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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

Eureka Waterfront Kayak Tour – Eureka Waterfront Trail Festival – Sep. 29th 2018

We are working with the City of Eureka Community Services District, The Ink People Center For Arts, and ECO Eureka to celebrate Eureka’s Waterfront Trail Grand Opening, that will take place on Saturday, September 29th at Halvorson Park.

We will be offering Guided Kayak Tours of Eureka’s Waterfront Trail at the Bonnie Gool Dock at Halvorson Park at 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm. The cost is $20 / person and we provide your fabulous guide and all the gear!

Book Eureka Waterfront Kayak Tour Here!

We will also be renting ELECTRIC bikes! These are hi-end electric bikes that can reach speeds of 30 mph. This is a great way to see Eureka’s new Waterfront Trail! No reservations for these rentals, they will be first come, first serve. They are $20 / hour to rent. You can probably cover the entire Waterfront trail in that time.

See below for pictures of the Electric bikes!

For more details about the Waterfront Trail Festival:

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Marmot Challenge - Pacific Outfitters

MARMOT CHALLENGE – National Get Outdoors Month – Sponsored by Marmot

Marmot - Pacific Outfitters

"Find the Marmot" sponsored by Marmot

Each Pacific Outfitters location has a stuffed Marmot (see above picture) somewhere inside their store. All you need to do is FIND IT and TELL THE CASHIER WHERE IT IS. That’s it! From there you will be entered into our month long contest to win FREE Marmot gear!

We will be giving away Marmot Tents and Sleeping bags. We have lots to give away!

You can enter once per location, per day. Each day the Marmot will be hiding in a different location.

No purchase necessary to enter this challenge. Winners will be chosen on July 1st. There will be multiple winners!

Good Luck!!!