Captin Vertesch Speaking At Last Fishing Club Meeting of Season

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

The Sanibel Island Fishing Club will hold its last meeting of the season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the Sanibel Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way. Captain Kevin Vertesch is the featured speaker.

Kevin Vertesch hooks up with a large tarpon in the Gulf of Mexico just off of the Sundial Resort.

Vertesch is past persident of the fishing club and Fort Myers Beach Tarpon Hunters Club. He has been “Angler of the Year” six times with the Sanibel Fishing Club and is a five-time “Captain Cup Champion” with the Tarpon Hunters Club. Vertesch will focus his presentation at the May 10 meeting on the prize catch this time of year throughout Southwest Florida: tarpon.

Having fished in numerous tournaments, Vertesch will show what to use to hook up with the mighty “Silver King.” His presentation will include the right hooks, best bait and the kind of tackly needed to handle these hundred-plus pound fish. For anglers interested in learning how to effectively target and catch tarpon, this is a “don’t-miss” presentation.

The Fishing Club meeting gets underway at 6:30 p.m. with Vertesch starting his presentation at 7 p.m. sharp. There is no admission fee for the meting and the angling public is welcome. Pizza and refreshments are available at a nominal charge.

The club meets monthly through the season and sponsors several group outings, as well as lending support for various fishing related charities and organizations such as Captains for Clean Water, Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation and the Sanibel Sea School.

For more information on joining the club, contact President Tom Tilton at 9010494-8829 or attend the May 10 meeting. To learn about the club and for fish recipes, visit the club’s website.

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