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Record deaths, mysterious mortality – Ongoing threats make manatee recovery tenuous

May 22, 2013  In 2012, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced plans to stakeholders, to move forward with a manatee “reclassification” to threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA). more »»

Alligators should not be held in captivity

May 15, 2013 Even though alligators are the quintessential symbol of Florida, nearly 63,000 alligators were killed in the state between 2000 and 2012—simply for being too close to where humans liv. more »»

Island Seafood Stew

May 15, 2013 Ingredients 4 (6 oz) fish fillets 12 clams in shell 12 raw peeled and deveined shrimp 1 green pepper – chopped 1 medium onion – chopped ¼ cup olive oil 2 bay leaves 2 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. more »»

Good weather, good tides, good fishing

May 15, 2013 Good weather creates opportunity for a wide variety of angling choices. Anglers took advantage of a beautiful week and found plenty of cooperative fis. more »»

Whispered reminders

May 15, 2013 (Editor’s note: we apologize that Pastor Lemke’s column was delayed due to computer issues in the midst of last week’s deadlines for printin. more »»

Anglers adapt to conditions for success

May 8, 2013 Unlikely weather conditions greeted anglers over the first week of the month often creating challenging fishing conditions. more »»

Crab Stuffed Tilapia

May 8, 2013 Ingredients 1 small onion – finely chopped 1 rib celery – finely chopped 1?4 cup + 6 Tbsp. butter – divided 2 packages (. more »»

More time on the water

May 8, 2013 It’s Mel the guide here once again with a fantastic month of kayaking behind us. Last month, it was a little brisk, but if you took off later in the day, the weather was great. more »»

Hard-working people of Southwest Florida need your help

May 1, 2013 Florida has a chance to do the right thing. We need your help convincing lawmakers to do it. Your neighbors, hard-working but low income, are struggling to get the medical care they need. more »»

Good news! The big fish are moving in

May 1, 2013 A big full moon not only brought us great fishing tides over the past week, there was also a big showing of tarpon and sharks, plus some great action with catch-and-release snook. more »»

Surf Rider Shrimp with Gorgonzola

May 1, 2013 Ingredients 8 oz. Gorgonzola cheese 2 Tbsp. fine breadcrumbs 1 dash black pepper 3 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts – coarsely chopped 20 large shrimp – uncooked How To: 1. Crumble cheese in a bowl. more »»

Garlic Shrimp

April 24, 2013 Ingredients 8 fresh Texas toast bread slices 5 Tbsp. olive oil – divided 1 1/2 Lb. peeled, large raw shrimp (20/25 count) 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup butter 4 fresh thyme sprigs 2 Tbsp. more »»

Poor tides last week; great tides this week

April 24, 2013 Despite slow tides much of the week, fishing wasn’t all bad as anglers found cooperative fish both inshore and off. more »»

Fishing’s been good inshore and offshore

April 17, 2013 Over the past week, anglers found good fishing both inshore and offshore. more »»

Capt’s Fish Chowder

April 17, 2013 The next time you are filleting a fish, save the rib bones and the throats and freeze them until you have a couple of pounds for this great chowder recipe. Ingredients 2 lbs. more »»

Peace be with you

April 17, 2013 As Jesus was being tortured, crucified, taken off the cross and buried the disciples took off faster than a cat with a tin can tied to its tai. more »»

Fishing is getting better all the time

April 10, 2013 Give us three consecutive warm days and the fishing gets good, the only problem is we keep getting these weekly interruptions from cool, windy weather. more »»

Stuffed redfish

April 10, 2013 Ingredients 1 whole redfish — scaled 1 cup dried breadcrumbs 2 chopped green peppers 1/2 tsp. more »»

Gov. Rick Scott proclaims ‘It’s working’

April 3, 2013 In the four years before I took office, Florida lost more than 825,000 jobs, unemployment more than tripled from 3.5 percent to 11.1 percent, and state debt increased by $5.2 billion. more »»

Supplements: be careful

April 3, 2013 You can walk down the isle of just about any pharmacy or chair grocery store and just pick them off the shelf, but is this the smart thing to do? Did you know that supplements are not in any way... more »»



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