The 9th annual “After Thanksgiving Invitational
Halibut Classic" took
place Saturday, November 29th under near perfect conditions. This year, 48 teams participated and a record 30 legal Halibut were called into tournament control.
The morning started off
with our first place sponsor “Team Defiance” and Eco Fishing Adventures calling in the 1st fish of the day at
7:43am, followed shortly after by team Blood Vessel
calling in a fish at 7:47am. It took nearly an hour before the next fish was called in by team Fire Escape
at 8:33am, only to be followed again by Team Defiance/Eco Fishing Adventures calling in their second fish at 9:13am. From
that point, hook-ups were called in pretty consistently throughout the day.
First place, sponsored by Defiance
Boats/California Offshore Marine, went to Team SlaughterHouse with a huge 41.5lb flattie, which earned them $1500 for 1st
place. SlaughterHouse covered the board and was entered into all of the side jackpots which earned them an additional $3590,
giving them a grand total of $5090!!
place, sponsored by Chingon Custom Metal Fabrication, went to none other than Team Boom Zing with their 29lb flattie and earned
Third Place and $300, sponsored by Dana Landing & Market, went to Team
Lucky Lei with their 24lb flattie.
Fourth Place and $200, sponsored by FishDope, went to Team Defiance Boats/Eco
Fishing Adventures with their 22.8lb flattie.
Thank you all for your continued
support and participation! We look forward to seeing you next year.
After Thanksgiving Invitational
Mike Petersen and Crew