Great Weekend and a good post. Others on the trip were Jim Casey, Jerry Hill and Robert Check. The mate was great and we landed 9 out of 10 fish. The only one lost was on a damaged piece of trim on the port side of the swim platform. Needless to say the rest of the fish came in on the starboard side. The best part of the weekend was winning the Bull Island calcutta and bragging rights in Poquoson for the next 12 months. It is a great low cost tournament with some fine hosts in the Eastern Shore Marlin Club. We will drive the 90 miles tonight for the awards ceremony and give a full posting tomorrow as the results aren't final and we should have gotten some additional awards other than the 1st Bill Fish Released. Robert and David (Bay Country) caught the Marlin and Jim, Jerry & Myself caught the Tuna. I tried to get the rod but was pushed down on my 59th B'Day. The young studs wanted the action and kept giving us old guys elbows in the stomach and I was relegated to my "Captain Chores's". Ie. Finding the fish :-)[grin][excited]
7/26; The awards Banquet was great and the overall results are:
American Dream; 1st Place w/2 Billfish
Salty Pub; 2nd Place w/2 Billfish
Cap; 3rd Place w/2 Billfish
Salty Pub also won the 1st Billfish award.
American Dream won Best Boat on Friday AND the Mate's Calcutta.
As you can see the overall results were close and the top three places were awarded by the date and time of their catch.