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Feature Article: Triton and Gail Force

Two-boat showdown pits the Gail Force against the Triton

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Jun 15, 2017

Still spots available on both vessels on which anglers will compete against each other in a ‘combined jackpot’ for cash and prizes

competeonthewaterCOMPETE ON THE WATER in WON’s annual Triton vs. Gail Force charter event in which anglers on both vessels gun for cash and prizes in a “combined jackpot” format.


SAN PEDRO — Competitive fishing between sportboat anglers is skyrocketing in popularity on the west coast, and Western Outdoor News is proud to be the tip of that spear with events like the Rockfish Rumble, the Channel Islands Shootout, WON Big Fish Challenge, Central Coast Lingcod Championship and San Diego Offshore Jackpot. These events range in length from 10-weeks to 1-day, and they all give not only the anglers a shot at cash winnings, raffle prizes and giveaways, but just watch – or more to the point, listen – to how each boat’s captain and crew can get after it when fishing against each other for pride points for their vessel, and bragging rights on the dock.


A very popular installment of this brand of fish off is when anglers will board L.A. Waterfront Sportfishing’s Triton and Gail Force to slug it out on an extended ¾-day trip. The battle commences on Tuesday, July 25 from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the $130 fare includes a $20 jackpot buy in. The trips are limited to 20 anglers on the 55-foot Gail Force and 25 anglers on the 60-foot long and extra-wide Triton.


Based on full boats, a total of $900 will be up for grabs in an “overall jackpot” format between both boats. The angler landing the overall-biggest fish will pocket $500, $300 will go to second place and $200 for third. Like all WON charters, passengers will also get their hands on new Coastal Black hooks from VMC, and spools of Sufix mono and J-Braid from Daiwa will also be on hand for fill-ups on the way out. Spools of Yo-Zuri fluorocarbon will also be on hand for tying leaders.


A pair of premium Costa sunglasses – style chosen by the winner – will also be awarded to the angler catching the biggest fish on BOTH boats, and a $50 gift card for Turner’s Outdoorsman will go to another lucky participant.


While $130 is “all in” for a mid-summer, light-load trip like this is pretty attractive, coming home with some swag on top of it is the icing on the cake.


Those familiar with the boats know that they are Catalina Island-fishing machines. Based within ideal striking distance of the island, the crew on both the Triton and Gail Force well schooled in targeting homeguard Catalina fish or chasing pelagics if conditions dictate going into “offshore freelance “ mode.


To sign up, find Triton v.s. Gail Force won WONews.com under the EVENTS tab, or contact Chuck Buhagiar at (949) 366-0898.




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