Tony, I heard rumors they were going to have it again next year, they got a set, I’ll say that much. They are a very unprofessional club, and it is reflected in the way they run that tournament.
I too have fished it for many, many years, and as you know I came in the money last year, and we have fished it together a few times with "The Legend" and Capthookem, and we came in on the money too, I think we took 5th. one year with that 161 Mako I had.
I have a lot of good memories from past tournaments, despite the way they run it, but last year, they left a real bad taste in my mouth. I remember when the guy was making out my check, I said to him, “I think you guys should have postponed the trip and ran it Sunday”, the weather day, his answer to me was, “Speak to your accountant about it.” I had heard the MAYDAY from the Elini earlier that day, it was short and brief, and heard nothing else about it until late the following day, but I would bet that guy knew the Coast Guard had a full scale S&R on at the time.
I have gone on record, on this board, saying that I would never fish that tournament again, but, it is tempting, I would love to take 1st. in that one, and then tell them all where to go from up on the podium, yeah, I know, keep dreaming.
Richie runs a better tournament, and I like his $$$$$ thing better too.