For your viewing enjoyment, Mike Burke shows why securing your boat instead of just jumping off might be important. You owe Jr big!
Heres a list of required safety equipment from the Mass Environmental Police site. No need to be hassled
Hello to all current members and anyone visiting this site. We are currently have a few openings for new members interested in fishing with us in 2014, whether you’re new to tournament fishing or maybe looking for a new club to try. We are team tournament format club. All entry fees and dues must be paid for prior to the first tournament on April 27. Club dues are $50 per member. Team entry fees of $500 must also be paid in full for better, uniformed payouts per tournament, in 2014
Not sure whats up with our banquet but the first tourney is two weeks away. As you know were having the teams pay up front this year and we've raised the dues to $50 a year per person. This along with the money we made at the ice fishing derby should make for nice payouts at each event regardless of boater turnout. If you havent done so already, please send your team check for $600 to Mike Burke. Any questions feel free to message me.
Mike Burke 32 Whitetail Circle Southbridge MA 01550
I changed the times on the tourney page to 7:00-3:00 for the NH tourneys per state law
1-28-2014 The tournament schedule calendar is updated, and I put maps on the "links" page to the ones I could. Any questions feel free to contact me or Mike Burke
The crazy guys in camo made a youtube video of the day Sat. Its very well done, and really friggen funny. Enjoy.
Thanks to the 34 brave souls who endured howling winds on Lake Wampanoag Saturday making for a successful event. Hope everyone enjoyed the mobile live well, and free hamburger and hot dog delivery service. Were gonna try for another ice derby late feb/early march. Check back for details
Sat January 25, 2014 7:00-1:00
This will be at Camp Collier(Lake Wampanoag) in Gardner MA. $30 entry fee, $400 biggest bass, $200 biggest pickerel, free burgers and dogs. Keeping with GLFF tradition we will try to keep this a catch and release tourney to the best of our ability. There will be a "mobile livewell" on site. Just call in with your location and we will come pick up you and your fish, bring you to the scale for a weigh in, and bring you back. No penalty for dead fish, but we will try to limit bass mortality. Any extra money we earn will go towards better payouts for the 2014 season so bring some friends. Heres directions if your coming from the east
Rte 2 west to exit 24B, Rte 140 North
140 north for 4.7 miles, then turn right on Stone St
Take first right onto Wheeler St, then 1st left onto Kelton
Follow Kelton St for 1 mile, then take 1st right onto Camp Collier Road
Safety Equipment. Most of the state equipment carriage requirements are similar to federal laws. This primary list includes life preservers, fire extinguishers, signaling devices, visual distress signals, and navigation lights. In Massachusetts, life preservers are required to be worn by: (1) youth less than 12 years of age (2) personal watercraft users (3) waterskiers (4) canoeists/kayakers from September 15 - May 15. A boat owner or a boat's operator is responsible to ensure that passengers on-board wear life preservers as required. Additionally, the state requires that all motorboats (with the exception of personal watercraft) be equipped with an anchor, manual bailer, and line. A paddle or an oar is required on boats less than 16 feet in length. Motorboats towing skiers must also be equipped with a boarding ladder. Registration and numbering of all boats powered by machinery is required.
Here is the link with info on the Mass lead ban
If anyone has any suggestions for things theyd like to see on here, feel free to send them in. If its somthing simple like the notifications above, I can do it instantly. If its more complicated it will take slightly longer, but Ill get it done.