Good afternoon everyone,
We have started the spin up for our event this year. A couple changes that are happening are the new date change, yes a new date! This year we are looking to do the dinner on June 18th and then fish on the 19th. Which means if you wish to get in on some good food and raffle prizes you will need to be at the dinner the night before. This will be also when we hand out the goodie bags to the captains which may include a number of things for your enjoyment. Last year we did a really cool mug, this year...who knows what our big guys in Whirlpool will come up with for you all.
Another event change that we will probably stick with is the weigh in like we did last year instead of everyone bringing the fish to the legion. So you can weigh in, go right to the dock and clean fish.
This will likely be my last year with the event, my family and I have some huge plans for our future but will hopefully be able to return for events and get to fish with you all still. I am leaving you with a committee of some of the best folks I could put together to continue to make the event a success. Remember to stay flexible and be patient, we all have to operate within parameters set by our governor.
Thanks for a great 5 years!
Just a quick note to all participants including captains and crews as well as the TWTT committee and the SWMI Steelheaders board. Despite all the challenges and hiccups because of COVID-19 everyone was able to adapt, improvise, and overcome to make this year another success in spite of everything going against us. There have been some negative feedback about how it was run and how it turned out but don't listen to them, you all made it work and it was great.
We are sorry we couldn't do the after party like we usually do and hopefully this whole virus mess will be behind us for next year and we can continue to put on a great event that a majority of you appreciate and enjoy.
We hope that you guys and gals liked the cups this year as opposed to the t-shirts, it is something we are looking to do every year given how many sign up and drop out before the date, cups are one size fit all. There are a few other things we are discussing and as it is implemented it will be rolled out for next year. So please keep an eye out and follow the instructions given so you don't miss out.
Thanks again, and hope we get to see you again next year. Congrats to Reel Sharpie on the win with a 21.8 lb king salmon, and is now the keeper of the TWTT flag and will lead us in for the next parade.