Allison Stattner, First To Reach The 50-Fish Club In FWC
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Just received a message from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, shared, in italics, below:
May 30, 2019
Suggested Tweet: Allison Stattner first to reach elite @MyFWC Catch a Florida Memory 50-Fish Club: https://content.govdelivery.
Allision Stattner shows off a wahoo, the 50th fish caught on her Saltwater Fish Life List.
Allison Stattner first to reach elite Catch a Florida Memory 50-Fish Club
Fifty is a pretty exciting number for anything, and for Allison Stattner it represents a new highlight in her fishing career. This golden milestone marks the astounding number of fish she has added to her Saltwater Fish Life List. Stattner is the first and, so far, only person to reach the 50-Fish Club in FWC’s Catch a Florida Memory program.
“Reaching the 50-Fish Club was definitely a fun challenge!” said Stattner. “I had to take into account seasonality, location within Florida, varied baits and, most importantly, log a lot of time on the water. Some of my catches were from the beach, pier, kayak and offshore headboats. Thank you to FWC and the sponsors of the Catch a Florida Memory program for recognizing angler accomplishments and encouraging me to be a better angler!”
Stattner rounded out her Life List achievement with a whopping 42-inch wahoo as her 50th fish. She has chosen to memorialize the catch in a replica mount she’ll receive as a prize from Mount This! Fish Company. She is also featured in the new book, “Fifty Women Who Fish,” and has a pending 130.2-pound tarpon world record on fly. While her enthusiasm for spending time on the water is clear, she is equally passionate about teaching younger generations how to fish, including her own daughter who is a Life List 10-Fish Club member.
Want to get in on the action? You can win a replica fish mount from Mount This! Fish Company when you submit catches by July 31 and are the first angler to qualify for the Reefs and Rubble Grand Slam (gag, gray triggerfish and black sea bass all caught in 24 hours) or the angler whose Reel Big Fish most exceeds its qualifying length.
Plus, Catch a Florida Memory is teaming up with events like the Pensacola Fishing Rodeo and Lake Worth Lagoon Fishing Challenge to give you even more to chances to win! Grab your friends and family for some fishing fun, make some memories and win a few prizes while you’re at it.
Catch a Florida Memory challenges anglers to target a diverse range of species in Florida, reducing pressure on the most commonly sought-after catches. Successful anglers receive a prize pack including a T-shirt, certificate and tumbler, and the prizes get hotter from there. Participate today by visiting CatchaFloridaMemory.com. Anglers do not have to harvest their fish to be eligible for prizes and are encouraged to use proper fish handling techniques. Questions? Contact [email protected] or 850-487-0554.
To find out more about wahoo fish, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in bold italics, below:
Wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri) is a scombrid fish found worldwide in tropical and subtropical seas. It is best known to sports fishermen, as its speed and high-quality flesh make it a prized game fish.
The flesh of the wahoo is white to grey, delicate to dense, and highly regarded by many gourmets. The taste has been said to be similar to mackerel.This has created some demand for the wahoo as a premium-priced commercial food fish. In many areas of its range, such as Hawaii, Bermuda and many parts of the Caribbean, local demand for wahoo is met by artisanal commercial fishermen, who take them primarily by trolling, as well as by recreational sports fishermen who sell their catch. Hoo as wahoo are popularly called in the US, are successfully fished with live bait around deep-water oil and gas platforms in the Gulf during the winter months.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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