Osceola Anglers High School fishing club sign-ups to begin for 2017-18 season.

2016-2017 Members of Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Club.

2016-2017 Members of Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Club.

Attention high school students in Osceola County who have a passion for fishing: the Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Club’s 2017-18 season is about to kickoff soon! This club is made up of wonderful sponsors, parents, adult volunteers and anglers.

Join them on one of the following nights to learn more about being a part of their club: Aug. 14, 21, and 28 and Sept. 11, 18, and 25. All meetings begin at 7 p.m. and will be held at Lakeview Elementary School’s cafeteria in St. Cloud.

Not only do the club members fish tournaments against other high school clubs, they get involved in community and conservation projects, and volunteer at local weigh-ins for some big tournaments held here on our local lakes.

They also host a fishing tournament to raise money for scholarships that are awarded to the club’s anglers. An end-of-year banquet honors all members. For more information or to become a sponsor, contact osceolaanglers@gmail.com.

Toho Marine Wednesday Night Shootout results: July 19: First place Shelton and Steve with 17.95 pounds anchored by the big fish of the night, a 5.49 pounder. In second was Mark and Skip with 14.83 pounds and in third came Len and Carrot with their 11.84-pound limit. Nine teams participated that evening. Guess the weather scared them off!

Knocking out Shelton and Steve’s winning streak on July 26 was the duo of Caesar and Edwin with 14.75 pounds. Following close behind with a total weight of 14.58 pounds was Brandon and Brent. Still taking home some money, especially for having the Denali Rod’s big fish of the night, was the team of Steve and Shelton with 13.74 pounds. Eleven boats participated.

Congratulations to the team of Eric and Pete, the winners of the Denali Rod for the month of July for their 7.83 pounder caught July 12.

I haven’t checked in with Brian Pounds of Southern Fishing Charters in a few weeks. Here is his Mosquito Lagoon report: The Mosquito Lagoon had been pretty good the past few weeks for red fish, juvenile tarpon, black drum and trout. With the heat it’s early in and early out. Mainly focusing on huge stationary finger mullet pods in the mid to south end. On calm mornings the artificial bite is really good for red fish, tarpon and trout on the MirrOlure Lil Jon in a root beer or molten color. On windier mornings, cut mullet and pinfish are better. For the black drum, gulp shrimp or frozen shrimp that have rotted a bit and are super stinky are working best.

Have a wonderful first weekend in August. Tight lines friends.