Shallow water event beckons kayak Anglers
Kayak fishermen, get ready for a treat. The Salt Springs Alliance, the nonprofit organization that serves as the official "friends" of Werner-Boyce Salt Springs State Park in Pasco County, is hosting a "skinny water" fishing tournament from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Salt Springs has great backcountry fishing, only accessible to light, maneuverable watercraft. The rules are simple: no motorboats and all fish caught must be released after being photographed. Entry fee is $25. Go to saltspringsalliance.com to register.
Lucky Strike takes King of the Beach
Billy Miller's Team Lucky Strike landed a 44.5-pound king mackerel to win first place and more than $25,000 in cash and prizes at the Fall King of the Beach Tournament on Nov. 9. Jason Stock was second (39.9), followed by Alex Fernandez (38.68). Taylor Danowski of Team Noble won the single-engine division (35.82), Kerry Borrego the Ladies' Division (28.8), Tanner Zellmer the youth division (26.56), and Kevin Pate the largest Spanish mackerel (7.42).
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Hikers, prepare to go the distance
Backpacking guru Richard Smith will get you geared up to go on a long-distance hiking trip with his free seminar at the Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure in Pinellas Park at 6:30 tonight. Smith, one of the few who has hiked the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails, will also hold a gear clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free but please RSVP at (727) 576-4169.
Send news to Terry Tomalin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (727) 893-8808.
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