This is the time of the year when Tom Van Horn, Coastal Angler Magazine Orlando Staff Writer, holds the annual Central Florida Shad and Crappie Derby. This is third year of this great fishing event. It is held from December 17, 2011 to March 17, 2012 in the Greater Orlando area.
This fresh water fishing tournament is a CPR event. That means each angler catches, photographs and releases each fish the angler catches. This tournament is absolutely free and is open to all anglers who register at any of the central Florida sponsor sign-up spots.
There are very few rules. Anglers can fish any location in the entire state of Florida. There is no fishing time limit. Fish when ever you want where ever you want. All registered anglers must log into and upload their catch photos to www.cfshadderby.com. All photos must be taken using the official derby measuring device and include the official derby sponsor token.
This can be a family event everyone can enjoy. So go to the derby home page and find a sign-up sponsor location and sign up. Remember the tournament is free.
Be safe in the Florida sunshine and have a great and safe day on the water.