PINE ISLAND, Fla. – No engines needed here, as Estero River Outfitters welcome anglers to fish and raise money for the Wounded Warrior Anglers, all from paddle boards, kayaks and canoes.
The annual fishing tournament takes place on The Calusa Blueway, a 190 mile marked paddling trail that meanders through the coastal waters and in-land water ways of Southwest Florida. Captains will meet at the Olde Fish House Marina in Matlacha on Friday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m.
Fishing starts the next day, Saturday morning and is Catch, photo and release, anglers with the largest size of three species will place to win.
1st place – A brand new Hobie Outback Kayak valued at $2,600
2nd place – $500
3rd place – $250
7th place – $150
13th place – $100
20th place – Entry in the 2016 tournament
All anglers must be 18 years of age, entry is $65 for a single Paddlesport angler and $130 for a team of two. Registration also includes meal tickets, tournament shirts and gift bags. To register to compete in this years tournament, click here, or visit Gulf Coat Kayak at 4120 Pine Island Rd. NW in Matlacha.
The Olde Fish House Marina is located at 4530 Pine Island Road in Matlacha.