Aspiring anglers, mark your calendar for a day of family fun at Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina & RV Resort on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Come meet bass fishing legend Bobby Lane during Saturday’s Academy and the staff of the prestigious International Game Fishing Association who are bringing their ever popular “Passport to Fishing” program to Camp Mack.
Designed exclusively to introduce beginning anglers to the equipment and basic techniques of fishing, “Passport to Fishing” has introduced thousands of kids to the sport of recreational fishing in an engaging and hands-on manner. Teaching stations are organized around different subjects including basic tackle selection, knot tying, fish handling, de-hooking, fishing safety and environmental stewardship. On their journey to becoming an angler, each student collects a stamp in their newly–issued IGFA fishing passport when completing a station. When all passport stamps are collected, “Passport to Fishing” graduates will be provided a rod and reel set to use during an individual instructions and a dockside tournament with help from IGFA staff instructors and members of the Bobby Lane Cup. Afterwards, an afternoon of music and games at the camp stage with a s’mores eating competition among newly minted fishing graduates.
Enrollment is limited to 75. Early Bird Registration Fee before November 1st: $20 ($25 afterwards or the day of the Academy). ALL PROCEEDS GO TO IGFA!
8:30 AM: CHECK IN AT THE MARINA
- For those registered for Saturday’s Academy check-in at the Camp Mack Marina at 14900 Camp Mack Road, Lake Wales, FL 33898
9:00 – 11:00 AM – ACADEMY IN SESSION
- The “Passport to Fishing” adventure begins! Teaching stations Include: Basic Tackle Types and Use, Knot Tying, Fish Handling, de-hooking, Fish Safety & Environmental Stewardship.
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM: INDIVIDUAL FISHING & DOCKSIDE TOURNAMENT
- Dockside tournament with for those registered for the Academy
1:00 -3:00 PM: MUSIC GAMES & FUN FOR ALL CAMPGROUND VISITORS TO ENJOY
- Casting Contest by Guy Harvey Resorts
- Fighting Chair Tournament by Fish to Make a Difference
As part of being of the class we ask you to take part in being a responsible angler and support any of the many great organizations that support recreational fishing and conservation for a healthy fishery. Guy Harvey Outpost supports the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), which has been committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rulemaking, and record keeping. Please consider becoming a member or donating to this excellent organization and do your part of being a responsible angler.
At the end of the road your adventure begins!
This storied fishing lodge and RV resort sits in the heart of the Kissimmee Chain of Lakes, offering access to over 21,000 acres of world class bass fishing grounds, all surrounded by some of Florida’s most spell-binding great outdoors. Whether you are an aspiring professional angler looking for that trophy largemouth bass or just looking to hook up with family and friends in an authentic “Old Florida” lakefront setting, Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina and RV Resort is for you!
For the outdoor enthusiast, enjoy over 20 miles of hiking and equestrian trails at the adjacent Lake Kissimmee State Park, or take an exhilarating air boat tour of the lakes with Alligator Cove Nature Tours, departing right from our docks. Rated the top activity in the region by TripAdvisor, we’ll take you into the heart of the Florida wilderness, with its majestic scenery and mystical wildlife. All this, and we’re just an hour’s drive to Orlando, theme park capital of the world!
Make your plans to visit Camp Mack, a Guy Harvey Lodge, Marina and RV Resort today