Paradise Bay & Sarasota Bay

Boating & Fishing Club

January 2022 Newsletter

Happy New Boating & Fishing Year! Time to get out there and use all those wonderful presents you bought for yourself to catch fish or go boating?

January is going to be busy! We host Coffee Hour January 3rd.  PB Hall, volunteers come at 9:00 AM. Wear your Club shirts or hats and remember Club pays for your coffee and donuts.

January 4th 9:00 AM Club meeting, PB Hall. We will announce when the Coast Guard Boat Inspections commences. It depends on their availability of the stickers for the new year.

One Day Fishing Contest is scheduled January 19th with rain date January 20th.

FRANK & BEAN Dinner is January 29th, PB Hall 4PM – 6PM. Volunteers are needed to make this a successful fund-raising event! We donate to both Sarasota Bay and Paradise Bay Activity Clubs and this event gives us the opportunity to be generous to groups unable to raise funds to continue.

Our generous donation is visible each evening on the canal going out the Bay. We purchased the Coast Guard approved lights on the posts marking the canal. Volunteers keep our docks and boat storage area up to date and tidy. Thanks to Scotty Yates our Dockmaster and his crew!

RED Tide is OVER for now and the Bay and Gulf are healing. Fish are returning and anglers are signing the boards for contests. We do have a running contest every day of each month. Dues of $10.00 make members eligible to win awards every day of Season. Members enjoy our two luncheons, the Chili Luncheon in February, and Fish Fry in March.   You do not have to own a boat or even fish to be a member. We welcome all residents of Sarasota Bay and Paradise Bay to join.

New SPF 50 Shirts are coming!

Hope to see you all at our Frank & Bean Dinner!

Rick Plite, President

Chris Matteson, Vice President

Kevin Sullivan, Treasurer

Sheila Gilstrap, Secretary

Boat/Fishing Club Recent Articles

  • Dockmaster Scotty Yates Update +

    May 21, 2022

    GREETINGS FROM THE PARADISE BAY DOCKMASTER

    Well, it is summertime at Paradise Bay and the fun is just getting started.

    The best excitement so far.... Jim Gath in his kayak, single handed rescued and towed a 22 ft. “Trophy” boat to safety at the dock while 4 Paradise Bay Boaters cheered him on. Good job Jim!!

    The Paradise Bay main boat ramp at 5 th street is scheduled to start work soon.

    I will post the schedule as we get closer to the construction date. If you need your boat in or out of the water during the down time on the ramp the North Coquina Beach Ramp is very accessible.

    Do not use the Paradise Bay gravel ramp at 103 rd St Ct.

    If you choose to use The Paradise Bay Ramp at 106 th St, be advised, it is in terrible condition with a 2

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  • April 5th Boating & Fishing Club Meeting Notes +

    April 5, 2022

    Paradise Bay Sarasota Bay Boating & Fishing Club

     

    President: Larry Blank

    Vice President: Chris Matteson

    Treasurer: Kevin Sullivan

    Secretary: George Mullen

    The meeting was called to order at 9:00am by President Larry Blank with 46 members present.

    Secretary: March Minutes were Read.

    Vice President: Chris Matteson spoke about the Easter Dinner and passed a clip board for volunteers to help. Chris also thanked Sandy VanEtten, for the donation of a Penn Rod and Reel that was won by Steve Lucas. Chris also spoke about needing volunteers to chair the various activities in the Boat and Fishing Club.

    Treasurer: Kevin Sullivan Gave the monthly Treasurer Report, and Awarded Fishing Contest Prizes to the Winners,
    Kevin discussed the Clubs New shirt design ideas, after several ideas from the membership were expressed there was a committee formed to finalize the design.

    That committee includes, Sheila Gilstrap, Jim and Sharon

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  • March 17th 2022 One Day NON WINNERS Fishing Contest RESULTS +

    Spotted Sea Trout 

    Gregg Ennis 17" st ($15)

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  • Winning Ticket for Rod Reel Raffle +

    Winning ticket drawn for the rod an reel the PB/SB fishing Club 

    To claim Rod Reel contact Chris Matteson at 231 740 2237

    Ticket number 644700

     

    fishing_winning_ticket.jpg

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  • March 10th 2022 One Day Fishing Contest +

     March 10th 2022 Fishing Contest
    Sheepshead
    1st John Sparks 17 5/8" ($15)
    2nd Jim Tamski 16 1/4" ($10)
    Spotted Seatrout
    1st Rick Plite 17" ($15)
    Spanish Mackerel
    Brad Irwin 23 7/8" ($15)
    Norm Kitchen 23 1/8" ($10)
    Pete Pellegrino 22 1/2" ($5)
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  • March 2022 Minutes +

    March 1, 2022

    Paradise Bay Sarasota Bay Boating & Fishing Club

    President, Rick Plite

    Vice President, Chris Matteson

    Treasurer, Kevin Sullivan

    Secretary, Sheila Gilstrap

    The meeting was called to order at 9:00 AM by President Rick Plite with 45 members present. Rick thanked Sheila Gilstrap for her 10 years serving as Secretary and was presented a bouquet of flowers.

    MOTION: Award Membership Dues waived for Sheila for her service. PASSED

    ELECTION OF OFFICERS 2022-2023 Season

    President: Larry Blank

    Vice President: Chris Matteson

    Treasurer: Kevin Sullivan

    Secretary: George Mullen

    MOTION: Slate of Officers to serve 2022-2023 PASSESD

    VP Report: Chris announced 50/50 Today and subsequent meetings. Sandy VanEtten donated a Rod from her husband Tom, chances are available until March 10, 2022. A clipboard was passed for volunteer opportunities for our club’s many activities.

    Treasurer: Contest Award winners read, monthly report, Submission accepted. Kevin Thanked Rod Kramer for his donation of

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  • February Monthly Contest 2022 +

    February 28, 2022

    February Monthly Fishing Contest

    Black Drum

    1st Brian Bourgeois 22"

    Pompano

    1st Ed Springer 17 1/4"

    2nd Ge Stepanski 13 3/4"

    3rd Bill Vasel 13 1/2"

    Sheepshead

    1st Brad Irwin 19"

    2nd George Cook 18"

    3rd Rod Kramer 16 1/2"

    Bluefish

    1st Rod Kramer 16 3/4"

    2nd Norm Kitchen 15 1/2"

    3rd Gil Gallardo 12 3/4"

    Black Sea Bass

    1st Rick Plite 11"

    2nd Kris Lemonds 10 1/2"

    Red Grouper

    1st Steve Lucas 26 1/2"

    2nd Rod Kramer 22 1/2"

    Spotted Seatrout

    1st Rod Kramer 26"

    2nd Ed Springer 21 1/2"

    3rd John Mattei 21"

    Permit

    1st Brian Bourgeois 14"

    Flounder

    1st Bill Vasel 14"

    Spanish Mackerel

    1st Gil Gallardo 24"

    2nd Pete Pellgrino 21 1/2"

    T3rd Joyce Stepanski 20 1/2"

    T3rd Dave Hornstein 20 1/2"

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  • Calendar 2022-2023 +

    2022 – 2023 Boat & Fish Club Calendar of Events

    NOVEMBER 2022

    11/7/22 MON 9:30 AM Host Coffee Hour PB Hall

    11/8/22 TUE 9:00 AM Club Meeting PB Hall

    11/17/22 THURS One Day Fish Contest

    11/18/22 FRI Fish Contest Rain Date

    DECEMBER 2022

    12/6/22 TUE 9:00 AM Club Meeting PB Hall

    12/15/22 THURS One Day Fish Contest

    12/16/22 FRI Fish Contest Rain Date

    JANUARY 2023

    1/2/23 MON 9:30 AM Host Coffee Hour PB Hall

    1/3/23 TUE 9:00 AM Club Meeting PB Hall

    1/19/23 THURS One Day Fish Contest

    1/20/23 FRI Fish Contest Rain Date

    FEBRUARY 2023

    2/7/23 TUE 9:00 AM Meeting  PB Hall

    2/09/23 THURS Women’s Only Fish Contest

    2/10/23 FRI Fish Contest Rain Date

    2/16/23 THURS One Day Fish Contest

    2/17/23 FRI Fish Contest Rain Date

    2/18/23 FRI 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CPR/AED PB Hall

    2/25/23 SAT 4-6 PM Frank & Bean Dinner PB Hall

    2/28/23         TUE 11:00 MARCH/Meeting/Chili Luncheon

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  • March 2022 Newsletter +

    Paradise Bay Sarasota Bay Boating & Fishing Club

    February has been a busy month, thanks to Mark and Gail Noren who oversaw the busy and successful Coast Guard Auxiliary boat safety inspections.  Rick Plite led 9 vessels on a journey, he reported:      As far as the boat trip we had a fun trip with 9 boats exploring Palma Sola Bay and a couple canals. Then we watched the rocket launch from Palma Sola Bay and continued to the end of Anna Maria Island. We went through the passage and around the Bimini Bay Area and returned on the west side of the bay by the Billfish boat launch and back to the park. Seems like the trip was enjoyed by all who participated.  A second trip will be on Feb 24, with wind and weather dictating if we go south or north.  

    Looking ahead the March 1 meeting will

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  • February One Day Fishing Contest +

    Paradise Bay / Sarasota Bay Boating & Fishing Club

    February 16, 2022

    One-Day Fishing Contest

    Sheepshead

    1st John Sparks 16 1/2"

    1st Norm Kitchen 16 1/2"

    2nd Jim Tamski 16 1/4"

    3rd Pete Pelegrino 15 3/4"

    Spotted Seatrout

    1st Rick Plite 17 1/2"

    2nd Norm Kitchen 16 ¼"

    3rd Pete Pelegrino 15 ?/? "

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Greetings from the Paradise Bay Dockmaster

dockmasterTo those of you I have not met yet, let me introduce myself. My name is Scotty Yates, I am a full-time resident of Paradise Bay Estates for over six years. I am honored to have been asked to be the Dockmaster for Paradise Bay Estates.

We are making great strides in improving the quality of boating in Paradise Bay Estates, especially the security of docks, boat storage lot & the “Million Dollar Lot.”

We have new security cameras, a new fence surrounding the perimeter of the boat yard & new gates
The “Million Dollar Lot” now has a fence that defines Paradise Bay Property and most importantly we now have a new professional Security Patrol Team.

Shareholders, Renters & Guests are required to place Paradise Bay stickers or Day Passes on vehicles, boat trailers & boats. With the proper Paradise Bay stickers our new Security Team can control unauthorized & unidentified vehicles parked on park property which will be towed at owner’s expense.

At the time of this letter we have over 70 people on the dock waitlist. When signing up for the docklist you must read the Dock Rules & Regulations to make sure you qualify.  Shareholders that have docks are required to use the docks under our Rules & Regulations.

Complete detailed Rules & Regulations (pdf)

Paper copies of the 'Dock Rules'  are also available at the Paradise Bay Estates Office.

Thank you, and looking forward to meeting all the boaters in the near future.

Scotty Yates
Paradise Bay Estates
Dock Master