Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Volunteers Needed 5-2010

Volunteers needed for two Kids Fishing Events

Volunteers needed to support the Teacher's Hands Fishing Rodeo. the event is scheduled for May 27, 2010 we will start at 9 am and the stations will be finished by 11 followed by fishing.

The address is:

Teachers Hands Academy
9580 Curry Ford Road
Orlando, FL 32825

If you would like to volunteer, please reply to or call me at (407) 416-1187

First Melbourne Beach Hook Kids Hook Kids on Fishing program
Saturday morning, 7 am -to-11 am, June 19, 2010

The First Melbourne Beach Hook Kids program is coming to Ryckman Park's Melbourne Beach Pier Saturday, June 19, 2010, and we could use your help!

Volunteers are needed to assist with teaching kids casting, fishing techniques, habitat restoration, conservation, fishing safety, knot tying, catch and release tactics.

For more information concerning this fun and rewarding morning please contact Capt. Rodney Smith 321-750-3374 or via e-mail

The Hook Kids on Fishing program, is a education product of the Anglers for Conservation (AFC), a non-profit-501-C3 serving fishing communities with an emphasis on conservation, education, and habitat restoration. The AFC mission is to create new generations of coastal stewards using community-based angling education, habitat restoration, and applied conservation science.

For more information visit the website,, phone, 1-321-750-3374, or donation checks should be made out to Anglers For Conservation, and sent to AFC PO Box 373257, Satellite Beach, Florida 32937-1257

Mosquito Creek Outdoors Angler Improvement Clinics

Back by Popular Demand!

Free Fundamentals of Flats Fishing Classes

To be successful, learn from the best.
Veteran lagoon fishing guides Captains Chris Myers and Tom Van Horn will provide instruction on the skills and techniques necessary to become a more successful angler through a series of 8 FREE clinics, provided as a service to you by Mosquito Creek Outdoors and Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando. Would you like to learn what it takes to be a successful Angler? Here is your chance and all it will cost you is your time.

Captain Tom Van Horn: Captain Tom is a lifelong Central Florida native with over 45 years experience fishing Florida's waters and over 10 years experience guiding anglers to the catch of their lives on the Indian River Lagoon Coast of Florida. His fishing experience covers all aspects of angling, including freshwater lakes and rivers, saltwater flats, and near-shore Atlantic coastal fishing. Captain Tom is also owner and publisher of Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando and an accomplished outdoor writer with over 100 articles published. Captain Tom currently serves on the pro staffs of Mosquito Creek Outdoors, Evolution Rods, Daiwa, DOA Lures, TTI Blakemore and Daiichi Hooks, Maui Jim Sunglasses, Woodies Rattles, Frog Toggs, and Kaynoe Paddle Products.
Captain Chris Myers: Captain Chris Myers operates Central Florida Sight Fishing Charters. He specializes in sight fishing the flats of the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River with light tackle and fly. Capt. Chris has twenty years of experience fishing Mosquito Lagoon. He is a pro staff member for DOA Lures, Woodies Rattles, Daiwa, and Temple Fork Flyrods.

Angler's Improvement Clinic Schedule:

Class #1 Introduction to Saltwater Flats Fishing, May 29,2010, 10 a.m. to Noon

Class #2 Lines, Leaders and Practical Knots: June 26, 2010, 10 a.m. to Noon

Class #3 Saltwater Lure (Hard Baits) Applications July 10,2010, 10 a.m. to Noon

Class #4 Soft Plastic Application August 7, 2010, 10 a.m. to Noon

Class #5 Catching and Using Natural Baits on the Flats September 18, 2010, 10 a.m. to Noon

Class #6 Angling Tactics for Success October 23, 2010, 10 a.m. to Noon

Class #7 Paddle Fishing Tactics and Strategies November 20, 2010, 10 a.m. to Noon

Class #8 Certified Conservation Angler Program (4 Hours Classroom TBD)

For more information on the above scheduled classes, contact Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando at 407-416-1187 or online,

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