Water-Related News

Calusa Blueway speaker series begins Dec. 4th

Mark your calendar for Calusa Blueway speaker series – Lee County Parks & Recreation to offer events through March

FORT MYERS – Introduction to Kayak Fishing Tournaments will be presented by Dan Carns as the first talk in a series of free Calusa Blueway-related programs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center, 16760 Bass Road, Fort Myers.

Dan Carns is a professional kayak fishing guide with years of experience fishing the waters of the Calusa Blueway and participating in paddle fishing tournaments. He will bring his own equipment and discuss preparing for fishing tournaments, planning strategies, rigging your craft, measuring fish and more.

“With the Calusa Blueway Kayak Fishing Tournament being just a few days after our first talk, we thought it would be a great idea to have Dan focus on tournament fishing,” said Calusa Blueway Coordinator Mike Hammond of Lee County Parks & Recreation. “He is our most requested speaker and we are excited to have him back.”

Calusa Blueway Speaker Series Schedule:

  • Dec. 4 – Dan Carns – Kayak Fishing
  • Jan. 8 – Brian Wyllie – Building Your Own Kayak
  • Feb. 5 – Connie Mier – Photography from a Canoe
  • March 6 – Tommy Thompson and Peg Phillips – Paddling Florida Adventures

Note: all events begin at 6:30 p.m. at Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center.

For more information and directions to the program, contact Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center at 239-432-2154. Trail information is at www.calusablueway.com. Visitors can find information at www.fortmyers-sanibel.com.