Group Shot at Rincon Beach Park courtesy of Kristina Kaufman Click to make larger!
Well all I can say is that I am still smiling at the great turnout at Rincon Beach Park / Bates Road. It was our 7th OSF to date and a major group effort! We broke all OSF record attendance with 70 registered anglers. Shane Chung and the boys knocked out the check-in and fly picks in 45 minutes. Gary Bulla lead the 15 volunteer spotters down to the beach and we were rocking by 7:15 am. We ended at 9:15am. Thanks to all the volunteers for helping set up, spotting and scoring cards. There was a flurry of activity with many perch recorded. I will add totals soon! As you know we award a trophy in three categories: FIRST FISH caught was by Sam Michael at 7:16am using Julio’s Surf Rat fly submitted and tied by Julio Nuno, BIG FISH was awarded to Andy Malouos ( a 15.75 inch barred surf perch) on a Crabby Paddy fly submitted and tied by Kevin Green, MOST FISH was awarded to Southbay Flyfisher, Steve Hollowell (total 23 perch) on a Cento Crab fly submitted by John Kingsley, tied by Mike Centofani.
get them started young! photo by janet chang quattrocchi
160 Barred Surf Perch
8 Walleye Perch
1 Smelt (faired)
1 18″ corbina (fouled)
2 Shovelnose Guitarfish
As always a big shout out to the passionate One Surf Fly team: Shane Chung (raffle master), Gary Bulla, Jim Solomon, Alex Ramirez, Conway Bowman & Michelle Bowman! Special Thanks to all of our main sponsors: Loop, Abel, Redington, Sage, Orvis, Flymen Fishing Co, Olson Visual ( banners and graphics), Enrico Puglusi, Dennis Harper, Bowman Bluewater & Simms and everyone else that donated great stuff and have supported us this year and past years! Thanks to Eric Rangel for hooking us up at The Barbeque Place to hold the raffle/award ceremony. Our epic raffle benefitted the Land Trust of Santa Barbara County. We awarded Ken Marshall from the LTSBC with $3265! Thanks to Jorge Salas and Kristina Kaufman for taking great pictures and always being there for us and to Michael Schweit and the Southwest Council for having our back.
Hope to see ya on new beach next year!
the knucklehead that started this crazy thing!
photo courtesy of kristina kaufman
the beach walk down the hill. photo courtesy of Kristina Kaufman
Gary instructing us on the boundaries. photo courtesy of kristina kaufman
looking to the north and south off the bluff. photo by al Q
the lineup. photo courtesy of kristina kaufman
the girls for pasadena showed up. photo courtesy of kristina kaufman
hook up. photo courtesy of kristina kaufman
Peter with a surf perch. photo courtesy of kristina kaufman
Jeff Paterson of Abel and his wife Debbie who volunteered to spot. photo by Al Q
Tim Postel with a Redington 7weight Vapen he won in the raffle. Photo by Jorge Salas
scoring. photo courtesy of kristina kaufman
big fish of the morning. a 15.75 inch perch landed by Andy Malouos on a Crabby paddy fly tied by one of our favorite fly tiers, Kevin Green. photo by Al Q
Ken Marshall of the Land Trust of Santa Barbara County talks about their mission. photo by Jorge Salas
Jim Solomon working the raffle bucket. photo by Jorge Salas
working the raffle. photo by Jorge Salas
thanks go all around! photo by Jorge Salas
Steve Hollowell knock down MOST FISH with 23 perch! Photo by Jorge Salas
Mike Centofani Crab fly that Steve used to get most fish!
Kesley with a nice perch and big smile. photo by Al Q
The big fish. looking at the measurement it might have been closer to 16! grin. photo by Al Q
Sam & Julio knock down FIRST FISH honors. photo by Jorge Salas
the bucket. photo by Jorge Salas
Mike Grovenor wins big raffle prize from LOOP, valued at close to $1600. photo by Jorge Salas
Andy & Kevin knock down BIG FISH honors. photo by Jorge Salas
Kristina wins Al Q’s wife Janet’s custom pillows. photo by Jorge Salas
FishCat4 winner! photo by Jorge Salas
A guided day with Conway! photo by Jorge Salas
Julio Nuno wins the custom Abel.photo by Jorge Salas
Steve Piper and Nick are all smiles. Photo by Al Q
Another happy angler. Photo by Al Q
Smiles all around! photo by Al Q