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#Events: Beach sand sculpture lessons at Bahia Honda

#Events: Beach sand sculpture lessons at Bahia Honda

Bahia Honda State Park will host a sand sculpture class by professional sand sculptor, Rick Mungeam, of Beach Sand Sculptures, on Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Learn professional sand sculpting tips and techniques. The lesson begins with a demonstration; showing tools and their usage, and participants will learn exactly how much water […]

Bahia Honda named among top 25 beaches in U.S.

Bahia Honda named among top 25 beaches in U.S.

The beach area at Bahia Honda State Park in the Lower Florida Keys has been named among the United States’ top 25 beaches for 2014 by TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest travel websites. TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Beaches Award winners were announced Tuesday, with rankings based on the quality and quantity of TripAdvisor traveler reviews […]

The worm hatch was less than spectacular this year

The worm hatch was less than spectacular this year

A lot has happened in the flats fishing world – on and off the water – in recent weeks.  The heavily anticipated palolo worm hatch was mostly a bust this year.  These unique reddish sea worms inhabit sponges and marl banks.  On a special day, the worm breaks in two: an “atoke” (the asexual half) […]

Big silver ladies still cruising the Florida Keys

Big silver ladies still cruising the Florida Keys

And it ain’t over yet: worm hatch coming soon to an ocean near you It’s been a good month for the ladies. Big girls, clad in silver scales, are cruising transparent warm ocean waters attended by their ardent, smaller suitors. Some dancing is going on too: a string of green backed tarpon will start circling […]

Young men swim five miles to shore when boat capsizes.

Young men swim five miles to shore when boat capsizes.

Stay with the boat. That’s the No. 1 rule for boaters when their craft capsizes. But what if there is no boat? “It went like this,” said Sharieff Vincent, using his hand to mimic the boat rolling over and then it’s zigzag descent to the bottom of the ocean. “But first it went like this,” […]

Hot fishing and calm seas

Hot fishing and calm seas

Well finally someone turned off the wind machine, and the spring fishing is red hot. Offshore, the dolphin bite is fairly consistent although it is still a little early and has slowed a bit most likely due to the rising moon and calm seas. There are still a few nice wahoo being caught on the […]

Changes in Seasons

Changes in Seasons

While our friends up north experience an early spring tempered with the return of freezing temperatures, we lucky folks down here in the Keys have been blessed with sunny skies and great fishing. The Best Bet teams have kept their anglers busy in a variety of fishing venues this past week. Offshore, the dolphin bite […]

Patterson joins Weekly Newspapers team

Patterson joins Weekly Newspapers team

The Weekly Newspapers are proud to welcome former hotel and resort sales manager Anneke Patterson as the newest account executive to their sales and marketing team. A native of Richmond, Indiana who immigrated from the Netherlands with her immediate family at only a year old, Patterson graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts […]

May Mayhem

May Mayhem

As the waters continue to smooth into the summer, the dolphin, tarpon and reef action continues to peak. We do squeeze offshore fishing and reef action into one trip and different types of fishing are quintessential days of Florida Keys fishing. The inshore bite for tarpon remains red hot with double digit shots on every […]

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