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2018 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: DOTY 2017 Official Results  (Read 349 times)

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What an amazing finish to a really fun year!!!!!

Some HUGE fish taken and many changes in the top three!!

By the time the dust had settled Adam415 had crushed it and taken 1st place, Deke had put in the work and moved up to 2nd and Mtitch12 finished in 3rd!!

Adam is a long time DOTY player (since 2013), an excellent hard working diver, a fierce competitor, a gentle giant, a family man, and a great guy and it is an honor to have him as our 2017 champion!! Adam will win the coveted Piscean Plaque and a Jackson Kayak Kraken 13.5!!


Deke is one of the fishiest guys I know, has had some very notable finishes in comps in recent years, and seems to be able to crush it wherever he goes. He is also a super hard worker, family man, and all around really cool guy and I am very happy for him that he was able to get out at the very end of the year and find the fishies he needed to get 2nd place!! Deke will win a custom Amadeo print and an Orion Coolers 85 in Bluefin!!


Matt T. exploded onto the DOTY scene this year with amazing diving ability and even more impressive fish!! I have no doubt that if he plays in the future he will be a force to be reckoned with for anyone trying to get 1st place!! Matt will win a custom Amadeo Print and a HydroKaddy.


The rest of the top 10 were:

4. BigJim
5. Ryang
6. fuzz
7. Dogpaddle
8. Slamson
9. Road Runner
10. The Derek

Full leaderboard here:


This year started off kinda slow so I was very happy to see the competition heat up towards the end!!

Some super notable catches this year were:

1. Adam415 with a MONSTER Lingzilla. At 44.25 inches and 35.3 pounds it is the biggest Ling in both DOTY and AOTY history!!


2. Adam415 with a stud 24 inch Red, biggest in DOTY history:


3. Adam415 with the 2nd biggest Cab in DOTY history at 26.5 inches:


4. Mtitch12 with the 2nd biggest Sheep in DOTY history at 31.5 inches:


5. Mtitch12 with the 2nd biggest Copper in DOTY history at 19.25 inches:


6. Deke with the biggest monkey of the year at 29 inches AND it was NOT from Monterey County:


7. Deke with the 2nd biggest scallop in DOTY history at 8.25 inches:


8. DG with the biggest Black in DOTY history:


9. Ryan with a tie for the second biggest olive in DOTY history at 21.5 inches:


10. BigJim the perennial bridesmaid with the 2nd biggest Ling, Red, Copper and only Butts of the year.  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044







Congrats again to all who played, and especially to our top three!!

This will be my last year working on coordinating DOTY...it has been a ton of fun, and I hope those who have played for the past 6 years have enjoyed it even half as much as I have!!


I will be working hard to get the prizes and trophies together and am looking forward to a fun time at the awards ceremony with everyone!! Date and location TBA soon!!!



« Last Edit: January 01, 2018, 09:39:04 AM by BigJim »

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~DOTY 2013-1st~
~T2B2 2015-1st~
~DOTY 2012-5th~DOTY 2014-5th~DOTY 2015-4th~DOTY 2016-7th~DOTY 2017-4th~


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Its been a wild year. Congrats to all that played and a big thanks to Bigjim for all you have done for DOTY over the last 5 years.
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Congrats guys.  Those are some great fish and personal bests for sure. 

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Thanks Jim, had a great diving Doty this year!

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Congrats Adam! Super stoked for you bro  :smt001

Also congrats to all who participated throughout the year.

Thanks Jim for being so instrumental in making DOTY what it is today.  :smt007
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Thanks Jim for all that you have done to make DOTY awesome. Congrats to everyone that participated  :smt006
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Congrats to all.

There are some very impressive divers in this group. I look forward to some friendly competition in 2018


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Wow!  Congrats Adam on the win and the record setting Lingcod! Impressive!