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February 16, 2012 Meeting Minutes

February 16, 2012 Meeting Minutes


JOSFC Regular Meeting Minutes

February 16, 2012


Meeting Chaired By:  President – Danny Del Rio

Note taker:  Secretary – Patti Kalaitzis

Member Present Absent Member Present Absent
Danny Del Rio X Larry Hixenbaugh X
Paul Gallup X Tom Darga X
Carol Hixenbaugh X Alan Shepard X
Patti Kalaitzis X Greg Wallace X
Will Aitken X Don Cook X
Steve Kalaitzis X



The meeting was called to order at 7:58pm.
If you are still interested please contact their office at (904) 745-3057, emails ~ Russ Brodie, Russel at,  Justin Solomon at
Tonight we stuffed 400 Captain bags and 160+ Junior Angler bags with lots of goodies!
Saturday, February 25th ~ The JOSFC’s 2012 El Cheapo Sheepshead Tournament is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet, and still only $60.00 / BOAT!  First place is a 2012 Carolina Skiff JVX – 18 Center Console Boat with a Mercury 4 stroke Outboard valued at over $20,000.00!        A.N._Sheepshead

Plus….. An Original Custom Oil Rendering of the winning fish, by Adam Nicholas Artworks valued at about $1500.00 + and Strike Zone is doing a taxidermy trophy for the winning fish! Second place will be a 2012 ATV 4 wheeler from First Coast Powersports of St. Augustine valued at over $5,000.00!  Pushing for 400 boats would like to have 500!
EL Cheapo Tournament volunteers are needed Friday, February 24th at 8:30am for lots of projects that need to be completed inside and outside of the club.

Captain’s Meeting is at 5:00pm. Currently we have 217 boats signed up at this time! See you all next week!
We are pleased to announce the FWC call for artificial reef grant applications for fiscal year 2012-13.  Please see the below attached .pdf file containing the grant application forms. The forms are an Adobe .pdf document with text fields that can be typed and printed from your computer.  For those of you with Adobe Writer, you will be able to save your text entries (for those with Adobe Reader your entries will not be saved, but you can still conveniently type and print your text entries from the form).  Applications must be received no later than Friday April 20, 2012, by 5pm. Print, fill out and submit!

POC Submission for the Grant:
Keith Mille, Environmental Specialist III
Division of Marine Fisheries – Artificial Reef Program
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street, Box 4B2
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600
office: (850) 617-9633
mobile: (850) 509-2974
fax: (850) 487-4847


Meeting will actually start about 5:30 PM with our El Cheapo Work detail “Stuffing the Captain’s Bags & Junior Angler Bags”!   Finishing up the bags, putting the clubhouse back together properly with chairs and tables in place for diner ~ PIZZA about 7:30 PM!


GUEST SPEAKER     Microphone

Our Guest Speaker is Jeff  Lageman speaking on Sheepshead fishing. Jeff and his partner Mike Hayes won second place in last year’s tournament. Learn the structure, use the proper bait (Fiddler crabs), know the current, tide, and the rocks. Jeff suggests use Wal-Mart’s 3/8oz/gold hooks (with the red package) ~ Jig heads (no special hook) ensure they are with the long shank. When fishing in your spot use 2-3 fiddlers per cast. The rod should have a flimsy tip. With these essential tips in mind, “You will catch Sheepshead!”


MEMBERSHIP     Welcome

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome Perry Arnold, Justin Mildrum, Windy Walters, and Ralph “BILL” Millen

FISHING REPORTS     <*))))><


According to the FWC Law Enforcement; website below is the best reference when looking up which fish species are opened or closed. Keep in mind changes daily.
New Fishing Rules book has been updated and printed as 8×11 ~ readable booklet. Copies are now available.
The JOSFC Fishing schedule will be passed out once confirmed with the SKA schedule, to prevent any conflicts.

Jack F. Ogin        1.65lbs        Whiting
Jarod L. Ogin        1.25lbs        Whiting

Way to go ANGLERS!



February 24th Preparations and set-up meeting Friday, 8:30am. We will need volunteers who drive trucks with a Military pass and ID to access the Naval Base to transport gear to and from the base. Captain’s meeting will begin at 5:00pm.
February 25th ~ 12th Annual El Cheap Sheephead Tournament Day
Volunteers are needed at 5:30am!

WEBSITE     web_links

Website is doing well. Please let us know your comments!

RAFFLE   Raffle_Tks

Raffle tickets can win you some great prices!
Raffle table has rod & reel, canvas tackle bags, line, pliers, and other great prices. Vacuuming honors for winning of the Rod/reel went to Jennifer Long ~

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 9:16pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Patti Kalaitzis


JOSFC Secretary




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