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Kayak Fishing Zone => Fishing Events, Tournaments, and Trips => Topic started by: LoletaEric on October 16, 2016, 10:36:30 PM

Title: GS11 - 5/20/17 - Sign up by 4/20/17 - Finalized Gear Details on page 12
Post by: LoletaEric on October 16, 2016, 10:36:30 PM
Registration is now open for GS11.  I've revised the qualifications sheet and the rules recently, so check it out.

This just in (as of 1/25/17) - 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.

While some details are still up in the air about the shirt and ink colors and the format of the raffle, 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 hopefully at the campground pavilion as it's been the last few years, and I think KayakJack and his volunteer army will bring back the awesome Tack 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, and I know at least Won's gonna buy one.  :)  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?
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: oyster boy 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: oyster boy 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: oyster boy 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: oyster boy 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: Maul 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: SeaChumm 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: SeaChumm 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: oyster boy 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: oyster boy 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: VK 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: VK 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: VK 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