Save the date for Angling for Education!!

Skip Stowers’s recent catch, a nice Toho Bass!

Skip Stowers with his recent Toho Bass !

Save the date! Saturday, Sept. 16 at the St. Cloud Lakefront Park is Great Outdoors Day. There will be a Youth Fishing Derby, Poker Run, Adventure Race, Educational Demonstrations, a Canoeing 101 class and the best event … The Angling for Education Annual Fundraising Tournament. The good news, it’s not too late to sign up for the tournament. Here is your chance to fish with Osceola County’s youth of today!

Entry/Sponsorship fees are $300 per team. Each team is made up of three people – a captain, youth angler and a sponsor. Sponsors can provide their fishing team, or a team will be provided to compete on your behalf under your name. All sponsors will be acknowledged by press, photos and social media sharing.

There will be prize giveaways for the first, second and third place and Big Fish. All proceeds go to the Osceola Anglers High School Fishing Club for their Scholarship Fund!

This is a great program and club for our county’s young anglers. Please come out and support them on Sept. 16. Launch is at safelight and weigh-in gets underway at 1 p.m. For more information please email osceolaanglers@gmail.com or to obtain a registration/sponsorship form. You may also contact Lamar Chisholm at 407-908-9587.

Toho Marine and Outdoors Wednesday Night Shoot-out results for Aug. 16: Congratulations to the team of Brandon Blondeel and Brent Carter for back-to-back Wednesday Night victories. This team took home the money with their five-fish limit totaling 16.83 pounds. Following behind was the duo of Steve and Shelton, weighing in 12.50 pounds with their five fish.

Just missing the cut due to not enough boats to pay out three spots was the team of Skip and Mark with just over 10 pounds. Way to go Charlie Harrelson or Mark Lundgren for bringing in the Denali Rod’s Big Fish of the Night, a 5.93 pounder … who caught that one??

Currently Brandon or Bret is eligible for the Rod giveaway at the end of the month. Don’t worry, there is still time to find that trophy catch out there.

The Mosquito Lagoon report: The mid to southern Mosquito Lagoon is holding several schools of Redfish and Black Drum.  With the heat it’s early in and early out. Most fish are in or near massive finger mullet pods. Most fish are being caught on cut Pinfish or Mullet. Also around the Whales Tail the big breeding reds are in good numbers being caught on live Pinfish.

Enjoy your weekend! Tight Lines friends.