Well I count some 50-60 of us fishermen and women in for next weekend. I'd say just about the right size for our first BM flotilla/derby!
One week left, here is where we stand right now:
BM derby fishing is contained to area 10, fish must be caught Sunday, dont clean it prior to weighing. Charlie at the Sloop will have Ice, Bags and a cooler to keep the fish in while your'e there.
I am going to change the weigh in and raffle/social to 1:30PM
. Most of us will be on the water at daybreak, and 2:30 is too late in the day. That way we can relax for a bit and still have time to pull the boat &/or take it home, clean up etc. So have your fish at the Sloop by 1:15 or so.
Bring your appetite to the Sloop too. Being good patrons while we are there will certainly make our host Charlie happy. He has a great cook...Great Menu, Breakfast all day, and he said he would have some specials made up too.
The following is a list of prizes that I have found, and other board members have pledged, to donate to our fisherman with the biggest fish at the end of the day. I like the way the Everett Coho derby did it last year, which was setting it all out on the pool table and let 1st place take their pick, and so on down.
-GLoomis GL2 Steelhead 8'6'' Medium action rod and 4 nice hats from 3 Rivers Marine of Woodinville. Thanks Kent and Scott.
- Coupon for 1 case of green sized herring bait from our friends at Ballard Bait. There are some 20-24 dozens in case, great prize if you have room in the freezer!
****Ballard Bait is also proving 2 dozen free bait for anyone fishing in the derby this weekend. If you are fishing bait this weekend, get down there and give them some other business too. My friend Geoff fishes bait with them, and I think they have the best quality around (have to give them a plug, pun intended
-5 Hats, 4 Golf shirts, and two T-shirts all with embriodered Husky Logos from BadDawg. Nice prizes thanks BadDawg!
- $100.00 Gas Coupon and Beer prizes from KWIK FISH.
-Cigars from Chip Goodhue
- Hats, Shirts, & Koozies? from SalmonBroads&Beer.
-5 free one-year subscriptions to Fishing and Hunting news.
-Hats, Slooper Mugs, gift certificates, and shirts from the Sloop Tavern.
-I have Spoken with Silver Horde fishing gear and Marilyn may provide some gear for the derby. TBD
I like Erndogs suggestion of everyone bringing a little something if they can.
Closest two launch areas near the Sloop are Shilshole in Ballard and Don Armeni in West Seattle. The Sloop is located at 2830 NW Market Street. There is room to park your rig with boat-in-tow streetside around the Tavern. All along the road in-between the ShilShole launch and tavern there is parking.
Try to Fly your American Flag out there so others know you are fishing in the Derby with us. Derby Talk on VHF CH68 for the day.
So over the next week, post again and let us know if you are still coming and how many will be with you. I am trying to give the Sloop an approximate headcount so they can prepare.
If you have any questions or ideas on something I have or haven't covered let me know.
Have a great week everyone!