The following was written by young Boca Grande visitor Belle O’Keefe.
Boca Grande is a small island in Florida, with a population of about 650 people. Going there is like riding the most thrilling roller coaster in the world.
In honor of President’s Day on February 18, and specifically of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday which was February 12, we thought we would run some words of truth. These are allegedly from Lincoln himself, but they were actually written 50 years after his death.
With more than 3 million anglers in the state, it is likely you either know someone who fishes, or you are someone who fishes. Either way, Florida’s license-free fishing days are the perfect venue to try your hand or introduce a friend to some of the finest fishing in the world.
BY LEW HASTINGS - Making its historic return in 2012, on its 30th anniversary, the World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament and festival was back in a big way with a renewed mission of conservation, education and sportsmanship. By combining the high-stakes allure of competitive, big-game sport fishing with practical conservation principles and informative entertainment, this trend-setting event is pioneering its way as a model for tarpon tournaments around the world.
Do you enjoy going for boat rides, picnicking at state parks, deer hunting or bass fishing? Many of Florida’s residents and visitors enjoy the state’s abundant natural resources. From the crystal clear waters of the Keys to the vast Everglades to the rolling hills of the Panhandle, Florida is a unique and beautiful place. Fishing, hunting, boating and wildlife viewing are multimillion-dollar industries in the state.
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