Naples Fundraiser

The Naples Fundraiser on Saturday, February 19, 6-9 pm will have some fantastic auction items. Some will be available for phone in bids. See the complete list here.

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust

Naples Fundraiser

Auction Items

When: February 19, 2011; 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Conservancy of Southwest Florida, 1450 Merrihue Drive, Naples, Florida 34102

RSVP required: email or 321-674-7758

The following are items available for Live Auction and Phone In bids:

Fishing Charters

We are very pleased that Captain Steve Huff has donated a day of guided fishing. It is impossible to book a trip with Captain Huff unless you have been a long-time client, so this is big.

We are also honored that Captain Kevin Mihailoff has donated a day of guided fishing. Kevin is among the top of the new generation of guides, so his donation is an honor.

Fishing Trips


Delphi Lodge, Abaco – exquisite facilities and excellent bonefish fishing at this top-shelf lodge. Trip includes 3 nights with 2 days of fishing for 2 people; airport transfers to and from lodge.

Abaco Lodge, Abaco – A 4 night, 3 days fishing, two-person trip to the central region of the famous Abaco Marls.  Trip includes: round trip transfer from the Marsh Harbour airport to the lodge; food and bar; 3 days guided fishing; fuel.  Not included: airfare, fishing tackle, gratuities for staff.  Must be used within one year, date restrictions apply.  Can’t be used in to replace a reservation already in place.  Filming site of Pirates of the Flats.



El Pescador Lodge – A realistic opportunity for a Grand Slam. This is where the TV series Buccaneers and Bones was filmed. A Forbes Traveler Top 10 Luxury Eco-resort.  Includes 6 nights lodging and 3 days guided fishing for 2, based on double occupancy with shared boat/guide; roundtrip land, air and sea transfers between Belize city and El Pescador, hotel tax, sales tax where applicable; 3 meals per day and hors d’oeuvres; local Belizean beverages (including soda, beer and rum) consumed at Lodge bar, complimentary use of all amenities (pools, WIFI, gym, kayaks, bikes, etc.) and a welcome drink.  Not included: additional activities, gratuities for guides and lodge staff, fishing licenses, imported drinks purchased in Lodge bar, gift and fly shop purchases.


Yucatan, Mexico

Boca Paila Lodge – A true saltwater fishing paradise located within the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve.  Included: a 7 night, 6 day trip for two; transfers from Cancun; double occupancy accommodations, all meals and guided fishing.



Tim Borski Bonefish Art Abel fly reel, #2 of 100


Items available for Silent Auction bidding at the event:

Fishing Trips


H2O Bonefishing, Grand Bahama – An outfit with excellent guides, this island offers the best shot at double-digit bonefish outside of the Florida Keys.  Trip includes a 4 night, 3 days of fishing, two person, double-occupancy trip.  Included: 3 days guided fishing, private bath, A/C.  Not included: guide gratuities, breakfast, dinner.  Date restrictions apply.

Andros South Lodge, Andros – A 7 night, 6 days of fishing, one person trip.  Included in the trip: guided fishing with two anglers per boat; single-occupancy lodging; all meals including alcohol; loaner fly and spinning tackle; terminal tackle and flies; transfers between the Congo Town airport on South Andros and lodge; emergency medical services by Global Rescue.  Not included: staff gratuities, airfare to Congo Town.

Yucatan, Mexico

Pesca Maya Lodge – A first class lodge in the heart of flats country, fishing for bonefish, tarpon, permit, snook, and more. Seven night, 6 day, two angler trip, double occupancy with private bath and A/C.  Trip includes: round trip transfer Cancun – Lodge – Cancun; all inclusive meal plan; national alcoholic beverages; six days guided flats fishing by boat including fuel.  Not included: airfare, fishing tackle, gratuities for staff.  Valid from February 1, 2011 – February 28, 2012.

United States

River Palm Cottages, Indian River Lagoon, Florida – Excellent for inshore and offshore fishing, prime Permit fishing location with opportunity for tarpon and snook in the same charter. Included: 3 day, 2 night trip for up to 3 anglers in shared cabin, ½ day trip with Capt. Rufus Wakeman for up to 3 anglers, and full day trip with Capt. Mike Holliday for up to 3 anglers; participation in BTT permit tagging program, Guides will meet anglers in the mornings at the River Palm docks.

Pine Point Lodge, Minnesota – Walleye, bass, northern pike, and more in the heart of Voyageurs National Park.


Tibor Everglades fly reel, engraved

Passion for Tarpon, by Andy Mill, signed by the author

Jack Gartside tarpon flies

Two Sage 12 weight fly rods

Sage custom Z Axis 8 weight fly rod from Mangrove Outfitters

Guy Harvey signed book

Plus gear from Orvis, Sage, Costa, TFO Rods, High Sierra, Patagonia, All Star Rods, Yeti Coolers, Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, Outback, Carbon Marine, Columbia, James Harris Art, Harry Stoiber Art, and more.