Our day started with a 3:30 a.m. alarm going off and a 4:30 a.m. departure to be there by the 6:30 a.m. rendezvous time. The weather forecast was mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a daytime temperature of 65 F (17 C).
Around 8:30 a.m, everyone gathered for last minute instructions and then the teams were off to fish the morning session. I stayed ashore to help out where needed.
Everyone returned to shore at noon for a sack lunch provided by the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and then it was back to fishing for the afternoon.
Barbecued chicken and ribs, baked beans and potato salad were devoured by the hungry participants. It was delicious!
The day's activities wrapped up with the awards ceremony. Karl's team took first place in the team event, and two of his team also earned individual awards. Brandon had the most points overall and Cindy had the most trout points.
Thanks to Johnson Outdoors, Ocean Kayak, Clay Butler Guide Service, Northwest Adventure Center on Ft. Lewis, Backpackers Supply, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and Slowmoe's Catering for their support of this great event.