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John Callaghan
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WHAT IS A GOOMBA? A Goomba is the name given to the clubs monthly on the water gathering. We fish in a chosen location and then gather on the shore afterwards to swap stories and lies


WHERE ARE THE GOOMBAS HELD? The Goombas are typically held within the Tampa Bay area, although one or two during the year are held further afield.


WHO CHOOSES THE LOCATIONS? The locations are chosen by the Goomba Committee, from previous locations or suggestions from the membership.


WHO IS ON THE GOOMBA COMMITTEE? Neil Taylor, Sam Ledford, Curt Willocks, John Callaghan


WHAT DO I BRING TO THE GOOMBA? The only thing you need to bring is your boat, your fishing tackle and your own chosen refreshments. A chair to sit in for the after fishing socialising is always advisable


IS FOOD AND DRINK PROVIDED? At some of the Goombas food is provided, Donald brings a grill and treats us to his great cooking. Drink is not provided. It is announced at the club meetings prior to the Goomba if food is going to be provided.


HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT THE FISHING AT THE GOOMBA LOCATION? At the club meeting prior to the Goomba we will discuss the area, fishing tips, lures etc. and ask members to share their experiences of the location.


WHEN AND WHERE DO WE MEET AND WHEN DO WE LAUNCH? We meet at the chosen launch point and launch whenever you like. Typically we arrive at sunrise or just before.


DO I NEED TO HAVE A RADIO? Many of the members have VHF radios and use channel 69 to communicate. However a radio is not necessary to attend.


DO I HAVE TO BE A MEMBER TO ATTEND? No the Goombas are open to everyone and you are welcome to bring a friend.

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The secret to becoming a better fisherman is, to become a better liar
July 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Donald
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Well done John.


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July 6, 2014 at 8:41 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Neil
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Goomba = Friend O Mine

I like it when Curt and Sam tell me to go ask bikini clad women if they want help loading their kayak, when in reality they sent me into a buzzsaw because she was an unhappy prior Neil Taylor Program participant.   

The outings are great, I wish I could make it to more of them.


I think that some other non water activities given how well most of us know each other is a good idea.   Barbecue things even better than restaurant scenarios, I think the club can solidify with more stuff like that.   I even overheard two members volunteering their houses for things like this.


"Invite a friend",  "Take a kid fishing" things are also something to consider.    With the board I brought up an opportunity that came about because of an equipment donation possibility.   I would have told the guy to send it to another fishing charity but I told him that we may be able to use it to take Youth Ranch kids fishing, something we have not done for several years.   The Board seemed overall positive so I will be accepting that equipment donation on behalf of the club (unless someone tells me I misunderstood). 


The original premise of the club was to also do things to give back to the environment we enjoy.    Probably no easier way to do that than to have BACK staff a Tampa Bay Watch event.   That organization is doing more to reverse the damage humans have caused to our shorelines than anyone else in the state.   And they are right in our backyard.   I would propose that our Board sits with Peter Clark for a meeting.


I don't have a lot of other ideas.  I can't make it to so much of the stuff I shouldn't have too many ideas.  But I know the members, probably better than average.   I think these are things our members will enjoy and embrace.

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"Something violent is about to happen!"

July 6, 2014 at 2:28 PM Flag Quote & Reply

SamL
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Very nice John.


July 7, 2014 at 1:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

John Callaghan
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Please feel free to add to the list and I'll edit them into the original post
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The secret to becoming a better fisherman is, to become a better liar
July 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM Flag Quote & Reply

DougW
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For Night TIme (and other Goombas), you may want to review the infomation posted by  Gulf Coast Kayak Fishing, a Florida Panhandle Kayak Fishing Club.   

http://www.gulfcoastkayakfishing.com/GulfCoast_KayakSafety.htm

Make sure that you carry the necessary safety equpment.  If you are using a trolling motor, you should register your kayak as a motorized boat at the department of motor vehicles. In this case, you'll need red/green running lights in front,a 120 degree white light in the stern, 3 flares, whistle, & a  PDF.  I also recommend A VHS Marine Radio.  Bring along your depth finder and a spotlight if you have them. A head-mounted light is usefull for working your equipment, landing fish, etc. 

DougW

Tight Lines!

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Amia calva - The hardest fighting fresh water fish in North America!

July 8, 2014 at 9:58 PM Flag Quote & Reply

ratherbefishin
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Our program at the July 15 meeting will include safety and lighting issues, focusing on non-motorized craft.  

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Curt Willocks

July 9, 2014 at 9:03 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Donald
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Any talk about August's Goomba?

August 15, 2015 at 10:54 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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