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                                                             The VNA Hits A Hole In One from page 1

Treasure Coast                                               them enough – all of the local   Third Place: Martin Health System – Team members: Tom Tarsia, Brent Colby, Alexis
                                                             businesses, those in attendance  Annrummo, Greg Wheeler - chairman, and Robert Hock
Outdoors                                                     and the VNA employees who
                                                             donated money, products, or
By Jim Weix                                                  services,” said Wheeler.
	 Grouper season                                             	 The highlight of the golf
opened May 1, so anglers                                     tournament was the Golf Ball
are adding them to the                                       Pro Launcher provided by
fish box. Everyone has                                       Par4Entertainment. All teams
their favorite method of                                     enjoyed a wonderful day of
grouper fishing. I like                                      golf at Willoughby, including
to anchor over good                                          our team winners: Seacoast
structure, and drop a slip                                   Bank which took first place,
sinker rig down with live                                    Crary Buchanan which placed
bait. If I don’t have live                                   second, and Martin Health
bait, cut bait and squid                                     System which placed third.
will work, but you will often end up with a bare hook        	 All proceeds from the two-
because of all the little fish.                              part event directly benefit the
	 Fortunately these nuisance fish, when caught, also         Visiting Nurse Foundation
make great bait. A fillet of blue runner, with the skin      and its mission to provide free
on, stays on the hook and grouper love them.                 healthcare and community
	 Another advantage of anchoring, is that it is easy
to put out a few flat lines with live bait. Dolphin and      Foundation Chairman Greg Wheeler, his wife Kim Wheeler, Second Place: Crary Buchanan – Team members: Gary
kingfish are always looking for an easy meal.                their daughter Shannon Smith, and son-in-law Greg Smith Fuduloff, Evans Crary, Bob Fletcher and Larry Crary
	 Although almost any structure can hold grouper,
I like fishing in the 150 to 200 depth range. It seems                                                                   outreach to those in need. The foundation uses charitable
that the structure in the 60 to 80 foot depth range is                                                                   contributions from its events to fund the Florence
just too heavily fished.                                                                                                 Nightingale Express mobile medical clinic, back to school
	 To find fishing spots, other than the ones everyone                                                                    physicals, college scholarships, and more.
seems to fish at, it pays to look for unique spots. Go                                                                   	 Since its creation in 1987, the Visiting Nurse
to https://www.martin.fl.us/martin-county-services/                                                                      Foundation has been funded solely by donations from
artificial-reef-locations. You will discover that there are                                                              present and former patients, employees, community
many great artificial reefs waiting to be “discovered.”                                                                  members, and fundraising events like the Annual Charity
	 Many of us were also hoping for some type of                                                                           Golf Tournament and Silent Auction, and the Annual
reasonable harvest of goliath grouper, but it is not                                                                     Charity Sporting Clay Shoot, which is being held this year
going to happen this year. That was the word handed                                                                      on Oct. 20 at Quail Creek Plantation in Okeechobee.
down by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation                                                                       	 For more information, or if you are interested in
Commission at its April meeting in Fort Lauderdale.                                                                      sponsoring or participating in a Visiting Nurse Foundation
The seven-member commission decided to not open                                                                          charitable event, please contact Greg Wheeler at Greg.
a season for goliath grouper at this time, but are still                                                                 Wheeler@vnaflorida.org or (772) 286-1844. For more
studying the issue.                                                                                                      information on the Visiting Nurse Foundation, please visit
	 Editor’s note: Jim Weix is an avid hunter, angler,                                                                     http://vnaflorida.org.
conservationist, as well as an outdoor writer. Jim
was recently inducted into the Wisconsin Waterfowl
Association’s Hall of Fame, for his work in helping
restore thousands of acres of wetlands. He is the owner
of The Real Estate Company, Inc. He can be reached
at (772) 288-1900 or by email: jimweix@jimweix.com.

                                                             Silent Auction Attendees: Debbie George, Claudet Mitchell,
                                                             Ann Young and Theresa Carr-Beditz from Palm City Millwork
                                                             and Elizabeth Fedele from Northern Trust

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