Bass Pro Shops in Port St. Lucie will have free how-to fishing seminars this weekend on “Surf Fishing for Pompano and Long Distance Casting Tips.” Bass Pro Shops staffer Paul Sperco will provide comprehensive detailed instruction covering what baits to use, where to fish, times, tides, surf conditions, other species caught and tips on tackle and rigging complete with a free booklet of information. Seminar times are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Bass Pro Shops is located at 2271 S.W. Gatlin Blvd., Port St. Lucie. For more information call 772-785-7600.
Lewis Arnold and Jason Bailey, both of Vero Beach, opened the 2017 season for the Backcountry Fishing Association by winning Jan. 7. The team caught and released a 6.13-pound trout and a 2.14-pound redfish to collect $630 first place prize money. The tournament, the first of 10 this season culminating in the year-end Backcountry Classic in October, was fished by 35 teams out of Little Jim’s Bait and Tackle in Fort Pierce.
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