continued on page 28 THE OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE WEST PALM BEACH FISHING CLUB SPRING 2016 VOL 81, NO. 1 In This Issue... • Upcoming Club Events • Annual Award & Contest Winners • Conservation News • Member News & Much More! continued on page 30 Watching the evening news a few months ago three items appeared in suc- cession that caught my attention.  First, a news report indicated that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) would continue discharging billions of gallons of freshwater from Lake Okeechobee into the St. Lucie River for weeks to come. Next up was a related news story highlighting a visit by a tenured politician from Tallahassee who was touring the affected region. These two reports were immediately followed by an adver- tisement for a new St. Lucie riverfront development featuring beautiful estate homes with scenic views from the $500’s up to $1 million+.  I’m certain I was not the only one who saw the irony of that ad appearing when it did.  These events have been playing out in south Florida for more than 40 years. The only difference is the volume of water has increased, the politicians are different (but the rhetoric is the same) and regional growth is now reach- ing a point where many  by Tom Twyford, WPBFC President HowtoKillanEstuary.... andHowtoSaveIt Headlines from the past several decades say it all... No other person since John Rybovich has made such an indelible impact on the West Palm Beach Fishing Club (WPBFC) and its charitable affiliate, the Palm Beach County Fishing Foundation (PBCFF), than SandraTaylorKaupe. Sandy was a devoted family person, an accomplished hunter and angler, and a dedicated conservationist. She was a former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissioner and believed in sound resource management, often times letting her actions speak for themselves. “Her decades long, quiet approach proved exemplary,” declared WPBFC Chairman, Peter Schulz. A graduate of Rollins College in 1957, Sandy spent her life learning all about na- ture through hunting, fishing and ranching with family and friends. Her ranch prop- erty in Kenansville, Florida was placed into Lifetime Member Sandy Kaupe Passes continued on page 13 AFishing Club survey conducted years ago revealed that dolphin was the most soughtafter fish thatmemberstarget. Snook, kingfish and sailfish followed Mahi on the list. With prime-time dol- phin fishing upon us, we reached out to a few of the WPBFC’s recently featured guest speakers and several of the best dolphin anglers in our club for some pointers on baits, rigs, tackle and techniques that will help anyone heading offshore the Palm Beaches in search of Mahi this season…. • Gene Waller – For years Gene Waller has been among the club’s most successful dolphin anglers. While he trolls rigged ballyhoo like most dolphin seekers, his most productive ‘go to’ bait through the years has been rigged squid. “I can’t believe more people