It is all coming down to the final week before the HeadHunt and things need to get cleaned up and “fired up” a bit. July 25th seemed so far but it has now crept up on us like an eel that escaped the bucket .
The HeadHunt planning continues to be in full force and this year it seems to be more work than usual – at least for me. At this time I often wonder why I/we do this as the planning, promoting, website, t-shirt sales, banquet set-up, and blah blah – it takes a ton of time and I lose focus on what exactly all of the reward is?
This tournament has never been a money making endeavor on any level and in fact we have lost money every year. I bring this up because the bigger the tournament gets, the more people criticize and critique every move. But what can you do? We just want to do this for fun.
This year we are even going to donate some $$ (if we get enough people) to create a scholarship for local Harwich high school student. This tournament was started for the locals, and will always be about them, so we want to make it so we can give something back.
I have a 2 and 4 year old and a new boat and all I want to do is fish and spend time with my kids this summer but once again, the headhunt takes time, planning, money, and work. I’m not sure people understand how much, but we’d love some more help next year. Tara, O’Brien, Sunrise and everyone have been huge in helping us, but we can always use some more help.
Alright enough of my whining! But thanks for letting me get that off my chest you chumps and for all our hard work we just need those who are in to sign up and pay up now so we can make this whole thing happen in a quality manner.
We have a sweet group of new entries and a bunch of awesome sponsors but it is now time to sign up to actually be in this thing so we can check out the full “field” of teams.
I am off cape for a couple of days but will be back this weekend to hype this up and back to fish next week as much as possible and hit the Hot Stove and other local spots with my teammates in preparation to win it this year. It is year six and we have come in second by ounces 3 times now so I want this more this year than any other past seasons.
Where are Escape landscape and Rob’s team? Lewis and Corduroy? Platinum builders and Spirro and his crew? Jack and Jamie and and and and….
The outsiders are taking this thing over which is cool with my brother and me as it means more exposure but I/we do not want to hear that other teams are taking the event away from Harwich. As far as I am concerned this is REAL fishing tournament again this year so I/we do not want to hear any more excuses as to why you could not fish July 25th in a legit bass fishing tournament, which is what we thought this area needed.
It is go time TEAMS!!!!
So let’s go !
Before I go we once again need to give a full shout out to our great sponsors!
Harwich Port Boat Yard
Artist Jean Burke
Sunrise Bait and Tackle
Villa Roma Restaurant
Hot Stove Saloon
ESPtees screen printing and embroidery
Jail Break Sportfishing
O’Brien Pest Control
Talk of the Town Café’
Monahan & Co. Fine Jewelers, est. 1815
Jake Rooney’s Restaurant
Kusmin Family Builders
Locario’s Tennis Center
Fred Murtha-Home/R.V. service/repairs
Hedmark General Contracting