The Fisheries for Veterans Project will be hosting a day-long saltwater fishing clinic for adults and their family members 13 years and older on Jan. 20 at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, 500 Captain Armour’s Way.
This clinic is sponsored by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and will be of a similar format to the FWC’s saltwater fishing clinics.
The free clinic is from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Participants will take home a lifelong hobby and leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems, all in a fun, laid-back atmosphere.
Lessons include knot tying, cast netting, rod and reel rigging, how to be a responsible marine resource steward, marine fish and habitat identification, catch-and-release techniques and more.
If conditions allow, participants will have the opportunity to practice their newly learned skills by fishing from the shore of the Loxahatchee River. This event is a catch-and-release activity. All participants must have a valid recreational saltwater fishing license unless exempt. Saltwater fishing licenses can be purchased at your local tackle shop or online. Learn more by visiting MyFWC.com/License.
Fishing equipment and bait are provided during the clinic but participants are encouraged to bring their own gear.