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Topic: Brownlee Crappie Shootout 9 donations  (Read 4551 times)

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Mack's Lure has come through big time again this year. Their support for the Brownlee Crappie Shootout is a foundation that we build on every year and are stoked to have them back.

Mack's Lure is a Northwest staple that has been putting fish in boats for many years. This history and the knowledge of many professional and avid anglers alike helps them to constantly create and upgrade their products.

They are anglers themselves and interact with the fishing community on a regular basis. Listening to what anglers are asking for and creating ties through a shared love of the sport which is one of the reasons their products are so popular. The other reason is that their gear catches fish!

The donation is for a box full of assorted Mack's gear as well as (3) $100 gift certificates for their online store found here https://mackslure.com/

You can also find their gear at local sporting goods stores.

With this generous donation we will be able to do the Mack's Lure Challenge again this year. You may use any Mack's gear that you already have or received from the swag bags. Take a picture of the fish you caught with the Mack's gear in the pic and submit it with the rest of your fish. The angler with the largest points fish using their gear will win a special prize. It's that easy! You were going to be fishing anyway lol.

Thank you to the whole Mack's Lure team for the great donation and support.
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Super happy to have Stealth Rod Holders now known as Stealth Mode back at the Brownlee Crappie Shootout.

This is a family owned company that I am a field staff member for so I use their rod holders a lot. I have no problem holding smaller crappie rods while trolling with their QR 1 Holders and will switch over to the QR2 's when using larger gear for catfish or sturgeon.

I like to think of their company and the BCS growing together as they are one of my very first product donors to send gear for the BCS 1 prize table only months after they started their business. Awesome people to work with and great products.

I have not had any problems with their function in the last 9 years and have only had to replace the rubber Cam Grip Straps as they will degrade over time and exposure to the sun. It is a quick and simple change out that can be done in a few minutes. Even if the strap breaks on the water the rod holder can be used as a regular holder to finish off the day.

"Our patented Grip System is designed to grip your rod handle to keep your gear secure, but only release when you pull up to set the hook."

The donation is for a pair of their QR1 Holders and a pair of the QR2 holders.

Visit their online store at https://stealthmoderodholders.com/ or if you are lucky you may be able to have some available locally. I have found them randomly at a bunch of shops.

The QR1 accept rod buts that are an inch or less in diameter and the QR2 holders can be used with larger diameter rods.

Thank you to the Begin family and whole Stealth Mode crew for the support!
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Awesome safety prize alert

Please welcome a new sponsor ZOLEO to the Brownlee Crappie Shootout prize table.

I have been reading about this gadget and it is pretty neat. Safety is our top concern as kayak anglers and outdoors men and women and ZOLEO is a product that will add some insurance to your next adventure.

At ZOLEO, we're dedicated to revolutionizing the way people communicate and stay safe, no matter where they are in the world. As a joint venture between Beam Communications Pty. Ltd. and Roadpost Inc., we combine our expertise to offer affordable global messaging connectivity and a reliable safety system that you can always depend on — from the moment you venture beyond cellular coverage to your return.

Our mission is to provide an intuitive and seamless global messaging experience, whether messages are transmitted using satellite, cellular or Wi-Fi networks.  We believe that everyone should have access to reliable communication and safety tools, and we're proud to offer an award-winning solution that makes it easy for people to stay connected and stay safe, no matter where life takes them. Join us as we reinvent global messaging and set a new standard for connectivity and safety when venturing off the grid.

If you win this prize, I will send ZOLEO your name, address, and phone number and they will send you the device directly.

Research more about their products and the whole program at https://www.zoleo.com/en-us

Thank you for the great donation Kate!


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Bob's Jigs has been a constant supporter of the Brownlee Crappie Shootout and we are happy to have them back with us this year.

Bob puts out a massive amount of plastic and hair jigs for crappie. He is from Richland so he knows what works at the venue but his lures will work for crappie any where. I know anglers on the West side of the State that have done well using Bob's Jigs.

His site https://www.bobsjigs.com/ has everything from the classic plastics to new designs that are giving heavily fished slabs something different to try. Sometimes it is small changes in style or presentation that will trigger bites so it is better to have a little bit of everything just in case.

My computer has a little trouble accessing the pages on his site but I have found if you drag and drop a page into the new tab area it works great. He has some crazy looking baits on this site and I think it would be fun to try some new styles out.

Bob sent a sampling of his gear for some lucky swag bag recipients.

Thank you for the continued support Bob!



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B'n'M Pole Company is back with a great lineup of rods for the Brownlee Crappie Shootout 9.


If you have ever watched a crappie tournament you will know who B'n'M  Poles are. They are the leading manufacturer of crappie rods in the world and many professional anglers rely on their gear to bring home a pay check every week.

With this much pressure to produce quality rods, B'n'M responds with a large line of rods specific to style, conditions, and situations. They also understand that with the need for several different rods they have to deliver the best product at the best price point for the recreational angler.

Their rods start at $12.99 and go up from there depending on how serious you want to get. The also offer catfish rods, rod'n'reel combos, and merch on their site https://www.bnmpoles.com/

The donation consists of 5 rods in 3 different styles.

1 B'n'M Ultimate 10' 2 pc medium action rod
Buck’s Ultimate - Our Premium Rod! Strong backbone with superior tip action. Super Stiff Action. Gray wrapped EVA handle. Bright Blue Rod. One-Footed Aluminum Oxide guides. Spinning Guides for superior casting ability. 7.2 oz 10 ft

2 SHSS72N Sam's Super Sensitive Rods 2 pc 7'2" 4-10# Jig Pole
The SHSS72n is a spinning rod with the same sensitivity and feel of the jig pole series. Improvements include Dyna-Flo guides for smooth line retrieval, and a cork knob handle for outstanding balance and feel. Historically one of the most popular rods on the water, the SHSS72n is still supple, strong and sensitive.

2 TCB65 Leland's TCB Series Rod 2pc 6.5' Ultra Light 2-6#
This is meant to be a crossover rod for Trout/Crappie/Bluegill and is the rod I would probably choose to fish with. I like the UL action but it seems to have enough backbone to be able to handle larger fish. It is super light and would be a rod you could throw all day. I think it would be super fun to catch slabs with this one.

Thank you Chad for hooking us up for a great donation.


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Please welcome Skeleton Optics to the Brownlee Crappie Shootout 9 prize table.

Skeleton makes very nice polarized sunglasses in styles that will fit your style on and off the water. These high quality sunglasses incorporate Zeiss Lenses that are the best in the business. Zeiss has over 170 years of experience and are always upgrading their products to take advantage of the newest technology.

The Skeleton frames are made in Italy. They are very comfortable to wear and sits nicely on your face. We took these glasses out to the lake to give them a test run and the did not disappoint. The polarization cut the mid day glare and allowed us to see down in to the water with ease. All three glasses performed well with similar results.

The build on the frames felt solid and I believe they would hold up well with normal use. The lenses were clear and provided full protection from the sun. I preferred the wrap around style of the Renegade as it offered protection from the sun rays bouncing off the water below and from the sides.

The have some special edition frames in some pretty cool colors and patterns on their site at https://skeletonoptics.com/

These sunglasses were made for fishing but looking awesome off the water is a big bonus. I know I need all the help I can get!

The donation is for 3 of Skeleton Optics most popular sunglasses.

1 Decoy Special Edition Tractor Green

1 Scout in Black Out Black

1 Renegade Wolf Grey Edition

---------------Give Away----------------

This is such a great donation that we thought it would be cool to have a give away before the BCS so watch for the details in the near future on the Brownlee Crappie Shootout Facebook page.

Thank you for the sweet donation Brad!
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Next Adventure will be sending some gear over for the Brownlee Crappie Shootout 9.

They usually supply us with the drybag swag bags that we give away to the anglers so I believe this will be the case again this year.

The donation will be coming over with a NA representative that is competing in the BCS 9 so we will find out when he arrives at the park.

Next Adventure is the go to shop for kayaking gear in the Portland and surrounding area. They also carry everything you will need for camping, hiking, climbing, and all snow sports. This is truly a one stop shop for your Next Adventure!

Their physical store located down town is an adult candy store that will keep you looking for hours and their paddle sports shop will give you reasons to upgrade your kayak ride. They also have a comprehensive online site at
https://nextadventure.net/ for online purchases.

Thank you Next Adventure crew for the continued support!






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Please welcome Rogue Endeavor to the Brownlee Crappie Shootout prize table.

This company is veteran owned and operated located very locally in Portland. They mainly specialize in accessories for kayak fishing and diving. This includes mesh bags, collapsible buckets as well as gear and game retention products.

Of special interest to kayak anglers are their lanyards, gaffs, and Heavy Duty Fish Stringers. I know a lot of anglers that use these game stringers and have had some trouble finding them locally so here is your hook up.

I'm also looking at their T-Handle Gaff Hooks as a possible addition to my kayak. I like that they are small enough to stow easily and look like they would be perfect for controlling rock fish and lingcod. I have been looking for something like this since losing my little gaff to a cabby so this really caught my eye.

Check out this great local company online at https://www.rogueendeavor.com/

The donation is for:

 - (1) 3 Pack Bait Towels with Belt Loop

-  (1) Collapsible Bucket (3 Gallon)

- (1) Heavy Duty Fish Stringer

Thank you Andrew for the donation and support!


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P-Line is back as a Brownlee Crappie Shootout sponsor for 2024.

I have been using P-Line products for many years now and can attest to the strength of their line.

Short story:

Last year I bought a leader roll of 12# test to use for jigging up flounder and rock fish up at Neah Bay. In the middle of sorting through flounders I caught a small 24 inch halibut. I released that fish and thought "Wow, that was fun".

On the next drop I got a hard thump that was followed by the unmistakable whoomp whoomp run of a descent halibut. I just laughed thought I would have some fun and see how long I could play the fish with no expectation of landing the it on 12# leader.

After about 15 minutes and sleigh ride to deeper water it slowed down and I started gaining line on the fish. Luckily I had a salmon net on board and managed to land the flattie. I could only smile at how ridiculous it was to actually be able to bring that fish up. I took some pictures and release the fish due to it being a closed day for halibut.

Heck this year I may try it with a Ned rig and 6# test lol.

Line is only a tiny fraction of the gear that P-Line produces. Fresh water or salt water. They make a staggering amount of lures, tools, and tackle that you can find at https://p-line.com/

Thomas sent the Shootout 10 (300 yard) spools of their Hi-Vis Fluorescent Green Fluorocarbon Coated CX 6 LB Test line.

Thank you P-Line for another great donation.


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Bink's Pro Series Spoons sent a fantastic donation to the Brownlee Crappie Shootout 9.

Kevin sent an assortment of sizes of their super popular white-chartreuse back color pattern.

These spoons are very popular in the East and Mid West and are starting to gain a following here in the PNW with the increasing popularity of fishing for warm water species. As opportunities to chase salmon shrinks, the door to these often overlooked species opens and this is a great lure to target many different species with the same lure.

I have these spoons being used to target Walleye and Crappie. I even messed around with the smaller size and caught some jumbo perch last Fall. The spoon has been a very popular lure for a long time due to it's appeal to many fish and the ease of use. You can fish them vertically or cast and retrieve to cover more water and change the action.

Bink's Spoons are top of the line spoons that are well made with quality components and paint. I will be taking some to the Ocean to target flounder and rockfish.

Check out these sweet spoons at https://binkspoons.com/

The donation consists of 6 each of their spoons in 1/8, 3/8, and 1/2 ounce sizes.

Thank you Bink's Pro Series Spoons for the great donation.


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Kokabow Fishing Tackle is a leading manufacturer of kokanee and trout fishing gear and we are stoked to have their products at the Brownlee Crappie Shootout 9.

This company is based in Meridian, Idaho and specializes in kokanee flashers and lures but can also be used to attract many other species including trout, crappie, perch, bass, and all types of salmon.

Owner/Creator Alan Greenhalgh has been fishing for many years decided to start Kokabow Tackle in 2012. The popularity of his gear is steadily growing due to his attention to detail and quality components. He is constantly coming up with new styles and combinations to help anglers fill their limits.

"Kokabow Tackle does not use plastic beads in the manufacturing of our spinners and trolls. Hand blown glass beads with a reflective coating are used to ensure transferring of light, durability and color vibrancy to the spinners and trolls."

Check them out online at https://kokabowtackle.com/

The donation is for 6 of Kokabows most productive Tail Feather blades along with 18 matching spinners in 3 styles. Beads, Bugs, and Squids.

If any of you have any questions about Kokatat gear or how to target Kokanee in general you are in luck. Mark Patrick is a Kokabow Pro Staffer that has won multiple Kokanee fishing tournament using Kokabow gear and he will be attending the Brownlee Crappie Shootout.

Thank you to Alan and Mark for securing this great local donation.
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The squid spinners have caught me quite a few kokes and trout, I really like their products!
A day without fishing probably wouldn't kill me,
but why risk it?

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The squid spinners have caught me quite a few kokes and trout, I really like their products!
Glad you have had success with them Cameron. They are huge in Idaho and I think they are catching on elsewhere.


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Lancer Jigs has been supporting the kayak fishing community ever since they found out there were anglers crazy enough to chase fish in the ocean. They are long time sponsors of many of the PNW kayak tournaments and we are proud to have them back with the Brownlee Crappie Shootout this year.

Lancer Jigs are my favorite way to target  lingcod and cabezon in the ocean. These soft plastic lures have an action that fish cannot resist and come in two tone color patterns that create contrast to go along with movement. Everyone has a favorite color pattern and mine has been the "Copper" Waterdog from the start but all of their colors work well.

I hope to take their smaller 1 oz jigs out to try and catch some flounder with later this year. Many anglers will jig Lancers vertically with great success but if I recall correctly, these lures were made for cast and retrieving. I will also troll them from spot to spot as a search lure and pick up many fish that are out hunting away from the main reef structure.

For boat anglers that want to target halibut and other species in the deep, Lancer offer some of their jigs in larger sizes up to 33oz. In addition to their standard jigs, they offer Steelhead Jigs and soft beads for the river anglers. The jigs heads will out last the plastic tails so be sure to order some replacement worms too at https://lancerjigs.com/

Terry and Tony will be sending a couple hats and gift certificates for some lucky anglers to win.

Thank you to the whole Lancer family for the continuing support!


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Columbia River Knife and Tool send the Brownlee Crappie Shootout a couple of sweet little prizes.

CRKT is based in Tualatin, Oregon and makes knives and tools for every occasion from everyday carry to specialty situations. The knife world is crowded with companies and makers and CRKT has been a top producer of find knives for over 30 years.

"There’s nothing like a purpose-built knife. The way it feels. The self-sufficiency it gives you. The confidence it inspires. The right tool is everything, which is exactly why we’re here"

Their success comes from working with great designers and employing skilled craftsmen to produce quality products. They try to constantly improve upon solid designs so see how far they can take current technology in the industry.

See what they have to offer at https://www.crkt.com/

Thank you CRKT for the sharp donation.