Gorenflo's Cobia Tournament Entry form
29th Annual Gorenflo's Cobia Shoot Out
May 2 - 3: 29th Annual
Gorenflo's Cobia Tournament
meeting April 24th 7PM @ the Tackle
Mandatory captain's meeting May 1st 7PM @
the Golden Nugget H2O pool.
Food and music provided.
In 1986 two friends, Jordy Pitalo and Danny
Pitalo came up with the idea of opening up
a tackle shop to get all the latest
fishing items, because we both liked to
fish. I at the time was fishing a 28ft.
Topaz (Backlash), and Jordy and Greg
Hebert had a 28ft. Stamos (Foolish
Pleasure). We looked for a place to open
up and in consulting with Mr. Sam Farris of
Farris Brothers, Inc. we decided to buy
an existing tackle shop in Biloxi on Irish
Hill Dr. called Gorenflo's Tackle.
The shop had been around since the 1930's, and
was owned by Mr. Wilford Gorenflo. After
his passing, his wife Pat kept it going and
later sold it to Ralph Hyer. In 1986, we
bought it from Ralph and opened it with two
other partners; Dr. Jeff Sauls and Joseph
Hebert. The new location was at Point
Cadet in the new waterfront development, that
was on the state parks site where it remained
until 1995. At that time it was
purchased solely by Danny Pitalo and moved
into the Point Cadet Marina in the harbor
master's tower where it remained until Katrina
(Aug. 2005). We are still at Point Cadet
Marina in the southeast corner, so come out
and see us for all of your fishing tackle and
marine fuel needs.
Danny and Laurie