Useppa Island is an exclusive private island club located between Boca Grande and Sanibel in Southwest Florida. Useppa offers first-class amenities and historic accommodations and serves as a serene escape dedicated to the pure art of relaxation and recreation of members, owners and guests.

Kids 4th of July Weekend Fishing Tournament

New Kids Fishing and Old Kids Helping
4th of July Kids Izaak Walton Fishing Tournament
Words and Pics by UseppaGin

Captain Eddie led the pledge.  Standing on one foot, one hand raised, children took the Kids Izaak Walton Oath.  “I promise to release unharmed any fish, always help my fellow fishermen when needed, and always have fun.”

It was quiet for a few minutes and then Madison caught a 12″ Catfish.  Cameron caught a 7″ Pinfish.  Helen caught a 7 1/2″ Pinfish.  Alexandra caught a 12 1/2″ and Austen caught a 10 1/2″ Red Snapper.

Kyle C., one of the best young Useppa fishermen, and his friend, Clayton P. kept track of all the catches, put shrimp on the lines, and gave advice when asked.

Kyle and Captain Eddie both fished the same tournament when they were new fishermen.  By example they passed on their knowledge to a new bunch of eager kids.   The tradition of Useppa Izaak Walton fishing continues.