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2015 AOTY/DOTY Entry

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Anybody that didn't make it on to next June's 3.5 day trip want to hop aboard a 2.5 day trip? Please vote and post here if you are SERIOUSLY interested. If there's enough interest I'll get the ball rolling as far as setting up the dates, etc. If we can fill a little more than half of the boat with ncka'ers I can open it up to our friends down South via the BWE board and I'm pretty sure it'll fill up, but I want to keep it open to any of us up here that want to go first.

If you're in the "Definitely interested, but it depends on the dates" camp go ahead and vote Maybe and post that in this thread.

If you're in the " Definitely interested, but it depends on who is going" camp please do the same.

Let's do this!
NCKA Hawg Troughs now available at $20 each. Limited quantities. First come, first served.

66 troughs sold, 14 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 Tournament of Champions for 2015 is set!

December 5th - Port of Sacramento - Barge Canal

Lake Berryessa, March 21st - Pleasure Cove.
1st John Patz w/621pts - Championship Qualifier
2nd Daniel Chavez w/588.5pts  - Championship Qualifier
3rd Pat Kuhl w/384.75pts  - Championship Qualifier

Rollins Lake, April 18th - Greenhorn Campground.
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.
1st Place - Ben Yu with 5 Kokanee: 612.5 Points
2nd Place - Thomas Frey with 5 Kokanee: 595 Points
3rd Place - Rob Knoles with 4 Kokanee: 492.5 Points

Clear Lake, October 24th - Clear Lake State Park.
1st Place: Uminchu Naoki 631.75 points- Championship Qualifier
2nd Place: James Pratt 542 points - Championship Qualifier
3rd Palce: Gary Charles points - Championship Qualifier

Additional Series Qualifiers:
• Allen Sansano
• John Keene
• Derrick Roberts
• Mark Lee
• Tom Hedtke
• Ken Dye
• Eric Roberts

We will also be hosting a The Port Open event.

Pre-Registration Entry Fee: $30.00. Ends Dec 3rd.
Morning of the Event Entry Fee: $35.00. Ends at 9am.

Scoring Species/Points per Inch List:

Striped Bass = 5.5 pts/in
Salmon = 5 pts/in
Largemouth Bass = 8 pts/in
Smallmouth Bass & Spotted Bass = 9 pts/in
Trout = 7.75 pts/in
Crappie = 12 pts/in
Sunfish = 13 pts/in
Catfish = 5.5 pts/in

FreshKATs Event Rules For All:

• Catch & Release your best five(5) fish per person(chosen by the angler) as scored based on the scoring system below. Kayaks under human power only, no electric motors.
• 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 down to the quarter inch. 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 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. King of the Port Open anglers - no later than 1:00pm at the check table. TOC anglers - no later than 2:00pm at the check table. We will DQ you if you are late.
• 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.
• All CA DFG rules must be followed.
• You will be required to wear a PFD or life jacket while competing!!!!
• No Live or Cut bait will be allowed. Scents OK.
• 6:30am shotgun start for all within 50 yards of the launch ramp.

Individual wristbands will be available at the check-in table near the launch area one hour prior to start time.

Not following any of these rules will result in instant and complete disqualification. All ties and discrepancies will be decided by the tournament director. Know these rules before competing!

There is a competition for the most trash picked up by weight during the tournament, the prize for this will be announced during awards. Trash collected will be brought to the check-in table for inspection and further dumping instructions. Let's clean up this place!

Prize and Raffle allocation - The Port Open
1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be a prize sponsor pack.

Prize and Raf
***Please keep this information on NCKA only, this event is only open to NCKA members and family of members***

Crabfest will be happening on 01/30/16, even if the crabs are not allowed to participate  :smt044.

There will also be a raffle again with proceeds going to www.dyf.org

Most will be camping in the Jetty Camground, so try and book there first. To book your site visit: http://sonomacountycamping.org/

Event Sponsors:

The Headwaters Kayak Shop
Promar/Ahi USA
Powell Rods

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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