by Phil Celmer
(from Jersey Coast Anglers Association April 2004 Newsletter)
Mark your calendar for June 12th (fishing) and June 18th (ceremony). This year’s tournament promises to be the best tournament in Jersey Coast history: super port prizes - 120 of them - and a fun time for all while you help JCAA maintain its ability to fight for your fishing rights. This tournament, in its tenth year, is now one of the largest fishing events in the country.
The Jersey Coast Fluke Tournament is a unique concept that will again have twelve ports with each one having its own mini-tournament with its own set of not 9, but 10 prizes for 2004. The fantastic Trump Marina Hotel Casino and JCAA will sponsor the first place prizes. We are especially pleased that Fisherman’s Headquarters, port LBI, will be sponsoring their local port. This year each of the twelve first place prizes will be $1,200. Our second place sponsor, Boater’s World, has a generous second place prize of a $750 gift certificate good in all Boater’s World and Ritz Camera stores. Raymarine has upped their third prize to a state of the art DS4000X T/M Digital High Definition Fish Finder. Additional port sponsors include: Abu Garcia/Fenwick, Canyon Gear International, American Fishing Wire/Hi-Seas, Reel Saver and New Jersey Angler Magazine and others.
This year we will be giving away over $110,000 in cash & prizes. Each contest is held at one of the twelve ports from Jersey City in the north to Fortescue in the south with each port serving as its own weigh station. Your crew, with up to six anglers, will compete for 10 prizes at the port you select.
All participants are automatically eligible for the Grand Prize Cobia 184 center console with a 4 stroke Yamaha outboard and LoadRite trailer. This fantastic fishing package will be awarded to a lucky angler after the huge door-prize drawing at Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City the following Friday, June 18th. Thanks to Rich Pasko’s efforts this year door prizes are on track to really create some happy anglers at the ceremony. Due to your input much more additional seating will be available and 25% off dockage is available the day of the ceremony. If you and your crew arrive at Trump Marina Hotel/Casino before 3:00 P.M. you will each receive (up to 4 per entry) a $5.00 coupon for dinner at selected restaurants. There are limited hotel rooms available at Trump Marina Hotel/Casino at a special JCAA price, so call early. Mention JCAA Fluke Tournament and group reference: FLUKE 04 when you call 1-800-777–8477.
The new Cobia boats with Yamaha engines are available at Statewide Marine Services, Mantoloking, NJ, Ph. 732-793 6730 or All Action Motor Sports in Marmora, NJ, Ph. 609-390-2303. The 2004 JCAA Fluke Tournament T-shirt is now posted in color on our website. We may not have all sizes available at the Awards Ceremony and you won't want to miss this year's great shirt and hat design. Last year many people were disappointed because we ran out of shirts at the Awards Ceremony. If you have questions call 732-506-6565 or visit the website at http://www.jcaa.org for Fluke Tournament T-Shirt Order Forms additional information, links to sponsors and tournament entry forms.
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