Hell's Bay receives IGFA Conservation Award
Hell's Bay removing ghost crab traps. Tagging and releasing bonefish and tarpon for science; retrieving abandoned ghost crab traps from inshore waters; building a huge aerated tank vital to the safe release of tournament fish, it doesn't stop there. Among a long list of events, they also support the FishStock weekend in New Smyrna Beach, and numerous Redbone tournaments for cystic fibrosis research.
"We became even more proactive after the severe downturn hit the marine community nearly four years ago," said Peterson. "We love being involved and making a difference. Non-profits and charitable groups need to keep running in the good times and the bad."
Showing four boats at the Miami Intl. Boat Show
The 11-year old Titusville, Fla., builder of custom shallow-water performance skiffs will have four boats on display at its booth (# 3190) outside the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Of its 10 models Hell's Bay will have its newly introduced 2010 models, the Neptune and the Skate - its largest and smallest -- as well as a Waterman and the Marquesa to review.
"We've found two niche markets for the light and versatile Skate (12 ft. 9 in. - 250 lbs) and our flagship Neptune (18', 6 in.) a coastal tournament-ready skiff," said Peterson.
"Fly Fishing for Bonefish" author Chico Fernandez will also be at the Hell's Bay exhibit.
Visit Hell's Bay on the web at www.hellsbayboatworks.com for a look at all 10 models, and numerous special events coming up."There's an ideal skiff for every type of shallow water fishery," said Peterson.
Flip & Chico to headline two-day fly fishing clinic March 13th weekend in Titusville
Chico Fernandez will join another legendary fly fisherman Flip Pallot the weekend of March 13 & 14th, for a fly fishing clinic at Hell's Bay's headquarters in Titusville.
Pallot, the long time host and producer of the Walker's Cay Chronicles on ESPN, and Fernandez will be offering wide ranging instructions on casting, knots, rigging and more.
For information and reservations contact Capt. John Tarr at the Fly Fisherman Shop 386-566-9727 or Hell's Bay's office at 321-383-8223.
Hell's Bay Boatworks is located at 1520 Chaffee Drive in Titusville. Visit them on the web at www.hellsbayboatworks.com.