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Island fishing club hooks up Feb. 10

By Staff | Feb 3, 2015

Island fishing club meets Feb. 10. PHOTO PROVIDED

The Sanibel Island Fishing Club on Feb. 10 will be holding its first monthly meeting of the new year. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the north room of the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel.

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. Pizza and refreshments are available at a nominal charge.

This month’s featured speaker is Capt. Frank Ventimiglia. Frank helms a 27-foot welded aluminum boat called the Miss Hayden. He focuses on both offshore and inshore fishing, catching a variety of species including king mackerel, red grouper, sheepshead, snook and goliath grouper (catch and release only). Hailing out of Tarpon Point Marina, Frank has been guiding southwest Florida anglers for years.

Because this month’s official fishing outing is sheepshead, Frank will take a few extra minutes of his presentation to focus on the various techniques he has used to catch this delicious winter species. Immediately following his presentation, there will be an extended Q&A session where the audience can ask the captain any number of questions regarding fishing techniques, baits and the best tides to fish locally. This should be a fascinating presentation for both offshore and inshore anglers and one you should be sure not to miss.

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 (239) 472-8994 or attend our next meeting.

The Sanibel Island Fishing club has been an active social club for more than 30 years on the island. To learn more about the club, and to view great fishing photos or to explore the fish recipe section, visit sanibelislandfishingclub.com.