Only two weeks to go. Get your registration forms in, and spread the word. We now have over 10 boats in, and we know a lot of folks wait until the last second. One quick update, but the blowout date is the following Saturday – August 1. This is a last resort, but make sure you all send us your names and numbers on the registrations, or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure we have your contact info in the unfortunate event we need to postpone a week due to weather. We had to do it the first year, Pete Connor can tell you about that.
We have also been hearing a few grumblings about allowing bayside fishing and charter fishing since they both may have an advantage. We hear you. This year however, we’re keeping it the wild west and anything goes. We’re new to this, and just trying to grow the event. We will definitely make some changes in the future, but for now, we just want as many people to participate as possible, have a good time, and hopefully catch some fish. This is not a big $$ tourney, but we agree that these things may have to be addressed in the future.
A group of us got out on the Jackal this Saturday, gorgeous day on the water, and the new rig ran great, but the fish let us down. We put out time in east of Chatham looking for tuna, but had no luck. The whale show was unreal, and the Michael Jackson (and later worse) jokes on channel 68 were interesting to say the least. There were reports of multiple hook ups, but we never saw a fish or another boat hook up near us in the fleet we were in. Either way, it was great to get out.
I’m going to be taking off the entire week off before the tourney, if anyone wants to meet up to fish, or talk strategy/trash over some beers, let me know. I’ll be between Harwich and Plymouth all week and looking to be on the water as much as possible. We also still have plenty of shirts available – so send in any orders and we’ll get them out. Had a guy today in Boston comment on how sweet he thought my shirt was, and brought his wife over to check it out which was kind of weird in reality, but at least we’re getting the word out.
Check out the set up for the scale for the weigh. Our boy Ethan Kusmin of Kusmin Family Builders (found me my house in Plymouth and do awesome work if anyone needs a builder) put this together and once we slap a few logos on here it will be good to go as the official weigh station. We’ll set this up using the scale from Sunrise Bait & Tackle and have it out back at Jake Rooney’s for the tourney.
Send us any reports you have and hope everyone can make it. Word on the street is that constant ribbing has turned Ben Allen against his family’s wishes and back into the tourney! This is huge. We blasted him on this very blog and he is now stepping up like a champ. Team Powe also got one of their members back who was going to a concert instead of the tourney but has since changed his mind. I love the priorities fellas – good to have you back.