Boy and His Dog - Norman Rockwell Press release and member announcement for
The Southwest Florida Young Anglers’ Society

Members and Friends,

I apologize for not getting the newsletter out earlier, but time has quickly slipped away with the onset of the Holidays and home renovations. The Southwest Florida Young Anglers' Society had it's November fishing trip at Big Carlos Pass on the northern end of Lover's Key State Park. The fishing was phenomenal. Not only was everyone catching Mangrove Snappers, Sheepshead, & Trout but quite a few small Flounder were caught and released. With the right wind, temperature, and tide, the conditions were great to attract schools of bait and predator fish. Several snook were in the mix and what may have been a Cobia or small shark took a white bait on 20 lb monofilament and never slowed down. It was a great day fishing and playing on Lovers' Key! Unfortunately, due to the chilly morning and prior commitments, few members showed. Emma Heirs and I looked right at each other when the first fish was caught and realized no one had a camera. Lesson: "Pack the night before & put camera & clean fish towel in tackle box." Due to the Holidays, the December meeting will be held in conjunction with (wink) the January meeting. I suggest we all meet at the same spot (Lover's Key at Big Carlos Pass) January 9th at 9am. The State charges $1.00 per person to enter the park grounds from there, but there is no parking fee. Bring large shrimp for live bait, and if we're as lucky as last time they'll be gone soon and we'll have to start using cast netted baits and soft plastic lures! See you there! -Ed. P.S. It was decided by popular vote and opinion of the membership all the donated fishing equipment be given to the members as prizes during each fishing trip. Before each outing we will choose a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prize. The prizes will be chosen for each outing randomly. First Place is awarded to the biggest fish by weight, Second Place will be awarded to the biggest fish by length, and Third Place is awarded to the most fish caught.

Ed Foley

P.S. Don't forget to visit our web site: by-the-sea.org   You will see our acronym 'SWFLYAS' on a button to the left of the screen and you may press the button to access the site. The site is created and maintained at no cost to the Society by a phenomenal fisherman and all-round good guy.

The November meeting will be at Lover's Key State Recreation Area (Big Carlos Pass) on January 9th at 9 AM.

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