2019 Yellowtail Shootout “Mylar Balloon Jackpot” – Free Bonus Jackpot!
Presented by the Coastal Conservation Association of California (CCA-CAL)
For 2019 we are adding a new jackpot to the Yellowtail Shootout. It costs nothing to enter and the rules are simple.
The team and returns to the dock with the most mylar balloons collected while on the ocean wins!
We will have special prizes for First, Second and Third place.
Because of the way our air currents work in Southern California, the majority of the balloons released in or near our area end up in our ocean. Their helium causes them to rise and the onshore flow pushes them towards the mountain ranges where they climb to high altitudes. The high-altitude currents carry the balloons back out over the ocean where they fall as their helium supply runs out. This airborne litter causes direct harm to the creatures of the ocean.
We would like to encourage ALL of our anglers to pick up mylar balloons and other plastic trash whenever you are out on the water. It only takes a few minutes out of your day and you’re helping the marine life we all love so much.