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Sluggers edge Reds in high-scoring tilt, 11-10

Special to The Eagle In recent Pine Island Little League Majors Division play at Bobby Holloway Memorial Field, the game between the Pine Island Sea Sluggers and Reds got off to an uncharacteristic wild start. Amidst a flurry of miscues on both teams, a combined 14 runs were scored in the ...

On the Water: Anglers take advantage of good weather

With gag grouper and red snapper season open, anglers took advantage of good weather. It’s a long run west into Gulf waters to get to depths that red snapper call home, but conditions over the week allowed anglers to box their limits of snapper. Red snapper, red grouper, a few big gag ...

On the Water: June brings summer fishing conditions

June is the beginning of summer conditions on the waters around Southwest Florida. Warm sunny days with calm seas followed by afternoon thunderstorms is our typical weather pattern. As far as fishing goes, there will be good days and bad ones -- strong tide days should give you the best ...

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

Due to strong winds throughout the past week, this report is short as most anglers smartly chose to stay off the water given the choice.   Snook and redfish were caught and released in areas semi-protected from the wind including bays, creeks and docks on the Pine Island Sound side of Sanibel ...

Sea Sluggers top Reds, 3-1, in Major Division play

Special to The Eagle The Pine Island Sea Sluggers improved their season record to 8-0 on a well played game from both teams, with a close 3-1 win over the Pine Island Reds in recent Greater Pine Island Little League Major's Division play at Bobby Holloway Memorial Field. Ty Young started on ...

On the Water: It was an inconsistent week of fishing

Fishing was all over the place during the past week -- some days the bite was great then the following day not so much. Areas held good action for a day or two then dried up. And, of course, there was the wind to deal with once again. Shark fishing was the one constant. If you were fishing ...

Sea Sluggers edge Reds, 5-4, in PI Little League Major Division play

Continuing a long tradition of fine Little League baseball, the Greater Pine Island Little League season is under way at Bobby Holloway Memorial Field in Bokeelia. This year's president is Erin Lambert while the VP is Justin Olson. The Major's Division consists of 2 teams: The Reds, coached ...

On the Water: It was a windy start to the month

Like much of April, the first week of May continued with more windy days and a mild late season cool front. Overall, the days were nice, with the exception of the wind and slow tides that hampered anglers. Tarpon are around in good numbers as many anglers report hook-ups. On the windy days, ...

FWC launches the new Florida Fishing Pier Finder

Are you looking for a place to fish from shore? Check out the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s new Florida Fishing Pier Finder, an interactive map that allows anglers to find publicly-accessed fishing piers, jetties and fishing-specific bridges in freshwater and saltwater ...

On the Water: May brings great weather and great fishing

The month of May kicks off our slow season as neighbors and visitors head north for the summer. While tourist season may be slowing down with less boats on the water, fishing may be at its peak. This is the height of tarpon season and likely the best time to hook into a "Silver King." They ...