Saltwater Angling Lessons & Techniques for Youth
Produced in Memory of Don A. ‘Hap’ Wilson
The PBCFF is cultivating the next generation of knowledgeable and responsible saltwater anglers through a hands on instructional fishing experience called S.A.L.T.Y. (Saltwater Angling Lessons & Techniques for Youth). The program targets area youth, ages 12 to 15, who participate with a parent or adult chaperone in the two-day course. Recognizing that there was a community need, the PBCFF developed this program for kids who have the desire to get into saltwater fishing, but their parents just don’t know how to get started. The S.A.L.T.Y. program was created to fill that void.
The two-day course consists of a Friday evening introduction and hands-on rigging session at the historic West Palm Beach Fishing Club, followed the next day with on the water instruction and fishing aboard a chartered drift boat offshore. A nominal program fee includes personalized instruction, various supplies, t-shirt, meals, snacks, drinks and a new Penn rod and reel. Additional S.A.L.T.Y. programs that offer instruction on more advanced angling techniques are planned for the future. The S.A.L.T.Y. program helps strengthen the bonds between parent and child by teaching them valuable skills they can use in the life-long activity of fishing.