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March Monthly Meeting

Captain Markett ended up not being able to make it to the meeting in February so he spoke at our March meeting, which was Wednesday, March 21.  Social time started at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s, located at 9501 US Highway 19 North in Pinellas Park.

Captain Markett started speaking at 7:00 p.m.  He has been a fishing guide in this area for many years.  Some of his favorite fish to target are redfish, snook, trout and at Boca Grande, tarpon.  You can read his bio on his website here: https://captdavemarkett.com/about-capt-dave/

For those who like to fish, it was a chance to ask questions from an experienced fishing guide familiar with the Tampa Bay fishing waters.

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First meeting of 2018

Our first meeting of the year will be Wednesday, February 21. Social time will start at 6:30 at Bill Jackson’s, located at 9501 US Highway 19 North in Pinellas Park.

The speaker will be Captain Dave Markett. He will start speaking promptly at 7:00 p.m. He has been a fishing guide in this area for many years.  Some of his favorite fish to target are redfish, snook, trout and at Boca Grande, tarpon.  You can read his bio on his website here: https://captdavemarkett.com/about-capt-dave/

If you like to fish, this is a chance to ask questions from an experienced fishing guide familiar with the Tampa Bay fishing waters.

We will also discuss upcoming trips.

See you there!

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12th Annual Camping Trip at Fort De Soto

We had our 12th annual camping trip at Fort De Soto and finally, a weekend without wind!  We had great weather this year.  For the first time we did not have a fishing tournament but that didn’t keep us from catching.  Some of participated in a fishing clinic with Neil Taylor.  Unfortunately, one of us flipped our boat after turning to toss out the anchor, right after pulling the phone out to snap a picture of the fish.  So while the fishing rod was recovered, the waters of Fort De Soto have gobbled another cell phone.  Others caught trout and one lady fish.

Kim decided to take over the scavenger hunt this year and revised it, after participating in a scavenger hunt with her Krewe.  She organized it so people participated in teams of three and it was limited to the one loop, so people didn’t have to explore the entire campground to find items on the list.  I do not remember who the winners were but will try to update later with that information.

At our group dinner, the theme was the 50s and many people dressed up.  The food was great ranging from various kinds of shrimp to chicken to pork.  As usual we had too much!  Lots of good sides, salads and desserts.

On Sunday, there was yoga for some and more kayaking or fishing for others.  Then some of us packed up and headed home, while others spent one more evening out there, enjoying a quiet evening on the water with another beautiful sunset.

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Fort De Soto Camping Trip

Everyone enjoyed a wonderful weekend on our tenth annual camping trip at Fort De Soto.  The weather got a little windy late in the afternoon but the windiness didn’t stay long and was nothing like last year.  We had great weather this year.

Saturday morning started out with our fishing tournament.  We had about 13 people pick up a tournament packet but only six caught fish.  Continue reading

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