Tomorrow Tuesday, August 11 is the first meeting of August.
We are beginning to get into the swing of things….This month is back to school, back from vacation, back to work. Time to take a break and get together to share fishing stories from the summer and talk about upcoming things.
THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, is the FNGLA Day-on-the-Bay tournament which we participate in each year. This year it is in August instead of September. Erik Tietig is coming by to talk to our meeting about the tournament.
The tournament is lots of fun. There are 9 species and the length of largest fish caught in each species is credited toward your catch total. Bass, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Shark, Snapper, Snook, Tarpon, Sea Trout, you should be able to catch some of those species. The Bay can be Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay, or any other water around the Keys. The rule is to catch with lines in at safe light and then turn in the lengths for all your species at 3:00 p.m.
There are awards in each species as well as overall awards. Dennis and Vicky are fishing and are the team to beat.
Personally, I will fish shoreline around Turkey Point. I may use my kayak if others are willing to join me.
Tomorrow night will also be a presentation on fishing the shoreline and fueling canal around Turkey Point.
If you have a kayak and kayak fish you will enjoy learning at the presentation while studying the shoreline features for fishing the area.
Come on down. We will have Pizza at $5.00, all you can eat. There are also some carbonated adult beverages to accompany for $1.00 more each.
Generally we have fun getting together and going over the different fishing areas and styles. Hope you can come to participate.
See you there
South Florida fishing guide Jason Sullivan has told Tom he will join us for the meal and give a presentation on his adventures and style fishing.
He is listed as a Flamingo fishing guide.
“I am a South Florida native and full time fishing guide who has been fishing Southern Florida my entire life. The first time I visited Everglades National Park was a true life changing experience.
He is endorsed by Orvis and specializes in fly fishing and light tackle fishing for tarpon, redfish, snook, trout, bonefish, permit, shark, barracuda, and more. He trailers his 17’8ft Hells Bay skiff all over South Florida to experience the best the Glades have to offer.”
As a result of Henry’s incredible Yellow Tail trip, he has a huge pile of fillets which he is going to fry. Gourmet, using Panko bread crumbs. Crunchy, salty, greasy, and mouth watering, can’t get any better. Add cole-slaw, salad, as well as apple pie desert, plus maybe an adult carbonated beverage. All this for $12.00. You will not find a meal like this anywhere else.
Put the evening on your calendar. Show up. Bring your spouse, brother or sister, children, and/or friends..
This is a very special event. Many thanks to Henry and Tom for making this happen.
Henry had incredible experience fishing for Yellow Tail and has a huge pile of fillets which he is going to fry. To make things even better, he is using Panko bread crumbs. Crunchy, salty, greasy, and mouth watering, can’t get any better.
Add cole-slaw, salad, as well as apple pie desert, plus maybe an adult carbonated beverage.
All this for $12.00. You will not find a meal like this anywhere else.
Put the evening on your calendar. Bring your spouse, brother or sister, children, and/or friends. If you have a group or more coming, please let Henry or Russell know. Right now they have to estimate how many will show up.
We are also working on getting a speaker. If not, then the air will get thick with the exchange of individual fishing stories. You can hear first-hand accounts of the 89 degree water at Big Pine Key outing.
Don’t let this opportunity pass by without joining in. This does not happen once a year, this is a single unique event with Henry sharing his good fortune with the rest of the club.
See you all there.
First is the Old Wooden Bridge Guest Cottages, located on Big Pine Key, was named for an old wooden bridge that linked Big Pine Key to No Name Key (the bridge has since been replaced with a concrete one). The camp is located at the base of the No Name Key Bridge – the best bridge fishing in the Keys! The original building was built in 1943 and still stands as a store.
No online reservations, so call call 305-872-2241. Russell is coordinating who is staying there and who will crash together. Give him a call if you want to link up there.
Second is the Big Pine Key Motel. This motel is located directly on US1 highway. No waterfront, but there is on-site parking for vehicles and boats, and guests are offered discounted meals at an adjacent cafe.
Rrooms come with free, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and cable TV. There are apartment units available.
Address: 30725 Overseas Hwy, Big Pine Key, FL 33043
No online reservations, so call cal (305) 872-9090. Carmen and I will be staying there. We will use the ramp at Old Wooden Bridge to launch and meet with Russell and the others.
Hope to see you there.
Mark Ydoanis is one of the South Dade Anglers and a crazy guy that does a lot of kayak fishing.
Tuesday night, June 23, he has agreed to tell us about the Extreme Kayak Fishing Tournament called Battle in the Bahamas which he competed in in April.
Here’s a link for more information on the tournament.
We will explore more photos and the web page plus satellite imagery of the destination.
It will be lots of fun to hear the details first hand about such an adventure. BTW he regularly fishes offshore in Pompano and Davie, so this is not such a reach for him.
There will be gourmet burgers, beans, and chips to go along with the talk, plus cold liquid refreshments. How could one not make this the highest priority for Tuesday evening.
Sorry about Captain Chan’s, the wind was typical for a SDA outing. We will catch up on this trip soon.
In July, we are having the Big Pine Key outing. It is projected for July 17-19, so we need to start thinking about who is going and making arrangements at the Old Wooden Bridge Fishing Lodge. There are few rooms and reservations need to be made early. There are other alternatives too, but this has a ramp and is right on the water.
See you there.
Bring your bait fishing cast net this evening. This helps us complete our profile as anglers. We are going to learn how to throw a net without even having to put weights or anything in your mouth. Plus you will not get soaked with the second cast.
There will be video and hands on experiences. I have a small net that can be used for practice in case you do not have a net yet. If you do, bring yours and we can work on getting comfortable with this technique.
This weekend, June 13, we are going to go out on the Captain Chan’s Gulfstream Party fishing boat for night fishing.
Gulfstream Party Fishing Boat, 1313 Ocean Bay Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037
$45.00 Adults ~ $35.00 Kids
7:00 pm ’till midnight
Bring your own fishing light tackle Saturday evening if you are looking for some yellow tails.
Bring your wife, significant other, friend, and/or kids.
Please let me know if you are planning on going Saturday evening.
Tonight, Tom is bringing Pizza tonight so you will not be overcome with hunger while working with your net.
Of course bring some of your fishing stories. We can talk for hours just entertaining each other.
See you tonight at 7:30 pm.
May 26 is the second scheduled meeting of the month and is our annual casting contest.
Please try to arrive a little so we can take advantage of the daylight, eat, and have Joe speak.
Three categories: Spin, Baitcaster, Fly. Bring your own rod or use one of ours. We will provide a weight to attach to the line for casting. There will be a hula-hoop down range with a fish in the middle. The closest cast wins in each category.
We are also having gourmet hamburgers. Henry is cooking and there will be bleu cheese sauce with balsamic reduced onions to top the burgers with. Optional of course.
THEN Joe Corbett will give a presentation on fishing tackle. This guy knows his business and will give us some good tips. He will also answer any questions you have or if you have something broken, bring it for him to evaluate.
Lets start at 7:00 pm. Please try to come so we can follow our natural instincts to compete.
Don’t forget we will have the outing on Saturday, May 30, on the West side of Biscayne Bay; from Chicken Key to Dinner Key. We will discuss the logistics of the outing. Bay boat, flats boat, or kayak, take your pick. Fish of the month are Bonefish, snapper, and jack. Catch your own choice, we will compete for the high point fish in each of the 3 species. Awards will be made in the first meeting in June.
Can’t wait to see you there. Be early…
Lots and lots of things coming up!
At the last meeting the decision was made to delay the May outing for Matheson Hammock until May 30th, because of a conflict with Memorial day weekend on the 23rd. Same plans to fish the western shoreline, but different day. All types of watercraft are welcome. Flats boats, kayaks, and bay boats should all be able to take advantage of the shoreline between Chicken Key and Dinner Key.
Next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 26. We are going to have the annual casting contest so we will start a little earlier – say around 7:00 pm. We will have three categories, Spin, Fly, and Bait casting. We will place the hula-hoop out a couple of distances and then measure how close casts come to the center of the hoop. Start practicing now.
Also, Joe Corbett will be giving a presentation on fishing tackle. He has many tips and helpful suggestions which will improve your game. Plus he will be happy to help upgrade your equipment. AND Henry will be making his award winning hamburgers while we cast the evening away.
Big Pine Key is in July. This is always an awesome, fun outing, but space is limited at the Old Wooden Bridge lodge, so we will decide which weekend to have the outing and then we should make reservations as quickly as possible. Our options are either Saturday July 11 or 18. Probably the 18th will work out better being a little further away from July 4th. Be prepared to make a decision on May 26th.
June will have our outing on Captain Chan’s Gulfstream party boat, Key Largo.
Captain Chan’s Gulfstream
Do we want to do day trip? ($65.00) or evening trip ($45.00)? Decisions, decisions, decisions…..
Time is now allowing me to post pictures on our Facebook page again, so take a look and see if you see yourself. If not, then send a photo to be posted. There have been several Dolphin tournaments and Tom’s son-in-law had a nice catch.
ALSO. fill out a fish slip to enter our competition.