In case you missed it, we did a live Q&A with Chad and Frank for this year’s annual HUB Tournament which takes place on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. Here are the questions and answers for those who couldn’t tune in!



Q: I already signed up for the tournament but didn’t participate in the jackpot. Can I still participate in the jackpot and how do I pay?
A: It is not too late to sign up for the jackpot if you have already registered for the tournament. To enter the Jackpot is $50 and it can be paid at registration via cash or credit card the day of the event. You will receive a wrist band indicating you have paid for the Jackpot.

Q: I am a member of the Freedom Boat club. Can I use one of their boats for the tournament?
A: Please check with Dan, the owner of Freedom Boat Club in San Diego for availability and clearance to use their boats. There are no restrictions for using their boat or an other rental boat as long as it is inspected at registration. If your boat is not trailered their will be a tournament judge at the launch ramp to inspect your vessel for clearance.

Q: Can we sign up for the tournament the day of the event?
A: Yes, however we can not promise there will be tournament shirts available in your size. Cash or credit card will be accepted as payment.

Q: Is it too late to sign up to add a tournament shirt?
A: No. For those who signed up for a tournament shirt prior to 9/27/2019 your shirt has been ordered. We did order a few extra’s of each size so you may purchase a shirt the day of the tournament for $10.00 based on availability.

Q: Will there be a GROM and Adult prize for the boat division?
A: No. Boat team includes all ages for boat team. Captain of the Boat is responsible for dividing all cash winnings.

Q: What bass are we targeting for the tournament?
A: Calico, Spottie and Sand Bass.

Q: Does the Jackpot include the bass?
A: No. Only legal game fish. No bass, rays or sharks.

Q: Who do I call in the event of an emergency?

  • 1st call the Coast Guard
  • 2nd call 911
  • 3rd contact Tournament Director on Channel 65. It is recommended to keep Channel 65 on at all times during the tournament. We recommend all motorized and non-motorized vessels have a VS radio on hand.

Q: How do we submit our 3 longest bass lengths to the tournament judges?
A: Photos of all Bass must include your wristband and use of a clearly marked fish measuring device. Wristbands will be given out the day of the event. Submit to the judges in person your (3) longest Bass photos. It is your responsibility to select the top three photos and once the measurements have been logged in by the judges there are no changes.

Q: When does registration open?
A: 4:45am to 6:00am

Q: Do we have to launch our vessel at Dana Landing?
A: Once your vessel is inspected by a tournament judge and you have received a tournament ribbon for your vessel you are free to launch anywhere within the tournament boundaries.

Q: What time is the latest we can submit our photos to the judges?
A: On or before 1:30pm. A tournament judge will decide those who are in line made the deadline time. Anyone that comes thereafter will not be considered.

Q: What time is the latest we can submit our biggest fish (non-bass)?
A: On or before 1:30pm. A tournament judge will decide those who are in line made the deadline time. Anyone that comes thereafter will not be considered. A tournament judge will be available at the Dana Landing dock to weigh in your biggest fish. No bass, rays or sharks.

Q: What paperwork do I need to bring to registration?
A: It is the responsibility of all anglers to have current CA fishing license with them during the tournament. Any boat must provide at registration a copy of current registration and insurance on the vessel before boat will be released for the tournament.

Q: How do we buy raffle tickets? How much are raffle tickets?
A: (2) Raffle tickets will be available in each angler bag you receive at registration. You can also purchase raffle tickets at any time during registration or throughout the day up to 2:15pm. Raffle will begin at 2:30pm. View Raffle info here.

Q: Do all anglers have to check in at registration and does this include all team members for the boat division?
A: Yes. All anglers must sign release forms to receive their wristbands for the tournament.

Q: What is the cut off time to register online?
A: Friday, October 4th 4:00pm.