View Full Version : Great South Bay Tourny anyone?
SJ Fish Whisperer
06-08-2009, 09:09 PM
Haven't fished this one yet nut plan to this year. After fishing J-Bay, I'm hooked on the area. Has anyone fished this one before and how about camping or hotels? Any help would be great. The link is;
06-09-2009, 03:58 PM
No sir. Haven't fished it. Hell, didn't even know it existed!
Saving my money & vacation days for the NEKF Striper Shootout in August...
If you do sign-up and particpate let us know what it's like!!
SJ Fish Whisperer
06-09-2009, 07:04 PM
will do. having a hell of a time finding a place to stay. Prolly rent an RV for this one. I'll see you in August!
06-09-2009, 07:48 PM
i cant believe ,,no info on where to camp ,, :rmad::rmad::rmad::rmad::rmad:
06-18-2009, 11:36 AM
Sorry I havnt been on this site in quite a long time, hope this helps, and its not to late:
Event info: http://www.likayaking.com
Heckscher State Park
East Islip, NY 11730
Battle Row Campground
Old Bethpage, N.Y. 11804
Friday June 19, 2009
• 7p.m. – Captain’s meeting and Check-in
• 7:30p.m. – Tournament start.
Saturday June 20, 2009
• 7a.m. – Second Captain’s meeting and check-in.
• 2:30p.m. – End of tournament. All anglers must submit any entries by 2:30p.m.
• 3p.m. – Awards ceremony.
• Raffle for all participants.
• Food will be served.
• 3:30/4pm – Junior Angler activities.
• Ethics and conservation.
• Casting contests.
• Fly fishing demonstration
• Tournament Headquarters
334 South Bayview Avenue
Amityville, N.Y. 11701
• Tournament Contact
• Entry Fee
$35 (All proceeds to benefit Project Healing Waters.)
• Captains Meetings/Check-in
Mandatory for all participants.
• Tournament format
Catch, photo, release as defined in rules and regulations.
There will be 2 divisions with 4 categories per division. Open and Fly divisions with Slam and Individual species categories.
• Targeted Species
Striped Bass, Bluefish, Weakfish.
-Trophies will be awarded to the winner of every category in each division.
-ALL participants will be included into the tournament raffle.
-Refreshments will be served at awards ceremony.
• Fishing Area
All of the Great South Bay area waters, as defined in rules and regulations.
This is a charity event with all proceeds donated to: Project Healing Waters.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. serves military personnel who have been wounded, injured, or disabled to aid their physical and emotional recovery by introducing or rebuilding the skills of fly fishing and fly tying and by using and enjoying these skills on fishing outing and as lifelong recreation.
Learn more about Project Healing Waters here – www.projecthealingwaters.org
06-21-2009, 11:26 AM
had a great timeat g s b ,, to bad more didnt show up ,, not alot of yaks or fish, but sill a good time ,, meet some great people,, carl 4x4 , will , jim and some others,, lookin forward to the next tourny:D:D:D
It was good to meet you and Chris at the tourny. Yeah, fishing could have been better especially if I left the bug spray at home!! Didn't think I'd see a post from you so early, considering you didn't get any sleep!
Will is probably real sore from all that paddling! May have a new Hobie convert! Good luck in your up coming fluke tournys. Probably catch up with you guys in J-Bay next year.
SJ Fish Whisperer
06-26-2009, 07:06 PM
Jim from the "Dinghy Shop" had written a brief summary of the tourney. Here is a re-typed, verbatim copy;
Kayak fisherman gathered Friday, June 20th for the skippers meeting and immediately hit the water. (7pm) Fishing in different locations on the Great South Bay. Bad weather that had been predicted for Saturday held off until all boats were off the water. (Sat. 2:30pm)
Bluefish were abundant with accounts by Charlie Labar of the blues stalking him as he trolled. The weakfish were not to be found. Kayakers attributed this to the huge steady rain we have had over the last month. Although no trophy size bass were to be caught, tournament champion, Tom Lowe, a local from Bayport, NY recorded a 29" bass and a 23" blue for 52" (with) no weakfish. Tom is the Grand Slam Champ. Following in second place was the Jamaica Bay Champion, Carl Schneider with a 23" bass and a 23" blue a 46" total. Charlie Labar and Chris Parson both had a great showing but were left "bassless". Taurus Vebeliunas was the last to submit his catch and was 2nd place bass with 27".
It was all good fishing and a good time on the Great South Bay. We thank legacy Kayaks and Extrasport for the prize donations as well as the contribution from the Dinghy Shop and it's staff. Especially, Susan Koehler who had a warm meal ready for the paddlers at the end of the event.
I just wanted to post his summary. I had a great time and met a lot of nice people. Congrats to Charlie (Lunchbox) Labar for placing third in his first yak tourney!
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