It’s time for the 2017 Bonneville Bass Bonanza Tournament, a fundraiser for HOW

The 2017 Bonneville Bass Bonanza Tournament, a fundraiser for Heroes on the Water, is just around the corner! Now is the time to register for this great event that helps those who have given so much.

Registration Deadline: Monday, May 29th 2017
Event Date: June 3rd, 2017
Fishing Grounds: Bonneville Pool
Launch: First Light

Check-in Location: Waterfront Park, Near Lur Jensen Beach, Hood River  Weather dependent.

Check-in Deadline: 3:00 PM

We are excited to be using Tourney X this year, allowing those of you involved with Oregon Kayak Bass Fishing to add this event to your annual competition series. We look forward to it also benefiting HOW by increasing the number of participants!

If you are unfamiliar with Tourney X, you will need to register with them prior to the tournament. They will collect the registration funds and provide you with a code which will be used to record your winning fish. A photo of your fish and your registration code will be uploaded to Tourney X at check-in.

Log in / Register here for Tourney X and the BBB

The Bonneville Bass Bonanza will a single largest bass by length contest. Catch and release fishing ONLY!

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Qualifications for Fish Submissions:

  • – We will be using the rules standard set from Kayak Bass Fishing
  • – There will be no Captains Meeting for this event. Fishing commences in the Bonneville Pool when the tournament begins. “Weigh In” will be held at the Hood River Waterfront Park.

Anglers Must:

  • Fill out and sign a waiver before participating in the event!  If you haven’t signed a waiver, you cannot present photos to the “weigh-in” station. We will send you a waiver via email after registration closes and before the event you can email back to us.
  • River Level- We’ve had a crazy winter so the Columbia is high. We expect it to remain so for the next couple months. This shouldn’t effect most good Bass areas. It will make for a stronger current when you get in areas with a current. So please be mindful. We don’t want to have to come and get you in Cascade Locks:)
  • – Wear a PFD and appropriate immersion gear for the days temp and water temperatures – AKA dress appropriately.
  • – Fly a safety flag while on the water.
  • – Propel themselves to and from the fishing grounds.
  • – Carry a valid fishing license and follow ODFW/WDFW Regulations pertaining to the Bonneville Impoundment
  • – Release fish unharmed
  • – Actively seek to minimize impact on motorized vessels (at the launch and on the water)

We are excited about this event and raising funds for one of our favorite organizations, HOW!

If you have any additional questions, please contact us at: fishing@kayakshed.com

2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Young Gun Division Winners

When we created an under 21 division, we knew the Young Guns would come in, barrels blazing, and set the bar for creativity. They did not disappoint! Remember these names, we’re sure you’ll be hearing more from all of them soon!

Fourth place – Cooper Fitch

Kayaking is Fun from Cooper Fitch on Vimeo.

Third Place – Matias Meneses (password: meneses)
West Coast 2015 (Meneses Productions) from menesesMatias Meneses on Vimeo.

Second Place – Trent McCrerey

Browner Daze from Bad Productions Kayaking on Vimeo.

First Place – Liam Field

Liam and Knox Liquidlogic Highlight reel from Liam Field on Vimeo.

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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Amateur Division Winners

Last Friday night, the Hood River and local paddling communities came out in force to celebrate their own and to raise money for an amazing cause, First Descents! An estimated 250 people ate, drank, cheered for their friends and learned how First Descents can profoundly affect the lives of young adults “Out Living” cancer.

We’re already looking forward to next year’s event (and hope you film makers are as well) but thought we’d share some of the video highlights from this year’s winners! And remember you can always join us in supporting First Descents at firstdescents.org or by volunteering with a camp that’s local to you.

The Amateur division winners are:

3rd Place – Dan Patrinellis (this is an edit of the film shown at the Film Fest):

Chelan 2014 from daniel patrinellis on Vimeo.

2nd Place – Nick Hymel:

Clean Lines, Good Times from IKNick on Vimeo.

1st Place – Ali Casas:

ALI CASAS – Gorge Paddling Film Festival 2015 from SB Productions on Vimeo.

Congats again to all of our Amateur division winners and stay tuned for our Young Gun division winners!

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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Zeal Optics Package

Many, many thanks to the fine folks at Zeal Optics for coming through in the 11th hour! When they found out we had a tie in the Young Gun division and needed a little love for a 4th winner, they picked up the phone and offered some sweet prizes!

We have yet to see the shades they’re dropping off, but we’re sure they’ll keep our winner looking stylie on and off the water.

Thanks, Zeal, for hooking up our Young Guns & helping raise funds for First Descents!

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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Here are the Finalists!

The panelists have spoken! Here are the finalists for the 2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival (in alphabetical order):

2015 Young Gun finalists 
(we have a tie, so 4 films will be shown!): 
Cooper Fitch
Liam Field
Matias Meneses
Trent McCrerey

2015 Amateur finalists: 
Alicia Casas
Daniel Patrinellis
Nick Hymel

2015 Pro finalists: 
Rush Sturges
Rush Sturges
Serrasolses Brothers

Those attending the film fest will choose the placing: 1st, 2nd and 3rd – so come out and support your buddy, hero, neighbor or cousin-in-law that made it to the finals! If you don’t know a finalist, come and be an unbiased voter! We have a ton of raffle prizes – all attendees get one raffle ticket and there will be additional tickets for sale – all proceeds, of course, will go to First Descents!

We look forward to seeing all of you Friday night!

6:30pm : Doors/LWS race registration
7:00pm : Young Gun videos/voting/raffle
8:00pm : Amateur & Pro videos/voting/raffle
10:00pm : After party

 

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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : NRS Package

We have saved one of the very best packages for last! When NRS heard we were throwing a party to raise money for First Descents, they stepped up in a big way! The winner of this package is getting a brand spankin’ new kit, from helmet to kicks: an NRS Flux Drytop, a WRSI Current Pro helmet, an NRS Zen Rescue PFD AND NRS Velocity Water shoes! Many thanks to the folks at NRS for donating an amazing prize package and congratulations in advance for the lucky winner of all this booty!

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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Sweet Helmets Package

What’s Sweet-er (hah!) than a new Sweet Wanderer Helmet? How about a new Sweet Wanderer helmet, a new Sweet sweatshirt AND a new pair of Sweet shorts! Any way you cut it, that is a SWEET deal for one of the lucky winners of the Gorge Paddling Film Festival!
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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Chaco prize

What paddler does not love their Chacos? Loyal, trustworthy, throw them in the river to wash them… kind of like your dog. With less fur (hopefully). The Chaco package has a little something for you and a little something for your best friend: a new pair of Z1 or Z2 Chacos, a new Chaco belt to keep the sag at bay and to help you open those apres paddle root beers AND a leash and collar for your four legged BFF. You and your best fuzzy bud will no doubt be a hit with all of the objects-of-your-affection at every take out!
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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Dolla Bills for the Pros

We’ve been posting some great prize packages for our winning Young Gun & Amateur division film entries – (with two more to come from Sweet & Chaco) but what about the pros? It’s like your grandma at Christmas – what do you get the person who has everything? Well, we’re hoping the pros will appreciate the same thing Grandma does: cold, hard cash! With $750 for the winner, $300 for 2nd place and $200 for 3rd, we’re looking forward to hearing about the spa trips and other splurges that will no doubt be happening in the ranks of the Gorge’s professional paddling/film making elite after payday at the Gorge Paddling Film Festival!

 

 

 

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2015 Gorge Paddling Film Festival : Important Update!

We are incredibly excited to announce that we are partnering with World Class Kayak Academy to move the date of the film fest to correspond with the Little White Salmon race! The new date for the film festival is May 1st, the new deadline for submissions is April 24th – giving you all an extra week to put together fresh footage!

Doors will open at River City at 6:30pm and we’ll start rolling film at 7pm to make sure there is plenty of time for the Young Guns to have their footage shown and to vote! We’re excited to have the kids from WCKA participating on the Film Fest and know having them involved will raise the bar in all of the categories!

Questions? Feel free to see additional details and hit us up with any questions on our event page: gorgepaddlingfilmfestival.com.

 

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