We're about 6 weeks away from the March tournament - won't be long and if we keep having these warm spurts the spring bite is going to be on & strong come tournament week. Hope you'll be able to join us for the event!
Seems Spring is already here - let's hope it continues, but if so the bite is going to be on fire - we're about 3 weeks out from the March tourney and spots are filling up - we are planning to allow up to 60 teams so make sure you get your spot....
Two weeks away till March Madness! Make sure you are registered.
I'm excited to announce that we will be having our post-tournament check-in and awards for March & April will be held at Mango's at Bridgewater Marina. This venue provides us with plenty of in-water boat docking, car/truck parking, space and great food & drink.
Halesford Harbor Inn remains our host hotel and location for the Friday evening Captain's Meetings
Make sure to register today before all slots are full!
As a part of our Striper Mafia March Madness Tournament presented by Striper Soup, we will be collecting Peanut Butter in 16 oz size to donate to the "Food for Kids Pack-a-Sack" program which provides food to school children in the local area that may not have sufficient meals otherwise. Each week 300 jars of peanut butter are distributed, along with other food-stuffs in a backpack for students with need.
For every 5, 16 oz jars contributed (this is the specific size requested as larger size are too big to go into the packs with other items) participants will receive one ticket for the raffle of a Tim Wade Custom Cast-Net - a $200+ value. Drawing will occur at the awards presentation held at Mango's Bar & Grill at Bridgewater Plaza at Smith Mountain Lake Virginia a bit after 4pm on 3/18. Must be present to win.
The collection & raffle are open to tournament participants but also spectators that may wish to assist in this effort. Help us meet our goal of supplying at least 300 jars - one week's supply - as a part of our collection.
Last Edit: Mar 9, 2017 19:56:00 GMT -5 by mwardncsu
We have room for a little over 10 more teams for the March tourney - this weekend and early week look cold but the outlook for late next week and the the day of the tourney in particular look warm, so if you've not, get signed up ASAP.
Heard today that there were some questions floating around out there about what it means that this is an "open" tournament - can't remember now where that word was used though I vaguely remember using it - these have all been "open" tournaments - in that they are open to any angler to participate in - it not a "closed / club-member only" type tournament.
The only restriction on participation we have is that we do not allow professional guides to compete while they are also under hire for a trip - but they are open to participate if they are fielding a team of their own - and we've had several guides on the lake participate in each tournament, and we encourage that as we want to see the best competition participating. I know there has been some mixed feedback on this particular restriction, but it is what the tournament committee decided and is the rule for the 2016/17 season and will remain for the time being at least.
Anyway - if anyone ever has any questions about something on the tourney - please just come to the source and ask - Tyler or I are happy to field any questions and you won't offend us if we have a differing opinion on things - in fact we want to hear feedback.
Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend for some fair & fun competition - and fellowship afterwards!