August 10-13, 2017.

Thursday: Welcome Reception with Open Bar, Raffle, Captains Meeting, Departure, Fishing begins.

Friday: Fishing, Scales Open Til 7PM.

Saturday: Fishing Scales Open Til 7PM Open Bar, Dinner.

Sunday: Awards Breakfast 9AM.

45th NOIBT Ad

The 2016 Ladies Tournament had 22 boats in the fleet after 4 had mechanical/conflict issues. Six anglers turned in billfish tags – three blue marlin, three white marlin.  Plenty of tuna was caught, but no wahoo and a few small dolphin.  Brian Authement reigned as our Grand Kahuna.

Who will be the First Place Boat for the 44th Annual Invitational and represent the club at the OWC?? Please see the attached Invitational rules and entry form.

44th Annual Invitational Itinerary
Wednesday

* Kick Off Cocktails and Dinner – Tournament Covered
Thursday

* 10am – 2pm Registration

* 12pm Cocktails

* 3pm hors d’oeuvres – tournament covered

* 6pm Captain’s Meeting and Raffle

* Boats Depart after Captain’s Meeting
Friday

* Weigh In 12pm – 7pm
Saturday

* Weigh In 12pm – 6pm

* 7pm Weigh In Dinner – Tournament covered
Sunday

* 9am Awards Breakfast

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“41” REELIN’ IN THE SUN
LADIES INVITATIONAL
HOSTED BY NOBGFC

CALLING ALL LADY ANGLERS!!! KICK-OFF LUNCHEON AT COMMANDER’S PALACE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22ND AT 11:30 FOR ALL LADY ANGLERS TO MEET THE COMPETITION (email beth@boatstuf.com to reserve a place-BRING CASH OR CHECK TO BETH FOR $30).

OUR FUN-FILLED WEEKEND BEGINS THURSDAY JULY 7 WITH COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES AT CYPRESS COVE. CHECK-IN BETWEEN 3 AND 5PM WITH MANDATORY CAPTAINS MEETING AT FIVE! PORT EADS WILL BE SERVING DINNER THURSDAY AND FRIDAY SO MAKE YOUR OWN DINNER RESERVATIONS. CLUBHOUSE RESERVED FOR TOURNAMENT. LINES IN AT 6AM FRIDAY, JULY 8 AND OUT SATURDAY, JULY 9 AT 4PM. BOATS MUST BE AT CYPRESS COVE BY 7PM! COCKTAILS AND CATERED DINNER WITH AN 8:30 PM AWARDS CEREMONY WITH BAND PARTY TO FOLLOW. GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER AND RESPOND ASAP!!    

THANKS, SALLY, BETH & LESLIE

LADIES TOURNAMNET FLYER AND REGISTRATION FORM 2016

Opening Tournament “unofficial” results – Congrats to the Big Boyd and Playmate for tagging blues in the Opening Season Tournament.  Big Boyd continuing on last year’s success took First Place with Playmate in Second.  Done Deal released a blue as well.  Reports of terrible weather on the Friday of the tournament with hail offshore and wicked sea conditions.  Saturday cleared up and there was a nice NE to SW rip running to the Mars Complex.  Several 120# – 150# tuna were caught on the rip along with many wahoo and mahi.

Ladies Tour '14 (40)The NOBGFC Ladies’ Committee is working on their budget and would like to see how many boats they should plan for this year on July 7 – 9. It is a big effort and very hard to estimate shirts, ditty bags, meals etc. We are not looking for a definite “I will be there”, but would like to know who is likely.

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Weather Routing Inc has reactivated the SeaWeather account, where NOBGFC anglers can create their own complimentary trail from today through the 2016 New Orelans Invitational Tournament. To access to this service Click Here.

mgfc-marlinuniversity-02Cypress Cove Marina will host the first Marlin University in the US this September. This will showcase our fishery and home along with a great opportunity to learn form the best in our backyard. Stay Tuned for more details.

NOIBT_Port Eads_High Adventure Edits-6 – Register with Joe Yurt at JAYurt@bellsouth.net – 504.512.5305. This must be done before the start of fishing at 6am on the first day.
Tournament Lodging – The NOBGFC has both camps reserved for the NOIBT and the Ladies Invitational, but reservations are still required. The remaining 7 regular tournaments are on a first come first served basis, so you are encouraged to reserve early with Port Eads.
Weighstation – On regular tournament weekends, Joe Yurt will staff the weighstation at Port Eads on Friday and Cypress Cove on Saturday. The weighstation at Cypress Cove closes at 9pm on Saturday. The NOIBT and Ladies will announce their weighstation locations and hours.
Non-Tournament Weekend Lodging – Reserve your lodging with High Adventure by calling Port Eads at 504.308.1602. Lodging is first come first served.
Meals – All meals must be reserved with High Adventure by calling Port Eads. If you do not reserve your meals, there may not be enough food to serve your crew.

NOBGFC General-2Please congratulate new board members Brian Authement on the Playmate and Kipp Creed on the Targeted Species. The board is very excited to have these two long time, successful, and aggressive fishermen as trustees of the NOBGFC.