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On the Water: Finally beginning to see warmer days ahead

January 24, 2018 After another cold week we are finally beginning to see weather typical for southwest Florida. Water temperature plummeted into the mid-fifties last week and was slowly rebounding over the weekend. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Grilled marinated Flank or Hanger Steak

January 24, 2018 Ingredients ¼ C Balsamic Vinegar 2 Tbsp reduced sodium Soy Sauce 2 Tbsp Honey 2 medium Shallots – thinly sliced 2 tsp freshly chopped Rosemary or 1 tsp dried Rosemary 1 ½ tsp dry Mustard 1 ½ Lbs... more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Grandma's Buttermilk Pot Roast

January 17, 2018 Ingredients 1 Tbsp flour 1 Tbsp dry mustard 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 (3 to 4 lb) roast 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 Beef flavored bullion cube 1/3 C hot water 1 1/2 C buttermilk – divided 6 medium... more »»

On the Water: Sheepshead bite heats up around Southwest Florida

January 17, 2018 Cold fronts brought a drop in water temperature that put the sheepshead bite in high gear on the waters around Southwest Florida. more »»

On the Water: A very cold start to the new year

January 10, 2018 For the better part of the past week cold, weather shut down fishing. Strong north winds delivering the coldest temperatures we have seen in a few years made it pretty miserable on the water. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Whole Fried Flounder

January 10, 2018 Ingredients: 1 (1 to 1 1/2 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: Fishing can change quickly in January

January 3, 2018 January will bring us some of the coldest days of the year on the water in Southwest Florida. Just how cold often determines how and where to fish. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Creamy Garlic Mussels

January 3, 2018 Ingredients: 4 lb mussels 4 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 cloves garlic – peeled and smashed 4 sprigs fresh thyme 1/2 lemon – thinly sliced 3/4 C dry white wine 1/2 C chicken broth How to: 1. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Are you or is someone you know having memory problems?

January 3, 2018 It’s estimated that over 5 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease, and in the state of Florida it’s around 550,000. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Holiday Redfish

December 27, 2017 Ingredients: 2 Lbs redfish fillets 1 1/4 tsp salt – divided Black pepper 1 (10 1/2 oz) can cream of shrimp soup 3/4 C sour cream Dash nutmeg 1 1/2 C cooked rice 1/2 C slivered almonds – toasted 1/4 ... more »»

On the Water: A nice warm week to end the year

December 27, 2017 Christmas week brought us daytime temperatures well into the 80s and it looks like we will close out the year with well above average temperatures. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Are you have trouble sleeping?

December 20, 2017 If you do you’re not alone. Studies show that 30-40 percent of people will have significant insomnia at some point in their lives. more »»

Rejoice always

December 20, 2017 We sing: “Tis the season to be jolly. Don we now our gay apparel. Fa, la, la, la, la, la, la. more »»

On the Water: Beautiful weather on the water

December 20, 2017 Weather around Southwest Florida rebounded nicely after our first cold front of the season. Heading into the weekend, anglers found calm seas, blues skies and air temperatures climbing each day. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Scalloped Oysters

December 20, 2017 Ingredients: 1 qt fresh oysters 2 1/2 sleeves rectangle buttery crackers – crushed 1 tsp salt 1 C butter – melted 1 1/2 C Half & Half 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp ground pepper How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Fishing ahead of the cool down

December 13, 2017 After weeks and weeks of uninterrupted mild weather, the first real cold front of the season arrived in Southwest Florida over the weekend. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Lucille’s Meat Balls

December 13, 2017 Ingredients: 5 lb ground beef 24 saltine crackers – crumbled 1 medium onion – chopped 2 eggs 1/4 C Parmesan cheese 6 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp butter How to: 1. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Shrimp Fried Rice

December 6, 2017 Ingredients: 4 Tbsp soy sauce – divided 1 Lb shrimp – peeled and deveined 5 Tbsp vegetable oil – divided 2 Lg eggs – lightly beaten 1 C carrots – finely chopped 1/2 C minced green onion 5 C cooked... more »»

On the Water: With cooler weather, shrimp becomes the best bait

December 6, 2017 There are two times I look forward to each year fishing: first, when the water warms after winter and bait fish return to our waters, and second, when the water cools to the point as we approach the... more »»

On the Water: Fishing up and down over the holiday week

November 29, 2017 All in all it wasn’t too bad of a week on the water. more »»



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