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Joel St.Germain & Delainey Broggi wins C.A.S.T. For Kids

I would like to thank everyone so much again for participating in my C.A.S.T. for Kids Ice out Tournament. Sunday, April 1, 2007 It was an amazing day for me.

For many, the day started off at around 4:30 am. Dunkin Donuts of East Greenwich was kind enough to donate a huge urn of coffee and donuts. The frigid morning was a great wake up call I must say. By 7am there were 34 bass boats in the waters of Roger Williams Park, with 67 anglers ready to start off the day.

With a quick briefing on the water it was official at 7:02 am. The blastoff had almost every boat full throttle on their trolling motors. At noon time Domino's was lunch. A mini -picnic of pizza and soda was set up at the Temple. Some stayed out on the water to continue to fish, others went in for a few minutes to take a quick breather. At 2:30 boats started to head back to the ramp. A bit after 3:00 the weigh-in began. There was only 1 limit and some bags of 1-4 fish but not too many anglers ended up with fish.

First Place paid $784.00 to Joel St.Germain & Delainey Broggi
Second Place $522.00 to Carl Andrade & Frankie Goss
Third place $262.00 to Tony Vachelli & Al Vincenzo
Lunker $235.00 to Joel St.Germain

This was my first fund raising event and only the beginning of a larger goal that I have. I am working towards trying to get the Special Olympics to recognize bass fishing, or any type of fishing for their program. As you can see, I was part of the winning team. From my winnings I will be donating $150 back to C.A.S.T. for Kids. The remainder of the money will be used to help fund future events in addition to working towards my goal of involvement with Special Olympics.
To Joel St.Germain, my fishing partner, Thank you for a great time on the water and true fishing experience. For all your help before, during and after the tournament. I’m so glad all those tips I gave you paid off.
This was such a rewarding project for me to do. I would like to thank all of the boaters, anglers, and volunteers that helped me along the way. There are just two many of you to mention. Without everyone’s support I would have never been able to do this, and it would not have been the huge success that it was. Please know how very much I appreciate everyone’s contribution. In total, $1000.00 was raised and will to C.A.S.T. for Kids RI Foundation, I will continue to work with Russ Thetonia the C.A.S.T. director in RI and we will be shopping for life jackets for all the kids to wear and keep.
Thanks again and please remember that this was part one of CAST for Kids 2007 part two will be the actual event on August 25, 2007 back at Roger Williams Park. They will need 20+ boats to help take all the kids and families out fishing...

Delainey Broggi

The CB Hawg Sauce Fishing report:

I got jiggy boyz....... The fish were set up on a little rock pile - On one side of the rock pile the water was 5 to 6 feet on the other side, the rocks spread out onto a flat - 2 to 3 feet. I placed the boat on the flat - cast into deeper water with a 3/8 oz Big Daddy Jig - Black - tipped off with GYCB twin trailer and dab of CB's hawg sauce - crawfish. Our fish were caught by fishing very SLOWWWWWW and sweeping the rod to the side helped keep the jig on the bottom. Water temp's ranged from 39 to 42 degrees. For those of you just getting out on the water. Remember - when the water is cold and your fishing a jig - fish VERY SLOW and try sweeping the rod to the side - this will ensure the jig is on the bottom at all times !!