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Wilson Harbor Invitational Is Open For Reg.

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The WHI and GLSE would like to very much thank everyone for their input on the changes on the other thread.  To see and hear the strong support for salmon was positive and keeping it transparent should show the anglers that your input is important. The other changes were deemed best for the events growth.    The goal is to have another very successful event in 2020 with increased participation and a 50 boat field. Also, Non WHI participants can still participate in the 1K a Day as well as the Trout and Salmon Slam.

 

Registration is now open. 

 

http://wilsonharborinvitational.com/index.html

 

 

 

 

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I will add that there is also an early bird registration which  is due by day end April 1st.  Early birds have a chance at wining a Dreamweaver Lures package valued at $500 retail.(US value) Or (this is amended) can have their choice for a free entry into the UMS Challenge ($500 value).. Two options to choose from.

 

Good Luck !

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Any changes due to border closures?

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SIGH-really Doc.... TBD as of today, Canada and US closing all non essential crossings temporarily.

 

One day at a time Doc.

 

Capt Pete

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Due to the current state of the country, should this event be canceled what is GLSE and WHI policy for refunds? 100 % refund + The handling fee? Roll over to next year ? 

 

With states closing the boat ramps daily its probally going happen in New York sooner than later. There are no private boat ramps in wilson or olcott that I know of. 

 

Canada just closed bluffers park yesterday, not looking good for tightlines either.

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All,

 

Thanks for your patience PT, 

 

No decision has been reached to date on any of your questions or concerns and may not be until we see what further happens in NYS and Canada regarding this situation.  To cancel now, would be premature, even tho it's not looking good for a May event right now :(

However, we will remain optimistic for an improved situation soon. There is plenty of negativity surrounding many of us right now, we hear BAD news every day we wake up.  The WHI does not want to add to it by cancelling an event, just yet  that many look forward to.

Much will depend on ramps, marina closing etc... being closed or remaining closed (in May, June?) Things are changing almost daily, so.....(like the recent: are public ramps closed or open-for sure??)

Just had a Zoom meeting with NYDEC, OMNR, PFBC, MDNR and all said launches are open still??  Anglers are saying different, I get pics of ramps closed then someone shows pics of one open? (Al lot may have to do with "local" decisions/jurisdictions.  And I don't want to go there on this thread.  There are other threads for that but I was just showing an example.

There have been discussions of pushing the event back as needed, perhaps to the weekend of the Pro Am?  Since it was just cancelled.(Again, more bad news for many of us that look forward to that event)

There have been discussions of combining the spring KOTL with the WHI. (all optional and "talk only" for now)

This will impact deposits, refunds, deadlines, the early bird drawing, who can or cannot fish etc..

 

We will try to keep everyone informed  and as soon as we have the answer to the rest of your questions and will post them. Kevin is aware of this and this is obviously impacting his business at the marina, restaurant ,etc.. Like MANY of us.  

 

God Bless, keep your heads up, be safe, and try to stay positive during a very challenging time for all of us.

 

Captain Pete

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, dreamsteelie said:

All,

 

Thanks for your patience PT, 

 

No decision has been reached to date on any of your questions or concerns and may not be until we see what further happens in NYS and Canada regarding this situation.  To cancel now, would be premature, even tho it's not looking good for a May event right now :(

However, we will remain optimistic for an improved situation soon. There is plenty of negativity surrounding many of us right now, we hear BAD news every day we wake up.  The WHI does not want to add to it by cancelling an event, just yet  that many look forward to.

Much will depend on ramps, marina closing etc... being closed or remaining closed (in May, June?) Things are changing almost daily, so.....(like the recent: are public ramps closed or open-for sure??)

Just had a Zoom meeting with NYDEC, OMNR, PFBC, MDNR and all said launches are open still??  Anglers are saying different, I get pics of ramps closed then someone shows pics of one open? (Al lot may have to do with "local" decisions/jurisdictions.  And I don't want to go there on this thread.  There are other threads for that but I was just showing an example.

There have been discussions of pushing the event back as needed, perhaps to the weekend of the Pro Am?  Since it was just cancelled.(Again, more bad news for many of us that look forward to that event)

There have been discussions of combining the spring KOTL with the WHI. (all optional and "talk only" for now)

This will impact deposits, refunds, deadlines, the early bird drawing, who can or cannot fish etc..

 

We will try to keep everyone informed  and as soon as we have the answer to the rest of your questions and will post them. Kevin is aware of this and this is obviously impacting his business at the marina, restaurant ,etc.. Like MANY of us.  

 

God Bless, keep your heads up, be safe, and try to stay positive during a very challenging time for all of us.

 

Captain Pete

 

 

 

 

Thanks Pete. I think it's very reasonable to not rush to cancel. The south shore of Lake Ontario is probably one of the safest places to be--especially FIVE weeks from now. I am getting called/text/emailed constantly by concerned peers, restaurant owners, and clients who all desperately want the Country, State, and Fishery to open back up. 

I can imagine you are being asked many questions that you just cannot answer. Thank you for your dedication to the events. People need things to look forward to, especially at times like this. 

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Thanks VP for the reply, 

 

None of this stuff going on is welcoming but the goal is to try to have it.  Whether it's May of early June?  Not sure yet but , it's a wait a little longer and see.

 

The PA Fish and Boat just cancelled our small Trout Challenge event this week which is held in April and it didn't feel good being cancelled.  We had a format which would allow social distancing, text pic disclaimers, limited weigh-in procedure, etc...  all discussed and figured to keep all safe and within guidelines. But they cancelled our permit without consoling us and our "plan" . It was discouraging ! We're all  getting enough discouraging news daily so we don't want to add the WHI to that list.... yet....

 

That decision may not make everyone happy or one they agree with but that's expected. 

 

And, we all know fishing or lack of fishing is not the end of the world but people are going anyways and if we add common sense, fish with people (family?) or those who have been practicing safe social distancing practices, the potential risk can be eliminated.  Combine that with areas where Covid 19 has not been  a problem, such as the south shore of Lake O.

 

Let's see how things roll out in the weeks ahead.

 

Captain Pete 

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To all registered participants of the 2020 Wilson Harbor Invitational,

 

Deposit Balance Due

 

We have been keeping apprised of the daily changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and wanted to give everyone a few updates in regards to our 2020 tournament.  At this time, the event has not been cancelled or postponed. We are pushing the automatic balance due draft date from 05/01/2020 to 05/09/2020 in order to give us a chance to see what happens with the situation over the next few weeks.  At that time, we will make a decision on what to do in the best interest of our participants and will inform everyone as quickly as possible. 

 

Early Bird Prize Drawing

 

We offered entry into an early bird prize drawing for any team who registered prior to 04/01/2020 and Dreamweaver Lures has offered to pull the winner for us.  The winner will be announced but the prize will be held until we make a decision on the tournament.  If the tournament is postponed, the winner will have to be able to participate on the new tournament date in order to receive the prize. If the event has to be cancelled for 2020 then the prize will be cancelled as well.

 

Tournament Postponement / Cancellation

 

Once we have made a decision regarding postponing or cancelling the event, we will inform all participants in regards to how the new dates, refunds, tournament entries, etc. will be handled. 

 

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UPDATE:

 

The WHI is pushed back to weekend of June 6-7...

 

The spring King of The lake may also occur during the same weekend.  There will be  a dual port weigh-in (Canada and Wilson) All of this will depend on what  CND restrictions are in place by then???

(more to follow)

WHI

Any preregistered teams that cannot participate, should email Candie ASAP at:     [email protected]

The rules are the same (except dates and meeting procedures etc...) and deadline to register will be consistent with the original rules etc...

Elise K from Michigan won the Dreamweaver Lures early bird drawing this AM and the drawing was posted on the Fish Hawk Electronics FB page.

 

The 1K day (prorated based on entrants as noted in the rules) and Slam will also happen the week prior to the WHI event. 

Reminder: No spring LOC this year, but non WHI teams can play in the week long Slam and 1K a day.  (Pass that along to fellow anglers)

 

The website will be modified but registrations are open again and will be accepted up to  a week before the event (however, the event is limited to the 1st 50 teams still)

The rules will change also to reflect the social distancing requirements.  Expect virtual captains meeting, FB recorded weigh in, limited gatherings at weigh in and awards  etc...

 

However, the point of this message was to serve notice on the date change plus possible merging of the spring KOTL with the WHI weekend!

 

We expect an exciting weekend.

 

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UPDATE:

 

The WHI is still on track for the event, esp now as NY is loosening things up slow

 

 

Looks like KOTL is out for the possible dual even weekend. (taken from the FB page)

 

Let me start by saying thank you for your patience.

It’s been a trying time for all of us planning around the pandemic!

As most know us, we want to fish! We want to fish tournaments!

We were waiting for good news to happen on Monday the 11th of May from our government but unfortunately didn’t happen.

We are not postponing our spring event. We are officially cancelling the event for many reasons combined. This is a decision we took seriously. We looked at pros and cons as well as looking at all the obstacles in order to operate.

This is like a weather call, split decision and we understand both sides. It’s a no win situation for any of us running events.

We will be back on Labor Day weekend for our fall event and we anticipate a very good event.

For those who have entries paid and want to leave entry for fall event, your welcomed to and those who want their money back shoot me a text 9056513327 or email [email protected] and we will put back on your cards

Thank you for your understanding.

The kotl team

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On 5/12/2020 at 12:43 PM, dreamsteelie said:

 

UPDATE:

 

The WHI is still on track for the event, esp now as NY is loosening things up slow

 

 

Looks like KOTL is out for the possible dual even weekend. (taken from the FB page)

 

Let me start by saying thank you for your patience.

It’s been a trying time for all of us planning around the pandemic!

As most know us, we want to fish! We want to fish tournaments!

We were waiting for good news to happen on Monday the 11th of May from our government but unfortunately didn’t happen.

We are not postponing our spring event. We are officially cancelling the event for many reasons combined. This is a decision we took seriously. We looked at pros and cons as well as looking at all the obstacles in order to operate.

This is like a weather call, split decision and we understand both sides. It’s a no win situation for any of us running events.

We will be back on Labor Day weekend for our fall event and we anticipate a very good event.

For those who have entries paid and want to leave entry for fall event, your welcomed to and those who want their money back shoot me a text 9056513327 or email [email protected] and we will put back on your cards

Thank you for your understanding.

The kotl team

Just to clarify for the newer teams and visitors from outside the area--the WHI out of Wilson is still a go. the info below that is in reference to the "KOTL" event out of St Catherines Ontario, Canada. That event will hold its second leg on Labor day weekend. Hope to see everyone in June in Wilson. 

Thanks for the updates Pete.

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Just to confirm to everyone, the WHI is a go on June 6th, make up 7th.

 

Also, the salmon and trout slam and 1K day (prorated based on participation) will also be occurring the week days prior.  Daily weigh-ins will be at the Wilson gas Shack (only).

 

If you missed out on the annual spring LOC, then the salmon and trout slam and 1K day is just the right thing.  You can participate in these without competing in the WHI.

 

This will be the 1st event  for 2020, followed by the Orleans Open which is the following weekend.

 

That week/weekend will make a GREAT distraction from a lot of the negativity occurring.

 

Spread the word on the the WHI event, salmon and trout slam, 1K day and the Orleans Open (which has a few rule changes also like no observer and  a twist to the importance of the steelhead in this event)

 

See ya at the dock

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Just to confirm to everyone, the WHI is a go on June 6th, make up 7th.
 
Also, the salmon and trout slam and 1K day (prorated based on participation) will also be occurring the week days prior.  Daily weigh-ins will be at the Wilson gas Shack (only).
 
If you missed out on the annual spring LOC, then the salmon and trout slam and 1K day is just the right thing.  You can participate in these without competing in the WHI.
 
This will be the 1st event  for 2020, followed by the Orleans Open which is the following weekend.
 
That week/weekend will make a GREAT distraction from a lot of the negativity occurring.
 
Spread the word on the the WHI event, salmon and trout slam, 1K day and the Orleans Open (which has a few rule changes also like no observer and  a twist to the importance of the steelhead in this event)
 
See ya at the dock

Looking forward to both the WHI and the Oak. See everyone at these events.


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