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SOCAL CALENDAR: Spring cleaning? At the annual Southern California Tackle Swap Meet, it ain’t no joke

Western outdoor NewsPublished: Feb 12, 2010



SOUTH CAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS


CARDIFF— If you happen to be one of the thousands of SoCal anglers who are currently prepping for the upcoming spring season, the timeliness of this Saturday’s (Feb. 13) annual Southern California Tackle Swap Meet in Cardiff, couldn’t be any better.

Whether you’re looking to sell some of your old tackle or acquire new gear, this is where you want to be.

A good turnout of southwestern tackle collectors and others who are interested in old fishing tackle are expected to be on-hand at this year’s public show/sale. Admission is free for spectators and there is a $35 fee if you are planning to sell or swap tackle.

Well-known tackle collector and IGFA Trustee, Michael Farrior, will display a portion of his collection of rare, turn-of-the-20th-century tackle; including reels, rods and terminal tackle used to capture tuna, and immense handmade reels of the 1930s up to 20/0 size owned by Zane Grey.

The event will be held in the auditorium of the Ada Harris Elementary School, 1508 Windsor Road, Cardiff, CA 92007, and will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you are planning to sell at the event you must contact John Elder, drbaits@aol.com, (619) 997-8270; or Mark Edson, spindiver@aol.com; a.s.a.p. to reserve a display table.

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FEBRUARY

Feb. 10:  Monthly meeting of the West Valley Bassmasters takes place at the Lamplighter restaurant at 9110 De Soto Ave. in Chatsworth at 7 p.m. Tournaments every month throughout California. Looking for prospective members including novices, experts, boaters and non-boaters. All are welcome. Contact Scott Sweet at (818) 448-3366 for more information.

Feb. 13: A good turnout of southwestern tackle collectors and others who are interested in old fishing tackle are expected to be on-hand at this year’s public show/sale. Admission is free for spectators and there is a $35 fee if you are planning to sell or swap tackle. Well-known tackle collector and IGFA Trustee, Michael Farrior, will display a portion of his collection of rare, turn-of-the-20th-century tackle; including reels, rods and terminal tackle used to capture tuna, and immense handmade reels of the 1930s up to 20/0 size owned by Zane Grey. The event will be held in the auditorium of the Ada Harris Elementary School, 1508 Windsor Road, Cardiff, CA 92007, and will be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. If you are planning to sell at the event you must contact John Elder, drbaits@aol.com, (619) 997-8270; or Mark Edson, spindiver@aol.com; a.s.a.p. to reserve a display table.

Feb. 13: WON BASS team tournament at El Capitan Reservoir. For more information or entry forms, visit www.wonbass.com.

Feb. 13: Angeles Shooting Ranges will be hosting a hunter education class. For more information, contact instructors Jim Overman, (818) 906-1029, or Joe Kubasak at (818) 515-4271.

Feb. 13-14: The 2010 California Open Wildlife Art Festival. Over 150 artists and carvers from all over the world will compete for awards and exhibit their work at San Diego’s Liberty Station, located at 2875 Dewey Road. There will be ample free parking. Show hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Entry donation is $5, children under 12 are free. For more information, contact Del Herbert at (619) 421-1034 or e-mail delsdcoys@hotmail.com.

Feb. 18-21: California’s senior boat show, the 54th annual Los Angeles Boat Show produced by the Southern California Marine Association, will offer a new four-day event format in 2010. The boat show, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center adjacent to the new Downtown Live complex and Staples Center, will open on Thursday, Feb. 18 and run through Sunday, the 21st. In addition to the new four-day format, SCMA has also decided to reduce the admission charge for adults to only $10, a nearly 20 percent reduction from last year. As always, children 12 and under are free. Boat show hours have also been extended slightly for 2010 with opening on Thursday and Friday at 12 noon and closing at 9 p.m. Saturday show hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, log on to www.losangelesboatshow.com.

Feb. 19-21: WON Charters two-day trip aboard the Indian out of H&M Landing. Cost is $280 per person and includes food and permits (fuel surcharges could be extra). For more info, or to book your spot, contact Mike Flynn at (949) 366-0030, ext. 30.

Feb. 20: OEX Tournament Trail’s Oceanside outing. It’s an early start for the five event pro-style catch-and-release saltwater bass series. There’s a renewed emphasis on welcoming new competitors, who enjoy special incentives, but in most respects this points race follows its time-tested formula. Entry fee is a low $25 in advance; fish one or all. Optional $10 jackpot. Grand prize kayak, BBQ and raffle. Learn more at AllKayakFishing.com.

Feb. 20: WON BASS team tournament at Pyramid Lake. For more information or entry forms, visit www.wonbass.com.

Feb. 20: The San Diego Marlin Club Awards Dinner at the Silver Gate Yacht Club. Dinner will be a fabulous meal of prime rib or salmon, and the evening will be both special and entertaining. For more information, visit www.themarlinclub.com.

Feb. 27: The Chula Vista Yacht Club hosts its second annual South Bay Kayak Fishing Tournament. This one is special; contested in a terrific but underrated fishery featuring plentiful spotted bay bass and all manner of exotics. Both the contest and tournament site are as beginner-friendly as they come. $50, with captain’s bags for the first 50 entrants. Catch-and-release bass and mixed bag categories; junior angler and big fish ($500 min.) awards. The event benefits a good cause, the Chula Vista Nature Center. BBQ and raffle following. Free t-shirt, too. Visit cvyc.org for more important details.

Feb 27: The San Diego Chapter of Safari Club International will be hosting their 2010 auction, “Protecting the Legacy” at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in Rancho Bernardo. For tickets, contact Lyons and O’Haver at (619) 697-3217.


MARCH


March 3-7: The Long Beach Fred Hall Fishing Tackle and Boat Show at the Long Beach Convention Center. For more information, visit www.fredhall.com.

March 6-7: The Lake Poway Open Trout Derby from sunrise to sunset, Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call (858) 668-4770 or e-mail Senior Park Ranger Tony Sholl at tsholl@poway.org.

March 13: The 43rd annual Blake Jones Trout Derby. For more information, call the Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau offices at (760) 873-8405, ext. 28; or e-mail april@bishopvisitor.com.

March 13: The 43rd annual Blake Jones Trout Derby. For more information, call the Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau offices at (760) 873-8405, ext. 28; or e-mail april@bishopvisitor.com.

March 13: WON BASS team tournament at El Capitan Reservoir. For more information or entry forms, visit www.wonbass.com.

March 14: WON BASS team tournament at Diamond Valley Lake. For more information or entry forms, visit www.wonbass.com.

March 14: Angeles Shooting Ranges will be hosting a hunter education class. For more information, contact instructors Jim Overman, (818) 906-1029, or Joe Kubasak at (818) 515-4271.

March 24-28: The Del Mar Fred Hall Fishing Tackle and Boat Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. For more information, visit www.fredhall.com.

March 27: WON BASS team tournament at Pyramid Lake. For more information or entry forms, visit www.wonbass.com.

March 27: Spring wild turkey season opens.

March 27-29: The 2010 Lake Isabella Fishing Derby. This year’s Derby will be offering over $200,000 in prize money as well as many free prizes and raffle items for everyone.

The Isabella Lake Fishing Derby is the largest amateur trout fishing derby in the country, and in the past 20 years, lucky fisher (men, women and children) have caught over $230,000 worth of trout during the three-day event. In addition to the $52,000 worth of tagged trout in the lake, they will also be giving away $1,000 for the largest trout by length caught in the derby. Everyone that is registered for the Derby will be automatically eligible for this prize. The trout does not have to be tagged. Watch their Web site at www.derby.kernrivervalley.com for information and updates on opening of registration and additional prize opportunities as they come available.


APRIL

April 3: WON BASS team tournament at Diamond Valley Lake. For more information or entry forms, visit www.wonbass.com.

April 10: Angeles Shooting Ranges will be hosting a hunter education class. For more information, contact instructors Jim Overman, (818) 906-1029, or Joe Kubasak at (818) 515-4271.

April 13: Get ready for the Eastern Sierra trout opener (April 24) with a free seminar at Sav-On Tackle located at 9917 Orr & Day Road in Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670. The seminar features Berkley pro team staffer and renowned expert trout fisherman, Marlon Meade. He will be discussing the proper use of Berkley Gulp! and PowerBait, in addition to a special technique for catching record trout. The seminar runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call (562) 864-2911.

April 17: WON BASS team tournament at Hodges Reservoir. For more information or entry forms, visit www.wonbass.com.

April 17: The Western Outdoor News Irvine Lake Southern California Trout Opener. The SCTO will feature hundreds of tagged fish planted in Irvine lake and thousands in prizes. Participants who catch a tagged fish will be eligible for various sponsor-generated prizes ranging from rods, reels, tackle boxes and much more. Additionally, the Southern California Trout Opener will feature five big fish prizes to be awarded in each of four categories including Adult Male, Adult Female, Junior Male (12 years or younger) and Junior Female (12 years or younger). Entry fees of $45 per Adult and $30 per Junior Angler include the $20 Irvine Lake gate pass. For more information on the SCTO, call Ashley Hartman at (949) 366-0030, ext. 38.

April 24: The Eastern Sierra trout opener.

April 25: Jan. 24: Three-quarter day WON Charters trip aboard the Malihini out of H&M Landing. Cost is $130 per person. Permits, food and beverages are extra. For more info, or to book your spot, contact Mike Flynn at (949) 366-0030, ext. 30.

April 25: WON BASS team tournament at Pyramid Lake. For more information or entry forms, visit www.wonbass.com.

April 30-May 2: One-and-a-half-day WON Charters trip aboard the Islander out of Fisherman’s Landing. Cost is $295 per person, and load is limited to 20 anglers. For more info., or to book your spot, contact Mike Flynn at (949) 366-0030, ext. 30.


MAYU

May 15-16:  The 27th annual Western Outdoor News Lake Havasu Striper Derby.
May 22-24: Two-day WON Charters trip aboard the Ranger 85 out of Channel Islands Sportfishing. Cost is $300 per person, and load is limited to 30 anglers. For more info, or to book your spot, contact Mike Flynn at (949) 366-0030, ext. 30.











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