Tomorrow night will be some good pre-game festivities – Team Jackal will be at the Hot Stove by around 5, and will try to get out of there early. Last year our RI
teammate convinced our captain they should stay up late drinking and sleep on the boat, and let’s just say that the captain provided his own chum slick on the way out that morning. I’ll be keeping a close eye on my team this year, and will resort to force to get the team to bed early if need be.
On other teams, sounds like Team Powe has some team chemistry issues – again. I hear their fighting about their team name, who is paying what, and who the best fisherman is. I still love hearing the tall tales of the fishing expertise of the crew who pays to charter a boat, brings bananas on the boat, and last year even had a crew member wearing a polo button down. Either way, they’re done before they leave the dock, and that is what the fans really want.
We also have new entry ‘Bad Larry’ out of Osterville. Should be interesting, they have two tourney vets on board (one of whose boats is in the shop) but a rookie captain and a wildcard from Boston. Word is the captain is driving down after a night out in Boston, and has to be back for a family dinner that night – I don’t think he knows what he’s in for.
On the fishing front, sounds like the fishing is pretty hot out there right now, question will be if the size is there. We’ll be out there somewhere between Wildcat, Regal Sword, and the Flemish Cap looking for our winner, and may actually get some pre-fishing in tomorrow. Word is that channel 71 will be tourney channel, so please direct all trash talking chatter to that station. 4 years ago I remember it was great, about 7 tourney boats were stacked up on one rip, fish were everywhere and the trash talking was thick.
Sounds like there could be rain in our forecast, but the tourney will go on. Jake Rooney’s is set up for a great after party and they’ve been awesome in prepping for the tourney and getting us a good spread. Keep in mind, they do this for us on a good deal, so NO drinking your own beers in the parking lot (they’ll lose their license) and be kind to the staff (tip!). Some apps will be provided, but feel free to order off the menu as well.
Should be a good day, and hope to see folks at the Stove tomorrow. We’ll have t-shirts, and maybe cozies, to go around. Let’s do this (and hope that my wife makes it to her due date in a week and a half!)!!