2022 October A Night with Captain Judy Helmey

The Skidaway Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) welcomes Captain Judy Helmey, owner of Miss Judy Charters, on Monday, October 10th at St. Peter's Church beginning at 7PM.  She will show slides of her aimage-20220921111344-1.jpegdventures and share 'fish tales" of her days on the water with her dad Sherman "Moose" Helmey.

A fixture on Savannah's waterways for decades, Miss Judy Charters is an inshore, offshore and Gulf Stream fishing charter company.  The fleet includes seven inshore boats and three offshore boats.  Captain Sherman Helmey and a young Judy participated in many fishing tournament together.  He named several of his boats 'Miss Judy" after his daughter.

Sherman Helmey, or "Moose" as he was known, originally owned Helmey's Garage.  He was a talented auto mechanic, installing secret compartments in autos and truck during Prohibition and where he reportedly encountered "Big Al Capone”.  Always an avid fisherman, when he retired from the auto repair business in 1948, he decided he would start charging friends to take them fishing something he'd been doin at no charge. He furnished bait, tackle, ice, and water at a cost of $6.00 per person, a steep price back in the day.

image-20220921111755-3.jpegCaptain Judy took the reins from her father in the 1960's.  Today, she carries on his legacy, offering customized  fishing journeys for anglers making a life-long memories on the water.  She holds eight state fishing records and two world record catches.  Captain Judy is also a memoir author, having penned the book "My Father, the Sea & Me", published in May 2022.  She will bring copies with her to be purchased at a discount and autographed.

The CCA’s November raffle prize is a 4 hour inshore fishing trip with Captain Judy Charters, a $440.00 value.  Please note, gratuity is not included.

CCA is a non-profit organization with chapters on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf Coasts.  For more information about CCA of Skidaway, contact Dave Devore, (330) 329-6457.  For more information about CCA’s Georgia District, contact Tom Rood, 598-9753.  For information about this month’s meeting and seminar, contact Paulette Hamilton, (610) 509-0279.

October 10th, 2022 7:00 PM through  9:00 PM
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