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PGI FISHING CLUB                                                          James McCarty,

                                A bonus to Southwest Florida fisherman, red snapper season is
                                now open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from June 16 through
                                Labor Day. No fishing will be permitted Monday through Thursday
                                with the exception of September 4. Please verify open season
                                dates with FWC at
                                snappers/. This expanded our three-day season for Red Snapper.
                                Several anglers of Punta Gorda Isles Fishing Club have had some
                                wonderful days off shore. Most anglers have found fish between
                                160 and 180 feet of water which equates to approximately 60 to 70
                                miles offshore in federal waters only.

                                Our club is active year-round with fishing events, picnics, and   Jim Crawley
                                many other assorted activities. Visit our website at
              Jim McCarty                             and     24” Red Snapper
                                                               look at our newsletter for the most current activities going
                                                               on throughout the year.

                                                               Below is a list of some monthly events that might be of
                                                               interest to many of you:
                                                               Wednesday Happy Hour at 5:30 p.m. at the Tiki Hut; many
                                                               members go out to dinner afterwards
                                                               Fridays at 7 a.m.: Breakfast at Elena’s
                                                               Second Tuesday at 7 p.m.: Club meeting at the PGICA
                                                               Second Thursday: Lady Anglers' luncheon
                                                               Fourth Thursday: Lady Anglers’ dinner

                                                               The PGI Fishing Club is one of the finest fishing clubs in
                                                               Florida. We average over 550 active members, from the
                                                               novice fishermen and women who joined to learn to fish
          Jim Hoffman Trip 6/16/17                             our waters, to some of Charlotte Harbor's top anglers
                                                               whose expertise we look to in helping all members enjoy
         and become better anglers. Our diversity of knowledge is something that makes our club so great and new members are
         always welcome to join and add to this unique family of anglers.

         At our monthly club meetings, members stand a chance to win door prizes, 50/50’s, and monthly awards presented for
         each month’s targeted species. As members catch different fish, they are awarded hats, pins, certificates and club
         embroidered shirts as they climb our Ladder of Achievement. As members sharpen their skills and catch various species
         from the Harbor and Gulf waters, they gradually climb this ladder, earning awards and recognition along the way. The
         pinnacle of achievement is when a member is awarded the status of Grand Master Angler.

         While our club offers many opportunities for our fishermen and fisherwomen to gather at different social events, we are
         first and foremost a fishing club. Whether you are new to the area or have been in PGI for many years and enjoy fishing,
         then you should come check out our club. Go to where you will find a wealth of information. Join
         us at our monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the PGICA Auditorium.

         For more information on how to join, contact our Membership
         Director at

         Until next month, Happy Fishing

                                     Larry Benz
                                     29” Red Snapper

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