Past event info:
Tournament Results at Bottom
of this page.
Saturday January 21, 2017
UPDATE: Tournament has been rescheduled for Sat Jan 28 due to the predicted high winds for the 21st. We will extend the sign up date until Jan 23 now with the new date. Download the form here and get it in ASAP.
Entry Forms for the 2017 Bay Bass Tournament
Welcome to the San Diego Anglers Bay Bass Tournament page. This will be our 22st year of hosting this event and we hope to do it for 20 more!!
We want to start off by thanking Rob Butler from Boat U.S.- Vessel Assist for being the Title Sponsor again this year. Through his generosity we are able to keep this tournament a high caliber event!
The tournament draws anglers from all over the southwest U.S. to compete for about $10,000 in cash and prizes. We host 150 two-man teams and kayaks to go out and catch the 3 largest bass (Sand , Bay and Calico bass) and weigh them in. The largest sack this year will walk away with $1500 in cash (Sponsored by Fisherman’s landing tackle Shop) and if they also got in the optional jackpot, they might walk away with between $3500 and $4000 this year. If you don’t catch the largest sack, don’t worry because we pay down 25 places! And back again this year is a separate kayak division. Ron Lane and Fast Lane Kayaks along with Hobie Kayaks have sponsored this years Kayak division. The largest 3 fish sack of bass will walk away with $500. And if you don’t catch the largest sack, again don’t worry as this division will pay down 5 places!
When the fishing is all done, everyone is invited to our signature BBQ. Hamburgers, hot dogs and fresh fish with all the fixings will be ready for everyone with beer, sodas and water to wash it all down. When we are all full and happy, we give away the tournament cash prizes and then end the day with a giant raffle, thanks to all of our wonderful sponsors.
But we are not through!! We invite the top 25 teams back in March or April and do it all again! Different this year for top 25 is that instead of a “winner-take-all” event for the $1500 top prize, we will split the cash and pay down 3 places. $1000, $500 and $250.
If this all sounds like fun, then click on the link at the top of this page, download the entry form and mail it in with your entry fee. Hope to see you all there!!!!
We can’t sign off without THANKING ALL of our sponsors. Without there generosity, this event would not happen!
You can also follow us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/openbaybass
Bay Bass Seminar- Sat Jan 14th
Come join us at Dana landing Bait and Tackle for a free Bay Bass Seminar. A panel of experts will talk about what it will take to finish well in the tournament. Lets Talk Hook Up will have a live broadcast from 7-9 am and the seminar will start after the radio show at Fast Lane kayaks right next door. Traeger BBQ’s (along with many of our other sponsors) will be on hand to provide lunch after the event. For more info contact Dana Landing Bait and Tackle (619) 226-2929.
If you are not on our email list and you would like to be,email Dwayne by clicking here and I will put you on our list. Otherwise the entry forms will also be available at all San Diego County participating tackle shops by the first week in December.
2017 Open Bay Bass Tournament
TOURNAMENT TITLE SPONSOR
Vessel Assist of San Diego
$1500 1st Place
Second Place Sponsor – Costa
$750 2nd Place
Third Place Sponsor – Hookup Baits
$500 3rd Place
Seventh Place Sponsor
$200 7th Place
Eighth Place Sponsor –
$165 8th Place
$165 9th Place
Tenth Place Sponsor – Carrot Stix
$165 10th Place
One Cool Tuna
25th Place Sponsor- $145
Kayak Division Title Sponsors
Largest 3 Bass Sack per team
(Sand, Calico, Spotties)
Limited to 150 Two-man teams
Basic fee: $145 per team
$65 per Kayak
First Place $500
We will pay down 5 places!
An optional Halibut “Winner-Take All” Jackpot will be available for all participants.
Pay the $5.00 entry the morning of the event.
Looking to become a tournament sponsor?
We are always looking for new sponsors. If you would like to help sponsor the event, or you know of someone who would, contact Dwayne at by clicking here.
We would like to thank the sponsors you see on the right side of this page. They are the ones that make this tournament happen with their outstanding support every year. Please remember them when you make your purchases and thank them for donating to the Bay Bass Tournament. It helps them know that their money was well spent!!
Tony and Mario Souza win the 2017 San Diego Anglers Open Bay Bass Tournament. Winning stringer of Calicos were caught on Spinnerbaits and live sardines. There efforts had them winning the $1500 First Place prize from Fishermans Landing Tackle and the $1600 Jackpot. Not a bad day for fishing a few hours in San Diego bay!
|1||17160||Tony Souza / Mario Souza||7.79|
|2||17102||Chad Gierlich / Josephine Pemberton||6.80|
|3||17181||Brandon Nelson / Darren Pasalich||6.04|
|4||17106||Giovanni Ghio / Gary Nordquist||5.98|
|5||17136||Pat McDonell / Merit McCrea||5.90|
|6||17147||Tom Handzus / Valerie Handzus||5.56|
|7||17126||Tom Buckalew / Paul Weintraub||5.54|
|8||17104||Ryan Romero / Martin Keppeler||5.44|
|9||17142||Terry Snell / Doug Snell||5.37|
|10||17153||Rob Filson / Dean Lewis||5.36|
|11||17192||Dean Jamieson / Brandon Buono||5.36|
|12||17124||Doug Schulte / Terry Beckman||5.14|
|13||17175||Travis Hargis / Tony Gilbert||5.06|
|14||17137||Tom Gruber / John Plemons||5.01|
|15||17134||Tim Foote / Rex Finney||4.92|
|16||17125||Tim Keeran / Chris Keeran||4.80|
|17||17133||John Sedgwick / Roger Lamberson||4.64|
|18||17221||Terry Mersy / Guy Murray||4.57|
|19||17128||Larry Heron / Bryan Davis||4.16|
|20||17120||Michael Israel / Joesph Israel||3.96|
|21||17101||Dean Smith / Jim Medlin||3.29|
|22||17182||Arthur Anderson / Chad Hunt||3.29|
|23||17143||Doug Kern / Rick Maxa||3.22|
|24||17168||Ronnie Punongbayan / Rodney Marquez||3.19|
|25||17158||Matt Pearson / Ed Remiro||3.14|
|26||17191||Terrell Pearce / Eric Smith||3.11|
|27||17112||Ken Crull / Doug Macurda||3.00|
|28||17207||Mark Kleiter /||2.98|
|29||17116||Chris Bagalini / Dustin Bagalini||2.98|
|30||17149||Ken Rosburg /||2.77|
|31||17105||Peter VanZutphen / Jo Jo Astero||2.74|
|32||17119||Mike Boehmke / Charles Long||2.73|
|33||17111||Ty Ponder / John Beerling||2.69|
|34||17164||Rory Boyd / Andrew Zoree||2.68|
|35||17178||Jeff Khachadoorian / Skyler Khachadoorian||2.47|
|36||17115||Jim Bostian / Bob Williams||2.04|
|37||17172||Ed Morales / Kelly Gleghorn||1.88|
|38||17199||Eric Coria /||1.85|
|39||17162||John Forster / John Jones||1.66|
|40||17232||Jeff Eucce /||1.58|
|41||17186||Adrian Lugo / Mario Alvarez||1.56|
|42||17118||Dean Richetti / Eric Williams||1.52|
|43||17110||Adam Larson / Nancy Ortiz||1.49|
|44||17165||Danny Jones /||1.48|
|45||17229||Chau Tran / Barry Medlin Jr||1.47|
|46||17130||Ken Lovsletten / Glenn Casale||1.45|
|47||17108||Mark Yturralde / Nick Yturralde||1.41|
|48||17227||Roy Erlandson / Darren Erlandson||1.40|
|49||17154||Ron Robinson / Chris Robinson||1.39|
|50||17176||Charles Koeleman / Kristin Koeleman||1.38|
|51||17166||Michael Pritzl / Justin Pritzl||1.36|
|52||17122||Corey Crosby / Eric Remmer||1.34|
|53||17150||Joseph Gonsalves / Kyle Hernandez||1.31|
|54||17163||Phil Power / Caleb Douglas||1.24|
|55||17103||Mike Mahlman /||1.18|
|56||17183||Jason Rivera /||0.00|
|57||17209||Cesar Garcia / Luis Garcia||0.00|
2017 Bay Bass Tournament Kayak winner Mark Kleiter taking home a nice $500 check from Fast Lane Kayaks! Congratulations to Mark!