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Today's Sports

  • Snookered

     By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    The weather has begun to give us our normal Florida summer weather. The rains each afternoon create the barometric pressure to rise and fall most of the day. This poses well for anglers both saltwater and fresh.
    While rising and falling barometric pressures increase fish productivity don’t forget to find the three musts to locating the fish; food, structure and comfort.

  • Scallops, sharks and drum

     By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    As the waters continue to recover from Debby, scallops will start to become more prevalent.
     As in the weeks past many scallops are being taken in waters of seven feet or more; but as the waters clear more each week, they will move closer in.
    Remember to try and scallop on the incoming tides as they are more visible but if time doesn’t allow you to, dive deeper and look beneath the grass and in little hidden holes.

  • Debby’s not gone yet

    By Capt. Brylee

    Special to the Pioneer

    Although the aftermath of Tropical Storm Debby has not quite left the Gulf, and the hot summer days have made the fish and scallops stay in deeper waters; this may not be all bad. 

    For the fresh water angler the flooding of the rivers has created a lot of backwater areas where bait fish will retrieve to gain some of those bugs they are not normally privy to. 

  • Holy Scallops! You can keep the...

     By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    July 1 Scallop and Gag Grouper seasons opened. The inshore waters are still feeling the wake of Tropical Storm Debby. leaving many of the bays stirred up and murky in places.
     Hagen’s Cove, between Steinhatchee and Keaton Beach is one such bay.
     Although the waters weren’t favorable close in shore many scallopers found success 400-500 yards off shore.

  • TS Debby slows fishing

    By Capt. Brylee
    Special to the Pioneer

    This past week or so, the Gulf has been filled with warm waters making the search for the keepers a little more difficult. From Steinhatchee to Cedar Key reports have been that the Red Snapper have been scattered.
    Capt. Steve Hart with Legal Limits Charters said his best luck had been around 48-50’ of water. Gag Grouper, which come into season on July 1 seem to go for live bait, so stick with the frozen to increase your chances to pull up Red Snapper and Red Grouper.

  • Chasing the trout

     By Capt. Brylee

  • Heinkel leads Red Devils in...

    It was certainly not the Red Devils from the past on offense and their defense was outstanding as time and time again they shut down the Tavares Bulldogs offense.

  • Rea Samuels signs with McPherson

    Williston senior Rea Samuels has been considering her many options for the last several months leading up to her graduation from Williston High School.
    A four year track and field star who has dominated her competition, Samuels has chosen to accept a four-year scholarship to attend McPherson College in McPherson, Kan.
    Her father, Hector Samuels, spoke to the large crowd of family and friends who attended her signing  May 15, in the school cafeteria.

  • Season comes to an end for the...

    The outstanding season for the Williston Red Devil Baseball team came to an end  May 11, as the Red Devils fell to Bishop Moore 9-3 before a super large crowd of Williston Red Devil fans.
    As the Red Devils were unable to pull off a come-from-behind win. the crowd rose to itsfeet in true appreciation for the young men who wore the Williston uniform and played with sportsmanship and pride all season long.
    This season proved to be the best season for a Red Devil baseball team ending with a 25-4 season record, and two playoff wins, a first in nearly 90 years.

  • Football? Spring practice paves...

    It is called spring football practice at high schools all over the state of Florida. The Williston Red Devils are no different than other high schools as they begin to work out the kinks, get unused muscles tightened and begin to work on skills needed for the athletes come next fall.
    Not all of the Red Devil team members are taking advantage of the spring practice that started May 1 and ends with the annual spring game to be played May 24.
    Several potential team members are involved in AAU basketball and are not available for spring football practice.