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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 ...

Pine Island Little League Major’s Division All-Stars’ season concludes

The Greater Pine Island Little League Major’s Division All-Stars ended their season recently. The All-Stars took on the Gulf Coast Lightning travel team in game one of their doubleheader and took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning when Davis Wold drew a one-out walk, Mason Wells ...

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 ...

Greater Pine Island Little League season ends

The Greater Pine Island Little League Division finished its season recently at Bobby Holloway Jr. Memorial Field. In the final game of the 2021 season, played in a steady drizzle, the Pine Island Sea Sluggers defeated the Pine Island Reds, 8-0, to finish the season undefeated, going ...

Islander lands big king mackerel

Dom Scafidi of Pine Island was fishing off of the Causeway Reef near Sanibel on May 26 at approximately 11:30 a.m. when he hooked a king mackerel. Once the reel started screaming, it took him about 10 minutes to land the monster keeper, which weighed in at approximately 60 pounds. He was with ...

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 ...