Are you looking for a thrilling and enjoyable way to spend time with your family? Look no further than the annual family fishing tournament funded by the Leanne Yancey 4-H Scholarship Fund in Lee County, Florida. On Saturday, July 1st, head to Moss Marina and join in on the fun. This event has been organized for more than 30 years by the Ostego Bay Foundation and the Marine Science Center, with help from many local companies. The tournament is open to all ages and is a great opportunity to get out and explore the stunning waters of Fort Myers. Fishing licenses can be obtained from the Lee County Tax Collector at six county offices (call (23 339-6000)) and at most sporting goods stores, tackle stores, and sports ports.
For non-residents over the age of 16, Lee County requires a saltwater license to fish on a pier, bridge, pier, or beach. You can bring your own boat to launch for free from the well-maintained public boat ramps scattered throughout Lee County. Or you can take advantage of the waters of Sanibel (26 Captiva Islands), Boca Grande and the outlying island of Cayo Costa, as well as in rural waters, to hunt tarpon in smaller boats and in flat skiffs. Freshwater sources practically surround land areas, and the Caloosahatchee River flows hundreds of miles of canals and natural and artificial lakes and ponds throughout Lee County. At the end of the tournament, scholarships are awarded each year to graduates of the Lee County 4-H program who apply and want to continue their studies to attend university or vocational school. In case of hazardous or inclement weather conditions, the total or partial cancellation of the event will be at the discretion of the tournament coordinators. So grab your rods and join in on this annual fishing tournament for an unforgettable day full of fun and adventure!.