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bluehunter
06-24-2010, 11:57 AM
Taking names and getting it together for the final event of the year for wccm.

Meeting place - Westmorland Park
Date - August 7 2010 - 8am-8am Sunday morn
Categories - Single biggest flat first thru third place and 5 channel stringer first thru third place.

Both categories paid out at 50%, 35%, and 15% of total deposit.

Fee - $35 per person

$20 going to Flathead deposit. 1st thru 3rd
$10 going to channel category. 1st thru 3rd
$5 going towards club costs and fees.

Set your dates.

Rules:
.Anglers can fish any and all waters of the imperial valley minus private/personal lakes where the general public can not fish
. Participants must reister prior to fishing in event or make pre arrangements via pay pal. Visit wccm page for details.
. All DFG rules apply as well as approved baits and presentaions.
. Fish must be freshly caught - not overly stiff or badly discolored - Try to keep your catch alive.
. No exchanging of fish.
. Only one winner per category and one fish or stringer per category.
. Arrive on time for weigh in. Try to arrive 30 minutes prior.
. Anyone who breaks rules or is ticketed by DFG for breaking rules is disqualified.
. Have fun at event.


Anyone and everyone is welcomed tp participate in event. T shirts will be on deck as well as window decals. If interested in purchasing such product let us know in advance so we know what to bring. More details to follow in the upcoming weeks. Interested sponsors pm me with details. Look forward to seeing yall.

B


1. Bluehunter +1

bluehunter
06-24-2010, 09:17 PM
1.Bluehunter +1
2.Team760+1
3. Liteline21
4. monster cat

bluehunter
06-24-2010, 09:29 PM
Dubbed Term - Catfish on Da Prowl.


This is your chance to get into some flatheads. You do not need a boat. Just need youself, a few supplies, maybe a tent, a grill, ice chest and drinks, and your good fun and personality. This has been an awesome year for wccm. The best yet. Lets bring the last event of the year to an end in style and fun.

Open waters for good catfishing are the
.All American Canal
.Highline
.Alamo
.Coachella

and various other waters.

.Mainline bait and tackle in El Centro will have the giant goldfish just like the last event. Plus you get a 10% discount on any product purchased in the store if you mention West Coast Cat Masters.

.Bait is abundant in local lakes such as gills.

Spots are open all up and down the river and canals that are highly accessible even driving your car or RV up to such spots depending on where you want to fish.


See you all there. Last event in May produced flatheads up to 40 pounds and numerous 20-30 pound quality flat flats and stringers of channels. See ya there.

Here is a vid of last event in May.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hz4SDb57nbw

bluehunter
06-25-2010, 01:42 PM
1.Bluehunter +1
2.Team760+1
3. Liteline21
4. monster cat
5. Syko450 +3 or 4

GREENSTINKYFEET
06-27-2010, 09:10 AM
I m planning of being their with a friend. Marco

DockRat
06-27-2010, 09:02 PM
and various other waters.




You guys ever go try West Main Canal ? It runs right near Westmoreland.

It is W of the New River near Forrester. I have no idea how they got the canal over the New River since it is fed by the All American that comes from CA/AZ border, some how it comes from east then ends up on the west side of the New River valley ???

:Shocked: Just spent 10 minutes zooming in on the canal. The have a bridge with 2 giant pipes that carries the All American over the New River.

Pretty cool, zoom in and check it out.

http://mapsof.net/imperial_county

Remember it is dangerous and illegal to swim in the canals. :Rolls Eyes:
When I lived there always in the paper is stories of people dieing in the usually getting sucked into the gates.

Good luck in the contest. DR

Here is some more 'various waters' canals :LOL:


e Type County USGS Topo Map Elevation Lat Long
2 Schali Drain Canal Imperial Holtville East Unknown 32.771N 115.342W
2-C Number 1 Drain Canal Imperial Holtville East 26 feet 32.785N 115.278W
Acacia Canal Canal Imperial Holtville West -16 feet 32.764N 115.471W
Acacia Drain Canal Imperial Holtville West -23 feet 32.775N 115.474W
Acacia Five A Drain Canal Imperial Holtville West -33 feet 32.778N 115.492W
Acacia FIve B Drain Canal Imperial Holtville West -26 feet 32.766N 115.494W
Acacia Five Drain Canal Imperial Holtville West -10 feet 32.752N 115.466W
Acacia Lateral Eight Canal Imperial Holtville West -39 feet 32.797N 115.489W
Acacia Lateral Five Canal Imperial Holtville West -20 feet 32.760N 115.487W
Acacia Lateral Five A Canal Imperial Holtville West -30 feet 32.781N 115.482W
Acacia Lateral Four Canal Imperial Holtville West -13 feet 32.760N 115.478W
Acacia Lateral Nine Canal Imperial Holtville West -59 feet 32.809N 115.465W
Acacia Lateral Six Canal Imperial Holtville West -30 feet 32.789N 115.474W
Acacia Lateral Six A Canal Imperial Holtville West -33 feet 32.789N 115.491W
Acacia Lateral Ten Canal Imperial Holtville West -43 feet 32.804N 115.493W
Acacia Lateral Three Canal Imperial Holtville West -13 feet 32.752N 115.470W
Acacia Twelve Lateral Canal Imperial Holtville West -52 feet 32.815N 115.493W
Acacia Twelve Lateral Canal Imperial Holtville West -59 feet 32.821N 115.497W
Acatia Drain Six A Canal Imperial El Centro -39 feet 32.792N 115.502W
Acatia Lateral Eleven Canal Imperial El Centro -52 feet 32.820N 115.501W
Alamitos Canal Canal Imperial Calexico 3 feet 32.730N 115.457W
Alamitos Canal Lateral Eight Canal Imperial Calexico 13 feet 32.723N 115.441W
Alamitos Three Drain Canal Imperial Calexico 20 feet 32.690N 115.440W
Alamo Canal Canal Imperial Yuma West 121 feet 32.726N 114.721W
Alder Canal Canal Imperial El Centro -23 feet 32.761N 115.520W
Alder Canal Lateral Two Canal Imperial Calexico 3 feet 32.714N 115.483W
Alder Drain Canal Imperial Calexico -10 feet 32.734N 115.496W
Alder Drain Eleven Canal Imperial El Centro -39 feet 32.789N 115.515W
Alder Lateral Eleven Canal Imperial El Centro -33 feet 32.774N 115.518W
Alder Lateral Five A Canal Imperial Calexico -16 feet 32.742N 115.500W
Alder Lateral Seven Canal Imperial El Centro -39 feet 32.796N 115.510W
Alder Lateral Six Canal Imperial El Centro -20 feet 32.753N 115.513W
Alder Two Drain Canal Imperial Calexico Unknown 32.718N 115.482W
All American Canal Canal Imperial Midway Well 125 feet 32.705N 115.059W
All American Drain Eight A Canal Imperial Calexico 10 feet 32.680N 115.466W
All American Drain Five Canal Imperial Bonds Corner 39 feet 32.676N 115.356W
All American Drain Four Canal Imperial Bonds Corner 43 feet 32.679N 115.332W
All American Drain Thirteen Canal Imperial Mount Signal -7 feet 32.660N 115.638W
All American Drain Two Canal Imperial Bonds Corner 43 feet 32.706N 115.261W
All American Drain Two Canal Imperial Bonds Corner 43 feet 32.703N 115.284W
Ash Drain Canal Imperial Holtville West -3 feet 32.759N 115.413W
Ash Drain Thirtyseven Canal Imperial Holtville West -23 feet 32.778N 115.461W
Ash Fifteen Drain Canal Imperial Holtville West -3 feet 32.751N 115.422W
Ash Four Drain Canal Imperial Calexico 16 feet 32.702N 115.421W
Ash Lateral Fifteen Canal Imperial Holtville West -3 feet 32.752N 115.435W
Ash Lateral Forty Canal Imperial Holtville West -13 feet 32.773N 115.419W
Ash Lateral Fortyfive Canal Imperial Holtville West -43 feet 32.800N 115.431W
Ash Lateral Fortyone Canal Imperial Holtville West -20 feet 32.781N 115.422W
Ash Lateral Fortysix Canal Imperial Holtville West -52 feet 32.805N 115.439W
Ash Lateral Fortytwo Canal Imperial Holtville West -30 feet 32.796N 115.415W

http://www.topozone.com/states/california.asp?county=Imperial&feature=Canal

bluehunter
06-27-2010, 10:37 PM
Thanks for the info DockRat. I have not tried the west main - I am sure that team760 who lives in Westmorland has as wel as other people. I have the people always list the waters they fish in teh event and we had a few people that fished it for channels.

B

bluehunter
06-27-2010, 10:38 PM
1.Bluehunter +1
2.Team760+1
3. Liteline21
4. monster cat
5. Syko450 +3 or 4
6. greenstinkyfeet+ 1

bluehunter
07-10-2010, 04:33 PM
On deck to join as a sponsor in the event is Zendejas hardware. Zendejas will offer some prizes in our Imperial Valley event. Plus they will also be adding larger goldfish to the arsenal as well. This event will be sponsored by 2 major sponsors in Mainline bait and tackle and Zendejas hardware.


Add your name to the event by copying and pasting your name as I will check out the thread every now and then so feel free to update it yourself by adding your name.

Again we will meet at Westmorland Park - same location as last May event on August 7th 8am. Flyers and other interest has already been generated locally so join the crowd. This is the last event of the season for wccm and will also be the event to crown the winner in the points award. For updated stats see web page. Talk to you soon and see ya there.

B

bluehunter
07-10-2010, 04:42 PM
1.Bluehunter +1
2.Team760+1
3. Liteline21
4. monster cat
5. Syko450 +3 or 4
6. greenstinkyfeet+ 1
7. Mangles +1
8. Desertcatrat +1

bluehunter
07-16-2010, 04:38 PM
1.Bluehunter +1
2.Team760+1
3. Liteline21
4. monster cat
5. Syko450 +3 or 4
6. greenstinkyfeet+ 1
7. Mangles +1
8. Desertcatrat +1
9. Mudcatboy

bluehunter
07-22-2010, 07:42 PM
A few have inquired about the updated point thru the first 3 tournaments. here they are.

UPDATED POINTS THRU THE FIRST 3 TOURNAMENTS ITS CLOSE AND STILL ANYONES CHANCE

Morgan b.- 9
Ryan W.- 8
Jake G.- 8
Reuben M.-6
Earl S.- 5
Eric W.- 5
Joe A.- 5
Ross G.- 5
George W.- 5
Todd A.-4
Chad M.- 4
Brian C.-3
Jeremy W.- 3
Kurt W.- 2
Darian R.- 2

The last event of the 10 season will be August 7th and the points will come to a conclusion then and the winner will get the rod & reel. See you at the event.

B

bluehunter
07-23-2010, 08:56 PM
Tournament promo link right here. Be sure to check it out.

One small mistake - Meeting will take place at Westmorland park in Westmorland, Ca as stated earlier in this thread. Disregard Mayflower park in the video as it was a mistake. Thanks for viewing everyone. See you there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8J8T-tt4Ac

bluehunter
07-24-2010, 11:01 PM
.Bluehunter +1
2.Team760+1
3. Liteline21
4. monster cat
5. Syko450 +3 or 4
6. greenstinkyfeet+ 1
7. Mangles +1
8. Desertcatrat +1
9. Mudcatboy
10. Eric, Morgan,Kurt ,possible

bluehunter
07-26-2010, 06:31 PM
1.Bluehunter +1
2.Team760+1
3. Liteline21
4. monster cat
5. Syko450 +3 or 4
6. greenstinkyfeet+ 1
7. Mangles +1
8. Desertcatrat +1
9. Mudcatboy
10. Eric, Morgan,Kurt ,possible
11.CDOUBLE +1

fullstringer
08-02-2010, 07:05 PM
fullstringer+1

bluehunter
08-02-2010, 08:50 PM
Event is up and coming. See everyone this weekend. Keep in mind we have two sponsors of this event in Zendejas hardware as well as Mainline Bait and Tackle. Both parties graciously donated items for this weekends event. Its on and cracking this weekend. See ya there.

B.


BTW if you are a facebook freak like me you can Like the facebook WCCM page at

http://www.facebook.com/pages/WCCM-Catfishing/147439101935372

You can find updates and events there as well.

B

bluehunter
08-02-2010, 08:51 PM
1.Bluehunter +1
2.Team760+1
3. Liteline21
4. monster cat
5. Syko450 +3 or 4
6. greenstinkyfeet+ 1
7. Mangles +1
8. Desertcatrat +1
9. Mudcatboy
10. Eric, Morgan,Kurt ,possible
11.CDOUBLE +1
12. Fullstringer+1

bluehunter
08-04-2010, 02:23 PM
Advertising has been implemented in the local IV area to beef up interest so there will be some added participants as usual from that. A few more days left and is ready to get my flatheading on. West Best yall. See ya there.

B

bluehunter
08-04-2010, 03:14 PM
This just in. Our Sponsor Mainline has donated 30 dozen crawlers to give out for baitmaking as well as other products. Plus Zendejas is also donated packages and is making a trip to get in some nice goldies for those who will visit the Calipat area.. Thanks to the two sponsors. Its on and cracking. What a way to end the season, and look forward to seeing everyone there.

B

bluehunter
08-05-2010, 12:21 PM
Count down is on. See everyone Sat. After the festivities on Sunday morning I have to shoot back to L.A. to catch a flight to Atlanta and then to New York for a familiy comittment and death. I will upload the pics from the east Coast and do the video from Atlanta after I leave the Metro area of New York and jersey so expect the video a week later will do that at my moms house. Report will still come after the event from club members. Can not wait. Lets do this.

B

bluehunter
08-06-2010, 08:00 AM
Getting ready to leave in a few hrs. Here is the article to read about . See yall soon.


http://www.ivpressonline.com/articles/2010/08/06/sports/sports01.txt

Coach D'
08-06-2010, 04:57 PM
13. Bones +2

bluehunter
08-06-2010, 05:08 PM
.Bluehunter +1
2.Team760+1
3. Liteline21
4. monster cat
5. Syko450 +3 or 4
6. greenstinkyfeet+ 1
7. Mangles +1
8. Desertcatrat +1
9. Mudcatboy
10. Eric, Morgan,Kurt ,possible
11.CDOUBLE +1
12. Fullstringer
13. Bones +2

bones
08-06-2010, 08:47 PM
Can somebody PLEASE tell me who this OTHER Bones is?

God....Can't people come up with their own names without just changing the first letter to a cap?

Imposter.....LOL

bluehunter
08-07-2010, 04:43 AM
LOL with bones. Yeah we joked with him about the name. That is his nickname. Good name though. : ) Especially when it comes to dominoes.

DockRat
08-07-2010, 07:35 AM
Imposter.....LOL

www.identityguard.com :ROFL:

bluehunter
08-08-2010, 03:33 PM
Thanks to the people for making Canal Expedition 3 an awesome event. Lots of giveaways and great people. Thanks to Zendejas and Mainline bait and tackle for providing us with great prizes for the raffle. All went well. The channels put on a clinic this weekend some nice size ones. Also there was a few good flats topped by a 21 pounder. Due to me having to get ready for a flight in a few hrs to the east coast for a few weeks I can not give a thorough report in time - so Todd will give the run down and the details. I should be able to chime in from Jersey in a few days or so and my own pics and vid to come by next week from the the ATL. Thanks everyone for a great weekend and keeping it positive. Talk to everyone soon.

B

flytyingreloader
08-09-2010, 01:09 PM
BH--

Ya gonna put the slay on some bluefish while yer in NJ? :) I would be sorely tempted, for certain. Have a good trip.

Coach D'
08-12-2010, 06:43 PM
I've been called Bones for the past 39 years. "ooo, ooo, ooo he took my name!" How lame Mr. Pirate

bluehunter
08-13-2010, 10:08 AM
BH--

Ya gonna put the slay on some bluefish while yer in NJ? :) I would be sorely tempted, for certain. Have a good trip.

I would if I could. Been busy up here lately but my cousins been telling me about it. Next summer I will be here longer in the Jersey and New York area and will get involved then and try it out. Have to get ready for leaving back to Georgia home in a few days and will be busy there to doing things around the house property related and visiting folks. Will wet a line in a few weeks back in Cali. Thanks for the well wishes.

bluehunter
08-13-2010, 10:11 AM
I've been called Bones for the past 39 years. "ooo, ooo, ooo he took my name!" How lame Mr. Pirate

Coach will holla after I get bac home. Tell ur boys thanks for coming thru and we all should get together to fish again sometimes. Maybe for the flathead fall bite.

Hitts0n
08-14-2010, 12:45 AM
i've been called bones for the past 39 years. "ooo, ooo, ooo he took my name!" how lame mr. Pirate

lmfbao!!!!! Ooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhh!!! Lmao!!

bluehunter
08-21-2010, 02:11 PM
Video of event coming next week after I get back to Cali I been gone since after the event visiting family and taking care of business in Jersey and back home in Ga. Some nice pictures to upload will follow then as well. Stay tuned. Back to Cali in a few days.

B

bluehunter
08-31-2010, 03:36 PM
Here are a few pictures. Sorry for the delay but with the East coast and south trip and parenting duties and obligations I been super busy lately and have not been able to get things done until now. Video to come later working on it tonite.

bluehunter
08-31-2010, 03:42 PM
Write up from Todd.

RESULTS ARE IN..... First of all a big THANKYOU to everyone who participated, helped, fished, and anything else this tournament and this year.....
The day was hot and the night was real nice...We had people from LA, Ontario, IE, La Mesa, Indio and of course the imperial valley...Zendejas Hardware in Calipatria and Mainline Bait and tackle in El Centro donated a bunch of prizes for the free raffle at the end of the tournament... raffle prizes included rod/reel combos, tackle boxes, hats, coozies, swimbait packs, a big diawa spinner reel. The fishing was decent, with some nice flatheads and some monster channel stringers showing up..we had 30 adults and 14 kids participate. It was great to see the families show up..Brian will be posting pictures and videos of the event real soon...also the points finalisation will be posted in a day or two...HERES THE WINNERS AND WHAT WAS CAUGHT......

FLATHEAD DIVISION...
1st- Ryan W. 21.8 lb from the alamo...also caught 9.47 and a 5.86 lber
2nd- Vern S.- 9.98 lb from the alamo
3rd- Darian R.- 7.16 lb from the alamo
4th- Todd A.- 5.73 lb from the alamo
5th-John K.- 2.22 and 1.25 lbs from the alamo

CHANNEL DIVISION..5 FISH STRINGER...
1st- Morgan B.-26.80 lbs from finney lake
2nd- Vern S.- 22.64 lbs from the all american canal
3rd- Eric W.- 21.69 lbs from finney
4th- Javier A.- .66 lb from the central main

KIDS 5 FISH CHANNEL DIVISION.........
1st- John C.- 12.98 lb from the highline
2nd- Juan J.- 8.20 lb from the central main
3rd- Steve J.- 6.95 lb from the highline
4th- Isaac A.- 5.15 lb from the central main
5th- Angel B.- 3.92 lb from the holtville drain...also weighed in a 5.20 and 3.46 lb flathead
6th- Jeramiah L.- .63 lb from the tammarack canal
7th- Mya L.- .39 lb from the tammarack canal

THANKS again to everyone...good fishing, GREAT people and a positive experience...thats what its all about....pictures will be coming......
TODD

bluehunter
09-01-2010, 07:27 AM
Video of event here. Seperate from raffle section for time sake. Raffle vid will come later as we gave out a lot of prizes thanks to our sponsors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IgoKmqXb3c

bluehunter
09-01-2010, 10:50 PM
Thanks goes out to Zendejas hardware and also Mainline bait and tackle for giving out fishing rods, fishing tackle, gift certificates, and for sponsoring the event. Much appreciated for the gifts. Lots of people walked away with great prizes in the event and it all went well.

Here is a video of the raffle and we look forward to seeing everyone again in 2011. Same locations and same ambition - monster flatheads and channel stringers as well as a good time. Take care everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQ6n5lzhLUs