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Five fishing captains to share tips, insight at ‘Reel in the Sunshine’ on Feb. 8

Five experienced fishing captains will lead seminars and share their knowledge of local waterways at Sunshine Ace Hardware’s 5th Annual Reel in the Sunshine fishing expo on Feb. 8 in Bonita Springs.

In addition to the expert-led seminars, Reel in the Sunshine also will feature vendor-led product demonstrations, food samples, giveaways, and exclusive offers and discounts available only to attendees.

The seminar schedule includes the following speakers:

11:00 a.m. – Inshore and Tarpon Fishing with Capt. Mike Anderson

Anderson, an Air Force veteran, has been fishing and competing in tournaments on Tampa Bay and Florida waters for more than 20 years. Anderson hosts the Reel Animals TV Show, which airs in 105 million households nationally.

11:30 a.m. – Offshore Reef and Wreck Fishing with Capt. Mike Avinon

Avinon has been the top-producing offshore captain in Southwest Florida for the past 15 years. He has 2,500 spots to prove it, using a 32 Contender that offers guests the range and speed for a memorable day of fishing.

Noon – Inshore Fishing with Capt. Geoff Paige and Capt. William Faulkner

Page, a contributor to the Florida Insider Fishing Report, has been a fishing guide for 14 years, working the waters from Tampa Bay to Charlotte Harbor. Page is an expert in light tackle flats fishing and beach tarpon fishing, and fishes professionally in redfish tournaments throughout the country.

Faulkner has been fishing the Naples, Ten Thousand Islands and Florida Everglades waterways for the past 25 years. He specializes in light tackle and fly fishing experiences in Everglades National Park.

12:30 p.m. – Inshore Fishing with Capt. Chris Turner

Turner, a third-generation Naples native, has a unique perspective on local fishing that spans the mindsets of a commercial fisherman, award-winning tournament angler and charter captain. With extensive knowledge of the waters from Naples to Chokoloskee, Turner offers his clients premiere exposure to tarpon, snook, redfish, shark and other gamefish.

Reel in the Sunshine Fishing Expo will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Sunshine Ace in Bonita Springs, 9100 Bonita Beach Road SE. Guests at the family-friendly event also will enjoy hot-off-the-grill samples cooked by Sunshine Ace’s grill masters.

About Sunshine Ace Hardware

Family owned and operated since 1958, Sunshine Ace Hardware serves Florida with nine locations in Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Pinellas counties, as well as two Crowder Bros. stores in Manatee County, and are staffed by a long-term, friendly and knowledgeable team. Focused on customer service, Sunshine Ace employees are best known for building relationships and going above and beyond to help solve a home repair or maintenance issue or to simply guide customers to the right tool for the job. For in-home support, Sunshine Ace provides a range of professional services such as rod-tip repair, screen, glass and equipment repairs. Free delivery and assembly is also provided on items such as grills, power tools, mulch, soil and more. Sunshine Ace offers a wide variety of products including plumbing, hardware and electrical supplies, houseware, fishing gear, power equipment, paint, painting supplies and more. Sunshine Ace proudly carries quality brands including Benjamin Moore paints, Scotts lawn and garden products, Craftsman tools, STIHL power tools, Weber and Big Green Egg grills, as well as Penn and Shimano fishing gear. In addition to serving residential clients, Sunshine Ace services commercial accounts, with flexible options to support contractors in managing and growing their business. For locations and hours, visit www.SunshineAce.com.

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