Although many teams found the fishing to be somewhat tough at last month’s series opener, there were a dozen fish over five pounds brought to the scales, including two fish over ten pounds. In fact, it took a 9.37 pounder just to make third Big Fish. Sean James and Tim Grinolds of Simi Valley won that contest with an outstanding 5-fish limit weighing 35.89 pounds. Their limit included a 10.65 pounder, the largest of the tournament.
For you nostalgia buffs, it was at last July's J&T Tackle Night Team Tournament Series event where James and Grinolds set a new all time series record winning weight with their phenomenal 46.06 pound 5-fish limit. The pair went on to nearly repeat this incredible winning weight one month later with a 41.84 pound limit.
The entry fee for the July 26th Lake Casitas night tournament is $125 per team and there will be four side option pools available; a $20 Big Fish option, a $10 and a $20 Top-3 option, and the popular $20 "All American" option. All options will be paid back 100%. There is a 125-team limit for the tournament and the starting order will be determined by a random drawing at the 5:00 PM meeting. Late sign-ups (space permitting) will be accepted at the Lake Casitas snack bar on Saturday afternoon, July 26th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. No entries will be accepted after 5 p.m., or once the 125-team field is filled - no exceptions. The remaining series events will be held on August 16th and September 13th.
For further information about the 2003 J&T Tackle Night Team Tournament Series or to get an entry form, call J&T Tackle at (805)527-7653, or stop by the store located at 1750 E. Los Angeles Ave. in Simi Valley. Co-sponsors of the 2003 J&T Tackle Night Team Tournament Series are: Anglers Marine, Shimano, Maxima, Phenix Rods, Harris GMC, Lucky Craft, Osprey Lures, Roboworm, Kaenon Eyewear, Bass Medics, Cul-M-Rite XL, and WON BASS.