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Membership and Club Events => Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic => Topic started by: cousinlll on September 09, 2014, 05:10 PM

Title: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: cousinlll on September 09, 2014, 05:10 PM
The 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic will be held the weekend of Friday, October 3rd thru Sunday, October 5th at Roosevelt Lake - Grapevine Group Site - Goose Loop.  This is our club's annual fall campout, fishing derby and open meeting.  The Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic is not only open to all AZCA members, but registered users of this website along with their families are welcome to join us for a fun filled weekend.

Camping:
We are camping for the weekend at the Grapevine Group Site campgrounds in the Goose Loop.  The Goose Loop has its own centrally located restrooms, water spigots, one 110v outlet, a community fire pit, covered Ramada’s w/ picnic tables and charcoal BBQ grills. Plenty of room for a good time! Surrounding the center gathering area are approximately 20 individual campsites, each with parking, a picnic table and a fire pit. There are NO electric or water hookups at the campsites.  Please see the attached "Camping Form" for more information.  One thing to note, the Goose Loop will be available to all reregistered users of this site beginning on 3pm Friday, October 3rd.

AZCA Members Only Day:
AZCA Member's Only day will be on Thursday, October 2nd.  The Goose Loop will be open starting at 9am for AZCA Members ONLY to start setting up camp. 

Fishing Derby:
The club will have a fishing derby on Saturday, October 4th from 6am to 3pm.  Prizes will be awarded to derby & big fish winners.  This is a private event for members of the Arizona Crappie Association, registered users of www.azcrappie.com and their family.  Please see the attached "Fishing Derby Form" for more information along with the derby rules & regulations.  The Chamberlin Cup will once again be awarded to the derby winners - here's your chance to get your derby team's name engraved on the Chamberlin Cup.

AZCA Open Meeting:
The official AZCA club meeting will be on Saturday, October 4th around 4pm.  This will be the final open meeting for this year for those interested in prospecting or possibly joining the Arizona Crappie Association.

Fish Fry and Potluck Dinner:
Also on Saturday, October 4th starting around 5 - 5:30pm the club's fantastic fish fry and potluck dinner begins.  If you're joining us, please bring a dish to pass. 


Schedule of Weekend Events:
Thursday 9am - AZCA Members Only Day
Friday 3pm - Non AZCA members who are camping with us can enter the Goose Loop and set up their camp site.
Friday 5pm - The AZCA will provide the charcoal for an open BBQ/ grill dinner. There are 2 massive grills with plenty of room for whatever you want to cook.
Saturday 6am - Fishing Derby begins.  Please see the attached "Fishing Derby Form" for more info along with the rules & regulations.
Saturday 3pm - Derby weigh in back at the Goose Loop group site where we'll announce this year's "Chamberlin Cup" champions.
Saturday 4pm - Open AZCA Meeting held by Club President Tom Larson, along with a few words from Art Chamberlin.
Saturday 5pm - Fish cleaning, fish fry and pot luck dinner begins
Sunday 8am - pack out begins, everyone has to be out no later than noon or when the last AZCA member leaves the site.

Hope to see you there…..
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: sandman on September 09, 2014, 07:34 PM
We will be there Thursday around noon.

Bringing the fryers.

Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: Piscolli on September 14, 2014, 05:56 AM
We may not make it until Friday night but we are coming, and we're coming for the Chamberlin Cup!
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: Fish Hawk on September 14, 2014, 08:30 AM
I'll be there first thing Thursday morning. Team _______ is in the house to win....
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: Rob on September 14, 2014, 05:19 PM
You guys have a fish off going on? :sign0151:
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: Get The Net on September 15, 2014, 09:32 AM
I will be participating.   Sounds great. I attended the Derby last year but was unable to complete because of a family emergency. I'm looking forward to this one.  I do have a couple of questions in regards to the membership process.  How does the open meeting work. My wife and I are  interested in becoming members.  We both are retired Military and love Crappie fishing. Can someone give me a call or email me at your convenience as to how it works.  520-508-1788 or dirtyred5858@gmail.com. We live part time at Roosevelt Lake so if there is anything we can do to help. Just let us know
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: sandman on September 15, 2014, 11:13 AM
I will be participating.   Sounds great. I attended the Derby last year but was unable to complete because of a family emergency. I'm looking forward to this one.  I do have a couple of questions in regards to the membership process.  How does the open meeting work. My wife and I are  interested in becoming members.  We both are retired Military and love Crappie fishing. Can someone give me a call or email me at your convenience as to how it works.  520-508-1788 or dirtyred5858@gmail.com. We live part time at Roosevelt Lake so if there is anything we can do to help. Just let us know

Hey Dwayne, we were wondering what happened to you guys. Hope everything is OK now.

You guys have been to one open meeting. Show up for one more open meeting, fill out an app, pay your pro-rated dues and we will vote you in. Full dues will be due again in the spring.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: cousinlll on September 15, 2014, 12:30 PM
Email sent…..
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: OneBlade on September 15, 2014, 03:44 PM
You guys have a fish off going on? :sign0151:
Yep, see links at top of this thread (the first post).
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: o from wi on September 22, 2014, 06:47 AM
Looks like we will be heading south this wed. (9/24) I plan to make the BHCC but it will be a close call. "If" I get there I can clean fish or whatever,,, I will also bring my generator again. Not sure "if" John is going to make it,, I my have an open seat. Lots of "IF's" but it's the best I can do today.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: sandman on September 22, 2014, 07:48 AM
Thanks for the update Orrin.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: Fish Hawk on September 25, 2014, 07:12 AM
Just a little over a week away  :headbang:
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: cousinlll on September 29, 2014, 07:53 PM
To the Top - See you guys there…….

Oh, and don't forget to print out both the Camping & Derby forms and bring them with you!


And last weekend's weather posts was moved here: http://www.azcrappie.com/forum/index.php/topic,2485.0.html
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: cousinlll on September 29, 2014, 08:11 PM
And unless somebody has already picked some up - I'll get the charcoal & lighter fluid for the community BBQ grill for Friday night.

Don't forget a bit of firewood for the community camp fire
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: TRITOON on September 30, 2014, 07:34 PM
Good luck everyone. Sure wish we could be with you all. Be safe and have a great time. Hope to see you on the next one.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: cousinlll on September 30, 2014, 09:19 PM
Long time since we've had a Tritoon sighting & post!  Hope all is well in your household. See ya soon
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: wadefisherman on September 30, 2014, 09:38 PM
I'm not going to be able to attend this event, you guys have fun! Oh & try to catch some fish!
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: IAMMAC on October 01, 2014, 07:43 AM
Since my partner  :iagree: is out, im out too.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: sparkchaser on October 01, 2014, 10:12 AM
Since my partner  :iagree: is out, im out too.
Greg...Never taking away from the master crappie guy Brian, probably the only guy I know that listens to the same music as me, and always puts fish in the boat. I have a back seat available if you are interested.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: TRITOON on October 01, 2014, 03:05 PM
I'm not going to be able to attend this event, you guys have fun! Oh & try to catch some fish!
Catch fish???   What a concept, never thought of that at these functions.
 LLL    thanks for the thoughts, we are gaining on things and hope to be all well and back in action soon.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: sandman on October 01, 2014, 07:04 PM
Wade, hope things get better soon. Sounds like there will be plenty of food if you guys can at least make it up for dinner on Saturday. Tell Patty that we're making jalapeno hushpuppies!


Is the Grapevine ramp in the water?
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: IAMMAC on October 02, 2014, 07:14 AM
Since my partner  :iagree: is out, im out too.
Greg...Never taking away from the master crappie guy Brian, probably the only guy I know that listens to the same music as me, and always puts fish in the boat. I have a back seat available if you are interested.

I really appreciate it but have already made other plans to go quail hunting since it will be opening day.  If this would have been determined last week it would have been a very high possibility that I would be there.  Plus I too can put fish in the boat.  :lol_hitting: :lol_hitting: :lol_hitting:
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: o from wi on October 02, 2014, 07:26 AM
Looks like I'll make it! Leaving here (expected) about 11 on Friday,,, alone,,, so I have an empty seat too. I have two issues to resolve and a 7:30 A.M. meeting on Friday. If I come up through Globe,,, where do I find minnows??
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: menrats on October 02, 2014, 07:29 AM
at kilmers country store about 3-5 miles out of town toward rosey on your right.
sandmon the ramp at grapevine not in the water. ringtail was good though on windy.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: OneBlade on October 02, 2014, 09:28 AM
I'm bringing the boys and hope to leave around 1pm to get there before 3pm hoping to secure either a double-spot or 2 next to each other as I have Yogi and my friends coming up later afternoon/eve on Friday.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: TRITOON on October 02, 2014, 05:37 PM
Wade, hope things get better soon. Sounds like there will be plenty of food if you guys can at least make it up for dinner on Saturday. Tell Patty that we're making jalapeno hushpuppies!
Thanks Kelly, it has been a tough one but things are starting to look up. Those hushpuppies sure do sound good, may have to take a road trip on Saturday. I would love to see some bags of crappie anyway.


Is the Grapevine ramp in the water?
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: wadefisherman on October 02, 2014, 06:19 PM
Thanks guys for the well wishes, I've been taking it very slow while we try to get some stuff figured out with the ticker. Wouldn't be good to pass out up there & not because of booze!
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: Fish Hawk on October 02, 2014, 06:29 PM
Thanks guys for the well wishes, I've been taking it very slow while we try to get some stuff figured out with the ticker. Wouldn't be good to pass out up there & not because of booze!

Take it easy Brian. We'll see ya next time.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: sparkchaser on October 03, 2014, 05:22 AM
Thanks guys for the well wishes, I've been taking it very slow while we try to get some stuff figured out with the ticker. Wouldn't be good to pass out up there & not because of booze!
You are so right.....Take it easy Brian and get well. Hope to see you out there soon.
Title: Kilmers Out of Minnows
Post by: cousinlll on October 03, 2014, 11:46 AM
From MenRats - Kilmers is out of minnows & waiting on another shipment. Unkown when that'll be. Contact them at (928) 425-0700
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: Fishless on October 03, 2014, 12:17 PM
might ck with M and S marine on the salt end they normally have minnows if your coming in from the salt side to the lake :dontknow:
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: OneBlade on October 03, 2014, 12:55 PM
Just called, and M&S baits said they are low but may have shipment coming in.  D&R baits off Greenfield and US60 had "something bad happen" and won't have minnows for another couple days. 
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: wadefisherman on October 03, 2014, 05:54 PM
After seeing these posts I called butcher hook. They have plenty of minnows @ $2.20 dz., they are open until 8 pm. Good luck!
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: OneBlade on October 03, 2014, 06:24 PM
Thanks Brian, I think I took darn near the last dozen at M and S Marine so not much on that side.
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: OneBlade on October 05, 2014, 05:11 PM
All right folks!  A great time again for this fall's BHC event.  Nice to have a club made up of great friendly members and some good fishermen and women.  Seems like all events went off without a hitch and I wanted to thank everyone for chipping in their time and effort before and during the event to make it a success!  Here are the fishing derby results. Those who caught fish spoke about their techniques on catching the few in this difficult lake.

2014 BHC - 11 Teams
1st place - Team Dwayne & Mari Celestine, 2 fish, 3.76lbs
2rd place - Team Chamberlin, 3 fish, 3.15lbs
3rd place - Team Cousinlll/FishHawk, 1 fish, 1.32lbs

Big Fish – Team Dwayne & Mari Celestine, 2.77lbs
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: Papermouth on October 09, 2014, 06:53 AM
Congratulations to the winners!
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: menrats on October 10, 2014, 07:23 AM
a shea citing cool. where u been bud?
Title: Re: 2014 Bob Hirsch Crappie Classic
Post by: Papermouth on October 14, 2014, 10:11 AM
Married a cute little Irish girl across the pond, establishing some odds and ends at home, and preparing for fall hunts.  :violent-smiley-007:

Keeping the thread on track the BHC was held during the duck opener and I haven't missed one in several years. Would have liked to have been there but my casted vote on the BHC date didn't hit its mark. Next year hopefully!