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2015 Grady-White Owners Club Extravaganza

2015 Grady-White Owners Club Extravaganza

Dear Fleet The weather continued its amazing run and blessed us with a perfect day. It seems lately that our events have become record setters and this was no different. Our September 2014 Perch Tournament broke the all time Perch turn out which was followed by the June 2015 Walleye record turn out. Not to be out done our Lake Erie Grady White Extravaganza had a record 18 owners attend. A total of 62 people enjoyed a nice summer “come by land or come by sea” event. After we gather up all the various shots, we will be posting series of photos on the SSM website and the Lake Erie Grady White Facebook that capture the glorious day. Thanks for all of the support from our volunteers, Tom Mack, the SSM staff and Grady White. We could not put on a such a quality…

Grady-White Owners Club Walleye Tournament – June 2015

Grady-White Owners Club Walleye Tournament – June 2015

Dear Fleet The 2015 Lake Erie Grady White Tournament results are in. We have set a Walleye tournament record for the largest number of boats entered (15) and the largest number of participants (71). Congratulations and thanks for the support. The field was quite challenged by the impact of the storms earlier in the week. Eleven teams choose to try for larger but harder to catch migrating walleye in the cloudy water in the central basin. Four teams decided to fish the clearer waters with more eager to bite by not quite as large walleye in the western basin. For a while it appeared that the Western Basin strategy was going to pay off big with all four teams in the top positions. Only two out of the eleven central basin teams were able to figure out a program to catch the central basin…

Dennis Hale

Dennis Hale

November 21, 2014 Dear Fleet We had an absolutely amazing guest at our November breakfast meeting. Just read the phrase below and you can get a feeling on how the tone was set for the entire session; “In the early morning hours of November 29, 1966, during a sixty-five MPH gale on Lake Huron, the 603 foot vintage Daniel J. Morrell (Great Lakes freighter) broke in half and sank with the loss of twenty-eight lives. My name is Dennis Hale and I was the only survivor of that disaster.” Eighteen of us gathered to here Dennis’ story. You could have heard a pin drop as he explained what happened and what he went through while he held on to a flat platform in 8 foot waves with outside temperatures in the 30’s for 38 hours. Certainly an unforgettable event. Below is a photo of…

Grady-White Owners Club Perch Tournament – September 2014

Grady-White Owners Club Perch Tournament – September 2014

September 24, 2014 Dear Fleet A record 14 boats and 56 captains and guests participated in our September 20th Tournament. We would like to thank all of our captains for their continued support. Lake Erie was her uncooperative self with wind speeds sustained between 14 to 17 miles per hour during the tournament. The winds were from the south and the west depending on your location on the lake. Waves were also reported to be 3 to 5 footers for those who were 4 miles or so off shore with more of a westerly blow. Even under these trying conditions there were a lot of jumbo perch caught. The results are as follows: Position, Captain, Inches, Boat Model, Boat Name 1st, Jason Brooks, 61″, 226 Seafarer, “JW” 2nd, Mike Manion, 59.375″, 208 Adventure, “Forever Three” 3rd, Rick Kovacs, 58″, 222 Fisherman 4th, Randy Smith, 54.875″, 226 Seafarer, “Time Aweigh” 5th, Donny…

Grady-White Owners Club Raft Up Video

Our Grady-White Owners Club fought rough waters and landed on Gilligan’s Island. The crew luckily had supplies to construct shelter, complete with decorations, grills and stoves, food and drink! In order to determine who would survive, games of feat were organized. Luckily, with great leadership everyone in the crew survived and returned safely to mainland. Rescue From Gilligan’s Island

Grady-White Owners Club 2014 Raft-Up

Grady-White Owners Club 2014 Raft-Up

Grady-White Owners Club Walleye Tournament – May 2014

Grady-White Owners Club Walleye Tournament – May 2014

Grady-White Perch Tournament

Grady-White Perch Tournament

Grady White Owners Club Raft Off September, 2013

Grady White Owners Club Raft Off September, 2013

Grady-White Owners Club June 2013

Grady-White Owners Club June 2013

We had a really great turnout at the Grady-White Owners Club event in June. See you again next year!