Riptide Rendezvous group shot

Group shot of the first Riptide! Photo by Ramilo Delos Reyes

Here are the results from the 2017 Riptide Rendezvous:

“Tough” does not come close to describing the fishing. While fair fishing was found in the days preceding the event, Saturday found larger waves, an abundance of kelp and weeds on the beach, and a scarcity of fish. Everyone still had a great time, and the food and raffle were outstanding.

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Riptide Rendezvous Historic Moment

Michael Miller did not know it at the time but he just won first, most and biggest fish. Photo by Ramilo Delos Reyes

First Fish, Largest Boney Fish, Most fish:

Angler/Tyer: Michael Miller / Joseph Mueller

Cartilaginous Fish (not-quite-fair-hooked)

Tie

Angler/Tyer: Ken Oda / Jim Small, and Jon Avery / Joe Budenholzer

And a big “THANK YOU” to all the volunteers that made the event possible:

Master-of-Ceremony:

The casting clinic never stopped...

Jim Solomon hard at work. Photo by Ramilo Delos Reyes

Al Quattrocchi

Spotters:

Steve Piper (Team Leader), Richard Kanner, Earl Arnold, Tim Postel, Gary Bulla

Casting Clinic /Coaches:

Jim Solomon (Team Leader), Nicholas Blixt, Al Quattrocchi

Rich and Julie Bollinger hard at work!

Rich and Julie Bollinger were the prime cooks with assistance from Prez Bill O’Kelly and webmaster Greg LaPolla. Photo by John Frazie

Cooking Detail:

Rich Bollinger, Judy Bollinger, Carl Laski, Greg LaPolla

Event Staff:

Bill O’Kelly, Suzi Wright, Tom Wright, Michael Schweit

Contributing Photographers:

Ramilo Delos Reyes, John Frazier, Susi Marney-Wright