Burnt Store Isles Boat Club
Punta Gorda Florida

New Conservation Regulations for Fishing

Gleaned from the May 3, 2019, edition of the Boca Beacon:

As a result of the impact of Red Tide in SW Florida: beginning May 11, 2019, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will extend its current conservation measures for red drum, snook and spotted seatrout. 

The area affected extends from Tampa to Naples.

Effective May 11, 2019:

            ·   Snook and red drum will remain catch-and-release only through May 31,                       2020.

            ·   Spotted seatrout will be catch-and-release only, including no commercial                       harvest through May 31, 2020.

It is hoped these measures will provide sufficient time for these fisheries to recover.


Commodore: Dennis Waryjas

Vice Commodore: Jeff Jarr
Rear Commodore: Dave Perkins

Fleet Captain: Rick Doll

Treasurer: Jim Ellsworth

Secretary: Ed Nowak

Social Director: Linda Powell

IT Director: Bob Brennan

Past Commodore: Ron Levis

Alligator Creek Navigation

Alligator Creek: A reminder that Hurricane Irma affected safe navigation of Alligator Creek, which requires increased awareness when transiting to and from the harbor. Alligator Creek falls within the County, which means any changes to the current NAVAIDS requires Coast Guard permitting—a lengthy process.

Boater Warning Alligator Creek

Katrina McIntosh, Burnt Store Isles

Hazard to boaters in alligator creek: My husband and I came into alligator creek with the tide at -.25 (that is .25 below 0) and red marker 24A by Riviera marina was almost completely submerged. That means at normal tide levels, when more boats will be going through the creek (especially sailboats) this could cause major damage.
Recommend you stay close to Green Marker 25. We are notifying the county.

BSIBC began in 1989 with 52 Charter Members, as a boating club for residents of Burnt Store Isles, in Punta Gorda, FL.  BSIBC promotes safe boating, furthering our boating and marine education, supporting our law enforcement agencies, protecting our marine environment and enjoying good fellowship among the boating and non-boating members of Burnt Store Isles, Fl.

Next Waypoints

To see pictures from the Tarpon Lodge click HERE

Pelican Bay Picnic Cruise

The man, the legend, Bill Schmidt is organizing this boat only event to the luscious shores of Pelican Bay, Come relax, enjoy, and have fun.

When: Wed, June 12, 2019

Where: Pelican Bay

RSVP Deadline: Fri June 7, 2019

Click HERE to see the flyer with all the details!

July 4th Celebration

July 4th. Celebrate. Enjoy. Hurricane Charley's. Attend

When: Thu, July 4 2019

Where: Hurricane Charley's

RSVP Deadline: Sun June 26, 2019

Click HERE to see the flyer with all the details!

Green Flash Cruise

Our Fleet Captain is organizing a Boat or Car Cruise to THE Green Flash Restaurant on Captiva Island. Please join your boating friends on a ride down the intercoastal for a great lunch at the Green Flash on Captiva Island.

When: Thu, July 20 2019

Where: The Green Flash Restaurant

RSVP Deadline: Sun July 7, 2019

Click HERE to see the flyer with all the details!

BSIA/BSIBC Monthly Mixer :

2 FOR 1 Happy Hour drink pricing now in effect! 
Meet your boat club friends at Twin Isles Country Club from 4:30 to 6:30 pm and stay for dinner if you like.
See the flyer for all the particulars.

BSIBC Fishing Club

Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month at 9 am at the Alligator Creek location of the Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center; 10941 Burnt Store Road, Punta Gorda.

Seawall Replacement

The current seawall replacement sequence information can be found on the City's website at http://ci.punta-gorda.fl.us/government/public-works/storm-related-seawall-failures


Weather station for Peace River Marker 4

The Weather Station is up and running!!!

To access the information go to The Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance web page (boat2puntagorda.org) and click on the "Current Wx" tab and follow the directions. The weather (wind speed, direction, humidity, gusts, rain, etc.) is updated every 15 minutes. This is the ONLY on-the-water weather station on Charlotte Harbor.


Please Sound your HORN when entering and exiting the BSI rim canal via the old lock. 

It's the law!

Greetings and a sincere welcome from the Burnt Store Isles Boat Club. We hope you spend some moments investigating the various pages of our website to get a flavor for who we are and what we do.


The primary purpose of our club has always been to foster good fellowship through our shared interest in boating, fishing and non-boating social activities.


As residents of Burnt Store Isles we share important information relating to our waterways, which we obtain from other area boating and non-boating groups.


You don’t have to own a boat to be a club member. Hitching rides with those who do have boats is encouraged and expected. We host cruises once a month, as well as monthly mixers and the occasional dinner dance and annual club meeting.


Within the Club is a fishing club which meets regularly to discuss fishing with guest speakers, and spin yarns about the big one that got away.


If you live in Burnt Store Isles, please review our website and click to read “Member Benefits.” If you like what you see, consider joining us.


We have a great club. Join us in celebrating one of the loveliest boating areas in our country.




Dennis J. Waryjas

Commodore, 2019


Click to read "member benefits"

Please click the links below to download a membership form and information sheet.

New Membership Application
(New & existing esidents of BSI)
  (Current BSIBC Members)