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Annual Redfish Poker Tournament

Played just like 7 Card Stud Poker with the best 5 card hand winning the Championship, the twist is how the teams receive their cards.  Each team or individual will receive a playing card for each slot Redfish between 18” to 27” caught.  Where it becomes fun is that an 18” Redfish that is typically around 2 ¼ lbs. is now equal to that 27’ Redfish about 8 lbs. This makes it more fun because the average angler effectively now has the playing field leveled.

Merry Matlacha

The historic fishing village welcomes you to be a part of Merry Matlacha and join in the fun. Every weekend during the month of December 2012 the merchants and various organizations of Matlacha will have special events, music, caroling, dining, fishing, shopping, art openings, painting for kids of all ages, historic walking tours, and more. Each Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be very merry during Matlacha's second annual Merry Matlacha.
Historic Walking Tours of Matlacha Island
During this 55-60 minute guided walking tour offered by True Tour, you will learn how a sleepy fishing village became a mecca for artists and tourists. You’ll pass the place where all of the politics occur in Matlacha and see the site of the Annual Mullet Toss. You will also learn the location of tour guide Gina Taylor's favorite fishing hole as she introduces you to local plants and wildlife in their native habitat.