Last June the community lost a man who truly loved to fish, and now his friends are honoring him with his own tournament.
“Fish in Paradise: The First Annual Dylan Gonzalez Memorial Snook, Redfish and Trout Tournament & Fundraiser,” will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boats will leave from Gasparilla Marina in Placida, fish local waters and return there as well.
The captain’s party will be held on Friday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Waterside Grill. Entertainment will be provided by Marty Moss. There will be a $10 plate charge and another limited menu to order from as well. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 raffle. The party is open to all anglers and their significant others.
Rules for the tournament will be read at the captain’s party, so it is important that all captains and anglers attend.
Make all checks payable to the Dylan J. Gonzalez Memorial Fund, and they can be dropped off or mailed to Fifth Third Bank, 1550 Placida Road, Englewood, 34223.
The deadline for registration is November 11. For more information, go to the tournament’s Facebook page, Dylan J. Gonzalez Memorial Tournament. Registration forms are available on island in the Boca Beacon office, 431 Park Avenue, upstairs, and on the Boca Beacon Facebook page as well.