2011 Yellowtail Tournament Report and HEAVY Pics!

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  1. nunyabizness1

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    Going back to the roots of the first ever BD Yellowtail tournament event... location and entry fees seemed to be a hit for this year’s tournament! Bloodydeck’s, along with their headline sponsor – Typhoon, were eager to put on a fun event! The weekend started with the Captain’s meeting where teams showed up at San Diego Boats at Dana Landing to pick-up their packet, t-shirts, camera and rules! We had a total of 52 or so teams signed up by the close of the evening. As soon as the teams got their packets, they headed out fairly quickly. Some slept in the parking lot, some took off to get on the water and await till lines in, others drove home, hoping to get some sleep!
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    In the wee hours of the morning, Brant met up with those wishing to participate in the Dash for Cash $1,500 gift card prize donated by the Dana Landing Market. There were 7 teams that showed up and were given instructions of what they needed to do, which was to be the first team in to Dana Landing with a Yellowtail! In the past years, this was not an issue. This year, we waited throughout the day but never had a team show-up with a Yellow who had entered the Dash for Cash!
    The weather was cooperating, we heard that a couple of yellows were caught the day before, the day was filled with hope and the boats scattered to different “secret spots” with their game plans in place! Meanwhile, back at the San Diego Boats, Rob Sanford had his crew clear out the building the day before so we could use his building for our event! What a great location! Thank you Rob! We met with the rental company and began to setup and organize for the event while we waited for boats to come in to the weigh station. Each time we’d see a boat headed our way, we would prepare to weigh in fish and get excited! The first boat shows up and we find they have a white sea bass to weigh and they are in the Marlin Club tournament! So we weigh in their catch! We did this for a few boats, weighing in fish other than yellows. We would see boats we knew were in the tournament, bypass our dock and head to the ramp to load their boat on a trailer, no fish to weigh in. Check out all the guys looking to see what was getting weighed in! Great catch for this young man!
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    So we sat, we ate, we drank, we jumped seeing another boat headed in… nope, false alarm. Darn! I wanted to take some pictures! I was working my way back and forth to the building to check on the rental setup and then back to the dock in case I was needed for pictures. Then it happened! A boat! In our tournament! And they had a yellow to weigh! We all jumped into action! Annie got their tournament camera, their yellow is handed over to Clay and Cory to weigh, the weight is recorded, the Captain signs the weight receipt and I am anxious to take the first official yellow tournament pic of the year! YES!!! The main sponsor’s Typhoon banner is handed to the team and pics are taken and now we are REALLY ready for the boats to come in! But we waited again. The other weigh station had some weighed in but it was VERY slow! DARN! Pics from the first boat to weigh-in at Dana Landing:
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    Awhile later, we see another boat coming in! It’s a team with Wayne aka “Got Wasabi?” on board! I holler out and ask… “Got Yellowtail?” Unfortunately, this team did not have some yellowtail love this year but they did catch fish!
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    We waited some more, I checked up on the rental equip setup crew, we drank, we ate, we waited, we hoped! Where were the boats? Then, we saw a boat come in and they told us they had 2 yellows! Yeah!!!!! Jump into action, same routine as before and pics are taken! Great job team!
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    At this point we figure the boats are staying out until the late afternoon as we heard fishing was super slow and they needed the time on the water. Meanwhile, Cory’s new puppy Avery entertains us all including a cute little boy who was passing by. He had lots of laughs as Avery wrestled him!
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    Discussion ensued wondering how previous year winners were doing. We had no idea how they were doing out there and I had mentioned that I hadn’t heard or seen Team Rickdiculous come in. They are usually a contender in many tournaments they enter! Just as I mentioned them, slowly within sight, I viewed Rick’s 40’ Riviera. Unfortunately, no yellows for his team but they did catch a 5+ lb calico that we quickly weighed and released to live for another day! Good to see you guys back in the tournament year after year!
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    Other boats came in… and others were not to be seen or heard from.
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    We gave a last call, announced that we had not received a dash for cash and to hurry in if they had a qualified entry and then minutes later, the weigh station was officially closed at 6:00 pm. One last check on the event room, the band had setup, all was ready and we headed home to get ready for the awards banquet the next morning.
    The volunteer crew arrived and began assisting the vendors to setup their booths and coordinated final tasks. How many BDers does it take to setup…?
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    Vendor booths… Typhoon, our main sponsor! They were awesome and had some GREAT eyewear for sale at a BD discount! I LOVE my new sunglasses! Thank you so much Roy!!!
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    Ali and Korine sporting their new Typhoon sunglasses!
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    The room is looking good, ready for a party!
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    5<SUP>th</SUP> Avenue Insurance – another BD sponsor has a vendor booth available offering all kinds of insurance services for BDers! (Boat, home, auto, health, you name it!) No Leo, not even Sherm can provide insurance for you winning the tournament!
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    Annie gets the BD booth setup and is selling tickets, BD shirts/visors... along with help from Wayne (Got Wasabi?) and Sluester and other BDers from time-to-time.
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    “Mrs Sherm” aka Norma, of 5<SUP>th</SUP> Avenue Insurance feeds the “kids” candy!
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    And it wouldn’t be the same without the Make-a-Wish booth at the event! Jonathan mans the booth!
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    Sea Tow is in the house! They had a booth and donated a free tow on the water for any boat needing a tow during the tournament. They also donated prizes for the raffles!
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    Maximum Angler was there donating some awesome prizes and time manning the drink booth!
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    Rob Sanford (San Diego Boats owner) and his son Steven pose for a quick pic after they performed the Star Spangled Banner! What a fantastic job, very inspirational and patriotic!
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    Caught a portion of the song on video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxPm40hpJpU

    Berkley is another sponsor who had a booth setup with a knot-tying contest!
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    The band is playing…
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    Phil’s BBQ sets up in the parking lot and preparing to serve an awesome BBQ - ribless and chickless along with macaroni salad, cole slaw, and BBQ baked beans! Oh man this was soooooo good! People were hanging around inhaling the smoke as an aphrodisiac in anticipation! The food line forms… and the drooling begins!
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    Marcus goes for round 2!
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    Misc pics…
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    Tons of raffle prizes! Couple of the winners…
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    Check out Jonathan accepting the prize on behalf of his dad (Got Wasabi?) because Wayne is so shy he had to send his son to accept!
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    Berkley announces the knot tying winner!
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    A bird’s eye view from above..
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    A future BDer? Babe of the day?
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    Korine and Ali’s Dad…
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    Master of Ceremonies – Todd, and the Typhoon Girls! And there he is posing again with the Maximum Angler Girls!
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    We had several winners of raffle prizes and then announced the winning tournament teams! We had prizes and payouts for 8 places and ended up having ties for a couple of places! The prizes were split and pictures and video were taken. I have uploaded the videos to youtube for you to see and hear who won, the size of their fish, and the prizes received!
    8<SUP>th</SUP> place tied! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLv7CzMEr2k
    7<SUP>th</SUP> place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0E81T4S08k
    6<SUP>th</SUP> place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuHZA0B54oo
    5<SUP>th</SUP> place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uK-smWX71Xk
    4<SUP>th</SUP> place http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tuPRXs1URA
    Rob Sanford/San Diego Boats donated a gift certificate to EVERY boat that entered the tournament! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9rPhSj93PE
    3<SUP>rd</SUP> & 2<SUP>nd</SUP> place tied! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXUaFN5gt0
    Roy with Typhoon, main title sponsor speaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FurC_GOf2Eo
    And the 1<SUP>st</SUP> place winner is….! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV-Gg1KCj20
    I hope everyone enjoyed the tournament! Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this event possible and thank you to Ali and Jason for continuing this fantastic event!
    Please post your comments on the tournament and let us know your thoughts on this year’s event! Looking forward to future tournaments!
    Link to all pictures:

    And a few closing shots on the way out…
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  2. Simon Bon Bowery

    Great report Maggie!

    We had a great time after party was a blast, so we'll be back next year.
  3. Fishbones

    Nice work Maggie
  4. @-EZ

    Outstanding report Mags.. Thank you.

    I believe the event could not have been any better.

    No fish to weigh for me and team but we had a good time anyway.

    Congrats to all who weighed a fish and more importantly to the winners.

    If next year's event mirrors this one, where is the sign up roster?
    Team @-EZ is in.....

  5. Ali Admin

    That recap was insane! Great job Maggie.

    Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors especially Rob @ SD Boats, Typhoon and Maximum Angler for their support!

    Fishing was definitely slower, but everyone seemed to have good time, eat some great BBQ and most won some awesome prizes.

    Thanks for support the event guys.
  6. spike

    Outstanding BD Shoot Out rundown!!

    Congrats to all the participants, looks fun and sure beats my weekend.
  7. Surfdoc

    Maggie, one of the best write ups ever!! You have talent !!
    I'll plan my trips north to be there next year!

    Congrats to all who entered!!
  8. brantc

    Great wrap up, Maggie.
  9. BloodydecksOutdoors

    thanks Maggie, great job on the recap!
  10. Doradogirl

    Great Report Maggie and wonderful video!!!!!!!! :worship:
  11. Sherm

    Nice write up and pics Maggie.
  12. Aquadisiac

    On behalf of Capt. Albert "Big fish John" Leonard, 1st. mate Phil "Philligan" Faubert, 2nd mate Rich " you know Leonard" Duby, and I, 3rd Mate Steve "Steamin Seamen Sculpin Killer" Krogh, of Team Profish, we would like to thank all of the sponsors, BD outdoors for again a wonderful event, and all the individuals who helped put on one of our favorite tournaments. The venue was great, the food was wonderful, and there were great sponsors who made it happen. Our fearless Capt. had to leave town for the Warton business school for an advanced financial management designation Saturday night so his lovely wife Kaylee and his two beautiful girls Carissa and Sophia filled in too help celebrate our win and hold all of the wonderful prizes and BIG checks. I'm sure once he gets a break from getting smart he will have a few comments too. Unfortunately the rest of the team had prior commitments and were unable to be there.
    Thanks again everyone and we look forward to next years event and giving back some of these winnings.

    Tight Lines everyone.

    Steve Krogh
  13. Sherm

    Congrats on the win Steve. Nicely done........good talking to you at the event. See you next year.
  14. reeleminross

    Great write up Maggie, I wish i knew ken was putting all those stickers on my back!:rofl::rofl:We had a great time as always and look forward to next year! Good to see and talk with all the bloodydeckers at the event. Great food, good entertainment and an all around good time!
  15. Aquadisiac

    Thanks Sherm,

    Thank god I have great team mates. They sure made me look good, which can be hard some times. We look forward to next year and I sure appreciate your sponsorship for this event.

  16. nunyabizness1

    It took the effort of many to make this event what it was! Huge thanks for the help from the volunteers from BD. It was a collaborative effort! Look at all the "red shirt" volunteers in the pictures! Those are BDers steppin in to help as they do every year, along with the BD staff: Cory, Marcus, Brant, Clay, Barrett, Ali & Jason... lots of time and effort went into making this all happen!

    I think this was the slowest year as far as the number of fish weighed in but the attitude of those who fished was pretty positive for the most part! They seemed to enjoy the event even though the fishing was tough! Gotta love that!
  17. nunyabizness1

    I forgot to add that since there were no fish brought in for the "Dash for Cash" portion of the tournament, Dana Landing Market graciously provided gift certificates in the amount of $200/team to the 7 teams that entered the Dash for Cash and took the time to be there that early in the morning! Very cool surprise for those 7 teams thanks to Dana Landing!
  18. Carl

    Right on Steve!
    I don't care what Johnny and Bubba say about you:urno1:.....:D
  19. Jaydog

    Gosh darn Maggs great recap. Congrats to all the winners. Looked like a heck of an event and I was bummed I couldn't participate this year.
  20. Philligan

    Great Wrap Up and GREAT Tournament! Thanks for representing Krogh! Always great to fish with you buddy!