Fort Lauderdale Sunday Jazz Brunch

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One of my favorite things to do in Fort Lauderdale is the monthly Sunday Jazz Brunch. The Jazz Brunch takes place on the first Sunday of each month along the Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk. Local jazz musicians perform between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm on three different stages. This is great because you can kick back and enjoy your favorite local band, or wander from stage to stage sampling some of the best jazz talent South Florida has to offer. There are always plenty of local restaurants there so you can find plenty to eat, or you can bring a cooler with your own food. It is really a nice way to enjoy a Sunday relaxing, eating and people watching.

Capt. Wally
Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters


LED’s Light Up Tampa’s Skyline

This post by John Thomas was originally on
Tampa, Florida. The programmable LED display on top of the Sun Trust building in downtown Tampa can be seen for miles. Having lights on top of the building is nothing new. Four foot long fluorescent light adorned the buildings roof line for years. Now, 322 LED lights reflecting off of white panels is saving $24 dollars a day in electricity and many hours in maintenance costs. I like how this story points out both the big savings in electricity and how much you can save in maintenance costs with LED lights. Shadow-Caster underwater LED dock lights can do the same thing for your budget. Over there lifetime, they will save you hundreds of dollars on electricity and maintenance costs.

‘Brown Rot’ Attacks Florida Docks

A brown fungus, first discovered in 2009,  is attacking Florida docks, golf cart bridges and other outdoor structures made of CCA treated wood.  Chromated copper arsenate  preasure treated wood, or CCA for short, was widely used to build boat docks  and other outdoor structures before it was taken off of the market in 2004. Production of CCA wood  was stopped because it contains arsenic, but now  it is also coming under attack from a fungus known as dock fungus or brown rot fungus. The fungus first turns black in color, and then orange and, if left untreated, will deteriorate the wood literally eating all the way to the heart of the wood leaving it  structurally unsound. The good news is if caught in time, the fungus can be removed and the wood treated to prevent further damage.

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New World Record Blue Tilapia

Florida Blue Tilapia New World Record

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Photo courtesy of Pam Henry

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently certified a 9.6-pound, 24 inches long blue tilapia as a new state record. Pamela Henry of Stuart caught the big fish from her dock fishing at night using bread balls as bait last August in the south fork of the St. Lucie River in Martin County. The International Game Fish Association also issued the all-tackle world record for the species to Henry. “I’ve been fishing my whole life, so it was always my mission to catch a record blue tilapia,” said Henry. “I had researched the minimum weight, so I knew what I was looking for.”
Blue tilapia, abundant throughout central and south Florida, feed primarily on plankton. The white, flaky meat and mild flavor make tilapia excellent eating. Farm-raised tilapia are often sold in grocery stores. Some anglers catch them in ponds, using bread balls, small pieces of hot dogs, dog food or live worms. Draw plankton and game fish to your dock with underwater LED dock lights. Thanks to the FWC for the information in this story.