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Fishful Thinker

FishFest 2019 - fish, food, prizes, and fun!

Post By: Fishful Thinker      Posted: 5/31/2019 7:36:46 AM     Points: 10859    
Hey all, the 8th annual Fishful Thinker's FishFest is coming up June 23rd at Horsetooth Reservoir's South Bay Pavilion! Once again we'll have lakeside lunch, fishing seminars, a full boat of companies on board to make sure the raffles are awesome and of course fishing. All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club.

Dan Swanson, Ronny Castiglioni and Chad LaChance will be there and we hope you are too! You can get more details or lunch/raffle tickets here...

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Thanks for spreading the word! CL


 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 9, 2:59:15 PM     Points: 10859    
Raffle prizes are arriving...Camp Chef sent a stove, Dutch oven and grill/camp tool set, Outdoor Edge sent a few of their new ReelFlex Fillet Knives and Edge X sharpeners, OtterBox sent a Venture Cooler and several Elevation tumblers, Sportsman's Warehouse sent a bunch of Gift Cards totally more than $250, Pedersen Toyota provided several free oil change certificates, BUllhide 4x4 provided a bunch of gift cards, and Berkley bombed us with soft baits, hard baits, line and more. Tons of other stuff is still on its way. Get your lunch and raffle tickets soon! CL

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 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Jun. 9, 3:30:31 PM     Points: 2031    
Fishful,
Although I won’t be able to attend the lunch and festivities, will I still be able to buy a raffle ticket or two. Do I need to be there in person if I should be fortunate enough to be a winner?
 Reply by: Neyet Stalker      Posted: Jun. 9, 11:43:39 PM     Points: 5135    
Looks like a good time!
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 10, 9:53:16 AM     Points: 10859    
Skiman you'd need to be present to win. We'll be drawing numbered tickets and also don't want to be shipping coolers, stoves, etc. You sure you can't make it??? CL
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: Jun. 10, 2:05:20 PM     Points: 2031    
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend. Thanks for the response, and I hope your event goes well. Ski
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 12, 1:55:51 PM     Points: 10859    
How about $500 in gift cards??? Sportsman's Warehouse just stepped up their support so we'll now have several gift cards to raffle off. Who needs some new gear and tackle? CL
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 13, 4:20:57 PM     Points: 10859    
OtterBox has now stepped up to provide two of their awesome Trooper 20 soft coolers and a bunch of Elevation tumblers in various sizes and colors. This raffle will be stacked! CL
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 15, 4:33:33 PM     Points: 10859    
Fishful Thinker guides' break out session seminars are set...

Dan Swanson will present "sonar/GPS fundamentals...set-up, adjustments and use".

Ronny Castiglioni will present "finesse jigging"

Your truly will present "casting accuracy and line control"

Hope to see y'all there. CL
 Reply by: wolf_tracker      Posted: Jun. 17, 5:38:14 PM     Points: 1378    
Is this event one day or all week end?
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 18, 9:39:57 AM     Points: 10859    
wolf_tracker it's Sunday June 23, 8am-1pm. CL
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 20, 1:09:38 PM     Points: 10859    
Hey all, FishFest is this Sunday 8a-1p at Horsetooth Reservoir's South Bay Pavilion. Water is up and the fishing is good right at the venue. You dont have to pre-register...you can purchase the $5 lunch (which includes a raffle ticket) and additional raffle tickets (3 for $10) on sight with cash or credit card.

Raffle prizes include a Camp Chef Explorer Stove, OtterBox Trooper coolers and Tumblers, $100 Sportsman's Warehouse gift card, Outdoor Edge knife sets, Pedersen Toyota Free oil changes, Bullhide 4x4 gift cards, and a slew of items form Abu Garcia, Berkley, Johnson, Dynamic and others.

We'll have root beer floats for the kids as well as folks to help them fish. If you have kids/adult tackle, bring it and we'll help you rig it if needed.

Dan Swanson, Ronny Catsiglioni, and yours truly will present short seminars.

All proceeds benefit Boys & Girls Club. Thanks and see you there! CL
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 21, 11:36:24 AM     Points: 10859    
Raffle loot! CL
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 21, 7:03:54 PM     Points: 10859    
FishFest 2019 seminar schedule:

9:00am Dan Swanson Sonar/GPS Set-up and Use.

10:00am Ronny Castiglioni Finesse Jigging Fundamentals

11:00am Chad LaChance Casting Accuracy and Line Control

11:30am Chad Knot Tying Instruction

You can fish the whole time...these are break-out sessions for those interested. If you have need help rigging your own tackle (especially for kids) we will help, and we'll have some kids tackle on hand to loan out on a need basis. Bring your adult tackle...fishing is good right around the pavilion for bass and panfish!

Both lunch ($5) and raffle tickets (3 for $10) can be purchased on site, cash or credit...and lunch includes one raffle ticket!

Hope to see you 'Thinkers there! CL
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: Jun. 22, 11:47:35 AM     Points: 1519    
See you tomorrow and looking firward to supporting the Boys & Girls Club! Nice work Fishful Thinker
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 22, 9:28:05 PM     Points: 10859    
Thanks a, b or c...I appreciate it! CL
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: Jun. 23, 2:01:59 PM     Points: 1519    
Great event, good time had by all and a decent turnout for the weather. I didn't win anything but many people walked out of there with some serious gear! Glad to help support the Boys and Girls Club.
 Reply by: Buck_Wheat      Posted: Jun. 24, 7:59:27 AM     Points: 445    
And now we know the secret to winning big prizes. Buy $150 of raffle tickets online! Great event for a good cause.
 Reply by: Fishful Thinker      Posted: Jun. 24, 10:10:29 AM     Points: 10859    
Thanks a ton to those who attended! Also thanks to the companies that made it possible. Lots of fish got caught, lots of prizes went home, and many hot dogs and root beer floats were consumed. The weather wasn't exactly great but folks toughed it out. Thanks again! CL


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