By Sue Cocking, Guy Harvey Outpost staff writer [St. Augustine, FL–] We were not fishing the prime tide in the spartina marsh lining the east side of the Intracoastal Waterway north of St. Augustine, …
Guy Harvey Resorts, the IGFA and Bass Pro Bobby Lane team up for upcoming Outpost Academy.
Guy Harvey Resorts, the International Game Fish Association and Bass Professional Bobby Lane team up for upcoming Outpost Academy at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort on November 10th and 11th. The staff of the prestigious International Game Fishing Association will be bringing their popular “Passport to Fishing” program to Camp Mack, which is designed exclusively to introduce beginning anglers to the equipment and basic techniques of fishing. The “Passport to Fishing” has introduced thousands of kids to the sport of recreational fishing in an engaging and hands-on manner. Teaching stations are organized around different subjects including basic tackle selection, knot tying, fish handling, de-hooking, fishing safety and environmental stewardship. Aspiring anglers can take their pick from either Saturday or Sunday to participate in the Passport to Fishing.
After completing the stations graduates will be provided a rod and reel to use during an individual instruction break out session along with a dockside tournament with help from both the IGFA staff instructors and members from the Bobby Lane Cup.
Professional Bass Fisherman Bobby Lane hosts the Bobby Lane Cup at Camp Mack, with this year’s tournament on December 1, 2018 being the 8th annual. It is the biggest youth and high school tournament in the state of Florida and raises money to provide scholarships to those students involved in the sport of bass fishing. Those interested in fishing the tournament can sign up at the Outpost Academy on November 10 or 11th.
Enrollment for the Outpost Academy each day, Saturday or Sunday, is limited to 75. Early Bird Registration Fee before November 1st: $20 ($25 afterwards or the day of the Academy). ALL PROCEEDS GO TO IGFA! For a schedule of activities during the Outpost Academy or to register visit www.OutpostAcademy.com.