Joined: May 2004
||Posted: Mar. 21 2005,04:59
Ran across this report for Chrystal Murray on this weekends paddle fishing event in Tampa. Seems one of our members in mentioned prominantly:
7:27 PM 3/19/2005
124 paddle anglers this year in the Osprey Bay No Motor Tournament!
Thank you everyone for supporting the tournament. It's really great to look around and see not just the familiar faces but so many new ones too. You really are like a huge extended family. I had the opportunity to meet Capt. Greg Bowdish from Matlacha who caught a crab on fly, and had a snake land in his kayak, Patrick and David, young guns from Ft. Myers who slept in their vehicle the night before, Capt. Bryan McGowan from Jacksonville and Carol who drove here from her Ft. Lauderdale Kayak Fishing Club all by herself to fish in a strange place. You guys represent the true spirit of "Adventure Kayak Fishing".
I am sure Tom will me send the list of who won what that I will post here, and if anyone has photos, I hope they will post them as well. Congratulations to all of you.
As it turns out, I get to leave on vacation for a few days with my family. Please, if you have any suggestions for next year's tournament e-mail those to me at Chrystal@onshoreoffshore.com That was so helpful last year in planning this year's event.
Thank you to Alberto from Ocean Kayak, Dave H. & Dave S. from Heritage Kayaks, Carl Anderson from Suntamer Hats, XTools, Capt. Charles Wright, Big Fish Tackle Co. MirrOlure, D.O.A., Cossta Del Mar and everyone else who sponsored the tournament.
Thank you to Capt. Tommy Zeismann. for helping the out-of-town anglers get their bearings, thank you to Alexis Trotter Snook Biologist from FWRI for speaking with everyone about our beloved fish and Chris Homer from the Saltwater Fly Fisherman for the fly casting lessons.
Thank you to Kim, Tom, Stew, Lauren, Amanda, Jeff, Sean, Mark, John, Carrie, Lana and Larry from Osprey Bay Outdoors for working so hard to make this happen each year.
And again, thank you for making this the best tournament, with the best paddle-anglers in the whole wide world.
Congrats, Carol. When can we expect a fuller debriefing?