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.

Memorial Day Weekend 2017 Kids Fishing Tournament

Memorial Day Izaak Walton Kids Fishing Tournament

Pictures and Commentary by UseppaGin

It was quiet for a while at the Marina.  Captain Eddie and his sister Isabella, both Kids Tournament graduates, set the mood.  Captain Eddie administered the Fisherman’s Oath.  Promises were made by young fishermen to catch and release all their fish, and to help their fellow fishermen when needed.

One hour.  The clock started, and with rods in hand, the children spread out along the dock.

Nothing happened.  Finally catfish started biting.  Then a few other fish including a porkfish with its yellow head and fins, a silver-gray base and two black vertical stripes, a black and white striped sheepshead, and a reddish brown mangrove snapper were all reeled in, measured and released.

Congratulations to all Trophy and Blue Ribbon anglers.