20 kids ranging from 3 yr - 13 yr old braved the 42 degree temp in the am. Water temp was about 68 degrees, and felt MUCH warmer than the air ! We were all greeted by a stiff breeze that had everyone running for layers.
UNDER 7 AGE GROUP 1ST: Kayla, Ryan's daughter .78 lb Pickerel 2ND: Pamela, Mitch's daughter .40 lb Yellow perch
8-11 1ST: Zach B. ABREW1's Son 1.53 lb SMB 2ND: Shane Davis 1.28 lb LMB
This whole day is funded by YOU ,WWW.CTFISHERMAN.COM members and guests who bought raffle tickets, dinner tickets, and admission to the 2010 PIKETOBERFEST and CTF Game Dinner.. A HUGE thanks to CABELAS for donating all of the fishing rods, this year .. Every kid received one, and we will use the balance at other CTF gatherings, or next year's CTF Kid's derby.
See you at PIKETOBERFEST at Haddam Meadows in November !
Great event once again. This was Kayla's longest fishing trip and she was going strong right until the end. She even wanted to "bounce" in the boat some more as we waited for the ramp to clear before taking the boat out. Note to all dad's out there . . . don't forget sunblock on the face even if it is chilly all day and the child is all bundled up. Kayla did great with the two pickerel, missed a nice mystery hit in the weeds using a lizard which I wish she caught, I would have like to see what it was too. She had fun watching the fish swim in the livewell and eating snack after snack. When we got home she chatted mommy's ear off about it for 20 minutes.
I can't believe I forgot to take a picture of her fish though! I even brought the lip-grip pliers down to the weigh-in to get a picture of her with it, but in our excitement to watch it swim back into the lake I forgot the picture.
Here Fishy Fishy!
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Great job to everyone involved, My kids had a great time and so did I. I cannot believe how many prizes they came home with as well as the magic show, pizza and drinks. I didnt spend a single dollar. It was much more enjoyable than going to the Hebron fair last weekend which cost me over a hundred bucks. Thanks, Mark and Family
WOW, Thanks we had a great time, this was my first time fishing this event with my grandkids they just could not make it before , They had a blast and Thanks to Paul (PDona) for the worms at the end that was the ticket to save the day. and Thanks to all that came and enjoyed ,Just a great event Thanks to Mitch ,Paul ,Jon, and crew for putting this on every year. I can't beleive the amount of stuff you give away and all the smiles you create. Dis I say THANK YOU !!!!
I'd Like to start off by Thanking RayZ for taking the time to come to this event and taking me, Connor, and Shane out on his boat...Your a very good man with a even bigger heart..Thank you so much Ray. The kids loved fishing with you.
Paul,Paul, Mitch,Joe, and Jon...What can I say ,but what a blast for all of us thanks to you guys..Great job and I look forward to helping out with the event next yr.
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Just a perfect day! Friends, fishing and great weather made this a terrific day. Plus the squeals, giggles and laughter of children having a blast are some of the greatest sounds on earth.
Joe- you're an awesome magician and the kids just love your show.
Thanks to Paul X2 for all of their hard work and thanks to everyone that helped to make yesterday so special.
Largefry, your son Alex is a great fisherman and you can be very proud of him! You're both always welcome on my boat anytime.
Here's some pics:
Alex with an 8lber (Roland Martin style)
Here's a nice Gardner Lake smallmouth
Just like Candlewood in the spring
Here's Alex with the pickerel he weighed in
Lots of prizes
This guy kept coming around saying he liked to fish and wouldn't shut up about his big idea...something about starting a website for outdoors junkies. Stupid idea- that will never take off!We had him arrested!
we were so bummed we couldn;t make it, had 2 big tournaments here at the course,....we didn;t tell Brendan , he would 've been crushed,.....Tina was gonna try and get him up there but I needed her here,........I saw AJ drive by and , well that stunk,...looks like all had a great time(impossible not too) nice fish yal!!!!!! see ya next year!
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Another AWESOME day on the water ! Let's give a HUGE THANKS to Joe Sabas The Fishin Magician ! ! He produced some great tricks, and tons of giggles, as well. Thank you, everyone , who helped out, brought items, and those who don't have kids but took kids on your boats. It's people like you who will keep kids interests in fishing..
This whole day wouldn't be possible without Mitch P. he gives us the avenue to make all of this happen.
Congrats to all the winners, and Great job to all of those who put this together.
The pictures say it all, those big smiling faces
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