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On the Water: Hot week on the water

Summer is here in full force. Fishing was good over the morning hours, but the mid-day heat and lack of afternoon thunderstorms to cool it down made for tough fishing in the afternoons.  The mangrove snapper bite was hot inshore, around the gulf passes, and nearshore waters in the Gulf of ...

On the Water: Hot summer fishing

Weather was good on the water over the past week. Of course, it is summer, so it was hot as expected and afternoon thunderstorms common. Mornings felt relatively cool with a light breeze before giving away to the heat around noon. Fishing was good at times, slow at times, and unpredictable from ...

Islander finds her spot on the diamond

pleblanc@breezenewspapers.com Ila Valcarcel said she played ball as a kid, but it wasn’t until she came to Pine Island that she even thought about becoming an umpire. “I was doing work at Pine Island Elementary, so I knew all the little kids,” said Valcarcel, explaining her first ...

On the Water: Fishing was good over the full moon

Overall, weather was good over the past week. A full moon brought strong tides, winds varied day to day, as did thunderstorms and rain. Most days the wind wasn’t strong enough to keep boats in port, as many made the trek into Gulf waters. Far out, in depths well over a hundred feet, red ...

On the Water: It’s time for summer fishing

Summer has officially arrived and with it comes the hot and humid days. Weekdays are relatively sparse of anglers with weekends getting most of the attention. This summer may be an exception, as it appears a lot more people are visiting our area during our normal off season. Reports of snook ...

On the Water: Fishing is good around Gulf waters

Except for the fact we could really use some rain, it was a great week on the water with sunny warm days and not too much wind.   With red snapper season open, anglers took advantage of decent weather and made the long run into Gulf waters with mixed success. Red snapper limits were caught ...