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Fishing club to welcome Captain Mitchell from Pine Island

February 5, 2014
Special to the Reporter ( , Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

On Tuesday, Feb. 11 the Sanibel Island Fishing Club will be holding it's monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of the Sanibel Island Community House, which is located at 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, Fla. This month's featured speaker will begin his presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend. Pizza and refreshments are available at a nominal charge.

This month's featured speaker is Captain Matt Mitchell of St. James City, Pine Island, Fla. Matt writes a weekly fishing column and has been a local fishing guide in and around Pine Island Sound for 14 years. He has been fishing our inshore and near shore waters for over 30 years.

On his website ( he states that he specializes in snook, redfish, and tarpon, but the picture gallery shows happy anglers holding up everything from cobia to sheepshead to spotted sea trout. For this particular presentation Mitchell will discuss how to target and catch sheepshead, which come into our inshore waters during the cooler, winter months. His presentation will run approximately 40 minutes followed by a question and answer period.

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Captain Matt Mitchell holding a legal sized cobia. PHOTO PROVIDED.

Mitchell fishes out of a twenty-two foot Aquasport flatback boat, complete with a tuna tower for spotting tailing reds and tarpon. For more information about him you can e-mail him at or call at 340-8651. This is a great opportunity for inshore anglers interested in learning more about winter fishing in and around Sanibel and Captiva Islands.

The Sanibel Island Fishing Club meets monthly through season and sponsors several group outings as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as START, Lee Reefs and the Sanibel Sea School. For information on joining the club please contact Rol Campbell at 472-8994 or attend our next meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been an active social club for more than 29 years on the island.



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