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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 ...