MAKO Boats and Bass Pro Shops are hosting a Fishing Funament Oct. 16-19, 2014, at Bass Pro Shops World Wide Sportsman in Fort Myers, Florida. This Florida fishing tournament is a casual, fun event for family members of all ages. The Fort Myers Funament is hosted by George Poveromo, TV fishing personality and longtime MAKO boat owner.

“This fishing event is designed for MAKO boats owners, saltwater fishing enthusiasts and their families and friends to have fun and maybe win an award,” Poveromo said. “Fort Myers offers great inshore and offshore fishing opportunities. Plus, at the end of each day, participants can relax and share stories at our dockside cookouts.”

The Fort Myers Fishing Funament also provides an opportunity to teach younger generations the value of fisheries conservation. Event organizers are encouraging anglers to practice catch and release. Special scorecards will be provided so participants can keep track of their catch. Anglers are also encouraged to submit photos and video of their success and awards will be presented to those with the most outstanding catch.

Participants can also get advice from the pros, including Poveromo, about lures, electronics, and where, when and how to fish. In addition, event sponsors will display the latest fishing gear and participants will have the opportunity to test drive a variety of models in the MAKO boats lineup.

The $100 per boat entry fee includes Fishing Funament T-shirts, dockside cookouts on Friday and Saturday nights, a Bass Pro Shops Captain’s Bag and a free $50 Bass Pro Shops gift card. The Captain’s Bags and gift cards, which are valued at over $150, are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Fishing Funament will be held at Fish Tale Marina in Fort Myers Beach. Fish Tale is a full-service marina offering ethanol-free fuel (dockside), power hook-ups, pump out facilities, live shrimp, a variety of frozen bait and chum. The marina is conveniently located within walking distance of shopping, dining establishments and more.

Those attending the 2014 MAKO Fishing Funament in Fort Myers will receive special rates at the Gullwing Beach Resort and Pointe Estero Resort. Both locations are right by Fish Tale Marina.

Details about the Fort Myers, Florida, Fishing Funament are available here:


Nathan Quinn, 417-873-4114

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