Brooks Fishing Club


2019-2020 Member Meeting Speakers

12 November 2019   Bob Guetzlaff

Capt. Bill Russell spoke to our group last November. He fishes out of Pine Island Sound and lives in Matlacha. Many of our members have fished with Capt. Russell and his other two Captains over past years. 

10 December 2019   Bill Valpey  

Jim Weeks of Weeks fishing camp and Horse Weeks Seafood store in Bonita Springs be telling the history of the weeks fishing camp and growing up on the water here. Jim says he will enjoy sharing his stories with the club and answering questions.

14 January 2020          Paul Cherubino

Capt. Debbie Hanson

Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and USCG licensed freshwater charter captain living in Estero, Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. She is also a weekly contract blogger for

Debbie will be talking about “Spring Bass Fishing Strategies for Southwest Florida” and will plan on bringing several lures, rods, etc. to use as visual aids. Speaking points will be as follows:

*Why you should be using solar lunar tables.

*Which baits to use in which water conditions.

*Reasons you’re not catching and how to change your luck.

*Components of a good fishing spot.

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11 February 2020    Paul Cherubino

Dan Andrews captains for clean water will give us an update on activities to clean up our water.

10 March 2020  Wayne Wickens

Speaker  from the Conservancy will be discussing water Quality issues that the conservancy is active in. 

14 April 2020