Last night was awesome. We had over 200 people gather for our first Old Salt fishing meeting of 2015. It was a fun night with a lot of announcements of our upcoming events, a huge raffle, our monthly members only drawing and the highlight was Eric Bachnik owner of MirrOlure speaking.
A huge thank you goes out to Eric for giving us a great seminar on inshore fishing tactics. He highlighted the 5 species that are on the catch list for the upcoming 25th annual Johnny Kellar Inshore Fishing Tournament. He taught us that we may want to fish a little slower in the winter months taking our time pitching the baits to entice the fish to eat. He went over many of his products and how they work and which ones to use at the right times. Being an avid angler, Eric is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to inshore fishing. His daughter Shelby was on the cover of our monthly postcard mailing this month with a nice redfish she caught using a Mirrolure. She is following the family tradition and loves to fish.
The winner of the monthly members prize is John Kaytis. The prize this month sponsored by Dogfish Tackle Company was a fisherman’s necessity kit with a bubba blade, set of 2 Yeti ramblers, Xtools Pliers and a BogaGrip which is valued over $200.
Our next monthly meeting is February 9th and will be held at Gator’s Cafe in Treasure Island, FL at 7:30pm. Stay tuned for speaker and topic info and of course what the next members only drawing will be.