×
×
homepage logo
STORE

Local Sports & Recreation

On the Water: Full moon brings strong tides and boosts fishing

A big full moon gave us strong tides over the Easter week and coupled with a breezy holiday weekend, brought us extra high water.Reports of consistent action with Spanish mackerel came from areas around the B and C spans of the Sanibel Causeway, plus both Redfish and Captiva passes. The best ...

On the Water: Good weather and great fishing in area waters

One positive came from all the negative news over the week -- recreational fishing is a necessity. With the amount of boats on the water it appeared as though anglers made the best of the situation and took advantage of some great weather.Offshore, anglers found rod-bending action from just off ...

On the Water: April might be top month for fishing in Southwest Florida

Let's think positive and look forward to great fishing opportunities that may present themselves over the upcoming month.If I had to choose one month of the year to fish in Southwest Florida, it would be hard to pass on the month of April. As we transition into spring, our coastal waters are ...

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

We enjoyed another week of sunny skies and warm weather on the waters of Southwest Florida. There were a lot of boats on the water all week and even more for the weekend -- some fishing, others enjoying the outdoors. It was good to see people take a break to de-stress and enjoy our ...

On the Water: What a week on the water

Wow! What a beautiful week it was on the waters around Southwest Florida. There were a lot of boats and our waters were busy. Hopefully everyone was decompressing from all the negative news of late. Fishing wasn't too bad either for a variety of fish.The sheepshead bite was strong all week ...

On the Water: It was an up and down week out on the water

The first week of March did not exactly deliver us the ideal fishing conditions anglers were hoping for. Mother Nature gave us plenty of wind followed with a cold front for the weekend.Ahead of the front, southwest winds prevailed for several days. Coupled with incoming water, afternoon tides ...

Public invited to give input on Phillips Park pickleball courts

Lee County Parks & Recreation is inviting the public to provide input on proposed pickleball courts at Phillips Park during an upcoming open house.Greater Pine Island residents will be able to voice their opinions on a conceptual plan developed for a recently acquired 0.34-acre parcel ...

On the Water: Anything is possible in month of March

We closed out the month of February with tough fishing conditions that included cool weather and strong winds. With a new month we are in sight of a change of seasons and we can look forward to great fishing opportunities.Spring fishing is looked upon as some of the best of the year with a wide ...

On the Water: Snook, redfish and seatrout closure extended

We almost made it through the entire week with great weather and spring like conditions. Light wind and blue skies kept anglers smiling right up until Friday as strong winds and a cold front dropped in for the weekend.Offshore, fishing for red grouper was good from depths beginning at 75 feet ...

Twins and Red Sox return for Spring Training

Each spring, two Major League Baseball teams call Lee County home, bringing the excitement surrounding the beginning of baseball season to Southwest Florida.Spring Training is one of Lee County's most popular times of the year, as these clubs and their fan bases turn up year after year in a ...