Islamorada Charter Captains Hopeful as Season Begins

Islamorada Charter Captains are hopeful. Offshore and flats charters “are a huge factor” in Islamorada’s tourism economy, said Judy Hull, executive director of the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce. “A large percentage of our tourists come here for the fishing,” she said. “That’s why we’re known as the Sportfishing Capital of the World.” Nearly all the big … Read more

Illegal Snook in Islamorada Leads to Multiple Charges

BY KEVIN WADLOW –  One dead snook at Channel Five in the Upper Keys resulted in six conservation charges against a St. Augustine man last Sunday. Ryan L. Wegele, 26, was booked into the Monroe County jail on Plantation Key for illegally spearing a snook, a game fish off-limits to spearfishing, according to the Florida … Read more