Kingfish tournament anglers planned to finish their season in North Carolina, but Hurricane Florence may cause a change in those plans. Wochit
The 33rd annual Saltwater Sisters lady anglerÂ fishing tournament hosted by the Stuart Sailfish Club was fished by 88 lady anglers aboard 21 boats including the Safari 1 party boat, chartered for the event. Through silent and live auctions, rafflesÂ and entries, the event raised more than $25,000 for two charities which work with people battling breast cancer.
Jennifer Cameron of Stuart, who together with husband Capt. Glenn Cameron owns Floridian fishing charters out of Sailfish Marina in Stuart, was named the Polly Whippen Memorial Trophy winner as the event’s top angler. Cameron caught and released two sailfish. The Polly Whippen trophy was instituted in 1998 by husband and longtime Stuart Sailfish Club board member Bill Whippen for his late wife.
For more information on the Treasure Coast’s largest and oldest active fishing club, go toÂ http://www.stuartsailfishclub.com.Â
A fleet of 165 teams fished in the fifth annual ChaseN’Tailz fishing tournament Sept. 8 out of Harbourside Place in Jupiter. The tournament wasÂ founded in the memory ofÂ Chase Warren by his parents to raise awareness for and money to research cures for the rare neurological childhood disease, Gaucher Type 2. It claimed Chase before his first birthday.
This year, the tournament awarded $35,000 inÂ cash and prizes to competitors, and raised $100,000 for the Children’s Gaucher Research Fund to help other families as they struggle with this disease for which there is no cure yet.
The kingfish bite was excellent. For more information on ChaseN’Tailz, go toÂ https://www.chasentailz.com.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Sept. 26-27 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive in Havana, near Tallahassee.
Among the agenda items will be a discussion about the next steps the agency should take with respect to the area of Florida’s Gulf Coast ravaged by this year’s red tide event. The seven-memberÂ volunteer governor-appointed commission could choose to extend the executive order banning the harvest of snook and redfish in red tide affected waters from Manatee to Collier counties for months to come, or longer. It could also broaden the harvest ban to more species such as spotted seatrout, sheepshead or black drum or more. There will also be presentations on potential changes to hunting regulations and protections for species of concern.
Recent information gathered from the statewide workshops on fishing for sharks from beaches will be presented at the commission’s regularly scheduled meeting in December in St. Augustine.
Meetings are open to the public and areÂ scheduled to start each day at 8:30 a.m. Public comment opportunities are provided for each agenda item, or for items not listed on agenda, there is an opportunity to speak.
ForÂ theÂ fullÂ agendaÂ andÂ linksÂ toÂ backgroundÂ reports,Â goÂ toÂ MyFWC.com/Commission and selectÂ â€śCommissionÂ Meetings.â€ťÂ ThoseÂ whoÂ cannotÂ attendÂ canÂ followÂ coverageÂ atÂ Twitter.com/MyFWCÂ (@MyFWC) and join in the conversation by using the #FWC2018 hashtag. Check the Florida Channel for possible live video coverage atÂ TheFloridaChannel.org.