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Annual Calusa Blueway Fishing Tournament set

By Staff | Oct 30, 2019

The Calusa Blueway Kayak Fishing Tournament will return to Matlacha and proceeds will benefit the Candlelighters of Southwest Florida, a charity supporting children with blood disorders.

Organized by the Gulf Coast Kayak and hosted by The Olde Fish House Marina on Matlacha, the tourney is a family fun event, featuring door prizes, raffles, food, live music and silent auctions on Nov. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. The “Kayak Fishing with Jim Sammons” show will filmed throughout it.

Local sponsors have donated the cash prizes this year.

In addition, Gulf Coast Kayak will give away a kayak.

All fishing will be catch, photo and release. Anglers must fish from paddlecraft on Lee County waterways. The tournament will begin at safe light. Weigh-ins will be from noon to 3 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. at the Old Fish House Marina.

PointYbel Brewing Company will host the captain’s meeting and registration on Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. All anglers must be present. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. The entry fee is $65 per angler.

For more information, visit www.eventbrite.com and search for “Calusa Blueway kayak fishing” or call Lee County Parks & Recreation’s Calusa Blueway Coordinator Mike Hammond at 239-707-7981.