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EXCITING NEWS FOR AWARDS DAY

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THE 2019 GOSD AWARDS DAY IS THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 24TH!

We will present our Raymarine Top 70 Winners with their prizes PLUS we have many draw prizes to be won!

This is a celebration of the 2019 GOSD for ALL PARTICIPANTS!

Please join us for some pizza provided by Pizza Pizza and beverages provided by Molson.

Festivities get underway at 12:30pm

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A 3 Day Trip to La Reserve Beauchene has been added to our list of draw prizes available at Awards Day!  This trip is valued at $2310.  Learn more about this fantastic resort here 

Thank you to our 2019 Great Grand Prize winner, Austin LeVan for donating this portion of his prize so that we could make it available as a draw prize for all of our GOSD 2019 ticket holders who attend the Awards Day on Saturday August 24th.

Here’s how the draws will work on Awards Day:

If you are one of our 2019 Raymarine Leader Board Top 70
There will be a number of draws for you  – including a Mercury Marine Outboard, Raymarine Element 9HV Graph and much more! The top 70 winners’ names will be drawn at random for these draw – PLEASE NOTE IF YOU ARE A TOP 70 WINNER, YOUR TICKET IS NOT REQUIRED TO BE ENTERED IN THESE DRAWS.

If you are s 2019 GOSD Ticket Holder but did not place in the Raymarine Top 70  
There will be a number of draws for you – including: 2 – Garmin Quatix Sapphire watches valued at $1100 each, plus a number of other prizes.
To be eligible to be entered in this draw you CANNOT be one of the 70 weekly winners from the 2019 GOSD; a Berkley Big Fish Sunday Winner; Rapala Angler of the Week Winner, or a Charter Boat Tournament Winner to enter this draw. YOU MUST BRING YOUR 2019 GOSD TICKET TO THE AWARDS DAY – BALLOTS WILL NOT BE PROVIDED – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Once all of the draws have taken place we will put all the names and tickets back into the ballot box and draw for the La Reserve Beauchene 3 day trip, so that all 2019 GOSD ticket holders in attendance can have a chance to win this fantastic prize!

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

If you have any questions please email allaby@sportshows.ca or call 905-361-5248

GOSD 2019 – Week 7 Day 8 Update – August 17

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Wow, where did those 50 summer days go?
Congratulations Austin LeVan you are the 2019 GOSD Grand Prize Winner. You will be presented with the brand new, loaded 2019 TOYOTA 4RUNNER courtesy of the Ontario Toyota Dealers Association as well as a 3 night stay for 2 guests at the 5 star Reserve Beauchene Wilderness Lodge and a Garmin Quatix 5 Sapphire Watch on Awards Day.

The unofficial winner of Week 7 of the Derby goes to Glen Harnum of Newcastle with his 32.48 lb. Chinook. Glen’s brute has already had an internal examination and has been photographed.

The unofficial winners of the GARMIN Charter Boat/ Boat Division are:

$3,000 Mario Bottoni Time 2 Fish Charters 34.44 lbs.
$2,000 Shawn Banks Homewrecker Charters 32.50 lbs.
$1,000 Cameron Dawson Major Impact Angling 32.06 lbs.
Each Charter Boat/ Boat Winner will also receive a GARMIN Quatix 5 Sapphire Watch – retail value $1,100.

The FREEDOM Tackle Photo contest winners will be announced early next week. The 3 winners that will share the $16,740 SUPER Ticket will be announced on Awards Day Saturday August 24th.

Get ready, the ISLANDER Shootout and Awards Day is next Saturday…PIZZA PIZZA, MOLSON, and the barbecued Angelo Viola 2 burger, discussed this morning on Outdoor Journal Radio, is rumoured to be introduced by BLACK ANGUS FINE MEATS.

Congratulations Ken Lewis you are the Week 7 RAPALA Angler of the Week Winner with your 27.92 lb. salmon entered at Bronte on this, the last day of the 2019 GOSD . You have won a RAPALA Tackle Package with a retail value of $1,000.

Best Lure: Flies & Meat
Best Location: Bronte & Port Credit

Bill Barootes, Tournament Manager

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***If you have been fortunate to have finished in the top 10 in any of the previous Weeks of the 2019 GOSD please email Tustin at gosd@sportshows.ca and let him know if you will be fishing in the ISLANDER Championship Shootout on Saturday August 24th for a chance to win $2,000,$1,500 $1,000 or $500. Don’t forget to bring an extra $20 if you want to enter the calcutta and share in the jackpot****

GOSD 2019 – Week 7 Day 7 Update – August 16

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Tick, tock, tick, tock…  but there’s still hope as warmer water has returned to the north shore. We will post SOME final results tomorrow night as unofficial until we make sure Sunday morning that all our receipts have been received and are accurate.
I can’t wait to see who’s going to share the $16,740 Super Ticket Jackpot money…. too bad you’re going to have to wait until Awards Day to find out.

Do you know what similarities the GOSD and toilet paper share? It’s appreciated more when it runs out. Only one day to go…GO GET’ EM.

Best Lure: Meat
Best Location: Pickering & Whitby

Bill Barootes, Tournament Manager

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***If you have been fortunate to have finished in the top 10 in any of the previous Weeks of the 2019 GOSD please email Tustin at gosd@sportshows.ca and let him know if you will be fishing in the ISLANDER Championship Shootout on Saturday August 24th for a chance to win $2,000,$1,500 $1,000 or $500. Don’t forget to bring an extra $20 if you want to enter the calcutta and share in the jackpot****

GOSD 2019 – Week 7 Day 6 Update – August 15

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Yes, it’s hard to believe that we’ve just completed day 48 of the 50 day GOSD.
To make things worse ENE winds chased most anglers off the big lake early today including Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Zack Godley who was out with Captain Greg Amiel on Fishing 4Tails. Our weekly leader Glen Harnum didn’t seem to be very upset about the windy conditions but he’ll have to wait an extra day until Saturday night at 8pm to see if his 32.48 lb. Chinook wins the final week of the Derby.

If you’re one of the lucky anglers that will be fishing in the ISLANDER Championship Shootout and you’re planning on leaving your vessel overnight at Port Credit Village Marina on the Friday it is strongly suggested that you reserve a slip with them as early as possible. If you’re launching Saturday morning the day of the event, Lakefront Promenade west of Dixie Road off Lakeshore has multiple ramps and lots of parking.

Best Lure: reading the TORONTO SUN NEWSPAPER
Best Location: lunch at PIZZA PIZZA

Bill Barootes, Tournament Manager

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***If you have been fortunate to have finished in the top 10 in any of the previous Weeks of the 2019 GOSD please email Tustin at gosd@sportshows.ca and let him know if you will be fishing in the ISLANDER Championship Shootout on Saturday August 24th for a chance to win $2,000,$1,500 $1,000 or $500. Don’t forget to bring an extra $20 if you want to enter the calcutta and share in the jackpot****

GOSD 2019 – Week 7 Day 5 Update – August 14

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Just to address a few points:
As you may be aware we have added a Junior Angler Shootout only for the Junior Anglers who weighed in the 10 heaviest salmon on Junior Angler Day. It will run parallel to the exciting ISLANDER Shootout on August 24th from 8am until 12 noon.
We have 2 boats in the event that will have a Junior Angler on board and an ISLANDER Shootout participant on board and we are in need of 1 volunteer spotter for 1 of the boats for the 4 hours. If you could help please contact allaby@sportshows.ca  Thank You.

All GOSD participants are invited to Awards Day at JC Saddington Park following the Islander Shootout Weigh-in at Port Credit Village Marina at 12 noon sharp. There will be a couple of draws for valuable prizes courtesy of our generous sponsors during Awards Day for any 2019 ticket holder that DID NOT win cash or prizes during the 50 day Derby.
WITHOUT EXCEPTION you MUST bring your 2019 ticket to use as your ballot and you must be in attendance at the time of the draw to win. ALL types of valid 2019 GOSD tickets are welcome in the draw, if you have purchased a Charter/ boat ticket please bring your license card to act as your ballot.

Wow, talk about lean cuisine. We’re still stuck with cold water on most off the north shore but easterlies are in the forecast and will hopefully help. The question is will it be too late?

Best Lure: Meat
Best Location: Port Credit

Bill Barootes, Tournament Manager

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***If you have been fortunate to have finished in the top 10 in any of the previous Weeks of the 2019 GOSD please email Tustin at gosd@sportshows.ca and let him know if you will be fishing in the ISLANDER Championship Shootout on Saturday August 24th for a chance to win $2,000,$1,500 $1,000 or $500. Don’t forget to bring an extra $20 if you want to enter the calcutta and share in the jackpot****

GOSD 2019 – Week 7 Day 4 Update – August 13

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Remember I expressed that there was no need to panic and that there was still plenty of time remaining in the 2019 Derby. Well if you haven’t secured a spot on the Raymarine Top 10 Leader Board yet you can start to panic NOW. For starters you’re going to have to change your luck, get rid of that unlucky hat you’ve been sweating in for the last 6 weeks, turn your underwear inside out unless you’ve been wearing the same pair for as long as you’ve been wearing the hat, then it might be time for a fresh pair. I keep preaching salmon sandwiches for lunch and check every compartment in your boat before you leave the dock to make sure no one has planted the ever so unlucky banana in it. If you haven’t made the board by Friday night take a banana with you on Saturday, Rob Carnie does.

Austin LeVan had 2 wishes for this week, wind and cold water…he has certainly been granted the latter.

Best Lure: Spoons
Best Location: Whitby & Cobourg

Bill Barootes, Tournament Manager

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***If you have been fortunate to have finished in the top 10 in any of the previous Weeks of the 2019 GOSD please email Tustin at gosd@sportshows.ca and let him know if you will be fishing in the ISLANDER Championship Shootout on Saturday August 24th for a chance to win $2,000,$1,500 $1,000 or $500. Don’t forget to bring an extra $20 if you want to enter the calcutta and share in the jackpot****

GOSD 2019 – Week 7 Day 3 Update – August 12

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Glen Harnum from Newcastle who captured 10th place on the Raymarine Top 10 Leader Board in Week 2 of this year’s GOSD ventured out early this morning. Glen, who has a Family Ticket, and his friend Marco who has a 7 week Derby Ticket were greeted with what’s been plaguing us since the stiff westerlies several days ago, cold water. When the waters cold a spoon can often be the solution and it certainly proved fruitful for Glen this morning in 80 FOW.

Glen’s 32.48 lb. Chinook is resting peacefully at Newcastle in hopes of becoming famous and getting his or her photo on the GOSD website as the winner of Week 7. Are you planning on letting that happen???

The GARMIN Charter Boat / Boat Tournament and $16,740 Super Ticket Jackpot statistics are tighter than a fiddler’s elbow and are still HIGHLY achievable and rewarding!

Best Lure: Spoons
Best Location: Newcastle before the fog rolled in

Bill Barootes, Tournament Manager

 

GOSD 2019 – Week 7 Day 2 Update – August 11

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Yes Austin, last night was the last sleepless Saturday that you’ll have to endure as the writing will be on the website by next Saturday evening. For those of you that think it’s over don’t try and convince Great Grand Prize Winner George Dedes who had me racing out to Bronte at 4pm only 4 hours before the curtain fell on the 2016 GOSD. If you think there’s only one 38 lb. Chinook floating around in Lake Ontario I don’t believe it and neither do many of the seasoned anglers I’ve spoken with.

You have to hope the fish Gods will have you in the right place at the right time and that you have properly prepared your tackle. One thing’s for sure, it isn’t going to happen if you’re at home playing Bocce Ball.

 

Best Lure: N/A

Best Location: Port Credit

Bill Barootes, Tournament Manager

 

 

GOSD 2019 – Week 7 Day 1 Update – August 10

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Eager Salmon enthusiasts went flying out of port early this morning to start day 1 of the final Week of the GOSD. Most were extremely disappointed when they lowered their FISH HAWK FHX4-BT temperature and speed probe and found ice cold water after yesterdays strong westerlies.Tough fishing with one 31.54 lb. beauty weighed in at Port Credit by Przemyslaw Krasuski that had been caught the evening before near the Bluffs.

Tomorrow is the Last BERKLEY Big Fish Sunday… don’t forget a jacket !

Best Lure: Cut Bait & Rocket
Best Location: At Home

Bill Barootes, Tournament Manager