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On the Water: Snook season ending as tarpon season begins

April 29, 2015 As we close out the month of April, it brings an end to snook season and the kick-off to tarpon season. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Cheesy Crab Enchiladas

April 29, 2015 Ingredients: 2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese – softened 1 env. ranch salad dressing mix 1/2 C milk – divided 1 s. more »»

Local Knowledge: Impact fees

April 29, 2015 Impact fees for new construction have been in the news a lot this year, with Lee County commissioners deciding whether to restore fees to pre-recession rates. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Classic Trout Amandine

April 22, 2015 Ingredients 2 C milk 2 tsp salt – divided 1/4 tsp hot sauce 8 Trout fillets 3/4 C flour 1/2 tsp pepper 1 1/4 C butter – divided 1 T olive oil 3/4 C sliced almonds 2 T lemon juice 2 T Worcestershire... more »»

On the Water: Good fishing reported inshore and offshore

April 22, 2015 Over the week, good reports came in from both offshore and inshore, plus tarpon season is winding up as sightings and hook-ups are happening throughout our waters. more »»

Jubilate Sunday

April 22, 2015 Traditionally, the third Sunday after Easter is called “Jubilate Sunday” or Joy Sunday. more »»

On the Water: Big fish are moving into area waters

April 15, 2015 Inshore, anglers noted an increase in tarpon and blacktip shark hook-ups in Charlotte Harbor and Pine Island Sound. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Clam Linguini

April 15, 2015 Ingredients: 3 T olive oil 1 stick butter 2 cloves garlic – crushed 1 tsp oregano 2 T fresh parsley – chopped 1 dash Tabasco Black pepper 1 can minced clams or chopped fresh clams Cooked linguini... more »»

On the Water: Easter weekend brought good fishing

April 8, 2015 Fishing gained momentum with each passing day over the week while rebounding from a recent cold front that blew through, dropping temperatures and bring plenty of wind  As Easter weekend approached,... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Capt. Dick’s Crab Cakes

April 8, 2015 Ingredients: 3 slices white bread 1/4 C mayonnaise 1 lg egg 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp yellow mustard 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp parsley flakes 1 pinch... more »»

On the Water: April: maybe the best month of the year for fishing

April 1, 2015 If I had to choose one month of the year to fish, it would be hard to pass on the month of April. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Capt. Dick's Favorite Pot Roast

April 1, 2015 Ingredients 1 - 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 lb blade cut beef roast 4 - Fresh carrots peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1 - Lg. onion, cut into 2-inch thick slices 3 - Red potatoes, peeled and quartered 1 Pkg. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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