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On the Water: It was a mixed week out on the water

April 13, 2016 Over the past week, anglers encountered some great days of fishing along with a few difficult day. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Scallops with Mushrooms and Cream

April 13, 2016 Ingredients: 1 Carrot, sliced thinly 1 Tbsp shallots or scallions, chopped 1/4 C water Salt 1/4 C white wine 4-6 Mushrooms, sliced thinly 1 lb Scallops 1 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp flour 1/2 C heavy cream ... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Shrimp with Lemon Rice

April 6, 2016 Ingredients: 1 C uncooked regular rice 2 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp mustard seeds 1/2 C butter 2 1/2 lbs raw shrimp, shelled and deveined 1 can or jar (7 oz) pimientos – drained and diced 1 tsp salt ... more »»

On the Water: Big trout inshore and grouper offshore

April 6, 2016 The first week of April rolled through with warm weather that included windy days and days with calm seas. Anglers had good opportunities for inshore fishing and a few good days offshore. more »»

On the Water: April is a great month for fishing

March 30, 2016 April, what a great month to enjoy the waters around Pine Island and Southwest Florida. The windy days of March will hopefully give way to sunny, mild days (not too hot, not too cold). more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Crab Newburg

March 30, 2016 Ingredients: 2 cans (7 oz each) crab meat – drained 2 pkgs (10 oz each) frozen peas 2 cans condensed cream of mushroom soup 1/4 C dry sherry 1 can (6 oz) sliced mushrooms – drained 1 can or jar (4... more »»

Local Knowledge: Island bike path is one of the best and safest

March 30, 2016 There are lots of reasons to love Pine Island: spectacular sunsets, great birding, golf, boating and paddling trails among them. more »»

On the Water: Spring fishing begins with good catches

March 23, 2016 Finally, winter is officially over and spring is in the air. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Rotisserie Style Chicken

March 23, 2016 Ingredients: 1 fryer – 3-4 pounds Jerk seasoning Cavenders Greek Seasoning Fire roasted garlic spray How to: 1. Clean the fryer and trim away all the extra fatty skin. 2. more »»

On the Water: Warmer weather brings better fishing

March 16, 2016 Inshore water temperatures surged above 70 degrees over the past week thanks to mild days and sunny skies. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Seafood Au Gratin

March 16, 2016 Ingredients: 4 T butter – divided 2 T flour 1/8 tsp pepper 1 C chicken broth 1/2 C milk 1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese – divided 1/2 lb sea scallops 1 lb Cod, tilapia or sea trout – cut into six piece... more »»

Drop the worry habit

March 16, 2016 By nature, we are a worrying people. At times, worry keeps us appropriately vigilant so we may fend off tangible threats. Yet, more often than not, worry is simply a burden. more »»

On the Water: Fishing is improving with the weather

March 9, 2016 Overall, the weather was good over the past week and fishing wasn’t too bad eithe. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Marinated County Pork Ribs

March 9, 2016 Ingredients: 4 country ribs 1/3 Tbsp Cajun seasoning 5 oz zesty italian dressing 2 oz liquid smoke 1/3 C A-1 sauce 2 oz Worcestershire sauce How to: 1. Wash ribs and rub with Cajun seasoning. 2. more »»

Local Knowledge: Calusa Land Trust — helping preserve the island for 40 years

March 2, 2016 This fall, Lee County voters will have the opportunity to tell county commissioners whether we wish to continue Conservation 20/20, a land-buying program that acquires, restores and conserves lands... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Panko Baked Fish

March 2, 2016 Ingredients: 1 to 1 ½ Lb fish fillets Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp thyme 2/3 C panko Japanese bread crumbs 2 Tbsp parsley – chopped ½ tsp paprika How to: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees 2. more »»

On the Water: March brings a jump-start to spring fishing

March 2, 2016 The first two months of 2016 kicked off with record rainfall and some pretty cold temperatures for Southwest Florida. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Savory Shrimp of the Grill

February 24, 2016 Ingredients: 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 Tbsp lime juice 1 Tbsp soy sauce 2 cloves garlic – minced 2 tsp Thai sweet chili sauce 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 Lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Better weather brings better fishing

February 24, 2016 Local media has painted a pretty dark picture for our inshore and nearshore waters. more »»

On the Water: Expect better days soon out on the water

February 17, 2016 Finally, we put together a week with no rain. We still had some chilly temperatures and wind to deal with but it sure was nice to see bright blue skies. more »»



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