Two days to go. Weather is still changing so I’m not going to jinx anything. On The Water is sending out an email blast today with Headhunt details on it so may get a barrage of boats signing up last second. Or not. Either way, should have a good number of boats this year to vie for the 10th Annual title – which is about as big as it gets.
For tourney day, we will use channel 69 again for tourney chatter. Remember, lines in at 4 am and out at 2 pm – you have until 3:30 to get your fish to Land Ho. 3:31 and you’re out. Last year was a good build up, had some big fish in early and then the champs pulled in to take it with minutes to go.
Got an email from Billy Hadfield last night – still holds the record for biggest fish in Headhunt history with a 39 lber a few years ago to take the title. Another contender whose entry has hit the Vegas boards and changed up the odds a bit. Team Jackal has now slid 2 spots, down to 237-1.
I also see that my wife has stirred the pot a little. She asked to listen in on our team conference call last night, only to thrash me, and the team after. Good to see such support from the family. Between Billy Burke banning fried chicken on the boat, to Kate’s public insubordination, the odds are against us even from the inside. We will overcome.
Good to see some good blog chatter last few days. Even better to see Team Powe – or whatever the crew is now called on Seamus’ Jailbreak – falling apart. Petey seems like the only one with his head in the game and his description of his team sounded pretty spot on. More button down shirts and ‘me first’ attitudes on that boat. 5 crewmembers, 5 cabs home.
The crew on Ocean Effects Charters should be interesting as well. Two new crewmembers from Buffalo should really tip the odds. Tried to help them prepare this week with a few emails and all I got in return was a hissy fit for swearing over email. Real salty.
5 time champs Mike O’Brien and crew on Arlie Ex are still a force. Have been quiet pre-tourney but we know that won’t be the case Friday at the Stove.
Anyway, Hot Stove on Friday should be good – Team Jackal will be there 5 – 8 pm. If you have any last minute registrations/cash – feel free to swing by. Otherwise, you can always drop off registrations/cash at my brother Seans – 26 Vacation Lane in Harwich, or Sunrise Bait & Tackle.
Let’s hear some pre-fishing reports, and any side bets. Smart money says Team Jackal is missing fried chicken no later than 7:15 Sat am.