This is Humboldt County’s nicest “Gun Dinner”. LPGAC will be giving away dozens of firearms that night. There will be raffle items, games, gambling, and more! Get your tickets early, because this event sells out every year! For additional information visit www.LPGAC.org
This will be Pelican Bay Athletics Organizations 1st annual Crescent City Kayak Fishing Tournament! Crescent City, Ca. home of the redwoods, is also home to some of the best fishing grounds on the West Coast. This tournament is set up for two-person teams, so if you don’t have a team member, sign up and we will pair you with another team member. We promote two person teams for safety and because it’s always more fun to partner up with a teammate.
This tournament is open to SIT ON TOP KAYAKS, SIT INSIDE KAYAKS, CANOES AND STANDUP PADDLEBOARDS (SUP)! All must be human powered.
Before 07/01/19 fees are $30/per team member and come with a 20 minute head start on the day of the tournament.
After 07/01/19 fees are $30/per team member and start time is 30 minutes before sunrise.
This is a multi-species tournament. There are 10 eligible species of fish that may be turned in for points (as long as it’s in season and complys with DFW laws). You need to have a minimum of 3 different species and you can turn in up to 6 fish per team. We score all the fish, regardless of which species, by POINTS PER INCH. When the length is between two numbers, we will always round down. As always, Department of Fish and Wildlife rules and regulations apply.
All fish turned in will need to be of legal size or greater, AND you may not submit more than the legal limit for two people of any one species. Catch and release photos will not be accepted at this tournament.
Below is a list of the species of fish that can be turned in for this tournament AND the points per inch for each species:
Lingcod – 5 points per inch
Halibut – 6 points per inch (if in season)
Greenling – 11 points per inch
Black Rockfish – 7 points per inch
Cabezon – 8 points per inch
Canary – 9 points per inch
Vermillion – 9 points per inch
Other Rockfish – 8 points per inch
Salmon – 7 points per inch (if in season)
Thresher Shark – 7 points per inch
Additional regulations for the tournament are:
We will not accept Catch & Release photos. All fish must be caught and brought to the fish measuring station.
Everyone must have a whistle
At least one radio for each team
Everyone must wear a PFD at all times
Everyone must wear proper immersion protection (Drysuit, Wetsuit, Farmer John/Jane, Splash jackets/pants, etc.) No jeans or other cotton clothing allowed.
All fish must be cleaned at the fish cleaning station at the Whalers Island launch, off Anchor Way, in the Groin.
Steve Curtis – Phone: (707) 218-7337 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Shoreline RV Campground
Address: 900 Sunset Cir
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-2473
Crescent City / Redwoods KOA Holiday
Address: 4241 Highway 101 North
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-5744
Village Camper Inn
Address: 1543 Parkway Dr
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-3544
Discounts for AAA, Good Sam and Military.
Florence Keller County Park and Campground
Address: 3400 Cunningham Ln
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: (707) 464-7230
*Pre-event Captains meeting at Englund Marine on July 19th at 3:30pm. Address: 191 Citizens Dock Road Crescent City, CA 95531 Phone: 707-464-3230
*Tournament will begin at the Groin, off Anchor Way on Whalers Island, one half hour before sunrise.
*You are required to check in with an event coordinator for boat inspection and sign-off before departure.
*Anglers can turn in tournament fish until 2:00pm SHARP. After 2:00pm we will close the tournament and determine who the winners are. By 2:00pm you need to be on land w/ your fish in hand. Don’t milk it until the last second and risk missing the deadline.
*5:30pm, after the tournament, fish fry/pot luck at the Florence Keller Park. Bring your own dish or fish. We will eat, party and award the winners.
*All fish must be cleaned at the fish cleaning station at the Whalers Island launch, off Anchor Way, in the Groin.
If you can’t make it, no refunds. It’s only $30. All money goes to the Pelican Bay Correctional Officers Association. Thank you for your contribution.
Prize packages for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Teams
Raffle: There will be a raffle at the pot luck. All proceeds will go to the Pelican Bay Athletic Association.
Port O’ Pints
Western Valley Insurance
More to follow
Thank you to all that participated!
We had 98 participants (49 teams) in this years tournament! The fishing was not “turned on” but people did bring in fish. Nothing HUGE was brought in, but there was enough for many teams to get on the score board and we had enough fish for the post tournament fish fry.
This year, to increase your chances to getting three species (what’s needed in order to get on the score board), we added “Other Flatfish” to the type list species that could be turned in to score. This was in addition to Black Rockfish, Other Rockfish, Cabezon, Vermillion, Canary, Ling, Green Ling, Halibut, Salmon, and Thresher Shark.
This year we launched at SUNRISE vs 1 Hour Before Sunrise (in previous tournaments). We did that so kayakers can be visible to other motor boats. Early birds left 20 minutes early (20 minutes before sunrise). This worked out really well and we feel it’s safe to expect this again at next year’s tournament.
Our Potluck was outside this year, at the Emerald Forest. That was a little unexpected since they double booked the event hall, however it worked out really well, and I think we may request the outdoor space next year. Consensus is we are outgrowing the current event hall. Thank you again Emerald Forest for allowing us to host our after part at your facility. You all were fantastic!
PacOut Green Team was the beneficiary of the post tournament raffle this year, and thanks to all the generous kayakers, they raised just over $1200 in donations. This will go towards their cleanup fund and educational materials. To learn more about what PacOut Green Team does for our communities and how you can get involved, click here.
Special thanks to Kayak Greg for helping put together a wonderful tournament year after year.
Damen Tesch for coming up with a badass graphic AGAIN and helping out with the shirts/hoodys/raffle. Get a Tattoo by Damen Tesch at Second Sight Tattoo in Eureka.
Thank you Charlie Collum, aka bad ass retired USMC Veteran and local wood turner, for helping us on tournament day getting his hands slimy measuring all the fish that were turned in. Charlie also donated a wooden bowl, that he turned himself, for the raffle. Check out Charlie’s work here.
Thank you Jef “One F” Brewer for updating and hyping everyone on NCKA and LCKA about this tournament.
Thank you to Edub Outdoors, Kenny Baker, and Bransen Baits for donating plastics, jig heads, descenders, etc. to our general raffle!
A big thank you to Native Watercraft, who donated one of the kayaks and raffle items. Mike Mowery, the Native Rep. was formerly with Ocean Kayak. Mike has been donating a Kayak for our event since the first year. Thank you Mike and we are stoked you are working with Native Kayaks. They make some of the best prop driven kayaks in the industry.
Another big thank you to Lost Coast Brewery for donating a keg of Great White, Revenant IPA and Root Beer to our event. Support local beer that supports local events!
Team Screaming Reels
Ryan King aka Live2fish
Tim Duffy aka FishEducator
Team Shark Bait
Team Humboldt Hookers
1st – Spinning Reels – 916.5 pts.
2nd – Shark Bait – 896.5 pts.
3rd – Humboldt Hookers – 868 pts.
4th – Bransen Baits – 846.5 pts
5th – Team Reese – 838 pts.
6th – Codzilla – 785 pts.
7th – Big Hammer – 780 pts.
7th – King Fishers – 780 pts.
8th – Hobie Dicks – 774.5 pts
9th – Tug Life – 755.5 pts.
10th – Smokin’ Drift – 742.5 pts.
11th – Cod Fathers – 733 pts.
12th – Edub Outdoors – 701 pts.
13th – Team Strickler Porter – 700 pts.
14th – Hobie Doobies – 693 pts.
15th – Mendo Mondaze – 646.5
16th – Team Breslin – 630 pts.
17th – Team Hatler Martin – 591.5 pts.
18th – Franceschi Brothers – 449 pts.
Biggest Fish Awards
Biggest Ling – Team Branson Baits
Biggest Green Ling – Team Shark Bait
Biggest Black Rockfish – Team Screaming Reels
Biggest Other Rockfish – Team Reese
Biggest Canary – Team Tug Life
Biggest Vermillion – Team Bresolin
Biggest Cabazon – Team Shark Bait
Biggest Other Flat Fish – Team Humboldt Hookers
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