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Resident catches big redfish

September is a great month to catch redfish. Greg Kruzan of Cape Coral caught and released this redfish in Charlotte Harbor on a morning fishing trip with Capt. Bill Russell.

Countdown to kickoff

The countdown to the high school football season in Southwest Florida has officially begun; as the School District of Lee County School District announced last week regular season games will kickoff Sept. 18.  High school programs around the region and country have already had to overcome ...

Are you an eco-minded fishing guide?

Florida has a new program for eco-minded for-hire fishing guides.  The Florida Friendly Fishing Guide certification recognizes saltwater and freshwater fishing guides who are committed to preserving the future of Florida’s fisheries through sustainable boating and fishing ...

Big smalltooth sawfish caught

Matthew Williams, 11, of Clarkesville, Georgia, accidentally hooked an 11-foot smalltooth sawfish on Aug. 2 at about 12:30 a.m. behind the Sanibel Moorings on East Gulf Drive on Sanibel. His family reported that the endangered fish was safety released after Matthew caught it in about 7 feet of ...

Hobbs tabbed to lead Bishop Verot girls basketball program

Bishop Verot Catholic High School has brought John Hobbs on board to lead the girls basketball program. Hobbs will also join the faculty, teaching economics in the Social Studies Department. Each of Hobbs’ three daughters played basketball leading to his love of coaching. He has a unique ...

Tarpon Bay Explorers offering discounts to local residents in September

During the month of September, Tarpon Bay Explorers will offer a 25 percent discount to Lee, Charlotte and Collier county residents for several rentals and tours. The discount apples to rentals of kayaks, canoes, paddleboards and bicycles, as well as its kayak tours, boat tours and SUP ...

North High unveils restored field house

The Ron Hoover Field House at North Fort Myers High School had seen better days. It was crumbling and appeared uninviting thanks to 35 years of use. On Saturday, North High officials, the head football coach, and Ron Hoover himself, cut the ribbon on the newly renovated field house, which ...

Registration opens for USTA Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships

The Sundial Beach Resort & Spa will be home to the 2020 USTA Southwest Florida Clay Court Championships on Sept. 25-27 and registrations are being accepting for USTA members 18 and over. The categories for the USTA-sanctioned event include men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed ...

North Fort Chamber seeking golfers, sponsors for tourney

The North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce is working on a month-to-month basis in regards to the pandemic. While it is continuing many of its basic services, its fundraising and monthly events have been put on the back burner. There is one exception. The hope is that the chamber’s ...