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Mighty Mussels closing out homestand with Tortugas

The Jupiter Hammerheads, the Low-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins, swept into town and took four of six games in a series with the Fort Myers Mighty Mussels at Hammond Stadium this past week. The Hammerheads (30-35), third in the newly created East Division of the new Low-A Southeast League, ...

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 ...

Bonita Bill’s children’s fishing tourney a blast

As Bonita Bill's owner Bill Semmer fired off a cannon that looked like it could have been used in the Revolutionary War, another Fourth of July weekend children's fishing tournament was in the books. Little more could be asked for than a sunny day fishing with watermelon and hot dogs for ...

Children’s fishing tournament Saturday at Bonita Bill’s

This Saturday will feature the annual children's fishing tournament on the public fishing pier and docks outside Bonita Bill's Waterfront Cafe and Tiki Bar on Fishermans Wharf. The free catch-and-release tournament has been presented the past 29 years by the Ostego Bay Foundation Marine ...

Reeling for Autism tournament brings out big catches

The Reeling for Autism fishing tournament brought out 38 anglers this past weekend to Salty Sam's Marina to support Family Initiative, the Cape Coral organization that assists children with autism by providing applied behavior analysis therapy and occupational therapy. More than $50,000 was ...

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 ...

Minor League baseball returns to Fort Myers

The Miracle have left but the Mighty Mussels have arrived in their place at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers for the minor league baseball season. With a new name and class designation, the low class-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins will kick off their home opener this Tuesday, May 11 at ...

Twins bench coach dies

Mike Bell, who was the bench coach for the Twins, died of kidney cancer Friday at the age of 46. Baldelli had not been with the team this spring while being treated. Bell joined the team last year as its bench coach after having served as vice president of player development with the ...

Red Sox silence Rays, doubters with bats

The second inning Friday between the Red Sox and Rays at Fenway South, reminded Boston fans that their 2018 world championship Killer B's outfield of Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. was gone forever. As former Celtics coach Rick Pitino would say, those players aren't ...