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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 ...

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 ...

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: 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 ...