This year’s Yellowtail Shootout went off without a hitch and we couldn’t be happier with the turn out and the results!
We had a total of 55 teams enter, with over 180 anglers participating. A huge thank you to our title sponsor Costa Del Mar who made the whole tournament possible.
THE YELLOWTAIL SHOOTOUT WEEKEND EVENTS WENT OFF WITHOUT A HITCH!
The captains meeting was held at the Dana Landing Store on Friday evening, all the captains were in attendance and they were informed of all the tournaments rules and regulations.
Saturday was tournament day! Lines in was at 5:00 am and weigh in was conducted at both Mission Bay and San Diego bay from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. It was awesome to see all the successful teams bring in their catch. The suspense built from here!
On Sunday the awards banquet was held at the Marina Village Captains room. We had an absolutely fantastic turnout and everyone in attendance was excited to see what the tournament results were.
Sunday was the culmination of our weekend long Yellowtail Shootout Tournament.
There was beer flowing from the Coastal Conservation Association sponsored bar that included both Pineapple Sculpin IPA and Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing along with ice cold Bud Light. All the proceeds from the bar and nonalcoholic beverages went straight to the CCA of California to be put to good use preserving our passion and way of life. Dinner was included for all anglers provided by Phil’s BBQ which was delicious and satisfying for a big group of hungry fisherman! The grub and grog was outstanding but Sunday’s true attraction was our incredible raffle and awards for the winners of the tournament. This year we were able to give out more than $50,000 worth of cash and raffle prize with a 1 in 4 chance of winning something! The cash prizes in combination with all the gear from our sponsors was enough to make the saltiest fisherman giddy like a kid at Legoland. The prizes were awarded to the 5th to 1st place teams along with side jackpots.
Kyle and Austin of Team Teamkatchafish were the 1st place winners with a bag weight of 65.3 pounds as well as the $100 Jackpot winner and collected over $7000 in cash and prizes. Costa gave each a pair of sunglasses as well as loaded them up with Costa swag. These boys raked in several amazing prizes which included Avet SX 5.3, Aftco Vallarta heavy tackle belt, Aftco Cyclone jacket, Batson Rainshadow rod custom built by Salty Dawg, a Phenix Axis rod, Navionics Plus Marine and lake charts, XtraTuf boots, and much more!
The rest of the winners are as follows:
We here at BD Outdoors couldn’t be happier with the way this weekend unfolded and can’t wait to do it again next year! The sportfishing community here in San Diego is truly like no other. We had a blast embracing our culture and seeing everyone’s excitement chasing their passion in the pursuit of the biggest yellowtail they could catch!
We want to thank all of the tournament’s participants and congratulate all of our winners.
A special thanks goes to all of our sponsors, without your help this event would not be possible!