Cholla Bay 4 Life
Yea I would LOVE IT if there was a "derby" or "tourney" in October. I just think over the last decade or so the wind pattern has changed in which the April winds are now lasting much longer and into May. Those are the spring Santa Ana winds that come across from west to east with the jet stream. I watched something on PBS I believe it was about how the jet stream has become more erratic over the last 20 years and the peaks between oscillations is growing so the jet stream has effectively widened it's wave pattern.Well I see your point! I'm also a fan of that idea, I've never really done derby's before until this one, I was disappointed when JJs stopped doing theirs, I was looking forward to it. However I still really enjoy doing this as well since it's an excuse to get some extra time down there.
The wind sucks, it's easier for me mostly surf fishing that stuff if I can find a good spot. I think maybe trying it in October like JJs did would be a blast.
There are plenty of people down there to manage the scales, or hey even a phone call to get someone in to weigh some fish when they come in.
Maybe we will get lucky this coming weekend!
I think moving the derby to May or June could open up the possibility for more "acceptable water condition" days. Or like I said, opening it up to any day in a given period so that you give people a chance to decide when they can get down and get their boat out on the water.
Essentially, we have to start thinking outside the box to continue to establish and grow the membership and participation of the Cholla Bay Sportsmens Club and outside participation. If it's continually windy and people are wasting money to come down I think that could kill participation and interest levels.
Just thoughts on the matter. Nothing is right or wrong when you're brainstorming.