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On the Water: Typical summer weather, typical summer fishing

July 19, 2017 Over the past week we settled into a typical summer weather pattern with light winds, blue skies, very hot and sticky, followed by some wicked afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Gouda Grits

July 19, 2017 Ingredients: 4 C chicken broth 1 C whipping cream 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper 2 C uncooked quick-cooking grits 2 C (8 oz) shredded Gouda cheese 1/2 C buttermilk 1/4 C butter 2 tsp hot... more »»

‘Come unto me’

July 19, 2017 Jesus said: “Come unto me” (Matt. 11:28). The very sound of these words are a benediction and the peace-creating cathedral bell of a person’s life-pilgrimage. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Islanders helping islanders

July 12, 2017 If you moved to Pine Island since 2004, you probably think the Beacon has been here forever. It hasn’t. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Beer Batter Fish and Chips

July 12, 2017 Ingredients: 2 eggs – well beaten 1 bottle of beer 1 1/2 C flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp baking powder Flour or cornstarch for dredging How to: 1. more »»

On the Water: Full moon brings some good fishing in area

July 12, 2017 On the water over the past week, anglers experienced calm seas and scorching heat to go along with great full moon tides. more »»

On the Water: Summer’s here — get ready for the July heat

July 5, 2017 Summer is in full swing bringing hot, humid days and the possibility of thunderstorms almost every afternoon. That does not mean fishing is poor, it can actually be very good if you plan accordingl. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Bacon wrapped trout with shrimp stuffing

July 5, 2017 Ingredients: 3/4 C butter – divided 1 medium onion – diced 3 ribs celery – diced 1/2 red bell pepper – diced 2 cloves garlic – minced 8 oz uncooked, peeled shrimp – chopped 1/4 C dry white wine 1 ts... more »»

On the Water: You have to fish early to beat the heat

June 28, 2017 Again this week and typical for summer, fishing reports were all over the place. Early in the week we dealt with wind and rain then settled into a typical summer pattern heading into the weekend. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Fish Fry Batter

June 28, 2017 Fish Fry Batter This one is a throwback to our days in Missouri and freshwater fishing. more »»

On the Water: It was a steady week of fishing

June 21, 2017 The weather was more cooperative over the past week — it wasn’t perfect but there were enough favorable days to get on the water with good results. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Flounder with Shrimp Stuffing

June 21, 2017 Ingredients: STUFFING 6 Tbsp butter – cubed 1 small onion – finely chopped 1/4 C finely chopped celery 1/4 C finely chopped green pepper 1 Lb uncooked shrimp – peeled, deveined and chopped 1/4 ... more »»

On the Water: A very rainy week hampers the fishing

June 14, 2017 Southwest Florida has been in desperate need of rain and for the past week that’s just what we got, lots of rain. After months of severe drought conditions, relief came as the skies opened up. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Grill-Roasted Fish on the Half Shell

June 14, 2017 Ingredients: 6 (7 oz) fish fillets – skin and scales on, with pin bones removed 1/4 tsp kosher salt for each fillet Scant 1/4 tsp black pepper for each fillet Scant 1/4 tsp crushed red chili flakes... more »»

Wayward children

June 14, 2017 A vacation Bible School teacher told her class the story of Jonah and the whale. more »»

Beacon of HOPE Wellness Committee: Managing stress at the Beacon

June 14, 2017 Stress — we all feel it, don't we? Stress is a normal part of life and not all stress is bad. How we manage it is important to living a happy and healthy life. more »»

On the Water: It was good week on the water

June 7, 2017 The first week of June brought good weather and opportunities for the offshore angler plus lots of tarpon action. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: New Orleans Redfish Au Poivre Vert

June 7, 2017 (This recipe came from a famous New Orleans French Quarter Restaurant.) Ingredients: 2 10 oz. redfish fillets 1/2 pint whipping cream 1/4 tsp. more »»

On the Water: It’s June — here comes summer!

May 31, 2017 June is the month summer settles in, bringing hot, humid days and afternoon thunderstorms. more »»

Catch ‘em & Cook ‘em: Shark Steaks

May 31, 2017 Ingredients: Cajun style seasoning Soy sauce Worcestershire sauce Lime juice Salt and pepper Thick sliced raw bacon Small 2 to 3-foot black tip shark Olive oil How to: 1. more »»



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