingredients 2 10 oz. redfish fillets 1/2 pint whipping cream 1/4 tsp. more »»

On the Water: May the winds stop

May 21, 2014 Overall it’s been a very tough week for anglers, and as usual this spring, it was due to the weather. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Panko Baked Fish

May 21, 2014 Ingredients 1 to 1 1/2 Lb fish fillets Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp thyme 2/3 C panko Japanese bread crumbs 2 Tbsp parsley – chopped 1/2 tsp paprika Mustard How to: 1. more »»


May 14, 2014 By Pastor Roger Lemke Special to The Eagle One of my fond childhood memories is my grandma’s apron. I think she wore her apron from morning to night. more »»

On the Water: Tarpon season is now in full swing

May 14, 2014 Many days with slow tides, wind and lack of live bait had many anglers scrambling much of last week. more »»

Catch 'em and Cook 'em: Shark Steaks

May 14, 2014 Ingredients: Cajun style seasoning Soy sauce Worcestershire sauce Lime juice Salt and pepper Thick sliced raw bacon Small 2 to 3-foot black tip shark Olive oil How to: 1. more »»

Music on the Island: Week of May 14

May 14, 2014 American Legion Thursday, May 15: Karaoke w/ Jim Anderson, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, May 16: Chicago Heat, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Bert's Bar Tuesday, May 13: Scotty Bryan, 6:30 p.m. more »»

On the Water: Anglers adapt to strong winds for success

May 7, 2014 Tarpon season was just kicking off with good reports, and then the wind arrived and stayed with us all week. Before the wind, tarpon were making a good showing in all their usual haunts. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Smoky Broiled Mullet

May 7, 2014 Ingredients 2 Lbs mullet fillets 1/3 C soy sauce ½ tsp ginger ½ tsp salt 1 Tbsp liquid smoke 1 clove garlic – finely chopped 3 Tbsp vegetable oil Lemon wedges for garnish How to: 1. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Whole Fried Flounder

April 30, 2014 Ingredients: 1 (1 to 1 ½ LB) flounder Vegetable oil for frying 2 C flour 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper 1 recipe Garlic-Apricot Glaze (recipe follows) How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Here comes the big fish

April 30, 2014 The month of May is at the top for best months for fishing the waters of Southwest Florid. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is good despite the weather

April 23, 2014 Just like clockwork the winds blew and another cool front dropped through. more »»

This Month in History: MOTI historical column comes to a close

April 23, 2014 It is with deep regret that I will be discontinuing my weekly column. A new job started earlier this month does not allow the time necessary for historical research and writing. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Fresh & Spicy Cioppino

April 23, 2014 Ingredients: 5 cloves garlic 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 (24 oz) jar tomato basil pasta sauce 1 (8 oz) bottle clam juice 1 C dry white wine or chicken broth ¼ C water 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 1 stp crushed red... more »»

This Month in History: Former resident discusses her family's island history

April 16, 2014 The following story was provided to me be a former Pine Island resident Ernestine Foster. She currently resides in Jacksonville, but her heart remains on Pine Island. more »»



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