From the Helm

January 2020

My wish to all of you for a healthy, happy, wealthy and fishy 2020.  As we all settle down to our more normal routines after over indulging the last few weeks, don’t forget the chili cookoff at our January meeting and the Sheepshead Tournament scheduled January 25th.  Maybe you can break out some of the gear you found under the tree and win some money.

Some interesting developments coming from FWC on fishing regulations.  There are new spotted sea trout catch and size limits going into effect February 2020 for our inshore folks and a fish descender and release requirement for offshore sinker bouncers.  No date set yet for the descender as I write this, but the talk is early 2020.  Our weigh master is on top of both of these issues and will be communicating specifics to everyone as they become available.

Last month I spoke about our new sponsorship agreement with CCA and their 2020 STAR Tournament.  I can’t tell you all how excited we are about this partnership and if you are not familiar with Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and STAR, check them out of the web.  While you grown-ups can win a truck or boat by catching one of their tagged red fish, kids can win scholarships by just sending in a picture of a fish they caught.  We are supporting the kid’s division and next September, some lucky Flagler County kid will win a $5000 scholarship compliments of The Flagler Sportfishing Club.  So, member parents, make sure you sign up your junior anglers (and you too).  I would love to keep the money in the family.

See you at the meeting or on the water!