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Hammond River Classic 2011
« on: December 24, 2010, 09:52:35 PM »
Mark your calendars folks! July 16 & 17, 2011! The Hammond River Classic will be taking place in full force! This multi-species event will be part of the CKA Cross Country Tour, and will take place on the Hammond River in Nauwigewauk, NB. Headquarters will be at the Hammond River Angling Association lodge, like last summer. Free camping will be available on site, with restrooms available in the lodge. As this event takes place on tidal waters and since it's catch/photograph/relese, no license is needed! (even for out-of-province/international participants!)

Like last year, on the first day (the 16th) camp set-up will take place, followed by the bar-b-cue and captain's meeting. The social with live entertainment will follow.  Bright and early the following morning, fishing will begin at 6am and will resume at 4pm with "weigh-in" and awards ceremony.

To sign-up for the tourney, as well as additional information (maps, directions, etc), please visit http://xkfx.ca/2011_cka_cross_canada_tour/hammond_river_classic .
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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 10:49:22 AM »
I can't wait man! Last year was awesome!

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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 11:28:16 AM »
Good news! the event might be covered by CTV!  ;D Long story: I just got interviewed by CTV News about fundraising $100k for the Search & Rescue organization I'm with, and the interviewer (Mr.Mike Cameron) noticed my CKA sticker on my truck and we started talking about kayak fishing off camera. He said he'd like to cover the tourney. Yee-ha!

By the way, we sure could use your support! Just go to this site: http://www.refresheverything.ca/lostwithoutyou and vote for us!  :)
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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 11:32:00 AM »
Thats great JC! Keep us posted on that stuff!

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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 06:45:40 PM »
Good news! the event might be covered by CTV!  ;D Long story: I just got interviewed by CTV News about fundraising $100k for the Search & Rescue organization I'm with, and the interviewer (Mr.Mike Cameron) noticed my CKA sticker on my truck and we started talking about kayak fishing off camera. He said he'd like to cover the tourney. Yee-ha!

By the way, we sure could use your support! Just go to this site: http://www.refresheverything.ca/lostwithoutyou and vote for us!  :)
This year there seems to be a lot more people should be a great tourny again

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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2011, 07:27:42 PM »
Just to reiterate, the Hammond River Classic is a species tournament, which means the winners will have caught the most individual species of fish. This makes for an interesting tournament as anglers who are proficient at catching a few species don't necessarily know how to catch ALL available species, and therefore must hone their lesser skills to compete. It makes for an even playing field for everybody. In the event of a tie, total fish lenght will be the tie-breaker. But beware: If Jeff has a 5 foot sturgeon and a 19 inch smallie, and Dave has an 8" yellow perch, a 9" white perch, and an 8" pumpkinseed, he beats Jeff. So don't go spending most of your day trying for the long fish like sturgeon and the eels. Concentrate on numbers, not lenght.
Again this year, a garbage bag of trash picked-up during your day along the river bank will count as a fish species.

Here are the available species within the tournament boundaries:
-Smallmouth bass 
-Largemouth bass
-Stripped bass
-Chain pickerel
-Atlantic Sturgeon
-Shortnosed Sturgeon
-Yellow Perch
-White Perch
-Pumpkinseed
-American Eel
-Brown Bullhead (Catfish)
-Brook Trout
-Sea-run Brook Trout (will count as an individual species if caught)
-Tiger Trout
-Rainbow Trout
-Brown Trout
-Sucker
-*** There are also a few varieties of hybrid fish which, if caught, will count as individual fish species. You will know you caught one, as you will ask yourself "what the heck is THIS?"***

You still have two months, folks! Better do your homework and figure out how to catch the most variety on this list!
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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2011, 10:38:52 AM »
Garbage pickup along the river is always fun!
Good thing it's catch and release.. otherwise, where would I put my fish??!

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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 12:49:11 PM »
good on ya for picking up the trash though!!


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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 01:39:59 PM »
The HRAA and the community thought that was such a good idea last year, that they requested we do it again this year. Everybody had a lot of fun with that, too.

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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2011, 02:24:37 PM »
So, since this IS in tidal... are we good for multiple lines in the water simultaneously as we were ok for in the NB Paddlers Derby? I don't think that question came up last year.

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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2011, 03:23:56 PM »
Yes, multiple lines are allowed.

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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2011, 09:55:15 PM »
Not like fishing multiple lines is easy mind you... esp if the darn bottom feeders are hitting like they were at NB Paddlers derby!

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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 09:16:16 AM »
What I was doing was trolling with a top water for shad/white perch and a deep water for stripers. Also, while anchored I had one line at the bottom with a worm ball, while I was casting for bass and such. I wouldn't have had two lines on the bottom at the same time, as you're asking for trouble the way the catfish were hitting!

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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2011, 03:19:56 PM »
I'm all paid up for the derby folks, you're stuck with me now. Anyone want to fill me in on where all the fish are?
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Re: Hammond River Classic 2011
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 09:14:26 AM »
Ryan, check out the hotspot map on the website. That's just a general idea, as there's fish quite litterally all over the place there. The trick is to use your expertise to find where what specific fish you're after are: i.e.- river junctions for big bottom feeders like sturgeon, eels, catfish, etc; piers or other structure for panfish, perch, etc.; fallen trees, big rocks for smallies; weedlines for pickerel; channels and deep holes for stripers; connecting inlets for white perch, fallfish, etc,; and the list goes on!
I'm hearing reports that shad are still in the area, and a friend of mine caught a SMELT on a fly this week!
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