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Capt. Smith to address Sanibel Island Fishing Club

By Staff | Apr 6, 2011

This coming Tuesday, April 12, 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, located at 2173 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel. The featured speakers will begin their presentations at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission charge for the event and the angling public is cordially invited to attend.

This month’s featured speaker is offshore Captain Greg Smith. The topic of his presentation will be the dos and don’ts of offshore grouper fishing. Greg has been a captain for 12 years. He is a fourth generation Fort Myers area resident and an experienced deep sea captain. Greg is also very familiar with Sanibel, having worked at The Bait Box and run the shrimp boat for Islander Ralph Woodring. He currently operates Gulf Business III, a 33-foot Morgan out of Fish Tale Marina.

Capt. Smith will discuss the various techniques he uses when targeting both red and gag grouper in the Gulf. Topics will include the best bait, how to read your bottom finder among other pertinent topics. With grouper season recently reopening, this will be a great presentation for all offshore and near shore anglers.

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, PURRE and the Sanibel Sea School.

For information on joining the club please contact Rol Campbell at (239)472-8994 or attend next Tuesday’s meeting. The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been an active social club for more than 25 years on the island. To learn more about the club, and to view our fish photos or. to explore our new fish recipe section, go to www.sanibelislandfishingclub.com.