The tournament is open to all teams with the intent to cap it at 40 teams. All teams entered from the previous
year are guaranteed a spot and entry priority when their entries are received and postmarked
on or before November 20th. After November 20th, entries will be accepted on a first
come first serve basis until all spots are filled. All teams that did not participate in the prior year
are encouraged to enter early to better their chance at securing a spot. Entry this year ensures your team
entry priority in next year’s event. All teams must consist of two or more anglers.
Check In – Team check-ins begin at 3:45 am until 5:15 am, at
the Dana Landing launch ramp in Mission Bay. A team member MUST check in to pick up their captain's bag and grid map.
Boats will then meet in the water on the North East side of Ventura Bridge (Mission Bay) no later than 5:30 am for roll call
and group photo shot from bridge. Have your VHF turned on to channel 71. The start will take place at
approximately 6:30 am. Early departure will be grounds for DQ.
IGFA Rules Apply - Bounce-balling and drift fishing with trap rigs is allowed
with SINGLE hooks only. NO Gang (double or treble) hooks are permitted to be fished in this tournament. Baits may
be used with SINGLE hooks only. GAFFS - Not to exceed 8 feet in length.
- Anglers may use up to 2 rods per angler at any time.
Boundaries - Includes the inside waters of Mission Bay and all legal (non MLPA) outside
waters strictly North of Mission Bay jetty to Oceanside.
- 71. All boats must have a working VHF radio. All legal Halibut (22 in) brought aboard
boat and kept must be called into tournament control immediately to report anglers name and the grid area where the fish is
caught. A special grid map will be given to all boats at check-in on the morning of the tournament.
- All boats must be at the weigh-in dock by 3:00 pm sharp (NO EXCEPTIONS!). Due to the possibility of
multiple boats needing to weigh in you will be required to call in on Ch -71 once you are near the weigh-in dock and a visual
can be made of your boat. This will only need to be done if there is no room at the weigh-in dock. In the unlikely
event of two fish weighing the same weight, the first fish weighed will be determined the winner. In the event that
no legal fish are taken there will be drawings for all places. The side jackpots will also be awarded by a separate
drawing (- 15%) to the team that participated in one or more of the side jackpots. If a team did not participate in
all side jackpots then the drawing will continue until all side jackpots are claimed. If there are an insufficient number
of halibut weighed in to claim all the cash prizes (not including side jackpots) the unclaimed cash prizes will be added to
the claimed prizes on a pro-rata basis. One team will be allowed to place multiple times (1st, 2nd, etc.).
- In the event that weather causes a cancellation the tournament will be held the following day Sunday
the 1st of December. In the event that weather also cancels Sunday the 1st of December a drawing(s) will be held
until all prizes are claimed. Rain will not necessarily constitute a cancellation. All teams/anglers assume complete responsibility
and fish AT THEIR OWN RISK.
- Refunds will be given only
if notice is received by November 20, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Special note - Due to the number of boats in this tournament, PLEASE
be considerate to others and promptly pull your vehicle and boat well forward of the launch area to allow for things to flow
quickly & smoothly for all.