We were so pumped that Round 1 of the Battle of the Bays event in Mission Bay went so smoothly! Not to mention that our our good friend and great Hookup Baits customer Norm Shoemaker won the tournament!!! 54 were registered and about 45 launched and fished the event, with 18 in the Big Fish side pot and only 4 in the Mity Might contest. All that paid and registered for the tourney will be in the Cedros drawing on July 14th.
It was pretty darn foggy early as the guys launched. The wind really picked up as the day went on. The fishing and the Angler submissions were pretty slow in the morning, The photos submissions seemed to pick-up as the tide started to fill in later in the morning. The fishing on the outside was very slow for most of the anglers that made the long, windy and foggy peddle out there.
Two kayaks flipped on the outside and needed boat support. I think they’re going to shut down the outside fishing next year as this is the second year with guys having issues on the outside. They’ll tweak the rules and maybe the date so more people have time for submissions and involvement since they’ll be stuck inside the bay next year.
- 1st – Our good friend, Norm Campbell, kicked some butt yesterday and won by 14.5 inches with a total bag of 47″ to take first place and win a $500 gift card to Dana Landing. (Using Hookup Baits, btw!)
- 2nd – David Gordon had a big kicker 18.50″ Sand Bass for a total bag of 34.5 inches to take second place and the Okuma $250 gift certificate.
- 3rd – A wet Tony Souza took 3rd place with a last minute 1:00pm+ peddle in. His bag of two bass was 30.25 inches. Tony won a $125 Promar/AHI gift card.
- 4th – Paul Gomez was 4th with one singe 16.75 Sand Bass and he took home a $75 gift card for some Hookup Bait products.
We hope to see you at Round 2 on June 9th, 2018! Click here to learn more and register.
– The Hookup Baits Team