Chilly Conditions Having Lasting Effects on Fishing in Southwest Florida

florida-fishingAccording to Southwest Florida fishing reports, the ongoing chilly weather condition in the area has presented the fishermen with difficulties in getting fish. This blow in the fishing industry has been caused by days of heavy rainfall accompanied by the unpredictable onshore winds.

These unfavorable fishing conditions that have lasted for a while have left fishermen pondering on their next move. As much as these conditions were expected, the extreme chilly conditions have caused some instability in the area especially for those who depended entirely on fishing for their livelihood.

The chilly weather in Southwest Florida is expected to change and become favorable with the coming of the easterly winds and the rising atmospheric pressure. However, even before this transition in the weather conditions takes place, the fishing momentum in the area will have slowed down. This is so because the cold temperatures and heavy winds have a tendency of scattering the fish and this may take some time before the situation stabilizes.

Just before the onset of this cold weather season, redfish was easily available in the shallow water ends of the region. Fishermen concentrated on the inlet regions and areas with shell substrates in order to maximize their catch. However, this is not the situation at the moment and many fishermen are agonized. Researcher have associated such conditions with the way nature balances itself to prevent occurrences of overfishing that may lead to depletion.

Experienced groups of fishermen such as the red grouper who have been fishing both in spring and summer times agree that the changes in weather conditions have lasting effects in the fishing industry. According to them temperature rise in the gulf region generally improves the number of catches per day. They argue that the improvement of weather conditions helps to move fish from the deep seas in to the shallow regions making them more accessible.

What Makes A Neighborhood A Truly Great One?

Welcome Home SignEveryone wants to love the neighborhood they live in, but what actually makes a neighborhood great? Let’s find out.

When you buy a new house you aren’t just buying or renting a home you are entering a new neighborhood.

As much as we’d like to believe otherwise not all neighborhoods are the same and, unfortunately, the perfect neighborhood just doesn’t exist. Everyone needs something different out of a neighborhood. You can only hope to find one that is perfect for you.

There are, however, things that the best neighborhoods have in common. Keep these things in mind and find a neighborhood that matches these and your other needs.

1. Find a neighborhood that matches your lifestyle
Ask yourself if the neighborhood matches the lifestyle you lead. You will naturally gravitate towards a neighborhood filled with people like you. A young single person would not do very well in a gated community just like a full size family wouldn’t enjoy living in a small condo. So find a community that you really fit in to.

2. The people are proud to live there
You can tell if a neighborhood is good because the people there are proud of where they live. They show this by taking good care of their homes and their neighborhood in general. They regularly come together to make things better for everyone.

3. Good neighborhoods have low crime rates
Neighborhoods with low crime rates are calm neighborhoods that are nice to live in. The crime rate of a neighborhood will give you an indication of the direction the community is heading. When people are interested in safety the crime rates go down and it’s a nice place to live. If the crime rates are on the rise then you should avoid the neighborhood.

4. Good neighborhoods have great schools
If you have kids, or plan to have them in the future then you want a neighborhood with a good school. You can find out how good the schools in a neighborhood are with an online service like They rank schools and you can also read reviews from parents with children there. Great schools improve the neighborhood as a whole because they make it more valuable and keep property prices high.

neighborhood sidewalk5. There are lots of outdoor activities
A good neighborhood has plenty of places you can go to for some outdoors fun. Find a neighborhood that has places you can jog or bike through. If your neighborhood has a swimming club or leisure centre, golf course, or tennis courts, then it makes it even better.

6. The place has a rich history
People want to live in a place that has a lot of history. A neighborhood with trees on the sides of the roads makes a place feel so much more established. An established neighborhood feels more stable and they generally have lower crime rates and more friendly people.

7. Easily Accessible Medical Care
A key thing that people look for in a neighborhood is great access to medical care like a doctor’s office or a hospital. This is especially true if you have children, are elderly, or are living with elderly relatives.

8. Great for all the family
If you have children then you need a neighborhood that has a lot of families living there. The more children in a neighborhood the more things for children there are and the more chances they have to have fun and make friends. Not to mention things like carpooling schemes are more prevalent in areas with lots of kids.

9. Good access to public transport
No matter the lifestyle you lead you will benefit from access to public transportation. If you are young and commuting then you benefit from public transportation just as much as an older person who wants to cut down on their car usage.

10. Plenty of options for shopping and dining
Having plenty of options for shopping and eating out are great for people who lead busy lives and don’t have the time or energy to cook meals every day.

11. A thriving nightlife
The best neighborhoods have a strong nightlife. They have a good downtown area that has bars, night clubs, cinemas and theaters. Things like this make a neighborhood feel alive. It’s a bigger priority for people who are young and want to have fun but anyone can enjoy a neighborhood with plenty of entertainment choices in close proximity.

12. It’s easy to walk through
A good neighborhood is one where you can leave the car behind and walk to anything you want like the market or shops and parks your neighborhood has. It’s healthier for your body and mind to walk and taking the time to walk through a neighborhood helps you love it more.

In Naples, FL, there are so many different types of neighborhoods that there truly is something for everyone. There are golf communities, resort communities, beach communities, 55+ communities, and everything in between. If you’re looking for a wonderful neighborhood that matches your lifestyle, then taking a look at these Naples real estate listings may just help you to find the neighborhood of your dreams!

Hash House Harriers Mix Booze With Exercise

hash houseReferring to themselves as a drinking club beset with a running problem, the Hash House Harriers navigate the running trails of South Florida. This they do thrice a week and these runners are called the hashers. Their running has been described as a fluid picnic with some light orienteering.

This practice has been traced to Malaysia in the late 1930s when the British colonial masters and the enlistees enjoyed a similar game. Known as the Hare and Hounds, they enjoyed this game as a way to have leisure after a tiring previous day. After sweating it out, they then retired to a restaurant. However, the meal offered at the restaurant was so uninteresting and unappetizing that they tagged the place a ‘hash house’. And something interesting came up.

For the colonial officers and the enlisted ones who were not supposed to mix, they gave themselves nicknames. The rest is now history as the tradition is maintained until today. In Palm Beach, the runners have selected some really catchy nicknames. Some of these include Return to Gender while some others like Anal Inspector and Climax by Night are more daring. All of the hashers make use of a pseudonym.

Anal Inspector confesses that he does not really know much about the other hashers but he can state that they enjoy running and guzzling on beer together. Anal Inspector happens to be one of the well-known faces in the beer-running clique. In addition to making use of nicknames, there are also a number of other signs that they make use of. A very popular one is ‘BN’, which stands for beer near.

It is also the hare who knows the precise outline of the route for running. At the start, a piece of chalk is thrown on the ground by the hare. The hare also marks trails on the bushes with toilet paper. After reaching two miles, the runners can enjoy a cooler full of chilling cold beers.

Burger Beast Brawl

burgerbrawlBe part of this gastronomic event on Friday – May 9. The Miami Lakes Auto Mall Burger Beast Burger is an outdoor event where all burger makers and lovers convene. This one day affair will start from 7 to 10 pm at the Magic City Casino. There will be a $50 all-inclusive ticket, wherein attendees can sample 20 burgerlicious delights from top burger vendors competing for the top prize. The attendees will also do the judging and will vote for the burger of their choice. This great outdoor event is open to all burger lovers 21 years of age and over.

16 Percent Rise in Miami Home Prices Since February

image of house and moneyThe latest index made by Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller states that the values of Miami Real Estate have accelerated by 16 percent in February. The numbers have been derived by using calculation and comparing home values of February last year to the same month of this year.

In a closely analyzed report, counties such as Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach has registered its year-over-year gains behind just five others among 20 major metropolitan markets. When 20-city composite is taken into consideration, prices of homes in the nation have increased by 12.9 percent in February from a year earlier.

It was reported that the Miami prices are slowing down as a 0.2 percent decrease in the price levels of South Florida was found from January to February.

S&P Case-Shiller indices show a 16.5 percent increase in home prices in the 12 months ended in January which clearly states that the percent decreased by 0.5 percent when 12-month index shifted from January to February.

David M. Blitzer, the Chairman of the Index Committee at Standard & Poor’s Case-Shiller Dow Jones indices, said, “The financial system of the country will have to pay more attention on consumer spending and business investment than housing in five years of recovery from recession”.

S&P Case-Shiller calculates the resale value of properties that have been sold twice or more. Moreover, it shows the accurate appreciation or depreciation in value of the property. However, there is a 2-month difference in the report compared to what market value show.