Hello! I hope you’ve had a great week. There’s been some really nice fish around as of late, so hopefully you are able to find some time to sneak away and wet a line this Saturday and Sunday.
It looks like the weather is going to be pretty good, which is obviously good for fishing – but even better for the wedding I’m going to. Yes that’s right – a wedding! (not my wedding just a good buddy’s).
I wanted to take a second to fill you in on a what I think is one of the coolest striped bass fishing tournaments around. It’s a tournament that I am 100% behind because all the proceeds go to a good cause. On top of that, there are also some incredible prizes and $1,000 cash awards up for grabs.
What I’m talking about is the 2012 Fisherman Fund Tournament happening this September. I know the tourney is a few months away but I figured I’d start talking about it now to get the buzz going.
The tournament is being put on by the same guys who created the Stan Gibbs Cape Cod Canal Fisherman’s Classic. The group’s goal all along has been to raise enough money to erect a statue of Stan Gibbs (the legendary Cape Cod Canal fisherman) in the center of Buzzards Bay by the Rail Road Bridge.
On top of that these guys also put on events like Canal Cleanup Day, a 4th of July Parade, Food Pantry Drives and Learn to Fish day – where veterans teach newbies and kids how to catch a fish.
So needless to say they are a good group of solid guys.
I just found out about this years tournament roughly 6 hours ago, so I’ll be sure to post the details when I receive them.
In the mean time good luck fishing this weekend. If I have time before tomorrow’s rehearsal dinner I’ll put up a fishing forecast with some ideas of areas to target over the next few days.
I’ve been receiving reports from a few blog members about 50 pounders and giant tuna, so there’s no better time than this weekend to get out on the water.
Just take a look at these beasts! Blog member Tom Deluca and his buddies got into some seriously heavy bass last week with Capt Willie Hatch of Machacha Charters – these fish went over 50 pounds.
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Tight lines and take care,