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Title: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: jed on April 16, 2020, 09:09:44 AM
Hi everyone, hope you all are well. I have been talking to State and County officials and I am sorry to sat the Brownlee Crappie Shootout V will not be taking place on May 16, 2020.

I was informed that all State permitted events are cancelled in the month of May and will be assessed on a month to month basis there after.

If things improve by June, we might choose to hold the event during that month. Possibly June 13 but everything is subject to change. If it does happen it will most likely happen on short notice and with changes that will make sure that everyone stays safe.

If we cannot have the event in June then we will likely cancel till next year.

I'll keep posting and promoting sponsors while we wait and really appreciate all of the support.

I am truly sorry for the any inconveniences. If you have made reservations at the park or other places to stay I would try to cancel them.

I will post any new info and updates about the event here.

Thank you and stay safe.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: snopro on April 22, 2020, 03:29:37 PM
Thanks for the update and the poster looks great. 

We might move into phase two by the end of May.  I think June 13 could be a real possibility.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: IdahoSkies on May 20, 2020, 08:22:03 AM
I really missed getting together with everyone last weekend.  If it is any consolation I did fish the upriver end of the reservoir on Saturday (May 16) and the fishing was terrible.  Being between two major fronts I expect made the fish really skittish and tight lipped. 

Hope you are all well. 
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: jed on May 20, 2020, 08:37:31 AM
I really missed getting together with everyone last weekend.  If it is any consolation I did fish the upriver end of the reservoir on Saturday (May 16) and the fishing was terrible.  Being between two major fronts I expect made the fish really skittish and tight lipped. 

Hope you are all well.
I do too Daniel. I also fished on Sat. up by Huntington. Pretty slow fishing but managed to find a few channel cats. There has been a lot of kitties in that area lately. I plan on going after the crappie when this terrible weather clears. It's been raining non stop for the last 2 days and wind is no bueno.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: Dark Tuna on May 21, 2020, 10:38:11 PM
Iím up for a June date if that plays out, Jed.  Will have to ask if my daughter is interested again.  Great event, but itíll be warm in June!
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: jed on June 01, 2020, 06:59:13 PM
Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well. Just spoke to Baker County and they informed me that we will be able to hold the Brownlee Crappie Shootout V on June 13th.

At this time we are about 50/50 on whether we should go ahead with the event or not. If there is enough interest then I will contact the permitting office to get things changed to the new date. They were very understanding and said they would be flexible in our last email convo so I think it would be fine.

The tournament would be modified for social distancing and the prizes would be limited to what I have on hand. Probably no potluck or raffle, 3 ft distancing, etc. Shirts and buckle would be after the fact.

My question is:

WHO WOULD BE INTERESTED IN COMING OVER FOR THE EVENT?

Please leave a message below or message me directly if you would be interested. I think if we got 15-20 participants at the $40 entry fee, it would be enough to cover expenses and get some funds to CASA of Eastern Oregon.

Thanks, jed
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: Dark Tuna on June 04, 2020, 04:28:24 PM
Hi Jed,  I'm planning on the trip.  Maybe this year I'll catch something worthy of the trip  8)

There's an outside chance I'll bring one more...
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: Guppy Tamer on June 04, 2020, 08:19:31 PM
I would go. I missed my annual trip to hells canyon already this year :(
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: ballardbrad on June 06, 2020, 12:36:10 PM
I plan on being there. Need to make sure Jamal doesn't go home with the buckle.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: Spot on June 08, 2020, 10:34:13 AM
I'm there!
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: Guppy Tamer on June 08, 2020, 12:48:47 PM
Any updates? This weekend is coming up quick. Would like to plan if it is on.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: jed on June 08, 2020, 06:01:11 PM
Hi guys, Baker County went to Phase 2 on Sat and I just confirmed with the County that we will be able to move forward with the event. The only restriction they gave me was for 6 feet distancing. If you plan on attending just bring entry fee to the event. I will have paperwork there.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: bb2fish on June 09, 2020, 06:16:14 PM
So, what's the latest Day/Time/Location for this??  Is there camping open ? Where?? 

Hi guys, Baker County went to Phase 2 on Sat and I just confirmed with the County that we will be able to move forward with the event. The only restriction they gave me was for 6 feet distancing. If you plan on attending just bring entry fee to the event. I will have paperwork there.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: jed on June 09, 2020, 07:11:55 PM
So, what's the latest Day/Time/Location for this??  Is there camping open ? Where?? 

Hi guys, Baker County went to Phase 2 on Sat and I just confirmed with the County that we will be able to move forward with the event. The only restriction they gave me was for 6 feet distancing. If you plan on attending just bring entry fee to the event. I will have paperwork there.
Hi Barb, since everything is last minute, I'll have paperwork/reg/collect entry fee at the Hewitt Park. I should be there by Thursday afternoon. Cut off will be Sat morning. There should be camping and rv spaces available. I've been trying to get in touch with them to confirm. We probably will not have a capt meeting, instead I'll try to meet with participants that I find at the park or Sat AM. Identifiers will be given out Friday afternoon or Sat AM. We most likely will have some sort of food and awards ceremony with 6 ft distancing. Just winging this one so let me know if you have any questions.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: jed on June 09, 2020, 10:27:30 PM
Brownlee Crappie Shootout V Update and recommendations


*Hi guys, if you plan on coming down for the tournament I would suggest calling Hewitt Park asap to get a site. I've been trying to contact them to see what the situation is down there for this weekend and will try to update tomorrow. I know some participants have gotten thru and reserved spots already but it may be getting busy this time of year. I'll post up if I find anything out.

*We will not be having a potluck so you will be on your own for food on Saturday evening. We will have pre packaged snacks and drinks during the awards ceremony.

*If you are not feeling well, please consider passing up on the event this year.

*Please observe social distancing of 6ft while attending event activities

*If you shop in town (they would appreciate it), please try to wear a mask for the consideration of the local community.

*We will try to provide masks for participants so if you don't have one and want one please come find me.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: bb2fish on June 10, 2020, 08:41:51 AM
Thanks Jed!  Good Job re-organizing this fishing tournament. Appreciate the updates, I hope I can make it work, not sure I can make it yet.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: jed on June 10, 2020, 08:50:00 AM
Thanks Jed!  Good Job re-organizing this fishing tournament. Appreciate the updates, I hope I can make it work, not sure I can make it yet.
Thanks Barb, would love to have you out this year but understand if you can't make it. It's been kind of weird year for sure.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: loreglas on June 10, 2020, 03:37:22 PM
Bummed that we will miss it this year.  Loretta and Mickey
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: jed on June 10, 2020, 07:26:23 PM
Bummed that we will miss it this year.  Loretta and Mickey
Me too Loretta, always good seeing you guys. Hopefully next year is normal-ish.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: IdahoSkies on June 12, 2020, 05:00:00 PM
It does not look like I will make it this year. Have a great time all.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: bb2fish on June 12, 2020, 09:54:04 PM
Good Luck everyone at the BCS.  Have FUN.  Hoping to read about great success and lots of catches.  Enjoy!
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: snopro on June 25, 2020, 08:45:58 PM
I almost let this slip out of mind. Thanks to Jed and everyone who made BCS happen on short notice in this weird 2020.  Congrats to Brad for the win, Viktor??? for runner up, and Jed for rounding out the top 3.  Big thanks to all the sponsors and specifically RAM mounts for my prize.

It was a crazy day of fishing in the largest lightning storm I've ever been caught away from shelter.  I had to take a 90 minute safety time out on shore.  It totally drenched me and left fresh snow on the hills.  I never thought I would be wishing for my drysuit at the BCS.  The weather turned beautiful when it was time for awards. 

Numbers wise it was probably the best fishing I've had at Brownlee.  Tons of smallmouth, good numbers of channels and crappie, and a couple perch.  Missed on the bluegill and I don't think I'm ever going to figure out how to consistently find largemouth and trout for this event. 

Nice to see everyone and I'm looking forward to a (hopefully) post COVID19 BCS VI.
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: Spot on June 26, 2020, 09:17:14 AM
Yes, Thanks Jed for another fun contest!  It was even more impressive given the short notice, COVID restrictions and crazy weather.

Snopro, Victor picked up some impressive fish but in the end it was I who picked up 2nd place. :D  It'd have been 1st if I could have just figured out how to get my catfish but Brad did some excellent fishing as always. 

-Mark-
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: snopro on June 26, 2020, 09:27:02 AM
Sorry Mark, I wasn't sure.  Congratulations on second. 
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: T Coastal on June 26, 2020, 09:43:36 AM
Was eyeballing this earlier this year but completely missed it came up so fast and that it was back on. Next year I will have to take a few days off and drive over there :D
Title: Re: Brownlee Crappie Shootout V status
Post by: ballardbrad on July 10, 2020, 03:16:34 PM
Great event and nice seeing everyone.  Thought I had it in the bag after the first 90 minutes on the water until Jed informed me that a bunch of idiots were still out there fishing! I took a shower, put on dry clothes and went out to get drenched again!  Jim Davis snuck up on me and pulled a bluegill out from underneath me, but I did end up landing that 6th fish which was a largemouth on a crappie jig.  Thanks to Jed for putting this together.  A great turn out for such a short notice.