Don't let Mote's snook tournament be "the one that got away!" On October 6 and 7, 2017, anglers can join our William R. Mote Memorial Snook Shindig- a catch, sample and release tournament targeting snook released by scientists from Mote’s Fisheries Ecology and Enhancement Program and our colleagues at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Anglers of all ages can take home prizes (and new fish stories) in this tournament on Sarasota Bay. Participants will help Mote scientists find out how snook fare after being raised and released into the wild by Mote and FWC staff. We expect all anglers in the tournament to also comply with FWC Commission rules and regulations.
The tournament will include:
Mandatory Captain’s Meeting: 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Mote’s WAVE Center (former Sea Cinema), 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway on City Island, Sarasota
Fishing: 7 p.m. Oct. 6 – noon Oct. 7 along Sarasota Bay from Venice to Cortez
Awards Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Mote’s WAVE Center (former Sea Cinema)
$40 registration for adults (18 and older)
$50 registration for adults (18 and older) after Sept. 22
$20 registration fee for 17 and younger
$30 registration fee for 17 and younger after Sept. 22
$30 banquet only
Snook Shindig entry fee includes entry in the tournament, awards dinner, an event T-shirt, voluntary participation in raffles and lots of fun.
Interested in sponsoring? Contact Kate Knepper at firstname.lastname@example.org or 941-388-4441 ext 393 for more information.