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Youth Fishing Derby March 31 on Sanibel Causeway

March 16, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The Sanibel Island Fishing Club, in cooperation with Lee County Parks and Recreation Department, "Ding" Darling Wildlife Society and several other local organizations are holding a Youth Fishing Derby Saturday, March 31, at the "A" Island of the Sanibel Causeway (the first island after the high span). Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the fishing gets under way at 9. The derby will be wrapping up at 11 a.m. with prizes based on total inches of fish caught, plus largest and smallest of landed fish in both age groups.

With up to 100 youthful anglers needed, parents are encouraged to bring their sons and daughters down to the "A" span (bayside) on the morning of March 31 to participate in this exciting event. Whitney's Bait and Tackle will be supplying the bait and although a few loaner fishing rods are available, it is recommended that the kids bring their own rods and reels.

There are two age groups in the derby: children 9 and under and kids 10 to 15 years of age. The event is free and participating youth will learn fishing skills and safe, ethical fishing practices.

Additional sponsors include the Trophy Case of Fort Myers, Dan Hahn Custom Builders, the Bait Box of Sanibel and Whitney's Bait and Tackle. For additional information about this event, contact Mike Doran at 847-456-4650.

This program is a part of the Sanibel Island Fishing Club's outreach program that encourages young anglers to get out and enjoy the beautiful waters surrounding Sanibel and Captiva Islands while learning about the many kinds of fish that inhabit our shoreline. Club members will be assisting the kids and awards will be given out at 11:15 to the winning anglers.

Please come out and enjoy this morning of shoreline fishing on the causeway. Because of their ages, no fishing licenses are required.



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