Joined: Feb. 2004
||Posted: April 23 2004,19:50
Hi Capt Jim, Chefmik, Fishunter1....Thanks for the opportunity to share with you all a little bit of the west coast.
Mike and Jim you will probably be surprised but I now work at Laishley Marine and I am running the kayak shop there as of three weeks ago. I am having a great time talking to both experienced paddlers and newbies alike.
Some of the side benefits are that I am in constant touch with some of the best fishermen and guides is the area so the info I get is accurate and up to date.
As far as the DOA POA Tourney, I wont be able to fish it cause I am on the tounament committee, but I will be there for the capts meeting and the final decision of the different category results as well as the awards dinner.
The rules are similar to the Extreme tourney you guys attended.... cameras issued at capts meeting with measuring tape and a small assortment of DOA lures which all contestant will use, fishing starts at safe light about 7:00 A.M. with first picture being one of rigged kayaks or canoes by waters edge, launching and fishing is allowed anywhere, there are no boundaries, cameras will be are turned in no later than 4:00 P.M. at Laishley marine.
Categories are Slam , most inches combined trout, redfish and snook, largest fish in four categories...snook,red,trout and other which could be ladyfish or jacks, and most spots on reds. Slam winner gets 300.00 plus new Ocean kayak.
This tourney will be attended by Mike Nichols the head of DOA lures and will include raffles and other give aways.
I invite you all to attend , I really enjoyed it last year when you guys came over , this should be lots of fun and we would get to share some time together and swap fishing tales.
One last thing, Fishhunter1 I will try and get you some info on Lovers Key area for the upcoming get together.