Sportsmen from around the country are traveling to the nation’s capitol April 16-18 to let their elected officials, federal administrators and President Obama know that protecting Bristol Bay is a top priority for sportsmen. Among them will be Nanci Morris Lyon from Alaska Sportsman’s Bear Trail Lodge, who led Team Bear Trail in the 2011 Recycled Fish 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon. Team Bear Trail won the fundraising portion of last year’s event.

“We were happy to raise awareness and funds to fight for Bristol Bay through the 24 Hour Fish-A-Thon” said Lyon. “The support we got shows how committed anglers are to a healthy Bristol Bay, and how strongly they oppose Pebble Mine. Now we’re excited to take this message to Washington.”
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Cuba – Cayo Paredon Grande – from April 20th to 28th


Cayo Paredon Grande is one of the best salt water flyfishing destinations in the world!  Enormous easy to fish, white sand flats. Big bonefish, numerous permit and lots of tarpon. Some bigger than100 lbs…

There is ONE boat avalaible for this prime week. This is the ideal time to go: excellent season and the moon phase.Includes: transfers, 8 nights of lodging, 6 days of guided fishing, meals and drinks. Last minute price is  $3500/person (if you are 2 ) instead of $4950/person. Single boat: extra (750€ instead of $1400) Single room extra (600€)

Angler must pay own: airfare, visa fee (Passport not stamped), and tips (approximately $300)
Airfare from Canada or Europe ranges from $800 to $1500.

Sound pretty good, right? Prime fishing in Cuba and the best: you’ll be fishing with Le Mouching !

All inquieries : Planet Fly Fishing (they do speak english…)

Preparations underway for Celebration of Life memorial this Sunday at IGFA
As the family and friends of Capt. Jose Wejebe prepare for his Celebration of Life memorial this Sunday in South Florida, the outpouring from the boating and fishing communities continued for the popular guide, producer and TV host who was admired for his kindness and recognized for his many charitable efforts, especially in the Florida Keys.

Wejebe, 54, of Summerland Key, died early Friday evening, April 6th, after his single-engine plane he was piloting, crashed shortly after takeoff in Everglades City, Fla.  Weather is believed to have been a factor. He was the respected host of the long-running Spanish Fly fishing show which began in 1995 on ESPN and later on the Outdoor Channel.  
Those whose lives were touched by Jose are welcome to attend The Celebration of Life, Sunday April 15th, at 1:30 p.m., at the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) Museum in Dania Beach, Fla.

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