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SOUTHERN CA CALENDAR OF EVENTS:Dixon Lake’s night fishing season kicks off Thursday, July 7

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Jul 01, 2011


SOUTHERN  CA CALENDAR  OF EVENTS

ESCONDIDO — Dixon Lake’s night fishing season starts next Thursday, July 7. Bring the family to enjoy the cool night breezes Thursday and Friday nights this summer. The lake will be open until 10:45 p.m. if you are fishing from a boat, and until 11:45 p.m. if you are fishing on shore. Picnic areas will close at 8 p.m. Catfish will be planted throughout the season, so fishing should be good. Combine your visit with a few nights of camping and enjoy the beautiful views of the Escondido skyline as the lights come on in the city, or spend an afternoon hiking in Daley Ranch.

 

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JULY 2011

 

July 4-5: Don Eddie’s Landing in San Quintin will be hosting a two-day fishing tournament over the 4th of July. For more information, visit www.doneddies.com.

 

July 7: Dixon Lake night fishing begins. Bring the family to enjoy the cool night breezes Thursday and Friday nights this summer. The lake will be open until 10:45 p.m. if you are fishing from a boat, and until 11:45 p.m. if you are fishing on shore. Picnic areas will close at 8 p.m. Catfish will be planted throughout the season, so fishing should be good. Combine your visit with a few nights of camping and enjoy the beautiful views of the Escondido skyline as the lights come on in the city, or spend an afternoon hiking in Daley Ranch.

 

July 7: Sport Chalet in Long Beach will be hosting a seminar at 7 p.m. with the legendary Dan Hernandez. He will be talking about inshore fishing, locations to fish, how-to tips, and covering the gear you should have with you. He also plans to talk about caring for your catch, and provide some cooking tips, too.

 

July 14: Night fishing at the Santee Lakes from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Adults fishing passes are only $9, kids are $6. It’s $4 for a second pole stamp. No radios allowed, and lanterns are required. For more info., call (619) 596-3141 or visit www.santeelakes.com.

 

July 15-17: The Pacific Corinthian Yacht Club (PCYC) in Oxnard will be hosting its Channel Islands Mako Shark Tournament. The captains meeting is July 15 at 6 p.m., and fishing runs from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 16th, and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 17th, Entry fee is $600 per boat. For entry forms or additional info., visit www.pcyc.org, or call (805) 985-7292.

  

July 16: Fibers Christian Fishing Club will be meeting at 7 p.m. Chief Daniel Mattos from the Orange County Art Institute will be providing tips on cooking fish. For details and location, check out their website, Fibersfishinclub.org

 

July 16: Oak Tree Gun Club will be hosting Hunter Education Classes monthly on every Third Saturday of the month. Pre-registration for classes is required and student information packet is mailed to student prior to class date. For more information or registration, contact Derek Fong at (661) 297-0876, ext. 2, or HunterEdClass@scvquwf.com. Registration forms are available at www.HunterEdClass.com. 

 

July 21: The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation will be hosting its general meeting at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall. Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the main dining room, and the general public is welcome to attend. Meeting topics range from local Habitat & Youth projects to community-based programs such as Snake Avoidance Classes for Dogs, Chapter Member Hunt opportunities and Volunteer Dept. of Fish & Game Apprentice Hunt Programs. For more information, contact Derek Fong at (661) 297-0876, ext. 3, or scvquwf@scvquwf.com. Registration forms are available at www.SCVQUWF.com.

 

July 24: The San Diego Council of Bass Clubs presents the Anglers Swap Meet at Lake Jennings, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, contact Kelly Salmans at ksalmans@aol.com.

 

July 28: Night fishing at the Santee Lakes from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Adults fishing passes are only $9, kids are $6. It’s $4 for a second pole stamp. No radios allowed, and lanterns are required. For more info., call (619) 596-3141 or visit www.santeelakes.com.

 

July 30-31: The Bill Poole Memorial Angling Tournament. Entry categories include Open Division (private boaters), Party Boat Division, Kayak and Spear Division, and Fishing Club Division. Awards BBQ and raffle to take place the 31st at the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute, Mission Bay Facility.

 

AUGUST

 

Aug. 12: Night fishing at the Santee Lakes from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Adults fishing passes are only $9, kids are $6. It’s $4 for a second pole stamp. No radios allowed, and lanterns are required. For more info., call (619) 596-3141 or visit www.santeelakes.com.

 

Aug. 13: Young anglers ages six through 15 are invited to compete in the free 9th Annual Young Angler Tournament at the Shelter Island Pier, located at 1776 Shelter Island Drive. This saltwater event is sponsored by the San Diego Sportfishing Council, the International Game Fish Association and the Port of San Diego. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Fishing begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Prizes are awarded by 2 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, and sodas will be served to all registered anglers. Lunch provided courtesy of Stump's Village Market of Rancho Santa Fe and Tommy Gomes from Catalina Offshore Products and Specialty Produce. For more information, call the San Diego Sportfishing Council at (619) 234-8793 or log onto the website at www.sportfishing.org.

 

Aug. 18: The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation will be hosting its general meeting at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall. Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the main dining room, and the general public is welcome to attend. Meeting topics range from local Habitat & Youth projects to community-based programs such as Snake Avoidance Classes for Dogs, Chapter Member Hunt opportunities and Volunteer Dept. of Fish & Game Apprentice Hunt Programs. For more information, contact Derek Fong at (661) 297-0876, ext. 3, or scvquwf@scvquwf.com. Registration forms are available at www.SCVQUWF.com.

 

Aug. 20: The California Outdoor Heritage Alliance (COHA) will be hosting their inaugural “Southern California” Sportsman’s Fundraising Banquet at the Huntington Beach Elks Club, located at 7711 Talbert Avenue in Huntington Beach. Doors open at 5 p.m. There will be a raffle, silent auction, and live auction. For more information, e-mail christine@outdoorheritage.org. 

 

Aug. 20: Oak Tree Gun Club will be hosting Hunter Education Classes monthly on every Third Saturday of the month. Pre-registration for classes is required and student information packet is mailed to student prior to class date. For more information or registration, contact Derek Fong at (661) 297-0876, ext. 2, or HunterEdClass@scvquwf.com. Registration forms are available at www.HunterEdClass.com.

 

Aug. 21: The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation will be hosting its Annual Fun Shoot & BBQ. This event, also known as the Henry Gill Memorial Shoot, celebrates the work that QUWF members do for Habitat in our local mountains. The event will be held at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall. The event starts at 8 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Cost: Two (2) rounds of Trap or Skeet (or one of each) & BBQ lunch for $ 30. BBQ only: $10; kids under 15 $5. For more information, contact Derek Fong at (661) 297-0876, ext. 3, or scvquwf@scvquwf.com. Registration forms are available at www.SCVQUWF.com.

 

Aug. 26: Night fishing at the Santee Lakes from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Adults fishing passes are only $9, kids are $6. It’s $4 for a second pole stamp. No radios allowed, and lanterns are required. For more info., call (619) 596-3141 or visit www.santeelakes.com.

 

Aug. 27: Last Chance Bait & Tackle’s Striper King Classic at Diamond Valley Lake, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are just $40 and include entry into the derby, one $5 raffle ticket, and complete lunch catered by Bob’s Big Boy. There will be cash prizes for first- thru fifth-place big fish. For more information, call Last Chance Bait & Tackle at (951) 658-7410, or the Diamond Valley Lake Marina Store at (951) 926-7201.

 

Aug. 29-30: The 21st Annual Church Mouse Invitational. Entry fee is $700 per boat. This year’s tournament also welcomes the fishing of white seabass, halibut, and yellowtail. The object of the Church Mouse is to bring good people together for great fun and fishing while helping Catalina Island youth groups at the same time. In being non-profit, all cash donations from participants and outside donors go toward total donations benefiting Catalina youth, with only the direct expenses of operating the tournament (shirts, dinner, etc.) being withheld. For more information, visit www.churchmouse.org.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Sept. 11-13: The Zane Grey Invitational. Check-in is on Sunday, with fishing taking place Monday and Tuesday. The awards presentation will also take place Tuesday. For more information, visit www.catalinaclassic.com.  

 

Sept. 15: The Santa Clarita Valley Chapter of Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation will be hosting its general meeting at the Oak Tree Gun Club in Newhall. Meetings are held every third Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the main dining room, and the general public is welcome to attend. Meeting topics range from local Habitat & Youth projects to community-based programs such as Snake Avoidance Classes for Dogs, Chapter Member Hunt opportunities and Volunteer Dept. of Fish & Game Apprentice Hunt Programs. For more information, contact Derek Fong at (661) 297-0876, ext. 3, or scvquwf@scvquwf.com. Registration forms are available at www.SCVQUWF.com.

 

Sept. 17: Oak Tree Gun Club will be hosting Hunter Education Classes monthly on every Third Saturday of the month. Pre-registration for classes is required and student information packet is mailed to student prior to class date. For more information or registration, contact Derek Fong at (661) 297-0876, ext. 2, or HunterEdClass@scvquwf.com. Registration forms are available at www.HunterEdClass.com.

 

Sept. 18-20: The Catalina Classic/Avalon Billfish Classic. Check-in is Sunday at the Descanso Beach Club, with fishing taking place Monday and Tuesday. The Awards Presentation will take place Tuesday evening in the Casino Ballroom. For more information, visit www.catalinaclassic.com. 

 

Sept. 24: The Department of Fish & Game (DFG), Santa Clarita Valley Quail & Upland Wildlife Federation (SCVQUWF), and The Hunter Education Instructor Association of So. Cal (HEIA-SC) will host its Annual Upland Game Bird Clinic at Peace Valley near Gorman. The class is part of DFG’s Advanced Hunting Clinics that are held throughout California. This clinic will include information about how to hunt pheasant, quail, and chukar. Topics will include history, habitat, food, range maps, equipment, and hunting with or without a dog. There will be dog demonstrations, both pointers and flushers. Space is limited to 25 people so register early. Cost: $45. 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To download registration form, visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/uplandgame_lebec.aspx. Contact for more information: Lieutenant Dan Lehman, (916) 358-4356.

 

OCTOBER

 

Oct. 1: The Department of Fish & Game (DFG) and The Hunter Education Instructor Association of So. Cal (HEIA-SC) will host its Annual Waterfowl Hunting Clinic at San Jacinto Wildlife Area in Riverside county. Duck hunting in Southern California? Yes, there are ducks in the southland. In this comprehensive clinic they will touch on a broad range of topics. From duck calls to duck identification, this clinic has it all. In this clinic they will focus on calling, bird ID, ethics, etiquette, gauging distance, decoy placement, and ballistics. They will also go over hunting on State and Federal Waterfowl Management areas and game care. Space is limited to 25 people so register early. Cost: $45. 16 years and younger are free but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To download registration form, visit http://www.dfg.ca.gov/huntered/advanced/waterfowl_sanjacinto.aspx. Contact for more information: Lieutenant Dan Lehman, (916) 358-4356.

 



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