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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 - Shirts, Hoodies and Hats Ordered - Troughs and Abs Done - Raffle Strong!
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: 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
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: oyster boy 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: SeaChumm 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: oyster boy 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: oyster boy 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: oyster boy 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: oyster boy 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: oyster boy 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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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: Maul 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: Maul 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: Maul 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: Maul 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: oyster boy 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: SeaChumm 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: oyster boy 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: oyster boy 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?