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Title: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on December 26, 2018, 09:46:59 AM
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$500 Gift Certificate
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HOW TO SIGN UP

HOW TO DONATE
We have changed the donation method this year to streamline things and get the most money possible to HOW. We hope to improve this further for next year, but for now this is the plan:

NEW SPECIES
Some of the front-row students have noticed that we've added two freshwater species. Well, actually, they're both available in saltwater as well.

POINTS UPDATES
After careful consideration we've updated the points for panfish and yellow perch:

GENERAL INFO
If you are interested in Angler of The Year but aren't sure what it's all about, check out previous years' threads and the AOTY home page:

Oh, and check out this awesome addition to the leaderboard: http://aoty.northwestkayakanglers.com/leader_board/goat (http://aoty.northwestkayakanglers.com/leader_board/goat) It shows you your top ten fish across all years. It's a great way to measure yourself against the all-time greats. (There is currently an issue with fish of the same species and length, we're working on it.)
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: rustyski on December 26, 2018, 10:53:13 AM
When can we sign up for AOTY '19?  On the main page the sign up still says for 2018.  Does it rollover/update on the 1st?
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on December 26, 2018, 11:05:19 AM
When can we sign up for AOTY '19?  On the main page the sign up still says for 2018.  Does it rollover/update on the 1st?

Great question! I'm working that out right now. I'll get an update ASAP.

We always give you 2 weeks grace at the beginning of the year, so if we don't have the payment stuff sorted out you can start fishing January 1, and we'll honor your catches if you pay up by the 14th of January.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: rustyski on December 26, 2018, 11:14:58 AM
Would I be able to pay today for 2019?  Or should I wait until the 1st?
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on December 26, 2018, 11:22:36 AM
Would I be able to pay today for 2019?  Or should I wait until the 1st?

It should work out, yes. Normally I'd just say "no problem, yes!" but we're changing the payment details a little this year (just who collects the money, not the cost to enter or anything that affects participants directly). So until we get that sorted out I don't want to open the flood gates. But if you need to do it today we'll work it out, yes.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Tinker on December 27, 2018, 10:35:09 AM
Will the committee be changing the eligible fish this year?  Still waiting for striped bass to show up on the list...
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on December 27, 2018, 10:55:21 AM
There aren't any plans to add striped bass.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Matt M on December 27, 2018, 12:31:29 PM
Thanks again for heading this up Redbeard!! Let me know if you need a hand with anything...
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on December 27, 2018, 01:03:11 PM
Thanks again for heading this up Redbeard!! Let me know if you need a hand with anything...

You're welcome, and thank you!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Tinker on December 27, 2018, 02:32:00 PM
There aren't any plans to add striped bass.

Aw, come on, that deserves a "Sorry" at least.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: lutefisk on December 28, 2018, 04:42:23 PM
I look forward to competing for AOTY 2019!

I read thru the rules a couple times and still have one question: is only 1 entry per species required? Or can I submit multiple entries for a single species and have the largest entry count towards points?
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: snopro on December 28, 2018, 05:00:25 PM
can I submit multiple entries for a single species and have the largest entry count towards points?

Yes.  Upgrading is common.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: lutefisk on January 07, 2019, 12:23:53 PM
I dont see any payment method/option on the AOTY site. How do I enroll??
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on January 07, 2019, 12:31:55 PM
I dont see any payment method/option on the AOTY site. How do I enroll??

You can start fishing now, just keep track of your entries. We are considering some changes to the payment method and it may take some time to work out the details. We will honor fish caught from Jan 1 until the time a payment option becomes available (plus a little grace period) for people who register then.

Keep looking back here for news - we're working on it - and fish on!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on January 24, 2019, 08:28:03 AM
bump ^

Donation info available in the top post!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: bsteves on January 24, 2019, 10:12:16 AM
Thanks Lauren,

I really like the new setup...

1.) Direct donation to HOW.. cuts out the middle man (i.e. me) and allows people who can take itemized deductions to deduct this donation for themselves.

2.) HOW should see a spike in activity from the Pacific Northwest area.  Granted they won't get that big check all at once from NWKA at the end of the year, but sometimes having more in smaller donations is better for non-profits.

3.) Increased points for panfish.

4.) Shad!  --- I jokingly asked for tarpon... but I'll take these micro-versions.   It's a really underrated fishery that more people should take advantage of.   I'd love to see some Umpqua shad reports this year.   They make great sport, great bait, and they taste great smoked and canned.

5.) Youth AOTY... if you have a kid, take them kayak fishing and enter them into the youth AOTY. It's free with your adult AOTY registration and a great way to get kids interested in the sport.  Also someone needs to knock my son Owen off the AOTY thrown for once.

Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on January 24, 2019, 10:25:59 AM
Thanks Brian, and thank you for all that you do for AOTY! For those of you who don't know, Brian authored and rebuilt the entire AOTY system and he's the guy I bother with questions. We wouldn't be doing this without him.

I will modify the top post, but another note: THE GRACE PERIOD ENDS FEBRUARY 7. You have 2 weeks from now to get registered if you want to enter fish that were caught before now.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: snopro on January 28, 2019, 10:19:11 AM
Hdpwipmonkey has entered the first fish of 2019 with a hefty greenling.  Good luck everyone.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Jimbob45 on January 28, 2019, 12:40:33 PM
Best of luck everyone!  Looking forward to some awesome fish being posted up.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: C_Run on January 30, 2019, 07:17:28 AM

I've signed up again although I'm not sure why, unless it's just my quest for even tinier fish.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on January 30, 2019, 08:48:53 AM
I've signed up again although I'm not sure why, unless it's just my quest for even tinier fish.

Reclaim your Tiny Fish crown! Best of luck.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: JasonM on February 03, 2019, 08:56:51 AM
Woah! There's a tiny fish crown? I'm in on that one. Maybe my talent of catching fish smaller than the lure that I'm using will finally come in handy!  ;D
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on February 04, 2019, 12:12:30 PM
Woah! There's a tiny fish crown? I'm in on that one. Maybe my talent of catching fish smaller than the lure that I'm using will finally come in handy!  ;D

For 2018 there was a tiny trophy, a prize bag including a gift cert for Outdoorplay, and other goodies. Get in on it!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on February 04, 2019, 12:21:20 PM
I'm excited to announce that Next Adventure has confirmed they are backing us for another year! Check out the Paddle Sports Center for all your kayak and SUP needs. Also they put on regular seminars to get you started or take your skills to the next level.

THANK YOU NEXT ADVENTURE!

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Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: jed on February 08, 2019, 08:42:11 PM
Just want to wish everyone good luck this year. I'm going to fish harder and try to place a little higher this year so watch out ;) As an added incentive to sign up and fish, I will be throwing down a special prize for the 2019 winner. Looking in to a couple of things but I guarantee it will be pretty cool, you will want to win it. Hope to see you guys on the water. jed
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Casey on February 09, 2019, 05:23:52 PM
Bring it 😜
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on February 11, 2019, 02:09:59 PM
I'm seeing a lot of new user names coming through - I love it! Apologies if it takes me a day or two to get you set up - I'll try to do it within a couple of days in most cases. Don't let that keep you from fishing! The date on your HOW donation is your start date, regardless of when I make it official.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on February 12, 2019, 08:03:00 AM
Thank you to those who have been posting their prizes up on social media - much appreciated!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: rustyski on March 20, 2019, 01:42:17 PM
Question about the Tiny Fish Slam...How are the points calculated?  I have a different point total for the tiny fish than I do the overall board, with the same two fish.  Curious is all.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on March 20, 2019, 03:45:39 PM
Question about the Tiny Fish Slam...How are the points calculated?  I have a different point total for the tiny fish than I do the overall board, with the same two fish.  Curious is all.

If I remember correctly it is 200 points - your entry points = tiny fish points.

There may be some filtering for excluding fish that are over 200 points or something like that as well.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: snopro on May 05, 2019, 08:32:06 PM
A flurry of nice fishing being posted with some changes at the top.  With the great weather I have a feeling next week will see many fish posted   Hopefully some halibut!  Good luck everyone.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Casey on May 06, 2019, 08:57:14 AM
Itís to see that there will be some great competition again this year! Iíve been stuck working on the house the past few weeks. We are hoping to finish up and get it listed by the end of the month. Hopefully Iíll gain some ground when I can finally get out on the water.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on May 28, 2019, 04:08:33 PM
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https://www.finandfire.com/

Please welcome aboard Fin and Fire fly shop in Redmond, OR, who will be sponsoring our Fly Fishing division this year! They have donated a $25 gift card.

They are a full service fly shop and additionally have hunting gear, Traeger grills, and 36 taps serving microbrews, cider, and kombucha - isn't that reason enough to stop by?  ;D

Their website looks great and they have local fishing information - check it out.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: snopro on June 18, 2019, 12:06:07 PM
The King and Queen of BCS IV are making a move up the ranks.  It's worth checking out Ashley's Bull Trout.  Great fish and a prime example of what they should look like in a healthy population.  We're really fortunate to have a trophy fishery like this in the PNW. 

Shad are going crazy over Bonneville!  It's a good time to anchor up in a lane and spend a morning or afternoon upgrading AOTY points and gathering crab/sturgeon/halibut/ling bait.  Bring the kids.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Zach.Dennis on June 18, 2019, 04:30:34 PM
(http://www.northwestkayakanglers.com/gallery/5792-280519160642.png)

https://www.finandfire.com/

Please welcome aboard Fin and Fire fly shop in Redmond, OR, who will be sponsoring our Fly Fishing division this year! They have donated a $25 gift card.

They are a full service fly shop and additionally have hunting gear, Traeger grills, and 36 taps serving microbrews, cider, and kombucha - isn't that reason enough to stop by?  ;D

Their website looks great and they have local fishing information - check it out.

Stopped by there this weekend. Awesome shop and great beer selection. !  Also caught a nice rainbow from the fly of the crooked river.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on July 19, 2019, 09:47:20 AM
New sponsor on board! Check out Gator Guards. Justin did a write-up a while back of his experience using them. Word is it's working great.

https://www.northwestkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=21474.msg224870#msg224870

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https://www.gator-guards.com/ (https://www.gator-guards.com/)

Gator Guards is donating a couple of gift certificates to the prize pool. I'm looking forward to seeing some more kayaks with these keel guards on them.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on July 23, 2019, 09:57:25 AM
Our good friends at Lancer Jigs will be sending some jigs to give away again this year. They are always so supportive of AOTY and happy to help. I just put in a big order myself to replenish our stocks at home.

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If you haven't checked out their website in a while give it a look - new jig sizes and a fresh new website facelift!

https://lancerjigs.com/ (https://lancerjigs.com/)
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: snopro on October 28, 2019, 02:29:47 PM
Fall update.  Jed moved into first with a stout wiskerfish.  Casey is only 10.5 back.  Rolling into November the lead should change back and forth as they both post upgrades.   It should be an exciting finish to AOTY 2019. 
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on October 28, 2019, 08:03:34 PM
Ah sweet! I love the last leg! Best of luck to everyone - tight lines, and keep safe as the temps drop.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: C_Run on November 14, 2019, 04:23:14 PM
It's gotten downright exciting at the top lately!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Merz on November 14, 2019, 05:35:51 PM
Agreed. Ive been following pretty closely and am excited to see how it turns out. Both are really good guys and deserve the win. Maybe they will tie?
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: snopro on December 02, 2019, 09:31:00 AM
Casey has been catching some nice ones lately and is a new member of the AOTY 2k club!.  Jed is very close.  If he can find a 1.25 point upgrade Casey can show him the secret 2k handshake. ;)

Have a fun December guys. 
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Casey on December 03, 2019, 05:15:09 PM
Casey has been catching some nice ones lately and is a new member of the AOTY 2k club!.  Jed is very close.  If he can find a 1.25 point upgrade Casey can show him the secret 2k handshake. ;)

Have a fun December guys.
Thank you! Itís been really fun. Jed is pushing me hard by being such great competition. Iím in no way comfortable and will not stop until the 1st. If only I could stop showing up to work until then!
Also, once Jed gets over the 2k mark he should wait a full 14 days to learn the hand shake since heís so used to waiting a couple weeks 😜
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: snopro on December 09, 2019, 03:11:42 PM
BKG just entered a beast of a walleye.  The big girl is definitely worth a look.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on December 10, 2019, 07:24:10 AM
That's ridiculous!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: BasinYakGuy on December 10, 2019, 09:47:26 AM
this is the way
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: uplandsandpiper on December 10, 2019, 10:42:56 AM
this is the way

I have spoken.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Casey on December 11, 2019, 06:57:21 PM
this is the way

I have spoken.
Onward through the fog
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Ling Banger on January 01, 2020, 09:17:39 PM
The current spread between first and second place is 10 points.  Or 1 inch on a smallmouth bass.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: rogerdodger on January 02, 2020, 06:48:16 AM
The current spread between first and second place is 10 points.  Or 1 inch on a smallmouth bass.

Just amazing, congrats to all of the competitors!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on January 02, 2020, 09:21:40 AM
Love seeing it come down to the wire like that.

Please remember that, per the rules, contestents have 2 weeks to submit entries, so we won't know the whole story until Jan 14.

In the meantime please feel free to fish for AOTY2020 and I'll get a new thread up for that ASAP.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: bsteves on January 02, 2020, 01:07:20 PM
Also, while we're at it...

Now is the time to look over your place on the leaderboard.  Does it look right?  Are there points you think aren't being counted properly?   Let us now and we can take a look and potentially fix things.   For example, the old "I have two fish with the same score and my total doesn't add up properly!" bug has been mostly fixed, but there are certain conditions where it can flare up.

Brian 

Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: jed on January 02, 2020, 02:05:02 PM
Don't look for any more entries from me. After losing a sizable walleye at the net last week, I'm done. I think I woke up half of Pasco when it popped off and just sat there in the beam of my headlamp :laugh:

Congrats to Casey on the win and to all of the competitors that fished in 2019. Enjoyed fishing with new anglers again this year and look forward to fishing with everyone in 2020.

It was fun fishing for new and different species that I thought required electronics to target. The craziest was night trolling for walleye on the Columbia and not having any idea what the depth was, speed or bottom structure. Hahaha. The funnest was getting hammered by huge Lake trout on the blind. I'm also pretty stoked to have caught 7 of my top 10 fish on ultra light tackle.

Good luck to everyone in 2020 (if there is an AOTY) and I'll see you on the water.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on January 02, 2020, 02:11:23 PM
Good luck to everyone in 2020 (if there is an AOTY) and I'll see you on the water.

There will be AOTY in 2020... details coming!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on January 02, 2020, 02:32:12 PM
AOTY 2020 post is up: https://www.northwestkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=21901 (https://www.northwestkayakanglers.com/index.php?topic=21901)
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: ballardbrad on January 08, 2020, 09:03:58 AM
Don't look for any more entries from me. After losing a sizable walleye at the net last week, I'm done. I think I woke up half of Pasco when it popped off and just sat there in the beam of my headlamp :laugh:

Congrats to Casey on the win and to all of the competitors that fished in 2019. Enjoyed fishing with new anglers again this year and look forward to fishing with everyone in 2020.

It was fun fishing for new and different species that I thought required electronics to target. The craziest was night trolling for walleye on the Columbia and not having any idea what the depth was, speed or bottom structure. Hahaha. The funnest was getting hammered by huge Lake trout on the blind. I'm also pretty stoked to have caught 7 of my top 10 fish on ultra light tackle.

Good luck to everyone in 2020 (if there is an AOTY) and I'll see you on the water.
Jed, you never cease to amaze me.  From using 4lb test and no electronics to almost pulling off a win.  Congrats to Casey.  You guys cracked me up with your dedication towards the final stretch. Hopefully you can get out there and enjoy fishing again. :)
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: jed on January 10, 2020, 07:42:38 PM
Don't look for any more entries from me. After losing a sizable walleye at the net last week, I'm done. I think I woke up half of Pasco when it popped off and just sat there in the beam of my headlamp :laugh:

Congrats to Casey on the win and to all of the competitors that fished in 2019. Enjoyed fishing with new anglers again this year and look forward to fishing with everyone in 2020.

It was fun fishing for new and different species that I thought required electronics to target. The craziest was night trolling for walleye on the Columbia and not having any idea what the depth was, speed or bottom structure. Hahaha. The funnest was getting hammered by huge Lake trout on the blind. I'm also pretty stoked to have caught 7 of my top 10 fish on ultra light tackle.

Good luck to everyone in 2020 (if there is an AOTY) and I'll see you on the water.
Jed, you never cease to amaze me.  From using 4lb test and no electronics to almost pulling off a win.  Congrats to Casey.  You guys cracked me up with your dedication towards the final stretch. Hopefully you can get out there and enjoy fishing again. :)
We'll have to plan another trip for this year. Maybe go back down and piss Dean off some more :D
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Ling Banger on January 11, 2020, 05:39:57 PM
Much gratitude to all the sponsors and the competitors that grappled for supremacy and supported Heroes On the Water in the process.

Congrats Casey!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on January 15, 2020, 08:01:42 AM
Alright, the 14th has come and gone. As he has time, bsteves will archive the leaderboard and all of that, and we'll get everything set up for 2020.

THANK YOU to everyone who has already sent me your receipts. I will activate you as soon as we archive 2019! Fish hard, and your entries will be counted as long as they were caught on or after the day you made your donation.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and I'll get to it more later, but CONGRATS TO CASEY ON A WELL-EARNED VICTORY AGAINST EXCELLENT COMPETITION!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: ballardbrad on January 15, 2020, 11:13:32 AM
 :o
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: BasinYakGuy on January 15, 2020, 03:02:40 PM
Jed.... you "thought required electronics" which fish... lol.... and Brad... who would dare hang up a fish like that and then park at Manleys and have a beer.... LOL.... good times fellas... I appreciate you coming down and showing me how to catch the smaller lakers out of crescent....
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: ballardbrad on January 15, 2020, 05:16:20 PM
Jed.... you "thought required electronics" which fish... lol.... and Brad... who would dare hang up a fish like that and then park at Manleys and have a beer.... LOL.... good times fellas... I appreciate you coming down and showing me how to catch the smaller lakers out of crescent....

Thanks for the hospitality.  Such a great lake. I have an Oregon license now.  Time for another road trip
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on January 21, 2020, 04:31:08 PM
2019 is officially closed and archived. Wrap-up post and prizes coming soon.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Zach.Dennis on February 06, 2020, 09:19:07 AM
So are we able to announce Casey as the official winner?  If so- when's the party?  If we dont have a party planned or get together than we should for future events!  Would be fun to plan a get together with all those who competed/followed along on line.
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Captain Redbeard on February 06, 2020, 09:24:10 AM
Sorry, yeah, I need to get a wrap-up post put together. I was sick all last week pretty much and behind on everything now. I'll get to it this weekend, probably.

I love the idea of parties/events, I just don't want to be the one to plan them. Please feel free to jump in and organize something.

I'm going to make a big deal out of it in the wrap-up post, but Casey's 2019 was really spectacular and worthy of celebration. That's not to diminish anyone else's achievements over the years, but the dude won AOTY, AOTD, and the ORC all in the same year. It's the triple-crown of PNW kayak fishing!
Title: Re: Angler of the Year 2019 (AOTY)
Post by: Zach.Dennis on February 06, 2020, 10:30:23 AM
Sorry, yeah, I need to get a wrap-up post put together. I was sick all last week pretty much and behind on everything now. I'll get to it this weekend, probably.

I love the idea of parties/events, I just don't want to be the one to plan them. Please feel free to jump in and organize something.

I'm going to make a big deal out of it in the wrap-up post, but Casey's 2019 was really spectacular and worthy of celebration. That's not to diminish anyone else's achievements over the years, but the dude won AOTY, AOTD, and the ORC all in the same year. It's the triple-crown of PNW kayak fishing!

I did not mean to push you specifically just curious. You have done so much for AOTY and your support/help has been amazing through the years!

Yes- Casey did have quite the year.  He also won the Brownlee Crapee shootout in 2018.  I dont think there has been anyone else to have such a strong year- Win AOTY, ORC (Including BigFish), AOTD, BCS 2018 and landing a monster halibut!  Major Props to Casey- Camp CHAMP CHAMP CHAMP CHAMP BigFish