I just wanted to remind everybody what the shootout is all about. Date; Oct.11 08 1. It is intended as a " Gathering " first. So BOC members have an excuse to get together with other BOC members and meet and greet. Have a good time and talk about how there year has gone so far ect. We will have food ( BBQ, Fish fry) and drinks a DJ, lots of give aways. 2. It is also a full blown tournament put on by Troy (spoonfish) and Kirk (cattamer) of Mo. Acats. for those who want to participate. 3. Bragging Rights; This is an East vs West tourny. Big Fish, total weight ect. The over all winner will take home to his local club, tackle shop or whatever a " custom built hand made " trophy. This trophy is being made as we speak by " Rusty " from the BOC. If anyone has seen his work you know it's awsome. At the last MO. gathering I was lucky enough to win a custom knife made by Rusty and it now sits on our fireplace mantle. Troy and Kirk put on the Mo. gathering and it went great so I am sure this will too. I will " not " be fishing this tournament (I get asked that a lot). I will be taking the day off and helping with the gathering part of it. I also want to say thanks to every body I got to meet at the last gathering. And to Rusty for the awsome knife that looks so great on my fireplace. Hope to see a lot of BOC members turnout.