Hodges Center for Lifelong Learning to host free lecture on fishing basics

The Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning at Hodges University will host a free lecture on the basics of enjoying fishing in Florida. The lecture will be held on November 17, 2010, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Homewood Residence, 770 Goodlette Road and 7th Avenue, in the Commons in Naples.

The Southwestern region of Florida is a fishing paradise. The combination of clean, warm water, mangrove forests and backwaters provides an ideal home that supports many species of fish, as well as other marine animals and birds.  The challenges facing fishermen, photographers, boaters, kayakers, and other explorers who are new to the area include: where to fish, what fish to target, what tackle to use, and how to get started.  This lecture will provide an overview to help participants answer these and other questions about fishing in the local area.  Specifically, the session will describe the fish most frequently caught, which fish are good table fare, the most popular methods of fishing, the tackle used for each method, the bait used and resources available for information, such as shopping, boat rentals and guide service.  The three types of fishing to be discussed are: casting with lures, bait fishing – live and otherwise, and fly fishing.  We will also share some favorite recipes of preparing fish.

Conducting this informative session will be Captain Jim Wheeler.  An avid outdoorsman, Wheeler is also an adjunct professor of computer applications at Hodges University. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Management from Hodges University. In addition to teaching, Wheeler is the President of Argotrak, a local technology company based in Naples.

The session is free of charge but reservations are required. For more information, please contact Christine Wheeler at (239) 598-6210.

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