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On the Water: Uncooperative weather makes fishing interesting

January 20, 2016 To say the weather was all over the place over the past week would be an understatement. We had it all — cold, wind, rain (lots of rain), tornado warnings, small craft advisories and flood tide. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Creamy Garlic Mussels

January 20, 2016 Ingredients: 4 lb mussels 4 T butter 2 T olive oil 2 cloves garlic – peeled and smashed 4 sprigs fresh thyme 1/2 lemon – thinly sliced 3/4 C dry white wine 1/2 C chicken broth How to: 1. more »»

Local Knowledge: Real estate market rebounding

January 13, 2016 When one year ends and the next begins, I think it’s kind of fun to look at where we’ve been and think about where we might be going. more »»

On the Water: With cooler days, fishing will change

January 13, 2016 Weather was all over the place over the past week with rain, fog, wind, warm, cool, you name it, even tornado touch downs over the weekend. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Scalloped Oysters

January 13, 2016 Ingredients 1 qt fresh oysters 2 1/2 sleeves rectangle buttery crackers – crushed 1 tsp salt 1 C butter – melted 1 1/2 C Half & Half 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp ground pepper How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: January fishing — be prepared for weather changes

January 6, 2016 January should bring us some of the coldest days of the year in Southwest Florida, just how cold it gets will determine how and where to fis. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Shrimp Fried Rice

January 6, 2016 Ingredients 4 Tbsp soy sauce – divided 1 Lb shrimp — peeled and deveined 5 Tbsp vegetable oil – divided 2 Lg eggs – lightly beaten 1 C carrots – finely chopped 1/2 C minced green onion 5 C cooked... more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Lip Lickin’ Pork Chops

December 30, 2015 Ingredients: 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 C sliced onion 2 cloves garlic – minced 1/2 C Worcestershire sauce 3 Tbsp honey 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: More warm weather to end the year

December 30, 2015 Christmas week brought us daytime temperatures well into the 80s and it looks like we will close out the year with well above average temperatures. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Lucille's Meat Balls

December 23, 2015 Ingredients: 5 Lb ground beef 24 saltine crackers – crumbled 1 medium onion – chopped 2 eggs Parmesan cheese 6 cloves garlic 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp butter How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Make time for some holiday fishing

December 23, 2015   You have to love fishing and boating the waters of Southwest Florida in December, heading into Christmas and our daytime highs are well above 80 degrees. more »»

On the Water: Another good week of fishing

December 16, 2015 Another week of warm weather and, for a change, light winds, allowed anglers to target a host of species inshore and safely venture to offshore waters. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Aunt Billie's Clam Chowder (Billie Johnson)

December 16, 2015 Ingredients: 2 cans baby whole clams 1 can cream of celery soup 1 can cream of onion soup 1/4 tsp black pepper 1 can cheddar cheese soup 4 C half-cooked potatoes – diced 1/2 C milk 1 can chicken... more »»

Sing and shout

December 16, 2015 While working around the house, I often start singing. When I do, Sherl goes outsid. more »»

Local Knowledge: Arrival of winter means ‘snowbirds’ of all kinds are back

December 9, 2015 I’ve been here so long, it might seem like I’m a Florida native but I actually grew up in Minnesota. more »»

On the Water: Weather dampens fishing in the area

December 9, 2015 Fishing wasn’t too bad early last week before the strong winds took over. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Steak Soup

December 9, 2015 Ingredients: 1 stick butter 2/3 C flour 1 tsp course ground black pepper 1 tsp salt 1/2 C carrots – chopped course cut 1/2 C course ground hamburger 1 C frozen mixed vegetables 1 1/2 tsp Kitchen... more »»

Local Knowledge: Arrival of winter means ‘snowbirds’ of all kinds are back

December 9, 2015 I’ve been here so long, it might seem like I’m a Florida native but I actually grew up in Minnesota. more »»

Catch 'em & Cook 'em: Turkey Tetrazzini

December 2, 2015 (What to do with the leftover turkey!) Ingredients: 4 C boned turkey 1 (10 1/2 oz can) cream of mushroom soup 1 (10 1/2 oz can) cream of chicken soup 1 C turkey broth 2 C grated Velveeta cheese 6 C... more »»

On the Water: December fishing will bring more changes

December 2, 2015 December brings cooler days around Southwest Florida that should drop water temperatures and push small baitfish offshore and south. more »»



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