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What a Catch!: Capt. Dave’s fishing report

After Tropical Storm Elsa finally cleared our area, I fished in Estero Bay’s backwaters on Thursday morning, July 8, with Jacob Siebert, Dave Mungo, and friend, Brandon. They used live shrimp to catch-and-release 31 mangrove snapper shorts and a half-dozen short sheepshead. They boxed a ...

PET PALS: Puppies in need of foster care

The puppies are about 4 months old maybe 5.  They are young and need to get out. Come all vetted. Give them a chance. All come vaccinated and with papers of course. Great dogs, just need foster. Will be adopted fast!!! If you can help please call 239-281-0739 or email us at ...

PET PALS: Fosters needed ASAP!

These three little ones need foster ASAP! All scheduled to be vetted, spayed and neutered next week. All are in homes right now and the male and female Dachshund mix will need to remain together. If you can help please call 239-281-0739 or email us ASAP at pets@findahomegiveahome.com. They ...

Capt. Dave’s fishing report

Jason and Eileen Whitaker, joined by their friends, Brent and Angie, fished on a drizzly Friday morning, June 4, in southern Estero Bay, using live shrimp. They boxed four keeper mangrove snapper, and released two short sheepshead. Ian Flora and his son, Ian fished southern Estero Bay's ...

Capt. Dave’s fishing report

Matt Hickox and his son, Jackson, fished southern Estero Bay’s backwaters on Friday morning, May 28, and used live shrimp to catch thirteen mangrove snapper, including five keepers to 12 inches. They also released one mojarra, a short snook, a crevalle jack, and ten short ...

Stop the dune/lagoon walkover

To the editor:Please join me in opposing the building of walkover in the south end of the island by the Texas Hold'Em and Squeeze me Inn LLC's. Their desire to change their properties from "water view" to "waterfront" by building a structure through a fragile wildlife habitat will do ...

Unknowing killers?

To the editor:Ordinarily, people would never think of hurting, no less potentially killing other people. Then why do they not wear masks? The COVID-19 virus - already having infected millions and killed over 100,000 in the United States alone - is an airborne infection, sometimes from up to 20 ...

Captain Dave’s Fishing Tips

Captain Dave's Fishing Tip #1: Catching crevalle jacks is always fun. Pound for pound, they are one of the toughest fighters. Their strength has earned them the title of, "bulldogs of the bay." Large schools of jacks roam the beaches, passes, rivers and creeks, and they will eat most anything. ...