Open Bay Bass Tournament

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


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

San Diego Anglers Fishing Club


Vessel Assist of San Diego

Penske Ford

                 $1000 CASH Raffle Prize

sm_fishermansFirst Place Sponsor – Fisherman’s Landing Tackle

$1500 1st Place


Second Place Sponsor – Costa
$750 2nd Place


Third Place Sponsor – Hookup Baits
$500 3rd Place

crystal_pier Fourth Place Sponsor – Crystal Pier Hotel
$400 4th Place

JFPlumbing Fifth Place Sponsor – John Forster Plumbing
$300 5th Place

StateFarm Sixth Place Sponsor – State Farm/Alan Beilstein
$250 6th Place

Seventh Place Sponsor

2015 Entry Flyer

$200 7th Place

Eighth Place Sponsor –

Anglers Arsenal


$165 8th Place

Sav-On Tackle

$165 9th Place

Tenth Place Sponsor – Carrot Stix
$165 10th Place



One Cool Tuna

25th Place Sponsor- $145


Kayak Division Title Sponsors

fast lanesmall




Largest 3 Bass Sack per team
(Sand, Calico, Spotties)

Limited to 150 Two-man teams

Basic fee: $145 per team


Kayak Division

$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!

PlaceTeamNamesTotal Weight
117160Tony Souza / Mario Souza7.79
217102Chad Gierlich / Josephine Pemberton6.80
317181Brandon Nelson / Darren Pasalich6.04
417106Giovanni Ghio / Gary Nordquist5.98
517136Pat McDonell / Merit McCrea5.90
617147Tom Handzus / Valerie Handzus5.56
717126Tom Buckalew / Paul Weintraub5.54
817104Ryan Romero / Martin Keppeler5.44
917142Terry Snell / Doug Snell5.37
1017153Rob Filson / Dean Lewis5.36
1117192Dean Jamieson / Brandon Buono5.36
1217124Doug Schulte / Terry Beckman5.14
1317175Travis Hargis / Tony Gilbert5.06
1417137Tom Gruber / John Plemons5.01
1517134Tim Foote / Rex Finney4.92
1617125Tim Keeran / Chris Keeran4.80
1717133John Sedgwick / Roger Lamberson4.64
1817221Terry Mersy / Guy Murray4.57
1917128Larry Heron / Bryan Davis4.16
2017120Michael Israel / Joesph Israel3.96
2117101Dean Smith / Jim Medlin3.29
2217182Arthur Anderson / Chad Hunt3.29
2317143Doug Kern / Rick Maxa3.22
2417168Ronnie Punongbayan / Rodney Marquez3.19
2517158Matt Pearson / Ed Remiro3.14
2617191Terrell Pearce / Eric Smith3.11
2717112Ken Crull / Doug Macurda3.00
2817207Mark Kleiter / 2.98
2917116Chris Bagalini / Dustin Bagalini2.98
3017149Ken Rosburg / 2.77
3117105Peter VanZutphen / Jo Jo Astero2.74
3217119Mike Boehmke / Charles Long2.73
3317111Ty Ponder / John Beerling2.69
3417164Rory Boyd / Andrew Zoree2.68
3517178Jeff Khachadoorian / Skyler Khachadoorian2.47
3617115Jim Bostian / Bob Williams2.04
3717172Ed Morales / Kelly Gleghorn1.88
3817199Eric Coria / 1.85
3917162John Forster / John Jones1.66
4017232Jeff Eucce / 1.58
4117186Adrian Lugo / Mario Alvarez1.56
4217118Dean Richetti / Eric Williams1.52
4317110Adam Larson / Nancy Ortiz1.49
4417165Danny Jones / 1.48
4517229Chau Tran / Barry Medlin Jr1.47
4617130Ken Lovsletten / Glenn Casale1.45
4717108Mark Yturralde / Nick Yturralde1.41
4817227Roy Erlandson / Darren Erlandson1.40
4917154Ron Robinson / Chris Robinson1.39
5017176Charles Koeleman / Kristin Koeleman1.38
5117166Michael Pritzl / Justin Pritzl1.36
5217122Corey Crosby / Eric Remmer1.34
5317150Joseph Gonsalves / Kyle Hernandez1.31
5417163Phil Power / Caleb Douglas1.24
5517103Mike Mahlman / 1.18
5617183Jason Rivera / 0.00
5717209Cesar Garcia / Luis Garcia0.00

Kayak Division

2017 Bay Bass Tournament Kayak winner Mark Kleiter taking home a nice $500 check from Fast Lane Kayaks! Congratulations to Mark!

0.00JasonRivera5.81 Halibut


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