FISH TAILS/TALES AT THE KISMET INN
3rd Grady-White Owners’ Tournament on the
South Shore of Long Island Saturday October 16th, 2010 out of the Kismet Inn on Fire Island.
By Chris Bellinzoni
Hail to the Happy Group
The 3rd Annual Grady-White Owners
Tournament was held at The Inn on Saturday October 16th. Despite gust up
to 40 MPH 44 anglers and 10 boats competed for Stripped Bass and Bluefish.
Top honors went to John "Moon Child" Gerrity who brought the winning
Bass to scale weighing in at 23.10 lbs. Honorable mention goes out to the crew
of the local Kismet boat "Grey Goose" who not only participated
in this year's event, Jeff and his crew of local "ringers" competed
in this years tournament decking their best in 3 years!
After a rough and tough day on the
water fisherman, friends and family enjoy the comforts and warmth of the
Kismet INN. The day's event was sponsored by Spellmans Marina at Al Grover's
High & Dry Marina
The women who wait…..
Real men doing real men things
Mine was bigger……..
The 16th Annual Kismet Inn Stripped Bass and Bluefish
By Chris Bellinzoni
took place on Saturday October 23rd.
Once again this year the event sold out in under 2 hours, 2 weeks prior to
tournament day! Some consider this event to be one of the most competitive on
the Great South Bay as it chums in many of the
Cash prizes were awarded to the top 3
place fish in both Strapped Bass and Bluefish categories. The Inn's Weigh Master Jeanine Cole declared Anthony Romano's
28.5 Lb Bass the first place winner in that category. I'm told this cow
fell to a diamond jig in the early morning well to the east in 40 feet of
Local Kismet favorite Charlie
"Manna's Place" Hollinger decked the 2nd place Bass of 24 Lbs on
Kismet local Timmy Burke's stealth black Scout. The very respectable 3rd
place Bass, angled by Ron Squire tilted the scale at 23.6 Lbs.
Yours truly fishing with my
son Christopher on our 26' Fortier "Four Bells"
decked 2 in the top 10 Bass this year hanging both the 5th and 7th place
Stripped Bass. We started fishing this top-shelf event 6 years ago with the
idea of "participating" in another great Kismet weekend. Dare we
think we're starting to compete on the "visitor’s rink"? Ya gotta
love drift'n and dream'n or stay tied to the dock!
The 1st place Bluefish, a 15 pound
tackle buster, fell to a casting plug and was captured on Phil "West
Side Story" Halpern's Regulator. Phil and his crew decked 3 Bass and 3
Blues within a 30 minute span to start the day, all bested on
Swapping Fish tales over a brew – the