Event - Sandy Chapter Tillamook Fish-along
Show up Friday evening for dinner and a fishing report and fishing clinic. There will be breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning and a “build your own” lunch bar with lunch meat selections for sandwiches, fruit, a snack, and a beverage. With breakfast in your belly and a lunch bag in your hand, you are ready to head out with your fishing buddies. There will be a BBQ dinner Saturday night followed by tales of the day’s exploits and setting up teams for those who want to fish the next day. Tournament winners will also be announced. Sunday morning starts with another hot breakfast and lunch bar. Everyone will need to pack out before leaving for fishing Sunday morning. (The dorm will be cleaned and locked up when everyone leaves. The gate will be left unlocked until late afternoon for the RVs.)
Boat captains are able to pick their own passengers, but we will help coordinate other boaters and riders to balance local knowledge and expertise to insure this is a learning experience for everyone who needs it as well as being a great weekend of fishing. This will be done well in advance to allow participants to coordinate their fishing. Riders are expected to cover boat fuel, launch fees, and bait (which are only a portion of the boat owner’s cost).
There may be fresh dungenous crab for Dinner – assuming we can catch some on Friday, prior to the event. Interested in doing some crabbing? One boat with three crabbers can get a limit of 36 crabs which would provide everyone with half a crab appetizer for the dinner. Let us know if you are interested, particularly if you have a boat and some traps.
Feeling Lucky? We are going to have a tournament that will win half the total tournament entry purse for three participants. Enter the tournament for $20 and have a chance to win a percentage of the total pot. Entrants will also get a donation receipt for $10 of the entry fee. 30% of all entry fees go to the angler with the largest fish by weight after gutting and gilling. (This allows anglers to take good care of their catch for optimum food quality.) 10% to the second largest fish. 10% to the smallest salmon by length (smallest being the closest to but not under the minimum legal harvest adult size). Entries must be at the Tillamook Fairground Dorm weigh-in no later than 5:00pm. Please include the entry fee with your registration fee, but we will accept entries up to 8:30 on Friday 10/6/13 at the fair ground dorm.
Friday Oct. 4, 2013
3:00 PM Dorm Opens
6:00 PM Dinner and a fishing report and fishing clinic.
8:30 PM Build Your Own Lunch Bar
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
6:00 AM Breakfast (sunrise is at 7:21am.)
4:00 to 5:00 PM Tournament Fish Measured
5:30 PM Dinner & Prizes
8:30 PM Build Your Own Lunch Bar
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
6:00 AM Breakfast (sunrise is at 7:22am.)
9:00 AM Everything must be out of the dorm.
5:00 PM All Vehicles, trailers, and RVs must be out of the fairground so the gate can be locked.
The Tillamook Fairground Dorm is an ideal location for this event. It is located between the most popular Tillamook Bay boat ramps and is between the Wilson and Trask Rivers. There are also bank fishing opportunities just as close. There is water and 15 amp electrical service for RVs and plenty of parking for boats and other vehicles. The dorm has a large kitchen and dining/meeting room on the main floor and two bunk rooms with bathroom & showers up stairs. Bring your sleeping bag, towel, and other shower supplies. A hot shower really feels good after a day on the bay! (Ear plugs can be helpful if there are attendees that snore.)
The Tillamook Fairground Dorm is easy to get to. It is just south of Highway 6 on Third Street,just off the Wilson River Loop Road. (Turn south off Highway 6 at the yellow flashing light. This road dead ends into the Fairground and the dorm is the 2 story building on your right.)
Cost – Fees are due no later than Friday, Sep. 22, 2013:
(This is not a fund raiser. These fees just cover all the costs.)
Per individual staying at the dorm: $75 (no reduction for staying only one of the two nights – we still need to make accommodations)
Per additional family members staying at the dorm: $60
Per individual or family member not staying at the dorm but participating in evening meals and activities: $3 (does not include breakfast or lunch)
Not staying at dorm but participating in all meals: $50
There are a limited number of RV sites with water & 15 amp electrical. RV spots are an additional $10 per night Don’t forget the tournament entry fee! Weather Cancelation can take place the morning of 10/4/13 due to extreme conditions making boating unsafe (eg. Gale force winds). All participants will be called if this happens. The registration fee will be returned less $10. A donation receipt will be provided for the $10 and the funds will defray the costs of food purchased for the event that will need to be donated to the local food bank. This has happened only once in the twelve years of this event, so the risk is low and made lower by scheduling earlier in the month.