1st Annual Fall Fishing Tournament
On November 2nd there will be a fishing tournament to benefit Standing
This tournament is designed to be angler and family friendly. The format
will be: 1st prize for the overall combined length of one red and one
mangrove snapper (2nd and 3rd place prizes awarded); Prize for the longest
snook; Prize for the red with the most spots. There will be several prizes
awarded in novelty categories and a kids tournament as well.
The tournament will take place at Viking Marina Inc. in Matlacha. Viking
Marina is located east of the bridge and just west of The Matlacha Oyster
House on Pine Island Rd. By water on the north side of the Matlacha Bridge
head east up the canal, can't miss it. There is a boat ramp at the marina
and a well-stocked bait and tackle shop. Seven Seas Bait and Tackle is
located conveniently close by with lots of dockage and is also very well
Captains' meeting will be Friday, Nov. 1st at 7:00 PM at The Double Nichol
Pub in downtown St. James City. One person from each entry is required
to attend. Every Friday night is Steak Night at the Double Nichol with
live music as well. Bring the family!
The prizes will consist of cash awards as well as donated goods and services
including fishing gear, gift certificates from restaurants and other assorted
useful stuff. There will be lots of items to be raffled off and a silent
There will be a hog roast provided by Jamie from the Double Nichol Pub
in St. James City (site of the spring tournament) and Phil Christ. Larry
from Fishin’ Fever Marina is providing smoked fish and side dishes,
Randy Johnson will be serving shrimp and John Falcone will have Pine Island
farm-raised clams. The participating anglers will be provided food as
a part of the entry fee package. Food will be available for everyone else
at a low price.
The traditional Standing Watch "endangered species" t-shirts
will be available as well as tournament t-shirts designed by John Bredin
of Artwave Images.com in St. James City. The tournament t-shirts will
be sold at cost to all registered participating anglers and will be available
to others for $15.00.
Bonita Furniture and Patio has donated 4 different Limited Edition, signed
and numbered prints by Fred W. Thomas. These beautiful prints are solid
oak framed (3ftx27in) and will be on display one at a time in the SouthTrust
Bank and the SunTrust Bank at Pine Island Center and the Viking Marina
Bait Shop in Matlacha. These prints will be raffled off at the tournament
and you can buy tickets at the three locations where the prints are displayed.
Thanks to Pat Geist at Bonita Furniture & Patio! We also will have
a number of other prints to raffle off.
Joining the aforementioned sponsors most recently are: The Waterfront
Restaurant, Pine Island Realty, Pork Bellies BBQ, Fishin’ Fever
Marina , Richard’s Mobile Marine, Dockside Realty, Knoll’s
Court in Matlacha , Sellstate Realty Pine Island, Honc Marine Construction,
and American Marine Construction. Also joining us recently are: Cherry
Estates !!, Offshore Audio, Gulfcoast Automotive Services, Battery Connection,
Jensen’s Twin Palms Resort and Marina, and Cape Tool & Tackle.
Please patronize all of our sponsors because they are supporting all of
us in our continuing fight for water access rights.
We would like to thank Ken Stead from SW Florida Marine Trades Association
for his taking care of our printing needs.
Tournament rules and times will be posted on this site as they are conceived.
Check this site regularly for updates.
For more info call or e-mail Dusty: ph; 239 282 9450 , e-mail; [email protected]
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