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District 23 Florida Moose Association to host charity golf tournament Sept. 4

The Florida Moose Association, District 23, will host a charitable golf tournament, Saturday, Sept. 4, at Cape Royal Golf Club, 11460 Royal Tee Circle, Cape Coral. The charity tournament raises funds to support Mooseheart, Moosehaven, the Sheriff’s Youth Ranch and local charitable ...

On the Water: September brings weather changes, plenty of fish

With the arrival of September, the end of summer is in sight. We will gradually break away from hot muggy days and slowly transition to the cooler days of autumn towards month's end. Days will become less humid with a slight drop in temperature, a welcomed relief after a hot Florida summer. ...

Sign-ups continue for Half Century Plus Softball league in Cape Coral

A new senior softball league, Half Century Plus Softball, is now being formed to play on Monday and Wednesday evenings in Cape Coral. Players must be at least 50-plus years of age, and drafted onto teams. Everyone who joins will be drafted on a team. There is a $60 player fee. This is a ...

On the Water: Fishing in the area typical for August

Tides played an important role for inshore/flats anglers over the week. When the water wasn’t moving, the fish weren’t biting. Weather also was a factor as we had days with thunderstorms from sunup to sundown and there were days with hardly a cloud in the sky. Boaters and kayakers fishing ...

On the Water: Fishing during the hot month of August

We closed out July with extremely warm days and this will continue into August as we are in the meat of summer. The water temperature is very warm, often in excess of 90 degrees by mid-day. Most days the better fishing comes over the morning hours as the water is at its coolest. If you don’t ...

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 returns to normal after storm

After Hurricane Elsa passed our coast, it took a few days for the weather to settle down and fishing to return to normal. After a few windy, rainy days, we returned to our normal summer pattern of calm mornings and stormy afternoons. Spanish mackerel were found in good numbers across ...