MARCO ISLAND, Fla. (Sept. 5, 2013) — The Tire Industry Association (TIA) will host a fishing tournament Feb. 20, 2014, as part of its annual OTR Conference, scheduled for Marco Island Feb. 19-22.
The tournament is scheduled for between 1 and 5 p.m., and participants may choose between backwater or offshore fishing, TIA said.
The backwater fishing trip will take participants on a scenic trip of the area's bays, mangrove islands and tidal creeks in search of mangrove snapper, trout, redfish, Jack Cravelle and other fish, the association said. The offshore trip will be three to 20 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, depending on sea conditions, in search of grouper, snapper, cobia, king mackerel and Spanish mackerel, it said.
The fee for either fishing trip is $200 per person, including transportation, box lunch, beverages and a gratuity to the captain. The charters provide the rods, tackle and bait, and no fishing license is required. Only registered conference attendees may participate.
For more information about the conference, contact LaKisha Pindell, TIA director of meetings, at 800-876-8372 ext. 104 or via email at [email protected] Registration forms may be downloaded from TIA's website.www.tireindustry.org