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  1. Default ECRA Tournament Winners!

    Any big fish weighed?

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    Post Well, it wasn't me!

    I'm sure the final standings will be posted in the next day or two. The weather couldn't have been any better, light North winds in the morning and light SW winds for the ride home. Best of all, not blazing hot. As for the fishing, well... some people did OK, problem is, none of them were on my boat!

    Two guys brought in matching 42lbs + AJs, I forget the exact gutted weights but they were both over 42 lbs.

    But, even though my boat didn't win a thing, it was a GREAT time!
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    Default Winners of the Tournament

    Many Thanks to the following people that donated fish to feed the homeless:

    Fish has been donated to the Waterfront Mission in Fort Walton Beach Florida.

    Nathan Ulbrich, Wes VanDorn, John Garland, Candy & Stone Hansard


    Spear Fishing Division

    Grouper
    1st Place - 14.4 lbs Bob Phillips $125.00 Gift Certificate to Discovery Dive World
    2nd Place - 10.8 lbs Mark Postgate $75.00 Cash
    3rd Place - 10 lbs Kevin Gallagher $50.00 Gift Certificate to Discovery Dive World

    Snapper
    1st Place - 8.6lbs Bob Phillips $125.00 Gift Certificate to Discovery Dive World
    2nd Place - 7.4 Bob Honaker $75.00 Cash
    3rd Place - 5.4 Rick Colquette $50.00 Gift Certificate to Discovery Dive World


    Amberjack
    1st Place - 45.2 lbs Wes Vandorn $125.00 Gift Certificate to Discovery Dive World
    2nd Place - 42.2 lbs Nathan Ulbrich $75.00 Cash
    3rd Place - 17.8 lbs John Garland $50.00 Gift Certificate to Discovery Dive World


    Flounder
    1st Place - 3.0 lbs Bob Phillips $100.00 Gift Certificate to Scuba Tech
    2nd Place - 2.4lbs Andrew Comisky $75.00 Cash
    3rd Place - 1.8 lbs Charlie Saleeby $50.00 Gift Certificate to The Scuba Shop

    Lobster
    1st Place - 1.4 lbs Charlie Saleeby $100.00 Gift Certificate to Beach City Scuba
    2nd Place - 1.2 lbs John Garland $75.00 Cash
    3rd Place - 1 lb Bob Honaker $50.00 Gift Certificate to The Scuba Shop


    Hook & Line Division

    A lesson learned: weigh your fish even if you think they are too small to win because you might be the only one entering a fish in that category! Years ago, I won a first place prize of $100.00 for a 12" flounder! Did people laugh when I weighed it? You better believe it! Did they laugh when I won 1st place? Yep, they sure did and I was laughing the loudest!

    Grouper
    1st Place - 1.2lbs Gary Martin Rod & Reel Combo from Half Hitch Tackle
    2nd Place - No Entry
    3rd Place - No Entry

    Snapper
    1st Place - 4.4 lbs Gary Martin Rod & Reel Combo from Half Hitch Tackle
    2nd Place - 3.6 lbs Blair Gambill $75.00 Cash
    3rd Place - 3.2 lbs Brandon Gambill $50.00 Gift Certificate to East Gate Tackle

    Amberjack
    1st Place - 10.6 lbs Gary Martin Rod & Reel Combo from Half Hitch Tackle
    2nd Place -No Entry
    3rd Place -No Entry

    Mahi Mahi
    1st Place - No Entry
    2nd Place - No Entry
    3rd Place - No Entry

    Mackerel
    1st Place - No Entry
    2nd Place - No Entry
    3rd Place - No Entry


    Grand Slam
    There were no Complete Grand Slam entries so we decided to allow the 2 persons that caught Grouper, Snapper and Amberjack to compete for the prize the two contestants were: Spearfishing -Bob Phillips & Hook & Line -Gary Martin

    WINNER Spearfishing - Bob Phillips Combined weight 26 lbs $100.00 Gift Certificate to Walkers Ace Hardware & 1 extra entry in the reef drawing.

    50/50 Winner - Rick Colquette $37.00

    We also had a "Silent Auction" for:
    2 tank Boat Trips donated by Emerald Coast Scuba
    10 fill Nitrox Card donated by Emerald Coast Scuba
    Open Water Certification Class donated by Beach City Scuba
    Earth NC Marine Charting Programs donated by EarthNC

    Private Reef Winner - Wes VanDorn
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    By the way, I took the donated fish to the Waterfront Mission yesterday. They were delighted! A gentleman came in and asked what was going on in the kitchen and the answer was:

    "We're going to eat good tomorrow!"


    They were so excited to have fresh fish that it made me think that maybe we could do this again sometime.

    Thank you for your donations, you made their day!
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    Default Thanks to the Volunteers!

    Keep an eye on this thread. Pictures from the tournament will be posted soon!

    I would like to thank the following people for their help at the tournament:


    Frankie & Martha Chambless - Recorded the weights and determined the winners. GREAT JOB! Frankie also helped boats as they came to the dock. Hauled all the prizes to the event. Helped at the Capt. Meeting and I'm sure did more that I'm not even aware of! Thanks so much!!!

    Nancy Pluznyk - Took pictures of participants as they came in and of their fish. (Her pictures will be posted soon) Nancy isn't even a member of ECRA so her volunteering is even more amazing! She was very sweet to help us out and we really appreciate her.

    Rich Jones - Cleaned fish for the fish fry and recruited Nancy to take pictures for us. Helped boats as they came to the dock. Helped at the Capt. Meeting and was generally ready to do anything that needed to be done. I really appreciate all your help Rich!

    John Garland - Helped at the Capt. Meeting and at the Tournament Festivities. I don't know everything that you helped with but I know you were busy helping people all afternoon. Thank you very much!!!

    Rachael Green & the Wonderful Staff of AJ'S - She was terrific about re-scheduling because of the bad weather and was also very generous to our cause. Everyone at AJ's treated us so good and were helpful throughout the entire event.

    And Last but not least:
    Rick Colquette - That bite of snapper you gave me was the only food I had eaten all day and it was delicious! Thanks so much for always being so thoughtful. I did chow down after the tournament festivities were finished but that bite held me over!

    Gosh, I hope I'm not forgetting anyone. If I did, please don't hesitate to tell me so I can fix it.

    I really enjoyed seeing everyone and was happy for those that won. I hope you all had a great time, I know I did! My favorite few minutes of the entire affair was when I was at the Waterfront Mission donating the fresh fish and they were so thrilled.
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    Default Pictures from Candy's Camera

    Here are the pictures that were taken on my camera.

    Nancy will have some great shots of the boats coming in with their catches.
    I'll post pictures from Nancy's Camera a.s.a.p.

    Rick, If you have some good pictures, please post them in this thread or send them to me and I will post them for you.
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    Default Tournament Pictures by Nancy

    Many thanks to:
    Nancy Pluznyk
    for taking and sharing these pictures with us!


    More Pictures by Nancy to come!
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    Default More Tournament Pictures by Nancy

    More Tournament Pictures by Nancy! Thanks Nancy
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    Still, More Pictures by Nancy!


    Anyone else have pictures they can share?
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    Default Nice Letter

    Attached is a very nice letter of appreciation from the Waterfront Rescue Mission.

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