Jacksonville Classic TournamentTournament Location : Jacksonville, Florida Angler Participation : Vincent S. Rinando Jr., Captain Filip Spencer, Clint Barghi, Sam Rinando, Jeff Herman, Rick Spillman Date : May 2-9, 2010 Conditions : Temp 90' Sunny with occasional winds Tournament Results
Team Ocean Kayakís traveled to Jacksonville, Florida for the Jacksonville Kayak Fishing Classic. There were 430 kayakers entered in this tournament and well over 600 people attended the captainís meeting and weigh in.
The team rented a nice house on the beach in St. Augustine and we had a great time hanging out and relaxing. We learned one valuable lesson on this trip to Jacksonville, if you want to catch fish in Jacksonville, youíll have to use bait.
Team mate Clint Baghi caught what was probably one of the only slams on artificial, unfortunately his trout was undersized and didnít count. Captain Filip Spencer was asked to speak at the captainís meeting, and it was great exposure for the team and a fun trip. Captain Filip Spencer, Clint Barghi and Rick Spillman drove the teamís trailer from Texas, while Vincent, Sam, and Jeff flew in a couple days later. It was amazing to see that many kayakers at a tournament and shows that one well run tournament held each year can be successful.