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Trinidad Rockfish Wars 8 Results - Pacific Outfitters

RESULTS: Trinidad Rockfish Wars 8 – 8/18/18

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Thank you to all that participated!

We had 98 participants (49 teams) in this years tournament! The fishing was not “turned on” but people did bring in fish. Nothing HUGE was brought in, but there was enough for many teams to get on the score board and we had enough fish for the post tournament fish fry.

This year, to increase your chances to getting three species (what’s needed in order to get on the score board), we added “Other Flatfish” to the type list species that could be turned in to score. This was in addition to Black Rockfish, Other Rockfish, Cabezon, Vermillion, Canary, Ling, Green Ling, Halibut, Salmon, and Thresher Shark.

This year we launched at SUNRISE vs 1 Hour Before Sunrise (in previous tournaments). We did that so kayakers can be visible to other motor boats. Early birds left 20 minutes early (20 minutes before sunrise). This worked out really well and we feel it’s safe to expect this again at next year’s tournament.

Our Potluck was outside this year, at the Emerald Forest. That was a little unexpected since they double booked the event hall, however it worked out really well, and I think we may request the outdoor space next year. Consensus is we are outgrowing the current event hall. Thank you again Emerald Forest for allowing us to host our after part at your facility. You all were fantastic!

PacOut Green Team was the beneficiary of the post tournament raffle this year, and thanks to all the generous kayakers, they raised just over $1200 in donations. This will go towards their cleanup fund and educational materials. To learn more about what PacOut Green Team does for our communities and how you can get involved, click here.

Special thanks to Kayak Greg for helping put together a wonderful tournament year after year.

Damen Tesch for coming up with a badass graphic AGAIN and helping out with the shirts/hoodys/raffle. Get a Tattoo by Damen Tesch at Second Sight Tattoo in Eureka.

Thank you Charlie Collum, aka bad ass retired USMC Veteran and local wood turner, for helping us on tournament day getting his hands slimy measuring all the fish that were turned in. Charlie also donated a wooden bowl, that he turned himself, for the raffle. Check out Charlie’s work here.

Thank you Jef “One F” Brewer for updating and hyping everyone on NCKA and LCKA about this tournament.

Thank you to Edub Outdoors, Kenny Baker, and Bransen Baits for donating plastics, jig heads, descenders, etc. to our general raffle!

A big thank you to Native Watercraft, who donated one of the kayaks and raffle items. Mike Mowery, the Native Rep. was formerly with Ocean Kayak. Mike has been donating a Kayak for our event since the first year. Thank you Mike and we are stoked you are working with Native Kayaks. They make some of the best prop driven kayaks in the industry.

Another big thank you to Lost Coast Brewery for donating a keg of Great White, Revenant IPA and Root Beer to our event. Support local beer that supports local events!

1st Place

Team Screaming Reels

Ryan King aka Live2fish
Tim Duffy aka FishEducator

2nd Place

Team Shark Bait

Kenny Baker
Garret Turntine

3rd Place

Team Humboldt Hookers

Brandi Easter
Doug Kaber

1st – Spinning Reels – 916.5 pts.

2nd – Shark Bait – 896.5 pts.

3rd – Humboldt Hookers – 868 pts.

4th – Bransen Baits – 846.5 pts

5th – Team Reese – 838 pts.

6th – Codzilla – 785 pts.

7th – Big Hammer – 780 pts.

7th – King Fishers – 780 pts.

8th – Hobie Dicks – 774.5 pts

9th – Tug Life – 755.5 pts.

10th – Smokin’ Drift – 742.5 pts.

11th – Cod Fathers – 733 pts.

12th – Edub Outdoors – 701 pts.

13th – Team Strickler Porter – 700 pts.

14th – Hobie Doobies – 693 pts.

15th – Mendo Mondaze – 646.5

16th – Team Breslin – 630 pts.

17th – Team Hatler Martin – 591.5 pts.

18th – Franceschi Brothers – 449 pts.

Biggest Fish Awards

Biggest Ling – Team Branson Baits

Biggest Green Ling – Team Shark Bait

Biggest Black Rockfish – Team Screaming Reels

Biggest Other Rockfish – Team Reese

Biggest Canary – Team Tug Life

Biggest Vermillion – Team Bresolin

Biggest Cabazon – Team Shark Bait

Biggest Other Flat Fish – Team Humboldt Hookers

Barbie Pole Challenge

Robert Bray – 17″ Black

Brandi Easter – 17″ Black

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Are you prepared?

Eathquakes, Fires, Storms, Tsunamis, are all things that we need to prepare for. If you are not prepared, it could be the difference of life or death. Getting home or not getting home. Depending on the disaster, you may only have minutes or seconds to grab everything you need to relocate. Are you prepared?

We have create two type of Emergency Preparedness Kits that every person should have:

Get Home Bag: This is a small daypack that you take with you every day. If a disaster/emergency takes place, there is a good chance you will not be at home. Your Get Home Bag has everything you need to get home or deal with a disaster away from home.

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"I just came off a great Aleutian goose hunt near Eureka, California...I hunted with guides Brad Smith and John Corbett of Pacific Outfitters, longtime goose hunting gurus in the region. They have several dozen decoys and access to some the best farms. They monitor bird movement, daily, and work hard. Hunting is done from layout blinds. At times we had flocks of over 100 birds dropping into our spread, and routinely saw 5,000 birds in the air. A couple fields held over 10,000 birds, each."

-Scott Haugen (Host of "The Hunt" on Netflix, Editor of WesternWhitetail.com, Associate Editor of Hunt Alaska Magazine, Columnist for Salmon-Trout-Steelheader; American ShootingJournal; NW Sportsman; Hunt Alaska; CA Sportsman; Alaska Sporting Journal)

Waterfowl Season Opener Sale

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**RESULTS** Trinidad Rockfish Wars 7 – August 26th 2017

Artwork done by Damen Tesch.

Scores:

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

Barbie pole champ 2 years in a row!!

Posted by Robert Bray on Saturday, August 26, 2017

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!)

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!
Hobie Kayaks - Pacific Outfitters

Gear Guide: New 2017 Hobie Fishing Kayaks

What’s new for 2017?

  • Hobie Mirage 180 (Reverse Drive) are now coming stock with all the new 2017 Mirage Drive kayaks
  • Hobie Outback & Pro Anglers are now available in CAMO
  • Hobie Quest 11′ & 13 have received complete makeovers
  • Lots of new Hobie Kayak Accessories for 2017

Hobie Mirage Drive 180

Hobie Mirage Drive 180 - Pacific Outfitters

Hobie Pro Angler w/ Mirage Drive 180 – See store for pricing & availability.