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2015 AOTY/DOTY Entry

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This event is officially sold out!
Preregistration ends Sept 1st after that you will NOT receive a tournament t-shirt with your registration


to be held at
Ocean Cove Campground

Register here

Alright people you know the drill by now. Keepn' it simple and leveling the playing field by
limiting all anglers to a kayak, a paddle, one rod and reel, three lures (provided), no baits, no
scents, no mechanized propulsion systems, no electronics. Heaviest lingcod wins $500 . Now lets have some fun!

BOOM!
Can you believe it? You know you've been lusting after it. Viking Kayaks USA in conjunction with The Headwaters Kayak Shop just dropped their top of the line PROFISH RELOAD model. Check this thing out 14' 9" of kayak fishing prowess. Please take a minute to go over to their FB pages and let them know how much we appreciate their support.

*chill pod not included

The Headwaters Kayak Co. out of Lodi has once again stepped up to make things a little more interesting. Dan, clever man that he is, came up with the idea to stick with the theme of the tournament and keep it simple by offering up cold, hard cash! $500.00 in prize money. Big thanks to these guys for always pitching in for our events.



Big thanks to Craig Davis and Pete Wolf of Big Hammer Swimbaits for supporting us for the third year in a row. This year they've hooked us up with a 6.5" Seniorita swimbait for each and every angler.


Also a HUGE thank you to LaWana and Kelley Schultz of B2Squid.com for once again coming through for our tournament in a big way. This year they've offered up their Triple Glow w/red flake on a 3 oz jig head, check it out.


And, no surprise, my favorite jig maker Andres Davis aka Andy1976 of PatHeadz Jigs has stepped up and custom poured and painted some beautiful two color
NCKA Hawg Troughs now available at $20 each. Limited quantities. First come, first served.

55 troughs sold, 25 troughs available

All proceeds go toward funding fishing trips for kids with cancer, one of Mooch's wishes.

Unfortunately, Paypal is not an option. Cash or personal check only. Requests can be sent to me at:

Howard Joe
4720 Ridpath Street
Fremont, CA 94538

Please include your username, in case I have any questions regarding your request.

Three ways to get your trough:

1.   NCKA Express (anyone traveling in your direction)
2.   Pick up from me.
3.   If you’re REALLY in a hurry for it, pay $9.00 for shipping.

Logos shown below. Measurement numbers are in black.

NorCal FreshKATS Series for 2015

Lake Berryessa, March 21st - Pleasure Cove. In The Books!
1st John Patz w/621pts for 5 bass=$420 - Championship Qualifier
2nd Daniel Chavez w/588.5pts for 5 bass=$240 - Championship Qualifier
3rd Pat Kuhl w/384.75pts for 3 bass=$160 - Championship Qualifier

Rollins Lake, April 18th - Greenhorn Campground. In The Books!
1st Palce: Scott Vaughn 652.5 points - Championship Qualifier
2nd Place: Alex Bernhard 607.5 points - Championship Qualifier
3rd Palce: Ron McGuire 579.3 points - Championship Qualifier

Lake Tahoe, August 29th - Tallac Historic Site. Directors: Mike Lavoie (Wingshooter), Ricci Chavez (Fishworks) and Jim Meier (Rockfish)
Clear Lake, October 24th - Clear Lake State Park. Directors: Mike Lavoie (Wingshooter), Ricci Chavez (Fishworks) and Jim Meier (Rockfish)

Championship Event On December 5th
Port of Sacramento - Barge Canal FREE, No Cost!



 
Entry Fee: $30.00 Per Event
Day of Entry Fee: $35.00 Per Event



FreshKATs Series Rules:
• You MUST be a registered and active member of NCKA.org. If you are not, it's free to join and well worth it.
• This is a tournament series with a "Championship" final event. 
• To participate in the Championship event you must either place in the top 3 at one of the four events or register for all four events (attendance not mandatory). 
• This is a cash prize series and 1/3 of the registration fee money from the first 4 events rolls over to the prize pool at the Championship event. This will give the Championship a large cash pot.
• Once an angler has placed top 3 in one of the qualifying series events, he or she cannot compete in any other FreshKATs Series events. This does not mean you are not allowed to join us. So please come out for the festivities, potluck, camping and to support your fellow anglers. We'll see you top 3's at the Championship.
• The Championship Event is absolutely FREE, a no cost event to participate.
• All AOTY Points Per Inch scoring rules will apply for all fish caught within the FreshKATs Series and Championship Event.

AOTY Scoring Species/Points per Inch List:

Striped Bass = 5.5 pts/in
LandLock Salmon = 9 pts/in
Largemouth Bass = 8 pts/in
Smallmouth Bass & Spotted Bass = 9 pts/in
Trout = 7.75 pts/in
Brown Trout = 7.75 pts/in
Lake Trout (Mackinaw) = 6 pts/in
Kokanee = 10 pts/in
Catfish = 5.5 pts/in
Panfish = 12 pts/in





FreshKATs Event Rules:
• All rules apply to all 4 FreshKATs events and the Championship Event.
• Catch & Release your best five(5) fish per person(chosen by the angler) as scored based on the scoring system below.
• The total points of your best 5 fish as presented on camera will be your score. The photographs resolution must be high enough so we can zoom in and clearly view your wrist band ID#, fish species and size of the fish. Check your cameras resolution prior and adjust accordingly.
• The entire fish must be photographed laying straight on a measuring board with either the fishes top or bottom jaw touching the boards end (0” mark). We will NOT measure your fish nor will ANY fish be allowed at the check-in table.
• All photo entries must be rounded down to the nearest quarter inch. Don’t risk a disqualification, size down if it’s too close to call.
• All scoring photos must include the tourney wrist band with your name clearly showing.
• Each angler must fill out their own points sheet accurately and submit at the check-in table no later than 1:00PM.
• We will verify your fish photos at the check-in table and compared against your score sheet. Please have your pictures and measuring board ready for view. You must also be wearing your wrist band.
• Anglers must stay at the check-in table till all scores are tallied up to determine the winners. If your score falls within the top 3 and you are not available to check your fish photos, you will be automatically DQ'd. We will go on to the next highest scoring angler.
• All CA DFG rule
The wait is finally over.

TOURNAMENT DETAILS AND SIGN-UP HERE:
http://www.pacificoutfitters.com/2015/06/18/2015-trinidad-rockfish-wars-v-091215/


Thanks for your patience everyone. It's going to be another great year of fishing. Trinidad Rockfishing has been RED HOT since opener! Sign up now. Don't put it off. Cut off is September 5th.

REMEMBER - Even if you sign up and can't make it, you still get the goodie bag and t-shirt. You have nothing to loose if you sign up sooner rather than later.

Thanks everyone!
About the White Seabass
The white seabass (Atractoscion, nobilis) is not a bass but a member of the croaker family and is related to the California corbina. White seabass (WSB) occur from Juneau, Alaska south to Baja California. They are usually found in areas of rocky bottom and around kelp beds. White seabass are present in California waters all year long. They spawn in kelp beds in the spring and summer. In the fall they form large schools and feed on spawning squid. In the winter they head off-shore following the squid and other baitfish. They can swim 300 miles in 2-3 months. White seabass feed on anchovies, pilchards, herring, and other fish, as well as on crustaceans and squid. The average weight of a 28-inch fish is 7 1/2 pounds. The all-tackle record is 83 pounds, 10 ounces.

The white seabass is a fish that has been much sought after commercially and by anglers. Its dense flesh is white and tender and highly valued, but it spoils quickly without proper care. White seabass landings have fluctuated considerably over the past century, with the commercial take ranging from a high of 3.4 million pounds in 1959 to a low of 58,000 pounds in 1997. The white seabass are making a tremendous comeback after years of pollution and gill netting took their toll. United Anglers assisted in getting legislation passed which now prohibits gill nets within three miles of the coastline. The Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute operates the white seabass hatchery at Carlsbad.  The researchers and volunteers have raised, tagged and released approximately 413,000 juvenile seabass into the waters of Southern California since 1986.

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