Earl Asbury Memorial Tournament

Over $1500 in Payouts!!

When: Saturday, June 1st, thru Wednesday, July 31st

Rules are the same as the Angler of the Year
(With the exception of no minimum and maximum best of 5 fish)

This Tournament will help kickstart the 2024 Angler of the Year competition.
There is NO entry fee. All SDA members in good standing are automatically enrolled in this Tournament.
Any fish caught in the June-to-July timeframe and entered in the SDA Angler of the Year will be counted.

Awards will occur at the SDA August 14, 2024 meeting. A dinner of Pizza and Salad will be provided.

Any Questions contact Ken Pucillo, Tournament Director: at 619-244-1951 or kenpucillo@yahoo.com

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2024 Lake Morena Campout

The first weekend in June is our annual campout at Lake Morena, May 31 – June 2th. Lake Morena has something for everyone: Fishing (trout, bass, Blue Gill, Crappie), Hiking, Full Hook-ups, Tent Camping, Hot Showers, Nature Programs put on by the Rangers, Campfires, even a café nearby for those that wish a meal indoors. It’s lots of fun to watch the wild turkeys troop through the park, great pictures for the camera buff.


Saturday morning around 10:00, we will have a ladies craft under the big oak tree in the center section, kIDS CRAFT TO FOLLOW. Saturday, at 11am, will be our Annual Horseshoe Tournament, with a $10 entry fee and a $5 jackpot per team and prizes for the top 2 winning teams.

Saturday evening at 5:30 is the big potluck. Maybe, if we are lucky, we can get our “BBQ Guys,” Tyler Hart and Aric Erlandsen, to Barbeque the Brisket, chicken, and kielbasa again this year. The Club provides the meat, and each family brings a side dish to share. If your name starts with A-M, please bring a side. Names starting in N-Z, please bring a appetizer or Dessert. After dinner join Larry Courtney, our Grand Poobah at the campfire, for Rooster, Rooster, Little Red Rooster and Smores. Sunday morning will be our Annual Waffle Breakfast.
Campsite Tickets go on sale at the April 10th meeting.
Call Tami Posada at 619-980-7006 or Debbie Patenaude 619-987-2037 (for Credit Cards) to secure your spot.

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Day at the Docks (Help a Kid Fish)

On Sunday, April 7, 2024, the parking lots at Fisherman’s Landing, Point Loma
Sportfishing, and H&M Sportfishing will be closed and the area will become a huge free
festival, DAY AT THE DOCKS. This is a FREE and FUN day to come down, listen to
the band, check-out all the booths ranging from art, clothing, sunhats, jewelry, fishing
tackle, travel insurance, travel, tour the boats, go on boat rides, and it is an especially
wonderful time to bring kids down to the Bay to catch their first fish at the fishing pens.
This is a fun family event.

The San Diego Anglers will be manning the Kids Fishing Pens at Fisherman’s Landing
and Point Loma Sportfishing. This is a fun experience and great opportunity to share our
sport with families that might not otherwise have the opportunity to fish.
We need Volunteers to help at the pens. The shifts are broken up into two-hour
increments. Currently, especially in the afternoon from 1pm-3pm and 3pm-5pm, we are very
light on help. The 3pm-5pm shift actually goes until about 4pm for the fishing, then there is
takedown from 4pm to 5pm. There are also opportunities to work in the SDA Booth, which is
also broken up into shifts. You will receive a DAY AT THE DOCKS T-SHIRT if you sign up by
March 6th.

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Monthly Meeting

The San Diego Anglers
Are Proud to Present…
Larry Hansen
Portugese Hall
Wednesday, May 1st, 2024
2818 Avenida De Portugal
San Diego, CA 92106

2818, Avenida de Portugal, Fleetridge, Point Loma, San Diego, San Diego County, California, 92106

On the corner of Shelter Island Dr. & Shafter St.
Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Meeting starts at 7:00 p.m.

Special Guest: Larry Hansen

“Bucket List Fishing”

Larry Hansen started fishing when he was four-years old with his grandparents at Big Bear Lake for trout and has had the “disease” ever since! He didn’t begin saltwater fishing until he was 26, but made up for lost time targeting Dorado first in Loreto and then gradually pretty much every gamefish that swims in the Pacific. “My specialties include: All southeast Alaska gamefish including kings, coho, halibut, lings, crab, and shrimp. All of Baja Mexico including Gonzaga Bay, Bahia de Los Angeles, Mag Bay, La Bocana for all species including wahoo, trophy grouper and snook. Lobster hooping in and around Catalina island for the last 20 years.” In 2019, Larry semi-retired from his day job and founded Pacific Sportfishing Alliance, which allows anglers to fish with them in places like Gustavus AK, Mag Bay, and others. “It is our mission to provide anglers with the opportunity to fish in these world class fisheries and catch their bucket list fish of a lifetime!.

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Congratulations 2023 Winners

Tournament Angler of the Year
Adult – Frank Santiago
Women – Jojo Pemberton
Junior – Dougie Albert

Angler of the Year
Mens – Ken Pucillo 973.15 Pts
Juniors – Cash Troop 475.48

Awards to be presented at the March 15th Awards Banquet

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Bart Hall Show 2024

The San Diego Anglers will have a booth at the San Diego Bart Hall Show and needs volunteers. A signup sheet will be available at the January meeting. This is a great opportunity to support the club and meet fellow anglers.
Fishing Tackle, Boat & Travel Show
Dates: Thursday, February 15, 2024 – Sunday, February 18, 2024
Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego CA, United States
Web Link: SAN DIEGO SHOW (hallshows.com)

2260, San Diego County Fairgrounds, Del Mar, San Diego County, California, 92014

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Membership Renewal Time

It’s that wonderful time of the year for early membership renewal. 

For those who renew in November or December you have an opportunity to win two tickets to the San Diego Anglers awards banquet. Two tickets will be awarded at the November meeting and two at the December meeting. If your name is not drawn at the November meeting then it will be placed into the December drawing where you will still have a chance to win.

Membership dues are $90 for entire family. $90 for single adults, 16 years and older. $90 for juniors, 15 years and under and without a paying adult.

You may have noticed that dues have increased by $10 for each class of membership. These Dues are used to pay for all the extras, such as the meat for the Lake Morena campout, the SDA summer picnic, the Holiday Party, increased insurance costs, and much more. Because of rising costs, the SDA Board voted to increase dues.

Come see the membership gang when you come to those meetings and renew your membership.
Your Faithful Membership Director,
John Gleaves 858-366-8872 jsimongleaves@gmail.com

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SDA Awards Banquet

Friday, March 15th, 2024

Set your course for:
Bayview Restaurant at MCRD

Neville Rd, San Diego, CA 92140

Cocktails 5:30pm Dinner 6:30

Feast on delicious Prime Rib, Panko Chicken, &/or Stuffed Shells
Buffet meal includes rolls, salads, roasted veggies,
Tea, coffee, water, & dessert.

$45 Adults (Guest Prices $55)
$20 Youths 15 years and under

RSVP by Friday, March 17th, 2023
Call: Debbie Patenaude at 619-987-2037
Credit Cards can be taken by phone
Full Name, Date of Birth, & Driver’s License Number
Required for access to MCRD.

Ticket Sales start at the February 1st OR
Get them in person at the February 14th Meeting

DINNER & RAFFLE TICKET SPECIAL: with the Purchase of 2
Adult Dinner Tickets for $100.00 by February 25th you receive
20 Raffle Tickets (this is a $10.00 savings).
***Last day to Purchase Tickets is March 8th***

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