Our 2018 Inaugural Hookup Baits tournament was a huge success! Thank you to all who participated, sponsored, volunteered and helped to make it such an awesome event! Check out the official recap video by one of our superfans, Brian Auer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvpJPpi0x1g We can't thank our participants enough! Thank you CCA CAL, sponsors, HUB team and family, Mom's and Dad's and everyone that attended for making this day a fun event to support two great causes...San Diego Warriors on the Water and CCA CAL. This is what fishing is all about...having fun, being supportive, seeing the passion of fishing in all of our participants, conservation of fish, and being surrounded with good people that support and give back to the fishing industry in such a positive way. Hookup Baits says THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts! Check Out the 2018 Tournament Thank you to our Sponsors Major Sponsors Other Sponsors
The day started at 4:00am at Dana Landing with the HUB team setting up for the tournament. A few boats were already lined up ready for tournament. Registration went smoothly, Captain/Anglers bags were given out, and fresh donuts and coffee for all. The tournament started at Safe Light and at 6:15am Anglers could begin to log in their catches. We used the iAngler app which allows an Angler to catch, measure, photograph and release their fish. It was important to Hookup Baits and CCA CAL that all bass were released. The results started flowing in as we all watched the leader board in each division. 11am the Casting Contest began. This was for our Groms (17 and younger) to see how well they could cast and for accuracy. We had (12) participants. In the Division 12 and younger, Tanner took 1st place with a total distance of 84.7 and 10 points for accuracy. Paul Vasguez from the Grom 13-17 Division took 1st place with a distance of 102 and 5 points for accuracy. Afterwards even adults and HUB team members tried their hand at this contest which was a lot of fun. Lunch was provided by Tarantino Sausage, so as Anglers came off the water they had a delicious meal to enjoy. This was also a great time to sit with our participants and volunteers to exchange fishing stories and have lots of laughs. The raffle was set up between 11-2 and what amazing prizes we had. Raffle prizes [...]
Written by Jojo Evelyn L. Breech loved to fish! It didn’t matter if it was freshwater or saltwater, Grandma loved being on the water. Some of her favorite places to fish were the Colorado River, Martinez Lake - north of Yuma, and San Felipe Baja, Mexico. I remember many weekends where Grandma Evelyn and my mom would head out in Grandma’s boat for a fishing tournament with the Yuma Women’s Reel and Rifle Club. They won many awards because they were a great team! If Grandma wasn’t fishing, then she was buying fishing pole blanks. She set up a special table where she would sit and wrap fishing poles for fresh and saltwater. She used them for her own personal fishing, different tournaments, and gave many to family members as gifts. I have so many wonderful memories of fishing with my mom, dad, and Grandparents. Grandma Evelyn has passed away, but I treasure each and every handmade pole she made. Every fishing bag that has her initials “ELB” written on it reminds me of her and I hope to carry on the passion of the sport of fishing being a third-generation woman that loves to fish. I know if Grandma Evelyn was here today she would be Hookup Baits' biggest cheerleader out there on the water fishing with the baits. In her honor, for our 1st Hookup Baits tournament to be held on October 6, 2018, my parents gave me many boxes of trophies that were won by my Grandma [...]
Since we've been participating in so many tournament and competitions, we figured we might as well start our own tournament! This year, on October 6th, we will be holding our 1st Annual Hookup Baits Fishing Tournament. Event Details Date: October 6, 2018 Location: Dana Landing More details to come! Sponsors
Fished the SBS kings of calico Saturday. We decided to stay local and was able to put together a nice 23 lb bag but the guys that fished Mexico turned in some impressive bags. We did however catch some monster sand bass and Al got a big lingcod. Fun day over all. #hookupbaits #grundens #shimanofishing #mossynissanelcajon #saltwaterbassseries #mermaidsmilk Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!
Fished the CCA Battle of the Bays kayak Tournament out of Channel Islands Harbor today. Jimmy and Wayne and the crew from CCA do such an amazing job putting these tournaments together. I was lucky enough to get the big fish award of $320 with a 26inch halibut and my good friend Frank got the big rockfish award. Get out there and fish these tournaments good times, good people and it will make you a better angler. #hookupbaits #cca #purewatersports #grundens #shimanofishing #mossynissanelcajon Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!
What an incredible weekend of fishing the Saltwater Bass Series (SBS) Championship Tournament in San Diego. Gerry Mahieu and his crew do an amazing job with this series. Thanks Gerry. This 2 day tournament was coastal for day 1 and bay/spotties only day 2. Then combine the weight of both days. There was 28 great teams that qualified to fish the tournament. We won day 1 and struggled finding big spotties on day 2 and finished somewhere mid pack. We ended up getting 2nd place buy .4 of an ounce. Missed going back to back Champs by .4 hurts a bit but all is good and much was learned this season. Big congrats to Hookup Baits rookie team that fished against the masters in this tournament and ended up in 3rd place. Awesome job Frank Santiago and Richard. Also big congrats to Jimmy and Brandon on the win. Way to go Champs. Check out the original facebook post here and share from our page!
Great news! Hookup Baits has committed to becoming one of the awesome sponsors raffle winners in the 48th Bottom Fishing Tournament. We have provided raffle prizes for the tournament, so make sure to get those raffle tickets when you arrive! Click here to learn more about the tournament. Event Details Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2018 Prices: Early Bird (before 4/21/18): Adults - $65, Juniors (16 & under) - $25 Regular: Adults - $75, Juniors (16 & under) - $25 Thank you to Southwestern Yacht Club for having us be a part of this amazing tournament.
Great news! Hookup Baits has committed to becoming the sponsor for the winners that place 4th place in the CCA CAL 2018 Kayak Tournament. Fourth place winners will receive a $75 merchandise gift card to use at our online store! To learn more about how enter into the tournament, click here! The four events will be on: May 5th - Mission Bay, San Diego June 9th - King Harbor, Redondo Beach June 30th - Channel Islands Harbor July 14th - Dana Point Harbor Check out the Battle of the Bays Website to get more info on rules, other sponsors and more! Thank you to Coastal Conservation Association California for having us be a part of this amazing tournament.
Doesn't matter where you go and what you fish for, if you learn to fish the Hookup Baits well you will do great. Here is an example of the last weeks fishing. Fished the CCA Mighty Mite Tournament on Thursday and the Hookup Baits team took 1st place! After the tournament my tournament partner Al Vasguez and I fished an evening session on SD Bay with every cast spottie fishing. Fridaymorning headed to Dixon Lake with my buddy Tim, for trout fishing and then on to Saltwater Bass fishing. What a day of fishing and ended the day with a nice Lingcod. These baits even continue to impress me. The quality just keeps getting better and it shows by how well they get bit no matter where you fish them. BTW every fish was released even the Lingcod. Please practice catch and release. This post was originally on Facebook. Please share from our Facebook page here!