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#FishForJose: Spanish Fly lives on

Foundation and daughter carry on Wejebe’s legacy “The show must go on,” Krissy Wejebe-Moloney said, while nine months pregnant and planning the annual three-day fundraiser in her father’s...

BY THE NUMBERS: Lionfish Derby

By Theresa Java The annual Upper Keys Lionfish Derby took place Sept. 10 at John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park. It wasn’t the resounding success it usually is —...

Trap life: Born and bred lobstermen know how to hustle

On summer break, the alarm goes off at 4:30 a.m., and two Key West High School soon-to-be sophomores open their eyes. Cousins Demi Stiglitz and Peder Bidonne,...

Commercial fisheries fighting for fairness

Annual meeting is about safety and rights Members of the Southeastern Fisheries Association gathered in Key Largo last week to discuss legislative changes, industry regulations and how to...

Grouper season has its pluses and minuses

Local grouper season reopens May 1 Grouper season is closed in Monroe County waters from January 1 through April 30 each year with an anticipated opening on May...

Mote Marine breaks down barriers

New laboratory will be state-of-the-art Mote Marine’s Summerland Key home had humble beginnings after being wiped off Pigeon Key during Hurricane Georges in 1998. What started as a...

Fishing seminar returns to Islamorada on Jan. 30

One of the longest-running educational sportfishing colloquiums in the country is to return to the Florida Keys for the third consecutive year. The Salt Water Sportsman National Seminar...

‘Use it ’til you lose it’ – Key West’s Custom Lures are a hit...

Three years ago while commercial fishing off Key West with some friends, Neil Mellies hooked up to a 70-pound kingfish and was ecstatic. That was, until he...

Girls do ‘Shark Week’ in the Keys

Sharks4Kids, SeaCamp team up for special science week. It’s not the Discovery Channel television extravaganza. Instead, five tween and teen girls are participating in a special program at SeaCamp...

Spearfishing in full swing for summer

Two tournaments set for June The King of the Keys Spearfishing Tournament is looking to step up and take the place of local tournaments that have fallen on...