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Since this is a family tournament how about sharing your favorite family fishing story.  I'll start...

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In last years Mack attack,we had the infamous crew of Dave, Don, Steve and Alyssa. the story starts with Alyssa hooking a shark and it pulling her around. as we got it close to th boat the shark made one last run and Alyssa was going in. if it wasn't for the quick thinking of Steve by grabbing the top of her shorts, we would have won the trophy for the largest catch.  
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Having two young boys that enjoy the outdoors we get a lot of opportunities to go out fishing while mom goes shopping. Our normal trip begins with the preparations the day before. As we are packing snacks the boys are telling mom about all the fish we are going to catch and how we need to call all our family to come over for dinner. This usually leads to tall fish tails about maybe catching a cobia the size of the boat or a Goliath grouper. Due to the kids ages, and my wanting to keep the enjoyment of fishing alive, we usually leave in the morning time without the early wake up time. On this particular day we decided to fish out of Macdill AFB and didn't get to the water until 11 AM after visiting with the grandparents, where we keep the boat.  We purchased 3 dozen shrimp and threw the net a few times by the ramp. We headed out in search of the big one. Fishing over structure in 10ft of water the kids started bringing up sea bass one after the next. We were looking for sheepshead but were happy to catch sea bass. We had a big school of mackerel come through but they would strip off 50 yards a line in seconds before breaking. I must have tied 5 lines on quickly, should have used those long shank hooks but didn't have time. After a short snack break I hook this monster 15in sea bass that inhaled my artificial soft plastic. The next cast after that something hit it hard and started stripping line away from the boat. Then it ran toward the boat and under. After this is dug down and would come up. We threw the anchor over and started the boat. I had my older son hold the rod while we got on the back side. The fish would keep pulling line and going back under. My son had the time of his life as I had him get behind the wheel of the boat to put us on the other side. After giving it a little too much gas the first two times he started to get the hang of it. We fought that fish for 30 minutes before the braid finally broke. After that we headed back to the ramp. While I was cleaning the boat off the kids kept fishing from the dock and landed a nice size trout. We were on the road home by 2:30 and everyone had a great time. We definitely left a lot of fish out there while the bite was hot. I have to remind myself though to keep the trips short so the younger one doesn't feel trapped. Arriving at the house the boys clamored to show mom the catch and call grandma to tell them we are bringing dinner. A great day on the bay to spend with family. 

Calm seas on the way out.




First fish on board




15" and super fat sea bass


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Posted with permission and some minor editing.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Rayne's First Fishing Tournament

 
Rayne’s first fishing tournament was the beginning of the March. The South Shore Anglers Club hosted a trout tournament that benefited Alzheimer’s association.  Grandpa, Rayne and Uncle Mike set out fairly early to get to their hot fishing spots.  Well before they even left the dock Rayne walked in to the back of grandpa’s truck and cut his cheek pretty deep.  Uncle Mike (fire fighter/EMS) called me to let me know he it needed medical attention, so I picked him up and took him to the walk in clinic (secretly hoping they would just glue it).  Rayne had been very brave and had not cried at all until he thought it might cause him to miss the tournament.  Grandpa promised to stay close so he could still go fishing when he was done at the doctor.  











 
We got to a local walk in clinic and the doctor on duty explained that glue would not work and it would have to be stitched.  Her suggestion was to take him to the hospital and see a plastic surgeon due to where it was on his face and how it was cut.  She was concerned about the size and place of the scar ... She agreed to stitch it and I think she did a pretty good job.  It took every nurse and family member (me, daddy and grandma) there to hold him down once he heard he was getting stitches.  Once it was numb he calmed down some during the actual stitches.  As promised as soon as he was done I took him back to the marina where grandpa picked him up and he was still able to go fishing.
 

He ended up catching a couple small trout.  It was a catch and release tournament so they took pictures to the “weigh in” and after party.  Rayne came in second (of the four kids that participated) and won a hat, a free bowling certificate and a trophy (grandma had made or his first tournament).  Everyone made him feel very brave and special for continuing to fish even after his ordeal.  He ended up having a very good day and he and grandpa are already planning on their next tournament.  Let’s just hope the next one is not quite so stressful.

 

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1st fishing trip & tournament and Rayne is more concerned about fishing than getting his cute little face repaired! Now that's a kid with fishing fever! Let's hope he never finds a cure for it.     snook crazy
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A great time was had by all in last years Mac Attack tourny. I never laughed so hard and had a great time with some great people. I cannot wait to do that again. Hopefully the some partners in crime.
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Confirming this is a Sunday tournament, 5/19, for planning purposes?

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Brandon Ford has been the lead sponsor of this tourney for 5 years. They have requested a Sun. event so anglers from the dealership could fish.
Sat. is the day that requires all the sales team work. A loyal sponsor deserves a request.
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What is the exact time and date of the tournament and captains meeting?
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5/18 - 7pm   South Shore Bait & Tackle  for the Capt's mtg     Can't make that, call 813-545-9988. Fishing starts after mtg.

5/19 - 3pm   Anglers must be at Shell Point Marina before 3pm for weigh-in and awards. Pig Silly Catering will have B-B-Q and
fixings for all. There will also be many items for raffle.


?'s   email southshoreanglers@yahoo.com
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The tournament is on Friday??
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May 18   is a Saturday
May 19   is a Sunday
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The 2012 Family Mack Attack tournament was a great event.  It was my son, Will's, first ever fishing tournament and he won the kids division!  I asked him if he wanted to fish the tournament again this year and he said, "as long as we don't fish at St. Pete (ship channel near downtown) where it's rough".  There was an east wind last year, and it was pretty bumpy with the waves blowing all the way across Tampa Bay.  I guess it's memorable fighting a spanish mackerel while sliding around in your seat! 

Below is a photo of Will fighting his first mackerel of the day.  (Will was still in his pajamas after napping on the ride out)


We ended up fishing off Picnic Island where it was calmer and we could share a snack and talk until the next fish hit.

Many thanks to the South Shore Anglers Club and sponsors for hosting the tournament again this year.  It is a great family event and a great group of people.

Rick
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