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Yamaha San Diego Jackpot

Join WON for the Yamaha San Diego Jackpot Sept. 11-12, 2015. Save the date!

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This event will be held in 2016. Coming up is a great three-month Yamaha/WON west coast photo contest and derby and derby with fantastic prizes...

2015 event Sept. 11-12
 Dorado, wahoo added


It's time  time to enter and fish the third annual WON/Yamaha San Diego Jackpot in Mission Bay at Dana Landing; Dorado optional has been added to the mix; sign up at check-in Friday or Saturday Sept. 11-12;  NEW Biggest wahoo wins an Avet reel and other prizes). Wahoo is not an optional category though like dorado, tuna and yellowtail. 



There are a few days left to enter by credit card (This Thursday is the cutoff) but  on-site signups at check-in (cash only) will again be taken in Mission Bay for  Friday and Saturday’s third annual WON/Yamaha San Diego Jackpot at Mission Bay’s Dana Landing Sept. 11-12.

 

Cost is $60 to enter and Yamaha powered boats get a free single  angler entry. There will be huge drawings at the awards, free gifts at check-in and paydowns to third place of $1,500, $600 and $400 plus optional payouts. You can check in and enter and add optionals and add team members 4 to 10 p.m. at Dana landing Market and Fuel dock. (Cash only). NOTE: As a courtesy, WON will be at Shelter Island’s north ramp dock (look for the director in a red jacket and clipboard) for one hour only Friday night, 8 to 9 p.m. You can also drive your rig by Mission Bay at Dana Landing and check in and then continue on to Shelter Island.


“All weigh-ins will be from in the water boats at the fuel dock at Dana,” said director Pat McDonell. “A suggestion for Shelter Island trailerboaters is to go to Shelter, and drop off one or more team members, drive the trailer from Shelter to Dana while others drive the boat to the weigh-in. There is limited slip space at Dana in this busy fishing season. That way you can weigh-in, relax at the awards and go home from Mission Bay about 7:30 after the awards.”


The weigh-in from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at Dana Landing Market is three-fish aggregate combined weight of any tuna or yellowtail, and there are $100 optionals for yellows, tuna and also dorado has been added as they are now heavily into the mix and in larger sizes. And, just added for fun since they toothy critters are in our waters, an Avet reel prize package goes tot he team that brings in the biggest wahoo. The 'hoos won't count in the weigh-in of three fish, or be in a single-fish  optional category like dorado, wahoo and tuna, but we want to see some wahoo brought in to the weigh area! 


The best way to enter those dordo, tuna and yellowtail optionals for single biggest fish is via cash at check-in. You can also add anglers for $60 at check-in. Cash only for all entry money. No credit cards.


The weigh-in at Mission Bay starts at 4 p.m. and runs two hours at Dana Landing Market on the grass. The Mexican dinner will be served just after the scales close and the awards and drawings will start about 6:30 after weigh-in and we get all our facts straight on the optional winners and the three overall winners. More on payouts and money and prizes can be found below in previous posts about the event. Note that all winnings will be paid by check from WON by mail a week after the tourney. Prizes, gifts and other sponsors items will be handed out on-site.


 It’s easy to enter and compete at check in at Dana Landing and at Shelter Island) one hour only 8 to 9 Friday night at the end of the north dock of the Shelter Island ramp. Again, you can drive by Dana Landing in Mission Bay at the market next to the launch ramp, check in and continue on by trailer to Shelter Island. The one-hour check-in at Shelter Island (Friday night only 8 to 9 p.m.) is a courtesy effort.


You get a goodie bag of Gamakatsu hooks, Yamaha visor, lures, Sport Chalet $5 gift cards, Hi-Seas fluoro leader coils and drawing tickets and a Mexican dinner. You can check in Friday night and start fishing, or check in at Mission Bay from 4 to 6 a.m. on Saturday at MB. For details, contact patm@wonews.com or call (949) 366-0256. If you need to contact McDonell the days of the event, email patm@wonews.com and leave a phone number.



SCHEDULE FOR WON/YAMAHA SAN DIEGO JACKPOT

 

When: WON/Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot is Friday, Sept. 11, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015.

Where: Dana Landing Market, Tackle and Fuel Dock , Mission Bay.

Check-in: Shelter Island launch basin in S.D. Bay 8 to 9 p.m. Friday,  or at tourney headquarters at Mission Bay’s Dana Landing Market area Friday 4 to 10 p.m. or Saturday morning 5 to 6 a.m. (option:drive by Dana, check-in and then drive to Shelter Island in SD Bay  if you want)

Fishing/Weigh-in: Start fishing after check-in. The exciting weigh-in at the Dana Landing Market on Saturday is from 4 to 6 p.m.

Awards and Drawings: Mexican dinner begins: 6 p.m. Yamaha awards to follow at 6:30.



CLICK HERE to sign up online. (Note: Jackpots must be paid by mail or by cash onsite at check-in)


Remember, if you sign up by credit card, be sure to fax in an entry form mentioning you paid online. And, remember that if you have a Yamaha outboard on your competing boat, you get ONE free entry worth $60!!!


 


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A HUGE EVENT!

San Diego Open at Dana Landing in Mission Bay Sept 11-12 will no doubt draw a bigger crowd for tuna and yellowtail this season; It's easy to compete, inexpensive and fun during this epic season


PREVIEW


MISSION BAY -- It's back for a third year, the WON/Yamaha San Diego Open Jackpot Tournament slated Sept. 11-12 at Dana Landing, Mission Bay.

The first year it was a small event, nine teams, last year it ballooned to 41 teams and this year the event is sure to attract well over 50 to 60 teams with the format geared for participation.


And the fishing? Well, it’s off the charts. If you look at the schedule, the cost and the format, it makes no sense why you would not want to commit to this event the weekend after Labor Day. You are going fishing anyway, and this format simply adds to the day’s fishing. Free gifts, a chance to win money, a nice Mexican dinner, free drawings, a cool weigh-in and freedom to fish from whatever ramp or marina you like in San Diego. You can check in Friday evening or Saturday morning so traffic and timing is not an issue.


So, let’s say you want to fish that Saturday for yellowtail and tuna out San Diego. Here’s some reasons why it’s an easy decision to be in the tourney. In fact, the entire tourney and its format and schedule was designed to be a no brainer for those don’t want to be limited to a launch ramp, marina or time frame. And we recently added dorado as an optional, and a prize package for the biggest wahoo to spice it up. 


- Money: Based on 50 teams, the payouts are $1500, $600 and $400. The money is more spread out this year. And, if we draw 60 to 100 teams, those payout amount will rise. Payment will be by check by mail from WON offices to each team individual based on percentages requested at the awards, not just for tax purposes, but so there are no fund distribution disputes.

- If you are going fishing that Saturday, your entry PP is just $60 a person. If you have Yamaha outboard on the boat, one of your team fishes for free, courtesy of Yamaha. You can sign up early and get into the Furuno Unit early bird drawing, or sign up at check-in, but it’s cash only. You can sign up early at wonews.com (click on WON Events bar) via credit card and fax in your entry form. Your choice. Note, optionals can be pre-paid only by check via mail, or by cash onsite at check-in. Bottom line, if you decide to do the event at the last minute or want to add optionals or teammates, just bring cash to check-in.

-You can leave from S.D. Bay or Mission Bay. Check in at SD Bay is only a one-hour window on Friday, though. 8 to 9 p.m. You can, however, check in by driving to Mission Bay for the Friday and Saturday check-in times, then continue on by trailer to S.D. Bay. The weigh-in Saturday afternoon is at Dana Landing, however. (Fish cannot be trailered over).

Last year was a great event. It was a week earlier in 2014, but it is always the weekend after Labor Day. So in 2015 it is Sept. 11-12.


As always, it continues to be a yellowtail/tuna event, with a three-fish aggregate weigh-in for either species. First place is $1,500, guaranteed. Then $600 and $400 for second and third, but those three placings are laced with gear prizes (two each), too. First place gets two Avet reels, Second place also gets two Cousins rods and third place gets two pair of Costa sunglasses to go with their money. “Last year we added prizes to cash on a whim,” said director Pat McDonell, “and this year we are being specific about what you will receive for placing first through third.”


Then there is the $100 Yellowtail and $100 Tuna Optionals, with a an 80 percent playback. This is for the SINGLE biggest fish. It’s where most of the money comes from. You can pay optionals at check-in, but cash only. This year dorado are going off, and we will include them in the tourney. Thus there will be three single-fish optionals), with its own optional. Because the entry form does not include that optionals, any optional payment for that new dorado optional will be paid onsite, cash, at check-in.


Another good reason to enter the tourney at $60 a person is a chance to win money but also gather in some free gifts. At Check-in you get a Yamaha visor, a coil of High-Seas  fluoro, a welcome bag with sponsor items like Costa Chilly Pads from Frogg Toggs, $5 Sport Chalet Gift credit cards, Gamakatsu hook packs and tickets to the many drawings for Plano, Avet reels, Cousins rods, Furuno products and more. Clothing: FOUR sets of Grundens outerwear are up for grabs n the draw ins, worth $300 each.


Of course, you are gonna be hungry, That $60 entry also entitles you to a great Mexican dinner from a killer food truck vendor we will have at Dana Landing in Mission Bay. We''ll kick in some drinks and dessert, and don't forget, Dana Landing Market is chock full of the top beers and ice for your fish.


 Last year we had dozens of drawings after the BBQ and after the weigh-in held on the patio of the market above the fuel dock. Nothing will change on that schedule although it will be a Mexican dinner.


So, mark it on your calendar. It's after Labor Day, Sept. 11-12, the tuna will still be running, and likely the yellowtail will still be thick on the coast and islands. It's a great way to keep the season going and to win some money and prizes.


Like last year, teams can check-in at Mission Bay at Dana Landing and ALSO at Shelter Island at the launch ramp on the dock. That San Diego Bay check-in limited, and is ONLY from 8 to 9 p.m. Friday. At all other times, all teams have to check-in at Mission Bay at Dana Landing. All weigh-ins will be at Dana Landing.


You will still be able to checkin and leave (If you want to) on Friday 6 to 10 p.m. at Dana Landing at the market grass area under the popups, and if you want to launch Saturday morning, we can check you in on Saturday, from 4 to 6 a.m. The weigh-ins will run 4 to 6 p.m. followed by the awards between 6:30 and 7 p.m. on the weigh-in.


See the new entry form. You can sign up by credit card (entry only, not optionals, check by mail or cash on site) at www.wonews.com . you then must fax the entry form into WON at 1-(949) 366-0804.


Again this year, all teams that sign up early are in the drawing for a Furuno Chart plotter. The deadline for eligibility is Aug. 28.





Yamaha makes it easy for you!


Whether you have a Yamaha powered boat or not, the tourney is still a bargain at $60 a person.


MISSION BAY -- If we told you could fish in a inshore/offshore yellowtail and tuna tournament, get free goodie bag gifts, have a chance to win $1,500, $600 or $400, get a Yamaha visor, win a drawing prize, have a dinner by Mission Bay and it would cost you just $60 for a two-man team, would you enter?


You likely couldn’t pass it up, could you? It’s like going fishing with extra benefits. Why not? The third annual WON/Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot is Sept. 11-12, and to make it even more convenient, you can leave from Shelter Island in S.D. Bay (8 to 9 p.m. Friday ONLY) or at tourney headquarters at Mission Bay’s Dana Landing on Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., or Saturday morning from 4 to 6 a.m. The idea for that schedule, though brutal on the staff, is to be flexible for those teams dealing with work and traffic.


The exciting weigh-in at the Dana Landing Market on Saturday will be for up to three fish, and 3 tuna or yellowtail determines the winner. Awards and drawings and BBQ to follow. There’s also $100 single big fish optionals for tuna and yellowtail if you choose to enter on site. You can pay those optionals by cash only on-site — no credit cards, please.


If you want to sign up, you can go to wonews.com and go to WON events and sign up with a credit card. The easiest way is to pay via mailed personal check and include the entry form that is part of this special preview supplement, and make the check made out to Western Outdoors. Mail it to WON/San Diego Jackpot, 901 Calle Amanecer, Suite 300, San Clemente CA 92673.


If you sign up with a credit card, remember two things: You must send in by fax or mail an entry form with team members’ names whether you pay any money or not. The fax number is (949) 366-0804, Attention Lori. If you have questions about your entry, call Lori at (949) 366-0827. For tourney or schedule questions, call tourney director Pat McDonell at (949) 366-0256. Leave a message and he will call you back; or, e-mail him at patm@wonews.com


The basic entry fee is $60 a person. If you have a two-person team on a Yamaha-powered boat, it is just $60 to enter. Three people, $120, four $180 and so on. If you are not on a Yamaha boat, it’s $60 for all anglers. All people on a boat must be a team member and be registered. No exceptions, which includes charterboats, and their crew.


Of course, there are two optionals for $100, for tuna and yellowtail, but we will likely add dorado to that at check-in. So if you want to enter those optionals onsite at check-in, bring $100 for each one. Payback for that is 80 percent for the single biggest fish in each optional. So, while you may not win with that big fish, you might win more money than the first place team. That’s the beauty of Calcutta-style tournaments.


See you there!



 

RULES OF THE 2015


WON/YAMAHA SAN DIEGO JACKPOT


It is the sole responsibility of the participating anglers, captains and crews to know and abide by the tournament’s rules. By entering the 2015 San Diego Jackpot, they acknowledge such and agree to all rules.


There is no limit to the number of anglers, but there is a minimum, two anglers. All anglers on any competing boat must be signed in, and paid for as an entry. If your main power source on your boat your are competing on is a Yamaha, you get one free personal entry worth $60. Others on the team must pay the entry.


All participants must possess a valid U.S. and Mexican fishing license. If you do not plan to fish Mexican waters, you do not, obviously, need a Mexican license or FMM.


There is no limit or restriction on bait.


The official channel is 72. There is no obligation to report catches.


No bluefin may be taken in Mexican waters. There is no such recreational restriction in U.S waters. The U.S. limit for SoCal waters is 2-fish limit PP for bluefin. 


Any boat deemed operating in an unsafe manner will be disqualified.


Teams must weigh in between 4 and 6 p.m. at Dana Landing. You must reach the Dana Landing area and be in line at the ramp with your fish by 6 p.m. to be eligible to weigh-in. We will weigh all fish that are in line by 6 p.m.


The overall winners are determined by a composite of any three tuna or yellowtail. Teams must decide which three fish to bring to the scale. If a team is in a big fish optional, the largest of that species brought to the scale and weighed will be chosen. (As such, if a team is in the yellowtail optional, they could bring in three tuna for the overall, and bring a yellowtail for that $100 Big Fish optional.


It is the responsibility of the team to decide which fish to weigh prior to docking at the weigh area. Under the current weigh rules, the maximum number of fish that can be brought up the ramp to the scale area is four fish, and only if a team is in the optionals. If you are not in the optionals, only three fish can be brought to the scales.


One angler on a main-Yamaha powered boat does have to pay the $60 individual entry fee. All others, on boats with Yamahas or not, must pay $60. Six-pack and charter captains must pay the entry fee. No exceptions. No fish will be weighed in unless all anglers are registered as team members and have paid their fee.


Any team that has a non-entrant on board and weighs in fish, and is discovered, will be DQ’d.


All teams must check in with tourney staff at S.D. Bay (Shelter Island launch ramp dock, Friday, 8 p.m.-9 p.m.only) or Mission Bay (see Friday-Saturday hours on schedule). They can then begin fishing at any time after that.

First place overall (3 fish max. aggregate) pays $ 1,500, second $600 and third place $400. Optionals paid in are paid out at 80 percent.


If no one catches a yellowtail or tuna in those optionals, the money, minus 20 percent, is refunded to the teams by check.


In the event of a tie in any overall or optional pool, a coin toss by the tournament director will determine the winner if there are only two teams tied. More than two teams tying will result in a drawing among those teams.


Mutilated fish will not be weighed in. The tournament director will make the final decision, with no protests allowed since it is a visual judgment call.


Any team or individual receiving monetary winnings is required to provide to Western Outdoors Publications a Social Security number and a current address. A signature will additionally be required for receipt and acknowledgment of winnings. Team captains of teams that win money will be required to meet WON staff to apply for their winnings which will be sent by check via mail within a week after the event.


All decisions by the tournament directors and advisory board are final.


All monetary winners will be subject to a lie detector test at the discretion of the tournament director. If any angler declines to be tested, his team is automatically disqualified from receiving any monetary awards. The lie detector test will be used as one of, but not the sole, determining factor in any decision by the tournament directors and the advisory board.


The tournament director reserves the right to alter starting and finishing times to co­incide with weather, tides and probability of better fishing conditions.


All verbal protests and supporting evidence must be presented to the tournament director immediately upon returning to Mission Bay, followed by a written protest no more than 30 minutes after the verbal protest.


Any verbal or physical abuse or threats from entrants toward Jackpot staff is cause for a team’s disqualification.?


WON reserves the right to deny any team’s or individual’s entry. Also note that the above rules are subject to change prior to the event?


Teams which weigh in fish cannot continue to fish that day. All boats that weigh in fish the first day are subject to a thorough boat inspection at the dock by a tournament staffer.

La Jolla Yellows take the title
 Barbour, Rizzo find La Jolla and yellows to be winning combo

 

NEIL BARBOUR and Ryan Rizzo with their winning trio of yellows from La Jolla on Saturday


BY PAT MCDONELL

MISSION BAY -- Neil Barbour and Ryan Rizzo, both of Lakeside, fishing on the Yamaha powered Easy Access off La Jolla Kelp for quality yellows Saturday morning and weighed in three of them for 67.5 pounds to win the second annual WON/Yamaha Dana Landing San Diego Open at Mission Beach. They won the $100 yellowtail Big Fish Optional and first place money for $3,960, plaques and a Global Fish mount certificate.

The field quadrupled this year from 11 teams to 44 with 109 anglers fishing locally and offshore for yellows and tuna. Bluefin were not an eligible fish for the tournament as Mexico’s federal fisheries department, Conpesca, has not released an official written permission to fish them recreationally. To avoid any possible controversy that has plagued other events this season and to honor the closure, bluefin were taken off the table as fish to be weighed.

With bluefin off the table, and offshore yellowtail under the paddies largely “rats” of 6 pounds or less, and yellowfin not much bigger on local offshore banks, said Barbour at the ceremony, the team elected to fish La Jolla which had produced a good bite on bigger yellows over the previous week. They weighed in yellows of 21, 24.5 and 22 pounds for their total, beating Lucky Striper which weighed in three yellows that totalled 56 pounds for Marc Nunes of San Diego and Patrick King of Carlsbad who won $300 and a Avet reel and Cousins rod.

Teams could weighed in any three fish, yellowtail or any species of tuna other than bluefiin. And there were two optionals for yellowtail and tuna. Third place team 39 on Pro Fish, placed third with yellowfin of 16, 13 and 13.2 pounds for a 42.2 total, and the 16 pounder won the tuna optional for $920 to go with the $200 third place money for a total of $920, plus tackle.

The event was followed with a BBQ chicken and meal, and $10,000 in drawings for Costa sunglasses, Cousins rods, Avet reels, Sport Chalet gift cards and Plano Tackle systems, Terrafin memberships, two $500 Foodsaver units and more. More details will be in this week’s issue of WON.


THE TOURNEY was hosted by Dana Landing Market and Fuel Dock in Mission Bay for the second straight year.

 


THE EVENT QUADRUPLED in size this year. Teams with a Yamaha engine in the event could get two frère angler entries. That and the great fishing spurred the signups. In addition to $2500 in Yamaha money for the top three teams, there were two optionals worth almost $2,000, and $10,000 in drawings..

Bluefin not part of this weekend's tourney
 40-plus team field is expected: You must check-in, with boat, and bluefin will not be part of the event due to the controversy surrounding the Mexican closure on bluefin  

You can still sign up by phone, e-mail or onsite in San Diego ay (limited time)  or Mission Bay Sept. 5 or 6 Friday or Saturday



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The deadline for the early bird entry for the drawing of the Furuno unit  that was Friday the 29th at 4 p.m. has passed, with 31teams signed in and more anglers calling after the deadline. . Here is the most current  roster, which was updated as of Tuesday at 3 p.m. You can sign up onsite at check-in, bring cash only for entries and optionals.

NOTE: Bluefin are still not allowed to caught recreationally in Mexican waters. Thus, to avoid controversy at the weigh-in, particularly for the big fish optional, NO BLUEFIN can be weighed in. According to Ken Franke, president of the Sportfishing Association of California (SAC) no written confirmation of the bluefin sport-catch ban being lifted has been received. Thus. WON does not want to be part of any event that might indicate sport caught fish are being allowed or taken in Mexican waters, and there is no ay to accurately determine whether a bluefin came from U.S. waters.

Thus, albacore (not likely), yellowfin and bigeye will be weighed as tuna, and of course, yellowtail. All those species can be fished in Mexican and U.S. waters.

"I don't want to deal with controversy or be cop,Yamaha does not want the controversy nor management at WON,  and I certainly don't want Mexican authorities to think we condone teams fishing for bluefin in their waters as we await written confirmation from CONPESCA," said director Pat McDonell. "The stakes are too high."

Teams can still fish Mexican waters. And there is no penalty for catching bluefin, but we will not weigh in bluefin. 












Y. TAIL TUNA  
NAME CITY/STATE ENTRY  $100 $100.00 TOTAL
WNO Gringo
Richard Cooper Racho Cucamonga, CA 50 50
Al Bansley Rancho Cucamonga, CA FREE 0
Dennis Bausley Rancho Cucamonga, CA FREE 0
TEAM SEA VENTURE
James Wickland Jamal, CA FREE 0
Scott Nicholas Temecula, CA 50 50
Sean Nicholas Temecula, CA 50 50
HAM
Jessee Herrera Riverside, CA 50 50
Jason Allingham Corona, CA FREE 0
Mike Allingham Chula Vista, Ca FREE 0
BLUEFIN BEATERS
Andy Moffat Escondido, CA FREE 0
Mark Mangen San Marco, CA FREE 0
Marc Gaskell Ventura, CA 50 50
RADAR
Bob Hargraves San Diego, CA 50 50
Donna McKee San Diego, CA 50 50
Brent Hargraves San Diego, CA 50 50
Brent Hargraves Jr San Diego, CA 50 50
REEL TIME
Chris Wheaton Fullerton, CA 50 50
John Marty Dufek Huntington Beach, CA 50 50
REEFRUNNER
             
Tom Handzus Stanton, CA FREE 0
Valerie Handzus Stanton, CA FREE 0
Mike Nelson FREE
Robert Cronk FREE
Jeff Setterman Lakeside, CA 50 50
Steve Pearman 50 50
Andrew Deal 831 331-5614 FREE
Lawrence Johnson FREE
 
Mike Emerton San Diego, CA 50 50
Ashlea Emerton 50 50
Bill Emerton 50 50
Rob Filson Chula Vista, CA FREE 0
Dean Lewis El Cajon, CA FREE 0
 
Tracy Collins 760 805-2876 FREE
Lenny Webb FREE
Greg Long Redlands, CA  FREE
Gary Judd FREE
Chris Demateis Oceanside, CA FREE 0
Greg Marston FREE 0
Brian Fagan 50 50
Wayne Kotow 858 232-5721 FREE
Mike Smith FREE
LUCKY STRIPER
Marc Nunes FREE
Patrick King FREE
Anthony Nino 50 50
Doug Gallager 50 50
Steven Crout 50 50
Dave Dawas 50 50
Charles Nino 50 50
FISH TALES 50 50
Walter Windrum 50 50
Mike Windrum 50 50
John Windrum
TRIUMPH DAVE  
David Wilder FREE 0
John Wilder FREE 0
Mel Patten 50 50
Glen Smith FREE
Morice Lopez FREE
Dennis Ogden San Diego, CA 50 50
Randy Ogden 50 50
Jim Dexter 50 50
Don Evans 50 50
Ben Dover 50 50
Lisa Griffith FREE
Kenny Pelant FREE
EASY ACCESS
Neil Barbour Lakeside, CA  FREE
Johnny Tyan El Cajon, CA FREE
WET O'S
Andy Redding Escondido, CA  FREE
Ben Redding Escondido, CA  FREE
Adam Larson 619 665-5668 FREE
Justin Larson FREE
Alejandro G Salazar El Centro, CA FREE
Benny Alejandro El Centro, CA FREE
Julio Persona Hemet, CA  50 50
TEAM JERSEA
Tom Donohue Menifee, CA  50 50
Randy Tremblay 50 50
TEAM JONES
Robert Jones Sam Diego, CA  FREE
Kenny Hasselbar San Diego, CA  FREE
MCFLY THIS
J.J. Woodward San Diego, CA  FREE
Jay Woodward San Diego, CA  FREE




















The roster You can still sign in, by calling, e-mailing, or coming to the check-ins on Friday and Saturday. Pay attention to the times of check-in, which is also when you can start fishing from SD Bay or Mission Bay. Miss the check-in periods Friday and Saturday  at Dana Landing and Shelter Island, and you cannot enter. Sign in now to get a spot and you can add team members and pay optionals when you check-in. 

 There's no problem in signing up between now and the end of the signg-in and check-in periods.  You can..

--mail in or FAX the entry form below (number is on the form) and any fee. See the San Clemente address
-- Call Denise at 949-366-0030 ext 25 and give her your information, and then pay by credit card on this website under WON Events (Home Page and scroll down to the Dana link/logo. You do NOT have to do this if you are a Yamaha team with two people. You do have to pay if you are not on a Yamaha powered boat or you have more than two anglers on a Yamaha powered boat. It's pretty simple really, guys. Bottom line,  Denise needs your info, and any money. All new entries or add-ons and $100 optional jackpots for tuna and yellowtail are paid in cash, on site, at the two check-in sites (see below).  Her email is denisec@wonews.com. While we will take info on an e-mail or a phone call, due to the volume of calls for this another WON events, we prefer a faxed entry. (again, the number is on the entry form).  
-- If you are not paying an entry fee because you have a Yamaha powered boat and have just two anglers (the first two are free of Yami teams) you can call in the information or fax it it to the phone number on the form, and you are in. If you want to add someone, it's $50 a person, payable by cash at check-in or by credit card (see above) just let Denise know. She is creating the roster that will be in play at checkin and the  event. 


CHECK-IN: On site check-in at S.D. Bay at Shelter Island launch ramp dock (one hour on Friday and one hour on Saturday openly, see schedule) and at Dana Landing at the tent at the front of the market for those who have entered is simple. Bring cash for any entry of anglers or the optionals. No credit cards or checks accepted on site. You MUST sign in.


S.D. BAY OR MISSION BAY: Please know this. The S.D. Bay check-in part of the event is just a courtesy.  The check-in at the north Shelter Island dock (a guy with a clipboard) is shorter both Friday evening and Saturday morning. YOU CAN drive your rig to Dana Landing in Mission Bay, check-in or signing or add optionals etc and get goodie bags  and then proceed to S.D. Bay. All weigh-ins are at Dana, and all weigh-in at Dana MUST BE BY FLOATING BOAT. You cannot trailer your fish to Dana from S.D. Bay. 

Some options and info on that….Check-in at  Shelter Island launch basin in S.D. Bay runs ONE HOUR,. 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, or ONE HOUR on Saturday 5 to 6 a.m., Checkin at  tourney headquarters at Mission Bay’s Dana Landing is much longer, six hours, this Friday from 4 to 10 p.m. or ONE HOUR Saturday morning 5 to 6 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS. 

Check-in Options: That said, you can drive your rig to MB and sign in as a team, add anglers and pay optionals and/or check-in and then launch at SD Bay. (You can obviously run to Dana Landing by boat, as well, to sign in and check-in). But all weigh-ins are by BOAT at Dana. Do NOT drive your boat/trailer rig with fish from SD BAY over to Mission Bay to weigh them. You must bring fish tot he weigh-in by boat only.  
Option 2: You can drop off someone at the S.D. ramp and have them bring the trailer over to Dana to pickup the boat after you weigh-in. A good option to consider  as Dana Landing slips and side-ties even for a few hours are first come/first serves and are very limited. 

Any questions, email Pat McDonell at patm@wonews.com 



To signup on line CLICK HERE

Mission Bay yellowtail, tuna jackpot tourney Sept. 5-6


THE DANA LANDING Fuel Dock, Launch ramp, Market, deli and tackle shop — parking is convenient just off I-5, near Sea World and the Dana Inn next door.

EVERY ANGLER GETS a Yamaha hat, a chicken BBQ, a high quality Dana Landing shirt (that fits!), a drawing prize and a chance to win $2,500, plus more money if they enter the big tuna yellowtail $100 optionals.


The weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 5 and 6, is when the Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot is slated with a special bonus for all Yamaha-powered teams: a free entry for two; also, you have a choice of launching at Shelter Island or Mission Bay with weigh-in and awards at Dana Landing.


MISSION BAY – Back for a second year, the Dana Landing Jackpot sponsored by Yamaha Outboards has some pretty enticing reasons to enter, so save the date.


“The tourney comes at a fantastic time of year, the week after Labor Day, and smack dab in in the middle of the best fishing season for yellows and tuna in years,” said director Pat McDonell. “Last year the opinion was that to win you had go far. Real far, to get that one big fish. This year the rules are changed. You weigh in THREE fish, any three yellows or tuna – not a single biggest fish, to place in the first three spots for $2,500 in prize money and sponsor’s prizes.


He added, “Best of all, Mexico is not needed this year for the event with all the FMM business. The fish are CLOSE. So, there’s less fuel, and great fishing just a few miles off the coast. This year, every team has a shot at winning.”

There’s another thing to consider. Big boats and teams are on a level playing field. Those big bluefin under the pens last year? Forget it. That fishery is off-limits, even though people are still fishing for them. But we will enforce that bluefin fishery closure if it it still in effect. We are still awaiting written confirmation as of Aug. 22. If we have confirmation from the Mexican government through our Sportfishing Association of California (SAC) that bluefin can be fished we will let team,s know asap or at least at check-in, but as of now, you cannot fish for bluefin in Mexican waters and weigh those fish for the tourney. Be prepared to show us your electronics and your nav tracks for the trip." 

So let’s look at the tourney, and some reasons why you should fish it out of Dana Landing in Mission Bay/San Diego on  Sept. 5-6.


— No. 1, it’s very inexpensive to enter, just $50 a person, and that’s fully half of what it costs for the white seabass event in Catalina, and even better for Yamaha owners. Why, if you fish on a Yamaha powered boat, the first two individual entries are free. It costs nothing for a two-person to enter.”


—Why enter it? Aside from the great tuna and yellowtail fishing just outside Mission Bay, why should a bunch of people enter the event? Well, if you are going to fish anyway, this a helluva tourney to participate in for a number of reasons. Keep in mind, we are not penalizing anglers who do not have a Yamaha powered boat. We are just rewarding those who do.


— That $50 fee per person is cheap, if you have to pay it because you are not fishing on a Yamaha powered boat, yet there is a guaranteed first place payout of $2,000. Second place pays $300, third $200, but those amounts are bulked up by some great sponsors prizes for second and third.


— As mentioned, if you are fishing on a Yamaha powered boat, the entry is free for up to two anglers on the team. Any additional team members pay the usual $50.


— There is no limit on the number of anglers on a boat, but all people on the boat must enter at $50, even if it is a chartered boat. Last year three charterboats competed at the last minute. A fun added value for the passengers on the charter. We don’t care. The tourney can be fished on a cattle boat, but everyone must be entered, including crew. No exceptions.


— Tourney add-ons: If you are fishing another tourney, any tourney, you can fish this tournament concurrently. "I don't know of any, however," said McDonell. 


— S.D. Bay or Mission Bay. Your choice. Teams can check in at Dana Landing Market and fuel dock in Mission Bay, or Shelter Island in San Diego Bay at the launch ramp the night before so they don’t have to backtrack to Mission Bay,” said tourney director McDonell. “I would caution the window to check-in at Shelter Island basin at the launch ramp is much shorter than Mission Bay, 8-9 p.m. on Friday and 5 to 6 a.m. on Saturday. “Of course, the weigh-in and awards are both at Dana Landing Fuel Dock and Market. Figure out which is best for you to start from. If you fishing on a trailerboat, I would leave from Dana Landing in Mission Bay. If your boat is in a slip in S.D. Bay, it depends on where you are fishing. Come north, check in, get supplies and head offshore to La Jolla.


By far, Dana Landing Market and Fuel Dock is the best one-stop trailerboat facility on the coast,” said McDonell. “Fuel, food, free launching and parking, all right next to a great bayfront hotel. You just can’t beat it. Teams from S.D. Bay who weigh-in on Saturday afternoon and stay for the awards will have some dock room, but it’s first come-first served basis. Unless we have a ton of boats from S.D. Bay looking for a slip or tie-up, I see no big issues. The weigh-in and awards will be quick, a few hours.”


— Optional Money: At this time, there are $100 tuna and $100 yellowtail optionals for biggest individual fish. 80 percent payback. 


— The weigh-in held over two hours at Dana Landing in late afternoon. is for yellowtail or tuna, in a three fish aggregate, so you can weigh all 3 tuna, all 3 yellows or a combination of two yellows and a tuna or two tuna and a yellowtail. If you are in the optional for tuna or yellowtail or both, that biggest fish is your entry. Simple.


— Exciting weigh-in: This year, instead of using the dock, teams will bring fish up the ramp in carts to where the crowd awaits in front of the Dana Landing Market. “What a great venue for the weigh-in. I am building a temporary weigh scale and people can watch the whole weigh-in unfold, and hear the teams being interviewed on a microphone, just like at the Cabo Tuna Jackpot. We expect a fun crowd as the fish are brought up. The market is right there, with food, beer, seating and more, so kick back and wait for the winners to weigh in.”


— Prizes: The $50 entry fee includes a goodie bag of hooks, a Yamaha hat, a Dana Landing shirt, a BBQ dinner after weigh-in and a ticket for drawings for prizes that include 11 Avet reels, Seaguar fluoro coils, four Cousins rods, six pairs of Costas, Terrafin memberships, Plano tackle boxes and Plano travel tubes, and more.


— Be a part of the radio broadcast: Phil Friedman of phillipfriedmanoutdoors.com will be there again to do a live radio web show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/philipfriedmanoutdoors) at weigh-in and that guy makes everything exciting.


— Early Bird Prize: Teams that sign up a week before by Aug. 29 are eligible for the drawing for the $900 value Furuno 1870 video GPS/Fishfinder with C-Map card for the SoCal coast. That deadline has passed, and just over 30 teams are eligible. The individual anglers are pre- entered. Each pre-entered angler has an index ticket with their name on it. The unit goes to ONE angler. Winner MUST BE PRESENT, or we draw again.

 

To signup on line CLICK HERE or call tourney director Pat McDonell for details at (949) 366-0030 ext. 33 or patm@wonews.com


THE ANGLER MANAGEMENT team that won the inaugural event last year. This year yellowtail and tuna are eligible species for the overall payday, with a three-fish aggregate, and two Big Fish optionals of $100 for yellowtail and tuna. Got a Yami to fish with, the two entries are free for your team!


Schedule for Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot


When: WON/Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot is Friday, Sept. 5-6.


Where: Dana Landing Market, Tackle and Fuel Dock , Mission Bay.


Check-in: Shelter Island launch basin in S.D. Bay 8 to 9 p.m. Friday, or Saturday 5 to 6 a.m., or at tourney headquarters at Mission Bay’s Dana Landing Friday 4 to 10 p.m. or Saturday morning 5 to 6 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS.  You can drive your rig to MB and sign in and/or check-in and then launch at SD Bay. But all weigh-ins are by BOAT at Dana. Do NOT drive your fish from SD BAY to Mission Bay to weigh them. By boat only. NOTE!!!!!You can drop off someone at the S.D. ramp and have them bring the trailer over to Dana to pickup the boat after you weigh-in. A good option as Dana Landing slips and side-ties even for a few hours are first come/first serves and are limited. 


Fishing: From check-in (Friday or Saturday, SD or MB) to weigh-in at Dana Landing Market 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday.


Weigh-in: The exciting weigh-in at the Dana Landing Market on Saturday is from 4 to 6 p.m.


Awards and Drawings: Barbecue begins: 6 p.m. Yamaha awards to follow at 6:30.


Here is a direct link for the Yamaha-Dana Landing supplement on our server:

http://forum.wonews.com/3dissue/won2014/201408153dl/index.html


Want to enter the Dana Landing Jackpot?


If you run a Yamaha powered boat, it might cost you nothing to enter;


If we told you could fish in a inshore/offshore yellowtail and tuna tournament, get free goodie bag gifts, have a chance to win $2,000, $300 or $200, get a hats, t-shirt , win a drawing prize, have a BBQ dinner by Mission Bay and it would cost you nothing, would you enter?


You likely couldn’t pass it up. could you? It’s like going fishing with extra benefits. Why not? The second annual WON/Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot is Sept. 5-6. and to make it even more convenient, you can leave from Shelter Island in S.D. Bay or at tourney headquarters at Mission Bay’s Dana Landing Friday 4 to 10 p.m. or Saturday morning 5 to 6 a.m.. The exciting weigh-in at the Dana Landing Market on Saturday will be for up to three fish, an 3 tuna or yellowtail determines the winner. Awards and drawings and BBQ to follow. There’s also $100 single big fish optionals for tuna and yellowtail if you choose to enter on site. You can pay those optional by cash only on site. No cards, please.


DON’T MISS THE Aug, 29 deadline to be eligible for the drawing for the Furuno unit!


If you want to sign up, you can go to wonews.com and go to WON events and sign up with a credit card (if you have to pay any money, as some teams with Yamaha outboards do not) , The easiest way is to pay by mailed personal check and include the entry form that is part of this special preview supplement, and make the check made out to Western Outdoors,. Mail it to WON/Dana Landing Tourney, 901 Calle Amanacer, Suite 300, San Clemente CA 92673.


If you sign up with a credit card, remember two things: You must send in by fax or mail an entry form with team members names whether you pay any money or not. The fax number is (949) 366-0804. Attention Denise C. If you have questions about your entry, call Denise at (949) 366-0256, ext 25. For tourney or schedule questions, call tourney director Pat McDonell at that same number, ext 33. Leave a message and he will call you back right away.


If you have two anglers and fish with Yamaha main power source, all we need is basic angler info. It’s free for the first two teammates, $50 for any more than that. If you are not on a Yamaha boat, it’s $50 an angler. All people on a boat must be a team member and be registered. No exceptions, which includes charterboats.


So, as an example, if you have a Yami on the back of your boat, and you have three people on your team, you pay $50 plus any optional money. If you are on a diesel powered boat, or a six-pack, or any non-Yamaha boat, and you have four anglers, you pay $200. If you are on a charterboat with two crew and six anglers, the fee is $400. Plus optionals.


See you there!


Rules of the Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot


It is the sole responsibility of the participating anglers, captains and crews to know and abide by the tournament's rules. By entering the 2014 Dana Landing Jackpot they acknowledge such and agree to all rules.

Bluefin are not a weighable fish. Eligible tuna are bigeye, yellowfin and albacore. 

There is no limit to the number of anglers, but there is a minimum, two anglers. All anglers on any competing boat must be signed in, and paid for as an entry.


All participants must possess a valid U.S. and Mexican fishing license. If you do not plan to fish Mexican waters, you do not, obviously, need a Mexican license or FMM.


There is no limit or restriction on bait.


The official channel is 72. There is no obligation to report catches.


No bluefin may be taken in Mexican waters unless we get the go-ahead. We will post that info if we get it. There is no such recreational restriction in U.S waters.


Any boat deemed operating in an unsafe manner will be disqualified.


Teams must weigh in between 4 and 6 p.m. at Dana landing.You must reach the Dana Landing area and be in line at the ramp with your fish by 6 p.m. to be eligible to weigh-in. We will weigh all fish that are in line by 6 p.m.


The overall winners are determined by a composite of any three tuna or yellowtail. Teams must decide which three fish to bring to the scale. If a team is in a big fish optional, the largest of that species brought to the scale and weighed will be chosen. (As such, if a team is in the yellowtail optional, they could bring in three tuna for the overall, and bring a yellowtail for that $100 Big Fish optional.


It is the responsibility of the team to decide which fish to weigh prior to docking at the weigh area. Under the current weigh rules, the maximum number of fish that can be brought up the ramp to the scale area is four fish, and only if a team is in the optionals. If you are not in the optionals, only three fish can be brought to the scales.


Up to two anglers on a main-Yamaha powered boat do not have to pay the $50 individual entry fee. All others, on boats with Yamahas or not, must pay $50. Six pack and charter captains must pay the entry fee. No exceptions. No fish will be weighed in unless all anglers are registered as team members and have paid their fee.


Any team that has a non-entrant on board and weighs in fish, and is discovered, will be DQ’d.


All teams must check in with tourney staff at S.D. Bay or Mission Bay. They can then begin fishing at any time.


First place overall (3 fish max aggregate) pays $2,000, second $300 and third place $200. Optionals paid in are paid out at 80 percent.


If no one catches a yellowtail or tuna in those optionals, the money, minus 20 percent, is refunded to the teams by check.


In the event of a tie in any overall or optional pool, a coin toss by the tournament director will determine the winner if there are only two teams tied. More than two teams tying will result in a drawing among those eams.


Mutilated fish will not be weighed in. The tournament director will make the final decision, with no protests allowed since it is a visual judgment call.


Any team or individual receiving monetary winnings is required to provide to Western Outdoors Publications a social security number and a current address. A signature will additionally be required for receipt and acknowledgment of winnings. Team captains of teams that win money will be required to meet WON staff at to apply for their winnings which will be sent by check via mail within a week after the event.


All decisions by the tournament directors and advisory board are final.


All monetary winners
will be subject to a lie detector test at the discretion of the tournament directors. If any angler declines to be tested, his team is automatically disqualified from receiving any monetary awards. The lie detector test will be used as one of, but not the sole, determining factor in any decision by the tournament directors and the advisory board.

The tournament director reserves the right to alter starting and finishing times to coincide with weather, tides and probability of better fishing conditions.


All verbal protests and supporting evidence must be presented to the tournament director immediately upon returning to Mission Bay, followed by a written protest no more than 30 minutes after the verbal protest.


Any verbal or physical abuse or threats from entrants toward Jackpot staff is cause for a team's disqualification.


WON reserves the right to deny any teams' or individual's entry. Also note that the above rules are subject to change prior to the event.


Teams which weigh in fish cannot continue to fish that day. All boats that weigh in fish the first day are subject to a thorough boat inspection at the dock by a tournament staffer.


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Yellowtail, Tuna Jackpot Tourney Sept. 5-6
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To signup on line CLICK HERE


The weekend after Labor Day is when the Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot is slated with a special bonus for all Yamaha-powered teams: a free entry for two; also, you have a choice of launching at Shelter Island or Mission Bay with weigh-in and awards at Dana Landing

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MISSION BAY — Back for a second year, the Dana Landing Jackpot sponsored by Yamaha has some pretty enticing reasons to enter, so save the date.


It costs just $50 a person to enter. Yet, there is a guaranteed first place payout of $2,000. Second place pays $300, third $200, plus prizes.

This one is BIG! If you are fishing on a Yamaha powered boat, the entry is free for up to two anglers on the team. Any additional team members pay the usual $50.


There is no limit on the number of anglers on a boat, but all people on the boat must enter at $50, even if it is a chartered boat. Last year three charterboats competed.

Teams can check in at Dana Landing in Mission Bay or Shelter Island in San Diego Bay at the launch ramp the night before so they don’t have to backtrack to Mission Bay,” said director Pat McDonell, but he added, “The window to check in at Shelter Island basin is much shorter than Mission Bay, 8-9 p.m. on Friday and 5 to 6 a.m. on Saturday. “ Of course, the weigh-in and awards are at Dana Landing Fuel Dock and Market.


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THE DANA LANDING Fuel Dock, Launch ramp, Market, deli and tackle shop — parking is convenient just off I-5, near Sea World and the Dana Inn next door.

“By far it’s the best one-stop trailerboat facility on the coast,” said McDonell. “Fuel, food, free launching and parking, next to a great bayfront hotel. You just can’t beat it. Teams from S.D. Bay who weigh-in and stay for the awards will have dock room, first come-first served.”


There are $100 tuna and $100 yellowtail optionals for biggest single fish. The weigh-in at Dana Landing in late afternoon is for yellowtail or tuna, in a three fish aggregate, so you can weigh all 3 tuna, all 3 yellows or a combination of two yellows and a tuna or two tuna and a yellowtail. He weigh-in will be up near the market, and we expect a fun crowd as the fish are brought up.”


Prizes: The $50 entry fee includes a goodie bag of hooks, a Yamaha hat, a Dana Landing shirt, a BBQ dinner after weigh-in and a ticket for drawings for prizes that include 11 Avet reels, Seaguar fluoro coils, four Cousins rods, six pairs of Costas, Terrafin memberships, Plano tackle boxes and Plano travel tubes, and more.


Early Bird Prize: Teams that sign up a week before by Aug. 29 are eligible for the drawing for the $900 value Furuno 1870 video GPS/Fishfinder with C-Map card for the SoCal coast.


Make it a long weekend for the family! The Dana Inn is the perfect place to take the family. Parking your rig is NOT an issue. The hotel shares parking with the free launch ramp, right there at tourney headquarters of Steve Pinard’s Dana Landing Market and Fuel Dock.


“Three of the teams last year stayed for two nights by the bay with their family, “ said McDonell, “So while the teams fished for yellows and tuna that Saturday, the rest of the family enjoyed a great weekend mini-vacation.”


To signup on line CLICK HERE or call tourney director Pat McDonell for details at (949) 366-0030 ext. 33 or pat@wonews.com


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