October 10th through 20th
In the wake of the Redwood Complex Fire, here at Pacific Outfitters our hearts and thoughts are with you. Pacific Outfitters would like to extend our support to the victims of this tragic event. This is a time for neighbors and local businesses to aid each other in their times of need. In an effort to help our amazing community recover, Pacific Outfitters is now offering a storewide 10 percent discount to all victims of the Redwood Complex Fire. We realize that many of you have suffered losses that affect not only your recreation but your daily way of life. We want to help you through these difficult times and get you back out enjoying the great outdoors. For now, keep yourself and your loved ones safe and, when the time is right, get outdoors.
*Discount is off Regular price. Some exclusions apply.
Artwork done by Damen Tesch.
TRW consists of two person team. This is a multi-species tournament. You get points per inch and the points very between the species. In order to place, you need a minimum of three different species and you can turn in up to 6 fish per team. The team with the highest over all point value wins. Below are all the teams that had a minimum of three species.
1st Place – Team Big Hammer (Robert Bray & David Klein) – Prizes: Two First Place TRW7 Laser Etched Plaques from Woodlab, Two Ocean Kayak Trident 15’s & Two Blue Lake Casino Vacation Packages!
2nd Place – Team Marks Brothers (Amos Forman & Adam Koons) – Prizes: Two Second Place Laser Etched Wood Plaques from Woodlab, Two $270 Seeker Rods, Two Lowrance Hook 5 Fish Finders, Two Blue Lake Casino Restaurant Gift Certificates, & Two Blue Lake Casino Casino Cash!
3rd Place – Team Fishizzle ( Joseph Easterbrook & Nicolas Easterbrook) – Prizes: Two Third Place Laser Etched Wood Plaques from Woodlab, Two Bending Branches Angler Paddles, Two PFD’s (One from Astral & one from Stohlquist), Two Blue Lake Casino Restaurant Gift Certificates & Two Blue Lake Casino Casino Cash.
4th Place – Team Screemin Reels (Tim Duffy & Ryan King)
5th Place – Team Bald Eagles (Ron Saufferer & Terry Saufferer)
6th Place – Team Kingstroms (Sarah Kingstrom & Jeremy Kingstrom)
7th Place – Team Tug Life (Kevin Knauff & Brent Parish)
8th Place – Team Old Crusty Bastards (OCB) (Brad McNeil & Michael Tibbet)
9th Place – Team Ugly Snaggers (Mike Sawyer & Ken Merritt)
10th Place – Team Humboldt Hookers (Brandi Easter & Doug Kaber)
11th Place – Team Salt Therapy (Greg Mouton & Damen Tesh)
12th Place – Team DFL (Michael Owens & Michael Ryan)
13th Place – Team Fish N’ Dive (Brent Ludtke & Doug Fini)
14th Place – Team FINglorious Bassturds (Ross Lane & Mike Bailey)
15th Place – Team aMayesing Brothers (Matthew Mayes & Chris Mayes)
16th Place – Big Test Icicles (Byron Pickle & Brandon Pickle)
17th Place – Branson Baits (Mike Lavoie & Mike Sap)
18th Place – Oh My Cod! (Chelsea Hayes & Cameron Anderson)
Launch was at 5:35am on the protected side of Trinidad Head. If you signed up before 7/01/17, you qualified as an “Early Bird” and you got a 20 minute head start! That means the Early Birds got to launch at 5:15am. Everyone had to be back on dry land no later than 2:00pm.
The weather conditions were EPIC! No fog, no wind, and swells were very manageable. However, the flies were in full attack mode. Some people protected themselves with gloves, hats & buffs.
The bite was a little slow overall, but that didn’t stop people from bringing in lots of fish. Lots of Monster Blacks and there were more Cabezon’s harvested thank Lings. That was a little unusual.
Biggest Fish Contest:
Lingcod: 32″ – Team Fishizzle
Cabezon: 25″ – Team Big Hammer
Vermillion: 22.5″ Team Fishizzle
Greenling: 16.5″ Team Cast-Our-Baiters
Black Rockfish: 21.5″ Tied Robert Bray & Dylan Taupe
Other Rockfish: This was a Copper at 19.5″ Team Screamin Reels
Barbie Pole Challenge:
To qualify you need a kids Barbie Pole, however, Batman, Superman, ToyStoy poles all qualify as well. You are allowed to upgrade the line and use duct tape where needed. No other enhancements are allowed. You also need to film the hookup, reel in, and measuring (without a break in the film) in order to qualify. The only exception is if you are only taking out Barbie Poles (no other adult rods), then you can take a picture of what you catch and turn that in.
Robert Brey won the Barbie Pole Challenge with an 18.5″ Black Rockfish – Prize $100 Gift Card to Pacific Outfitters
PacOut Green Team Fundraising Raffle:
100% of the Raffle proceeds when to support the PacOut Green Team 501(c)3. PacOut Green Team is a group of volunteers that host cleanups EVERY Saturday from 9:00am to 10:00am throughout Humboldt and Mendocino County. They focus on cleaning up beaches, parks, forests, and other open spaces. In three years they've removed over 170,000 lbs of trash from our beaches, parks, forests, and other open spaces. They've had over 1,000 volunteers too. All the money raised goes towards their supply fund.
This year’s raffle had some KILLER prizes in the raffle. Aquaglide donated a BlackFoot XL, which is their bad ass inflatable fishing kayak. BruSurf donated a Bamboo SUP. Pacific Outfitters donated an Avet Reel, GoPro Session 5, and other goods. Scot Thorpe donated a custom pool cue. Dylan Taupe donated a guided mushroom hunt (anywhere in Northern California) for two people and a gift certificate to his restaurant that he works at called Handline, which is in Sebastopol, CA.
We are happy to announce that Trinidad Rockfish Wars 7 raised just over $1500! Thank you for contributing to the cause!
Thank you to our wonderful Sponsors!
(They support us, so we need to support them!)
- Pacific Outfitters
- Ocean Kayak
- Blue Lake Casino
- Lowrance Fishfinders
- Lost Coast Brewery
- Bending Branches
- Big Hammer Swimbaits
- B2 Squid (Locally made in Humboldt County)
- BruSurf SUP
- Damen Tesch (Second Sight Tattoo)
- Woodlab Designs
- Dylan Taupe Wild Mushroom Adventures
- Handline Restaurant – Sebastopol, CA
- Crab Snares by Ken Merritt
- Emerald Forest in Trinidad
Special Shout Outs:
- Jef Brewer aka “One F” – Thank you for updating everyone on tournament registration and hyping the tournament up regularly! You rock buddy!
- Greg Mouton aka “Kayak Greg” – Thank you for helping out with all the logistics putting the tournament together and all your work the day of and the day after the tournament! You the man buddy!
- Damen Tesch (Second Sight Tattoo) – Thank you for producing some amazing artwork for the tourament and helping me out with selecting the Tshirt/Hoody colors. You said Rasta and we made it happen. Thank you also dealing with the logistics with the trophies, helping me set up all 100 goodies bags, and donating $20 tattoo credit to each of the 100 goodie bags! Huge help this year buddy!
- Tim Haywood aka THaywoodPhotography – Another year of taking bad ass pictures! Thank you again Tim, people will be sharing their photos because of you. Check out his other artwork and buy a piece Humboldt beauty at THaywoodPhotography.
- My wife Leslie Ostrom for helping me out the day of the tournament. She makes sure I stay on task. Thank you so much sweetie!
- Trinidad Rancheria & SeaScape Restaurant for allowing us to use their facilities for the tournament. They’ve put a lot of money into the Trinidad Pier, parking lot, & restrooms. Thank you!
- Blue Lake Casino – Thank you for your continued support year after year! You’ve been a big part of the prize pool for this tournament and our contestants really appreciate it. Cheers to you!
- Ocean Kayak / Old Town Kayak – Thank you for your continued support. You have been donating a kayak since year one. You’ve helped make this tournament what it is today. Cheers to you!
We updated our Big Buck Contest prizes to comply with the DFW regulations. We apologize for the inconvenience
Take your buck to our Eureka or Ukiah Pacific Outfitters location. All bucks must be tagged with current year tags. We will take a picture with you and your buck for our Facebook/Instagram page. Then you will get one raffle ticket per point.
16 and under – Participate in our Youth Raffle
Over 16 – Participate in our Adult Raffle
Aqualung SolaFX 8/7mm Semi-Dry Suit - $564.99
The SolAfx is Aqua Lung’s most advanced wetsuit, with unique features like an integrated hood and internal arm and leg cuffs. The redesigned SolAfx suit now includes Aqua Lung’s X-Tend cuffs, providing a finished look with maximum stretch. It has new environmentally-friendly features, such as the non-P.A.H. (Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons) neoprene. Unique designs are specially tailored for men and women. The suit provides maximum warmth, thanks to its 8mm torso and 7mm arms and legs.
Style # 404111*
Cressi Tecnica 7mm - $369.99
This new version of Technical overalls is made using special computer printing technology for mimetic coloring that maintains a very high degree of softness in the material.
Style # LE46250
Aqualung Aquaflex 7mm 1 Piece Suit Reg. $434.99 - SALE $299.99
The AquaFlex jumpsuit line, with super-stretch neoprene, provides the ultimate in comfort and quality. With the full super-stretch neoprene used throughout, plus the liquid-sealed seams, the AquaFlex’s quality stands out amongst the competition.
Style # 404088*
Cressi Matrix Mask - $49.99
Aqua Lung Sphera Mask - $49.99
Popular among freedivers for its ultra-low profile, the Sphera blends the best qualities of dive and swim masks. A narrow bridge separates curved lenses that give divers a true 180-degree range of visibility while a sleek frame and trim buckles reduce drag while swimming.
Style # 220531
Cressi Eyes Evolution Mask - $69.99
The mask rests on the face with unprecedented comfort and does not leave any marks on the skin, even after extended use. The raked lenses(Cressi patent), are quite small and are brought as close to the pupils as possible, so that the already extraordinary visibility of the Matrix is increased by 25%.
Style # DS355050
Aqua Lung Superzip Ergo Boot 6.5mm - $49.99
Aqua Lung has added comfort and warmth to your diving experience with its line of Ergo Boots. The Ergo boots unique cut results in a boot that is better fitting with a footbed and outsole cut to match the profile of your foot. The Ergo design eliminates excess water, allowing your feet to remain warmer through your dive. In addition, the seam cuts on the boot are placed away from the widest parts of your feet, minimizing the chances of seam abrasion.
Style # 10016**
Cressi Pro Star Fin - $49.99
This is a futuristic fin, deriving from the Cressi deep sea skin-diving models, which introduces the use of more reactive materials also in the full foot fin sector of normal length. The blade originates from the upper part of the foot pocket, with a 20% increase in useful surface area compared to a traditional fin of the same length.
Style # BG1850**
Apex RK3 Fin - $159.99
The RK3 fin design has been the standard for Military, Special Ops, Coast Guard, and Public Safety Divers for decades. It is a traditional all rubber design. The RK3 blade material is formulated to hold up in the toughest environments, temperatures, and abuse. The short wide blade provides maximum forward thrust while maintaining great maneuverability. The vented blade design reduces resistance on the upstroke and enhances thrust on the downstroke. The fins come standard with stainless steel spring straps.
Style # 621** (Eureka only)
JBL Mini Carbine 36" - $99.99
The JBL Mini Carbine speargun is a great all-purpose gun for small to large game. The Carbine is made of 1 inch clear anodized aluminum and comes with 1 slings. It is inexpensive and has a range of 9 feet. It is idea for the beginner spear fisher.
Style # D6
AB Biller Paduka Spearguns Starting At $189.99
The A.B. Biller Speargun, built in the U.S.A. and in use all over the world, has proven itself as the foremost production speargun on today’s market. The stainless steel trigger mechanism is unsurpassed in reliability and smooth action. The high grade grooved mahogany, teak or padauk barrel provides pinpoint accuracy, easy underwater maneuverability due to its neutral buoyancy and absorbs 80% of the firing noise the gun will create.
Style # SP24 & SP32
Cressi MOHICANO 60" SPEARGUN - $189.99
New Barrel with integrated shaft guide for more precise shooting. Camouflage for stalking. Very small muzzle to facilitate aim. Regular and circular bands mount. Anatomical white grip featuring small chest loading pad. Articulated wishbone.
Style # FE343060
Aqualung Farmer John 2 Piece 6.5mm - $199.99
The Aqua Lung Farmer Jane and John suits were designed specifically to stand up to daily use in rental environments. We asked numerous industry experts on what they would want to see in a rental wetsuit, and took those suggestions and integrated them here with this suit. Attention to detail on cuts, materials, triple glued seams and stitching make this suit able to stand up to heavy use.
Style # 10008** (Men’s & Women’s)
Cressi Corsica Snorkel - $24.99
CORSICA is a new highly technical snorkel designed specifically for deep freediving and spearfishing. The soft bendable large diameter tubing makes it extremely comfortable to properly position behind the head while maintaining ease of breathing on the surface. When diving, the mouthpiece tucks neatly under the chin for the ultimate in hydrodynamics. The anatomical hypoallergenic silicone mouthpiece provides extreme comfort during long durations in the water.
Style # EG268550
Cressi ALUMINIUM HAND SPEAR 3 PIECE - $49.99
The Aluminum Hand Spear is the perfect solution for traveling hunters. Threaded Lightweight Sections Breakdown to fit in a Typical Dive Bag and can be Quickly Assembled once at the Dive Site. Included with the Pole Spear is a Five-Prong Lionfish Cluster” Tip and High Quality Power Band. Other tips are available. The Pole Spear has Thick Walled Aluminum Construction for Strength and Durability. Pole Spear comes with a Protective Tip Cap.
Style # USX040000