Pine Island Eagle Columnsen-usTue, 17 Jan 2017 22:41:12 EDTTue, 17 Jan 2017 22:41:12 EDT the Water: Stone cold front stalls fishing in the area was good ahead of the cold front that brought strong winds heading into the weekend, especially offshore fishing. Red grouper to 29 inches were hauled up from depths between 80 and 110 feet with the larger fish in deeper wate.Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTCatch 'em & Cook 'em: Shrimp with Bacon with Bacon Ingredients: 1/2 Tbsp sour cream 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise Juice from one lime 1/2 tsp chopped green onion 1/2 tsp ground black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper 7 large shrimp 7 slices lean bacon 1/4 of a...Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTLocal Knowledge: Cape-lacha? Islanders say no way! my last Local Knowledge column, (10-26-16 Eagle), I wrote about how Matlacha came to be - built on the fill that was dug out of Matlacha Pass when the county commission decided to put in a swing bridge to the mainlan.Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTCatch 'em & Cook 'em: Scalloped Oysters 1 qt fresh oysters 2 1/2 sleeves rectangle buttery crackers crushed 1 tsp salt 1 C butter melted 1 1/2 C Half and Half 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp ground pepper How to: 1.Wed, 4 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDTOn the Water: Like the weather, fishing can change often in January will bring us some of the coldest days of the year on the water in Southwest Florida. Of course our cold days aren't really that cold in comparison to other parts of the country, but after a very mild December cooler days are bound to come.Wed, 4 Jan 2017 00:00:00 EDT