The evening of February 5th saw the inaugural meeting of the Southwest Florida Boat-less Anglers. This is a club being formed by tackle shop owner and custom rod builder Shug Clawson and will have no cost to membership. The intent is to bring like-minded individuals together to go fishing once a month on Head boats, also known as party boats, here in south Florida. SWFL Boat-less Anglers will meet on the First Monday of the Month at 6:30pm, at 3431 Bonita Beach Rd #204, Bonita Springs, Fl 34134.
The club will take a monthly 1 day head boat trip from either Fort Myers on the gulf coast, Fort Lauderdale or Miami on the east coast. Every 3 months the trip will be of the Multi Day variety scheduled on either the Yankee Capt’s out of the Key West area or a 39 hr trip to the middle grounds departing from Hubbard’s Marina in Maderia Beach, Fl. Lastly, starting in 2019, the club will hold a trip on one of the Long Range Boats departing San Diego, Ca and heading south for giant yellowfin tuna, wahoo, yellowtail and more. These trips are to present a group of anglers with a variety of different fishing adventure for those that may otherwise not know about the opportunities available to the Florida Fisherman.
We will discuss tackle needs, teach knots and techniques that are the key to becoming a proficient head boat angler. This Club is open to men and women of all ages and backgrounds so long as some fishing knowledge is present. Come one Come all and join this no membership club. The only requirement is we request you bring a folding chair so as to keep the cost low and access available for everyone. We look forward to seeing you next month. Anyone who would like to go over the information meeting info is welcome to stop by Bonita Tackle from 6am to 6pm M-S and 6am – 3pm Sun.
~ Shug Clawson