The balance of payment for the Texas Bluewater Blowup '06 is in the mail and should be on the way to Freeport soon. We have ordered the shirts, and they are to go to the printer today.
Menu prices are continuing to be finalized with the intent to try to bring the cost down as much as possible. It looks like we got a few extra goodies on the menu, more on that as the trip gets closer.
Bellyup and I discussed some options for the trip regarding fishing styles and techniques and after he talks to Captain Frank, he'll be offering the ideas to the group.
As of this point, it's just a matter of the group focusing on teamwork, friendship and helping out. Do that and be aware of your surroundings when the bite is on and everything will be fine.
Mudskipper explained to me the way the Big E tags it's big fish and how they keep the smaller fish chilled.
He and Bellyup will hopefully talk about this and then Bellyup can let Captain Frank know what the charter wants to do regarding fish care.
Bellyup will coordinate the fishing ideas when he has talked to everyone, either email or posting up here and on 360tuna, so look for that.
What is left is:
Piggy perch patrol if possible for the group the day before and the day of the trip, and considering the gratuity situation. Again, Bellyup will have suggestions on that.
Lodging and a pre-trip meal the night before. We got a few folks that asked to reserve rooms as well as few have expressed an interest in the pre-trip meal. Please let us know as by September 8th we will want to make reservations for Thursday night lodging and the dinner.
Drinks: Please remember as of now drinks of any kind are currently not a part of the menu package, but as we get to the final expense, we will see if we can get the group water, tea, or other non-alcoholic drinks within the $35 cost. Stay tuned for that a bit later.
As a business we would like to recommend real moderation with alcohol while on board. This is not an alcohol free trip, but the reason you are there is to fish. Alcohol induced problems will be dealt with quickly. Just a friendly reminder and suggestion.
With as many groups going, it might be a good idea to consolidate the drinks into one or two ice chests for each group as to cut down on space on the boat.
Couple of notices:
Deep Blue Gulf: we emailed you and haven't heard back, please contact us to make sure we got everything in order for you.
Mike in Woodlands: expect an email from us soon with a few questions.
TJ: Would a 360tuna pool wager be acceptable for the big tuna and non shark other fish? Or does that run into problems? Kind of figuring on taking offers to buy a spot on picking the big tuna and big non-tuna in return for couple of good offshore fishing prizes. Let me know if that's OK or not.
BTW, I know who my pick would be.
Final stretch now, so folks if there is anything needing to be asked or requested the time is now.
Everyone has our office and my mobile number and email address so holler at us if you need something.
TBB 06: Sponsored by: www.360tuna.com,www.2coolfishing.com, www.ringedhooks.com, www.seamagiclures.com Ocean Tackle International, Inc, & Grandads Fishing Tackle.