Grand Champions: Captain Andy Thompson and L. Mark Weeks
June 13, 2022
Press Release: Angler L. Mark Weeks and Guide Andy Thompson win 48th Annual Don Hawley Invitational Fly Fishing Tarpon Tournament 48th Annual Don Hawley Invitational Fly Fishing Tarpon Tournament June 6-10, 2022 Islamorada, Florida Keys The 48th Annual Don Hawley Invitational Fly Fishing Tarpon Tournament, one of the “Big Three” tarpon fly tournaments, had relatively […]
Governor DeSantis Vetoes SB 2508, Thanks To YOUR Efforts!
June 9, 2022
Today, Governor DeSantis proved that he heard the voices of thousands of fishing guides, boat captains, business owners, and concerned citizens throughout Florida by vetoing Senate Bill 2508. In early February, the Florida Senate filed SB 2508 late on a Friday night as a budget conforming bill intending to quietly fast track major policy changes that would write into law the preferential treatment of […]
2022 Florida Skiff Challenge Race
April 4, 2022
Boating endurance event raises awareness about Florida water issues, draws thousands of fans. The 7th Annual Florida Skiff Challenge is set to kick off at the Flora-Bama Ole River Grill in Pensacola on the morning of Thursday, April 7, 2022. This four-day test of mental and physical endurance began as a battle for bragging rights […]
Update – Senate Bill 2508 Original vs. Final
March 17, 2022
Senate Bill 2508 passes full legislature vote—final version is a far cry from its original. Yesterday, SB 2508 passed 33-0 in the Senate and 99-8 in the House, but the final version of bill that passed looks a lot different than the one filed five weeks ago. During last week’s final negotiations, the bill was amended again, further watering down the remaining threats that the bill […]
Breaking News: Florida Senate files bad water policy.
February 8, 2022
Dark Skies loom over the Everglades Restoration project. Follow this link to read the Press Release from Captains for Clean Water and how Senate Bill 2508 includes many harmful provisions that spell bad news for Florida waters and what we need to do the help.
The Restoration of America’s Everglades
January 20, 2022
Since 1989, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) has maintained a singleness of purpose that has guided the organization to become the most respected and trusted sportsmen’s organization in the political arena. CSF’s mission is to work with Congress, governors, and state legislatures to protect and advance hunting, angling, recreational shooting and trapping. Read the letter below […]
Captains For Clean Water efforts integral in securing new plan to reduce harmful Lake Okeechobee discharges in SWFL
November 18, 2021
17 November 2021 Army Corps announces significantly improved lake operations plan FORT MYERS, Fla. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the long-awaited final plan for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM), the rulebook that will dictate lake discharges for the next decade.The model run they’ve selected to move forward with will […]
The 7th International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Science Symposium & Flats ExpoXSXX
July 28, 2021
Bonaventure Resort and Spa November 12-13, 2021 The 7th International Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Symposium will be the largest and most significant in the history of this special event. Stakeholders from across the world of flats fishing – anglers, guides, industry leaders, government agencies, scientists, outdoor writers, authors and artists will converge on the Bonaventure […]
The outdoor industry rallies together to demand true balance in the new Lake Okeechobee management plan
June 28, 2021
If you can’t find Chris Peterson in his office at Hell’s Bay Boatworks, you might have luck tracking him down out on the water, probably with rod in hand. More likely though, he’s on the road advocating for water quality, either through one of his conservation-based board-of-director roles or through his participation in events like […]
Hell’s Bay Boatworks Team First to Complete Florida Skiff Challenge… Again!
April 11, 2021
The Hell’s Bay team is no stranger to this competition, having won it before. This year five teams from around the state used the grueling exercise to help raise awareness for water quality, especially the need for the continuing clean-up efforts for the Florida Everglades. Five boat companies put 18-foot skiffs and their best teams […]