News Section: Fishing
Captain Favorite's Weekend Fishing Forecast Nov. 8, 2012
BRADENTON -- There are tons of fishing related events on the horizon, including the Terra Ceia Mullet festival which features the controversial "mullet toss." That will take place this Saturday, Nov. 10. The Fort Myers Boat Show is also this weekend; admission is $9. Also this weekend is the Taste of the Islands Festival in Sanibel. Then next weekend take the kids on a road trip to Charlotte Harbor for the free Mom and Tot aquatic adventures, or the sandsculpting festival in Fort Myers. Fishing for false albacore, Spanish mackerel, tripletail and more in the coastal gulf should resume when conditions stabilize. Shallow water fishing for reds, trout and snook should also continue to improve as it gets cooler.
Terra Ceia Mullet Festival Nov 10
- The fishermen of Terra Ceia Island are busy netting & smoking mullet for the long awaited annual Mullet Smoke-Off. The Show will be held Saturday, November 10th, 11 am – 6 pm at the SeaBreeze Park, (55 Horseshoe Loop on Terra Ceia Island). The Park is located on the scenic shores of Terra Ceia Bay.
- The delicious smoked mullet will be for sale individually and in dinners, along with mullet cakes, hotdogs, corn dogs & bbq pork. Local and statewide fishermen (women) will be competing for the title of #1 Smoked Mullet. Judges will be sampling a good part of the day to determine the top 3 competitors.
Fort Myers Boat Show Nov 8-11
- The 40th annual Fort Myers Boat Show will be held Nov. 8-11 at the Harborside Event Center & City Yacht Basin (1375 Monroe Street, Fort Myers.) Visitors to the show can stroll along the docks and board everything from offshore fishing boats to luxury yachts to kayaks. Both new and brokerage boats will be shown in the water and indoors and outside are hundreds of trailerable boats of every style imaginable. The show will feature far more than just a display of boats -- there will be displays of electronic equipment, motors, fishing equipment, accessories and other items from manufacturers all over the world. You will also find a wide variety of service companies and education information to help you get the most out of your time on the water. Admission is $9 per person, with kids under 12 free. The show will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more info go to www.FortMyersBoatShow.com.
Fish and Game Art Exhibition Nov 9
- Miami-based artist, angler and television producer and host Capt. Alex Suescun will show 27 words on canvas and fine art paper through Nov. 9 at Rooker Bay (300 Tower Road, Naples). Suescun, a former Cape Coral resident, is a professional redfish angler and self-taught graphic artist an illustrator.
- He is best known as the executive producer and host of the saltwater television show Tarpon Bay Tales, which airs nationwide. Suescun often incorporates his own still photography and illustrations in the graphics of his show, which led home to form hi art business. In his words, he aims to capture the beauty of game fish and wildlife as well as the pride and joy of the anglers and hunters who pursue them. For more info, call 239-417-6310.
Taste of the Islands Festival Nov 11
- Sanibel and Captiva's best island event is back from 12:30 to 5 p.m., Nov 11 at Sanibel Community Park (2231Periwinkle Way, Sanibel) for the 31st year. Set to the tune of live bands, local restaurants showcase their most decadent dishes to earn top honors for their dish from esteemed judges and the crowd. Tickets are $5 at the gate; children 10 and younger are free. Food and beverage tickets are available throughout the event.
- Event proceeds are donated to the mission of CROW (the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife).
A reinforcing frontal trough will move south through the waters early today. High pressure will move into the southeast states for Thursday and Friday and then shift out into the western Atlantic during the upcoming weekend.
North winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Tonight
will bring northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Friday night will bring northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop. Saturday night will bring northeast winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
East winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.Sunday night
will bring east winds around 10 knots. Bay and inland waters a light chop.
Merab is a writer at the Bradenton Times. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org