Gone Fishin' Shirley Men's Style
Il Circolo Bocce Tournament
Village Royale on the Greene Bocce Teams
Gone Fishin' by Manny Luftglass
Century Village Sunfish Sailors
CenWest Fishing Club News
Fishin' Shirley Men's Style
by Betty Thomas
Thursday, August 18, Condo News photographer joined
his three brothers and their father for a day of fishing
and fraternizing aboard the Cortez Deep Sea Fishing Boat
out of Anna Maria Island, Bradenton Beach, FL. Pictured
are (l-r) Jimmy Shirley and brother Jerry, dad Jim Sr.,
brothers Tommy and Vance. The trip was in celebration of
Jim Sr.’s 91st birthday. It was the first time the 5
have been fishing together in around 50 years.
Circolo Holds First Bocce Tournament
make our own court.
it right, ladies.
is closer, Marco?
it right, ladies.
had fun, too.
Circolo, the Italian Cultural Society of the Palm
Beaches, held its first bocce tournament on March 29th
at the John Prince Park in Lake Worth. Members and
guests were invited to bring their young famillies to
enjoy a picnic lunch at the Osbourne Pavillion next to
the childrens’ area where the little ones escaped to
ride climb, swing and frolic while the adults ate and
talked. The bocce tournament was to be held on the
courts just in back of the pavillion. However, there
were no courts! Without any notice to Marco Capoccia,
Program Chairman, who arranged the event in December,
they removed the courts just one week before the 29th.
with two sets of bocce balls and eager players ready to
go, what do you do? As resourceful as Italians can be,
twigs were laid down as barriers and 2 courts were
improvised on the grass for the contest.
the help of chairperson, Antonella Brancato and her
husband Dominic, everyone was amply and deliciously fed
from the set-up barbecue, the make-shift bocce contest
was held, the children had fun and a beautiful Sunday
afternoon was enjoyed by all and Marco promised that
next season bocce will be played on a real bocce court!
Royale on the Greene
of the Canadian Team
Luftglass (above) and his wife Karen own a townhome in
the Fountains in Lake Worth, FL. They travel south to it
from New Jersey as often as possible. Manny spends most
of the winter in Florida fishing. He is the author of "Gone
Fishin" For Beginners". Mr. Luftglass
writes this column for the Condo News print
YA’ IN THE FALL!
Condo News readers, and while I’m saying hi,
& let me also say "bye" for a while
because, as of this typing, 4/25, Karen and I are
back in N. J. ‘til November. So here’s wishing you
(AND US) a hurricane-free season, okay?
now for the final report until November.- I got out
three times since my last column, twice on the Helen S
VI from Pompano Beach and once on the Bar Jack from
Lantana. As usual, I caught a gang of modest-sized fish
but since that was what I was after, I again enjoyed
first outing was on the 14th on the Helen S and I caught
eight porgies along with a keeper-sized yellowtail
snapper as well as another 22 fish. The porgy catch was
kind of unusual because among twenty other anglers there
was only one more porgy taken but again, that’s
because my three-hook "guppy rig" is key to my
was on the Bar Jack and I caught my heaviest fish of of
the season, not a "keeper" because it was a
"bonito", a/k/as false albacore, but at ten
pounds or so, by any name, it sure was fun to catch. I
also boated twenty other fish, but to be technical, make
that read "19 & 1/4 quarter other fish. The
"1/4" was the head of a vermillion snapper
that a monster of the deep took a liking to. Ten feet
off bottom, my little fish got much, much bigger as a
shark or who-knows what ate it!
time out was on the Helen S and for the first time this
season, a rain-storm hit us thirty minutes before the
trip ended, doggonit, and I got kind of drenched.
However, I still managed to boat 28 critters including
three yellowtails, and three porgies.
ya’ in November, for now, it’s "scuze me, gone
fishin’", up north.
the usual bottom bite that is always present out of our
local inlets, a few cobia have been biting too and that
makes for lots of fun. For example, I was at the dock of
the Lady K on Friday the 10th, waiting for the boat to
come in because I was going out on her afternoon
sailing. Well, many of the anglers were happy to put
their feet on dry land because the ocean was kind of
rough. But still others were just plain happy because
they caught some nice fish. Three of the fishermen
caught cobia that went anywhere from 20+ pounds to 34
pounds or so. And two others got keeper-sized king
mackerel. One nice mutton snapper was also boated along
with a half-dozen yellowtail snappers and other bottom
I’m at the dock, awaiting the boat’s arrival, 90% of
the watchers are anxious to see what was caught and many
of them determine whether they are going out in the
afternoon based on what the a. m. trip produced. And I
tell anyone who will listen that I prefer to see a bad
catch for the morning because that often means that the
p. m. trip will be a good one. I base my thinking on the
simple fact that the tide swings every six hours and
when a good tide produces, the next one will often not
produce at all, and vice-versa.
good a. m. meant bad p. m. doggonit! My afternoon tally
included nine, count them 9! remora/shark-suckers. No,
that wasn’t good at all. Sure, I like action of any
kind but I exclude from my likes, way at the top of my
not-like list, remoras and this was the most that I ever
caught on a single trip. I also had to release a nice
but out of season graysby grouper, a short flounder,
three too-small triggerfish, one blue runner, and I put
five fish in the bucket- two sand eels, two porgies and
a white grunt. I’m heading north on the 23rd and hope
to do better the next few times before hearing the
trip before, on the 6th, like the expression goes,
"I got good news and bad news." First, the
good news- I caught SEVENTEEN vermillion snappers that
day. And now for the bad news- None of them reached the
twelve inch size limit so all had to be released. I also
had to release a brilliantly colored hog snapper, a
earlier outings produced some nice fish for me though,
including a dinner-for-two file fish and two keeper
vemillion snappers and a few keeper triggers.
ya’ once more before heading north.
me, gone fishin’
HOLIDAYS TO ALL!
said, before a fishing report, I want to thank the
Boynton Inlet Fishing Club for inviting me to give a
talk to their members on the 24th. My usual measure of
success involves looking first for folks who fall asleep
and then I count yawns. Frankly, either I did okay or
didn’t look carefully enough but neither problem did I
see! Several listeners said they read Gone Fishin’ in Condo
News and I’m not sure they were all club members
so hopefully, the club will get some new members
courtesy of this newspaper.
one present was given a three hook package of the Mustad
hooks I use when I tie my guppy rigs and hopefully,
enough will remember my instructions and go out and get
some critters next time out.
the last count from your fearless writer. Weather
restricted me to only get out three times since my prior
column but each outing was again, quite enjoyable. On
the 15th I was in the rear corner of the Fish City Pride
out of Pompano Beach and banged out a total of 28 fish,
including four small but prior to 1/1, legal grouper
that went out of season as the year’s changed. This
killed me because I really like to eat them! I also had
two nice porgies and a wide variety of other bottom
on the 18th, in a mob scene caused by Spring Break on
the Lady K, I managed to still catch 26 fish and one was
a legal and yummy file fish. I had another pair of
porgies, four triggerfish and five vermillion snappers
among the other critters. Last time out was on the Lady
K out of Lantana again on the 23rd and this time I
boated two file fish, one the legit kind and the other
the more colorful and therefore, illegal variety. The
one that I took home was fully 3-lbs. For the third time
in a row, I had a pair of porgies and this time I also
caught two legal yellowtail snappers.
the rig was a six-ounce sinker holding down three
snelled size 2/0 Mustad hooks that I baited with a small
strip of squid combined with a little piece of filleted
"speedo." or sardine.
me, gone fishin’.
IN A NAME?
readers of Gone Fishin’ know that I generally only
fish on one of three boats when in Florida. There are
two others out of Hypoluxo but for no good reason
whatsoever, I haven’t been on either one this season.
I used to fish a boat out of Boynton and two others that
sailed from Riviera Beach and Jupiter but frustration
took over my brain and I complained to you readers about
what was bothering me after giving up trying to convince
the skippers of those boats to play nice. You see, I
love to fish at either end of the boat in order to do my
favorite style of fishing, "Guppy-rigging".
And the main captains of those boats also love to fish,
and they too love to fish in the rear end where I
really, really want to stand and do business. For sure,
there is no reason for them to not fish in the middle
with their customers but, at least back three years or
so, they fished the back end and I wrote about it in
this newspaper, and each skipper banned me from their
boats when they heard about my written words. Frankly,
it was no loss because I had grown weary of their
forward to nowadays. You steady readers know that I love
to fish on either of the two Pompano Beach boats, the
Helen S VI and the Fish City Pride but more often than
not, you can find me on the Lady K out of Lantana. I
always catch fish on these boats and more often than
not, I get one end of the boat or the other to do my
mate on the Lady K asked me a question last week that
took me by surprise, but quick thinking on my part
helped me answer it politely. He wanted to know if I
could mention his name in my column from time to time.
My answer was that I love to fish on the Lady K and have
no preference for which crew was working that day,
therefore, if I told you his name, I would have to tell
you the names of all four mates and both skippers who
work on that boat. In particular, omitting the name
really helped me on the 2nd when for no good reason
whatsoever, I had my worst outing of the year, only
catching two fish on a day that he was mating. And on
the other hand, this nice young man was one of the
three-person crew on 3/12 when I had a truly wonderful
day! I caught four kinds of snappers, ten in total,
along with the largest number of porgies I had ever
caught on the Lady K, an even dozen to 3-lbs, plus a
mess of other fish to a total of 35 in all.
fished the Lady K another day on the 9th with the other
crew and that day too, was very good, in which I swung
38 fish over the rails. Down to the south, I was on the
Helen S VI on the 6th and we fished deep, 400+ feet of
water, for blueline tile fish. I caught four of them
along with two small true golden tile fish, the first
ones I ever caught in Florida and while modest in size,
I ate one that night for a truly wonderful meal. I also
caught another fifteen fish that day.
will demonstrate my guppy-rig style at the 3/24 meeting
of the Boynton Beach Fishing Club at 7:30 p. m. (2210 N.
Federal Hwy at the Harvey Oyer Park Clubhouse.)
Non-members are also welcome to this free event but you
may want to kick a few bucks in to help the club out. As
long as my supply will last, I will give every one in
attendance a sealed baggie containing three of the
Mustad size 2/0 model #9174NP-BN hooks. Oh yeah, I will
have a supply of my various books on hand for anyone
wanting to buy one or two. See ya’ there.
me, gone fishin’.
March 4, 2015
before talking about bottom fishing in the ocean, a few
words about my discovery of a few German carp lurking in
the drainage/detention ponds that run through the
Fountains Golf Course. Last time out, I told you that I
noticed three of them swimming near Fountains Drive.
Well, I’ve spied one or more two other times and,
while none have responded to the pieces of bread that I’ve
thrown in, nor some kernels of corn, I still am excited
to know that my old favorite, "Mr. Man", is
only five minutes away from my front door. More on that
next time, but suffice it to say that I will throw lots
more bread and corn in while trying to get them onto
such a diet.
down the shore, the wind continues to hamper most
anglers’ comfort but other than when it really cranks
to 20-25 m. p. h. or more, the boats have been sailing
just about every day. This doesn’t mean that all
anglers return to the dock with happy faces though. Some
almost look like they want to kiss the ground and more
than a few lose some weight tossing their cookies into
been out twice since we last met and, as usual, caught
quite a few fish. The first time was on the Lady K out
of Lantana with good friend Art Dolgan alongside
of me. We didn’t have a good spot along the rail
though, with three guys to our right and lots more to
the left, meaning that tangles took place more than one
would like. However, we boated 15+ fish between us with
Art boating our biggest again, a 3-lb trigger. I caught
a 2+ lb trigger myself but it was one of those
"Queen" triggers that must be released.
time was on the Fish City Pride from Pompano Beach and I
had the top spot on the boat, the rear corner, and this
really helped me catch loads of fish. Once more, the rig
was a 4 to 6 ounce bank sinker with three size 2/0 hooks
spread so that each falls separate from the other. The
hooks are baited with either a small piece of cut bonito
("false albacore" up north), or a sandwich of
a piece of cut squid and small bit of fillet of sardine.
my score card for 2/27: 35 fish, including two
vermillion snappers, one yellowtail snapper, five
triggerfish, six porgies, five grunt, four sand eels,
one lizard fish, a graysby and a red grouper, three sand
perch, four blue runners, a flounder and one pork fish.
Action? You bet!!
me, gone fishin’.
February 18, 2015
& FRESHWATER CRITTERS TOO!
and I spend nearly half the year at the Fountains in
Lake Worth and, while I really love my freshwater action
up north in the summer, I virtually never try the land
of sweetwater down here. The saltwater action is too
much fun for me. But every now and then, I walk to a
chunk of the golf course pond and try my luck. Two weeks
ago, I tossed a "Double-Loon" gold size two
spinner in a bunch of times and got nailed four times.
Normally, I swing and miss more often than not but that
half-hour produced four hits, swings, and catches. They
were, in order, a 13 inch, then a 14 inch, and next a 15
inch, and lastly, another 13 inch largemouth bass. Fun!
maybe, just maybe, I may be in a path to bring me far
more fun. For more years than I care to admit, my
favorite fish was always the critter I call "Mr.
Man", a/k/a carp. I gave them that name because,
once hooked, they pull like a man (sorry, women), and
fight like the dickens.
recently, in my little walks throughout the community, I
had noticed some very familiar swirls taking place in
the water on both side of Fountains Drive. And one day,
looking more carefully, I actually saw, for the first
time ever in Florida, three, count them, three,
"Mr. Mans" to what looked like a top of 15 lbs
I went to Publix and bought a few cans of corn and a
loaf of bread and the next day, I "chummed"
the spot I saw the fish with a few slices of bread. No
response followed but undaunted, I tried again for a few
more days. I saw swirls at least one other day and for
sure, did see a few carp but still, "nuttin’
day soon, I will attach a small piece of cork to a line,
put a little hook on, and then add a few kernels of corn
and give it a go. I will try it at least two or three
days and if something happens, if that corn gets inhaled
and Mr. Man swims away, with drag screaming, the next
sound you may hear is the writer of "Gone
Fishin" yelling like all get out!
then though, I still am catching fish in the ocean. One
day, on the Lady K. I caught a five-fish limit of keeper
vermillion snappers while a bunch of guys were catching
king mackerel to a top of nearly 30-lbs! Action too has
been good to the south on the Pompano boats but Mr. Man
beckons and if I get an inhale of my corn, I may spend a
lot more hours seeking Mr. Man!
me, gone fishin’.
February 4, 2015
inshore or offshore.
readers - Lots of action is going on in the ocean and
whether you are fishing inshore or off, fish are biting.
You just need to know what to do in order to hook up. I’ve
been out three times since we last met. The first time
was on the Lady K out of Lantana and joining me up in
the bow was my good friend, Art Dolgan, long-time
member and past-president of the fabled Newark Bait
& Fly Casting Club. It was a bit breezy and chilly
but still we boated 45 fish or so between us on our
"guppy" rigs. Art had our biggest, a slab of a
trigger fish that must have weighed between three and
four pounds. I caught my second ever goat fish, a
strange looking pink critter with two long barbels
hanging down from its mouth. Funny looking for sure but Captain
Bruce told me that it is one of the best eating fish
in the ocean! We also caught and released a dozen
#2 was on the Fish City Pride from Pompano Beach. The
wind was cranking hard from land and the westerly blow
created a fairly flat ocean but it sure blew us out
quickly. Captain Dwight pulled us way into 25
feet of water at times and cranked the engines back up
once we moved out into 100 feet. I had my best porgy
catch of the year, with seven in all, in addition to
four nice lane snappers and a gang of other bottom
dwellers. Here again, the deal was guppy rigs with three
snelled hooks dangling down. Hook #3 always hangs below
the sinker and this was, as it usually is, the hook that
all seven porgies took. It is my opinion that porgies
feed while facing down and therefore, the bait they see
and attack is the offering that is on my bottom size 2/0
live bait hook. There may have been one other porgy
caught on the boat that day, proving, "in
spades", why a guppy rig with hook dropping below
the sinker works! Sure, I hang that hook up once or
thrice each trip and may lose a rig but, hey, you do
what you gotta’ do.
last trip was again on the Fish City. Captain Dwight
took us offshore into 420 feet of water for my first
blueline tile fish trip of the season. It was far from
great but still, with the same guppy rig but this time
on a stiff rod with my reel loaded with braided line, I
boated six tilefish. Two were nice sized too, 3 and 4
lbs. I also kept one nice vermillion snapper and release
11 that were undersized. I also caught a bank sea bass
and the tiniest flounder I ever saw.
ya’ next time, and remember, tie a foot-long leadered
size 2/0 hook into your rig on a dropper loop, three
inches about the heavy bank sinker, so that the bait
dangles back and forth across the bottom as the boat
drifts in the tide. Betcha’ catch more fish on that
me, gone fishin’
OPEN AND CLOSE
as of 1/1, fishing for grouper down our way is closed
shut. Closed that is unless you catch one of the very
few and rare family members that are still legal like
snowy grouper. But as we moved into ’15, a grouper
that is illegal to keep 365 days a year was actually
caught on the Lady K out of Lantana and I saw some film
that sure proved it to me in the Lady K office. On
Thursday, an angler hooked and brought to the surface a
"Goliath grouper", estimated to weight well
over 100 pounds. The fish was released safely, of
course, but it got the bends and took a long time to
gulp air into its lungs and head on down to the bottom.
season reopened on 1/1 for triggerfish and porgies and
that’s good news.
only been out twice since we last met because Karen and
I went to Houston to visit with her family over the
Christmas holiday and each outing produced the usual
number one was on the 29th and it was my first outing of
the season on the Helen S VI out of Pompano Beach. The
drive is way to the south and therefore, not to my
liking, but often, if not every time, I catch more fish.
One reason is that the boat ride is only two minutes to
the inlet down there, giving me lots more fishing time.
But another is that the reef structure may be more
dense. So here is the box score for me: 16 varieties of
fish were lifted into the boat, the largest number I can
ever remember nailing. 45 fish in all were caught on my
biggest fish of the year that I have hooked was lost
though, doggonit. I was reeling a fish up and it got
grabbed! Shark? Maybe, but something big took and ran
and even though I was using 30 lb. test mono, it snapped
my line! I did catch a 5-6 lb. shark though along with
two porgies, six little but still legal graysby and
coney grouper, along with many of the usual small bottom
dwellers ’Twas fun.
on 1/2, in the biggest crowd of the year, I was on the
Lady K way up in the pointy end and managed to boat 25
fish, including eleven varieties. Four of my fish were
snappers, nice. I also caught the second
"soap" fish I ever saw. It’s called a
"soap" fish because it actually is soapy to
closing, if you are a member or want to become a member,
or maybe just want to attend a meeting of the Boynton
Inlet Fishing Club, I have been invited to talk to the
attendees on the night of 3/24 at their club house. I’m
sure you can find the address on line. We start at 7:30
and if my shipment arrives, I will give out some of the
2/0 model 9175 Mustad hooks that I always am talking
about to everyone as long as my supply lasts.
me, gone fishin’.
December 24, 2014
last time out, I complained about the strong easterly
winds we had been suffering from. So of course, the wind
blew itself out, brought some fairly cold temperatures,
and finally, it became FLORIDA again and all got better.
The last few weeks brought continuing 70+ temperature as
well as winds that were, for the most part, under ten m.
p. h., yeah!
the "Guppy rig" guy continued to do his thing
and I have had a ball recently catching fish after fish
while not worrying about getting knocked to the ground by
a huge ground swell.
a "guppy rig" is simply a barrel swivel at the
end of your line, followed by a six-foot leader of
slightly heavier line. Tie dropper loops into that leader
about 20 inches apart and then tie a snelled 2/0 model
9175 Mustad "live bait" hook on. Then tie a
regular loop at the end of the whole deal and add a four
to six ounce bank sinker. Done correctly, each snelled
hook will drop down but not touch the next hook so that
each can be baited with a little strip of squid along with
a small fillet of sardine. The two baits will flutter in
the current attracting all kinds of critters. As an
example, on 12/11 I boated 14 kinds of fish! Sure, none
were braggers but they included a zillion blue runners,
one flounder, two bonito, a porgy and a pink porgy, plus
three huge toro to 2-lbs, nine vermillion snappers, a lane
snapper, three triggers to a top of 4 lbs, two sand eels,
a grunt and one Doctor fish, along with a coney grouper
and two lizard fish. Fun!
the 15th I had thirty more fish and lastly, on the 19th I
landed 36 fish. However, standing alongside of Lee, the
top "float-line" guy I know, we watched in anger
as two dolphin played ring around our baits and never took
a bite at either of our offerings. But six anglers did
best a single dolphin each, the rats!
ya next time. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to
one and all.
me, gone fishin
December 10, 2014
I know that it’s been over 70 degrees every day since
we got back to Lake Worth on 11/13 and that it was under
30 degrees most of the time back in New Jersey since
then, however, I still would prefer it if the wind would
cut back to a more tolerabe level, okay?
who have their own boat down thissaway have been
frustrated, big time, due to the 20+ winds that have
blown nearly every day, especially winds from an
easterly quarter which bring big urpher waves towards
shore. So unless you are nuts or have a 30' boat and can
handle two to ten foot waves, the only option is to
board a drift boat which is better built to withstand
the conditions that have prevailed for much of the past
is what I have done three times since we last met, each
time on the Lady K out of Lantana, and in each outing, I
managed to hang onto the rail and catch me a mess of
the 24th I was way up in the bow and banged my tush
against the supporting back railing all too often as the
boat heaved up and down. But I still managed to boat two
porgies, one porkfish, a scorpion fish, three tropical
wrasse, seven sand eels, a bar jack, one grunt, three
blue runners, along with a coney grouper plus a graysby
on 12/1 I upped my total to 31 fish while standing in
the rear corner during what must have been winds that
screamed higher than 25 m. p. h., bringing skyscraper
height (maybe a little less) waves over the rail.
Incuded in my 31 were six yellowtail snappers.
on 12/5 I was near the rear end in winds that started at
a tolerable 15 m. p. h. but then we got slammed by 20+
gusts that brought loads of rain down on us. However,
the day produced my highest ever tally on the Lady K! As
best as I could keep records, I think I boated 45 fish,
including ten snappers!
fish one end or the other with a six ounce sinker
holding a three-hook guppy rig and bait with little
pieces of squid plus a small strip of filleted sardine,
drop down, and get ready to slam back into a cute-sized
fish. There’s lots of them out there for sure.
Chanukah to one and all.
me, gone fishin’
|November 26, 2014
to All Fish -- I’m Back!
and I got back to Lake Worth on the 12th and after
unpacking, etc., I finally got out on the water again on
Sunday, the 16th, and boy, was it ever good to be on the
Lady K that day!
how good was it? Hey, I caught two yellowtail snappers, a
squirrel fish, one sand eel, and a dozen or so blue
runners and that was pretty good, but if you look at my
past three months, you may feel that it was far better
see, I nearly died and that wasn’t a good thing at all!
Hopefully, our health writer and editor and publisher,
Betty, may find the time to write separately about it, but
in brief, on 8/29, I awoke with severe pain in my left
inner thigh. The day before I spent nearly four hours in
my dentist’s chair as he struggled to remove a dental
implant that he had predicted "was so loose that it
will quickly come out". Well, not so much.
of us have either read about or even know someone who has
suffered from a pulmonary embolism. In brief, that’s a
blood clot! Your knowledge probably goes back to hearing
about someone who spent lots of hours during a long
airplane flight and often enough, a blood clot forms,
generally in a leg, and this is no easy problem to deal
my blood clot hit my leg and when I talked to my DDS about
it, he was clueless, or at least he acted innocent. So
fast forward, the clot traveled into my lungs and early in
October, I woke up, went downstairs, and suddenly couldn’t
breathe, collapsing to the floor! Long story short, the
Rescue Squad responded to my 911 call, as did an ambulance
and the N. J. State Police and they hooked me up to oxygen
and took me to the local hospital.
days later, the head of the I. C. U. of the facility heard
my story and immediately realized that I had suffered from
a pulmonary embolism and after conducting several tests
that proved him to be right, quickly had me blasted with
what they call a four hour "Clot-Buster" and the
clot/s quickly went away from my lungs. It still exists in
my leg but may go away soon.
am now on a blood thinner for the rest of my life to try
and prevent a future clot but the bottom line is that,
more than likely, had the DDS gotten me up every hour to
walk around, this never would have happened.
wherever you are, train, plane, dentist’s chair, get up
and walk around often, willya?
me, gone fishin’
Sailors of Century Village
Village's Sunfish Sailboats
by Dot Loewenstein
Al and Alice Roth
Fishing Club Members aboard the Lady K
Condo News columnists
and Al Roth.
Mazza with a huge Largemouth Bass caught and released in
the Century Village lake in April.
Photo by Al Roth
Galazo and Pat McElhenney
Jupiter, landing a Bluefish from the surf.
Photo by Lou Maldonado
Everyone: We would like to extend our best wishes to
everyone for a happy and healthy summer season. Our last
meeting of the season will be held at the Clubhouse on
Wednesday, May 6th at 3:00 pm, Room B, and we would like
to see all of our members there. The past season was very
rewarding for all of our members. Although we did not
catch any record breaking fish to set any new world
records. Those of us who do partake in drift fishing, surf
fishing, and lake fishing all had fun doing what we enjoy
most. Our annual picnic was a great success and we had a
record breaking number of members and guests attend. We
also ordered new shirts for our club and you will see them
being worn around the Village by our club members.
stay healthy so we can all be together for our next season
which begins at our first meeting in November.
information, call Al – 242-0351
pretty bass was caught and released by club member Al Roth
in the Century Village lake at the end of February.
Photo by Chuck Mazza.
Everyone: On Saturday March 14th, the Century Village
Fishing Club held their annual Barbeque on Duck Island.
Attendance reached 100 persons with everyone having a
great time. Besides the usual good food and drink we also
had a DJ for the first time which added to the days
entertainment at this fun filled barbeque. Although there
were many of us who were involved in the success of this
party an extra amount of thanks have to be given to the
hard work of: Bob and Gisele Galazzo, Lou
and Susan Maldonado, Alice Roth, Bonnye Laden, Frank
Mangiello, Pete and Ceil Amato, Mat and
Theresa Cassidy, and Monique and Paul Pepin.
Their hard work insured that all of us would have a good
time and remember this event as one of the best
experiences of the winter season.
addition to the annual picnic many of us were wearing our
new Century Village Fishing Club polo and t-shirts which
were just ordered for members of the club. One has to
admire how handsome and fashionable the guys and girls
looked in their new shirts. We have Al and Alice
Roth to thank for making the arrangements to order and
receive all the shirts in time for the picnic. The Fishing
Club also sponsored a fishing contest in our lake at the
same time as the picnic. Again this year as well as last
year the contest was won by Monty Warner with a
nice 3 pound bass which was caught and released on the
Island. Way to go Monty!
Wednesday the 14th of January, 10 members of the CenWest
fishing club led by our party boat expert Bob Galazzo
went fishing on the drift boat Blue Heron out of Riviera
Beach. Although the ocean was a little rough our members
were able to catch a bunch of blue runners and yellow
tails for a morning of fun out on the sea. On Monday
January 12th our expert surf fisherman Pat McElhenney
was able land his quota of bluefish within a half hour
while surf fishing north of Jupiter. Some of his catch
are shown in the photo below. Anyone who would like to
join the fishing club and take part in some of the fun
will always be welcome. Our meetings are always held the
first Wednesday of the month at 3:00PM in our
next meeting is February 4th.
by Pat McElhenney
more information about some of our activities
please contact Al at 242-0351 or Capt. Mike at
Everyone: The Century Village Fishing Club would like to
extend our wishes to all of you for a Happy Holiday
Season and a Happy & Healthy New Year!
first meeting of the New Year will be on Wednesday
January 7th at 3:00pm, classroom B. New members are
always welcome. For more information call either
Mike 570 445-4391 or Al at
had our first meeting of the season on Wednesday,
December 3rd. Our meeting was very well attended and our
guest speaker Eva Rachesky, was very informative
about her plans for cleaning up the Lake and rebuilding
our Fishing Pier. The fishing club has a delegate, Ms.
Susan Imp to represent us at monthly operation
meetings at UCO. The committee members, Al, Pat, Bob
and Wally gave their reports about pier, lake,
surf and party boat fishing. Captain Mike gave a
next meeting will be on Wednesday January 7th, 3:00pm
classroom B. New members are always welcome. Any
questions call: Captain Mike – 570 445-4391 or Al
Everyone: Welcome back snowbirds! We hope
everyone had a wonderful summer and came back healthy
and ready for a new year in Century Village.
had our first meeting of the season on Wednesday
December 3rd. Our President Captain Mike had many
new ideas that he shared with us at our first meeting.
Our guest speaker was Eva Rachesky Vice President
of W.P.R.F. Eva answered questions rebuilding our
fishing pier and how she is involved in rehabilitating
new members who wish to partake in our club activities
are always welcome. If you have any further questions
please call either Al (561) 242-0351 or Club
President Captain Mike at (570) 445-4391.
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