Marine & Sports

Fishing Report: It’s a wahoo weekend for local anglers

By RJ Boyle | Contributing Columnist Pictured above is Liam Murray with a nice wahoo caught aboard the Lisa B several days back. The wahoo bite has been really consistent between 160 and 210 feet of water. The best of the wahoo fishing will be first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon. If you can fish around […]

“I have fallen a lot, but I get over it”: Young skateboarder with a mission shines in local competitions

By Gary Curreri | New Pelican Writer Pompano Beach – It isn’t hard to pick out Sebastian “Sebi” Dradrach at a skateboard competition. Not only because he is highly successful, but also for the signature pink helmet he wears while competing. Sebi, 11, wears it to bring awareness to breast cancer and help support GFL (Grind For Life) in the […]

Manatee in distress rescued from Lighthouse Point waterway

By Judy Wilson | Associate Editor Lighthouse Point – Police officers from this city aided an effort to rescue a manatee in a local waterway suffering from weight loss and cold stress. Officer Cynthia Weiner and Corp. Chris Merk answered the call when conservationists at the Florida Waterway Commission called the Lighthouse Point Police Department asking for assistance. The manatee […]

Fishing Report: Local fishing is starting to heat up

By RJ Boyle | Contributing Columnist Pictured here is the Sam Newman charter from a few days back – a wonderful catch of wahoo, big kingfish, bonito, and blackfin tuna. When we start to see the migration of the blackfin tuna, that lets us know things are about to heat up. Big wahoo love to eat blackfin tuna so be […]

Catching the Ocean View: Lionfish is still on the menu

By Jim “Chiefy” Mathie | New Pelican Writer During the month of April the Chiefy Crew is dedicated to targeting lionfish. The Crew just finished a great spiny lobster season on March 31 and are waiting for the grouper and hogfish season to start May 1. We’ve put away the lobster nets, snares and bags, as lionfish is on the […]

Fishing Report: Big Swords on tap for the weekend 

By RJ Boyle | Contributing Columnist We should see some big broadbill swordfish landed this weekend. Over the last few days several fish were boated over 400 pounds. The bite was excellent from Palm Beach to Miami as we have a migration of large swordfish here now. The best of the bite has been on the deeper side around 1,700 […]

Catching the Ocean View: For spiny lobster hunters, a season to remember

By Jim “Chiefy” Mathie | New Pelican Writer Having spent the last 40 years diving in South Florida catching spiny lobsters, this past season for me was one to remember.  It seemed like it lasted forever, even though it always starts every year on Aug. 6 and ends on March 31. This season had some tropical activity to make it […]

Catching the Ocean View: Artist Dennis Friel wants everyone to be Connected by Water

By Jim “Chiefy” Mathie | New Pelican Writer Marine artist Dennis Friel shows us why we’re all connected by water.  His projects range from tiny, such as being an Artist Infusion Program (AIP) coin designer for the United States Mint, to creating a massive mural under the Atlantic Boulevard Intracoastal bridge in Pompano Beach.  Throughout his life, Friel says he’s […]

Fishing Report: Epic sailfish bite this week off Hillsboro

By RJ Boyle | Contributing Columnist Pictured above is one of the many fish that were caught and released off Hillsboro Inlet this week. We had an epic migration of sailfish pushing through this area heading towards the south away from the colder weather. Multiple boats put up double digit numbers this week on sails primarily caught out of the […]

Catching the Ocean View: A destination bachelor party to remember

By Jim “Chiefy” Mathie | New Pelican Writer Dr. Carl Treyz had many memorable moments putting together a destination bachelor party in Guatemala for his buddy, John Ritter, and four groomsmen. He started out looking for a location to catch fish. Fortunately, he knows Dr. Guy Harvey and his daughter Jessica as he’s volunteered to do underwater photography with them throughout […]


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