Big Fish Challenge

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Week 2 Update - 2 months to go

140-pound bluefin is top overall fish so far in Week 2 of inaugural event
Getting into the 10-week Challenge is a no-brainer at

We’re now into week two of the inaugural WON Big Fish Challenge and things are starting to really heat up. A 140-pound bluefin is currently the biggest catch overall posted so far in the Challenge at the time WON went to press this week, but the big blues — and now yellowfin — are still out there and ripe for the picking.

Entering the Challenge is an absolute no-brainer. You’re already going to be fishing this summer — or at least you should be — so why not throw your hat in the ring for a shot at one of six monster grand champion prize packages with weekly winners each and every week of the event? It’s cheap, easy, and you can fish whenever and however often you’d like. A true win-win situation.



BIG FISH ARE hitting the scales up and down the coast in the inaugural WON Big Fish Challenge. Thus far, the biggest weighed in overall is this 140-pound bluefin by Squig Quigley (left), besting Cori Husband’s 124.1 pounder (right), which took Week One’s Tuna Division honors. Leading the halibut division is this 37.5-pound flatty landed by kayaker Greg Barnicoat. See for details.

Getting in the Challenge is about as user-friendly as it gets:

1) Just log onto and click on the “Enter Big Fish Challenge” tab.

2) Select your target species and add them to your shopping cart for just $10 each, or $40 to go all-in for all six available species (tuna, yellowtail, white seabass, dorado, halibut and lingcod).

3) Enter your information, create a username and password, check out and pay your entry fee and you’re in — it really is that easy.

4) Then simply go fishing!

5) Bring a big fish over the rail? Take it to one of the 10 official weigh stations for the event and have it weighed and get a good photo of your catch with an official weigh board.

6) Upload your photo and catch information to

7) That’s it. You’re done until the next week’s competition or your next big fish. Just watch the leaderboard and hope your fish can hold on to win.

It should continue to be one heck of a saltwater season. Happy hunting!

Official Weight Scales
Hook, Line & Sinker
Santa Barbara
9 am–6 pm
CISCO'sOxnard5 am–10 pm
22nd St. Landing
San Pedro
5 am.10 pm
Alamitos Bay Fuel Dock
Long Beach
Mon.-Fri. 8 am–5 pm
Sat.-Sun. 7 am–6 pm

Balboa Angling Club
NewportNoon–6 pm
Dana Point Fuel Dock
Dana Point
Mon.-Thur. 8 am–6 pm
Fri-Sun. 7 am–6 pm

Ken's Custom Rods
OceansideTues.-Sun 10 am–7 pm
Fisherman's Processing
San Diego
7 am–3 pm
Dana Landing Market
& Fuel Dock

Mission Bay
6 am.–10 pm
*Marlin Club
San Diego
Thurs.-Sun. 2-6 pm

*Marlin Club: Daily 6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Must call first)
Don Wroncy (858) 204-9621
Todd Mora (619) 517-6607
Roger Evraets (619) 459-9660

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