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Cape in running as ‘America’s Utimate Fishing Town

By Staff | Mar 15, 2011

Cape Coral has been nominated as the best place to fish in the United States as part of WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town contest.
WFN: World Fishing Network, North America’s only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, is conducting the search through a nationwide contest and awarding a $25,000 prize and more to the winning community. Residents can support the nomination and help reel in a win by adding photos, videos and essays at www.wfnfishingtown.com/town/capecoral-fl/697.
WFN is accepting nominations from anglers across America who feel that they fish in WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town. In addition to national recognition and a $25,000 donation to be used towards fishing-related cause(s), the town will also receive a tourism boost when it is featured on WFN.
“No matter if they love to fish in a small rural community or a tourist mecca, we encourage everyone to nominate their favorite fishing spot,” said Shauna Gosevitz, senior director of Marketing for WFN. “This promotion gives us, and the participating towns, a great opportunity to profile the places where people love to fish all across the USA. We look forward to hearing their stories and letting the people choose WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town USA.”
For the preliminary round of voting, WFN divided the United States into seven voting regions: PACIFIC: Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada; ROCKIES: Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, Colorado; SOUTHWEST: New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana. Puerto Rico, Arkansas; MIDWEST: North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana; NORTHEAST: Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, District of Columbia; SOUTHEAST: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama; FLORIDA:State of Florida.
Following the March 1-April 8 nomination period, the first round of public voting will be open from April 12 – May 3. To help spread the word and encourage voting, WFN will provide a variety of social media tools at the website, www.wfnfishingtown.com . The 20 finalists, comprised of the two entries in each of the seven regions with the highest vote totals plus six “wild card” entrants selected by WFN, will advance to the final round of voting from May 10-31. The results will be announced in June at a ceremony in the winning community emceed by Mariko Izumi host of WFN’s Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi.

About WFN: World Fishing Network
WFN: World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. WFN’s wide-ranging programming lineup includes primetime theme nights, regional bureaus from across the nation, a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel. Featuring popular programs hosted by the world’s top anglers, the Network also delivers a weekly news program, WFN News, and the schedule includes a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows including; Hookin’ Up with Mariko Izumi,Reel Fishy Jobs with Mark Melnyk, Lost Lake and Getting School’d with JP DeRose. The beauty of WFN’s programming is available in 100 percent stunning High Definition. WFN’s multimedia platform includes a mobile portal, WFN Fishing Log (fishing app for the iPhone and iPad) and a robust fishing website, www.WorldfFishingNetwork.com.

Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 20 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors including: Dish Network, Comcast, Charter, AT&T U-Verse and more. For more information, visitwww.WorldFishingNetwork.com.

Source: WFN