Well Keryanne Gagnon from Montreal, with so much time still remaining in this years GOSD, I have no idea whether your 32.50 lb. UNOFFICIAL winner of Week 2 will have you or parents driving back to Montreal in the new 2019 TOYOTA 4RUNNER.
I can say though once the Week 2 results are finalized tomorrow morning that even if a heavier salmon is entered over the final 5 weeks of the Derby, you’re going to be $10,000 wealthier.
Also, Congratulations to Charter Captain Shawn Banks, Homewrecker Charters is now the leader in the GOSD GARMIN Charter Boat / Boat Tournament. It has been confirmed that Homewrecker Charters has working Garmin electronics on board and Shawn will be eligible to win a bonus $ 500 as a result of having the Weekly Winner landed on his vessel.
There’s always chatter about the Bluffs but Newcastle has been on fire for big fish this week.
A good bite was evident in most locations today, lets hope our Junior Anglers have some fun tomorrow.
Best Lure: Everything
Best Location: Bronte east to Newcastle
Rapala Angler of the Week; Congratulations Daniel McIntyre who has won a $1,000 tackle pack courtesy of RAPALA
The seas weren’t very friendly today but it stirred up a few Chinooks and those anglers that stuck it out were rewarded.Especially avid angler 20 year old Rhody Shiel from Arizona who landed a 27.72 lb. Chinook aboard Epic Sportfishing with Captain Aaron Flavel.
Rhody ‘s Chinook has found a comfortable spot on the Raymarine Top 10 leader board along with Sian Capobianco’s 27.78 lb. Salmon boated on Myles Ahead Sportfishing with Captain Jeff Dickert.
Our new back up plan was put to the test last night. All our weigh-in stations sent in their daily reports and we posted according to the information that we received. An honest mistake was made when a slip was left in a gas dock office and didn’t get included in last nights results. Tyler Harnum had followed the correct protocol after weighing in his fish and had taken a LEGIBLE photo with his cell phone of his weigh-in station receipt. The photo was sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and the leader board was corrected within minutes and verified this morning.
Jr. Angler day is nearly upon us and if you’re planning on purchasing special $25 Jr. Angler tickets tomorrow will be your last chance.
Best Lure: Bluffers & Whitby
Best Location: Meat & Flasher / Fly
East was the location today with a Raymarine leader board worthy King being weighed in at Wellers Bay Campground.It snapped up a Derby sponsor Freedom Cutbait Herring Plug in 80′ of water.We had a couple of other entries that fell ounces shy of the top 10.
Best Lure: FREEDOM Cutbait Herring Plug
Best Location: Wellers Bay, Cobourg
I know what all you mid lake and western basin participants are saying today. Why did we have to have that uncomfortable east wind on a weekend when I planning on winning the Derby. Well look at it this way, our poor participants at the east end of the lake are constantly battling Ontario’s predominant westerlies and today they caught a break. Once these easterlies settle down it should be interesting to see how the bite affected. My wife says I’m never right about anything but I think we’re going to hear more drags screaming.
I’m not sure if you noticed but the Raymarine top 10 board was altered earlier today to correct the weight of 2 fish that were weighed in yesterday. Last night we received the weigh-in receipts from Bluffers, there were 2 fish weighed by Wrangler Charters. All of us at the GOSD read the weights from the entries as 28.96 and 28.76. This morning I received a call from Wrangler Captain and repeat top 70 GOSD winner Paul Turnbull who corrected us. The penmanship led us to interpret the 4’s as 8’s. We thank you for your honesty and bringing it to our attention Paul. Both fish remained on the board but the weights were corrected to 24.96 lbs. and 24.76 lbs.
Congratulations Michaela Goulbourne who’s our Week 2 BERKLEY BIG FISH winner. Michaela was fishing on Scotty’s Sportfishing and her 27.12 lb. Chinook was caught on a GIBBS Kingfisherll White Flasher and Rhys Davis Bait Head. Michaela’s Chinook has won her a$1,000 prize pack courtesy of BERKLEY.
Best Lure: Gibbs Kingfisherll White Flasher/ Rhys Davis Bait Head
Best Location: Bluffers & Bomanville