05/14/2015 - 2015 Fin Addict tournament Sign Up and Sale
On Sunday May 31st, 2015 I will be hosting a sign-up for the kayak tournament to be held on lake Calaveras June 20th, 2015. BOZEROD has donated a custom spinning rod to be given away in the raffle on June 10th.Raffle tickets are 5.00 each and may be purchased now or on the day of the tournament. You do not have to fish the tournament to buy tickets.
From Noon to 6pm there will be many in-store specials such as
Penn Pursuit II 6000 combo's w/8' rod for 55.00 (compare at 69.99) and Penn Fierce 6000 combos w/7'rod for 65.00 (compare at 89.99)
Many more specials to be posted next week.
So come by and sign up for the tournament and shop the many bargains available Michael
10/02/2014 - Sharkathon 2014
This morning find us at the end of another Sharkathon tournament. This is the eleventh year of what has become the largest surf tournament for shark in the world.
The word was that quite a few of the contestants were grumbling about the tournament. I'm not sure what there is to complain about the weather? No human can plan a perfect weather day. (it is out of our hands completely) so we have a bunch of unpaid, dedicated volunteers that organize the tournament for all to enjoy.
The ramifications of changing to a back up date are daunting to say the least.
The thing that perturbs me the most is that many contestants some what unhappy with the weather decided to leave their trash for others to pick up.
Anytime you pay to fish a tournament you are effectively gambling with your money. Part of the gamble are the weather conditions during the event. If you can't afford to lose the entry fee because of weather you shouldn't enter.
As I have seen it,the Sharkathon staff and committee are a bunch of hardworking,dedicated people who work their tails off to provide and excellent fishing tournament for those who choose to enter said tournament. None are paid for the work they do to ensure you as a participant has a fair chance at winning a prize.
In their time spent this year there was also the chance for them to pick up tons of litter left by disgruntled fisherman.
The Sharkathon committee work very hard to basically get the U.S. Government to allow (us) to fish on the National Seashore during the tournament each year.
On a brighter note there were several fisherman who stopped and picked up others trash on the way out.
There were 27 sharks caught and landed this year. That is down from 44 caught last year so it could be done. I heard many stories of how it was impossible to get a bait out. 27 people found a way.
The weed was still present. There were cold fronts coming with regularity. The weather pattern is changing and NO ONE can accurately predict it but they do their best. Let's not forget all the proceeds from this event go to very worth while causes. If you were unhappy with the weather,if you chose to leave your trash for others,maybe you should consider not taking a space so coveted and hard to obtain and letting a true fisherman have a chance of catching a shark next year. YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED...
Michael G. Bozeman