Veteran captain Smithto give trolling clinic

Veteran charter captain Tommy Smith will give a free clinic in bait rigging and trolling tactics for big dolphin and wahoo at a meeting in Palm Bay on Tuesday. 1. Food will be served for a donation prior to the meeting.

For more, call Michael Rowland at 321 431 3654.

Alligator permits drawn;wholesale jerseys from china check site for names

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has completed the random drawing for alligator harvesting permits for the 2014 season.

FWC’s Adventure Campjust for kids ages 9 15

If your children long to spend their summer days in the great outdoors or would love the chance to learn about fish and wildlife, and hike or canoe with other children their age, it’s time to sign them up for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Outdoor Adventure Camp.

The camp’s primary goal is to help children ages 9 to 15 become conservation minded and good stewards of our fish and wildlife resources.

They learn these skills and values through fun and educational, hands on activities such as fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, archery and many other outdoor programs. Six one week sessions will be available starting in early June.

Tuition is $295 per camper per week and includes lodging, food, program materials and instruction.

Each week long session is divided into four groups, based on individual interest: hunter safety, archery skills, wilderness outdoor skills and the exciting fishing program.

The Ocala Conservation Center is on a 57 acre peninsula at Lake Eaton an area rich in history and wildlife. It is 20 miles east of Ocala in Marion County.

The facilities are rustic, yet comfortable, with air conditioned cabins and dining hall. The classrooms are fishing piers, shooting ranges, nature trails, Lake Eaton and the vast Ocala National Forest.

For more information about the camp and to inquire about availability, call 352 625 2804.

Snook biologist Taylorto receive noted award

Ron Taylor, one of Florida’s leading snook research biologists, has been named recepient of the 2014 American Fisheries Society William E. Ricker Resource Conservation Award.

Taylor has been an employee of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute since 1982 and an employee of the FWC since 1975. The award will be presented at the society’s annual conference in Quebec City, in Canada’s Quebec province in August.

Ladies Go Fishingseminar to hit Stuart

Women are invited to explore the finest in fishing at the next “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” seminar May 16 18 at the Pirates Cove Resort and Marina, 4307 SE Bayview St. in Stuart.

Sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in conjunction with the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program, “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” is a national organization dedicated to attracting more women to sport fishing and promoting conservation and responsible angling.

During the three day, hands on event, FWC educators will demonstrate ethical angler habits, such as safe hook removal, release techniques, fish venting and more.