***FFT XVII - JULY 14, 2018 SAVE THE DATE***

Yes, you have read that correct, this is the 17th year of this event. Its that time of year to get your summer plans in order and this needs to be on your summer bucket list!! If you have a kayak, canoe, skinny water skiff or a bay boat, come and enjoy one of the longest running recreationally focused events in the Everglades. We do not have big prizes, biggest name is Flatwater Witch, but we do catch a lot of fish and a lot of big fish. No matter if you are fishing with your 6 year old son or your father who can't cast a lick, it is a super great time. If you have never fished it, there is plenty of information on the site about past events. If you are reading this, you probably know someone that has fished it in the past.

Save the Date . . . July 14, 2018!!!

http://www.fftseries.com

A video we put together a few years ago . . . If that does not get your blood going, well, maybe fishing ain't for you. :-)

GAME TIME BOYS AND GIRLS

GTFU!!!
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  • got1ongot1on Posts: 57 Greenhorn
    Team got1son is in!

    Me and my boy Zach are looking forward to this event.

    2 shirts (1x Lg and 1x Med).


  • Pucker FactorPucker Factor Posts: 875 Officer
    Great to hear George!!

    If it was not already clear, Team Inyaspot is all in. XXXL and whatever my sherpa wears.
  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 596 Officer

    What's our design this year ?

    Cotton or Lycra ?

    I'll have to think of the Team name

    "Lunch Box" doesn't sound so good.


    Renagade69 wrote: »
    Either you are mechanically inclined ore your not. The fact you had to ask told me that you can not do it. Its ok, not every one has this ability. Some people just have to pay.
  • SandalousSandalous Posts: 29 Greenhorn

    What's our design this year ?

    Cotton or Lycra ?

    I'll have to think of the Team name

    "Lunch Box" doesn't sound so good.



    Damian @ Jigalode is hard at work on the design, ETA 2 weeks. 

    Not sure on the shirts yet. A lot of people have been asking for microfiber, and the price difference looks to be nominal, so it may be the preferred choice. We are looking for opinions!

    For anyone interested in fishing the tournament, please send your team name, angler names, special classifications (Female, Jr., Kayak) and shirt sizes/quantities to [email protected]

    Entry fee is $50/angler / $100/team and can be submitted at the captain's meeting (Location, Date and Time TBD; will be week of 7/9-7/13) along with signed Waiver and Release of Liability Forms found at http://www.fftseries.com/registration.html.

    Shirt pricing is still TBD, but should not be much more than the previous price of $20.


    Following teams are already signed up:

    Oneeyemullet
    Eat, Sleep, Fish, Repeat
    Raj & Gabriel
    Got1Son
    InYaSpot
    Shake and Bake
    Jigalode
    Tides Right

  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 596 Officer

    I know the Flamingo guys watch this thread.

    FWC will maintain protected status for Jewfish.

    https://www.tcpalm.com/story/sports/2018/04/26/florida-fish-and-wildlife-commission-tackling-goliath-groupers/546491002/


    I was hoping for a limited harvest of smaller fish in a slot determined by the biologist.

    Renagade69 wrote: »
    Either you are mechanically inclined ore your not. The fact you had to ask told me that you can not do it. Its ok, not every one has this ability. Some people just have to pay.
  • SandalousSandalous Posts: 29 Greenhorn
    edited May 18 #7
    Thanks to Damian at Jigalode, the logo and shirt design is complete! Microfiber - $20 each:



    Our long-time sponsors (along with many new faces) are supporting the cause this year, including but not limited to:

    Starbrite
    Biscayne Rods
    Continental Trailers
    Costa del Mar
    Florida Fishing Products
    Flying Fisherman
    Spooltek Lures
    Rising Tide Charters
    Inshore Marine Specialties
    Onsite Trailer Repair
    Revolver Drill Brush
    V Marine Products
    Rodrunner
    Danco Pliers
    DOA Lures
    Egret Baits
    Wildlife Alert Network

    We are 8 weeks out. Captain's meeting date and location TBA soon. Fishing in the park has been on fire, and you don't want to miss out on this great tournament. Please send registration emails to [email protected] (include team name, angler names, special classifications (Female, Jr., Kayak) and shirt sizes/quantities).
  • tailchaser16tailchaser16 Posts: 652 Officer
    Can't wait
  • SandalousSandalous Posts: 29 Greenhorn
    Captain's meeting will be held at Lincoln's Beard Brewery, Thursday July 12th at 7 PM, located at 7360 SW 41st St (2 minutes southeast of Bird Road and Palmetto Expressway)

    27 boats on the list. Register now at [email protected]!
  • gladesrunnergladesrunner Posts: 112 Deckhand
    Nice!!

    Team Shallow Pockets is in and going for the repeat...
    qty1 L, and qty1 XL please

    Will be rigging the new boat soon:

    working on a poling platform and new paint. Figured i can just hold the push pole joust style to keep the gunnels nice and clean......
  • tailchaser16tailchaser16 Posts: 652 Officer
    That's Awesome!  Pole, fish, drive and eat all from the same chair.  

    When is the shirt cut off? 

  • SandalousSandalous Posts: 29 Greenhorn

    When is the shirt cut off? 

    Shirts must be reserved by next Friday, June 22nd.


  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 596 Officer

    Any opportunity to get cotton shirts printed??


    Renagade69 wrote: »
    Either you are mechanically inclined ore your not. The fact you had to ask told me that you can not do it. Its ok, not every one has this ability. Some people just have to pay.
  • SandalousSandalous Posts: 29 Greenhorn

    Any opportunity to get cotton shirts printed??



    Unfortunately not, sorry! We had an overwhelming call for microfiber, and the printer isn't able to do small batches of other material.
  • BobberBobber Posts: 878 Officer
    Cotton is racist,Jack.
    Don't be the ugly cracker here.
  • TGunnTGunn Posts: 1,815 Captain
    Jack needs a long sleeve cotton shirt on his Quest for Bush at Penrod’s and The Button South. 
  • whatzsnookingwhatzsnooking Posts: 28 Greenhorn


  • SandalousSandalous Posts: 29 Greenhorn
    **IMPORTANT SHIRT UPDATE**

    Due to scheduling issues with the printers, we have to move the shirt reservation deadline up to tomorrow (Wednesday 6/19) at 5PM. Team registration will remain open until the July 12th captain's meeting. Shirts are $20 each and can be paid for at the captain's meeting. Please send sizes and quantities to [email protected]
  • LiveFreeorDieLiveFreeorDie Posts: 36 Greenhorn
    TGunn said:
    Jack needs a long sleeve cotton shirt on his Quest for Bush at Penrod’s and The Button South. 
    **** Jack.  He can't get a cotton shirt to go with his tighty-whities, so he doesn't bother to order any shirts at all.  
    Thanks, partner.
  • gladesrunnergladesrunner Posts: 112 Deckhand
    DRAMAAAAAA!!!!! :'(
  • TGunnTGunn Posts: 1,815 Captain
    Story around the campfire is he wears penny loafers during all of his outdoor adventures.  Any truth to this?
  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 596 Officer

    Cotton eye Joe

    Renagade69 wrote: »
    Either you are mechanically inclined ore your not. The fact you had to ask told me that you can not do it. Its ok, not every one has this ability. Some people just have to pay.
  • SandalousSandalous Posts: 29 Greenhorn
    45 boats and counting!

    In order to stay within the limits of our ENP Special Use Permit, we will be capping at 50 boats. We have 24 extra shirts in sizes M-XL that can be reserved by the last 5 teams to sign up, or purchased at the events.

    This year has it all. New kickoff venue. 36+ sponsors. Stuffed buckets, raffle prizes galore, great awards. And plenty of competition, including big names from past years coming out of retirement (Smash & Grab, Cuban Mafia), yearly big-number regulars (Knot Right, InYaSpot, TNT, Shallow Pockets), and first-timers who are always in the park but new to the tournament (Westward, Floridays)!

    If you haven't started prefishing, the time is now! With a list like this, you're going to need it!

    1 Aquabear
    2 Brad & Brooks
    3 Broke & Tired
    4 Caught Lookin
    5 Cuban Mafia
    6 Deep South
    7 Dirty
    8 Draggin'fly
    9 Eat, Sleep, Fish, Repeat
    10 Eddy & Erik
    11 Eejay the Fish Slayer
    12 Eli & Mark
    13 Floridays
    14 Freddy & Sarah
    15 Got1Son
    16 High 5
    17 Hook a Snook
    18 InYaSpot
    19 Jigalode
    20 Joey & Virgil
    21 Jose & Gabriel
    22 Knot Right
    23 Kyle & Todd
    24 Lawyers, Guns & Money
    25 Mark & Roly
    26 Matt & Lani
    27 Maverick
    28 Monkey Business
    29 Off The Hook
    30 Oneeyemullet
    31 **** Hunter
    32 Primo Mav
    33 Profishent
    34 Raj & Gabriel
    35 Ryan & John
    36 Scott & Liam
    37 SECI
    38 Shake & Bake
    39 Shallow Pockets
    40 Smash & Grab
    41 Squatch
    42 Tides Right
    43 TNT Fishing
    44 Westward
    45 Whatz Snooking Charters
  • SandalousSandalous Posts: 29 Greenhorn
    We have reached our 50 boat cap. Several may back out in the next few weeks, so anyone who is still interested in fishing the tournament is welcome to email their info to [email protected]
  • tailchaser16tailchaser16 Posts: 652 Officer
    24 Lawyers, Guns & Money - hahahaaa very nice

     


  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 596 Officer

    Any you characters fishing the 4th or this weekend??

    Pre fishing the tourney is good.

    I'll be out logging spots on GPS

    Be sure to wave the middle finger when I drive by,


    Renagade69 wrote: »
    Either you are mechanically inclined ore your not. The fact you had to ask told me that you can not do it. Its ok, not every one has this ability. Some people just have to pay.
  • TGunnTGunn Posts: 1,815 Captain
    Joe and I haven't been down since last July; gonna take a boat ride on 7/4 to see what's left since the storm.

    If I see you I'm going to give you the one-finger salute and send some bottle rockets over, airmail!
  • gladesrunnergladesrunner Posts: 112 Deckhand
    Hey jack, I'll send you my tournament spots......you'll just have to climb off the aircraft carrier and wade for a good few miles.....

  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 2,908 Captain
    Want y'all to leave my big tripletail alone please...  you can beat up on all them other fishes -just leave my triples alone.

    Thank you (and someone please remind me to stay away from Flamingo until all that madness settles down and everyone goes home).
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • Captain BackyardCaptain Backyard Posts: 430 Deckhand
    edited July 5 #30
    :)
  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 596 Officer

    Any thoughts on the awards dinner location?

    Heart & Shoal says he' taking top prize.

    I am reluctant to believe this since he's missed the last several meetings at Chucky Cheese.

    Renagade69 wrote: »
    Either you are mechanically inclined ore your not. The fact you had to ask told me that you can not do it. Its ok, not every one has this ability. Some people just have to pay.
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