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March 9, 2013 - Lake Otay
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March 9, 2013 - Lake Otay 4 years, 6 months ago #201

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Dear Anglers,

The EL Cajon Ford Day Series held its 2nd team tournament event at Lake Otay on Saturday March 9, 2013. We had a field of 33 teams that came to fish in the rain with some of San Diego’s Top Anglers. We had signups at 4:30am with coffee and donuts. The weather was cold and rainy for most of the day that made for some tough fishing conditions for the teams that fished. Over all we had great tournament with some nice fish being caught, great payouts and excellent raffle prizes by our sponsors that support our series. The weigh-ins went very smoothly with new tournament scales and printers which help us get all the anglers off the water, fed, paid and head home with 1hour after the last team weighing in.

The winners of the El Cajon Ford Day Series went to Adam Hinkle and Jesse Hinkley with 5 bass limit that weighed 20.96lbs with a 7.61lbs big bass of the tournament. This team took home $ 2350.00 for first place and $500.00 for big for a total winning of $ 2,850.00 for the day. Congratulations Adam & Jesse for their win today as this moved them up in the over year to date standings.

Second place went to Bill Markham and Dale Swadley with 5 bass limit that weighed 14.41lbs with the third big bass of the tournament of 3.77lbs. This team took home a nice payday of $1,120.00 for their 2nd place finish. Markham and Swadley are currently sitting in 7th place in over year to date standings.

Third Place went to Rich Welch and Melvin Williams with 5 bass limit that weighed 12.89lbs. Welch & Williams took home $560.00 for their days work. Unfortunately, they did not have any big fish but a solid five fish limit. Welch & Williams are currently sitting in 4th pace in the year to date standings with their solid finish today.

We would like to thank all the teams that participated in the tournament today and supporting the new series. We would like to thank the sponsors of Fishing Marine Center for their Trophy Donation as the plaques were top notch and we appreciate the donation and your support of the series. Fish-in Marine Center also gave us $100.00 worth of gift certificates to raffle off to the anglers at the awards ceremony.

We would like to thank East County Bait and Tackle for their Phenix Rod donation that was raffle off at the end of the tournament to luck angler “Kevin Norling”. ECBT also gave us several hats, apparel and $200.00 dollars worth of gift certificated for to be used at their store. Thank you ECBT for your support of the series this means the world to SDTS as well as the anglers that won the prizes.

We would like to thank Lakeside Bait and Tackle for their donation of $100.00 of gift certificates that we raffled off at the award. Thanks Diane for your continue support of the El Cajon Ford Event we appreciate the support and we hope the anglers spend there gift certificates wisely.

We would like to thank Chris Marso from ABU Garcia for the his donations of the ABU Garcia Rod Reel Combo value at $350.00 for the Second Big Bass which went to the team of Stu Hinkle & Ed Wood. Chris Marso has always been a big supporter of the El Cajon Ford Events and we cannot thank him enough for his support and generosity.
We would like to thank Anglers Marine for their support of the new series with donation of hats, fish entire and $50.00 dollar Gift Certificate that we raffle off at the award. Thanks Art Bailey and Rick Grover for their contribution to the series and the fishing community as they have always looked out for San Diego Team Series and the El Cajon Ford Events.

We would like to thank John Cassidy fro Anglers Arsenal his donation of (2) $25.00 Gif Voucher for the El Cajon Ford 2-Day tournament which will be held in August. Thanks John for the Donation of the Vouchers we are sure the anglers that won these prizes will pleased to see their entry fees reduced for upcoming event that you conduct which is always a blast.

Lastly, We want to thank Paul Leader and John Blake from El Cajon Ford for their support in the San Diego Team Series Bass Fishing Event. Without their support, the El Cajon Ford Day Series tournament would not be possible and we can’t thank these two individuals enough for all that they do for the bass fishing community. If you looking for new or used car/truck please stop by EL Cajon Ford they will take care of you. Please keep in mind that El Cajon ford has the Quick Lane department so if you need you oil changed or new tires you can stop by and they can get this done while you wait. For more information regarding El Cajon Ford please visit their website at www.elcajonford.com.

For the full results and images of the tournament please visit www.sdteamseries.com and click on the day series and on the right side you will see the links for the results and photo gallery. Once again thanks to the teams that came out we had great time, fast weigh-in, and great BBQ by the BBQ pit to end the day.

These tournaments require a special staff and great sponsors in order to be organized and ran properly. Without these sponsors and my dedicated staff, we could not run the best circuit in San Diego. We would like to give a special thanks to my staff members for their continued support and dedication to the events

1. Weight Master - Woody Olson
2. Scale – Scott Ashley
3. Fish Biologist – Larry Botroff
4. Check-in Boat – Ron Overman
5. Photos and Staff Assistant - Regina Seaberg
6. Computer & Webmaster – Jason Sleight

Next month tournament will be April 13, 2013 at Lake Hodge. We hope to see another great turnout and better fishing as we enter into spawn time for the bass. We should have some serious weights so be prepare and come ready to have great day on the lake.

Regards,

Jim Sleight

Tournament Director
San Diego Team Series
Phone: 619-447-0244
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Website: www.sdteamseries.com
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