Classic/Older Fishing Tournaments


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Aug 14, 2012
San Fransisco,CA USA
Yep....I remember that. There were a couple of companies battling each other for MAKO tourney dominance. The other company was I.G.T. (International Gamefish Tournaments) I think in the end....IGT won and took over that one.

Don't have any pics. ...but remember working.closely with Doug Bombard at the Ithmus / Twin Harbors. He always welcomed anglers with good service and plenty of "cans" for tie ons. Brought in many additional staff and always had.good food there at the restaurant. For years... he would build and run a bait receiver for those tourneys. Not always the best looking bait....but he tried hard.

Of course all of this because AVALON was in "robbery" mode, that time of year. No "cans".... no room... no bait.... sometimes hours of waiting for fuel. If you had a "contender" to weight in at ROSIE's..... could be a few more hours.

I appreciated him and his staff for all they did. Did tournaments there as a sponser for maybe 10 years with IGT.