FishRap Calendar of Events

By: FishRap Staff

EVENTS

March 4 • San Diego Anglers monthly club meeting, San Diego. The third monthly meeting of 2015 will be held at Bahia Resort Hotel from 7-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the meeting is in the East Bay View Room on the fifth floor. The meeting’s speaker has yet to be announced. Visit sandiegoanglers.com for more information.

March 4-8 • Fred Hall Outdoor Recreation Show, Long Beach. One of the biggest fishing and boating events of the year, the Fred Hall Outdoor Recreation Show features fishing boats and marine accessories on display, tackle and gear, seminars and one-on-one instruction. The show will be at Long Beach Convention Center and Arena. For more information, visit fredhall.com.

March 14 • The Big Okuna Lightning Trout Tournament, Santa Ana River Lakes. Billed as “the most anticipated stocking of the season,” anglers can buy-in to the Big Okuna Lightning Trout Tournament for $20. The tournament features a 100 percent payout and optional $10 blind bogey; top three heaviest trout earn cash prizes. The cutoff for buy-in is 9 a.m. the day of the event. Weigh-in cutoff time is 2 p.m. For details on cash prizes and entry rules, visit fishinglakes.com.

March 15 • Recreational white seabass daily bag limit reduced, south of Point Conception. The recreational white seabass daily bag limit will be reduced to one fish from March 15 to June 15. Additional information at dfg.ca.gov/marine/calendar.asp. 

March 18 • Recreational and commercial spiny lobster season ends, statewide. The spiny lobster season for both recreational and commercial anglers comes to an end March 18. The 2015-2016 season will resume Sept. 29. For more information, visit dfg.ca.gov/marine/calendar.asp.

March 20 • First day to report spiny lobster report card harvest data online, statewide.  Report cardholders who fail to return their Full Season Spiny Lobster Report Card or report their harvest online by April 30, following the close of lobster season, will be assessed a $20 non-return fee when they purchase a spiny lobster report card for the following season. Visit wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing#758846-harvest-reporting.

March 21 • The Catch Tour Fishing Tournament, Chino. Billed as a “family-oriented charity fishing tournament,” the event at Prado Regional Park in Chino will benefit Prostate Cancer Foundation. The entry is $45 per parent-child team. Each additional child is $15 extra; up to four members per team. Fee includes a T-shirt, door prizes and a catered lunch. First through fifth places earn a prize; gifts are awarded to sixth- to tenth-place winners. The online entry deadline is March 13. The foundation will receive $7 per team and $3 for each additional member. Visit TheCatchTour.org or call (951) 529-4752.

March 26-29 • Fred Hall Outdoor Recreation Show, Del Mar. Fred Hall’s second outdoor recreation show takes place just north of San Diego in Del Mar. Hundreds of fishing, hunting and travel companies will be in attendance. Sport hunting and fishing licenses will be available for purchase. Biologists and wardens from the Department of Fish and Wildlife will be on hand to answer questions.

April 11 • 35th annual New Horizons Charity Pro-Am Bass Tournament, Lake Havasu. Bass fishing enthusiasts will have a chance to partake in a friendly competition for the “Big Fish” prize at this charity tournament at Lake Havasu State Park. The event starts at first light at Lot 2. Admission is $225 per team with a $50 option. For more information, email Terry Delia at tdelia@newhorizonsaz.org or call (928) 855-9392 or (928) 846-1052 (Sam Manning). The event website is newhorizonsproam.com. 

Ongoing • Kids’ Fishing Clinic and Fishing Trip, Dana Point. Each Sunday at noon, Dana Wharf Sportfishing invites children 12 and younger to fish for free. Participants meet at Dana Wharf for a free dockside fishing clinic. After the clinic, Dana Wharf Sportfishing takes the participants out to fish at sea. Trip includes equipment for children. Adults who join the fishing trip must pay $39, plus equipment and license. For more information and to make reservations, call Dana Wharf Sportfishing at (949) 496-5794 or visit danawharf.com.

Do you have an event you’d like publicized in FishRap’s Calendar of Events? Email event details at least one month in advance to editor@thelog.com, or send a fax to (949) 660-6150.

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