May 2019 Month-Long Yellowtail Tournament

MAY 2nd thru June 2nd, 2019                                                                                                            Tournament channel 72

  1. The official starting time of the tournament is 12:01 am on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. The official ending time of the tournament is 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 2nd, 2019.
  2. Boats may depart prior to the official starting time of the tournament. Boats must depart from and return to any port within the county of San Diego. No tournament fishing is allowed prior to the official tournament starting time. All club tournaments are operated on an honor system.
  3. The fishing boundaries shall be limited to the waters of the Pacific Ocean within 125 miles of San Diego.
  4. During the tournament, fishing can be done from any fishing platform, including Sportfishing boats.
  5. Bait may be caught, purchased, or acquired as available prior to the official tournament starting time. Bait may be kept aboard tournament boats, used or transferred at the discretion of the anglers or skippers throughout the tournament.
  6. IGFA angling rules will be used for this tournament. Angling rules can be found in the San Diego Anglers Yearbook under General Angling Rules. Anglers are responsible for compliance with all California or Mexican fishing and boating laws and regulations, as applicable.
  7. Weight Receipts: It is the responsibility of each entrant to submit all weight receipts signed, witnessed, with time/date stamp to the Club Weighmaster no later than 11:59pm June 2nd, 2019. Weight receipts received after this deadline will be disqualified. Weight receipts can be found on the Club website. Weight receipts can be scanned and emailed to Club weighmaster or submitted via the online form. More than one weight receipt per angler may be submitted.
  8. Species: Yellowtail.
  9. Prizes will be awarded in the following Categories: Heaviest Single Yellowtail – 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place for adults; 1st, 2nd and 3rd for juniors. There will be no ties in any categories. When two fish of the same weight are submitted, the first fish submitted by date and time is considered the winner.
  10. All anglers are responsible to stay aware of current weather/sea conditions. Monitor NOAA weather radio for info.
  11. All tournament anglers must complete, sign and submit a Tournament Entry Form and a COPY OF THEIR CURRENT BOAT INSURANCE POLICY prior to wetting a line in this fishing tournament. Entrants may sign up anytime prior to the tournament starting date and time. The entry forms must be turned in to the locations or persons listed on the back of this form. All entrants in the tournament must be current members in good standing. No guests are permitted for this tournament. Entry forms can be scanned and emailed to Tournament Director with all pertinent signatures, boat insurance info (if applicable), and date/time stamp. By signing the application, Applicant does assume all risks of injury or property damage, and does agree to hold the San Diego Anglers harmless should any injury, death or property damage occur.
  12. Failure to comply with any of these rules will result in the offending angler’s disqualification from the tournament and possible termination of club membership.
  13. Tournament Angler of the Year points will be awarded for this tournament. There will be NO Skipper points awarded for this tournament.


Entry Form is under Forms

June 5th SDA Club Meeting

June 5th Club Meeting

San Diego Anglers are proud to Present:

Lyall Bellquist
Fisheries Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

Lyall works as a marine fisheries scientist working to improve management and conservation of marine resources in California. His research combines collaboration, innovation, and quantitative methods to ensure long-term health and sustainability of marine ecosystems, fisheries, and fishing communities. Lyall works collaboratively with multiple stakeholder groups to identify fisheries data gaps, and design and implement research programs to fill these gaps. This allows fisheries managers to make more efficient, informed, and effective decisions.

Prior to the Conservancy, Lyall was a graduate student at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a National Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center. He developed two large-scale collaborative fisheries research programs in partnership with the commercial and recreational fishing communities, fisheries managers, non-profit representatives, and other fisheries researchers. These programs are now serving as successful models for future fisheries research, and resulted in ongoing improvements to local fisheries conservation efforts. Lyall holds a Ph.D. in marine biology from Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego and an M.S. in biology from CSU Long Beach.  

What Lyall is working on now:

I am currently working on: 1) a collaborative red abalone data collection program that will guide the implementation of the first harvest control rules in the statewide California recreational fishery, 2) a manuscript documenting the reduction of protected species bycatch via the development and management of a quota risk pool in the west coast groundfish fishery, and 3) a collaborative program to develop and scale alternative, low-bycatch fishing gear types in the California offshore drift gillnet swordfish fishery.

An evening you won’t want to miss!

Bahia Resort Hotel

The meeting will be in the 5th Floor Ballroom

Doors open at 6:00pm Meeting starts at 7:00pm

Not a SDA club member and want to join? Click on the Forms tab and download the SDA Membership Application.