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visionquest

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Wilson Harbor Invitational
« on: January 24, 2020, 06:31:15 pm »
Here are a few items regarding the 2020 WHI being held may 16th-make up day 17th

Web site will be updated and finalized in 7-10 days and on line registrations taken.  The trout and salmon slam will have same format as well as 1K a day.

Update:
See new post with web link and teaser video

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Re: Wilson Harbor Invitational
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020, 09:03:18 am »
If anyone fishing or plans on fishing the WHI and has any brief input on a few of the major changes, please submit a brief reply.  Tournament organizers are always looking for ways to increase participation, or give events a new twist, or make changes due to comments from the past events. Like the dropping of the observer rule.  Could be a good or bad thing but its a hangup for many and adds a body to someone's boat. So, proposing to drop it, may be a liked change and increase participation?

Last year's WHI went very well, payout was as good as it can get for the number of participants, weigh in went fast and was very well run.

This years biggest proposed changes are: no observer (LD test in lieu of), 8 rods from (6), Canadians fee is at par, so it may increase CND participation?, 7 fish max weigh (all could be kings or a combo of kings BUT 2 lake trout max)in an effort to possibly take some pressure off kings, put some pressure on trout and possibly create a different strategy. (King only guys might prefer a king only format-diverse guys may like an event with a twist similar to many south shore NY events which allow trout) and king-laker box is consistent with the week long trout and salmon slam leading up to the WHI.  

Also keep in mind, the LOC is also occurring that week and includes those two species as well.

Those are the major changes occurring as the teaser video indicated.

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Re: Wilson Harbor Invitational
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020, 01:51:57 pm »
Any reason the fishing must be kept to the US side?

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Re: Wilson Harbor Invitational
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2020, 02:44:30 pm »
Good question.  Kevin (runs event at his Marina) discussed this yesterday AM with me.  I contacted Kark-2 Fish and notified him, the border would possibly be opened up.

So, yes, its possible and it would be great to hear some feedback from the CND fisher folks...

Since the observer requirements lifted and there has been recent "written" clarification about the issue of crossing back and forth.  It makes more sense to allow it, he says.


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Re: Wilson Harbor Invitational
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 08:13:57 pm »
Just checked the websites rules

Looks like the Canadian waters are open, but kings and cohos only
6 fish total

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Re: Wilson Harbor Invitational
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 08:46:57 pm »
A new thread was started in tourney section with web site link and teaser video. 

Thanks bigbus