October 31, 2007

Volume 18

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Save the Dates!

   Bahamas Wahoo Challenge – Leg1
Bimini, Bahamas
Nov 8-11, 2007 NEW DATE

  K-ROCK Klassic
Nov 15-17, 2007

   FYI Sailfish Kickoff
Dec 6-9, 2007

November 2007

Wahoo Challenge – Leg 1: Nov. 8-11
K-Rock Classic – Nov 15-17
Thanksgiving Nov. 22

 

 

 

 

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When I first started writing and sending out “Tournament Tracker” I promised myself that I would not be abusive with the newsletter. I limited myself to one issue a month. Events this week have caused me to write back-to-back issues. But in the end, I believe that this second, unscheduled issue contains very important information for all. – Tony

BAHAMAS ANNOUNCES NEW REGS!
We’ve been asking for them and now the Bahamas Fisheries and Tourism departments have answered. Below are excerpts from their October 19th document. I know, the 19th? Is this a typo? Nope, we just got it a few days ago. Enjoy!

         Migratory species such as Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna or Dolphin shall NOT exceed (18) fish (previously six) aboard the vessel at any one time.

         Billfish species (Marlin, Sailfish, or Swordfish) caught shall be released unharmed except where landed under the terms of an approved sportfishing event or tournament.

         In an effort to further protect our marine resources, the new regulations state that NO vessel shall have on board at anytime:

o        Marine turtles

o        More than six (6) conch

o        More than 10 (10) crawfish

o        More than sixty (60) pounds or twenty (20) fish whichever being the greater of scale fish per vessel (previously 20 lbs)

For the complete document click here
www.OceanPromotions.com/images/bahamas_17OCT2007.pdf
(or cut and past the link in a browser)

BAHAMAS WAHOO CHALLENGE IS ON!
Tropical Storm Noel really put a damper on this weekend’s scheduled Bahamas Wahoo Challenge. But don’t fret, we are still on for next week Nov 8-11. We saw the advisories late on Saturday morning and we made the call to move it back one week. We came into the office on Sunday, updated the website and personally called each team to inform them of the decision. All the teams but one are on for next week and we picked up a few new ones to boot. This is a blessing in disguise. We continue to “do it right.” A team captain wrote:

Thanks Tony for a good, solid, and early call.  more directors should have the balls to make decisions so that a lot of people's lives and plans are not put on hold.

 

I wasn't even aware until last night that we had a storm brewing - I was focused all weekend on getting boat prep done and drinking too many beers at the boatshow.

 

I need to check with the rest of my crew, but myself and the boat are available next weekend, and the wife granted another pass.  I will keep you updated in the next few days, but for now, count us in.  If, for some reason we can't make it, I will speak to you immediately.  A lot of the wanna be tournament directors ought to read your book.....

Don’t miss the Bahamas most exciting tournament series: www.WahooChallenge.com

 

What is Ocean Promotions?

Some of you may have noticed that my email address is now tony@oceanpromotions.com. This summer we decided to re-brand Envision as Ocean Promotions. We are almost complete with the transformation so look for a website launch soon with some INCREDIBLE features that everyone fishing tournaments will find useful. www.OceanPromotions.com

 

Your input is VERY IMPORTANT to us.

If you have an event you think we should cover or if you have ANY comments; positive or negative, please send us an email. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Also, let us know if the links on the email messages are working and what you think we can do to make this experience better.