florida keys fishing

#fishing: Spearfishermen are targeting kingfish

#fishing: Spearfishermen are targeting kingfish

Groupers are out because the harvest is closed, but there are so many species that are in season. Over the last few weeks we have experienced moderate weather with many overcast days and light winds. The spearfishing and diving have been great and the water has been so clear, I’ve been daydreaming about spearfishing while […]

#SeenAroundTown: Key West Association of Realtors

#SeenAroundTown: Key West Association of Realtors

The Key West Association of Realtors held their 2014 installation gala this past Wednesday at the Tennessee Williams Theater. The room was filled with KWAR’s team, realtors, affiliates and other supporters—as laughs, tears and standing ovations were shared throughout the evening. Scott Forman, last year’s Key West Realtor of the Year, captured the audience with […]

#Elections: Referendum explanations

#Elections: Referendum explanations

CONSTITUTIONAL (STATE-LEVEL) AMENDMENT No. 1 Water and Land Conservation Funds the Land Acquisition Trust Fund to acquire, restore, improve, and manage conservation lands including wetlands and forests; fish and wildlife habitat; lands protecting water resources and drinking water sources, including the Everglades, and the water quality of rivers, lakes, and streams; beaches and shores; outdoor […]

#Events: What to do … What to do …

#Events: What to do … What to do …

Friday, Oct. 31 Parrothead “Meeting of the Minds” from 5 to 8 p.m. at The BottleCap Lounge, Key West (benefits VNA/Hospice). Saturday, Nov. 1 Tickets go on sale for Master Chefs Classic on keystix.com. Saturday, Nov. 1 Craft fair from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fishermen’s Community Hospital. Saturday, Nov. 1 Young Eagles free […]

#News: Airlines Add Flights to Key West

#News: Airlines Add Flights to Key West

Two airlines are adding flights to Key West International Airport from Florida cities, Atlanta and New York. Silver Airways is enhancing its flight schedule from five Florida cities. Beginning Nov. 6, Silver is adding a weekday flight from Fort Lauderdale for a total of four daily flights. Other additions include a second flight from Fort […]

#News: Netflix announces name and teaser for Islamorada based TV show

It was one year ago when Hollywood’s “go-to” trade website, Deadline, announced that Netflix had ordered a 13 episode run from  Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler. Since that time, upper Keys residents have been excited (and honestly sometimes frustrated) with filming at some of their favorite locations. Islamorada, Tavernier, and Key Largo have […]

#News: Miami man bond set at $1.4 million for lobster violations

#News: Miami man bond set at $1.4 million for lobster violations

By Becky Herrinwith Jason Koler Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Wilfredo “Willie” Guerra plays defense. His job is to protect the natural resources of the Florida Keys and this past weekend he arrested a Miami man possessing of nearly 250 undersized lobster tails.“It feels awesome,” Guerra told the Weekly. “If you think about all the commercial […]

#News: Astronauts Aldrin and Gernhardt in Underwater Habitat as Part of Classroom Under The Sea

#News: Astronauts Aldrin and Gernhardt in Underwater Habitat as Part of Classroom Under The Sea

  Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, left, and Mike Gernhardt, center, converse with Roane State Community College Associate Professor Bruce Cantrell, right, Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, while broadcasting a live online show as a facet of the Classroom Under the Sea project at Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Fla. Cantrell and Roane State Adjunct Professor Jessica […]

#Fishing: Tips for eluding sharks on a tuna trip

#Fishing: Tips for eluding sharks on a tuna trip

Right now we’re holding in a transition pattern. The winter pelagics, such as the sailfish and large kingfish, have yet to arrive in steady numbers, but they should be here any moment now. Also, a slight drop in water temperature should force the dolphin (mahi mahi) into the shallows and move them towards the west […]

#News: Key West must find homeless shelter location ASAP

#News: Key West must find homeless shelter location ASAP

The clock is ticking for the city of Key West to find a location for the homeless shelter and city attorney Shawn Smith reiterated how vital it is to take action immediately. At the city commission meeting Tuesday, architect Keith Oropeza put forward a rough blueprint of a homeless shelter that could be placed on […]

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