March 06' Tournament Times and Rules


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6:30am - 8:30am   Sign In Doheny State Beach Area #12

7:00am  - 1:00pm   Bass Weigh Boats Available 

1:00pm - 1:30pm   Big Fish Weigh In Station -Doheny State Beach Area #12

2:00pm   Standing Announcements, Awards and BBQ -Doheny State Beach Area #12  

  I. Catch & Release Bass Division

6:30am-8:30am Sign in at Doheny

You may launch as soon as you sign in. The 2-hour sign in window is there to accommodate late arrivals.
  • Artificial baits only!  Scent is ok. Chumming is not allowed!

  • You are required to have a live well, floating fish basket or large mesh game bag.

  • Permitted species are spotted, sand and calico bass.

  • All fish must be landed without any assistance.

  • A total of 10 bass may be submitted for weigh in throughout the day.

  • Bass must be alive in order to be weighed, recorded and released.

  • Standings are based upon the heaviest combined bass total (5 max).

  • Heaviest 5 bass total takes 1st place and a Grand Prize Kayak Package.
    Quality prize placements will also be awarded for 2nd through 7th place.

7:00am-1:00pm Bass Weigh Boats
The weigh boats may be contacted either by vhf radio or cell phone.  They won’t enter the harbor nor go within the restricted vessel buoy line.  The weigh boats can of course only be in one place at a time.  It's the kayak angler's responsibility to anticipate this.  If you're planning on using the weigh boat towards the end, please don't wait until 12:30pm to contact them. 
The cut off time for fishing and the bass weigh boats are 1:00pm. 

At 12:30pm, if they aren’t there already, the weigh boats will head back towards the vicinity of Doheny State Beach.  This offers anglers with bass still requiring submission an approximate area to paddle towards as time is running out.  If there's a backup of kayak anglers at the boat just before the 1:00pm cut off time, anglers within 30 yards of the boat by 1:00pm sharp will still be allowed to submit their bass for weigh in regardless of the 1:00pm fishing and weigh boat cut-off time. 

  II. Big Fish Division

6:30am-8:30am Sign In at Doheny. 

You may launch as soon as you sign in. The 2-hour sign in window is there to accommodate late arrivals.
1:00pm-1: 30pm Big Fish Weigh In at Doheny
You must be at the Doheny State Beach weigh in station by 1:30pm sharp.

All rules and regulations are in strict accordance with the rules and regulations of the California Department of Fish and Game

Paddle or pedal power only please (no motors).  Exceptions may be made if you have an injury or physical disability that inhibits your ability to paddle.

If you're under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the release of liability and entry form.

2 person/tandem kayaks are permitted provided each angler is entered in the same main division.  Any tandem team not entered in the same division may result in an automatic disqualification.  You may not pool, pass, share or help each other land fish.

The harbor boat ramps are off limits to parking, launching and landing.   

This is a rain or shine event.  We reserve the right to cancel or postpone the event should we experience potentially dangerous and hazardous marine conditions.

The tournament headquarters is area #12. -Click here to view map
We recommend using the State Parking lot which opens at 5:00am on tournament day. Parking is $10 dollars for the day (If you're camping at Doheny you should already have a parking pass taped to the inside of your windshield). We've made arrangements to have both a parking attendant and Park Ranger at Doheny at 5am. Please do not pull into the park before 5:00am. If for some reason you were to pull in the park before the parking attendant arrived, please be sure to retrieve a pass as soon as they open. Vehicles without a pass will be cited. Please do not use the adjacent harbor parking lot or launch and land from the boat ramps.

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