Turnin’ Tides, Tito this weekend

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The last two fishing tournaments of the season will be held this weekend in local waters, and then we’ll be saying “buh-bye” for another year.The 2015 Turnin’ Tides Invitational All-Release Tarpon Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Boca Grande Pass.

Not only will there be the normal first, second and third place prizes, there will also be a first fish angler prize and a last fish angler prize. Winning captains will also receive Yeti coolers.

Call Angie Mills, the tournament coordinator, at (941) 270-0289 with questions.

A fundraising tournament, The “Tito’s Blue Collar Father/Child Fishing Tournament,” will be held on Saturday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This is a fishing tournament benefiting local Captain Jimmy Robertson, who has
been very ill and is incurring large medical bills.

Registration and the captain’s party will be held on June 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sand Bar, located at the north end of the island. After fishing on Saturday there will be community fish fry, corn hole and music at 4 p.m.

The entry fee for the tournament is $200 or just $25 if fishing off of the Boca Grande Fishing Pier.

11535266_10203819779008804_1162063135_oAnglers competing in the “trash can slam” will be looking for stingrays, catfish and sheepshead for first and second place. First and second place prizes will be awarded for redfish and trout. There will also be a live and silent auction.

Everyone is invited to come down to the Sand Bar on Friday and Saturday, whether you are participating in the tournament or not.

Call Brendalee at (352) 586-0480.