To the Editor:As the mother of a veterinarian, the mother-in-law of a veterinarian, and the mother of a PTTS captain and angler, and the mother-in-law of a WPTTS angler, I realize the necessity of taking measures that will cause the least harm to all of nature's creatures.
The attack on the PTTS is uncalled for. Local residents should not only be grateful for the hundreds of thousands of revenue dollars the PTTS and WPTTS bring in to Boca Grande, but also the extreme measures the PTTS takes in the handling of the Tarpon during tournament venues.
To the Editor:
The Boca Grande Camera Club had a very successful season this year. We built to 66 members, had a full complement of speakers, demonstrations, guest lecturers, field trips and training sessions. And, our third annual photo exhibition showed the work of 22 photographers offering more than 100 photos to the acclaim of the expansive attendees.
We are all so quick to complain and not realize the wonderful things we have in Boca Grande.
Yesterday I experienced firsthand just how great our fire department and EMS services are. We are very lucky to have people who care and give great service to us.
Let’s all see the greatness of Boca and it’s people and services.
Evelyn DarnaBoca Grande
I was a traditional tarpon fishing guide in Boca Grande Pass for 26 years. In my prime I boated somewhere around 500 tarpon a year and on good years well over 600. In all those years I rarely caught a tarpon anywhere but in the mouth from the inside out with my Mustad 7690 5/0 J hooks. By rarely I mean once or twice a year. It was my belief and the belief of the master who taught me that those one or two fish had thrown the hook when they jumped and the hook landed somewhere else on the tarpon.
As an elementary school teacher for more than 28 years, I have always told my students to follow their hearts in doing what is right for a cause. The awareness that my tarpon slaughter movie has created for the tarpon of Boca Grande is one of my proudest moments and a testimony for all those who have walked through my classroom door. The photos taken that day tell the real truth, because the camera doesn’t lie.
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