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Title: GS11 - Big Thank You to the Community. Much Love. Reports start on pg. 38
Post by: LoletaEric on October 16, 2016, 10:36:30 PM
Registration is now CLOSED!

We WILL have a new kayak as part of the raffle.  Our own RacinRob has confirmed a Wilderness Systems boat again - thank you, Rob!!  Each participant gets an entry toward the Grand Prize kayak.

The gear will have purple ink, and this year we'll have zip hoodies instead of pullovers.  The raffle will benefit PIF and HOW, and most of the other Gimme Shelter traditions are part of this year's plan as usual.  We'll have Gyotaku fish printing where kids 15 and under will print for free and possibly win a cash prize.  We'll have a potluck and raffle awards ceremony at the campground pavilion as it's been the last few years, and KayakJack and his volunteer army will bring back the awesome Taco Shack.  We'll have a safety meeting down at the ramp where my laptop might fly or my vehicle may instantly become disabled!  We'll have a fishing tournament where I've added a species - starry flounder, just to keep it interesting.  We'll hopefully have great diving and pre-fishing water and beautiful sunny days to enjoy the Lost Coast and each other in the world class setting of Shelter Cove.

I've added to the application and qualification sheet, and I appreciate everyone being patient about complying with what still amount to very basic paperwork requirements. 

Registration fees have remained unchanged since GS4.  Shirt prices are the same as last year, but I'm only offering a zip hoodie this year - they're more pricey at $50.  They'll be cool.  Also, I learned from the hat production last year.  The hats will be high quality and are $25.

The bottom line for this event is celebrating the NCKA community.  Prizes and commercialism have been identified as secondary priorities.  I plan to make the event everything that it's been leading up to this point, and my goal is always to enjoy it immensely at the same time.  I look forward to spending time with my NCKA family.  :smt001

Discussion can continue at whatever pace is desired.  I'll likely get revved up now and then over the coming months and do some pic dumps and video archive revivals of past GS's and Shelter Cove stuff from over the years.  Please feel free to do the same. 

Part of what has become my GS Scheme is to tone down the buildup, and that way hopefully only those who really want some GS will be the ones to attend.

Thanks - please post questions on this thread, and I'll keep it checked and updated.

Probably won't maintain an updated roster this year, so be sure to get in touch with me if you don't get a welcome email.  Anyone ever not gotten a welcome email?  Check your junk mail folder, Disney!  :smt005

I will post the roster soon.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: yakhopper on October 16, 2016, 11:22:13 PM
Thanks Eric,
I can hardly wait for May
Verna will block out the date and start contacting those who have already reserved rooms in the next few weeks. We will also post up if any rooms are still available.
Also,
Verna would like to remind everyone that she manages a vacation home just up the road that is also available during the event.

Thanks again for all the work and dedication put into making this the premier event of the year.
Let me know if you need any help with anything
;0)



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Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: A.Julian on October 17, 2016, 05:16:36 AM
Can't wait!
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Fisherman X on October 17, 2016, 05:44:19 AM
Yeah, looking forward to it!
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Chinclan on October 17, 2016, 06:08:07 AM
I've blocked  out the weekend on my calendar!  Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Alfredo on October 17, 2016, 06:30:12 AM
On the calendar. Thanks Eric.

Al
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: crash on October 17, 2016, 06:44:41 AM
Advisory:  it could change if DFW changes things up regarding rockfish/lingcod opener.  This is 99% solid though...

This is likely. Mendocino management area proposal to move the opener to May 1 is one of the topics for discussion at the fish and game commission meeting this week in Eureka.

http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2016/Oct/exhibits/SS_1019_Item_8_Groundfish.pdf

It won't be finalized but it has steam.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: MontanaN8V on October 17, 2016, 06:55:24 AM
May????????????????? 2017, I will have fun.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: RBark on October 17, 2016, 07:28:56 AM
Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Cowman on October 17, 2016, 07:39:05 AM
Was just thinking about GS last night. Can't wait!


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Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: LoletaEric on October 17, 2016, 09:23:27 AM
Quote from: crash
Mendocino management area proposal to move the opener to May 1 is one of the topics for discussion at the fish and game commission meeting this week in Eureka.

Good info, Doug - thx.

I think I'd leave the event at 5/20/17 even if the opener moves up.

BTW, Mother's Day will be 5/14/17.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: crash on October 17, 2016, 09:29:48 AM
Quote from: crash
Mendocino management area proposal to move the opener to May 1 is one of the topics for discussion at the fish and game commission meeting this week in Eureka.

Good info, Doug - thx.

I think I'd leave the event at 5/20/17 even if the opener moves up.

BTW, Mother's Day will be 5/14/17.  :smt001

Excellent.  I'll put it in my calendar.  Looking forward to it!
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Cabeza de Martillo on October 17, 2016, 09:35:55 AM
Quote from: crash
Mendocino management area proposal to move the opener to May 1 is one of the topics for discussion at the fish and game commission meeting this week in Eureka.

Good info, Doug - thx.

I think I'd leave the event at 5/20/17 even if the opener moves up.

BTW, Mother's Day will be 5/14/17.  :smt001

Excellent.  I'll put it in my calendar.  Looking forward to it!

Muy Bueno!

Put me down for 2 dozen Doug  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: PISCEAN on October 17, 2016, 10:09:04 AM
Noted!
I'm gonna try to make it this year.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: SOMA on October 17, 2016, 11:39:17 AM
Quote from: crash
Mendocino management area proposal to move the opener to May 1 is one of the topics for discussion at the fish and game commission meeting this week in Eureka.

Good info, Doug - thx.

I think I'd leave the event at 5/20/17 even if the opener moves up.

BTW, Mother's Day will be 5/14/17.  :smt001

You're saying keep it on the 20th, is that because of the Mother's Day conflict or is it because that early in May the weather and swell to unpredictable?
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: DrHabanero on October 17, 2016, 11:48:16 AM
3.  Allow for the take of all species with no depth restrictions
November 1 through December 31 in the Northern and
Mendocino Management Areas;

Can't wait , gonna make sure to make it back this year!

Also like this one area of change, this could open up some crazy big fish in the later part of the year!
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Sailfish on October 17, 2016, 06:51:50 PM
Would somebody take over my "count down" job?  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: LoletaEric on October 17, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
Quote from: SOMA
keep it on the 20th, is that because of the Mother's Day conflict or is it because that early in May the weather and swell to unpredictable?

It's because I'd like to keep it simple and consistent with past events, and the rockfish/lingcod opener isn't even as big of a deal as maybe it used to be.

It did occur to me though that I like the weather patterns of mid May - even compared to early May.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Fisherman X on October 17, 2016, 08:04:00 PM
AbKing wrote:
Quote
It did occur to me though that I like the weather patterns of mid May - even compared to early May.

Very true, dat.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Chinclan on October 17, 2016, 08:54:29 PM
Advisory:  it could change if DFW changes things up regarding rockfish/lingcod opener.  This is 99% solid though...

This is likely. Mendocino management area proposal to move the opener to May 1 is one of the topics for discussion at the fish and game commission meeting this week in Eureka.

http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2016/Oct/exhibits/SS_1019_Item_8_Groundfish.pdf

It won't be finalized but it has steam.

Thanks for the link, very informative!
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Dogwood on October 19, 2016, 02:55:40 PM
Thanks for the heads up. Always look forward to Shelter Cove. Counting the days.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: crash on October 19, 2016, 03:14:54 PM
Advisory:  it could change if DFW changes things up regarding rockfish/lingcod opener.  This is 99% solid though...

This is likely. Mendocino management area proposal to move the opener to May 1 is one of the topics for discussion at the fish and game commission meeting this week in Eureka.

http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2016/Oct/exhibits/SS_1019_Item_8_Groundfish.pdf

It won't be finalized but it has steam.

Meeting discussion happened and it's going to get unanimously adopted next DFG commission meeting barring extreme circumstances.

In shelter Cove-

May 1 opener
3 black sublimit
1 canary sublimit
2 lingcod limit
20 fm depth til 10/31, no depth restriction in November and December. Closes 12/31
Petrale sole and starry flounder all year no depth restriction
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: CptSloppywood on October 19, 2016, 06:41:57 PM
Are first timers to this event going to need sponsors again. If so I am looking for one :smt006
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: LoletaEric on October 19, 2016, 07:32:23 PM
Quote from: CptSloppywood
Are first timers to this event going to need sponsors again. If so I am looking for one :smt006

Yes on the first timers question, but you don't need one.  I gotcha covered.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: kayakjack on October 19, 2016, 07:45:05 PM
Are first timers to this event going to need sponsors again. If so I am looking for one :smt006
i'll sponsor you Cptsloppywood. You seemed like a respectable and seaworthy old bastard to me at Simplyfishing.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: CptSloppywood on October 19, 2016, 07:56:40 PM
Are first timers to this event going to need sponsors again. If so I am looking for one :smt006
i'll sponsor you Cptsloppywood. You seemed like a respectable and seaworthy old bastard to me at Simplyfishing.
   Thanks Jack, your fuckin alright.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on October 19, 2016, 08:01:36 PM
Are first timers to this event going to need sponsors again. If so I am looking for one :smt006
i'll sponsor you Cptsloppywood. You seemed like a respectable and seaworthy old bastard to me at Simplyfishing.

Are first timers to this event going to need sponsors again. If so I am looking for one :smt006
i'll sponsor you Cptsloppywood. You seemed like a respectable and seaworthy old bastard to me at Simplyfishing.
   Thanks Jack, your fuckin alright.

You 2 need to get a room !!   :smt008  Sorry, the spirit of FM1 over took me.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: CptSloppywood on October 19, 2016, 08:46:47 PM


You 2 need to get a room !!   :smt008  Sorry, the spirit of FM1 over took me.
[/quote]   don't make me ask Scottymeboy  to sing the Andy song. You know, the one about " fuck you and the horse that you rode in on"   :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on October 19, 2016, 08:53:59 PM


You 2 need to get a room !!   :smt008  Sorry, the spirit of FM1 over took me.
   don't make me ask Scottymeboy  to sing the Andy song. You know, the one about " fuck you and the horse that you rode in on"   :smt044
[/quote]

  :smt005  See you  at GS11.

Alex
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Live2Fish on October 19, 2016, 10:07:45 PM
Advisory:  it could change if DFW changes things up regarding rockfish/lingcod opener.  This is 99% solid though...

This is likely. Mendocino management area proposal to move the opener to May 1 is one of the topics for discussion at the fish and game commission meeting this week in Eureka.

http://www.fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2016/Oct/exhibits/SS_1019_Item_8_Groundfish.pdf

It won't be finalized but it has steam.

Meeting discussion happened and it's going to get unanimously adopted next DFG commission meeting barring extreme circumstances.

In shelter Cove-

May 1 opener
3 black sublimit
1 canary sublimit
2 lingcod limit
20 fm depth til 10/31, no depth restriction in November and December. Closes 12/31
Petrale sole and starry flounder all year no depth restriction
I'm gonna enjoy that canary taco!
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Fish Master1 on October 20, 2016, 09:06:04 AM


You 2 need to get a room !!   :smt008  Sorry, the spirit of FM1 over took me.
   don't make me ask Scottymeboy  to sing the Andy song. You know, the one about " fuck you and the horse that you rode in on"   :smt044
[/quote]


 :smt005 :smt005 :smt005 :smt005......THAT WAS CLASSIC!!!!!!! :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Cabeza de Martillo on October 20, 2016, 09:11:13 AM


You 2 need to get a room !!   :smt008  Sorry, the spirit of FM1 over took me.
   don't make me ask Scottymeboy  to sing the Andy song. You know, the one about " fuck you and the horse that you rode in on"   :smt044


 :smt005 :smt005 :smt005 :smt005......THAT WAS CLASSIC!!!!!!! :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
[/quote]

It had a catchy tune  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on October 20, 2016, 09:13:35 AM
Anyone with video of that ??    :smt001

Alex
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: crash on October 20, 2016, 09:14:51 AM
It should be on the uke playlist for crabfest.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: seabird on October 20, 2016, 09:16:03 AM
Calendar marked and vacation requested!
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: SmokeOnTheWater on October 20, 2016, 12:54:21 PM
One of the events I look forward to every year!  Can't wait to relax at the cove again. 
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Cowman on October 20, 2016, 01:06:25 PM
One of the events I look forward to every year!  Can't wait to relax at the cove again.
Are you leaving your kayak at home this time?  :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: SmokeOnTheWater on October 20, 2016, 01:10:01 PM
One of the events I look forward to every year!  Can't wait to relax at the cove again.
Are you leaving your kayak at home this time?  :smt044
I'll fish when I feel like it!   :smt005
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on October 20, 2016, 03:34:53 PM
It should be on the uke playlist for crabfest.

Enjoyed hearing Guitarzan and Ray ( Lapulapu ) play there instruments and people joining in at a Chill at Andys place .  :smt035 Maybe we can get them the lyrics ?

Alex
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: RBark on October 20, 2016, 03:37:40 PM
I can sing the lyrics. Ask anyone who has heard me sing. I'm told it's to die for.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on October 20, 2016, 03:59:51 PM
I can sing the lyrics. Ask anyone who has heard me sing. I'm told it's to die for.

 :smt001  :smt002

Wish I knew some signing. Maybe you can help with some other than the obvious.  :smt005
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: lingseeker on October 23, 2016, 09:44:42 AM
This is going to be awesome. I love singing and I love singing in sign AND I love fishing in the cove!  I finally get to keep a canary!
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Fish 'n Brew on October 23, 2016, 11:08:01 AM
Campground reservations are made.  Loose Screws will be there in full force.

Martin
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Alfredo on October 23, 2016, 12:59:26 PM
Campground reservations are made.  Loose Screws will be there in full force.

Martin

We have ours too. Same site as last year.

Al
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: otobepelagic on October 23, 2016, 03:03:18 PM
Thanks for the early heads up. All family and friends have been notified well in advance :smt002
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Ski Pro 3 -- Jerry on October 25, 2016, 10:27:19 AM
Well, someone poached my camp spot already!  I have reserved site 7 every year in the past, but someone named 'Roberts' took it already.  So I took site 6. 

So now 6,7,8,9,10 and 11 are reserved.  Just so's ya know!  Ha!

Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Rock Hopper on October 25, 2016, 10:34:28 AM
**Stickied!**
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: fisheducator on October 29, 2016, 12:40:54 PM
Wow !, 4 pages and it's only Rocktober  :smt003, can't wait , better make my reservation now !
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: fisheducator on December 18, 2016, 10:32:19 AM
So just to be clear, the date stays as May 20th regardless of the final opening day ?
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: LoletaEric on December 18, 2016, 01:04:11 PM
Quote from: fisheducator
So just to be clear, the date stays as May 20th regardless of the final opening day ?

Affirmative.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: dilbeck on December 19, 2016, 10:25:35 AM
Super bummed I'll be missing it this year.  Sunday is the anniversary and I wasn't able to talk the wife into going again this year.

Have fun gentlemen!

Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: FishWorks on January 08, 2017, 10:32:13 AM
looking forward to it this year Eric Thanks for getting this going.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: TexasBoy on January 08, 2017, 10:58:33 AM
Well, someone poached my camp spot already!  I have reserved site 7 every year in the past, but someone named 'Roberts' took it already.  So I took site 6. 

So now 6,7,8,9,10 and 11 are reserved.  Just so's ya know!  Ha!


=)
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: LoletaEric on January 09, 2017, 11:24:53 AM
Sorry you can't make it this year, Michael - we'll miss ya!

Ricci - glad you're coming!

I'll get things moving for registration soon.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: RacinRob on January 09, 2017, 02:04:10 PM

I'll get things moving for registration soon.  :smt001

We still have 94 days. What's the rush?
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: LoletaEric on January 09, 2017, 04:35:32 PM
Quote from: RacinRob
We still have 94 days. What's the rush?

True.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: kayakjack on January 09, 2017, 04:58:53 PM
I am super excited. Gonna get some.
Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: yakhopper on January 09, 2017, 10:46:23 PM
Always excited about this event, I'm sure Verna and I will be there early
 ;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Ariel Sea on January 09, 2017, 11:09:35 PM
Always excited about this event, I'm sure Verna and I will be there early
 ;0)

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 :smt005 :smt005 :smt005 :smt005 :smt005 :smt005
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on January 22, 2017, 10:52:42 PM
Registration materials are attached as documents on the first post in this thread.
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: BigJim on January 23, 2017, 08:19:46 AM
Working on getting the greenlight, and hoping to bring the whole family this time!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Dogwood on January 23, 2017, 07:05:12 PM
Thanks Eric always look forward to this event, and the cobbler. Check is in the mail. Counting the days.                           
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Boylaquino on January 25, 2017, 09:05:16 AM
Can't wait Eric
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Fish 'n Brew on January 25, 2017, 11:14:22 AM
Any update on the Hoodie color?  Great to see a zip one offered.

Thanks Eric, For all you do to make GS great!

Martin
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on January 25, 2017, 12:05:15 PM
Quote from: Fish 'n Brew
Any update on the Hoodie color?  Great to see a zip one offered.

Martin - I've always liked light gray zip ups...  I'm open to suggestions, and I may be able to offer color choices for the zip up hoodies - like black, gray or tan...

With the zipper I'll be changing the art for the front - my thought is to have the NCKA "linghead vector" in a smaller size at the chest pocket location.

I was considering dropping the NCKA linghead vector because I've printed at least a couple thousand pieces with it over the past 6 years, but I will be keeping it.

The back of the shirts and hoods may just have the "yakker image" with a small GS11 reverse printed on the hull of the yak.

Simplicity - I'm feelin' it.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Codzilla on January 25, 2017, 12:28:12 PM
Gray or Tan would be cool Eric !!
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Fish 'n Brew on January 25, 2017, 01:26:48 PM
I like grey too and the location and choice for the graphics sounds great to me. 

Martin
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Live2Fish on January 25, 2017, 01:58:37 PM
Ever think about doin another run of last years GSX hats?  Lost mine somehow :smt013
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Lost_Anchovy on January 25, 2017, 02:13:05 PM
Awesome Eric. Looking forward to chillin with the NCKA family. I'm gonna keep it chill may need to spend more time at shuland.  :smt002
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on January 25, 2017, 02:19:56 PM
Quote from: Live2Fish
Ever think about doin another run of last years GSX hats?  Lost mine somehow :smt013

Ryan - I kept you in mind, but there weren't enough interested to do another run.  This year's hat will be cooler though!  :smt001  (and same style)
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Cowman on January 25, 2017, 02:31:28 PM
Quote from: Live2Fish
Ever think about doin another run of last years GSX hats?  Lost mine somehow :smt013

Ryan - I kept you in mind, but there weren't enough interested to do another run.  This year's hat will be cooler though!  :smt001  (and same style)
You had me at cooler. Looks like I'll be needing another hat


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Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Live2Fish on January 25, 2017, 02:45:03 PM
Quote from: Live2Fish
Ever think about doin another run of last years GSX hats?  Lost mine somehow :smt013

Ryan - I kept you in mind, but there weren't enough interested to do another run.  This year's hat will be cooler though!  :smt001  (and same style)
Right on bro!  Thx anyways!
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Cabeza de Martillo on January 25, 2017, 03:05:59 PM
Quote from: Live2Fish
Ever think about doin another run of last years GSX hats?  Lost mine somehow :smt013

Ryan - I kept you in mind, but there weren't enough interested to do another run.  This year's hat will be cooler though!  :smt001  (and same style)

I have a non snapback that's never been worn that I can possibly let go of........PM me if interested.
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on January 25, 2017, 03:38:48 PM
Quote from: Cabeza de Martillo
I have a non snapback that's never been worn that I can possibly let go of........PM me if interested.

Punk ass hat scalper!  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on January 25, 2017, 03:44:27 PM
I just talked to my hood and shirt people - I'm going with gray on the zip up hoodies.

On the hats I'll likely go black again.

Haven't finalized the ink color - open to suggestions.  I want something that pops hard - like UV purple.
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Cabeza de Martillo on January 25, 2017, 03:54:35 PM
I just talked to my hood and shirt people - I'm going with gray on the zip up hoodies.

On the hats I'll likely go black again.

Haven't finalized the ink color - open to suggestions.  I want something that pops hard - like UV purple.

You like to go a little freaky on colors sometimes  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: RBark on January 27, 2017, 06:34:05 AM
Mind giving a refresher on what colors are already used?
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Kangler on January 27, 2017, 06:46:53 AM
I just talked to my hood and shirt people - I'm going with gray on the zip up hoodies.

On the hats I'll likely go black again.

Haven't finalized the ink color - open to suggestions.  I want something that pops hard - like UV purple.
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Fish Master1 on January 27, 2017, 08:26:33 AM
I think im going to make this year. :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on January 27, 2017, 09:42:52 AM
Quote from: Fish Master1
I think im going to make this year. :smt001

Right on!  I hope you'll sign up and be part of the event.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Cowman on January 27, 2017, 10:07:19 AM
I just talked to my hood and shirt people - I'm going with gray on the zip up hoodies.

On the hats I'll likely go black again.

Haven't finalized the ink color - open to suggestions.  I want something that pops hard - like UV purple.

You like to go a little freaky on colors sometimes  :smt003
To make little freaks like you happy  :smt044

I would love to see the black hat with white ink  :smt007
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Fisherman X on January 27, 2017, 10:09:28 AM
Ever think about doin another run of last years GSX hats?  Lost mine somehow :smt013

If you do, I'll take three. Mine is already worn out. Hmm, I think we discussed once before or am I imagining it?
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Fish Master1 on January 27, 2017, 10:49:21 AM
Quote from: Fish Master1
I think im going to make this year. :smt001

Right on!  I hope you'll sign up and be part of the event.  :smt001

That's the plan! :smt006
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on January 27, 2017, 10:55:05 AM
SeaChumm:  Pea Green?!!!

Veto!  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Kangler on January 28, 2017, 07:19:33 AM
SeaChumm:  Pea Green?!!!

Veto!  :smt003

Just trying to keep you current buddy. :smt002

https://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2017

Dont trust your monitor(they are all different), you should look at a pantone color library before you decide.  You've probably seen one before.  Most printers have them.

http://www.pantone.com/formula-guide?utm_source=googlefeed&gclid=CjwKEAiAn7HEBRDHwNqitoWqsQcSJAADWmI2wiKZq84dPA7NaGcgggycKM7cmQGSP8jQF4HRs3svTxoC46Xw_wcB
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: fisheducator on January 28, 2017, 09:20:22 AM
Hav'nt used yellow yet, that would pop against the black, or silver. It does'nt really mater, I'm buying one anyways 😆
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on January 29, 2017, 01:26:24 AM
I'm feeling the white suggestion.
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: hightide on January 29, 2017, 06:46:46 AM
Digital Camo shirts and Hoodies.  Gonna cost more but gonna be different :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: HapaIK on February 03, 2017, 09:11:37 AM
Ever think about doin another run of last years GSX hats?  Lost mine somehow :smt013
My boss would be stoked  (aka amber) I joked  that the hat I picked up for Mike was for her, and she was surprisingly stoked... then posses when I told her it wasn't actually hers.

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Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: BigJim on February 03, 2017, 09:33:02 AM
Black and Gold!

 :smt003 :smt004 :smt003

 :smt008

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Cabeza de Martillo on February 03, 2017, 09:35:56 AM
Black and Gold!

 :smt003 :smt004 :smt003

 :smt008

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

 :puke:
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: bmb on February 03, 2017, 09:37:41 AM
Black and Gold!

 :smt003 :smt004 :smt003

 :smt008

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Don't listen to this guy. Its obvious you should do black and red.

(http://nflshop.frgimages.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_2677000/ff_2677690_full.jpg&w=340)
(http://nflshop.frgimages.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productimages/_2682000/altimages/ff_2682245alt3_full.jpg&w=600)
(http://nflshop.frgimages.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages%2f_1706000%2fff_1706654_full.jpg&w=600)
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: BigJim on February 03, 2017, 09:44:15 AM
Black and Gold!

 :smt003 :smt004 :smt003

 :smt008

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Don't listen to this guy. Its obvious you should do black and red.

(http://nflshop.frgimages.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages/_2677000/ff_2677690_full.jpg&w=340)
(http://nflshop.frgimages.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productimages/_2682000/altimages/ff_2682245alt3_full.jpg&w=600)
(http://nflshop.frgimages.com/FFImage/thumb.aspx?i=/productImages%2f_1706000%2fff_1706654_full.jpg&w=600)

 :smt013 :smt013 :smt013 :smt013 :smt013 :smt013 :smt013 :smt013

NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on February 03, 2017, 08:03:09 PM
I'm leaning toward a black t-shirt with white or pearl or some fancy silvery sheen...

Black hat with same.

Gray zip up hoodie with?...  Black?...
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: novofish on February 03, 2017, 08:09:22 PM
Great color scheme Abking! :smt001

I'm leaning toward a black t-shirt with white or pearl or some fancy silvery sheen...

Black hat with same.

Gray zip up hoodie with?...  Black?...
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on February 03, 2017, 08:29:21 PM
Quote from: novofish
Great color scheme Abking! :smt001

I'm leaning toward a black t-shirt with white or pearl or some fancy silvery sheen...

Black hat with same.

Gray zip up hoodie with?...  Black?...

Thanks, Tony!  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Fisherman X on February 03, 2017, 08:39:04 PM
I'm leaning toward a black t-shirt with white or pearl or some fancy silvery sheen...

Black hat with same.

Gray zip up hoodie with?...  Black?...

Yes!
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: WingShooter on February 03, 2017, 09:51:10 PM
I was hoping for bedazzled Tshirts this year  :smt012
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: Alfredo on February 03, 2017, 10:38:51 PM
The wife and I were talking about GS today. Looking forward to going to SC. Might stay a day or two after the event too.

Al
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: wilderneshunter on February 04, 2017, 07:56:11 AM
I just talked to my hood and shirt people - I'm going with gray on the zip up hoodies.

On the hats I'll likely go black again.

Haven't finalized the ink color - open to suggestions.  I want something that pops hard - like UV purple.
+1 on purple
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: yakhopper on February 04, 2017, 08:33:02 AM
Any color except for that Gawd Awful Orange on Black
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: crash on February 04, 2017, 08:36:40 AM
Any color except for that Gawd Awful Orange on Black
;0)

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Black on Orange would be pretty sweet tho
Title: Re: GS11 - Saturday, May 20, 2017 - Registration Open thru 4/20/17 - see 1st post
Post by: kayakjack on February 04, 2017, 07:43:14 PM
I'm leaning toward a black t-shirt with white or pearl or some fancy silvery sheen...

Black hat with same.

Gray zip up hoodie with?...  Black?...

good call Imo.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - I changed the rules... See first post
Post by: LoletaEric on February 08, 2017, 08:19:31 PM
Made some changes to the scoring and the qualifications recently since not many people are signed up yet.

Will start ramping up info in the coming weeks.
Title: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - I changed the rules... See first post
Post by: Cowman on February 08, 2017, 09:25:17 PM
Will have my info sent in soon. Cant wait!!

Hoping to see some hat and jacket prototypes soon


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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - I changed the rules... See first post
Post by: LoletaEric on February 08, 2017, 10:50:12 PM
Quote from: Cowman
Hoping to see some hat and jacket prototypes soon

I can work on that.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - I changed the rules... See first post
Post by: yakhopper on February 08, 2017, 10:50:59 PM
Forms printed, filled out, and mailed off today. Always excited about this event, so much so, I showed up early ..... When are the rest of you showing up? 
Thank You to Eric Stockwell for another year of G.S.

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Title: Re: GS11 Date Set - Saturday, May 20, 2017
Post by: Ariel Sea on February 08, 2017, 10:53:32 PM
Campground reservations are made.  Loose Screws will be there in full force.

Martin

Yes
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Required forms attached to 1st post
Post by: LoletaEric on February 10, 2017, 07:09:32 PM
It's that time of year.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Required forms attached to 1st post
Post by: MontanaN8V on February 10, 2017, 08:47:29 PM
I will be fresh outta surgery. Don't know guys. Might need to NCKA express my child...
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Required forms attached to 1st post
Post by: yakhopper on February 12, 2017, 11:46:13 AM
Heads up ......
As of today, there are two rooms available at the Tides Inn for this event. These rooms will book quickly, so it's first come and there is a two night minimum during the event. If interested, call Verna at (707)986-7900.
See ya in May
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - PAGE 8 RIGHT NOW - Tides Inn 2 rooms...
Post by: yakhopper on February 12, 2017, 01:17:55 PM
And just like that, the Tides is full.
I will keep everyone posted if anymore rooms become available.
See ya in May
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - PAGE 8 RIGHT NOW - Tides Inn 2 rooms...
Post by: Cabeza de Martillo on February 12, 2017, 01:40:06 PM
And just like that, the Tides is full.
I will keep everyone posted if anymore rooms become available.
See ya in May
;0)

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Was just going to PM you regarding this. Inlaws not going up this year so I'm ocean front homeless  :smt010
Put me on the waiting list Eric.

The room without the Bates Motel peephole  :smt002

Muchas Gracias
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - PAGE 8 RIGHT NOW - Tides Inn 2 rooms...
Post by: Cowman on February 12, 2017, 02:19:26 PM
And just like that, the Tides is full.
I will keep everyone posted if anymore rooms become available.
See ya in May
;0)

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Was just going to PM you regarding this. Inlaws not going up this year so I'm ocean front homeless  :smt010
Put me on the waiting list Eric.

The room without the Bates Motel peephole  :smt002

Muchas Gracias
Damn I'm going to miss fish collar waiting for me at the fish cleaning station
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - PAGE 8 RIGHT NOW - Tides Inn 2 rooms...
Post by: Cabeza de Martillo on February 12, 2017, 02:23:42 PM
And just like that, the Tides is full.
I will keep everyone posted if anymore rooms become available.
See ya in May
;0)

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Was just going to PM you regarding this. Inlaws not going up this year so I'm ocean front homeless  :smt010
Put me on the waiting list Eric.

The room without the Bates Motel peephole  :smt002

Muchas Gracias
Damn I'm going to miss fish collar waiting for me at the fish cleaning station

 :smt044  :smt044 the otter won't  :smt044 :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: yakhopper on February 16, 2017, 02:56:54 PM
Just in case you forgot,
Those who are booked at the Tides Inn for this event, Verna has now called everyone twice to confirm your dates. Please reply to Verna to be sure you get the dates you want.
We have other guests trying to book around this event, but want you to have first pick on days.
Again, if you have already confirmed your dates, you are good, we just need the last couple of you to confirm.
Thanks again,
See ya in May
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on February 17, 2017, 04:53:03 PM
Knock knock...

Who's there?

Gimme Shelter.

Gimme Shelter who?

Nevermind.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on February 17, 2017, 05:36:29 PM
Kinda looks like you may have done that a time or two ???
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: TexasBoy on February 17, 2017, 05:36:57 PM
Knock knock...

Who's there?

Gimme Shelter.

Gimme Shelter who?

Nevermind.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.  :smt001

AND all this time....we thought you hand scraped them bad boys!!!!! LOL !!! looking good Eric
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: MontanaN8V on February 18, 2017, 12:56:50 PM
Archeologist are going to be scratching their heads for centuries!!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: kayakjack on February 19, 2017, 08:35:21 AM
Knock knock...

Who's there?

Gimme Shelter.

Gimme Shelter who?

Nevermind.  Nothing to see here.  Move along.  :smt001

That sure is some beautiful tight clear grainwork on that redwood. Old school.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Gearaddict on February 20, 2017, 03:02:10 PM
Eric,

Stacy and I will be sending off the forms ASAp this week, we are in.. Another lovely date with the cove! :)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on February 20, 2017, 03:23:39 PM
Yakhopper, please put me on the list too. Thanks
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on February 20, 2017, 11:37:38 PM
Quote from: Gearaddict
Eric,

Stacy and I will be sending off the forms ASAp this week, we are in.. Another lovely date with the cove! :)

Right on, Anthony - glad you guys are coming!  Bring the families - this is a family gig for sure and lasts for days.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Chinclan on February 26, 2017, 06:09:19 PM
SPONSOR NEEDED!

Hi All,  I'm fairly new to kayak fishing:  Went on a guided trip with LoletaEric last June out of Trinidad, fished a couple of times out of Caspar Beach, Brookings, Bolinas, Timber Cove, and have made a few trips to Tomales Bay crabbing.  Looking forward to participating in GS11; however, I'm in need of a sponsor. 

 As to my level of rowdiness, let me just say that I'm a retired CPA.

 If you are interested in sponsoring me, send me an email and I will be happy to provide more information.

Best, 

Ben
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on February 26, 2017, 07:09:20 PM
So far so good. Looks like besides attending GS11 I might be coming up early to experience different parts of that area. Hope to hook up with 4est for some enlightenment of different parts of that area. Hope to take my time and really soak it up.   :smt007. Maybe spend about 4 extra days before the Great Event !!!

Alex
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: hightide on February 26, 2017, 07:17:51 PM
Last year mybuddy and I decided to bring our waders and perch gear to kill time.  Took us a couple of moves south of the launch area till we found them.  It was a blast to catch and eat them later for dinner. :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Frenchy on February 26, 2017, 08:30:26 PM
It might be already too late but I have be considering attending for a while. I attended Albion a couple of times, MBK, SC but not yet GS. I guess I will also need a sponsor, anyone?
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on February 26, 2017, 09:22:07 PM
Scratching 'em in.  The Forties are coming along...

Those of you looking for sponsors - take your time.  You'll get hooked up.  :smt001

Chinclan - I recommend you reconsider staying in Benbow.  Staying at Shelter Cove allows for getting much more out of the event.

Roster is coming together.  Be sure to setup your accommodations.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on February 26, 2017, 10:16:45 PM
Salmon trips again this year on Thursday and Friday mornings - 630AM to 11AM. 

I'll review the layout of the reef and where salmon are caught at the Cove, trolling methods, mooching, and specific bait techniques - then we'll go fishing!  Last year was a tough one for salmon - I was stoked when one of my Friday guests got a legal king.

I have four spots on Thursday, and Friday is full.  $50 per participant.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Live2Fish on February 27, 2017, 11:02:30 AM
It might be already too late but I have be considering attending for a while. I attended Albion a couple of times, MBK, SC but not yet GS. I guess I will also need a sponsor, anyone?
Ill sponsor you Frenchy.  Guess I better get my reg in.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Frenchy on February 27, 2017, 12:26:57 PM
It might be already too late but I have be considering attending for a while. I attended Albion a couple of times, MBK, SC but not yet GS. I guess I will also need a sponsor, anyone?
Ill sponsor you Frenchy.  Guess I better get my reg in.
Great thanks a lot.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on February 27, 2017, 12:36:52 PM
Salmon trips again this year on Thursday and Friday mornings - 630AM to 11AM. 

I'll review the layout of the reef and where salmon are caught at the Cove, trolling methods, mooching, and specific bait techniques - then we'll go fishing!  Last year was a tough one for salmon - I was stoked when one of my Friday guests got a legal king.

I have four spots on Thursday and 2 spots left on Friday.  $50 per participant.


Nice ! Sure these spots will fill quickly. Hope you have some Great Luck before the event !!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Alfredo on March 02, 2017, 04:54:42 PM
Our campsite confirmation arrived in the mail today. My lovely wife took care of the reservations, so I guess we'll be there this year!

We arrive on the 17th. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Cove.

Al


Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Clayman on March 02, 2017, 05:22:11 PM
I had a good run attending GS-6 through GSX, but looks like I'll be missing out on GS-11.  I have a mandatory work training the week of May 22 in Springfield OR.  Dang!  Hope you guys have calm seas and sunny skies this year!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: crash on March 02, 2017, 05:28:30 PM
I had a good run attending GS-6 through GSX, but looks like I'll be missing out on GS-11.  I have a mandatory work training the week of May 22 in Springfield OR.  Dang!  Hope you guys have calm seas and sunny skies this year!

It's 272nm from Newport to Shelter Cove.  You have enough time to get an airplane and a license to fly it.  I'm sure we can come up with a loaner kayak for you.  No excuses.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: MattSwayze on March 02, 2017, 06:37:46 PM
I'll have someone change their last name and be my teammate I guess....
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on March 02, 2017, 09:25:40 PM
Quote from: Clayman
I had a good run attending GS-6 through GSX, but looks like I'll be missing out on GS-11.  I have a mandatory work training the week of May 22 in Springfield OR.  Dang!  Hope you guys have calm seas and sunny skies this year!

Damn, Chris!  We'll miss you for sure.

Maybe you'll reconsider doing a marathon run just for tourney day...  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Jacks on March 03, 2017, 07:19:13 AM
I had a good run attending GS-6 through GSX, but looks like I'll be missing out on GS-11.  I have a mandatory work training the week of May 22 in Springfield OR.  Dang!  Hope you guys have calm seas and sunny skies this year!
We are going to all miss you this year.  With the addition of the Starry Flounder and your flat fish fishing skills  this could of been your year.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Codzilla on March 03, 2017, 03:52:54 PM
Jeff Codzilla Mayes, I could get use to that !!!   :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Dogwood on March 03, 2017, 04:25:46 PM
Eric, if you still have an opening on Friday for salmon fishing put me down. Tks
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on March 03, 2017, 07:48:53 PM
Quote from: Dogwood
Eric, if you still have an opening on Friday for salmon fishing put me down. Tks

You got it, John.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: LoletaEric on March 06, 2017, 08:33:14 PM
So, my strategy of not really promoting GS11 is working...  Maybe it's working too well.  I intend to keep the event from getting out of control, but I didn't mean to scare anyone off.

However it turns out is fine.  Just wanted to reassure that I am setting things up as usual - just not promoting much.  I will turn up the volume soon though.

Thx,

Eric

:smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: Herb Superb on March 06, 2017, 08:54:05 PM
I really don't think you need to promote it at all. All it takes is for a person to experience a GS event and they're hooked for life. I haven't missed one since GS 7 and it's always on my vacation list request from work.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: LoletaEric on March 06, 2017, 09:06:16 PM
Quote from: Herb Superb
I really don't think you need to promote it at all. All it takes is for a person to experience a GS event and they're hooked for life. I haven't missed one since GS 7 and it's always on my vacation list request from work.

Thanks, Herb.  I do realize that with quite a few more annual events on the calendar these days people aren't as apt to sign up early for any given tourney.

6.5 weeks until end of signups...
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: bmb on March 06, 2017, 09:23:17 PM
I know plenty of people who are planning to attend. They are all just procrastinating on registering until the last minute like I am because we're all morons

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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: LoletaEric on March 06, 2017, 09:30:45 PM
Quote from: bmb
I know plenty of people who are planning to attend. They are all just procrastinating on registering until the last minute like I am because we're all morons

Thank you, BassMoronBen.  You are a good man.  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: bmb on March 07, 2017, 10:16:01 AM
Quote from: bmb
I know plenty of people who are planning to attend. They are all just procrastinating on registering until the last minute like I am because we're all morons

Thank you, BassMoronBen.  You are a good man.  :smt003
Also, busy crowdsourcing the correct answers for the quiz.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: LoletaEric on March 07, 2017, 10:37:29 AM
Quote from: bmb
Also, busy crowdsourcing the correct answers for the quiz.

Ah yes, the quiz...  Don't worry too much about it.  Quite a few people are getting a detail or two wrong, but my main intent is just to get people thinking.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on March 07, 2017, 11:42:19 AM
I know plenty of people who are planning to attend. They are all just procrastinating on registering until the last minute like I am because we're all morons

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I think I am one of those moron, I hate procrastinating, I will send mine "Tomorrow" LOL.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: SmokeOnTheWater on March 07, 2017, 12:08:30 PM
Registration is in the mail!  See you soon Eric!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: wilderneshunter on March 07, 2017, 07:46:47 PM
In the Mail for Wilderneshunter and Goguygo
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - 1st Rookie signed up today...
Post by: scubaluis on March 07, 2017, 11:22:58 PM
did Jack order at least 10 of these?



http://remezcla.com/food/nuni-tortilla-toaster-comals/





Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Tack Shack Confirmation!
Post by: kayakjack on March 09, 2017, 06:30:29 AM
Since there seems to be adverse health consequences with eating tacks, the shack will be serving tacos instead.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Tack Shack Confirmation!
Post by: LoletaEric on March 09, 2017, 07:26:25 AM
Quote from: kayakjack
Since there seems to be adverse health consequences with eating tacks, the shack will be serving tacos instead.

:smt003

Thanks for bringing your shack back, Jack - even without the tack.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: Fish 'n Brew on March 09, 2017, 09:51:26 AM
You're makin' me HUNGRY!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: traildad on March 09, 2017, 11:17:45 PM
Registration in the mail!  :smt007 :smt006
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: Ski Pro 3 -- Jerry on March 10, 2017, 12:05:21 AM
Y'all got me hungry so I dug out some Vermilion from the freezer and made some tacos.  Not as good as Jack's Taco Shack, but pretty good!   
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: Chinclan on March 14, 2017, 06:11:44 PM
Found a sponsor, registration is in the mail!

See you in May!

Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: Ronaldo on March 15, 2017, 08:46:29 AM
Hey all!  :smt006 

I humbly request a sponsor.  I have never been to a GS event.  I have been to several Simply Fishing events but still do not know a lot of you.  So real quick here is a little about me to help you decide if you will sponsor me:  3 years ocean kayak fishing experience, Army Gulf war veteran, Humboldt State University grad, mild mannered family man, and I fish out of an Ocean Kayak Trident 13.  If any of you wish to get to know me and sponsor me I would greatly appreciate.  Oh, and I'm not entering the contest to win prizes, but instead I just love to fish and wish to get to know more people like me.  Thanks

Ronaldo
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: LoletaEric on March 15, 2017, 10:03:54 AM
Quote from: Ronaldo
Hey all!  :smt006 

I humbly request a sponsor.  I have never been to a GS event.  I have been to several Simply Fishing events but still do not know a lot of you.  So real quick here is a little about me to help you decide if you will sponsor me:  3 years ocean kayak fishing experience, Army Gulf war veteran, Humboldt State University grad, mild mannered family man, and I fish out of an Ocean Kayak Trident 13.  If any of you wish to get to know me and sponsor me I would greatly appreciate.  Oh, and I'm not entering the contest to win prizes, but instead I just love to fish and wish to get to know more people like me.  Thanks

Ronaldo

You'll fit right in, bro.  Someone will sponsor you soon.  I have a policy of not sponsoring anyone myself.  I'm glad you're planning to attend.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: wilderneshunter on March 15, 2017, 08:07:02 PM
Hey all!  :smt006 

I humbly request a sponsor.  I have never been to a GS event.  I have been to several Simply Fishing events but still do not know a lot of you.  So real quick here is a little about me to help you decide if you will sponsor me:  3 years ocean kayak fishing experience, Army Gulf war veteran, Humboldt State University grad, mild mannered family man, and I fish out of an Ocean Kayak Trident 13.  If any of you wish to get to know me and sponsor me I would greatly appreciate.  Oh, and I'm not entering the contest to win prizes, but instead I just love to fish and wish to get to know more people like me.  Thanks

Ronaldo

Can I sponsor more than one, if yes I'll be your sponsor
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Salmon Opener at the Cove is 4/1/17
Post by: TBONE on March 15, 2017, 10:23:37 PM
Dad and I will be there! Can't wait!


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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: LoletaEric on March 15, 2017, 10:35:16 PM
Quote from: wilderneshunter
Can I sponsor more than one, if yes I'll be your sponsor

Affirmative! 

And just like that, looks like you're in, Ronaldo.  :smt001

Glad you guys are coming, Tommy.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Salmon Opener at the Cove is 4/1/17
Post by: Ronaldo on March 16, 2017, 09:14:52 PM
Wilderneshunter thank you very much!  I'll pm you soon.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Salmon Opener at the Cove is 4/1/17
Post by: Alfredo on March 19, 2017, 04:37:58 PM
Check's in the mail! Thanks Eric.

Al
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: cajun on March 19, 2017, 07:34:15 PM
Hey all!  :smt006 

I humbly request a sponsor.  I have never been to a GS event.  I have been to several Simply Fishing events but still do not know a lot of you.  So real quick here is a little about me to help you decide if you will sponsor me:  3 years ocean kayak fishing experience, Army Gulf war veteran, Humboldt State University grad, mild mannered family man, and I fish out of an Ocean Kayak Trident 13.  If any of you wish to get to know me and sponsor me I would greatly appreciate.  Oh, and I'm not entering the contest to win prizes, but instead I just love to fish and wish to get to know more people like me.  Thanks

Ronaldo

If I wasn't sponsoring 3 I would sponsor a fellow Gulf War vet. Someone will pick you up if not I'll see if I can have 4 out with me.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: LoletaEric on March 19, 2017, 10:06:27 PM
Quote from: cajun
If I wasn't sponsoring 3 I would sponsor a fellow Gulf War vet. Someone will pick you up if not I'll see if I can have 4 out with me.

He got covered and is good to go.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Houston, we have Taco Shack Confirmation!
Post by: Ronaldo on March 20, 2017, 03:05:26 PM


If I wasn't sponsoring 3 I would sponsor a fellow Gulf War vet. Someone will pick you up if not I'll see if I can have 4 out with me.
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Thanks Cajun! 

It means a lot to me.  I'll look for you when I get there.  Would like to meet you. 

Ronaldo
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - One month left in registration
Post by: D.Leete on March 20, 2017, 07:00:56 PM
Well after getting a sponsor ,Thanks Mark , I was  " informed " that it`s my 25th wedding anniversary weekend  and  I " will not " be going " there "...
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - One month left in registration
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on March 20, 2017, 07:19:03 PM
Well after getting a sponsor ,Thanks Mark , I was  " informed " that it`s my 25th wedding anniversary weekend  and  I " will not " be going " there "...

" With those people " !!   Forgot it was your 25th wedding Anniversary ?? I like your style.  :smt005 :smt005
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - One month left in registration
Post by: D.Leete on March 20, 2017, 07:25:32 PM
Well after getting a sponsor ,Thanks Mark , I was  " informed " that it`s my 25th wedding anniversary weekend  and  I " will not " be going " there "...

" With those people " !!   Forgot it was your 25th wedding Anniversary ?? I like your style.  :smt005 :smt005

she likes` some of " those " people   :smt002. she is married to me  she`s got tough skin  :smt005...didn`t  forget ( been reminded since new years ), I tried to work it .. :smt012.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - One month left in registration
Post by: Fisherman X on March 20, 2017, 07:57:27 PM
Maybe you should take her fishing on Maui for the 25th!  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - One month left in registration
Post by: D.Leete on March 20, 2017, 07:58:55 PM
Maybe you should take her fishing on Maui for the 25th!  :smt003

 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 Hmmmm
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - One month left in registration
Post by: LoletaEric on March 21, 2017, 05:30:09 PM
Sorry you can't attend, Vic - at least you have an excellent reason.  :smt001

GEAR UPDATE:

I sat with my new gear people today.  My old suppliers who produced all gear from GS4 through GSX are moving to Portland soon, so I had to go shopping.  I feel lucky to have landed with a local outfit that is really on the ball:  Lotus Mountain Screen Printing out of Fortuna.

I have finalized my design - in keeping with my recent tradition, it's full on SIMPLE!  Purple is the color, so the standard issue short sleeve t-shirt will have the NCKA "Linghead Vector" on the front in purple, and the back will just have the "yakker image" in purple - no words.  I've chosen a softer, upgraded t-shirt.  The hat will be black (Flex Fit) with just the yakker in purple.  The zip hoodie will be heavy duty and charcoal in color with the Linghead Vector on the left chest and the yakker on the back - both in purple.  The long sleeve options:  black will have purple just like the short sleeve shirts, and white will have black Linghead Vector and purple with black outline yakker on back.  The Gyotaku shirts will have a small purple yakker on the front left chest and a small "Gimme Shelter Gyotaku" and Asian characters on the back, with plenty of room for printing - should have kids' sizes this year too.

I'll post up the mockups when I get them from my people.

The gear's going to be awesome.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Finalized Gear Details on page 12
Post by: LoletaEric on March 23, 2017, 05:10:01 PM
Simplicity.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: LoletaEric on March 23, 2017, 05:18:05 PM
Long sleeves too...
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Schills206 on March 23, 2017, 05:50:04 PM
Hi everyone,

I'm pretty new to the Ocean Kayak scene and this tournament sounds like a good (and fun) way to gain some more experience.  I purchased a Hobie Outback this winter and I've had it out in the ocean 3 times since.  Once was for the NCKA Crabfest at Doran which was a blast!  Although I'm fairly green in the water and have little rockfishing experience, I'm very aware of safety issues. My rig is properly equipped and I'm very comfortable in it.  With that being said, what are the chances of gaining a sponsor for this event?  I've reserved a campsite and I'm looking forward to just hanging out and sponging knowledge off those who are willing to share, (and those who like 18 year old rum). 

I'm housebroken too. 

-Schills
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: LoletaEric on March 23, 2017, 07:12:25 PM
Quote from: Schills206
Hi everyone,

I'm pretty new to the Ocean Kayak scene and this tournament sounds like a good (and fun) way to gain some more experience.  I purchased a Hobie Outback this winter and I've had it out in the ocean 3 times since.  Once was for the NCKA Crabfest at Doran which was a blast!  Although I'm fairly green in the water and have little rockfishing experience, I'm very aware of safety issues. My rig is properly equipped and I'm very comfortable in it.  With that being said, what are the chances of gaining a sponsor for this event?  I've reserved a campsite and I'm looking forward to just hanging out and sponging knowledge off those who are willing to share, (and those who like 18 year old rum). 

I'm housebroken too. 

-Schills

I'm glad you'll join us, Schills.  Someone will pick you up and be your sponsor soon.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Fisherman X on March 23, 2017, 07:39:30 PM
Hey Schills,
That rum you speak of - is it Don, Flor or something more exotic?  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on March 23, 2017, 09:00:41 PM
Hey Schills,
That rum you speak of - is it Don, Flor or something more exotic?  :smt003

Don't tell him till he sponsors you Shill !!!    :smt002
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Archie Marx on March 24, 2017, 12:52:43 AM
Wait, what's Gimme Shelter?

How do you guys want to do the team tournament this year?

Prizes/NO prizes?

Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Fisherman X on March 24, 2017, 07:24:08 AM
Hey Schills,
That rum you speak of - is it Don, Flor or something more exotic?  :smt003

Don't tell him till he sponsors you Shill !!!    :smt002

 :smt005
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Fisherman X on March 24, 2017, 07:31:26 AM
Wait, what's Gimme Shelter?

How do you guys want to do the team tournament this year?

Prizes/NO prizes?

The team list plates on the official Redwood Plank GS Hawg Trough are fine with me as the prize/bragging rights.

I've yet to come even close to making the list, but it's great fun trying!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Schills206 on March 24, 2017, 01:07:45 PM
Hey Schills,
That rum you speak of - is it Don, Flor or something more exotic?  :smt003

Hey Fish... will this do?

  (http://dweebfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20161231_130641-e1490385980287.jpg)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: BigJim on March 24, 2017, 04:22:05 PM
Wife and daughters and I are in!

 :smt007 :smt003 :smt004 :smt003 :smt007

Staying in ShuLand at Marios.

Now time to get going on organizing the raffle!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Dry Bones on March 24, 2017, 04:39:15 PM
Just mailed mine and Ooter1's in.  I'll get on the rest of the gang to hurry up.

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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: bwodun on March 25, 2017, 01:35:36 AM
so, making some major changes in my life, and looks like i will be making GS for the first time, so who wants to sponsor me, registration is going in the mail monday  :smt003 :smt006, cameron
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: BigJim on March 25, 2017, 07:35:34 AM
so, making some major changes in my life, and looks like i will be making GS for the first time, so who wants to sponsor me, registration is going in the mail monday  :smt003 :smt006, cameron

Be proud to sponsor you buddy!

Hope all is well!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: LoletaEric on March 25, 2017, 08:23:29 AM
Quote from: bwodun
so, making some major changes in my life, and looks like i will be making GS for the first time, so who wants to sponsor me, registration is going in the mail monday  :smt003 :smt006, cameron

I'm looking forward to finally meeting you in person, old friend.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Gearaddict on March 25, 2017, 09:57:48 AM
Hey Ladies and Gents,

I have never fished GSX,  this will hopefully be my first time but i am no novice to the cove. Trying to tap the collective here and see if anyone will sponsor me and my buddy Stacy, as rules state we need to be sponsored.

 I promise not to tarnish your name and will catch the littlest fish in the pond. 

Help me out, please... ( I am not above whiskey bribes for your service :) )

Thanks all,

GA(Anthony)
And no that is not me on page one of this post.  (lol)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: bwodun on March 25, 2017, 12:19:34 PM
so, making some major changes in my life, and looks like i will be making GS for the first time, so who wants to sponsor me, registration is going in the mail monday  :smt003 :smt006, cameron

Be proud to sponsor you buddy!

Hope all is well!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
thanks jim  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Fish 'n Brew on March 25, 2017, 12:28:42 PM
Look forward to fishing with you Cam.  Long time no see!

Martin
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Fisherman X on March 25, 2017, 03:08:30 PM

Hey Fish... will this do?

  (http://dweebfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/20161231_130641-e1490385980287.jpg)

Wow, that's well beyond my range of experience!

That looks like it should be tasted from cut crystal.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: LoletaEric on March 25, 2017, 06:19:01 PM
Quote from: Gearaddict
Hey Ladies and Gents,

I have never fished GSX,  this will hopefully be my first time but i am no novice to the cove. Trying to tap the collective here and see if anyone will sponsor me and my buddy Stacy, as rules state we need to be sponsored.

 I promise not to tarnish your name and will catch the littlest fish in the pond. 

Help me out, please... ( I am not above whiskey bribes for your service :) )

Thanks all,

GA(Anthony)
And no that is not me on page one of this post.  (lol)

My policy is that I do not sponsor anyone, but I want to give Anthony and Stacy my top recommendation - these are good guys who have the gear and experience.  I appreciate the consideration.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: crash on March 25, 2017, 09:33:01 PM
Quote from: Gearaddict
Hey Ladies and Gents,

I have never fished GSX,  this will hopefully be my first time but i am no novice to the cove. Trying to tap the collective here and see if anyone will sponsor me and my buddy Stacy, as rules state we need to be sponsored.

 I promise not to tarnish your name and will catch the littlest fish in the pond. 

Help me out, please... ( I am not above whiskey bribes for your service :) )

Thanks all,

GA(Anthony)
And no that is not me on page one of this post.  (lol)

My policy is that I do not sponsor anyone, but I want to give Anthony and Stacy my top recommendation - these are good guys who have the gear and experience.  I appreciate the consideration.  :smt001

I'll Sponsor you. No whiskey for me this year. Last year was enough to hold me for a lifetime. A lite beer or a nice cigar is plenty.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: lingseeker on March 25, 2017, 11:53:02 PM
Hey all , I'm looking to get sponsored. I've never been in a tournament but have fished the cove a bit this last year. Not sure about whiskey  bribes , but I'm into tequila bribes just fine. 
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: yakhopper on March 26, 2017, 08:51:49 AM
Ling seeker (Jon)
You know I got you covered
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: kayakjack on March 26, 2017, 09:15:52 AM
Hey all , I'm looking to get sponsored. I've never been in a tournament but have fished the cove a bit this last year. Not sure about whiskey  bribes , but I'm into tequila bribes just fine.

Ill sponsor you if you come wash the dishes after we close down the tacoshack. It only takes like half hour. Ill even throw in a free tacoshack hat.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Chadrock on March 26, 2017, 09:45:35 AM
so, making some major changes in my life, and looks like i will be making GS for the first time, so who wants to sponsor me, registration is going in the mail monday  :smt003 :smt006, cameron

Right on Cam!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Diesel days on March 26, 2017, 11:18:38 AM
I am requesting a sponsor as well to attend this years event.  I will being camping with Schills206 (Mr Rum). I myself prefer a smooth tequila from Mexico. I have never attended an actual NorCal Kayak event yet but I have enjoyed Crabbing and fishing with my Hobie Outback mainly in the Bodega bay area. I have about 2 years experience so far and I'm adequately equipped for this trip regarding safety.
This event looks like a lot of fun...
I am 50, Navy Veteran and I enjoy Fishing. Looking forward to some good rum and Tequila after a fun day of fishing and meeting new friends!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Gearaddict on March 26, 2017, 11:23:42 AM
Quote from: Gearaddict
Hey Ladies and Gents,

I have never fished GSX,  this will hopefully be my first time but i am no novice to the cove. Trying to tap the collective here and see if anyone will sponsor me and my buddy Stacy, as rules state we need to be sponsored.

 I promise not to tarnish your name and will catch the littlest fish in the pond. 

Help me out, please... ( I am not above whiskey bribes for your service :) )

Thanks all,

GA(Anthony)
And no that is not me on page one of this post.  (lol)

My policy is that I do not sponsor anyone, but I want to give Anthony and Stacy my top recommendation - these are good guys who have the gear and experience.  I appreciate the consideration.  :smt001

I'll Sponsor you. No whiskey for me this year. Last year was enough to hold me for a lifetime. A lite beer or a nice cigar is plenty.
Thanks Oyster Boy, Disney44 also volunteered.. Thanks everyone.

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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on March 26, 2017, 12:16:19 PM
I am requesting a sponsor as well to attend this year event, I will being camping with Schills206 (Mr Rum). I myself prefer a smooth tequila from Mexico made for Hulligans bar in Cabo. I have never attended an actual event but I do crab and fish a lot out my Hobie Outback mainly in Bodega bay area which is adequately equipped for this trip regarding safety.
It looks like a lot of fun...
I am 50, Navy Veteran, and I love to fish. I have been Kayaking now for a little under 2 years. Anyone interested is sponsoring me it would be greatly appreciated and our campsite will have good rum and Tequila after a fun day of fishing!

Sounds like you have some experience under your belt as far as kayaking and I have been know to hang out with a few Squids every now and then. :smt006  I would be happy to sponsor you Diesel. Plus I like," Ta Kill Ya ". Your Brother in arms.

Semper Fi.

Alex
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Schills206 on March 26, 2017, 01:02:46 PM
I am requesting a sponsor as well to attend this year event, I will being camping with Schills206 (Mr Rum). I myself prefer a smooth tequila from Mexico made for Hulligans bar in Cabo. I have never attended an actual event but I do crab and fish a lot out my Hobie Outback mainly in Bodega bay area which is adequately equipped for this trip regarding safety.
It looks like a lot of fun...
I am 50, Navy Veteran, and I love to fish. I have been Kayaking now for a little under 2 years. Anyone interested is sponsoring me it would be greatly appreciated and our campsite will have good rum and Tequila after a fun day of fishing!

Sounds like you have some experience under your belt as far as kayaking and I have been know to hang out with a few Squids every now and then. :smt006  I would be happy to sponsor you Diesel. Plus I like," Ta Kill Ya ". Your Brother in arms.

Semper Fi.

Alex

Hey Alex.. by sponsor, he means will you tow him around with a rope and pull his fish off the hook for him.  :)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on March 26, 2017, 01:23:29 PM
I am requesting a sponsor as well to attend this year event, I will being camping with Schills206 (Mr Rum). I myself prefer a smooth tequila from Mexico made for Hulligans bar in Cabo. I have never attended an actual event but I do crab and fish a lot out my Hobie Outback mainly in Bodega bay area which is adequately equipped for this trip regarding safety.
It looks like a lot of fun...
I am 50, Navy Veteran, and I love to fish. I have been Kayaking now for a little under 2 years. Anyone interested is sponsoring me it would be greatly appreciated and our campsite will have good rum and Tequila after a fun day of fishing!

Sounds like you have some experience under your belt as far as kayaking and I have been know to hang out with a few Squids every now and then. :smt006  I would be happy to sponsor you Diesel. Plus I like," Ta Kill Ya ". Your Brother in arms.

Semper Fi.

Alex

Hey Alex.. by sponsor, he means will you tow him around with a rope and pull his fish off the hook for him.  :)

Sorry, I got Seniority on him.  And who are you, his negotiator ?  :smt002
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Diesel days on March 26, 2017, 03:18:20 PM
Alex,
Thanks for the sponsorship!
We have a long history us squids hanging with marines... you guys do a fine job of kicking ass ashore but most can't stomach the waves getting to there destination. We have been known to carry a few marines home from the bars trying to keep up with us!
Looking forward to fishing with a brother in arms 👊🏻
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Diesel days on March 26, 2017, 03:44:52 PM
Schills206,
I may need that rope... to tow in my Huge fish!  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Schills206 on March 26, 2017, 06:02:22 PM
Schills206,
I may need that rope... to tow in my Huge fish!  :smt003


Haha..snort!  I'm just hoping its alot calmer than when we went out at Stillwater!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: lingseeker on March 26, 2017, 06:06:12 PM
Ling seeker (Jon)
You know I got you covered
;0)

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thanks yakhopper. This should be awesome!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: lingseeker on March 26, 2017, 06:12:20 PM
Hey all , I'm looking to get sponsored. I've never been in a tournament but have fished the cove a bit this last year. Not sure about whiskey  bribes , but I'm into tequila bribes just fine.

Ill sponsor you if you come wash the dishes after we close down the tacoshack. It only takes like half hour. Ill even throw in a free tacoshack hat.

I like the offer, thanks. Yakhopper has me covered but I might just come do some dishes for the hat and a taco. I'll bring the shots.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on March 26, 2017, 06:13:10 PM
Alex,
Thanks for the sponsorship!
We have a long history us squids hanging with marines... you guys do a fine job of kicking ass ashore but most can't stomach the waves getting to there destination. We have been known to carry a few marines home from the bars trying to keep up with us!
Looking forward to fishing with a brother in arms 👊🏻

 :smt003

Look forward to it. Was an experience floating across the equator on a ship on the way to the island of Diego Garcia from Korea with my Navy Brother's. They kept us in a hell hole at the bottom of the ship. :smt005 . Pull the chain and get wet, lather, pull the chain and get out. The fastest showers I have ever taken and the worst ever boat ( ship ) ride :smt044 .
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Diesel days on March 26, 2017, 08:43:36 PM
The hell hole was my home for 4 years... We would turn off the hot water all the time just for fun!
Schills206,
I may need that rope... to tow in my Huge fish!  :smt003


Haha..snort!  I'm just hoping its alot calmer than when we went out at Stillwater!
[/quote
Alex,
Thanks for the sponsorship!
We have a long history us squids hanging with marines... you guys do a fine job of kicking ass ashore but most can't stomach the waves getting to there destination. We have been known to carry a few marines home from the bars trying to keep up with us!
Looking forward to fishing with a brother in arms 👊🏻

 :smt003

Look forward to it. Was an experience floating across the equator on a ship on the way to the island of Diego Garcia from Korea with my Navy Brother's. They kept us in a hell hole at the bottom of the ship. :smt005 . Pull the chain and get wet, lather, pull the chain and get out. The fastest showers I have ever taken and the worst ever boat ( ship ) ride :smt044 .
I spent 4 years on the bottom of the USS PYRO AE-24, nothing better then turning off the hot water for the squids on top  :smt005
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: LoletaEric on March 27, 2017, 10:42:15 PM
I welcome and appreciate the banter - you may want to actually register for the event!  :smt005

Just a note for the newcomers - this isn't a "dry event", but please keep the drinking and other partying on a level that is respectful of families and those who are not partaking in your chosen inebriant.  Do whatever you like in your own camp or accommodations.

Also, smoking isn't welcome at the safety meeting, the scoring table or the potluck.

Thanks.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: raydon on March 28, 2017, 07:52:13 AM
I welcome and appreciate the banter - you may want to actually register for the event!  :smt005

Just a note for the newcomers - this isn't a "dry event", but please keep the drinking and other partying on a level that is respectful of families and those who are not partaking in your chosen inebriant.  Do whatever you like in your own camp or accommodations.

Also, smoking isn't welcome at the safety meeting, the scoring table or the potluck.

Thanks.  :smt001
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Thanks for the reminder Eric.  This is in line with keeping  your goal of making GS a family event. 

Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: LoletaEric on March 28, 2017, 07:59:52 AM
Thank you, Raydon - I appreciated you reminding me of the smoking issue.  :smt001  I should have added - no smoking at the Gyotaku printing event.

Camping:  I've discussed it with the owner, Jack, and he is setting up the usual group area where registered tournament participants can camp anywhere they'd like for a per person, per night charge.  I didn't  ask him what the charge will be this year - I think it was $22 per night last year.  Don't be surprised if it's gone up.  Jack has been trying to sell the campground, and economic times aren't easy at the Cove.  He always gives us ample space and treats our group very well.

So the options at the campground are:  1)  pay the group area charge per night; or 2)  rent your own spot - either individual or RV with hookups.

Everyone pays their share - freeloaders will not be tolerated.

Many people stay at inns, hotels or vacation rentals.  It can be tough to camp out and do early mornings/long days of fishing and sunshine.

Last note:  if you have a question about camping or anything else about the event weekend be sure to post it in this thread so everyone can benefit from that discussion (and I can avoid potentially answering the same question for a bunch of people on PM's  :smt001 ).

It's a community gig - be part of the community.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: MontanaN8V on March 28, 2017, 10:01:06 AM
Alex,
Thanks for the sponsorship!
We have a long history us squids hanging with marines... you guys do a fine job of kicking ass ashore but most can't stomach the waves getting to there destination. We have been known to carry a few marines home from the bars trying to keep up with us!
Looking forward to fishing with a brother in arms 👊🏻

 :smt003



Look forward to it. Was an experience floating across the equator on a ship on the way to the island of Diego Garcia from Korea with my Navy Brother's. They kept us in a hell hole at the bottom of the ship. :smt005 . Pull the chain and get wet, lather, pull the chain and get out. The fastest showers I have ever taken and the worst ever boat ( ship ) ride :smt044 .

You guys got showers? That's cute
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Gear Mockup on page 12
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on March 28, 2017, 10:56:01 AM
Alex,
Thanks for the sponsorship!
We have a long history us squids hanging with marines... you guys do a fine job of kicking ass ashore but most can't stomach the waves getting to there destination. We have been known to carry a few marines home from the bars trying to keep up with us!
Looking forward to fishing with a brother in arms 👊🏻

 :smt003



Look forward to it. Was an experience floating across the equator on a ship on the way to the island of Diego Garcia from Korea with my Navy Brother's. They kept us in a hell hole at the bottom of the ship. :smt005 . Pull the chain and get wet, lather, pull the chain and get out. The fastest showers I have ever taken and the worst ever boat ( ship ) ride :smt044 .

You guys got showers? That's cute

 :smt002  :smt008
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: BigJim on March 29, 2017, 09:44:30 AM
I will be do my very, very, very best to get some nice big abalone this year...totally failed last year cuz I suck.  :smt013 :smt010 :smt009 :smt044

Did manage to shoot a nice Ling at least.  :smt001

Here are some pics of my 1st 10 taken at GS8, 5th 10 taken at GS9, and last year's Ling at GSX.

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim


Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: BigJim on March 29, 2017, 09:53:50 AM
Some more GS pics...love that place, the people, and the whole event.

 :smt007 :smt007

Fired up for this year!!!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: G-Force on March 29, 2017, 03:55:18 PM
Hey potential sponsors -

My brother (delo50) and I are looking for a sponsor in order to attend GS11 this year. We started kayak fishing a couple years ago, and attended TRW last year (you know, the one with house-sized rollers all day long). We have all safety and immersion gear, lots of fishing experience and have boat-fished Shelter Cover 40+ times over the past decade. I'm 33 and he's 29, from Chico, and are both easy going - just looking to have a good time at the Cove with like-minded friends. Thanks for your consideration and please let me know if you have any questions that may help us get a sponsorship.

Greg (G-Force)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: Cen Coast on March 29, 2017, 07:32:10 PM
Great intro Greg. I'm positive somebody will sponsor you.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: brdopry on March 29, 2017, 08:45:50 PM
Ha ha ha ha yeah man cant wait Jim!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: LoletaEric on March 30, 2017, 12:15:01 PM
On Gimme Shelter...  Here's a post I put up in the GS5 thread.

December 28, 2010:

"...early this century, a group of hearty, fun-loving, tough, individualistic yet uniquely fraternal kayakfisherman created what would become a tradition along Northern California's Lost Coast.  They called it Gimme Shelter, a name with many meanings including, of course, the obvious - 'get me to Shelter Cove for some of the west coast's best fishing!' - but also it came to mean 'I want in on a gathering that, through camaraderie, competition, sportsmanship, adventure, and, just pure passion for life and the outdoors, can provide shelter to any of us in our hectic lives.'  The spirit of this gathering was created by the founders.  It was Abking, Swellrider, MBYakker, Sailfish, Sin Coast and sackyak.  It was an NCKA hookup with a focus on salmon in early March of 2007.  No fish were caught that weekend, but the group bonded on the water in tough conditions, and the adventures continued along shore and in the camp.  The next year around the same time a thread popped up for Gimme Shelter II - it was planned as a great hookup like so many other NCKA events and chills, but, even after much hype and a mini-epic lead-up thread of its own, it was cancelled due to hurricane-like weather.  A few dozen people were disappointed, but enthusiasm for the event's future was not altered.  The next year, 2009, the GS3 thread came alive - a few years of shortened rockfish seasons had led to a new phenomenon - people were so anxious to start the new rockfish and lingcod season with a bang after a long winter of deprivation that the idea of meeting along one of California's most remote and productive coastlines became an obsession!  The thread took on a life of its own and it was apparent that the Gimme Shelter series had formed.  That year we were lucky enough to have great conditions and we had an informal tournament, but, honestly, it was much more than just a fishing competition. There was talk of putting 10 or 20 bucks into an MBF - that's 'Money Between Friends' - type of competition, and, tournee or not, people were glad to be there.  Having received some generous prize donations, the call was made to make it a free tournee.  Anyone who competed could bring either their fish or a good photo of it to the potluck at The Tides Inn - because we'd filled that fine, ocean-front establishment - and enter it for a chance at a prize.  Overall length of longest fish was the determining factor for the prizes that year, and we had some wonderful surprises.  With no salmon season, the anticipated winning fish would be a lingcod, but some special things happened that year.  First, on pre-fish day, Friday, Domenic caught a beautiful Pacific Halibut!!!  39" and 25 pounds, and a PACIFIC HALIBUT!!!  Everyone was stoked, and it made anticipation of the next day's tournee that much better.  Tournee time came - we had around 55 competitors I think.  There were so many nice fish caught, and the numbers were ridiculous!  I'd say the 50-something of us caught and/or released a thousand or more fish that weekend!!!  The tournee title went to Jedmo with a 56" Wolf Eel - that was a shock and so cool.  34 and 32 inch lings made up the balance of the top three, and I think all the other fish that placed were lingcod, with quite a few over 30" caught for the weekend.  The tournament and potluck that followed were everything that we know that great NCKA events are, and the rest of the weekend, with ab diving, spearfishing, beach discovery, checking out the Lost Coast and surrounding 4000' ridge, was awesome - so many happy people having such a great time!  It had to be followed up, there was no option!  Early in 2010 the GS4 thread started up.  This year would be different  - there was pre-registration, t-shirts, a $1000 yak for a grand prize, other prizes!  This had become a bonafide tournament!  Another bonus of GS4 was that we had a salmon season!!     We had high hopes of many salmon being caught, but only a couple shakers were caught during tournee time, and a beautiful 14 pounder was caught by Bird during Friday's pre-fish.  We had 85 paid competitors and went with AOTD format - that's Angler Of The Day, and it uses AOTY rules for the most part.  Big Jim won the new OK Trident Fishing yak, and so many people were in awe of how that all went down - Jim's demeanor was nothing short of ideal in terms of humility and grace, and the prevailing feeling was that he deserved it more than anyone!  The tournee, potluck, prizes, winner(!), diving, gatherings, uni, family time, and all the rest of what was GS4 were totally awesome.  When the dust settled and all the "Sledgers" had cleared out, NCKA had put its mark on not just Shelter Cove, but really we had created a dream. 

Now it's time for GS5.  It's time to live the dream again."

****************************************************************************

GS11 is coming together - the tradition continues.  :smt001

Since GS4 I've handed out between 30 and 40 ten inch abs as trophies.  I'd come to realize that many of these beautiful shells were rotting on my fence, so over the years I've been cleaning up the ones that are still solid and giving them away.  I'm glad to have others take possession of what are icons from my past, and new tens that I find usually go in the GS mix as well.

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx65/Eric_Stockwell/DSCF5133_zpsmjgphfex.jpg) (http://s742.photobucket.com/user/Eric_Stockwell/media/DSCF5133_zpsmjgphfex.jpg.html)

Along with the ceramic ab tags I have built funky little mini-troughs as trophies too.  They're fun to make and fun to hand out.  Fun is a central theme of GS.

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx65/Eric_Stockwell/DSCF5132_zpsbkttvtn5.jpg) (http://s742.photobucket.com/user/Eric_Stockwell/media/DSCF5132_zpsbkttvtn5.jpg.html)

I think it was GS5 that brought about the oldgrowth redwood Trophy Troughs.  Jim Meier/Rockfish brought in a beautiful lingcod that he was calling 38" (maybe it was 37.5", but you know how fish stories go...  :smt005 ).  I put it on a Hawg Trough with the Hawg Trough Extension, and I thought I was so right in correcting him - this ling's not as long as you're claiming!  He was firm.  I was incredulous...  Then I realized my HT Extension was reamed out and stretched, effectively stealing a half inch from every large fish measured!!  Oh damn!  I knew right then and there that I needed to build some big troughs...  The Trophy Trough was born as a concept, and now I've built maybe 15 or so of them.  Several of those have been handed out as prizes for the AOTD, a few have been raffled off, and I retain a few for measuring GS fish and other catches during the year.

Here are this year's twin forties - one for AOTD, one for the raffle:

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx65/Eric_Stockwell/DSCF5136_zpsdfd0zxfe.jpg) (http://s742.photobucket.com/user/Eric_Stockwell/media/DSCF5136_zpsdfd0zxfe.jpg.html)

So, this is how GS works.  It's not about winning a kayak or prize money - BTDT.  It's about a community gathering where families are encouraged to participate, kids are given opportunities to discover the sport, friends are able to get together and strengthen their bonds, new relationships are forged, the beauty of nature and the fish is celebrated, and the true meaning of camaraderie plays out all around us.

If this looks and sounds good to you, I look forward to seeing you at the Cove.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: BigJim on March 30, 2017, 02:38:28 PM
Ha ha ha ha yeah man cant wait Jim!!!

Ana and the girls will be with me. I'm sure the girls are gonna dig hanging out with Zack, and Ana will dig seeing Tiff again...been a long time!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Some Bling and A Message - Bottom of Page 15
Post by: adonham on March 30, 2017, 05:27:56 PM
so here is a question...lol....if i dont get a sponsor....if i dont have a fishing partner....and i wanna come camp and hangout...bring my wife and kids...is that a problem....im very familar with the cove been going there or 20 years..or so ever sinice i was a teenager... i dive for abs there....i would fish and dive on my own...but would like to camp with everyone...

hope im not causing anyone any grief...

thanks, aaron
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: kayakjack on March 30, 2017, 06:57:19 PM
Hey potential sponsors -

My brother (delo50) and I are looking for a sponsor in order to attend GS11 this year. We started kayak fishing a couple years ago, and attended TRW last year (you know, the one with house-sized rollers all day long). We have all safety and immersion gear, lots of fishing experience and have boat-fished Shelter Cover 40+ times over the past decade. I'm 33 and he's 29, from Chico, and are both easy going - just looking to have a good time at the Cove with like-minded friends. Thanks for your consideration and please let me know if you have any questions that may help us get a sponsorship.

Greg (G-Force)

Ill sponsor you guys if you help us out by washing dishes for the fishtacoshack on Saturday night. It only takes like half hour and I will throw in a cool tacoshack hat and all the fish tacos you can eat
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Some Bling and A Message - Bottom of Page 15
Post by: Hojoman on March 30, 2017, 07:11:20 PM
so here is a question...lol....if i dont get a sponsor....if i dont have a fishing partner....and i wanna come camp and hangout...bring my wife and kids...is that a problem....im very familar with the cove been going there or 20 years..or so ever sinice i was a teenager... i dive for abs there....i would fish and dive on my own...but would like to camp with everyone...

hope im not causing anyone any grief...

thanks, aaron
The way I understand it is if you don't have a NCKA sponsor, you can't participate in the fishing competition. Correct me if I'm wrong, Eric.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Some Bling and A Message - Bottom of Page 15
Post by: adonham on March 30, 2017, 07:21:14 PM
so here is a question...lol....if i dont get a sponsor....if i dont have a fishing partner....and i wanna come camp and hangout...bring my wife and kids...is that a problem....im very familar with the cove been going there or 20 years..or so ever sinice i was a teenager... i dive for abs there....i would fish and dive on my own...but would like to camp with everyone...

hope im not causing anyone any grief...

thanks, aaron
The way I understand it is if you don't have a NCKA sponsor, you can't participate in the fishing competition. Correct me if I'm wrong, Eric.
Not trying to compete...i mean i would like too...but thats not what im asking...just wanna be there with my family...

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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Some Bling and A Message - Bottom of Page 15
Post by: yakhopper on March 30, 2017, 07:24:13 PM
Correct Howard,
No sponsorship means you are not in the official event.
BUT,
Everyone is welcome to hang out or fish during the same time, just bring some good juju and be in control of yourself and your group.

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Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Some Bling and A Message - Bottom of Page 15
Post by: LoletaEric on March 30, 2017, 08:50:31 PM
Aaron - You're all set - I received a message from your sponsor this evening.  You would have gotten a bunch of other offers along with that one.  The sponsorship system has worked out so well because just knowing that there is some expectation of accountability for behavior, there have not been any problems for years.  I shouldn't give up the goods like that, but I'm proud that our group has been really mellow and respectful as a priority.

Thank you, bro, for wanting to come to the event.  Even if someone can't get a sponsor and they want to come to the event, they are totally welcome.  That would be strange though, because all you need in order to get a sponsor is some openness, willingness to express your need, and some experience on the salt on a kayak.  It flows from there.

Welcome to Gimme Shelter.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: G-Force on March 30, 2017, 09:35:33 PM
Hey potential sponsors -

My brother (delo50) and I are looking for a sponsor in order to attend GS11 this year. We started kayak fishing a couple years ago, and attended TRW last year (you know, the one with house-sized rollers all day long). We have all safety and immersion gear, lots of fishing experience and have boat-fished Shelter Cover 40+ times over the past decade. I'm 33 and he's 29, from Chico, and are both easy going - just looking to have a good time at the Cove with like-minded friends. Thanks for your consideration and please let me know if you have any questions that may help us get a sponsorship.

Greg (G-Force)

Ill sponsor you guys if you help us out by washing dishes for the fishtacoshack on Saturday night. It only takes like half hour and I will throw in a cool tacoshack hat and all the fish tacos you can eat

kayakjack - you've got a deal! Thanks - really appreciate the sponsorship. If you wouldn't mind PM'ing LoletaEric and letting him know you're sponsoring us (G-Force, Delo50) that would be awesome! I'll reach out ahead of the tournament to check in and get dishwashing logistics :)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: LoletaEric on March 30, 2017, 10:29:56 PM
Hey potential sponsors -

My brother (delo50) and I are looking for a sponsor in order to attend GS11 this year. We started kayak fishing a couple years ago, and attended TRW last year (you know, the one with house-sized rollers all day long). We have all safety and immersion gear, lots of fishing experience and have boat-fished Shelter Cover 40+ times over the past decade. I'm 33 and he's 29, from Chico, and are both easy going - just looking to have a good time at the Cove with like-minded friends. Thanks for your consideration and please let me know if you have any questions that may help us get a sponsorship.

Greg (G-Force)

Ill sponsor you guys if you help us out by washing dishes for the fishtacoshack on Saturday night. It only takes like half hour and I will throw in a cool tacoshack hat and all the fish tacos you can eat

kayakjack - you've got a deal! Thanks - really appreciate the sponsorship. If you wouldn't mind PM'ing LoletaEric and letting him know you're sponsoring us (G-Force, Delo50) that would be awesome! I'll reach out ahead of the tournament to check in and get dishwashing logistics :)

Nice work, Jack!  No PM needed.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Consider Printing a Fish This Year - Gyotaku After Check-in
Post by: BigJim on March 31, 2017, 11:00:22 AM
On Gimme Shelter...  Here's a post I put up in the GS5 thread.

December 28, 2010:

"...early this century, a group of hearty, fun-loving, tough, individualistic yet uniquely fraternal kayakfisherman created what would become a tradition along Northern California's Lost Coast.  They called it Gimme Shelter, a name with many meanings including, of course, the obvious - 'get me to Shelter Cove for some of the west coast's best fishing!' - but also it came to mean 'I want in on a gathering that, through camaraderie, competition, sportsmanship, adventure, and, just pure passion for life and the outdoors, can provide shelter to any of us in our hectic lives.'  The spirit of this gathering was created by the founders.  It was Abking, Swellrider, MBYakker, Sailfish, Sin Coast and sackyak.  It was an NCKA hookup with a focus on salmon in early March of 2007.  No fish were caught that weekend, but the group bonded on the water in tough conditions, and the adventures continued along shore and in the camp.  The next year around the same time a thread popped up for Gimme Shelter II - it was planned as a great hookup like so many other NCKA events and chills, but, even after much hype and a mini-epic lead-up thread of its own, it was cancelled due to hurricane-like weather.  A few dozen people were disappointed, but enthusiasm for the event's future was not altered.  The next year, 2009, the GS3 thread came alive - a few years of shortened rockfish seasons had led to a new phenomenon - people were so anxious to start the new rockfish and lingcod season with a bang after a long winter of deprivation that the idea of meeting along one of California's most remote and productive coastlines became an obsession!  The thread took on a life of its own and it was apparent that the Gimme Shelter series had formed.  That year we were lucky enough to have great conditions and we had an informal tournament, but, honestly, it was much more than just a fishing competition. There was talk of putting 10 or 20 bucks into an MBF - that's 'Money Between Friends' - type of competition, and, tournee or not, people were glad to be there.  Having received some generous prize donations, the call was made to make it a free tournee.  Anyone who competed could bring either their fish or a good photo of it to the potluck at The Tides Inn - because we'd filled that fine, ocean-front establishment - and enter it for a chance at a prize.  Overall length of longest fish was the determining factor for the prizes that year, and we had some wonderful surprises.  With no salmon season, the anticipated winning fish would be a lingcod, but some special things happened that year.  First, on pre-fish day, Friday, Domenic caught a beautiful Pacific Halibut!!!  39" and 25 pounds, and a PACIFIC HALIBUT!!!  Everyone was stoked, and it made anticipation of the next day's tournee that much better.  Tournee time came - we had around 55 competitors I think.  There were so many nice fish caught, and the numbers were ridiculous!  I'd say the 50-something of us caught and/or released a thousand or more fish that weekend!!!  The tournee title went to Jedmo with a 56" Wolf Eel - that was a shock and so cool.  34 and 32 inch lings made up the balance of the top three, and I think all the other fish that placed were lingcod, with quite a few over 30" caught for the weekend.  The tournament and potluck that followed were everything that we know that great NCKA events are, and the rest of the weekend, with ab diving, spearfishing, beach discovery, checking out the Lost Coast and surrounding 4000' ridge, was awesome - so many happy people having such a great time!  It had to be followed up, there was no option!  Early in 2010 the GS4 thread started up.  This year would be different  - there was pre-registration, t-shirts, a $1000 yak for a grand prize, other prizes!  This had become a bonafide tournament!  Another bonus of GS4 was that we had a salmon season!!     We had high hopes of many salmon being caught, but only a couple shakers were caught during tournee time, and a beautiful 14 pounder was caught by Bird during Friday's pre-fish.  We had 85 paid competitors and went with AOTD format - that's Angler Of The Day, and it uses AOTY rules for the most part.  Big Jim won the new OK Trident Fishing yak, and so many people were in awe of how that all went down - Jim's demeanor was nothing short of ideal in terms of humility and grace, and the prevailing feeling was that he deserved it more than anyone!  The tournee, potluck, prizes, winner(!), diving, gatherings, uni, family time, and all the rest of what was GS4 were totally awesome.  When the dust settled and all the "Sledgers" had cleared out, NCKA had put its mark on not just Shelter Cove, but really we had created a dream. 

Now it's time for GS5.  It's time to live the dream again."

****************************************************************************

GS11 is coming together - the tradition continues.  :smt001

Since GS4 I've handed out between 30 and 40 ten inch abs as trophies.  I'd come to realize that many of these beautiful shells were rotting on my fence, so over the years I've been cleaning up the ones that are still solid and giving them away.  I'm glad to have others take possession of what are icons from my past, and new tens that I find usually go in the GS mix as well.

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx65/Eric_Stockwell/DSCF5133_zpsmjgphfex.jpg) (http://s742.photobucket.com/user/Eric_Stockwell/media/DSCF5133_zpsmjgphfex.jpg.html)

Along with the ceramic ab tags I have built funky little mini-troughs as trophies too.  They're fun to make and fun to hand out.  Fun is a central theme of GS.

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx65/Eric_Stockwell/DSCF5132_zpsbkttvtn5.jpg) (http://s742.photobucket.com/user/Eric_Stockwell/media/DSCF5132_zpsbkttvtn5.jpg.html)

I think it was GS5 that brought about the oldgrowth redwood Trophy Troughs.  Jim Meier/Rockfish brought in a beautiful lingcod that he was calling 38" (maybe it was 37.5", but you know how fish stories go...  :smt005 ).  I put it on a Hawg Trough with the Hawg Trough Extension, and I thought I was so right in correcting him - this ling's not as long as you're claiming!  He was firm.  I was incredulous...  Then I realized my HT Extension was reamed out and stretched, effectively stealing a half inch from every large fish measured!!  Oh damn!  I knew right then and there that I needed to build some big troughs...  The Trophy Trough was born as a concept, and now I've built maybe 15 or so of them.  Several of those have been handed out as prizes for the AOTD, a few have been raffled off, and I retain a few for measuring GS fish and other catches during the year.

Here are this year's twin forties - one for AOTD, one for the raffle:

(http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx65/Eric_Stockwell/DSCF5136_zpsdfd0zxfe.jpg) (http://s742.photobucket.com/user/Eric_Stockwell/media/DSCF5136_zpsdfd0zxfe.jpg.html)

So, this is how GS works.  It's not about winning a kayak or prize money - BTDT.  It's about a community gathering where families are encouraged to participate, kids are given opportunities to discover the sport, friends are able to get together and strengthen their bonds, new relationships are forged, the beauty of nature and the fish is celebrated, and the true meaning of camaraderie plays out all around us.

If this looks and sounds good to you, I look forward to seeing you at the Cove.  :smt001

What a great recap!!!

This will be my 8th GS in a row since my first time in 2010 when I somehow managed to win.  :smt007 :smt008 :smt007

Every year has been different, but ALWAYS an amazing experience.

Fired up to get back  there and see everyone and see what this year brings!!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Some Bling and A Message - Bottom of Page 15
Post by: Kayote on April 02, 2017, 07:23:27 AM
I'm Ready. Squidbillys Rule

Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Some Bling and A Message - Bottom of Page 15
Post by: Kayote on April 02, 2017, 08:35:24 AM
Yo
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Some Bling and A Message - Bottom of Page 15
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on April 02, 2017, 02:19:50 PM
I'm Ready. Squidbillys Rule
Is polygamus al coming with you? Its nice you can make it. I havent seen you in years.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Kayote on April 04, 2017, 03:01:02 PM
Looking forward to fishing with you too Darius. Polygamist Al won't be coming back ever. He got a new girlfriend and now he doesn't fish, camp, hunt or hike any more. All he does is old man stuff like golf and farmers markets. He has been effectively neutered.  :smt011
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Fish 'n Brew on April 04, 2017, 04:35:55 PM
Sounds like he should change his name to Monogamist Al.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 04, 2017, 06:49:12 PM
I'm glad you're coming, Ed.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Jinggo on April 04, 2017, 11:17:47 PM
It's official! I will finally fish in the GS! Watch out regulars, beginner's luck is in full effect! See you all otw!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Two Weeks Left to Register - Postmark by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 05, 2017, 12:24:19 PM
Yesterday at the Cove - the salmon weren't biting, but just being on the water again was a tonic for my soul!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Two Weeks Left to Register - Postmark by 4/20/17
Post by: Cen Coast on April 05, 2017, 07:44:30 PM
Mmmm, soul tonic... (in my homer simpson voice)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Two Weeks Left to Register - Postmark by 4/20/17
Post by: kayakjack on April 05, 2017, 08:09:10 PM
Mmmm, soul tonic... (in my homer simpson voice)
good with soul gin....(in my drunken homer voice)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Two Weeks Left to Register - Postmark by 4/20/17
Post by: Fisherman X on April 05, 2017, 10:07:35 PM
Can't talk, mopping up drool
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: Chet on April 07, 2017, 09:31:30 AM
I have never attend this awesome event. By looking at previous posts, I want to go and join the fun.
Usually my buddy is going with me. Essentially we need 2 sponsors.
Who is willing to sponsors us ? :smt005
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: BigJim on April 07, 2017, 09:40:06 AM
I have never attend this awesome event. By looking at previous posts, I want to go and join the fun.
Usually my buddy is going with me. Essentially we need 2 sponsors.
Who is willing to sponsors us ? :smt005

Would be proud to sponsor you guys! I'm assuming you and Rudy??

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17
Post by: Kayote on April 07, 2017, 10:31:52 AM
Sounds like he should change his name to Monogamist Al.

I said new girlfriend. Wives are a different thing. Al's always recruiting.  :3some:
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: Chet on April 07, 2017, 10:36:46 AM
I have never attend this awesome event. By looking at previous posts, I want to go and join the fun.
Usually my buddy is going with me. Essentially we need 2 sponsors.
Who is willing to sponsors us ? :smt005

Would be proud to sponsor you guys! I'm assuming you and Rudy??

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

Yes Jim.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: BigJim on April 07, 2017, 11:09:18 AM
I have never attend this awesome event. By looking at previous posts, I want to go and join the fun.
Usually my buddy is going with me. Essentially we need 2 sponsors.
Who is willing to sponsors us ? :smt005

Would be proud to sponsor you guys! I'm assuming you and Rudy??

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

Yes Jim.

Cool!

Just shoot Eric a PM and tell him I will sponsor both of you and we should be all good.

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: Chet on April 07, 2017, 12:29:40 PM
See you there Jim.   :smt006
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 07, 2017, 04:41:43 PM
Feel it.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: yakyakyak on April 07, 2017, 06:01:56 PM
Feel it.

Yes, definitely.

Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: Fisherman X on April 07, 2017, 06:43:40 PM
AbKing, you're killing me! Brutal tease!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: BigJim on April 08, 2017, 07:44:39 AM
GS4 flashback...

Valentina will be there again this year for the first time since 2010...I just know she and her sister and Mom are gonna have a blast!!

 :smt004

Maybe they are my good luck charms and I'll win again?!?!!

 :smt002 :smt005 :smt044

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 08, 2017, 09:47:45 AM
So stoked that your fam's coming, Jim!  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: Jude on April 08, 2017, 11:37:36 AM
That's a proper flag u got flying there JIM (for life)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 08, 2017, 11:41:25 AM
Hey, Jude!  :smt003

I thought that you were going to join us at GS one of these years.  Come on up.  Registration deadline:  4/20   :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: BigJim on April 08, 2017, 11:50:36 AM
That's a proper flag u got flying there JIM (for life)

Yeah you right!!!  :smt003 :smt004 :smt003

BTW, I know you and Papa Mali are friends, and he and I "follow" each other on Instagram these days...

Always get stoked when he likes or comments one of my pics or vids...especially when I use one of his tunes!!  :smt007 :smt004 :smt007

https://instagram.com/p/BKCt4XvBKuS/

https://instagram.com/p/BP6f53ylJJA/

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 08, 2017, 08:50:53 PM
GSX:
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 08, 2017, 08:57:55 PM
GSX:
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: Dogwood on April 09, 2017, 03:53:18 PM
looking forward to going to Shelter Cove, counting the days.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 09, 2017, 09:03:21 PM
Today's adventure:  got a few hours of trolling in before big winds moved in.  No salmon biting, but another session on the water hit the spot.  :smt001

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VY4ta90vBI&feature=youtube
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 09, 2017, 09:34:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpzFsCG_j_A&feature=youtube
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: Fisherman X on April 09, 2017, 10:15:36 PM
Very nice editing on the trolling, WTG!
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 10, 2017, 07:43:32 AM
Quote from: Fisherman X
Very nice editing on the trolling, WTG!

Thx, X.  Lack of a steelhead season and the ocean being muddy and rough for the better part of the last 3 months had me not putting up a video since early January.  Gotta keep the feed alive!  :smt001

Hopefully I'll get something a little more exciting to post up soon.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: B0B on April 10, 2017, 09:18:34 AM
registration sent! hope to see the ncka family again soon!

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 10, 2017, 09:49:44 AM
Yesterday pix:
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: Brandi on April 10, 2017, 10:40:25 AM
also GSX (gotta plug the event - the annual Gyotaku Extravaganza! see http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=77341.0 for more info)
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 10, 2017, 10:42:34 AM
Awesome Gyo pix!  Thanks, Brandi!!  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: Brandi on April 10, 2017, 10:47:30 AM
Awesome Gyo pix!  Thanks, Brandi!!  :smt001

Thanks Eric! 

More pics can be seen here starting with post #17 http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=70699.msg827013#msg827013
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: fishfiend831 on April 10, 2017, 01:51:45 PM
New to the group and wondering if I have to have a dry suit or will a wetsuit like 5 mil thick  and booties qualify as cold water ready. I prefer that over a dry suit
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 10, 2017, 01:53:48 PM
Wetsuit is fine, Cory.  "Dress for immersion" means be ready to go in and stay in for a while.  Drysuit without good thermal under it is a liability in terms of hypothermia.

See you at the Cove.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: fishfiend831 on April 10, 2017, 02:28:19 PM
Awesome thanks Eric.

Really appreciate all this group had to offer and look forward to meeting you
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Wilderness Systems! Radar 135 and Paddle for raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 10, 2017, 03:03:15 PM
Quote from: fishfiend831
Awesome thanks Eric.

Really appreciate all this group had to offer and look forward to meeting you

Likewise, my man.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Kokatat - DRYSUIT in PIF/HOW Raffle!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 11, 2017, 11:02:05 AM
The hoods should be darker than this - "charcoal" - hopefully I'll get another mockup.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Thank you, Kokatat - DRYSUIT in PIF/HOW Raffle!
Post by: MattSwayze on April 11, 2017, 08:54:34 PM
Registration sent, always a good time at GS! This will be my 5th time, time sure does fly.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Salmon will be open for GS11!!! MAYBE Pac Halibut too...
Post by: LoletaEric on April 11, 2017, 10:09:17 PM
It's all but certain that salmon WILL be open for GS11!

I have spots open for my Thursday half day salmon trip...

Also, I heard the other night at my Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers meeting that Pacific halibut may be open May 1st through June 15th to start the season before going to only the first parts of the months of July, August...etc. until the quota is met.

If this is true it'll be really cool.  For about 4 years running (GS3 though GS6?) there was at least one Pac hali caught during the GS weekend.  Hopefully we can bring in some salmon and the big halibut - it's nice to have them in play.
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Salmon will be open for GS11!!! MAYBE Pac Halibut too...
Post by: LoletaEric on April 12, 2017, 11:20:22 AM
I'm all about some "Charcoal".
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Salmon will be open for GS11!!! MAYBE Pac Halibut too...
Post by: BigJim on April 12, 2017, 11:27:57 AM
It's all but certain that salmon WILL be open for GS11!

I have spots open for my Thursday half day salmon trip...

Also, I heard the other night at my Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers meeting that Pacific halibut may be open May 1st through June 15th to start the season before going to only the first parts of the months of July, August...etc. until the quota is met.

If this is true it'll be really cool.  For about 4 years running (GS3 though GS6?) there was at least one Pac hali caught during the GS weekend.  Hopefully we can bring in some salmon and the big halibut - it's nice to have them in play.

Great news!!!!

Really don't wanna have to worry about coming across a big pac hali and not being able to blast her!

 :smt003

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Charcoal Hoodie Mockup on page 19
Post by: Kangler on April 12, 2017, 12:20:08 PM
Registration sent.  I have included what I called a $10 Admin. Beer fee.  I think that's self explanatory.  See you in May!

Aaron
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Charcoal Hoodie Mockup on page 19
Post by: Dogwood on April 12, 2017, 02:02:22 PM
Eric did not order a Hoodie when I submitted my registration. Check is in the mail. Sorry for the trouble
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Charcoal Hoodie Mockup on page 19
Post by: napajustin on April 12, 2017, 02:04:59 PM
Registration sent! Wouldn't miss this one, ever.

Justin
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Charcoal Hoodie Mockup on page 19
Post by: LoletaEric on April 12, 2017, 02:10:51 PM
Quote from: SeaChumm
Registration sent.  I have included what I called a $10 Admin. Beer fee.  I think that's self explanatory.  See you in May!

Aaron

:smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Charcoal Hoodie Mockup on page 19
Post by: LoletaEric on April 12, 2017, 10:05:41 PM
Justin - Glad you're coming - hope you bring the fam!

John - You are never being bringing trouble my way!  You are a great supporter of me and this event - give yourself some credit!  You'll look good in this hoodie.  :smt001  I hope your wife is coming again this year?
Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Charcoal Hoodie Mockup on page 19
Post by: HapaIK on April 12, 2017, 10:09:47 PM
Kaji's are in. also will be celebrating our 5th year anniversary of attendance.  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044

aloha,

Isao

Title: Re: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Charcoal Hoodie Mockup on page 19
Post by: LoletaEric on April 12, 2017, 10:13:32 PM
@meettheKaji's - So glad you guys are coming.  :smt001

Here's the dealio:  the roster is shaping up nicely, as is the raffle item list.  All of the trophies and other goodies are falling in to place.  GS11 is poised to be one of the best yet.  I'm stoked to see so many good friends sign up, and I'm really impressed and excited to see newb's navigate what can be a vague path to the event.  If you want in this gig, you can do it!  It's not that hard.

I will post an official roster once registration is closed (April 20th), and I'll list what gear people ordered, so it can be checked for accuracy and you can let me know if there is a discrepancy.

I'm really amped for this year's event!  :smt001

I'll give some confirmation of the salmon season and the Pacific halibut season in the coming week or so - salmon is almost a sure thing, and Pac hali is looking very good for us.  More to come...
Title: Re: GS11 - A Cultural Experience.
Post by: HapaIK on April 12, 2017, 10:22:57 PM
@LoletaEric , its #meetthekajis  :smt002 :smt002 :smt002
Title: Re: GS11 - A Cultural Experience.
Post by: LoletaEric on April 12, 2017, 10:55:59 PM
Quote from: HapaIK
@LoletaEric , its #meetthekajis  :smt002 :smt002 :smt002

Damn!  I knew that!!  :smt003

#meetthekajis  #feelthelove  #GimmeShelterPower
Title: Re: GS11 - A Cultural Experience.
Post by: matanaska on April 12, 2017, 11:23:37 PM
Salmon is confirmed open during GS11, but pacific halibut will be closed since the season dates remain the same as last year's which 1st-15th of each month through August then September 1st til October 31st or whenever CA DFW decides we met our quota which went up a few thousand lbs.
Title: Re: GS11 - A Cultural Experience.
Post by: LoletaEric on April 12, 2017, 11:32:32 PM
Quote from: matanaska
Salmon is confirmed open during GS11, but pacific halibut will be closed since the season dates remain the same as last year's which 1st-15th of each month through August then September 1st til October 31st or whenever CA DFW decides we met our quota which went up a few thousand lbs.

Thanks for the word, man!   :smt001

I'm so stoked that salmon will be open, and if someone hooks a Pac hali I hope they treat it well and they or someone around them gets a pic or video of the release.
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon Open for Tourney - Pacific Halibut Closed
Post by: crash on April 13, 2017, 06:20:00 AM
That's getting decided this morning and the Recommendation to the commission is that it would be open during GS.

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=141766

The season would open May 1 and close June 15, open July 1-15, August 1-15, then September 1-October 31 or when the quota is met.

Meeting starts at 10am. We should know by noon but unless Rob knows something I don't and barring unforeseen circumstance it should be open for GS.
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon Open for Tourney - Pacific Halibut Closed
Post by: LoletaEric on April 13, 2017, 07:19:50 AM
Quote from: oyster boy
That's getting decided this morning and the Recommendation to the commission is that it would be open during GS.

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=141766

The season would open May 1 and close June 15, open July 1-15, August 1-15, then September 1-October 31 or when the quota is met.

Meeting starts at 10am. We should know by noon but unless Rob knows something I don't and barring unforeseen circumstance it should be open for GS.

Rob's already trying to throw others off the trail so he can catch the only PH!  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon Open for Tourney - Pacific Halibut Possible...
Post by: Fisherman X on April 13, 2017, 07:26:36 AM
Quote
Rob's already trying to throw others off the trail so he can catch the only PH!

 :smt044  :smt005  :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon Open for Tourney - Pacific Halibut Possible...
Post by: crash on April 13, 2017, 07:33:54 AM
Quote from: oyster boy
That's getting decided this morning and the Recommendation to the commission is that it would be open during GS.

https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/FileHandler.ashx?DocumentID=141766

The season would open May 1 and close June 15, open July 1-15, August 1-15, then September 1-October 31 or when the quota is met.

Meeting starts at 10am. We should know by noon but unless Rob knows something I don't and barring unforeseen circumstance it should be open for GS.

Rob's already trying to throw others off the trail so he can catch the only PH!  :smt003

Ah man.  You're probably right.  I didn't mean to step on his action. Forget I mentioned it.
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon Open for Tourney - Pacific Halibut Possible...
Post by: crash on April 13, 2017, 12:49:27 PM
Fish and Game Commission unanimously approved and adopted the recommendation with the dates I listed above. 

Pacific Halibut is open for GS 11.
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon Open for Tourney - Pacific Halibut Possible...
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on April 13, 2017, 12:58:18 PM
Fish and Game Commission unanimously approved and adopted the recommendation with the dates I listed above. 

Pacific Halibut is open for GS 11.

Nice ! Thanks for that update. Heck, I might just show up the Monday of with my little aluminum and tool around for some , " camp meat ". :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon Open for Tourney - Pacific Halibut Possible...
Post by: crash on April 13, 2017, 01:04:32 PM
, " camp meat ". :smt001

We really need this term to enter the NCKA vernacular.  Anyone who shows up first needs to get camp meat.  The second person to show up brings the beer. 
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon Open for Tourney - Pacific Halibut Possible...
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on April 13, 2017, 01:16:15 PM
, " camp meat ". :smt001

We really need this term to enter the NCKA vernacular.  Anyone who shows up first needs to get camp meat.  The second person to show up brings the beer.

And a smoker. Hopefully it all pans out. Would really like to enjoy a few relaxed days before the tournament .  :smt001  So hopefully I will have the camp meat and you will have the beer.  :smt002
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon Open for Tourney - Pacific Halibut Possible...
Post by: crash on April 13, 2017, 01:59:35 PM
, " camp meat ". :smt001

We really need this term to enter the NCKA vernacular.  Anyone who shows up first needs to get camp meat.  The second person to show up brings the beer.

And a smoker. Hopefully it all pans out. Would really like to enjoy a few relaxed days before the tournament .  :smt001  So hopefully I will have the camp meat and you will have the beer.  :smt002

I'll have the smoker!

Hopefully the ocean cooperates. I have a feeling that this GS will be the year of the flatfish.
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon and Pacific Halibut ARE OPEN for GS11!!! Register by 4/20/17
Post by: Cen Coast on April 13, 2017, 02:30:35 PM
...campmeat

Hey Eric! Do you have a rough head count? ...out of curiousity
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon and Pacific Halibut ARE OPEN for GS11!!! Register by 4/20/17
Post by: bmb on April 13, 2017, 03:12:40 PM
...campmeat

is G-Whiz coming??
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon and Pacific Halibut ARE OPEN for GS11!!! Register by 4/20/17
Post by: Schills206 on April 13, 2017, 05:22:13 PM
Hi Everyone.. this house-broken fisherman is still looking for a sponsor if anyone is looking to take in a stray.  Married for 22 years so I'm officially neutered.  I met some of you at the crabfest this year.  I'll be fishing with Diesel Days and looking forward to a great time!
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon and Pacific Halibut ARE OPEN for GS11!!! Register by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 13, 2017, 05:29:47 PM
Quote from: Cen Coast
Hey Eric! Do you have a rough head count? ...out of curiousity

I don't do 'rough head counts'...  :smt005

I expect to end up around 150.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon and Pacific Halibut ARE OPEN for GS11!!! Register by 4/20/17
Post by: Sailfish on April 14, 2017, 01:34:20 AM
Hi Everyone.. this house-broken fisherman is still looking for a sponsor if anyone is looking to take in a stray.  Married for 22 years so I'm officially neutered.  I met some of you at the crabfest this year.  I'll be fishing with Diesel Days and looking forward to a great time!

I am married for 32 years so I guess we're both "house broken" and "neutered"  :smt005  I'll sponsor you and show you around in Shelter Cove Chris.
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon and Pacific Halibut ARE OPEN for GS11!!! Register by 4/20/17
Post by: Schills206 on April 14, 2017, 03:00:22 PM
You're the man Sailfish...thanks!  Looking forward to seeing you and everyone else there.

-Schills
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon and Pacific Halibut ARE OPEN for GS11!!! Register by 4/20/17
Post by: BigJim on April 14, 2017, 04:32:38 PM
You're the man Sailfish...thanks!  Looking forward to seeing you and everyone else there.

-Schills

You're in great hands with Sonny!!

 :smt001

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon and Pacific Halibut ARE OPEN for GS11!!! Register by 4/20/17
Post by: cajun on April 14, 2017, 04:58:52 PM
Ready to share a beer with you guys! Been to long!
Title: Re: GS11 - 108 signed up so far - Register by this Thursday - Salmon and Pac Hali!
Post by: MattSwayze on April 15, 2017, 07:52:12 PM
Things are looking good, few fish from today. It can only get better from here!
Title: Re: GS11 - 108 signed up so far - Register by this Thursday - Salmon and Pac Hali!
Post by: LoletaEric on April 15, 2017, 11:28:23 PM
Quote from: MattSwayze
Things are looking good, few fish from today. It can only get better from here!

Oh yeah!  Now we're talkin'!!  Nice job, Matthew.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Still Spaces on Thursday 5/18 Salmon Trip - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Flyaker on April 16, 2017, 09:51:17 PM
just filled in the application and sending out tomorrow.  Cant wait for another excellent GS event!
Title: Re: GS11 - Still Spaces on Thursday 5/18 Salmon Trip - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: vwool on April 16, 2017, 10:09:03 PM
I really need to send in my paperwork. I am really slacking here.
Title: Re: GS11 - Still Spaces on Thursday 5/18 Salmon Trip - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: A.Julian on April 16, 2017, 11:56:49 PM
I really need to send in my paperwork. I am really slacking here.
Lol not the only one. Will send tomorrow. See you guys soon!
Title: Re: GS11 - Still Spaces on Thursday 5/18 Salmon Trip - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Archie Marx on April 17, 2017, 07:37:12 AM
I really need to send in my paperwork. I am really slacking here.
Lol not the only one. Will send tomorrow. See you guys soon!
[/quote

Ditto.

Title: Re: GS11 - Still Spaces on Thursday 5/18 Salmon Trip - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on April 17, 2017, 08:27:32 AM
I really need to send in my paperwork. I am really slacking here.
Lol not the only one. Will send tomorrow. See you guys soon!
[/quote

Ditto.
We are on the same boat lol
Title: Re: GS11 - Still Spaces on Thursday 5/18 Salmon Trip - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: FishWorks on April 17, 2017, 02:02:32 PM
Sending my Reg. Out today..Thank You Very Much Eric for keeping this Awesome Event Going!.Cant wait to See  the Cove Again
Title: Re: GS11 - Still Spaces on Thursday 5/18 Salmon Trip - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Codzilla on April 17, 2017, 03:57:06 PM
Just sent mine and Rock Monsters in !!!! see everyone there !!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Rider on April 18, 2017, 08:21:52 AM
So it's looking like I will be submitting my paperwork and making the event. I need to get a partner as it looks like TX won't be making it  :smt010.
Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: novofish on April 18, 2017, 11:50:22 AM
Wish I could send paperwork in and enjoy everything that is GS.
We will miss helping with Gyotaku, and the Tides, and the great friends we meet up with.
The little girl has a swim meet that weekend - and so it begins, missing stuff for kiddie sports :smt005
Have fun everyone, we will have to hit the cove in the summer this year. :smt004
Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Cowman on April 18, 2017, 01:39:07 PM
Registration in the mail!
Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Disney44 on April 18, 2017, 02:16:03 PM
I mailed the app a while ago  not sure if you got it thx


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Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: bmb on April 18, 2017, 02:52:44 PM
I mailed the app a while ago  not sure if you got it thx


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if you didn't get a welcome e-mail I'd contact eric.
Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Pau Hana on April 18, 2017, 06:59:31 PM
Reg paperwork sent.  Looking forward to my 1st GS!
Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 18, 2017, 10:02:47 PM
Quote from: Disney44
I mailed the app a while ago  not sure if you got it thx

You're good to go, bro.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 18, 2017, 10:08:01 PM
Quote from: novofish


We'll miss you, Tony and family!
Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: FishWorks on April 18, 2017, 10:11:10 PM
Wish I could send paperwork in and enjoy everything that is GS.
We will miss helping with Gyotaku, and the Tides, and the great friends we meet up with.
The little girl has a swim meet that weekend - and so it begins, missing stuff for kiddie sports :smt005
Have fun everyone, we will have to hit the cove in the summer this year. :smt004

Will miss you brotha, i miss you, Olivia, and Ashley. How else am I gonna get up that Hill Now w/o the Minivan!? Lol, definitely in for a sumner trip

Sending mine out 2maro Eric FA SHO!
Title: Re: GS11 - 117 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 18, 2017, 10:17:21 PM
Quote from: FishWorks
Sending mine out 2maro Eric FA SHO!

I'm glad you're coming, Ricci.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Sailfish on April 18, 2017, 10:28:43 PM
ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT FOR GX11 REGISTRATION!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: kayakjack on April 19, 2017, 08:46:20 AM
registration just went into the mailbox. Looking forward to my favorite NCKA event of the year. Thanks Eric. Let us rejoice in our madness and eat a fuckload of fishtacos.
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Cen Coast on April 19, 2017, 09:18:44 AM
Let us rejoice in our madness and eat a fuckload of fishtacos.
AMEN!
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: BigJim on April 19, 2017, 09:21:17 AM
Let us rejoice in our madness and eat a fuckload of fishtacos.
AMEN!

 :smt003 :smt004 :smt003

Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Sailfish on April 19, 2017, 09:40:14 AM
registration just went into the mailbox. Looking forward to my favorite NCKA event of the year. Thanks Eric. Let us rejoice in our madness and eat a fuckload of fishtacos.

Need more helping hands at the Taco Shack?
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: kayakjack on April 19, 2017, 09:43:12 AM
registration just went into the mailbox. Looking forward to my favorite NCKA event of the year. Thanks Eric. Let us rejoice in our madness and eat a fuckload of fishtacos.

Need more helping hands at the Taco Shack?
Yes Sonny. I will put up at tacoshack thread in the next day or 2. It takes a village to raise a tacoshack.
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 19, 2017, 09:57:03 AM
I am so down with eating a fuckload of fish tacos!  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: ReelKnots on April 19, 2017, 10:16:32 AM
I am not gonna be in tourney but I will supply a load of Tortilla for the fuckload of fish tacos again.  :smt003 :smt006


-Kiel
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: kayakjack on April 19, 2017, 10:47:11 AM
I am not gonna be in tourney but I will supply a load of Tortilla for the fuckload of fish tacos again.  :smt003 :smt006


-Kiel

Thanks Kiel, we sure appreciate your continued support year after year. Gonna miss you bro.
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Sailfish on April 19, 2017, 10:54:19 AM
I am not gonna be in tourney but I will supply a load of Tortilla for the fuckload of fish tacos again.  :smt003 :smt006
-Kiel

Come on Kiel.  What's more important than GX's reunion?  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Rock Hopper on April 19, 2017, 12:45:39 PM
I am not gonna be in tourney but I will supply a load of Tortilla for the fuckload of fish tacos again.  :smt003 :smt006


-Kiel

I am not in the tourney, either, but I will supply Kiel with a kayak and the Taco Shack with a bunch of Granny Smith apple/cabbage slaw.
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Rock Hopper on April 19, 2017, 12:46:53 PM
I am not gonna be in tourney but I will supply a load of Tortilla for the fuckload of fish tacos again.  :smt003 :smt006
-Kiel

Come on Kiel.  What's more important than GX's reunion?  :smt003

Kiel is going, he's just not entered in the tournament.
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: kayakjack on April 19, 2017, 01:43:48 PM
I am not gonna be in tourney but I will supply a load of Tortilla for the fuckload of fish tacos again.  :smt003 :smt006


-Kiel

I am not in the tourney, either, but I will supply Kiel with a kayak and the Taco Shack with a bunch of Granny Smith apple/cabbage slaw.

Right-on Dustin. Your apple slaw will be a nice counter-punch to the fishtacos. Thanks bro
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 19, 2017, 02:56:24 PM
I am not gonna be in tourney but I will supply a load of Tortilla for the fuckload of fish tacos again.  :smt003 :smt006
-Kiel

Come on Kiel.  What's more important than GX's reunion?  :smt003

Kiel is going, he's just not entered in the tournament.

What's up?  You guys boycotting?
Title: Re: GS11 - Thursday Salmon Trip May Turn Into An Ab Class...
Post by: LoletaEric on April 19, 2017, 04:52:13 PM
Abalone Class on Thursday, May 18th - Review techniques, forecasts, where to go, how to do it...  Then we'll go abbing!

If there's interest I'll hook this up for Thursday - class at the ramp from 9 to 10 - in the water from 10 to 1.

Participants would need fishing license, abalone card, wetsuit.

PM me for further details.

:smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Thursday Salmon Trip May Turn Into An Ab Class...
Post by: TexasBoy on April 19, 2017, 05:29:08 PM
I have to pass on GS this year, with all the rain we have been getting and the amount of work I need to do in preparation for my D-Day, June 3. I've been over whelmed.  Sorry Rider for not making it this year, next year for sure! Will miss seeing all you guys! but I look forward to all the fish porn and shenanigan photos!!!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: Rock Hopper on April 19, 2017, 05:37:17 PM
What's up?  You guys boycotting?

I can't speak for Kiel, but I'm bringing the family to come and chill. I'll probably bring my kayak and fish at some point, but I surely won't be in tournament mode. :)

I would like a sweatshirt, though! Can I fill out a reg and send money for just a sweatshirt?
Title: Re: GS11 - Thursday Salmon Trip May Turn Into An Ab Class...
Post by: FishWorks on April 19, 2017, 05:57:32 PM
I have to pass on GS this year, with all the rain we have been getting and the amount of work I need to do in preparation for my D-Day, June 3. I've been over whelmed.  Sorry Rider for not making it this year, next year for sure! Will miss seeing all you guys! but I look forward to all the fish porn and shenanigan photos!!!!!

I got your Shennanigan photos for ya!!🤣😂🤣...
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 19, 2017, 07:12:08 PM
Quote from: Maul
I would like a sweatshirt, though! Can I fill out a reg and send money for just a sweatshirt?

For sure, Dustin!  I'm glad you guys are coming.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Thursday Salmon Trip May Turn Into An Ab Class...
Post by: LoletaEric on April 19, 2017, 07:14:12 PM
Quote from: TexasBoy
I have to pass on GS this year, with all the rain we have been getting and the amount of work I need to do in preparation for my D-Day, June 3. I've been over whelmed.  Sorry Rider for not making it this year, next year for sure! Will miss seeing all you guys! but I look forward to all the fish porn and shenanigan photos!!!!!

Sorry you can't make it, man.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on April 19, 2017, 10:02:39 PM
Registration in the mail first thing in the morning and I child sponsored .  :smt001 .
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: agoodhi on April 19, 2017, 10:27:48 PM
Gonna make it happen this year!  Been up there a couple times via usal road in the jeep and dirt bike, but never fished.  Looking forward to seeing that area from the water with a rod in hand  :beer2

--Ry
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Sailfish on April 19, 2017, 11:00:11 PM
ONLY 1 DAY LEFT FOR GX11 REGISTRATION!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - 118 in so far - Registration Deadline 4/20/17
Post by: ReelKnots on April 20, 2017, 06:05:06 AM
What's up?  You guys boycotting?

I can't speak for Kiel, but I'm bringing the family to come and chill. I'll probably bring my kayak and fish at some point, but I surely won't be in tournament mode. :)

I would like a sweatshirt, though! Can I fill out a reg and send money for just a sweatshirt?


I'll be there!  :smt006



-Kiel
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Sailfish on April 20, 2017, 06:52:54 AM
LAST DAY FOR GX11 REGISTRATION!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Rider on April 20, 2017, 07:09:18 AM
Dropped it in the mail this morning.
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Sailfish on April 20, 2017, 07:15:14 AM
Dropped it in the mail this morning.

Glad you made it Rider  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Cabeza de Martillo on April 20, 2017, 07:37:58 AM
Dropped mine off at the post office yesterday.
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: vwool on April 20, 2017, 08:42:06 AM
I dropped it off in the mail yesterday. I think this may be the latest I have ever turned it in.
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Sailfish on April 20, 2017, 09:07:29 AM
You guys are kings of procrastination  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Saw on April 20, 2017, 12:55:34 PM
I dropped mine in the mail today.  I had to wait to see if the date conflicted with my kid's school function.  Eric, if for some reason the postmark gets SNAFUed, please let me know asap.  thanks!!
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: SmokeOnTheWater on April 20, 2017, 01:06:43 PM
Gonna make it happen this year!  Been up there a couple times via usal road in the jeep and dirt bike, but never fished.  Looking forward to seeing that area from the water with a rod in hand  :beer2

--Ry

You're too wild.  Who's gonna sponsor you bro?   :smt044   
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Cowman on April 20, 2017, 01:36:39 PM
Gonna make it happen this year!  Been up there a couple times via usal road in the jeep and dirt bike, but never fished.  Looking forward to seeing that area from the water with a rod in hand  :beer2

--Ry

You're too wild.  Who's gonna sponsor you bro?   :smt044
Are you talking about sponsoring him for AA? you need help Ryan


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Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: scubaluis on April 20, 2017, 02:30:08 PM
I reserve my camp site a long time ago so I sent my registration yesterday.

I wonder how much damage is on Shelter Cove Rd from all the rain.
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 20, 2017, 02:46:53 PM
I reserve my camp site a long time ago so I sent my registration yesterday.

I wonder how much damage is on Shelter Cove Rd from all the rain.

It's not too bad.
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Fisherman X on April 20, 2017, 03:08:05 PM
I reserve my camp site a long time ago so I sent my registration yesterday.

I wonder how much damage is on Shelter Cove Rd from all the rain.

It's not too bad.


Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on April 20, 2017, 03:38:28 PM
Procrastination no more LOL check and regs just got dropped off.
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: yakhopper on April 20, 2017, 04:22:25 PM
Ok boys and girls,
Looks like they have fixed the majority of the pot holes on the road in to the cove. Also, if you are not aware, hwy 101 is currently closed due to a major slide near Legget. It will be closed for about another week, but should be clear in plenty of time for GS.
Now the good news.
We just had a cancellation here at the Tides Inn for this event. We have one room available with two full size beds. This room rents for $170 per night and we also have a event special (5 nights for the price of 4). This room will book fast so don't hesitate.
If you would like to book this room, call Verna here at the Tides Inn
(707)986-7900


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Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Rock Hopper on April 20, 2017, 04:46:13 PM

Now the good news.
We just had a cancellation here at the Tides Inn for this event. We have one room available with two full size beds. This room rents for $170 per night and we also have a event special (5 nights for the price of 4). This room will book fast so don't hesitate.
If you would like to book this room, call Verna here at the Tides Inn
(707)986-7900

Room is no longer available.  :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: AnnieAreYouOk on April 20, 2017, 05:11:41 PM
Lol add me to the list of procrastinators!!


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Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on April 20, 2017, 05:50:11 PM
Ok boys and girls,
Looks like they have fixed the majority of the pot holes on the road in to the cove. Also, if you are not aware, hwy 101 is currently closed due to a major slide near Legget. It will be closed for about another week, but should be clear in plenty of time for GS.
Now the good news.
We just had a cancellation here at the Tides Inn for this event. We have one room available with two full size beds. This room rents for $170 per night and we also have a event special (5 nights for the price of 4). This room will book fast so don't hesitate.
If you would like to book this room, call Verna here at the Tides Inn
(707)986-7900


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Just missed it darn IT!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: Fisherman X on April 20, 2017, 06:57:19 PM
Glad you got it, Dustin, that's awesome. I've been wanting to stay there for a long time!
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: One F on April 20, 2017, 07:22:53 PM
Mine finally got in the mail yesterday!  Can't wait!
Title: Re: GS11 - Get Your Registration Postmarked by 4/20/17
Post by: yakhopper on April 20, 2017, 09:04:07 PM
Here is an update on the slide that has 101 closed
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1459332417441364&id=327888130585804


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Title: Re: GS11 - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - Accepting Postmarks with 4/20/17
Post by: IslandYak on April 20, 2017, 09:54:47 PM
Check and registration in the mail today.
Title: Re: GS11 - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED - Accepting Postmarks with 4/20/17
Post by: LoletaEric on April 22, 2017, 01:11:58 AM
The Cove was nice today.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Friday Cove Report - Page 25
Post by: AlexB on April 22, 2017, 08:25:25 AM
Nice pics. Any nibbles?


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Title: Re: GS11 - Friday Cove Report - Page 25
Post by: Sailfish on April 22, 2017, 09:04:33 AM
Thanks for the Cove pictures Eric.
Title: Re: GS11 - Friday Cove Report - Page 25
Post by: kayakjack on April 22, 2017, 09:06:20 AM
Thats some smooth sexy shit right there bro. I can't wait!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - Friday Cove Report - Page 25
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on April 22, 2017, 09:55:07 AM
Thats some smooth sexy shit right there bro. I can't wait!!!

Sexy tease !
Title: Re: GS11 - Friday Cove Report - Page 25
Post by: LoletaEric on April 22, 2017, 11:21:55 PM
Quote from: AlexB
Nice pics. Any nibbles?

No nibbles!
Title: Re: GS11 - Friday Cove Report - Page 25
Post by: AlexB on April 23, 2017, 11:26:45 AM
Quote from: AlexB
Nice pics. Any nibbles?

No nibbles!
Bummer. You might have to come down this way for your salmon this year.


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Title: Re: GS11 - Friday Cove Report - Page 25
Post by: LoletaEric on April 23, 2017, 12:07:50 PM
Quote from: AlexB
You might have to come down this way for your salmon this year.

Been considering it!

I do want salmon - really bad.  But it'll be that much sweeter when I finally bag one at the Cove this season.

Yesterday had good conditions, but it just wasn't happening.
Title: Re: GS11 - Friday and Saturday Cove Report - Page 25 and 26
Post by: LoletaEric on April 23, 2017, 12:11:27 PM
Saturday's story:

Cove, day 2.
I was a little bummed to miss the March for Science, but I did have work to do! Helped some friends with drywall repairs at my favorite Inn and got a second round of trolling in from 830 to just after noon. A few rockfish and a lingcod were the only biters on my circuit from the Bell to the Whistle, north through B&B and then across the front. The water was nice, but there was a decent swell from the south combining with a west...

I knew the forecast had the swell building, and the Cove can get a little sketchy with south and west influences. As I got back to the launch area I neglected to wait out the set that was pounding the breakwater. I got just inside the end of the jetty and a pretty big swell was coming on my tail. I calmly turned my yak around to face this breaker with my bow, thinking I had this in the bag. Bad idea! Instead of punching through this with any momentum I was a sitting duck as this swell surfed me backwards! Before I knew it I was moving right along and knew it wouldn't end well. The slightest turn of my keel had me instantly flipped in about four to five feet of water. That happened extremely fast. I scrambled to get my boat turned over, grabbing whatever I could reach of the yardsale items around me. I'd had no time to grab anything before being under my yak, so I was really relieved when my net and the rod in the other holder were still there - benefit of flipping in shallow enough water to not allow those two to fall out of the holders. Then I thought of my second rod that had been in my lap. I was again stoked to find that it was right there still, attached to some rigging by the hook on the end of my line. A tackle box here, a cooler there, all my water bottles... I actually thought I had everything recovered, but a bit later I realized that my knife was missing. Lucky - very lucky.

That was a first for me in all my years of yakking on the ocean. Never take launching and landing for granted.
Title: Re: GS11 - Friday and Saturday Cove Report - Page 25 and 26
Post by: matanaska on April 23, 2017, 01:33:33 PM
I think most of my salmon this year will come from Oregon.  I'm setting my goal for 4 salmon from the Cove.
Title: Re: GS11 - Friday and Saturday Cove Report - Page 25 and 26
Post by: Sailfish on April 23, 2017, 06:27:44 PM
Glad you only "sacrificed" a knife to the sea Goddess.  Thanks for the report and pictures from the Cove.  You persistence will pay off soon.
Title: Re: GS11 - Friday and Saturday Cove Report - Page 25 and 26
Post by: crash on April 23, 2017, 06:36:49 PM
I was in the cove to day, just got done hiking from Mattole mouth to the cove on the lost coast with my kids.  Had a blast.  Lots of dead intertidal litter on the beaches, including a metric shitton of rock crabs.  It was weird, not sure why that was.  The reefs south of Millers were holding tons of life, seals, otters, birds working, rocks covered in mussels and gooseneck barnacles, it was inviting.  I didn't really have time to stop and cast a line because of dad duty and not wanting to get stuck north of gitchell on an incoming tide but it looked really good.

Jack said there might be an RV spot left, not sure about hookup situation, but if you need a space fr a trailer or RV at the campground I would call asap.
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster up soon
Post by: LoletaEric on April 24, 2017, 05:25:24 PM
GS11                 

Anchetta, Anthony           
Anderson, Cheylee           
Anderson, Evan           
Anglin, Don               
Aquino, Ferdinand           
Arthur, Tom               
Arthur, Tommy 
Artwohl, Bill         
Baker, Kenny               
Barker, Matt               
Barker, Ryan               
Batt, David               
Belli, Domenic               
Bennett, Martin           
Bolyard, Ron               
Bradfield, David           
Bray, Robert               
Brewer, Jef               
Brockman, Cody           
Brockman, Rich           
Calvert, John               
Cameron, James           
Cao, Dan               
Cardoza, Cameron           
Carraher, Craig           
Cervania, Freddie           
Chasey, Lloyd               
Chatelain, Nick           
Chavez, Ricci               
Cheng, Dave               
Cheng, Larry               
Chin, Ben               
Chow, Mason           
Clark, Bret               
Clark, Josiah               
Coleman, Chris           
Coon, Aaron               
Crotty, Loren               
Dang, Tim               
Davies, Jeff               
De Lange, Tommy           
Delorey, Bryan           
Delorey, Greg               
Duffy, Tim               
Dunn, Trenton               
Dye, Ken               
Easter, Brandi               
Egger, Kenny               
Engleton, Jeff               
Foreman, Amos           
Fung, Jon           
Gerstein, Bob               
Gonzaga, Graham           
Gonzaga, Jaime           
Gosciminski, Jim           
Gustin, Jim               
Harada, David               
Harrison, Scott           
Havemann, John           
Hayes, Chelsea           
Hayes, Justin               
Heitman, Jerry               
Haunte, Francisco           
Hofer, Kevin               
Ikemiyagi, Naoaki           
Jackson, Jim               
Jay, Shannon               
Johnson, Ed               
Johnson, Forrest           
Julian, Andrew           
Jung, Won               
Kaai, Eric               
Kaber, Doug               
Kaji, Amber               
Kaji, Isao               
Kangrga, Mike               
Kelly, Kevin               
Kelly, Martin               
Kennedy, Mike           
King, Ryan               
Kingstrom, Jeremy           
Kingstrom, Sarah           
Kirk, Howard               
Knight, Chris               
Knoles, Rob               
Koons, Adam               
Kuhl, Pat               
Lawson, Allan               
Le, Jon               
Lee, Mark               
Leepin, Allen               
Leepin, Patrick           
Lomboy, Omar           
Lott, Joseph               
Marrin, John               
Marroquin, Marcos           
Martin, Russ               
Martin, Steven               
Masson, Dusty           
Mayes, Matthew           
McNeil, Brad               
Meredith, Boyce           
Monte, Kyle               
Mouton, Greg               
Murakami, Jason
Murphy, Cory               
Murphy, Soren               
Murphy, Steve               
Nagel, Annie               
Nakashima, Marco       
Nelson, Gabe           
Nelson, Matthew           
Ng, Benson           
Ng, Herb               
Nguyen, Keith           
Nguyen, Sonny           
Nunes, Frank           
Ocampo, Erwin           
O’Neal, William           
Paoli, Gino               
Pascual, Cameron       
Patz, John               
Peters, Aaron           
Pham, Kiet               
Pham, Tuan           
Pickle, Brandon           
Pickle, Byron           
Pool, Jim               
Potts, Bradley           
Pratt, James           
Price, Chad           
Pritchard, Ken           
Prudhome, Guy           
Puertas, Daniel           
Racinez, Ryan           
Raynon, JC           
Reese, Kyle           
Reese, Nick               
Renger, Allan               
Renger, Colby               
Revelo, Antonio               
Reyes, Herb               
Roberts, Chuck               
Roberts, Lexy           
Rodriguez, Nick           
Romero, Luis           
Romo, Pete           
Rough, Aaron           
Royston, Dave           
Russell, Jim           
Sanchez, Allan           
Sandkulla, Stacy           
Sapp, Mike           
Saufferer, Ron           
Saufferer, Terry           
Sawyer, Thomas           
Schillings, Chris           
Schulz, Kelly and Lawana       
Scriven, Joe           
Shippey, Raydon           
Shu, Roger           
Shu, Dennis           
Siepert, Bryan           
Sigala, Alex           
Silva, Jon               
Sivongsay, Poe           
Sivongxay, Som           
Solomon, Brookes           
Sopjes, David           
Stockwell, Eric           
Takagi, Brian           
Takagi, Steve           
Tanagon, Jason           
Taube, Dylan           
Taube, Tyja           
Tesch, Damen           
Thorpe, Scott           
Tibbet, Michael           
Tosta, Casey           
Turntine, Garret           
Van Arsdale, Aaron       
Vanhorn, Freddie           
VanWatermeulen, Jon       
Velho, Joe               
Voss, Joe               
Vu, Paul               
Wallace, Brian           
Wang, Tim               
White, Sean           
Whiting, Jack           
Wirt, William           
Woolworth, Victor           
Yamagata, Michael       
Yu, Ben               
Yu, Ernest               
Ziomek, Tracey           


Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: kayakjack on April 24, 2017, 08:02:01 PM
where the A-hulls at?  gonna be awful quiet without FM1 stirring the pot.
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: Fisherman X on April 24, 2017, 08:54:36 PM
Usually in attendance, not necessarily entered in tourney.
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: Sailfish on April 24, 2017, 09:27:26 PM
I counted 193 names.  Am I correct Eric?
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: LoletaEric on April 24, 2017, 09:42:44 PM
Quote from: Sailfish
I counted 193 names.  Am I correct Eric?

194, Sonny.

I couldn't copy the numbers from a Google Doc...

Got over 100 entries within the past 2 weeks!
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: BigJim on April 25, 2017, 07:42:19 AM
Quote from: Sailfish
I counted 193 names.  Am I correct Eric?

194, Sonny.

I couldn't copy the numbers from a Google Doc...

Got over 100 entries within the past 2 weeks!

194!

Dang!!!

 :smt007 :smt007
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: Kangler on April 25, 2017, 10:05:01 AM
I amexcited to be back at Shelter Cove and this year I am even happier that my schedule allows it to be during GS.  I will be pedaling not paddling this year.  Anyone looking for a team mate?
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: Rider on April 25, 2017, 10:08:02 AM
I amexcited to be back at Shelter Cove and this year I am even happier that my schedule allows it to be during GS.  I will be pedaling not paddling this year.  Anyone looking for a team mate?

I am looking for one and I peddle too :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: Archie Marx on April 25, 2017, 10:32:53 AM
Start getting your teams together. I'll post a GS11 team signup thread sometime today.

Where is the countdown, Sonny?
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: Sailfish on April 25, 2017, 10:42:59 AM
Start getting your teams together. I'll post a GS11 team signup thread sometime today.
Where is the countdown, Sonny?

You asked for it  :smt003

Only 25 days left to GS11 derby!
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: crash on April 25, 2017, 11:14:25 AM
Eric-  How many new participants?  How does that number compare to years past?  If it isn't easy to answer don't go out of your way or anything, just curious.
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: FishWorks on April 25, 2017, 12:35:09 PM
Butts and Chrome.....Thats All Im seeking this year at GS11!! 🤣😅😂
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: LoletaEric on April 25, 2017, 12:46:31 PM
Quote from: oyster boy
Eric-  How many new participants?  How does that number compare to years past?  If it isn't easy to answer don't go out of your way or anything, just curious.

Got 2 more entries today - that should be it for 4/20 postmarks...

44 rookies.  Not sure how that compares to years past, but here's a breakdown of stats on them:

- 8 of the rookies were guiding clients of mine;
- 2 of the rookies are NCKA OG's - Sean White and Cameron Cardoza;
- 9 are LCKA and/or attended Rockfish Wars;
- most of the rest are friends who didn't need to ask for a sponsor - they're coming based on the direct recommendation and/or plans of friends who are attending.  For instance, the Saufferer bros have three friends coming; Darius has a few friends coming; Jason Tanagon has a couple friends coming...etc.

I'm happy with how the tournament roster shaped up.  It's hard to downsize!
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: RacinRob on April 25, 2017, 01:00:17 PM
Jason's friends can't come. Please don't let them come to GS. PLEASE. That is if it is the same friends that were at Berryessa.


Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on April 25, 2017, 01:24:59 PM
Jason's friends can't come. Please don't let them come to GS. PLEASE. That is if it is the same friends that were at Berryessa.

 :smt005  :smt005  :smt005

Rob got bit by the African teetsie milk ? Whatever that Schmidt is called ?  :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: Str8FishiN on April 25, 2017, 01:43:43 PM
Jason's friends can't come. Please don't let them come to GS. PLEASE. That is if it is the same friends that were at Berryessa.

LOL!  You mean my cousin's?  Why not?   :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: FishWorks on April 25, 2017, 01:51:36 PM
Jason's friends can't come. Please don't let them come to GS. PLEASE. That is if it is the same friends that were at Berryessa.




LMAO!! 😅😅🤣🤣..Now Now Rob, cant go blamin others for your Thirtyness!! 🤣
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: crash on April 25, 2017, 03:38:04 PM
Quote from: oyster boy
Eric-  How many new participants?  How does that number compare to years past?  If it isn't easy to answer don't go out of your way or anything, just curious.

Got 2 more entries today - that should be it for 4/20 postmarks...

44 rookies.  Not sure how that compares to years past, but here's a breakdown of stats on them:

- 8 of the rookies were guiding clients of mine;
- 2 of the rookies are NCKA OG's - Sean White and Cameron Cardoza;
- 9 are LCKA and/or attended Rockfish Wars;
- most of the rest are friends who didn't need to ask for a sponsor - they're coming based on the direct recommendation and/or plans of friends who are attending.  For instance, the Saufferer bros have three friends coming; Darius has a few friends coming; Jason Tanagon has a couple friends coming...etc.

I'm happy with how the tournament roster shaped up.  It's hard to downsize!


Interesting, thanks.  With right around 200 and noticeably less promotion this year I wondered what affect that would have.  Seems like not very much, at least yet.  I'm looking forward to a great event.  Thanks again and good work Eric!
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: BigJim on April 25, 2017, 03:43:43 PM
GSX thread shows 198 registered last year...2 difference? 196 seems like a LOT to me...in a good way!!

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=70255.0

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: LoletaEric on April 25, 2017, 03:46:59 PM
Quote from: oyster boy
Interesting, thanks.  With right around 200 and noticeably less promotion this year I wondered what affect that would have.  Seems like not very much, at least yet.  I'm looking forward to a great event.  Thanks again and good work Eric!

Thanks, Doug.

Numbers were down significantly about 3 to 4 weeks ago, and I started freaking a little about ordering several different shirt/hoodie/hat configurations without the volume to support it.  I was going to avoid putting it on Facebook at all, but I felt like I needed to bolster the roster.

I think that the phenomenon that's occurring is that there are lots more events now, so people are less likely to commit early.  To get over 100 in the final two weeks was unique.

It will be a great event - let's hope the spring winds don't hammer us too hard since they've been delayed by all the rain...

Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: kayakjack on April 25, 2017, 03:52:15 PM
My two friends who registered and came to the event last year (Anthony&the spaniard) are coming back again this year but didn't have their shit together to get registered in time. So thats probably why we have 2 less registered. Of course I will have to give them shit about it all weekend.
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: LoletaEric on April 25, 2017, 03:56:38 PM
Quote from: kayakjack
My two friends who registered and came to the event last year (Anthony&the spaniard) are coming back again this year but didn't have their shit together to get registered in time. So thats probably why we have 2 less registered. Of course I will have to give them shit about it all weekend.

I printed a few extra shirts if they're interested.
Title: Re: GS11 - Roster on page 26
Post by: BigJim on April 25, 2017, 03:56:55 PM
My two friends who registered and came to the event last year (Anthony&the spaniard) are coming back again this year but didn't have their shit together to get registered in time. So thats probably why we have 2 less registered. Of course I will have to give them shit about it all weekend.

 :smt005 :smt044 :smt005

Looking forward to seeing those guys again.

 :smt001

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

Title: Re: GS11 - Shirts, Hoodies and Hats Ordered - Troughs and Abs Done - Raffle Strong!
Post by: Sailfish on April 26, 2017, 10:14:20 AM
Only 24 days left to GS11 derby!
Title: Re: GS11 - Shirts, Hoodies and Hats Ordered - Troughs and Abs Done - Raffle Strong!
Post by: Hojoman on April 26, 2017, 01:03:24 PM
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/apr/26/video-run-run-watch-highway-101-get-re-eaten-massi/
Title: Re: GS11 - Shirts, Hoodies and Hats Ordered - Troughs and Abs Done - Raffle Strong!
Post by: Fisherman X on April 26, 2017, 06:09:11 PM
Are you going to come up for it, Howard?
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: Sailfish on April 27, 2017, 11:30:11 PM
Only 23 days left to GS11 derby!
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: crash on April 28, 2017, 08:28:27 AM
Any whispers if try tip sandwich dinners like last year, or anything else for dinners after the captains meeting?  I'm going to make the oyster thread in a couple days, wondering what else might be in the works.
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: Archie Marx on April 28, 2017, 08:41:45 AM
GS11 Team Signup is now available!

Go here: http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=78189.0 (http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=78189.0)
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: Fisherman X on April 28, 2017, 10:13:16 AM
Any whispers if try tip sandwich dinners like last year, or anything else for dinners after the captains meeting?  I'm going to make the oyster thread in a couple days, wondering what else might be in the works.

Yay!, Thanks Doug!!!  :smt007
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: LoletaEric on April 28, 2017, 11:49:33 AM
Any whispers if try tip sandwich dinners like last year, or anything else for dinners after the captains meeting?  I'm going to make the oyster thread in a couple days, wondering what else might be in the works.

The Lighthouse people are doing pulled pork sandwiches this year.  Friday evening. 
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: Ski Pro 3 -- Jerry on April 28, 2017, 01:47:23 PM
Any whispers if try tip sandwich dinners like last year, or anything else for dinners after the captains meeting?  I'm going to make the oyster thread in a couple days, wondering what else might be in the works.

I'm in site 6, not 7 this year and willing to host the oyster feed again.  Very close to the outdoor picnic patio.  Any others who want to peddle their wares, lures, lead heads and such are also welcome to set up a table as well

Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: crash on April 28, 2017, 02:21:39 PM
Right on thanks Eric and Jerry.
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: Bttmdweller on April 28, 2017, 06:02:05 PM
Speaking of oysters? Rob . Will you be placing orders for those fine specimens from trinidad area again? Inquiring minds from the south looking to partake. Thx
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: crash on April 28, 2017, 06:15:57 PM
Speaking of oysters? Rob . Will you be placing orders for those fine specimens from trinidad area again? Inquiring minds from the south looking to partake. Thx

I'll just start the thread now.
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: crash on April 28, 2017, 06:34:36 PM
Oyster thread is up!

http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=78219.0
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: Chinclan on April 29, 2017, 08:42:14 AM
Looking for a paddling teammate for GS11.  I started this great kayak fishing adventure last Father's Day at Trinidad, and have since been out fishing twice a month on average.  Experience includes Caspar, Bolinas, Tomales, Timber Cove.  If you are looking for a safety-conscious teammate who is looking forward to his first NCKA tournament, I would be happy team up with you.
Title: Re: GS11 - This Year's Gyotaku - New Paints, New Shirts, Kids Print for Free and Win
Post by: Sailfish on April 29, 2017, 10:05:56 PM
Only 21 days left to GS11 derby!
Title: Re: GS11 - Abalone Action on Pg. 29 - Raffle Getting Stacked - Bring Your Piggy Bank
Post by: LoletaEric on May 02, 2017, 07:31:51 AM
Monday's Adventure: opening the abalone season with Gus. I donated a trip to the Fortuna High School Safe and Sober Auction a couple months ago, and Gus won it with a generous donation to the kids.

Today was our chance to meet and do a trip of Gus' choice. He wanted to go abalone diving, so that's what we did. The ocean was good to us, and Gus picked a limit. I'd told him that I could carry his weightbelt and dive right with him, but I was clear that I could not pick his abalone for him. Turned out that wasn't a problem, as Gus was all over it and found 3 nice ones even in the surge and low viz. At 67, my guest kicked ass at a sport that is extremely demanding, and I was so stoked to be there as his partner.

We're going again on Wednesday.  :smt001

Don't forget to bring all the toys...
Title: Re: GS11 - Abalone Action on Pg. 29 - Raffle Getting Stacked - Bring Your Piggy Bank
Post by: Fish Master1 on May 02, 2017, 07:40:34 AM
That's awesome Eric! :smt006
Title: Re: GS11 - Abalone Action on Pg. 29 - Raffle Getting Stacked - Bring Your Piggy Bank
Post by: Chadrock on May 02, 2017, 07:39:00 PM
Right on Gus!
Title: Re: GS11 - Abalone Action on Pg. 29 - Raffle Getting Stacked - Bring Your Piggy Bank
Post by: Rock Hopper on May 02, 2017, 08:56:50 PM
FYI, Inn of the Lost Coast has a few rooms still available for GS weekend.
Title: Re: GS11 - Abalone Action on Pg. 29 - Raffle Getting Stacked - Bring Your Piggy Bank
Post by: Malfunction on May 03, 2017, 07:37:53 AM
Anybody in the Sacramento area going to GS11 that would be willing to bring some things there for me? Please send me a PM.

Thanks!
Title: Re: GS11 - Abalone Action on Pg. 29 - Raffle Getting Stacked - Bring Your Piggy Bank
Post by: Eric B on May 03, 2017, 07:54:55 AM
It was nice seeing you and Gus, Eric.  We went out again yesterday.  So much fun.  Those rocks are absolutely teeming with life.
Title: Re: GS11 - Abalone Action on Pg. 29 - Raffle Getting Stacked - Bring Your Piggy Bank
Post by: Sailfish on May 03, 2017, 10:34:25 AM
Only 17 days left to GS11 derby!
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon, Halibut, Thresher, Abs, Lingcod, Rockfish, Dungeness, Flat Fish..
Post by: LoletaEric on May 04, 2017, 09:52:33 AM
Day 2 with Gus.

Having seen a favorable forecast I arrived at the Cove yesterday looking for slick-calm water, but heavy wind chop coming in from the outside had nearshore waters looking pretty raspy. Gus was up for trying out the kayaks, so we geared up and got on the water for a tour. It wasn't an ocean I would've taken a total noob on - Gus has a powerboat and has done canoeing and other water sports, so we went for it. He handled the steep and mixed swell really well and enjoyed the experience, but the fish weren't biting well as the tide was dropping to a midday minus.

By late morning we wrapped up the boating and headed for our dive location. Met up with a friend of Gus', Steve, and he joined us for the session. Water was clearer than Monday, but the chop and an occasional beefy set from the west added to the challenge. Success was achieved and fun was had as we found plenty of abs and other critters along the reef.

We parted ways early afternoon and I headed back to the ramp to organize my gear and decide on my afternoon itinerary - nice to have some options since I didn't need to get the kids from school this day. As I hung out enjoying the sun and gentle water in the Cove I saw that the outside waters had mellowed a lot since the morning. Twenty minutes later I was dropping herring on the reef, and now the lings and rockies were biting much better. Saw several whales including moms with calves, chased some birds around hoping for a salmon to bite my barbless hooks, and ended up grabbing some fresh white meat for dinner. Wrapped it up and basked in 80 degree temps on the drive home late afternoon.

Enjoyed getting out with you, Gus, and nice to meet you, Steve. Shelter Cove is where it's at!  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon, Halibut, Thresher, Abs, Lingcod, Rockfish, Dungeness, Flat Fish..
Post by: LoletaEric on May 04, 2017, 09:58:34 AM
More Cove pics from 5/3
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon, Halibut, Thresher, Abs, Lingcod, Rockfish, Dungeness, Flat Fish..
Post by: CA_fish on May 04, 2017, 11:38:14 AM
Eric, Glad You and Gus made the weather window to fish and dive the cove, and nice work with the abs and getting out Gus.  I considered a cove or Tdad dive trip Tuesday but couldn't make it happen. 
-Allan
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon, Halibut, Thresher, Abs, Lingcod, Rockfish, Dungeness, Flat Fish..
Post by: Sailfish on May 04, 2017, 02:49:38 PM
Thanks for the report and pictures from the Cove Eric.  Will see you there in 2 weeks.
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon, Halibut, Thresher, Abs, Lingcod, Rockfish, Dungeness, Flat Fish..
Post by: Sailfish on May 05, 2017, 01:01:13 AM
Only 15 days left to GS11 derby!
Title: Re: GS11 - Salmon, Halibut, Thresher, Abs, Lingcod, Rockfish, Dungeness, Flat Fish..
Post by: LoletaEric on May 05, 2017, 04:24:25 PM
Gear's in. 

My printer ended up getting wires crossed on the color for the hoodies, so "Solid Charcoal" got ordered, instead of "Charcoal Heather" that I'd chosen.  I'm letting them off the hook.  Solid Charcoal it is!  They look good.

Everything else looks good and will be fun to hand out and get everybody all decked out in.

I got a few extra hats and shirts - hit me up at the event if you're wanting anything.

:smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: yakhopper on May 05, 2017, 05:28:37 PM
If it's the same hats as last year, I'll take one next time I see you
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: kayakjack on May 05, 2017, 07:32:50 PM
That shit's hella gangsta. Can't wait to pimp it.
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Tote on May 05, 2017, 07:45:30 PM
That shirt is friggin' AWESOME!
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: B0B on May 05, 2017, 08:25:03 PM
i love those hats!

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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 05, 2017, 09:37:51 PM
Quote from: yakhopper
If it's the same hats as last year, I'll take one next time I see you
;0)

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You got it.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 05, 2017, 09:40:06 PM
Quote from: kayakjack
That shit's hella gangsta. Can't wait to pimp it.

Thanks, Jack!  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 05, 2017, 09:46:19 PM
Quote from: Tote
That shirt is friggin' AWESOME!

Thanks, man - wish you could be there.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 05, 2017, 09:51:53 PM
Quote from: B0B
i love those hats!

Thanks, B0B!  I envisioned a universal kayak fishing image. 

It's like we're on a continuum:

- civilian
- infantry
- mechanized
- special ops
- kayak fisherman...

:smt003

(no disrespect to actual service members  :smt001)
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Sailfish on May 05, 2017, 10:41:09 PM
Only 2 weeks left to GS11 derby!
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Sailfish on May 05, 2017, 10:42:59 PM
I'll take the violet logo hat if it's still available Eric.
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 05, 2017, 11:13:57 PM
Quote from: Sailfish
I'll take the violet logo hat if it's still available Eric.

You got it, Sonny.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 05, 2017, 11:33:39 PM
**** I'll have to stop requests there and say extra gear is only available at the event ****

I don't have much.  Yakhopper and Sailfish - I got you guys covered.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Sailfish on May 06, 2017, 12:06:44 AM
**** I'll have to stop requests there and say extra gear is only available at the event ****

I don't have much.  Yakhopper and Sailfish - I got you guys covered.  :smt001

Thanks Eric.  See you in 2 weeks  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Live2Fish on May 06, 2017, 10:01:56 AM
Gear looks awesome
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: HapaIK on May 06, 2017, 03:30:44 PM
Gear looks great!  Also, I really appreciate the model shots!!!

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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: crash on May 06, 2017, 03:55:28 PM
Quote from: crash
Mendocino management area proposal to move the opener to May 1 is one of the topics for discussion at the fish and game commission meeting this week in Eureka.

Good info, Doug - thx.

I think I'd leave the event at 5/20/17 even if the opener moves up.

BTW, Mother's Day will be 5/14/17.  :smt001

Good call.

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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 07, 2017, 08:30:43 PM
Quote from: HapaIK
Gear looks great!  Also, I really appreciate the model shots!!!

:smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: yakhopper on May 07, 2017, 09:38:35 PM
Because NCKA is our favorite group, and GS is our favorite event, we decided to make a few changes before you all arrive for GS. Say goodbye to the old .....
Hope you like the changes you will see when you arrive
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: yakhopper on May 07, 2017, 09:41:02 PM


Because NCKA is our favorite group, and GS is our favorite event, we decided to make a few changes before you all arrive for GS. Say goodbye to the old .....
Hope you like the changes you will see when you arrive
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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 07, 2017, 11:00:02 PM
Can't wait to see the new Tides.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Rock Hopper on May 08, 2017, 08:00:49 AM
Can't wait to see the new Tides.  :smt001

Ditto!

See you next Friday!
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: yakhopper on May 08, 2017, 11:29:25 AM
DFW just dropped off a packet and descender for each of our guests staying here at the Tides during the event.
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: vwool on May 08, 2017, 12:04:33 PM
DFW just dropped off a packet and descender for each of our guests staying here at the Tides during the event.
;0)

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Sweet!
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: TexasBoy on May 08, 2017, 02:14:27 PM
I just canceled my Full Hook Up campsite in the Campground.  ITS up for grabs!!!!!!  Inquire it with "Eric Roberts" campsite,  Wed - 17th- 21st

Hope yall get on em this year!!!

Eric
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: FishWorks on May 08, 2017, 02:21:39 PM
I just canceled my Full Hook Up campsite in the Campground.  ITS up for grabs!!!!!!  Inquire it with "Eric Roberts" campsite,  Wed - 17th- 21st

Hope yall get on em this year!!!

Eric

Not interested in the campsite, but can i borrow a crab trap neighbor?😂😁
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Frenchy on May 08, 2017, 02:24:51 PM
They told me there is no booking. First served bases with everyone accepted???

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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: TexasBoy on May 08, 2017, 03:49:50 PM
I just canceled my Full Hook Up campsite in the Campground.  ITS up for grabs!!!!!!  Inquire it with "Eric Roberts" campsite,  Wed - 17th- 21st

Hope yall get on em this year!!!

Eric

Not interested in the campsite, but can i borrow a crab trap neighbor?😂😁


Come by and get whatever you need dude
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: 4est on May 08, 2017, 07:33:00 PM
I just canceled my Full Hook Up campsite in the Campground.  ITS up for grabs!!!!!!  Inquire it with "Eric Roberts" campsite,  Wed - 17th- 21st

Hope yall get on em this year!!!

Eric
What site is it? I might want to trade.
And cancel mine.
Thanks
-4est
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: FishWorks on May 08, 2017, 07:43:01 PM
I just canceled my Full Hook Up campsite in the Campground.  ITS up for grabs!!!!!!  Inquire it with "Eric Roberts" campsite,  Wed - 17th- 21st

Hope yall get on em this year!!!

Eric

Not interested in the campsite, but can i borrow a crab trap neighbor?😂😁


Come by and get whatever you need dude


Sweeet fo sho...are you not going? I'll call you ahead of time before i stop by. Thanks bro
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: AnnieAreYouOk on May 08, 2017, 07:46:09 PM
 Love the hoodies! Regretting not ordering one. Oh well!


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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: crash on May 08, 2017, 07:51:52 PM
If either one of you is in site 7 I'd like to make sure it stays with our group.
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: FishWorks on May 08, 2017, 07:58:37 PM
Eric by any chance will you have extra Hats? Regret not getting one of those
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 08, 2017, 09:56:52 PM
Quote from: FishWorks
Eric by any chance will you have extra Hats? Regret not getting one of those

It'll be first come first serve, Ricci - got a few this and that.
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 08, 2017, 10:00:16 PM
Quote from: AnnieAreYouOk
Love the hoodies! Regretting not ordering one. Oh well!

There will be lots of hoodies.

Since my printer made the mistake of wrong color we decided together that she's making the right ones, and I'll take the gray ones and try to recover their costs by selling them at the event.  I'm trying to figure out how to work it.  Stay tuned...
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Cowman on May 08, 2017, 10:57:14 PM
Quote from: AnnieAreYouOk
Love the hoodies! Regretting not ordering one. Oh well!

There will be lots of hoodies.

Since my printer made the mistake of wrong color we decided together that she's making the right ones, and I'll take the gray ones and try to recover their costs by selling them at the event.  I'm trying to figure out how to work it.  Stay tuned...
I'd be interested in one of the gray ones. I seen to have misplaced my gs x hoodie :(


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Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Sailfish on May 08, 2017, 11:48:54 PM
Only 12 days left to GS11 derby!
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Rider on May 09, 2017, 08:24:19 AM
Not gonna be able to make it up. I will have someone grab my swag bag.

I will be back next year. Just too much happening this year
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: butete on May 09, 2017, 08:55:37 AM
Not gonna be able to make it up. I will have someone grab my swag bag.

I will be back next year. Just too much happening this year

Will miss you but at least you wont have to drive a double trip this year :smt044 :smt044
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Rider on May 09, 2017, 09:04:01 AM
Not gonna be able to make it up. I will have someone grab my swag bag.

I will be back next year. Just too much happening this year

Will miss you but at least you wont have to drive a double trip this year :smt044 :smt044

That wouldn't have happened if I did come up. Corrected that problem a year ago
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: LoletaEric on May 09, 2017, 09:37:58 AM
Quote from: Rider
Not gonna be able to make it up. I will have someone grab my swag bag.

I will be back next year. Just too much happening this year

Sorry you can't make it, James.  Have a good summer.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Rider on May 09, 2017, 09:53:52 AM
Quote from: Rider
Not gonna be able to make it up. I will have someone grab my swag bag.

I will be back next year. Just too much happening this year

Sorry you can't make it, James.  Have a good summer.  :smt001

Thanks Eric
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: RBark on May 09, 2017, 10:44:20 AM
I won't be making it either. But my brother will. Lots happening at work and I'm not in a position to take time off right now. Matt will grab my stuff. Thanks
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Cabeza de Martillo on May 09, 2017, 10:51:30 AM
Quote from: AnnieAreYouOk
Love the hoodies! Regretting not ordering one. Oh well!

There will be lots of hoodies.

Since my printer made the mistake of wrong color we decided together that she's making the right ones, and I'll take the gray ones and try to recover their costs by selling them at the event.  I'm trying to figure out how to work it.  Stay tuned...

Nice I like this color better  :smt007
Title: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: AnnieAreYouOk on May 09, 2017, 02:23:06 PM
I'm really looking forward to the good times to come!!! Fishing food and family- doesn't get much better than that!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: sandshred on May 09, 2017, 02:30:39 PM
 Very much looking forward to this.
 My first GS.
 
Title: Re: GS11 - Gear's In - Bottom of Page 29
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on May 09, 2017, 04:51:40 PM
Quote from: AnnieAreYouOk
Love the hoodies! Regretting not ordering one. Oh well!

There will be lots of hoodies.

Since my printer made the mistake of wrong color we decided together that she's making the right ones, and I'll take the gray ones and try to recover their costs by selling them at the event.  I'm trying to figure out how to work it.  Stay tuned...
There is still hope!! Im likely getting me one for sure!
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: Frenchy on May 09, 2017, 04:57:40 PM
I won't be making it either. But my brother will. Lots happening at work and I'm not in a position to take time off right now. Matt will grab my stuff. Thanks
That's too bad. Was looking forward to see you. It has been with too long.
Work is a bit crazy for me as well so let's hope nothing critical will come up at the last minute...

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Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: Cen Coast on May 09, 2017, 06:10:17 PM
...getting EXCITED over here...!
Must
Have
Cove
Soon
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: Brandi on May 10, 2017, 09:29:04 AM
I'm really looking forward to the good times to come!!! Fishing food and family- doesn't get much better than that!!!

Sarah, Tracy and I will be there.  Not sure what other Lady kayak anglers will be there, but let's get a group photo of all of us Ladies!!
See you there!
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: crazyfisher on May 10, 2017, 02:50:15 PM
just curious on the camping situation? find a empty spot? pay for person?
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on May 10, 2017, 03:08:29 PM
just curious on the camping situation? find a empty spot? pay for person?
Yup pretty much
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: LoletaEric on May 10, 2017, 03:12:50 PM
Quote from: crazyfisher
just curious on the camping situation? find a empty spot? pay for person?

The campground (it's right in the middle of everything and close to the ramp) sets aside a nice group area for us.  $26 per night per person - it's worth it because the sites are small if you rent them individually.
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: Frenchy on May 10, 2017, 03:13:11 PM
just curious on the camping situation? find a empty spot? pay for person?
I just called and booked a site (49). The one next to it was also available....
I'm by myself camping in my minivan, so will be happy to share if it can help someone

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Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: LoletaEric on May 10, 2017, 03:15:31 PM
Gyotaku is going to be great this year!  Here's a preview of the shirts:
Title: Re: GS11 - Gyotaku Preview on page 33 - do a print! May be a part of GS12 comp...
Post by: vwool on May 10, 2017, 03:48:01 PM
Do the kids need to pay for the shirts?
Title: Re: GS11 - Gyotaku Preview on page 33 - do a print! May be a part of GS12 comp...
Post by: DrHabanero on May 10, 2017, 04:07:19 PM
Do the kids need to pay for the shirts?

Hell no!  the Parents pay for the kids shirt!   :smt005
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: Frenchy on May 10, 2017, 05:16:45 PM
just curious on the camping situation? find a empty spot? pay for person?
I just called and booked a site (49). The one next to it was also available....
I'm by myself camping in my minivan, so will be happy to share if it can help someone

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Sorry guys, they called me back and they made a mistake and I don't have a site assigned...
Title: Re: GS11 - Gyotaku Preview on page 33 - do a print! May be a part of GS12 comp...
Post by: LoletaEric on May 10, 2017, 11:38:16 PM
Quote from: vwool
Do the kids need to pay for the shirts?

Kids print for free - shirt included (15 and under, must be accompanied by an adult).  :smt001 

And we have kids' sizes this year!  Small, medium and large youth.  We have plenty of adult sizes available too - like 50 mostly larges and XL's.

Anyone other than kids can purchase a Gimme Shelter Gyotaku shirt for $20.  You get instruction on the printing process, do a couple test prints on newsprint and then go for it on a shirt.  If you don't want to throw the bones down for a GS11 Gyo shirt you can print your own shirt - donations toward ink and such are appreciated.

This year we'll have cash prizes for the kids as usual, and there are some special prizes too...
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: Ronaldo on May 11, 2017, 08:05:08 AM
just curious on the camping situation? find a empty spot? pay for person?
I just called and booked a site (49). The one next to it was also available....
I'm by myself camping in my minivan, so will be happy to share if it can help someone

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Frenchy - I just sent you a pm about camping at GS11.
Title: Re: GS11 - Gyotaku Preview on page 33 - do a print! May be a part of GS12 comp...
Post by: Brandi on May 11, 2017, 11:42:02 AM
Quote from: vwool
Do the kids need to pay for the shirts?

Kids print for free - shirt included (15 and under, must be accompanied by an adult).  :smt001 

And we have kids' sizes this year!  Small, medium and large youth.  We have plenty of adult sizes available too - like 50 mostly larges and XL's.

Anyone other than kids can purchase a Gimme Shelter Gyotaku shirt for $20.  You get instruction on the printing process, do a couple test prints on newsprint and then go for it on a shirt.  If you don't want to throw the bones down for a GS11 Gyo shirt you can print your own shirt - donations toward ink and such are appreciated.

This year we'll have cash prizes for the kids as usual, and there are some special prizes too...

Thanks for posting Eric! 

More info on the 6th Annual Gyotaku Extravaganza can be found here http://www.norcalkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=77341.0

Come join the fun!
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Post by: yakhopper on May 11, 2017, 05:03:47 PM
BBQ
Just a reminder
The Lighthouse preservation society will be having a fundraiser again this year at the park on may 19. This year they will be serving BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches with sides and also some baked goods available.
This is a great way to help support the local community and  also get a hot meal before (or after) the safety meeting.
See ya there
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - Gyotaku Preview on page 33 - do a print! May be a part of GS12 comp...
Post by: BigJim on May 12, 2017, 10:36:16 AM
COVE!

COVE!!

COVE!!!

COVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :smt005 :smt044 :smt005

I'm super fired up...

Was prepping some of my spear/ab gear last night and am excited to do my very best to get some big snails and yummy fishies!!!

 :smt004

It's Friday so here's a flashback to three years ago to the best conditions I've ever experienced diving up at the Cove...and my very first 10 inch abalone!!

https://youtu.be/pLKa75gY-U8

Shell is all cleaned up and pretty and on my living room wall, and makes a great backdrop for random family fish pics.  :smt002

http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/1075

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
Title: Re: GS11 - Local Fundraiser BBQ Friday Evening - see bottom of Page 33
Post by: LoletaEric on May 12, 2017, 10:46:18 AM
Matthew, Rob and David S. got out yesterday for a few hours - Matthew scored first yak salmon at the Cove this year!

Things are picking up, and the forecast for tourney day looks good!!!
Title: Re: GS11 - Local Fundraiser BBQ Friday Evening - see bottom of Page 33
Post by: FishWorks on May 12, 2017, 11:52:29 AM
Oh hell yes, salmon are around!!!😍😍🤗
Title: Re: GS11 - Gyotaku Preview on page 33 - do a print! May be a part of GS12 comp...
Post by: ducdiva on May 12, 2017, 01:19:12 PM
COVE!

COVE!!

COVE!!!

COVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :smt005 :smt044 :smt005

I'm super fired up...

Was prepping some of my spear/ab gear last night and am excited to do my very best to get some big snails and yummy fishies!!!

 :smt004

It's Friday so here's a flashback to three years ago to the best conditions I've ever experienced diving up at the Cove...and my very first 10 inch abalone!!

https://youtu.be/pLKa75gY-U8

Shell is all cleaned up and pretty and on my living room wall, and makes a great backdrop for random family fish pics.  :smt002

http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/1075

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

Nice video! Seems like you were down there forever! (long bottom time)

Mason
Title: Re: GS11 - Local Fundraiser BBQ Friday Evening - see bottom of Page 33
Post by: Fiver on May 12, 2017, 01:27:58 PM
Its still a ways out, but here is the long range forecast:
Title: Re: GS11 - Local Fundraiser BBQ Friday Evening - see bottom of Page 33
Post by: iroelikethat on May 12, 2017, 02:40:30 PM
awe shit that dont look too great!
Title: Re: GS11 - Local Fundraiser BBQ Friday Evening - see bottom of Page 33
Post by: crash on May 12, 2017, 03:16:53 PM
awe shit that dont look too great!


Here's a better one then:

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Title: Re: GS11 - Local Fundraiser BBQ Friday Evening - see bottom of Page 33
Post by: DrHabanero on May 12, 2017, 03:20:48 PM
Momma always said : weather and swell reports are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get till you get there!  :smt005
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: SRJ on May 12, 2017, 04:58:15 PM
Jim,
I will bring my gear and hope the water lets us dive!!
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on May 12, 2017, 05:57:32 PM
Better than last years conditions i believe. A bit windier though.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Cowman on May 12, 2017, 06:08:55 PM
Better than last years conditions i believe. A bit windier though.
No rain either!!!


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Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on May 12, 2017, 07:26:23 PM
Better than last years conditions i believe. A bit windier though.
No rain either!!!


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Side bet ?  We will talk .  :smt002
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: yakhopper on May 12, 2017, 09:25:44 PM
Heads Up
If you see a fat, old, grey haired guy riding a old Honda big red 3 wheeler with an eternal grin on his face .........
Stop him and say hi, and maybe reintroduce yourself.
His memory is slipping, his eyes are blurry, but he's always glad to see you. 
See you all next week
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Chadrock on May 12, 2017, 09:30:46 PM
Heads Up
If you see a fat, old, grey haired guy riding a old Honda big red 3 wheeler with an eternal grin on his face .........
Stop him and say hi, and maybe reintroduce yourself.
His memory is slipping, his eyes are blurry, but he's always glad to see you. 
See you all next week
;0)

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Lol
See you in a few days Eric!
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on May 12, 2017, 09:43:34 PM
Heads Up
If you see a fat, old, grey haired guy riding a old Honda big red 3 wheeler with an eternal grin on his face .........
Stop him and say hi, and maybe reintroduce yourself.
His memory is slipping, his eyes are blurry, but he's always glad to see you. 
See you all next week
;0)

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Will Do !

Alex
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: LoletaEric on May 12, 2017, 09:55:31 PM
Got the replacement hoods!

It's not that the "Solid Charcoal" ones don't look good - just not what I ordered.

I'll have the gray ones available, and the darker ones go to those who pre-ordered.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Sailfish on May 13, 2017, 02:02:35 AM
Only 8 days left to GS11 derby!
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: yakhopper on May 13, 2017, 08:59:39 AM
Only 8 days left to GS11 derby!
It's been GS-11 for me for 357 days!!!
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Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: HapaIK on May 13, 2017, 12:19:05 PM
I'm really looking forward to the good times to come!!! Fishing food and family- doesn't get much better than that!!!

Sarah, Tracy and I will be there.  Not sure what other Lady kayak anglers will be there, but let's get a group photo of all of us Ladies!!
See you there!

Ambers gonna be up with me, and I think Annie will be there too.
Title: Re: GS11 - Soon, soon...
Post by: LoletaEric on May 13, 2017, 09:04:57 PM
Quote from: HapaIK
I'm really looking forward to the good times to come!!! Fishing food and family- doesn't get much better than that!!!

Sarah, Tracy and I will be there.  Not sure what other Lady kayak anglers will be there, but let's get a group photo of all of us Ladies!!
See you there!

Ambers gonna be up with me, and I think Annie will be there too.

...and Cheylee and Chelsea I think.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: TBONE on May 13, 2017, 10:19:01 PM
Is anyone attending gs11 that will have hawg troughs for sale? I am in need of a new one?


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Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Hojoman on May 13, 2017, 10:24:17 PM
Is anyone attending gs11 that will have hawg troughs for sale? I am in need of a new one?


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Tommy, I have a non-NCKA trough I can bring up for you.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: yakhopper on May 14, 2017, 06:55:11 AM
If anyone is short a yak for this event, hit me up. I have an extra Ultra 4.7 and a Trident 13 that I can lend out. Just let me know ahead and bring your personal gear. And yes, I have wheels to loan with each yak.
See ya very soon
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: TBONE on May 14, 2017, 10:51:09 AM
Is anyone attending gs11 that will have hawg troughs for sale? I am in need of a new one?


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Tommy, I have a non-NCKA trough I can bring up for you.
That would be great thank you ! much appreciated. My dad and I are in site 37 from 15th through the 21st.


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Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: DrHabanero on May 14, 2017, 01:09:59 PM
I forgot is there electricity at each campsite?
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: crash on May 14, 2017, 01:18:59 PM
I forgot is there electricity at each campsite?

No, there are no electric hookups in the group sites but there is nearby and you can find a place to plug in/charge electronics.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Hojoman on May 14, 2017, 01:53:26 PM
Is anyone attending gs11 that will have hawg troughs for sale? I am in need of a new one?


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Tommy, I have a non-NCKA trough I can bring up for you.
That would be great thank you ! much appreciated. My dad and I are in site 37 from 15th through the 21st.
Look for the fellow wandering through the campground with a big camera.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: yakhopper on May 14, 2017, 03:07:52 PM
Today's​ Cove report ...
That is all
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Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: TBONE on May 14, 2017, 04:32:58 PM
Is anyone attending gs11 that will have hawg troughs for sale? I am in need of a new one?


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Tommy, I have a non-NCKA trough I can bring up for you.
That would be great thank you ! much appreciated. My dad and I are in site 37 from 15th through the 21st.
Look for the fellow wandering through the campground with a big camera.
Thanks Howard! I remember you , look forward to seeing everyone again!! Can't wait leaving in the morning!!


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Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: yakhopper on May 15, 2017, 08:22:43 AM
Just a few reminders for the area and time surrounding GS ....

1. The tractor service is operated by the Harbor District and has right of way on the beach ... Leave them a clear and wide path to do their buisness (all days, not just during the event)

2. There will be a be a fundraising BBQ at the park on Friday the 19th before and after the safety meeting (hosted by the Lighthouse Preservation Society)

3. There will be a memorial service for a community member lost recently to tragic events on Sunday the 21st. Most local buisness owners will be in attendance, so services will be scarce on Sunday.

4. Fish and Wildlife will be in town during this event. KNOW THE REGULATIONS. Don't be that guy that make us look bad.
(if you have questions, take it off channel ... everyone is listening).

I look forward to seeing everyone and having a great time. Please be sure to introduce yourself if you see me (I'm not good with names so please excuse me).
Good luck this week and please stay safe.
;0)

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Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Sailfish on May 15, 2017, 08:52:44 AM
Only 5 days left to GS11 derby
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Schills206 on May 15, 2017, 04:31:50 PM
If there is anyone who didn't find a campsite for Friday night, I have one available if needed.  I originally claimed a site for both Fri & Sat but I was able to get a room for Friday night.  I'm still hoping to get in on a room cancellation for Saturday night but if not I will be using the campsite that evening.  No biggie if someone wants to share it.  My buddy and I are only tossing up a tent and using it to crash so we wont take up much room.  Shoot me a text if you need it.  (707) 239-8568
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: crash on May 15, 2017, 04:51:07 PM
If there is anyone who didn't find a campsite for Friday night, I have one available if needed.  I originally claimed a site for both Fri & Sat but I was able to get a room for Friday night.  I'm still hoping to get in on a room cancellation for Saturday night but if not I will be using the campsite that evening.  No biggie if someone wants to share it.  My buddy and I are only tossing up a tent and using it to crash so we wont take up much room.  Shoot me a text if you need it.  (707) 239-8568

Site #?
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: yakhopper on May 16, 2017, 07:03:25 AM
Today's Cove sneak peak
;0)
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Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Fisherman X on May 16, 2017, 07:20:11 AM
You are such a tease, EK!
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Bulldog---Alex on May 16, 2017, 11:21:02 AM
Today's Cove sneak peak
;0)
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See you wed sometime Eric . Should be there about 7 am. wed morning .  :smt006 

Alex
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: DrHabanero on May 16, 2017, 11:56:52 AM
Does everyone have to launch from the cove or can you launch within the Shelter Cove area?
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Schills206 on May 16, 2017, 12:01:14 PM
If there is anyone who didn't find a campsite for Friday night, I have one available if needed.  I originally claimed a site for both Fri & Sat but I was able to get a room for Friday night.  I'm still hoping to get in on a room cancellation for Saturday night but if not I will be using the campsite that evening.  No biggie if someone wants to share it.  My buddy and I are only tossing up a tent and using it to crash so we wont take up much room.  Shoot me a text if you need it.  (707) 239-8568

Site #?

I'm not sure OB... I'll call today and find out and let you know.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: LoletaEric on May 16, 2017, 01:11:31 PM
Does everyone have to launch from the cove or can you launch within the Shelter Cove area?

There's nothing in the rules about it, but I'd discourage anyone from launching and landing anywhere but the launch in the Cove. 
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Fisherman X on May 16, 2017, 04:28:20 PM
Does everyone have to launch from the cove or can you launch within the Shelter Cove area?

There's nothing in the rules about it, but I'd discourage anyone from launching and landing anywhere but the launch in the Cove.

And for very good reason!
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: piski on May 16, 2017, 05:42:08 PM
Oh sh*t, is this thing this weekend?   :smt119

How do I sign up?
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: crash on May 16, 2017, 05:48:04 PM
Does everyone have to launch from the cove or can you launch within the Shelter Cove area?

There's nothing in the rules about it, but I'd discourage anyone from launching and landing anywhere but the launch in the Cove.

And for very good reason!

There's a couple other spots I've launched from before but both involve climbs down a cliff. Just stick to the main launch.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Hojoman on May 16, 2017, 06:11:00 PM
Is anyone attending gs11 that will have hawg troughs for sale? I am in need of a new one?


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Tommy, I have a non-NCKA trough I can bring up for you.
That would be great thank you ! much appreciated. My dad and I are in site 37 from 15th through the 21st.
Look for the fellow wandering through the campground with a big camera.
Thanks Howard! I remember you , look forward to seeing everyone again!! Can't wait leaving in the morning!!


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Tommy, if you have cell phone reception, I am at the Tides Inn.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Hojoman on May 16, 2017, 10:53:23 PM
Well, the drive to Shelter Cove almost went without a hitch...almost. The drive was quicker than expected. Left home at 5:45 and could have arrived by 10 am, except for one slight hiccup. On the drive down the hill, I missed the sign to turn left at the fork (Yes, Yakhopper reminded me later to simply follow the center stripes.

So I ended up heading farther up the mountain to Petrolia, eventually leaving pavement to drive on unfamiliar dirt road. GPS told me to keep going. Ended up about 5 miles off course. At one curve in the road, I encountered a car coming downhill and moved to the right to give him room. Bad move! Very bad moon!! Ended up in the ditch next to the road. Honked several times at the car that passed me which initially backed up to see me...and then...he left. without offering to help.

So there I was, stuck in the ditch. Moving forward or backward just got me more entrenched in the clay soil. After about 5 minutes, another car came downhill, this time a lady who said she would try to call her husband to bring his chains to pull me out. An hour passed. No cell service. Eventually another driver stopped and, if my memory is still clear, she is a resident named Peggy who tried to help by gathering tree branches to maybe help me get enough traction to back out of the ditch. Before she got much done, the first lady's husband showed up to pull me out of the ditch successfully.

The good samaritans were surprised the first driver did not help. They said they were probably not locals. They said local residents help people out because it could very well be one of them in the ditch with no cell service.

So I eventually arrived at Shelter Cove a couple of hours later than expected. No truck damage; just a bit of mud that was washed off mostly by the drizzling rain.

I am SO happy not to be stuck on the mountain for the evening. And kudos to the very nice residents who helped me out of my predicament. I think I will get some chains to help out any people in similar circumstances. And maybe consider making my next truck a 4x4 if that makes a difference.
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: crazyfisher on May 17, 2017, 12:50:47 AM
That's crazy howard!! Karma will get that person who caused it in the first place and didn't help. What a jack-ass!! I always carry recovery equipment in my suv just in case I need to help someone out or need help myself. I would opt to carry recovery rope ie kinectic or bubba rope instead of chain. I know chain can come in handy in some situation but recovery rope is the way to go.

glad you made it there safety!

Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: LoletaEric on May 17, 2017, 02:43:40 AM
Howard!  Going for the adventure travel award!  Glad you had a good outcome and are now arrived.  See you soon.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Fisherman X on May 17, 2017, 07:22:44 AM
Whew!, Glad that worked out Howard!

Oh man, I hope this forecast holds . . .
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Rock Hopper on May 17, 2017, 08:17:30 AM
 :smt007
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: Archie Marx on May 17, 2017, 09:11:54 AM
I went to pick up some of the GS-11 prizes yesterday, and I don't have enough space in/on my car. 1st world problems.  :smt003

Rob will come by to help  :smt006

If you haven't signed up for your teams yet, please do so!
Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on May 17, 2017, 12:39:18 PM
Well, the drive to Shelter Cove almost went without a hitch...almost. The drive was quicker than expected. Left home at 5:45 and could have arrived by 10 am, except for one slight hiccup. On the drive down the hill, I missed the sign to turn left at the fork (Yes, Yakhopper reminded me later to simply follow the center stripes.

So I ended up heading farther up the mountain to Petrolia, eventually leaving pavement to drive on unfamiliar dirt road. GPS told me to keep going. Ended up about 5 miles off course. At one curve in the road, I encountered a car coming downhill and moved to the right to give him room. Bad move! Very bad moon!! Ended up in the ditch next to the road. Honked several times at the car that passed me which initially backed up to see me...and then...he left. without offering to help.

So there I was, stuck in the ditch. Moving forward or backward just got me more entrenched in the clay soil. After about 5 minutes, another car came downhill, this time a lady who said she would try to call her husband to bring his chains to pull me out. An hour passed. No cell service. Eventually another driver stopped and, if my memory is still clear, she is a resident named Peggy who tried to help by gathering tree branches to maybe help me get enough traction to back out of the ditch. Before she got much done, the first lady's husband showed up to pull me out of the ditch successfully.

The good samaritans were surprised the first driver did not help. They said they were probably not locals. They said local residents help people out because it could very well be one of them in the ditch with no cell service.

So I eventually arrived at Shelter Cove a couple of hours later than expected. No truck damage; just a bit of mud that was washed off mostly by the drizzling rain.

I am SO happy not to be stuck on the mountain for the evening. And kudos to the very nice residents who helped me out of my predicament. I think I will get some chains to help out any people in similar circumstances. And maybe consider making my next truck a 4x4 if that makes a difference.
Damn! Well its an adventure, another experienced to put on your belt! glad it worked out for you. Thanks for sharing it.
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: piski on May 17, 2017, 01:21:02 PM
Howard, glad you made it OK after that. Coulda been worse.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2oYZyjCfCXY/TiHcelrF2wI/AAAAAAAAA28/Eb913LLd3Dc/s720/DSC_2943.JPG

Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: MattSwayze on May 17, 2017, 02:13:14 PM
Was that today? That sucks.
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: matanaska on May 17, 2017, 04:43:37 PM
I just read a report of as wide open bite for salmon in Fort Bragg.  Krill filling up the FF screen.  That should bode well for Shelter Cove.  I'm going to slay some pink meat fo sure!
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: AlexB on May 17, 2017, 04:54:58 PM
Good luck, everyone!


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Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: Schills206 on May 17, 2017, 11:15:00 PM
Can't wait!
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: matanaska on May 18, 2017, 08:55:54 AM
Shelter Cove
“I ran north Friday and Saturday to Rodgers Break for rockfish and the fishing was fantastic,” said Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing. “We limited out in 3 drifts the first day. We had what looks to be a big algae bloom in the Cove and near shore, which I believe it's a result of all the strong winds we've had creating upwelling. I am also starting to see a little more bait around and they were catching salmon in decent numbers on Tuesday, so I think things are looking up.” Saturday is the 11th Annual Gimme Shelter Kayakfishing Tournament at the Cove, so the launch area could be a little congested.
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: MattSwayze on May 18, 2017, 11:19:43 AM
https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2017/may/18/sohum-chp-seeking-man-who-fled-arrest-crashed-was/

Keep an eye out for this guy!
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: AlsHobieOutback on May 18, 2017, 11:22:31 AM
Jesus!   Alan Lawson saw that happen!!!   https://www.facebook.com/alan.lawson.35/videos/10155247291693290/

Title: Re: GS11 - Fingers Crossed, Forecast Looks Good! Yak Salmon Caught 5/11!
Post by: wilderneshunter on May 18, 2017, 02:18:46 PM
Howard!  Going for the adventure travel award!  Glad you had a good outcome and are now arrived.  See you soon.  :smt001
+
I always carry tow strap and hydraulic jack for those occasions. 😁 last time it was for myself. A little Subaru pulled my 4x4 truck out if a hole
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: traildad on May 18, 2017, 03:22:32 PM
I woke up sick this morning and won't make it.  :smt010
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: Fisherman X on May 18, 2017, 03:29:47 PM
That's a bummer, Ken. Youve been on quite the roll these past few weeks!
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: LoletaEric on May 18, 2017, 11:06:37 PM
Quote from: traildad
I woke up sick this morning and won't make it.  :smt010

Sorry to hear that, Ken.  I'll send you a PM about your gear.
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: AbMan on May 19, 2017, 08:56:03 PM
Safety Briefing

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Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: matanaska on May 19, 2017, 10:52:15 PM
See y'all in the morning.  I had so much to get done at home and as I was almost ready to go to the Cove I realized I forgot to make the salsa for the taco shark so I went out and got the goods and made the salsa.  I'll be there early to launch and ready to slay some fish.  The best weather will be Monday thru Thursday if folks want to get on some epic fishing.
Future reports this week will contain salmon, tons of big rockfish and lings over 38" as well as some big Pacific halibut cuz that's how me and my friends roll.  Go big or go home.
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: LoletaEric on May 19, 2017, 11:22:43 PM
We're all friends, bro!  See you soon.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: LoletaEric on May 19, 2017, 11:27:29 PM
Today:  salmon bites - very scarce.  A couple of Cali halibut caught but didn't get more detail... 

The past two days for some - big cabs.  At least 2 over 26" and they are on the chew!

Tomorrow...  Holy shit - I just looked at the forecast!  Wind looks to be up. 

I predict a few Cali's will come into play.
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: JWR on May 20, 2017, 08:39:09 AM
Wearing my gs8 pro staff sweatshirt today in honor of all of the coveheads up there today.   Have fun and be safe.  Awaiting reports and results.
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: Tote on May 20, 2017, 08:45:13 AM
THAT'S A FREAKING TOAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hope to see more of the same.
Looking forward to the reports.
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: traildad on May 20, 2017, 07:49:18 PM
Am I ever looking forward to some reports. I hope everyone had success. I wish I could have been there.   :smt006
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: novofish on May 20, 2017, 08:53:42 PM
Am I ever looking forward to some reports. I hope everyone had success. I wish I could have been there.   :smt006

+1 :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Drive Safely - See You At The Cove!!!
Post by: Tsuri on May 20, 2017, 09:09:25 PM
Am I ever looking forward to some reports. I hope everyone had success. I wish I could have been there.   :smt006

+1 :smt001
+3 or 4?

Gonna make it next year!
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Post by: Wilderness medic on May 21, 2017, 12:37:30 AM
Well I can tell you the vis wasn't great. :smt003
Title: Re: GS11 is in the Books. Big Thank You to the Community. Much Love.
Post by: LoletaEric on May 21, 2017, 09:08:12 AM
Tourney day came up with a pretty nasty forecast.  Right from sunrise the ocean was in a bad way - there were huge and unorganized wind waves coming inshore from strong winds out at sea.  Albion from a couple years back came to mind, but some of these steep waves with rolling tops were getting volatile.  At around 7 or 730 someone got tossed.  People responded well and no one was hurt, but conditions looked like they were just going to degrade.  After a while and another capsizing I made the call on the radio for everyone to come toward port and fish inside of a line between the launch and the green can.  I revised that to a line between the lighthouse and green can after a bit, and then after a while I opened things up again with a warning not to get too far out.  Conditions actually mellowed a little during the day, but it wasn't good out there.

Lingcod were on the chew for some, but no second tourney species came in.  At least one salmon was lost - no salmon landed for the event weekend and maybe one or two others lost on pre-fishing days.  3 Californias were landed Friday, so that was cool.  No Pacifics, but the charter boat got a 50 pounder just outside of our position Saturday - that was our fish!!

All in all the group was safe, respectful and supportive of each other.  People had fun and the Cove residents were good to us.

We have a dynasty on our hands, as big Terry Saufferer / Jacks took 1st place by several inches with two lings over 30" - with an unprecedented 3rd GS victory we're talking legend status right there!  Ron and Terry also took the team title.  Amos bagged the "Killer Catch" trophy with a fat 33" lingcod.  Forrest Johnson got the Sportsman of the Day trophy for assisting with a rescue and communicating it nicely on the VHF.  Brandi got the GS11 Vibe trophy for her tireless efforts in Gyotaku, and she also handed out 6 custom Gyotaku awards to child volunteers and a couple of key adults who support the effort.  Roger and Dennis Shu took home the GS11 Communitas trophy for the phenomenon that is known as "Shuland" - we are so lucky to have their energy and generosity and to be able to share such quality time.

Killer raffle prizes were awarded, about $6K in charity proceeds went 50-50 to PIF and HOW, the potluck was a smash, the Taco Shack was a total Pro Show, and true Love was flowing - this is what we do.

The highlight of the weekend revolved around Steph, as we focused our energy on acknowledging and communicating our feelings and sending strong support to our beloved community member.

The photo roll is long, and there's much more storytelling to do.  I'll put up a report post if there isn't already one.

Thank you, everybody, for helping me make the event what it was.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 is in the Books. Big Thank You to the Community. Much Love.
Post by: Clayman on May 21, 2017, 10:48:40 AM
Congrats to Terry and Ron for the individual+team domination!  Sounds like those were some uber-tough fishing conditions--the type of day where you need to make every bite count.  Looking forward to fishing with you guys this year, and at GS-12!

I admit, the ominous weather forecast for this weekend lessened the sting of missing GS this year...but only a little bit.  Looking forward to seeing more pics of the event!
Title: Re: GS11 is in the Books. Big Thank You to the Community. Much Love.
Post by: porky (bp) on May 21, 2017, 02:40:53 PM
Beautiful! Looks like a success and lots of fun 👍
Title: Re: GS11 is in the Books. Big Thank You to the Community. Much Love.
Post by: Darius (Burong Isda) on May 21, 2017, 04:15:01 PM
Got in Friday afternoon instead of noon. My suspension somehow leaked and my car went really low, hitting the pave every time I break or turn. As soon as we pull up to shuland, its a feast as usual. Warmed the adobo and it was nonstop feast from there. I didnt get to fish on the tourney, went out for an hour, it was nasty. Went back in, took me longer to prepare than being on the water. My apology to my team. Next time fellas. Though, I didnt get fish, I still had an awesome time. Seeing everyone and meeting new people! It is an honor to be at shuland! My family is asking and want to come again!

Couple of shout outs! Eric for continued success of GS and for all his hard work! Looking forward for the next year already. Taco shack and crew as always its superb team work everyone! all that hard work made the tacos extra special! Dennis and Roger thanks for allowing us to stay at Shuland, the superb cooking was non-stop, the crab feast was amazing! To Salty thanks for the gifted fillets and carcass I didnt went home empty handed. Lastly Bradley thank you bro for taking my kayak with you. It help lessen the worries of overloading my car! Thank you everyone and as always its great to see you all!

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Post by: LoletaEric on May 21, 2017, 04:52:06 PM
Quote from: JWR
Wearing my gs8 pro staff sweatshirt today in honor of all of the coveheads up there today.   Have fun and be safe.  Awaiting reports and results.

Was thinking of you this weekend, Jeff!  Great to hear from you and see you while I'm at the event.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 is in the Books. Big Thank You to the Community. Much Love.
Post by: LoletaEric on May 21, 2017, 04:52:53 PM
Let the reports flow here if you want - event's still going.  :smt001
Title: Re: GS11 - Big Thank You to the Community. Much Love. Reports start on pg. 38
Post by: Frenchy on May 21, 2017, 05:11:10 PM
Made it home a little while ago and just wanted to say thank you to Eric and everyone else for a great event. Even if the ocean didn't cooperate, I had a blast meeting new folks ans familiar phases.

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Post by: Fisherman X on May 21, 2017, 05:16:23 PM
This was Friday:
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Post by: Fisherman X on May 21, 2017, 05:20:28 PM
This was Saturday after it mellowed out quite a bit
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Post by: LoletaEric on May 21, 2017, 05:27:29 PM
Finally arrived at a space where I am looking at melting in to a couch and not moving much until tomorrow's dive with Ron.  Need to download some photos and will give briefs in the mini captions.

KayakJack's got ribs and chicken rubbed and ready for the BBQ here at The Tides.  The ocean mellowed today and I can hear some of our best out there doing some catching - KayakGreg put a nice California on the boat this morning.

Thanks for being a part of it.  :smt001
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Post by: LoletaEric on May 21, 2017, 10:06:55 PM
Quote from: Darius
Though, I didnt get fish, I still had an awesome time. Seeing everyone and meeting new people! It is an honor to be at shuland! My family is asking to come again!

Great to spend time with you and your family!  I am impressed with your son Jericho.  Great job, man.  :smt001
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Post by: hightide on May 21, 2017, 10:23:21 PM
Thanks again Eric for the GS experience.  It's my 6th consecutive trip, my buddy Fred, his 3rd and 1st time for our friend Freddie.  We had a blast.  Took home RF's, abs, ate good, and met a lot of great people :smt003
Best part was perch fishing very late in the afternoon till evening and landing slabs after slabs. :smt003
See you next year bro :smt006
Thanks again!
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Post by: Ski Pro 3 -- Jerry on May 21, 2017, 10:34:31 PM
We arrived on Thursday about 3:30pm and set up camp and within minutes, so many folks had already come up to say hi to me.  I feel bad I have trouble remembering names, but no one seemed to mind having to remind me.  THANKS! 
My teammate, John, AKA OldFart, came by with his lovely bride and we made plans for an early prefish on Friday of 5am at my camp to head down to the launch.  On the water about 6am and by 9am I was ready to  go back in!  Not because the water was rough and I was feeling a bit seasick, well, partly, but mostly because I was getting worn out from cranking up so many fish!  I lost count of hauling up lings at 9.  I don't recall how many blacks.  But speaking of Blacks, they were HUGE!  I love how they shake their heads, compared to the strong pull of a ling.  John and I found schools of Blacks that made our fish finders go solid from surface to the bottom, the fish so thick and stacked up, I couldn't drop my double shrimp flies more than 10' down before both would be holding fish.  When we finally drifted off that mass of fish and I did manage to get my shrimp fly to the bottom, it got slammed by my biggest ling of the weekend; 30 1/2".  I was so surprised to catch a ling on a puny shrimp fly.  Up till then, I was catching the lings while trolling for salmon using a herring and a 4oz banana weight. 
The conditions on Friday were a bit rough.  The roughest water I've ever been on and I wouldn't have been out there except there was almost no drift and very little wind.  A mere breeze.  With only wave action to contend with, the seas were manageable  They did lay down as the day wore on but from what reports I heard, the bite was in the morning, so I was glad John convinced me to get up at 4:30 and hit it. 

Saturday had a little more breeze and the promise of flatter seas, but not the case.  There were white caps on the horizon between the green and red cans, so we stayed just North of the green can in a rough a sea as we could safely manage, every once in a while retreating back to 35' waters when we got spooked by a breaking wave that would surprise us.  But by 11am, it was out to the North of the green can and a pinnacle that held enough action, albeit not as much as Friday's action, to land our limit of lings and blacks.  A slow troll back to launch gave John his 3rd and final Black for the day and we were done! 
Out on the water, we could hear all the reports on how the water was tossing folks about so we knew we made the right call to stay in closer than we did the day before. 

Along with the fishing, I want to say thank you to everyone that made me feel like I belonged.  For the first time, I went to Shuland.  Always walked by watching them having a great time and felt a little intimidated, I decided this time I'd check it out and drop off a little something for Dennis I had no use for; a bottle of Jack Daniel's White Rabbit I won at a previous Albion raffle.  I figured he'd know what to do with it. Ha!  No sooner had I walked within shouting distance than I was invited to grab a plate and dig in.  Oh MAN!  I have almost no idea what any of the stuff was, but it was off the charts gooooooood!  Thanks Shuland, for the hospitality.  I love the way you guys roll!

To Ken, AKA, traildad, so sorry you didn't make it.  When I heard you were calling it because of illness, I was really bummed.  It wasn't the same out there on the water without ya, but John and I could feel your good vibes coming our way. 

I just want to add; I met a whole lot of new friends and I'll forget your names by next year as well as all the old friends.  Thanks for coming up to say hi and introducing yourselves.  I enjoyed everyone's company tremendously. 

Eric, you are one class act. Thank you for all your hard work.  Recently my 85 year-old dad came to live with me.  He has Alzheimer's and it's been a labor of love to take care of him.  I didn't think I'd be able to make GS this year because I won't leave him with anyone who doesn't care for him like family.  At the last minute, my sister-in-law, who is recovering from hip replacement surgery, convinced me she could cover for me at my house and I could make it.  I didn't realize how much I needed the respite until I walked over to the Tides Inn and you came out with a BIG grin, greeted me and handed me my  t-shirt.  Most folks never know it's the little things like a simple recognition of another that can make their whole weekend, and that's what your hello did for me.  Cheers!
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Post by: LoletaEric on May 21, 2017, 10:52:07 PM
Got diverted from being able to melt into this couch...
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Post by: LoletaEric on May 21, 2017, 11:04:09 PM
Quote from: Ski Pro 3 -- Jerry
Eric, you are one class act. Thank you for all your hard work.  Recently my 85 year-old dad came to live with me.  He has Alzheimer's and it's been a labor of love to take care of him.  I didn't think I'd be able to make GS this year because I won't leave him with anyone who doesn't care for him like family.  At the last minute, my sister-in-law, who is recovering from hip replacement surgery, convinced me she could cover for me at my house and I could make it.  I didn't realize how much I needed the respite until I walked over to the Tides Inn and you came out with a BIG grin, greeted me and handed me my  t-shirt.  Most folks never know it's the little things like a simple recognition of another that can make their whole weekend, and that's what your hello did for me.  Cheers!

Thank you, Jerry.  Brought a tear to my eye.  That's what GS is all about, buddy.  See you next year.  :smt001
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Post by: fishfiend831 on May 22, 2017, 07:16:13 AM
Oh man what a blast thanks everyone for getting me there. Eric you are the man. I got my bag by the way lol. Special thanks to big Jim and Jason str8fishing for motivating and sponsoring me to go. I can't wait for the next event. I got sick tournament morning had to go back. Little to much booze at shuland night before but Sunday managed a healthy stringer of lings blacks and reds thanks to Wil, john, tyfish, Dylan,brooks, and Lauren, you're hospitality was amazing five star. Everyone at the cove was amazing. I loved every minute of it. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170522/66ecf7c0ae77f5fce87dc8be376593b4.jpg)


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Post by: Kangler on May 22, 2017, 08:07:22 AM
NCKA,

Huge thanks.  Eric and Eric, Jacks Taco Shack, the folks at Shuland, anyone who donated, the sponsors and everyone that helped make this years event happen. 

To all my friends, old and new-I can't wait to see you all next year.  Oh yeah- and you all Rock!  The generosity of this group makes me proud to be a member.

Thanks,
Aaron
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Post by: oldfart on May 22, 2017, 09:35:40 AM
Thanks for the nice writeup, Jerry.
I had a great time visiting, fishing, and just enjoying the vibe.  This was my first time at the Tides Inn.  Eric, Verna, and the gang were welcoming and gracious and made us feel right at home among new acquaintances.
GS is such an amazing event, everyone is family.  Several times there were tears in my eyes as Eric expressed the love and community that is GS and NCKA during the pot luck.
In order to take in the experience more I chose not to carry my camera around but I did take a few pics while relaxing at the Tides.
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Post by: novofish on May 22, 2017, 11:17:58 AM
Awesome, what a great event GS is!
Great photos everyone! :smt001
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Post by: Da Bruddah on May 22, 2017, 02:07:45 PM

GS11 Reflections:

That is such great news to hear that Steph is on her way back to recovering and getting better. The NCKA community sent Steph a lot of good energy at the GS11. One of our NCKA Bruddahs took a video of GS11 crowd at the Potluck doing the wave and hooting it up for Steph on Saturday evening. What is your name and can you post the video? Mahalo!
Saturday one of the most brutal kayak fishing adventures that I've through. The huge swells coming in from the North were constant once we paddled out beyond the Cove. Fishing there for only the first time, I made a not wise decision to go father out, thinking that the swells would be less father out to sea. Wrong, I had my older brother out with me in the Oasis Tandem and the front Mirage Drive broke as we were heading out. When that happened, I should have turned around and headed back to the Cove. I felt that my chances were pretty good with the AMA outriggers mounted and thinking that somehow I was in the wrong area, as I was not seeing fish on my FF and not getting even a nibble, I kept paddling out.  The ocean conditions turned brutal in the later morning and by the time, I decided to head in, they were huge swells coming in from the North, one after another. As we were coming in the same direction as the waves, you could see how big the swells were when they passed through, it was scary!!!
With only one Mirage drive, I was doing all the paddling and when we landed, I could hardly stand up as my legs were cramping up and locking. As we were hauling the kayaks up the hill, my thighs totally locked up with cramps and I couldn’t stand up and nor push the big heavy kayak up the hill.

After taking a shower, I stopped by to talk to 2 NCKA Bruddahs who were camped out in the same row as us. I mentioned that I had broken a part of my Mirage Drive and Otobepelagic-Alan? told me to stop by later and he might be able to repair my drive. I tracked down Alan, later and he reached in a box and matched the broken mirage drive part and repaired it in minutes. I told Alan (Otobepelagic) that I wanted to make a donation, but he told me that he has been doing this at NCKA Tournaments because if you break a drive or need parts, you are not going to be able to get one out in the wilderness. He was going this out the goodness of his heart to help NCKA'ers. Mahalo Alan, you made my day!!! After that it was all up hill. Ran into the DR. Dr. Habanero, who was camped out almost directly across us and he gave me a grilled skewer that was delicious. Tasty and the right amount of heat. I told the Doctor that never meeting him before and I imagined him as a Latino guy who like hot sauce. Mahalo Doc, now I know where the Habanero comes from!!

Oh, Shout to Oyster Boy for taking orders and bringing all the Kumos and Pacifics. On our first night, Friday, we slurped down 3 dozen super delicious Humbolt Bay Kumos. Those were the tastiest Kumos I've ever eaten. Mahalo Oyster boy!!!

After grilling my lemon grass, ginger, kefir lime leaves, curry/turmeric chicken; we headed down to the potluck and I was just blown away off the bat, by all the great food and happy people!!!
Shout out to the NCKA Bruddah with the straw hat with the Jack Daniels hanging around your neck. What is your name? Anyway, he was going around with a tray of small shot glasses all night long. When I sat down for dinner, I talked with 2 NCKAer's from Ventura County who drove all the way up here to come to the GS11. I was amazed to learn how far some of our NCKA Bruddahs traveled to come to Eric's GS Tournaments!!
After Eric led us with the GS11 WAVE for Steph's recovery and healing, the energy at the pavilion was just amazing and rocking. Then I hear my fishing partner's name Lingading/Herb Ng's being called up as the raffle prize winner for the Wilderness Systems Radar kayak!!! At that point it was all unreal/surreal!!!Hey Herb, you owe me bigtime for a dinner at your favorite Chinese restaurant in south city for dragging your ass up to and for doing all the provisioning for food at our campsite!!! Mahalo to Eric/his entire family and the NCKA crew who helped to make the GS11 possible. I don't know all of you but Mahalo to Big Jim, RacinBob, Kayakjack and his Fish Taco stand, Gotaku Girl?, and many more I know who helped out!!
We were camped next to HighTide/Allan and his 2 fishing buddies (Fred and ?)from North Bay/Vallejo/Fairfield area. Hey Allan, thanks for the great stories about how you got your Toyota pickup and the AI trailer and for "talking story” with a complete fisherman. I couldn't believe it when you showed me your ice chest; abalone uni. crab, the biggest red tailed Perch that I had ever seen. I'm going up to Timber Cove with Allan and his gang, next time they head to Timber Cove and the Salmon run at HMB!!!Great to meet some new NCKA friends from the North Bay!!
I got to spend some time talking with Dry Bones (Steve Takagi)later Saturday night with the Shuland gang at the motel and he showed and shared with me his fishing tackle and the things he had fabricated on his PA. He showed me this homemade live well that I first thought he had bought and he told me how he made it, I was blown away. Arigato Steve for the great conversations and I really appreciated you sharing your kayak fishing knowledge with me.
Shout out to our NCKA Bruddahs who helped rescue fellow Bruddahs who flipped their kayaks on Saturday and especially to the tall Bruddah with the beard, who was part of helping Lingading after he flipped my REVO on a big swell. What is your name? Hey Herb, you went from hell to heaven in one day. Congats for being the Grand Prize winner. You owe me a great dinner at the restaurant that serves 3 Ways Ling Cod, for hauling your ass up to SC and provisioning for camping out at the GS11!!!!
Shout and thank you for the great memories at GS11!! I came for the fish, but in the end was hooked on the NCKA Community. Kindness, having fun, helping each other when in need, sharing, are is in short supply these days when our world and country is reeling and divided. Back in Oakland and reflecting on the weekend, I realize that I had been part of something special, I will carry this warm feeling for a long time, my body is still aching a little, but my heart is full!!

Mahalo nui loa,

Da Bruddah
Michael


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Post by: Disney44 on May 22, 2017, 02:21:33 PM
Thank you so much Eric and everyone who made GS11 happen ! Had a great time and got to meet new people. After everyone left on Sunday I went out in 50 ft lined up with red can and lighthouse and hooked a 30 inch cal Hali plus a 29 3/4 ling a rock and a 2 # barred perch . Then with wetsuit still wet went down and got a limit of abs ! What a day in the cove . I had to leave at 4 am but My dad Lawrence and Doug are there now tearing it up on flat seas. Thx everyone for the great time.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170522/12705ece58b5cb16c45fc40793f5bbf4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170522/296406a75e235d71e5320bea438b5565.jpg)


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Post by: Rock Hopper on May 22, 2017, 02:28:27 PM
Thank you so much Eric and everyone who made GS11 happen ! Had a great time and got to meet new people. After everyone left on Sunday I went out in 50 ft lined up with red can and lighthouse and hooked a 30 inch cal Hali plus a 29 3/4 ling a rock and a 2 # barred perch . Then with wetsuit still wet went down and got a limit of abs ! What a day in the cove . I had to leave at 4 am but My dad Lawrence and Doug are there now tearing it up on flat seas. Thx everyone for the great time.


Just an FYI - your perch is a redtail, not a bsp.

Excellent stringer. Congrats on the halibut!
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Post by: Live2Fish on May 22, 2017, 02:43:10 PM
This was my 3rd and favorite GS yet.  The vibes, the food, the conditions, the fish.   Just a straight up good time.  Thanks to everyone for making it a killer weekend.
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Post by: rshu on May 22, 2017, 03:27:46 PM
Thank you Eric and Claire for another epic and memorable event. Your hard work in making this event a continued success is much appreciated! Kim, KK, and Kai Kai had a blast as well.

Shout out to Brandi for another amazing experience of fish printing for the little buddies, they love their t-shirts!

Great hanging out and meeting new faces that showed up to Shuland. Thank you to those that came by and contributed to the good times, whether it was food, beverages, or fun, it made this GS the most memorable of all for me and my family.  Big thank you to everyone that makes it possible, Steve Takagi, Marco, Tim, Dave, Glenn, Kevin, Tiffany, Martianfish, Old #7 and Dylanator, Big Jim, SC Trace, Aaron, Darius, Zisco, Josie and Mario, Mason, IRoeLikeThat. Thanks to you guys I gained 10 lbs over three days... :smt005 We are humbled and honored to receive the Communitas Award from Eric, we look forward to continuing to promote what Gimme Shelter is all about. Remember, everyone is always welcome at Shuland, we try our best to throw down to the fullest!

Most importantly, I'm still amazed by the love and support shown for Steph. Thank you to those that came by to sign the banner. Some came up to us and straight up donated cash to the cause, including a couple of the sheriff's deputies that was checking out the scene and learned about Steph's condition. Much love and Mahalos to the entire NCKA family.

Oh was there fishing at this event? haha Congrats Terry for slaying them again, you are the man!

See you guys at the next one!

Sincerely,

Roger
(RSHU)

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Post by: BigJim on May 22, 2017, 04:18:03 PM
Every year just keeps getting better and better!!

 :smt007 :smt007

THANK YOU to all who made it so awesome in so many ways!! Way too many to try and list!!

 :smt008

Got my first scallop at GS in 8 years of diving up there...

http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/2634

Nice abs up to 9.5 inches, and my first abalone at all since 2015...

http://doty.norcalkayakanglers.com/catches/2633

Quality time on and off the water with old and new friends....shared drinks and food...hugs and laughter...shenanigans and fun.   :smt001

I will work on a vid in the next couple of days of some UW footage of playing with snails.

Love you folks!!!

 :smt004

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim

ps...$6,050 in the HOW/PIF raffle!! Holy Moly!!!!!!  :smt007 :smt007 :smt007


pps...somebody posted on my facebook that I could drive the same distance from Watsonville and spear big WSB instead of getting three snails...didn't bother to respond because they obviously don't get it...if all you care about is the fishing/diving at GS, then you are missing out on the whole point.  :smt001 :smt006
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Post by: SmokeOnTheWater on May 22, 2017, 04:52:59 PM

pps...somebody posted on my facebook that I could drive the same distance from Watsonville and spear big WSB instead of getting three snails...didn't bother to respond because they obviously don't get it...if all you care about is the fishing/diving at GS, then you are missing out on the whole point.  :smt001 :smt006

This! Some people won't go if weather forecast doesn't look favorable for fishing.  It ain't about driving bunch of hours to go fish or filling up the cooler!

It was good seeing you this weekend Jim.   :smt006
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Post by: alien on May 22, 2017, 06:01:07 PM
one of these years i may be able to go to this event >maybe GSXII :smt001 I missed out again on some good times.

Alex/Alien

   :alien:
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Post by: AbMan on May 22, 2017, 06:29:20 PM
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Post by: surfingdude on May 22, 2017, 06:49:58 PM
Eric Thanks for all the hard work you put in so everybody can have a ridiculous amount of fun!!!!
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Post by: crazyfisher on May 22, 2017, 07:11:38 PM
GS11 was my first and won't be my last...I had a great time enjoying the experience and meeting new and old friends. Two days of back to back fishing with rough swell was tough. Bummer I didn't get to dive for some abalone since I was tired after being on the water for 7 hrs each day then coming back to drinking and eating :smt010 Not enough time. Next year I'm pacing myself lol

Thanks everyone who made this event what it is. Its definitely an awesome tournament in a majestic location with amazing people. I should have stayed a few extra days since its 104 in Fresno...yikes!!

A big shout out to Eric for an awesome job and the gears rock!! Can't wait for next year!!
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Post by: Schills206 on May 22, 2017, 07:22:50 PM
Oh man.. what an incredible weekend!  Thanks to Eric & family as well as all those who pitched in to help out.  I was a doe-eyed noob this year but I plan on paying it forward next year and helping out wherever I can!  Saturday's conditions weren't ideal, but on a positive note... weather made luck more of a factor than skill & experience so this noob and his rookie buddy made the podium in the team event!  Ya baby! 

Thanks everyone and see you at the next NCKA event!

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Post by: 4est on May 22, 2017, 07:25:35 PM
I in no way can build on what has been said about GS11.

Eric you have did such a great thing for the community of Shelter Cove and the community of the NCKA.

This was the first event that my wife Judy had went too.
She had so fun at this event.
 I  made connection with Kevin and he brought Darius  over to my camp with an introduction. Darius extended an invite over to Shuland , and Saturday nite Dennis called  Judy" Momason"and made here eat the most delicious food And made us feel totally welcome.
Thanks to Doug for bringing the oyster, and Jack for the knockout tacos.
I met so many new people and was looking forward to meeting others
But seem to not make the connection, there's always the next event.
Even with the ocean upside down starting on Mothersday weekend my ten days off flew by like they always do.
I have been in touch with Bulldog since last November when he contacted me about fishing pyramid lake. Not only did I get to meet  Alex, but got to spend some time on the water with him.

This event is the gathering of likeminded people enjoying life. Last year it rained and this year the sun shined on us.

This year I went on a trophy hunt for big abs to find zero viz, it happens. I caught few fish, but got many crabs to share.
But I had the best time with my family and friends.
Looking forward to next year.
Thank You again Eric and I'll be in touch soon.

-4est

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Post by: Lost_Anchovy on May 22, 2017, 07:39:47 PM
DA MAN!
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Post by: Schills206 on May 22, 2017, 07:46:56 PM
DA MAN!

The "Awkward" fruit!  (I'm referring to the banana).
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Post by: Fisherman X on May 22, 2017, 09:09:24 PM
DA MAN!

Where is the cereal bowl?????
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Post by: Lost_Anchovy on May 22, 2017, 09:39:22 PM
DA MAN!

The "Awkward" fruit!  (I'm referring to the banana).

Now you know why we got 12 ft swells all weekend.  :smt044 :smt044
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Post by: LoletaEric on May 22, 2017, 10:12:21 PM
Thanks for that beautiful portrait, Keith.  :smt003

Loving these reports - I'm really stoked with how the event turned out.  Big thanks to everybody.  :smt001

GS lives on - Hike and Dive with Ron today, and then NCKA dinner at The Tides.  We're milking it for all it's worth.

More reports - keep 'em coming!
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Post by: B0B on May 23, 2017, 12:37:01 AM
thank you everyone!  i had a blast!

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Post by: Bttmdweller on May 23, 2017, 12:56:18 AM
Thanks everyone for the hospitality and good cheer you showed dead prez aka Mike  and I this past weekend. It's funny, its only our 2nd year, but it feels like we have been part of this community a lot longer. The fact is we don't get to experience anything like this down south, but every year we will make this 10hr trek to be part of something really special .. thank you Eric! U r right..As it is not about winning a tournament, its about the people and  the experiences this weekend provides for all of us.. we r all connected in more ways than can imagine..  few shout outs. Eric, thanks for taking Mike and I out abalone hunting on Friday pm considering all that goes on with planning  this weekend. U absolutely rock! Doug aka oyster boy.. u r da man. Thanks for being  you! Oh.. and the oysters😎...  brudah . You are so full of life.. never change. To the father / son ensemble that we seem to always meet at the fillet station... thanks for always taking the time to be so cordial and informative.

To close, as Mike and I were leaving and filled up in garberville,  a redway gentlemen walked up to us and said " I need to pic your brains about what u have on your truck  " , and after 5 mins of filling, we were able to excite him about the joys of what we do with our kayaks..we exchanged phone #s and made a friend!

Hope to see you all next year!
God bless,
Joe
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Post by: Da Bruddah on May 23, 2017, 01:19:51 AM
Are you the 2 guys that I talked with at the Potluck from Ventura County. I was blown away how far you came to be part of the GS event?
Aloha,
Da Bruddah
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Post by: Sailfish on May 23, 2017, 01:22:14 AM
Thanks for another wonderful GS event at The Cove Eric.  Looking forward to GSXII.  Only 51 weeks to go  :smt003
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Post by: Bald Eagle on May 23, 2017, 06:56:36 AM
Thanks again for organizing the best tournament and fun time of the year. Your family focus is what makes this tourney special. My brother and I were fortunate to get into some quality lings. I think what helps us is that are legs are so long we could wrap them around our kayaks to keep from falling off! I did show my age when I mentioned to one of the younger participants that it was an E-ticket ride out there and he had no idea what I was talking about. 


I also want to thank you for the dive trip on Monday. As usual you put an epic adventure together. I highly reccomend Eric's guide services. There is no one better!






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Post by: Fisherman X on May 23, 2017, 07:22:05 AM
Bald Eagle wrote:
Quote
I did show my age when I mentioned to one of the younger participants that it was an E-ticket ride out there and he had no idea what I was talking about.

That's a great one! :smt005
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Post by: hightide on May 23, 2017, 08:05:11 AM
Thanks for another wonderful GS event at The Cove Eric.  Looking forward to GSXII.  Only 51 weeks to go  :smt003
Start the countdown now Sonny! lol!
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Post by: R8R ROK on May 23, 2017, 08:10:01 AM
Thanks , everyone for everything.  The Cove is a special place and my soul is drawn to it.   It was my first NCKA/GS event and I was stoked to hang out with such a grounded group of folks.   See everyone next year.
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Post by: BigJim on May 23, 2017, 10:14:11 AM
Here's my report and pics and vid.

Thursday AM I took my daughter Jayme on a field trip to Pacific Grove, raced home, zisco picked me up and we hit the road.

Thursday night was up until well past midnight getting caught up and chilling with friends old and new.

Friday AM I paddled out with my good buddy Adam415, but the forecast was rougher than predicted and we had to "settle" for 9+ inch abalone instead of the coveted 10s. All good, cuz I didn't get ANY abalone last year so I was stoked to just see the cool snails again!

Also got my first Shelter Cove Scallop, and Adam put his excellent diving skills to work and pulled us a quick limit of fat urchins to bring back in the MoochYak for ShuLand.

Friday night we did abalone and scallops and uni bombs, and I ended the night partying at the bar which is always fun.  :smt003

Saturday I was feeling a little "tired" but Adam dragged me out of bed and we paddled out into even sloppier seas...

Found a safe spot to anchor the yaks offshore and swam in to hunt for some meat.

I found a nice little cave down at 27 feet stuffed full of nice abalone.

With my heavy ab iron on the marker float line I was confident I would not lose the spot, so took one ab at a time leaving them on the floor of the cave until I had popped three then grabbed them all, swam to the surface, made an ab sandwich of all three, and swam back to the yak and we got the heck back to shore.  :smt005 :smt044

Went back to the Motel, showered and changed, had some of Josie's world class Lumpia, rolled through camp to say hi to Jack and folks, got two twelve packs and some ice and headed back to beach to hand out cold beers to landing kayakers and see the fishies being brought in.

Saturday night was raffle and potluck and partying, and more bar time, and more food, and more fun.  :smt003

Sunday Am packed up, had some breakfast burritos, a little hair of the dog and poured myself into Zisco's truck and woke up once he got me home. Gifted him two abalone for being a great buddy and for getting me up and back safe and sound.  :smt002

Here's a little vid of some underwater fun, and a bunch of pics.

https://youtu.be/GvEkF754s-k

So much fun! Let's do it again!!!

 :smt006

Sincerely,

Jim
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Post by: BigJim on May 23, 2017, 10:17:24 AM
More...

 :smt006
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Post by: BigJim on May 23, 2017, 10:19:32 AM
 :smt006
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Post by: Alcim11 on May 23, 2017, 10:33:22 AM
Thank you Eric for making GS-11 and amazing event. 
You really made it about the whole community.
Bob
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Post by: Herb Superb on May 23, 2017, 10:47:37 AM
Thank you Eric for organizing and everyone that made it a fun weekend. I had a blast once again. Fishing was tough and challenging specially on tourney day. A wave surged while I was on top of it and threw me overboard. Got back on it and fished for a few more hours, but nothing else  would bite. Food and people were great and I can't wait for GS12
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Post by: SmokeOnTheWater on May 23, 2017, 12:58:07 PM
It was my 5th year at GS and it only gets better and better!!  I would like to thank Eric Stockwell & Family and everyone else that helped make this another GS that I will never forget!  I almost didn't get out and fish for the 2nd year in a row but I made it out tourney day to chill with the dudes and try to catch a flatty.  But GS is never about the fishing anyways so I still had a great time chilling with everyone and stuffing myself like there's no tomorrow.   :smt044

It was great to see everyone having a good time, can't wait til the next one! 
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Post by: LoletaEric on May 23, 2017, 01:25:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKRN3EWfX8s&feature=youtube
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Post by: CA_fish on May 23, 2017, 01:45:16 PM
Thanks Eric and All who made GS happen!
Colby Karen and I enjoyed the great people, beautiful weather, and some time on the water at the cove....we'll definitely make that trip a few more times this summer.  Great photos and videos all.

-Allan     
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Post by: Jacks on May 23, 2017, 03:29:45 PM
Another outstanding tournament Eric. Big Jim great job on the raffle. Brandi the fish prints were awesome. Thank you Adam for doing the team scoring.  And Schuland the food and hospitality was off the charts.

Congratulations to my brother for vaulting our team to the championship. He caught his second ling at 1:10 so we could turn in two lings apiece.

I ended up catching 6 species:  gopher, china, black, cab, and ling.
.
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Post by: Dogwood on May 23, 2017, 04:02:45 PM
Thanks Eric for all the hard work that you put in.Sharon and I had a great time at Shelter cove. Met some new friends at this event. Looking forward to next year. Sorry we could not stay longer. Heard the water calmed down some on Monday. Just my luck.Next year
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Post by: Pau Hana on May 23, 2017, 04:44:34 PM
"DaBruddah DaBruddah" over the radio @ 2:58 in the vid cracks me up :smt005 

 "Dude...he's not there!"  :smt005
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Post by: Chinclan on May 23, 2017, 06:17:08 PM
GS11 was my first organized fishing event and will definitely NOT be my last.  Many thanks to Eric for organizing the overall event, Adam for handling the team event and sponsoring me, Ryan for pulling me onto his team, and all of the other fantastic organizers and participants!  NCKA definitely ROCKS! 

Looking forward to GS12 and volunteering my efforts where needed in this most deserving organization!

Ben

BTW, the pics and videos are great!
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Post by: Jacks on May 24, 2017, 04:15:50 AM
Congrats to Terry and Ron for the individual+team domination!  Sounds like those were some uber-tough fishing conditions--the type of day where you need to make every bite count.  Looking forward to fishing with you guys this year, and at GS-12!
Thanks Chris. Everybody missed you and hopefully in August when salmon opens again at the cove we can fish together.
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Post by: FishWorks on May 24, 2017, 06:34:57 AM
Thank You Again Eric for all the HardWork you put into All the GS Events. What a Treat of An Event GS has become. Love it. My cuzin Joe had a blast and loved it as well. Was proud of his sea worthyness after those conditions. He's coming around. We had Fun. See ya next year... :smt006
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Post by: SmokeOnTheWater on May 24, 2017, 09:17:11 AM
"DaBruddah DaBruddah" over the radio @ 2:58 in the vid cracks me up :smt005 

 "Dude...he's not there!"  :smt005

 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
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Post by: AlsHobieOutback on May 24, 2017, 09:42:42 AM
Found this in an old post looking for something else:  :smt003

FYI,
I have already booked a room for every possable weekend of GS-6 at the tides :smt003
CORRECTION - MY WIFE already booked the room :smt005

Not sure, but I think she had a good time :smt044

See You at GS-6,
Eric / Yakhopper
(and Family)
:smt044
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Post by: Fiver on May 24, 2017, 09:51:46 AM
Echoing what every one else said,  thanks Eric and family for the time and effort you put in each year to make GS so special.  My only regret is I can't clone myself a few times to be able to take in all the awesomeness in such a short amount of time!

My GS Report:

Arrived Friday at 10a.  After dropping off gear at our rental house, took the boys tidepooling in front of the lighthouse, collecting crabs, hermit crabs, sculpins, and monkeyface eels to look at.  Did a quick semi-dive with Hightide, watched him get a limit of abs, and I grabbed a dozen uni to share later on. Even in less than 5 ft of water with no weight belt, legal abs are easy pickings here!  I even saw a nice sized greenling and a school of striped surf perch cruising around the shallows.  After diving, had a quick lunch then headed down to the launch to join Daviator, his brother, and his friend on the water.  Dropped a few crab pots then headed out for a few hours of fishing for a couple blacks and a couple lings.   Headed back in, had a pulled pork dinner at the lighthouse, then went to the campground to chill with my LS family for a few hours.  Our eldest son even had the courage to go up and do karaoke in front of the group!

Sat: Headed out to less than favorable conditions.  Only managed 2 reds, 2 blacks, a cab, and a ling.   Afterwards the potluck and relaxing!

Sun: Woke up late, tired, and sore from the previous days festivities.  Finally decided to do a couple hours on the water, glad I did.  The drift was fast and furious, but so was the bite.  For 3 hours straight, the process was drop line, hookup, land fish, unhook, repeat, and then peddle a half a mile back to start the drift again.  If you could get past the thick school of blacks (they often wouldn't let the rig get to the bottom) the reds and lings were on the chew.  Over the course of the 3 hours fishing (had to be off the water by 1:30 because I promised my boy I would take him pole poling)  I landed over 15 rockfish and 10 lings.  Final tally: 5 Verms to 19", 1 Copper, 3 blacks, and 2 lings.  Got in and poke-poled with my son for 1 (very) small cab.  Ended the evening in the excellent company of my Loose Screw family.

Monday:  Packed it up and headed home.  Already looking forward to next year. 
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Post by: yakhopper on May 24, 2017, 10:23:27 AM
Found this in an old post looking for something else:  :smt003

FYI,
I have already booked a room for every possable weekend of GS-6 at the tides :smt003
CORRECTION - MY WIFE already booked the room :smt005

Not sure, but I think she had a good time :smt044

See You at GS-6,
Eric / Yakhopper
(and Family)
:smt044
Lol!!!
Wow,
Who would have guessed what that would lead to.
Thanks for finding that Al, Verna will get a kick out of it
;0)


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Post by: iroelikethat on May 24, 2017, 01:37:07 PM
"DaBruddah DaBruddah" over the radio @ 2:58 in the vid cracks me up :smt005 

 "Dude...he's not there!"  :smt005
  LMAO THAT WAS ME..... SORRY.... AFTER THE 12 TRIES HE DID, I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING
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Post by: Bulldog---Alex on May 24, 2017, 01:39:01 PM
"DaBruddah DaBruddah" over the radio @ 2:58 in the vid cracks me up :smt005 

 "Dude...he's not there!"  :smt005
  LMAO THAT WAS ME..... SORRY.... AFTER THE 12 TRIES HE DID, I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING

Was that,  "ling a ding" ?
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Post by: iroelikethat on May 24, 2017, 01:40:25 PM
Sorry but did anyone post the wave for stepkillzit? ? link?? thanks...
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Post by: sonoramike on May 24, 2017, 02:13:19 PM

Sorry but did anyone post the wave for stepkillzit? ? link?? thanks...
Tagged you on Facebook
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Post by: iroelikethat on May 24, 2017, 02:22:01 PM

Sorry but did anyone post the wave for stepkillzit? ? link?? thanks...
Tagged you on Facebook

thanks brother!
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Post by: Pau Hana on May 24, 2017, 07:26:04 PM
"DaBruddah DaBruddah" over the radio @ 2:58 in the vid cracks me up :smt005 

 "Dude...he's not there!"  :smt005
  LMAO THAT WAS ME..... SORRY.... AFTER THE 12 TRIES HE DID, I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING

Somebody had to!  Way to jump on the sword!  :smt005
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Post by: Pau Hana on May 24, 2017, 07:28:38 PM
"DaBruddah DaBruddah" over the radio @ 2:58 in the vid cracks me up :smt005 

 "Dude...he's not there!"  :smt005
  LMAO THAT WAS ME..... SORRY.... AFTER THE 12 TRIES HE DID, I HAD TO SAY SOMETHING

Was that,  "ling a ding" ?

Yup.  It was a funny moment.  :smt001  All in good fun.
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Post by: Da Bruddah on May 24, 2017, 10:13:56 PM

Who took the video of the GS11 crowd doing the GA11 WAVE at the Campground Club House w/ Eric at the potluck last Sat. evening?
Want to see it in video and re-live it again!!
It was an awesome feeling to be doing it!!!
da Bruddah
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Post by: waxer on May 25, 2017, 04:33:47 PM
Great event Eric!! I will be back at the cove this summer. If anyone is interested in a yakattack cup holder or roto grip paddle holder for a track system...let me know and its yours! I lucked up and scored double in the raffle. NCKA rocks!

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Post by: Jinggo on May 25, 2017, 09:22:49 PM
Finally got to see the NCKA community in action! Thanks Eric. It's my first GS and it exceeded my expectations. I never felt out of place as a new comer. Shout out to all our NCKA brothers and sisters, you all are amazing! I'm looking forward for the next GS!
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Post by: Ronaldo on May 26, 2017, 08:20:15 AM
Great event Eric!! I will be back at the cove this summer. If anyone is interested in a yakattack cup holder or roto grip paddle holder for a track system...let me know and its yours! I lucked up and scored double in the raffle. NCKA rocks!
I'll take the cup holder!  Sending you a pm.
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Post by: Hojoman on May 26, 2017, 03:16:22 PM
Tacoshack in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kYDj1md6dA
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Post by: Hobie-Dave on May 26, 2017, 11:40:01 PM
Here it is late, at night looking at the pictures and videos. Loving again every minute, so much friendship and food. GS11 was magaical, thank you Eric S & Eric K & their familes, Jack & the helper elves @ the Shack also kudos to the fish providers. Shu Land is incredible, you always amaze. The oysters, so fresh and tasty. All that and we get to fish there. Fun, Fun, Fun!
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Post by: fisheducator on May 27, 2017, 09:53:19 AM
Thank you Eric, Claire, and all the other volunteers that make this happen every year. :smt007I wish it could last 2 weeks. We had a great time as always and looking forward to next year. Thanks to Jack & his jokers for another  round of awesome fish tacos, they were off the hook as always s. until next time.....

Tim & Kim
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Post by: Tote on May 27, 2017, 03:39:40 PM
Thanks Hojo!
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Post by: Uminchu Naoaki on May 27, 2017, 03:48:22 PM
Thank you so much for Eric, his family, & who ever helped out!!! What a wonderful time!!!
& thank you, Verna & Eric at the tides for the great hospitality!!!
We had a great time!!!

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Team V-Troll!!!

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GS11 rocked!!!


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Post by: fisheducator on May 30, 2017, 06:53:01 PM
Great photos Hojo, you definitely captured the GS11 vibe
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Post by: Uminchu Naoaki on May 31, 2017, 05:08:23 PM
Video that Capt.V-Troll took
Monday after GS11
16lb Ling
https://youtu.be/J3CYTxRF6nE


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Post by: Chinclan on May 31, 2017, 10:39:51 PM
Hojo, thanks for taking your time to document the spirit of GS11 and the NCKA family!
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Post by: fisheducator on June 01, 2017, 10:31:04 PM
Video that Capt.V-Troll took
Monday after GS11
16lb Ling



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That is why I wanted to get out sooooo baldly on Monday, Nice ling Naoaki, very nice
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Post by: solsrf1 on June 07, 2017, 02:48:38 PM
Thank you to Eric and all of the people that continue to make this event so special. I always look forward to getting back to the cove, excited to discover more of the magical and mystical experiences that I have experienced so many times before. Jack, your taco shack was off the hook! Shulanders-you guys rock! Tried out Andy1976's new Octopus jig, I was not disappointed. Went out solo on Monday (last 4 pics), conditions were very mixed, ran into to two cool cats with a Hali. Here are some pics-enjoy!
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Post by: solsrf1 on June 07, 2017, 03:02:32 PM
Our neighbor Brett aka Disney did alright with a trifecta of butt, abs, and fish, and all on his last day!