Monday, May 29, 2017

Fishing Season in Bokeelia coincides with Memorial Day

The windy weather finally died down after last week's much needed rain storms and I had a chance to go paddle boarding yesterday off Bokeelia, along Calusa Island (traveling out of Shell Cut from the Portobello Road small boat ramp - launch fee is only $5).   We saw lots of fish including sheepshead, sting rays, many large snook, mullet, and lots of bait fish.  Also, just a few hundred yards from the marina, a beautiful soft gray dolphin swam up to us and under our paddle boards!

The fisherman are happy that the wind has laid down to and were bringing in boat loads of fish to the Pine Island fisheries at the north end of Tortuga Drive.  I biked up there this morning and came home with two fine snapper, one a yellow tale, one a red snapper.

The prices are great and the fish couldn't be fresher.  I highly recommend Pine Island Fisheries!
We'll be grilling these two for our Memorial Day Dinner.  

Also at 16111 Tortuga Street, I came across this cute white cottage called "The Quarterdeck" which is offered for rent on Air n B, see photo's above.  It is right down the street from the Jug Creek Marina and across from this colorful boat painted with an alligator.  The cottage is just behind the Poinciana tree that is in full bloom out front. 

Happy Memorial Day and thanks to all our veterans!  For more information about real estate here on beautiful Pine Island (Bokeelia, Saint James City, and Matlacha), contact me, Erika Foye, Real Estate Broker and Accredited Buyer's Representative, at

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