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Rod & Gun News – 2/16/2024

By Christine Patton

Reminders for all Rod & Gun Members

Card Sound Range
The Card Sound Range is open for shotgun shooting on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Handgun shooting is also available on Thursdays only. For information and directions, go to

Pick Three Days Fishing Tournaments
Remember the Pick Three Days Fishing Tournaments! The first tournament began Monday, January 1 and will run through Thursday, February 29. The second tournament will run from March 1 through April 30, 2024.

The two contests will be as follows: 
Fish any three days of your choosing. Simply send an email to the day before or morning of your fishing day(s). That’s all you have to do to enter!
We have two categories, flats and offshore. 

  • For the flats category, the species are bonefish, tarpon, snook and permit (HOWEVER, Permit will be removed starting April 1 – per FWC spawning closure). 300 points are awarded for any caught on fly, and 100 points per fish on spinning rod. 
  • For the offshore category, the targets are sailfish, tuna, mahi, wahoo, kingfish, mutton snapper and swordfish. For sailfish, you receive 100 points on spinning tackle and 300 points on fly rod for those adventurous anglers. 200 points are awarded per swordfish and 25 points for all other offshore fish, with a maximum of 3 of each species. 

At the end of the day, simply email your tally to

The winner in each category will receive $500, $250 to second place, and $100 to third place!

Hit the water! 

We also have a special joint event with the Bonefish Bonnies coming March 18!
Training Demonstration and Dinner Address
By Jude De’Niese, owner and head trainer at High Tide Retrievers in Ontario, Canada
Thursday, March 18
Demonstration 3 – 4:30p.m.
Cocktails 6:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30 p.m.
Private consultations available before and after the event. Stay tuned for further details.

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