continued on page 28 THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE WEST PALM BEACH FISHING CLUB SPRING 2018 VOL 83, NO. 1 In This Issue... • Upcoming Club Events • Silver Sailfish Derby Results • Conservation News • Member News & Much More! continued on page 9 Spots Major Changes to Club Contests & Rules HistoricRecognition forFishingClub 'GO TO' 10 Locations Offshore Palm Beach County You Should Have in Your GPS Wahoo, like the 74 pounder Max Lichtig caught last summer, often lurk on the deep side of the Jupiter Steps. The U.S. National Park Service (NPS) has listed the West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The WPBFC’s listing is the result of the organization's notable contributions to the region related to tourism, marine conservation ad- vocacy and civic outreach following the Great Depression and during the post World War II era. The federal designation is a milestone event for the WPBFC. It was the culmination of an effort that has been underway for many years.  The WPBFC has long been recognized as a local his- toric landmark, receiving Palm Beach County Historical Landmark desig- nation in 1991. The club was added to the West Palm Beach Register of Historic Places in 1998. The club’s national historic designation would not have been possible without the support of several key individuals. Big game fishing historian, and author of The West Palm Beach Fishing Club: A 75 Year History, Mike Rivkin of La Jolla, California, provided much of the documentation and context that made our NRHP application complete.  Past WPBFC President John Jolley, a 49- continued on page 43 One thing is constant…change. The WPBFC Angling Committee has approved a new year-round contest format and two significant angling rule changes. The goal is to make entering fish more convenient, make the contest easy to understand, increase competitive opportunities for junior anglers, and less time consuming for all members. Thus far the changes have been well received. The new format is largely based upon the previous Summer Contest, however several additional species have been added and Junior anglers are now allowed to enter fish with adults. “With almost 150 award categories there is a great deal of opportunity for juniors and adults to win prizes. This new format opens the door to a great many opportunities for juniors,” said WPBFC President Tom Twyford. The new contest also features a Grand Champion Adult Angler Award and a Junior Angler of the Year Award that is based upon specific criteria that requires demonstrating angling skill and catching quality fish. “It was important that we preserve this element of the old Winter This spot is about five miles east of Jupiter Inlet in approximately 215 feet of water. The strong Gulfstream current crashes into this 265-foot wreck and the nearby reef ledges creating productive fish attracting upwellings. Slow troll- ing this area with a live goggle-eye, blue runner or sardine is generally pay dirt. This is an excellent spot for summertime wahoo, especially the days around the full and new moon periods. During the winter season this area is a productive spot to fly a kite for sailfish. A locally famous spot located inside the Juno Ledge for smoker kingfish, large African Pompano, barracuda and sharks. The deepest spot is on the west side of the dramatic reef ledge, which is somewhat unusual. Kingfish sometimes stack up inside of the ledge during the winter. The high part of the ledge is a favored spot for yellow- tail snapper. Bullet bonito, rainbow runners and blue runners are often schooled up here, making slow troll- ing a live bait a productive technique. The Jupiter Steps & Sea Mist II Reef N 26 57.488’ W 79 59.106’ The Zoo N 26 53.650’ W 80 00.180’