2017 Kid’s Fishing Derby 8:30 May 27

Come join us for the 2017 CCA Kid’s Fishing Derby!

Saturday May 27
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00
Fishing: 9:00 – 10:30
Prizes: 11:00 prizes awarded by age group: 3-5, 6-8- 9-11, 12-15 years old

Kids ages 3-15 who reside with or are guests of Landings Residents.
An adult must accompany kids & stay with them during the event.
Lagoon #56, behind the Fire House in Oakridge, near crossover bridge on Westcross at Log Landing.

Our goal is to help kids learn to enjoy fishing, promote sportsmanship, conservation,
and provide family fun. We’ll be fishing for bluegills and bass

What to Bring: Fishing gear and bait. Bandy’s Bait Shop, located at the Rodney J. Hall boat ramp at the base of the Skidaway Island Bridge, sells worms and crickets.

Complimentary fishing poles and bait will be available at the event on a first come basis. Volunteers will be available to assist with rigging and fish handling.

Please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. You may also want a hat,
sunscreen, chair, bug spray and water.

CONDUCTED BY: Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Skidaway Island Chapter, with help from The Landings Association (TLA)
SPONSORED BY: Landlovers, CBE Group (Ginna Carroll, Jill Brooks, Pat Ewaldsen) of The Landings Company, Southern Motors Honda, David Pence/Allstate, The Omelette House, Bass Pro Shops, Bandy’s Bait Shop, TLA, KIWANIS, Zebco, GA Dept. of Natural Resources, Friends of Leonard DaCamara, CCA, along with your Individual and Business Tax Deductible Donations
Rain Date: Sunday May 28th Registration 2:30 – 3:00 Fishing 3:00 – 4:30 Prizes Awarded 5:00

For additional information call Tom Rood at 598-9753

Marine Science Camp

FISHING FOR FUN June 27 – July 1

This week of Marine Science Camp, the focus was fishing for fun for 36 very interested 11-12 year old campers. They first received a short on-shore demonstration of rigging tackle and safe fishing techniques. Then, for three days they went out in boats with six campers and two staff or volunteer leaders in each boat. John Duren of CCAGA helped them plan the fishing experiences and helped the young anglers on one boat each day. Happily, every camper caught at least one fish and most caught a lot of fish. Sharks, whiting, and rays were the most common fish caught but there was lots of action. Since it was a catch and release experience, catching fish was more important than the species so expectations were exceeded for every camper. There were lots of smiles as the campers learned about sport fishing and how it relates to sound ecological practices.

First Catch

Rick Cunningham and Dave Devore went out on Vic Vaccaro’s boat July 11th. First stop – netting bait shrimp – the best catch of the day, and we had shrimp left over when we returned 5 hrs later!

In this pic Vic releases the first catch of the day. Both Vic and the skate were happy to be separated. Shortly after that he hooked into a nice sea trout who came home for dinner. Rick and Dave picked up their fish at Publix on the way home! Note that the Joe’s Cut FAD (fish attraction devices) are visible above the low tide line in the background of this image – we were there at dead low tide so didn’t get to cast towards the area..

Sent from my iPhone

Live From The Field

This is the first in a series of member-filed Fishing Reports. Contact Joe Tyson to join the list of folks who can file these reports from their phones.

Fishing Report

3 nice large mouth bass, jumpers, lagoon 24 right of main gate on red green sparkle 6 inch worms, wacky rig, circle hook, 3pm. 5/9/16. Will get closer picture so they look bigger next time. Bob Kulp

Chuck Smith and Sons 2016 Fly Fishing Trip

Screen Shot 2016-05-06 at 1.54.31 PMChuck Smith, life member of CCA and director of development, volunteer coordinator and special projects director  for the Skidaway Chapter took his three sons fly fishing on the Green River below the Flaming Gorge Dam near Dutch John, Utah in late April. This is the 21st annual trip for Chuck and his sons, and … to be continued

Nice Catch!

Chuck Smith, Dave Devore, and Rick Cunningham  chartered this trip in November. Chuck caught the biggest fish, this red drum, and a good time was had by all.


According to Rick’s camera’s GPS, here’s the spot!









Fishing Seminar at Landings Harbor

Landings Harbor and the Skidaway Island Chapter of CCA are hosting

A Fishing Seminar for Landings Residents, Family and Friends

We are partnering with Jack McGowan to provide an in depth presentation that will allow you to experience fishing even if you don’t own a boat. Captain Jack will cover species, bait and gear for fishing just off of our pier, lagoons and the beach to include specific discussions, species, seasons, top and bottom fishing. A question and answer session will follow the presentation and residents can discuss their interests and types local fish that are available in the area.

Bring your rod and reel and meet Captain, Jack McGowan

A Fishing Seminar for Landings Residents, Family and Friends

Adults $10 per person/Children 6 and over $5

Refreshments will be provided

Please contact:  Landings Harbor Marina for Reservations – 598-1901