Sails and Song Celebrate U.S. history
Classic sailboat fans can get a behind-the-scenes look at the 1812-era Privateer Lynx during a fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club (11 Central Ave.). Tax-deductible tickets cost $75 per person and include ship tours, live and silent auctions, food and drink. The event, part of the celebration of the bicentennial of the Star Spangled Banner, also will feature an authentic fife and drum corps. For information, go to privateerlynx.com.
Snook season open in the gulf
The season for Florida's premier game fish, snook, reopened March 1 in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County. Anglers have until April 30 to catch this prized sportfish. In the gulf, anglers may keep one snook in the slot limit (28 to 33 inches) per day. Anglers planning to keep and eat a snook need a special snook stamp and a saltwater fishing license. But most conservation-minded anglers release their catch, even during the open season.
Five weeks to angling success
Longtime charter boat captain Dave Zalewski will teach a five-week recreational fishing course beginning March 12 at the Madeira Beach City Marina (503 150th Ave.). The sessions, which run from 6:30-9 p.m., will cover the selection and use of tackle, marine electronics, bottom fishing, trolling techniques, artificial reefs and fish cleaning and cooking. Class size is limited. The fee is $50. For reservations, call (727) 397-8815 or email [email protected]
Terry Tomalin can be reached at [email protected] or (727) 893-8808.
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