Learn The Art of Fishing at Sanibel Sea School

provided to The Santiva Chronicle

Anyone interested in learning how to catch a snook from the beach or to tie a fly, or identify the species of fish that can be caught in your backyard pond should join the Sanibel Sea School this summer for a week of sandy feet and tight lines. “Let’s Go Fishing Week” will be from June 13-17 at Sanibel Sea School for ages 13 to 15.

Sanibel and Captiva offer some of the best fishing in Southwest Florida. Fishing is both a skill and an art and students will have the opportunity to experience both during this fun-filled week. Teens will be introduced to different forms of fishing, learn to identify common species, and become familiar with fish behavior. Both fresh- and saltwater techniques will be introduced. There won’t be an inch of the island left unfished — campers will hone their skills from shore and by kayak and boat.

The week will be led by Mason Goss, Ed.D., an avid fisherman and SCCFs Senior Director of Education. “There is something about the challenge and hunt that is invigorating. Seeing a fish and watching it turn towards your bait gets the blood pumping, not to mention they are simply magnificent creatures to watch in action! It’s more about the art and science of finding the fish and coaxing it to you then catching, although gently handling a fish before release is special, too,” Goss said.

Other local experts will participate during the week to share their wisdom and guide campers on excursions. You won’t want to miss out! This is an introductory course to a fun outdoor activity that everyone can enjoy for a lifetime. The cost is $400 per camper.

Register online for “Let’s Go Fishing Week.” Call (239) 472-8585 or email sanibelseaschool@sccf.org for more information.

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