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On the Water: Warm weather brings good fishing

April kicked off with a front dropping down early in the week bringing a few windy days and scattered showers. As we moved closer to the weekend, we were back to sunny days with light wind. Offshore fishing was good for grouper and snapper, and a good mix of fish were caught inshore.Many boats ...

Young anglers enjoy 21st Holloway Fishing Tournament

It was a beautiful spring day Saturday for the 21st annual Memorial Bobby Holloway Jr. Fishing Tournament at Pineland Marina.A total of 72 young people participated in the tournament. The main tournament had 62 boats and there were 45 Little Bobbers with 13 volunteer captains."Due to the ...

On the Water: April is a great month to get out on the water

This is a month that has a lot to offer anglers on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida. It would be easy to argue that April may hold our best fishing of the year, plus possibly our best weather. It's a month with a lot of possibilities, it's highly recommended to load the boat with a range ...

Bobby Holloway Jr. Fishing Tournament to be held Saturday

With a few rule changes in effect, the 21st annual Memorial Bobby Holloway Jr. Fishing Tournament will be held this Saturday, March 30, at the Pineland Marina at 13921 Waterfront Drive, Pineland."Due to the temporary FWC closure of snook and redfish, the event will be catch and release of the ...

On the Water: It was a cool start to spring fishing

Spring arrived in Southwest Florida with a bit of a winter feel. Cool temperatures and a brisk north wind made for very comfortable weather on land, however anglers often found unfavorable conditions on the water. As usual it didn't last long - heading into the weekend the thermometer was ...

On the Water: Spring has arrived; it’s time to get out on the water

As typical for late winter in Southwest Florida, we are blessed with six or seven days of perfect fishing weather then set back for a day or two with bad weather. With the arrival of spring, we should slowly lose this weather pattern as cool fronts won't pack as much punch and water ...

10th ‘One Hole Over the Pond’ to support veterans

The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 136 hosted its 10th Annual "One Hole Over The Pond" golf outing last week at the legion to raise funds to help and support local veterans."This has always been one of our most successful events," former Auxiliary president Claudine Alvarez said. "It's a great ...

On the Water: A cold and warm week of fishing

A cold front blew through early last week dropping the thermometer along with gusty north winds, However, in typical Florida fashion, a couple days later we rebounded nicely with temperature climbing back into the eighties.As usual when the mercury drops, the sheepshead bite heats up. Fish up ...

On the Water: Start of the spring fishing season under way

Good things happen this month on the waters around Southwest Florida. The kick-off to the spring fishing season is in full effect as we transition out of winter to warmer days.For the next couple months or until the daily afternoon rains begin, we may experience the clearest water of the ...

On the Water: It was a beautiful week on the water

Overall it was a great week on the water with plenty of sunshine and blue skies. Bottom fishing was good in Gulf waters and the inshore bite was on and off depending on the tides.In the Gulf of Mexico, fishing depths from 80 to 110 feet yielded red grouper, a mixed snapper bag consisting of ...