Hey Anglers, hope everyone is enjoying the great weather and fishing this summer ! The 3rd event of the season is this Saturday, and it's a bit of a departure from past events. The tournament will be 'Based' out of Two Harbors Catalina from start to finish. Competition will begin with a 'Shotgun Start' at 'safe light' near Ship Rock out in front of the Isthmus. Weigh-in / check-in will be at the Two Harbors Pier (front side of the island, same as the Offshore Challenge). All teams need to be audibly, and visually checked-in on VHF Channel 65a NO LATER than 2:00 pm. There are no flights. Remember, a 1 pound per minute late penalty will still be enforced up to 15 minutes.
The awards for the event will take place at Taco Surf Restaurant in Los Alamitos at 7:30 pm on Thursday the 27th. There is no official launch site for the event, so teams will need to pay on-line via Pay Pal or mail a check to the Huntington Beach address.( Both Basic Entry and Side pots) We will be at Performance Tackle tomorrow night (Wednesday) from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for people wishing to pay in person. We'll be staying at the island on Friday night, and be ready for teams aboard the 18 foot Boston Whaler Jeronimo monitoring channel 65a near 'Ship Rock'. To start this event on time, we do not want to do registration on the water, so all teams need to be pre-paid. We anticipate a 'Safe Light' start of approximately 5:45 following the national anthem.
The boundaries for this event are limited to All LEGAL waters at Catalina Island, with a 5 fish limit of calico bass only. Please review all of the MPA mapping coordinates for the entire island, we want a clean event. We will also be making a lap around the island shooting pictures / video, and checking in on teams.
Please note, we have received questions about where teams will be launching from, and at what time. Several people would like to buddy-boat across the channel for safety purposes. If you could, please reply to this post with your team name, the launch ramp you will be leaving from, and your estimated time of departure.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact EB via text, or phone call, or private message here on Facebook. Stay tuned for any updates, and we look forward to a real fun event . . . . the tides look killer for saturday! Good Luck !!!! ... See MoreSee Less
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Had a blast with this guy on Sunday! Fished the oil rigs for wide open calico fishing on flukes & light spinning gear ..... till he started feeling queazy. So we bagged-it and ran inside to try for a spottie .... & wouldn't you know ! Super fun to just run the boat & sit back and watch a young dude have a blast. He even had a 'seal hitch-hiker' try to get a free meal of a calico .... but Michael managed to pull it away from Mr Sea Dog's mouth & released it back safely ! Fun times Michael ! #takeakidfishing ... See MoreSee Less