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California Tuna Jackpot – August 8th, 2020

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Western Outdoor News has been the leader in California for outdoor enthusiasts for the past 70 plus years, and we pride ourselves on the ability to both supply our readers with the best outdoor content and reports for both their fishing and hunting needs on a weekly basis. WON also leads the market in unique events and tournaments like none other in the industry, and the company is pleased to announce a new tuna tournament years in the making, the WON California Tuna Jackpot.

ONLINE SIGN UPS ARE OVER AT THIS TIME!  TEAMS INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP MUST COME TO ONE OF OUR 4 REGISTRATION LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW BETWEEN 2PM & 8PM TODAY AUGUST 7TH.  EACH TEAM MEMBER MUST BRING A SIGNED WAIVER WITH THEM TO REGISTRATION.  WAVER FORM LINK BELOW IN BLUE.  ALL ENTRIES AND OPTIONS ENTERED TODAY MUST BE IN CASH!

*IMPORTANT: Choose “Team Entry” option if you are a team of 2 or 4 anglers.  If you have a team with more than 4 anglers, also choose “Team Entry” for the first 4 and add angler 5 and 6 as a separate products from the list. 

List Team Name – Boat Name – Captains Name – Additional Anglers Names – Engine type in the Order Notes section during the last stage of your checkout process.

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WON California Tuna Jackpot
Join us August 8, 2020 at
the S.D. Marlin Club
ONLINE SIGN UPS ARE OVER AT THIS TIME!  TEAMS INTERESTED IN SIGNING UP MUST COME TO ONE OF OUR 4 REGISTRATION LOCATIONS LISTED BELOW BETWEEN 2PM & 8PM TODAY AUGUST 7TH.  EACH TEAM MEMBER MUST BRING A SIGNED WAIVER WITH THEM TO REGISTRATION.  WAVER FORM LINK BELOW IN BLUE.  ALL ENTRIES AND OPTIONS ENTERED TODAY MUST BE IN CASH!
(Click below to download entry form and waiver)
Western Outdoor News has been the leader in California for outdoor enthusiasts for the past 70 plus years, and we pride ourselves on the ability to both supply our readers with the best outdoor content and reports for both their fishing and hunting needs on a weekly basis. WON also leads the market in unique events and tournaments like none other in the industry, and the company is pleased to announce a new tuna tournament years in the making, the WON California Tuna Jackpot.
Anglers are ready and itching for a great event during yet another amazing tuna season, with the opportunity to win some big cash and amazing items offered by our sponsors. We have partnered up with the San Diego Marlin Club for the inaugural 2020 WON California Tuna Jackpot set for this coming August 8.  Western Outdoor News sponsors that have already jumped on board and are excited to get the saltwater tournament season going include Yamaha, Berkley, Seaguar, Gamakatsu, Accurate, Engel, Global Fish Mounts, Furuno, SKB, Techron Marine, Kuta, Frogg Toggs, G-FLY Baits, and Maui Jim.
The format for the competition is the top 3 largest tuna caught during the Saturday, August 8, California Tuna Jackpot (lines in at 4:00 A.M. – lines out at 4:00 P.M.) are in the money. The team that catches the biggest tuna on August 8 wins 70 percent of the total cash in the entry pool. The second largest tuna wins 20 percent, and the third largest tuna wins 10 percent. Based on 50 participating teams, the first place team will take home a cool $7,000, while second takes $2,000 and third place takes $1,000.
The WON California Tuna Jackpot entry fee is $400 per team of four. You may have less than four team members, but there must be a minimum of two members on each boat. Teams may have up to six maximum team members. No more than 6 people are allowed on any tournament boat during tournament hours, and all people on the boat must be on the registered team. Each team member over four is $100 additional for each member. The all new California Tuna Jackpot will have optional tuna jackpots available for teams interested in boosting their chances at big money payouts. The event also offers teams a yellowtail option, as we all know there should be some toads roaming the same grounds as the tuna during our event. Please click on the entry form for more details on our available jackpot options.
The long-running Make-A-Wish® San Diego Tuna Challenge is on hiatus for 2020, and while WON cannot hope to nor desires to replace such a legendary event, our staff is happy to announce that 5% of all the optional jackpots will be designated for Make-A-Wish San Diego to help this worthy organization fund wishes for critically ill children.
Teams are encouraged to sign up as early as possible with at least their general team entry, so we can make sure all team members are registered and have completed the necessary paperwork to be eligible for team earnings. Teams signing up before July 17 will be eligible to win the EF1000iS Yamaha generator “Early Bird”  prize. Teams may send entry by mail with options included. Options will not be available online and must be paid by check, wire transfer or money order in advance or at one of three registration locations on August 7 from 2:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  Teams that did not sign up prior to August 7 can register their teams at Hogan’s Tackle in Dana Point, Sav-On Tackle in Sante Fe Springs, Ken’s Custom Reel in Oceanside, or Anglers Choice in San Diego.
Once a team has completed their registration process and has been cleared by WON, registered teams may launch at any Southern California launch facility of their choice, and begin their journey to their chosen fishing grounds.  Tournament fishing times are August 8th from 4:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. All tournament fish “MUST” be presented to our official weigh station at the San Diego Marlin Club with all team members on board. The weigh-in will be held at the S.D Marlin Club dock between 4:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M on August 8th. All teams must be inside the Ballast Point landmark entry of the bay by 6:00 P.M. to be eligible to weigh their catch. Teams may not fish for target species until lines-in at 4:00 A.M, but may make bait prior to lines in.
The California Tuna Jackpot will commence at 7:00 P.M. at the S.D. Marlin Club parking lot with our event sponsored raffles and awards presentation for the top 3 teams and optional winners.
Don’t miss out on this inaugural event during yet another amazing West Coast Tuna season. WON looks forward to growing this event for years to come!
For more information contact Tournament Director Billy Egan at (949) 366-0248 bille@wonews.com or check out our California Tuna Jackpot FaceBook page.

2020 WON CALIFORNIA TUNA JACKPOT RULES

6/1/2020

  1. It is the sole responsibility of the participating anglers, captains and crews to know and abide by the tournament’s rules. By entering the California Tuna Jackpot they acknowledge the above and agree to all rules.
  2. All decisions by the tournament directors and advisory board are final. Decisions on rules interpretation requested by teams or team members will be reviewed and made only by the tournament director and are final. WON reserves the right to change/modify rules at any time. WON reserves the right to deny any team’s or individual’s entry.
  3. The official radio channel for the California Tuna Jackpot is channel 28.
  4. The tournament director reserves the right to alter starting and finishing times to coincide with weather, tides and probability of better fishing conditions.
  5. No more than six people are allowed on any participating boat.
  6. The team entry fee is $400 with a minimum of two and up to four anglers per team. Additional team members over 4 are $100 each. Captains and any crew are considered anglers.
  7. Fishing from kayaks or personal watercraft is not allowed.
  8. All teams that have not pre-registered must check in at Anglers Choice, Ken’s Custom Reel, Hogan’s Tackle or Sav-On Tackle between 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, Aug 7 to be allowed to depart.  
  9. Fish may not be removed from your boat prior to weigh-in, and all team members must be on the boat when presenting fish to the weigh-in at the San Diego Marlin Club dock on Saturday August 8th between 4:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M.
  10. Boats may depart from any location to start the tournament. All boats must weigh-in at the designated S.D. Marlin Club assigned tournament dock.
  11. Tournament waters are California and Mexican waters. All boats are responsible for proper permits necessary based on water intended to fish.
  12. All California Fish & Wildlife regulations and U.S. Coast Guard regulations must be adhered to.
  13. Lines in at 4:00 A.M August 8 and lines out by 4:00 P.M. August 8. All boats weighing fish must enter San Diego Bay and pass Ballast Point by 6:00 P.M. to be eligible to weigh their fish.
  14. Eligible species are bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, bigeye and yellowtail. The three largest single tuna win the top 3 general entry payouts. Only the biggest tuna caught by a team will count towards the TOP 3 Tuna prize payouts. Prize money is paid for 1st through 3rd place overall largest tuna of the one day event.
  15. Teams may bring up to one fish to the weigh scales (one tuna or one yellowtail or both), provided they are entered in the yellowtail optional jackpot.
  16. It is the team’s sole responsibility to determine their biggest fish. Fish are weighed only once. The weigh in area will be set up at the San Diego Marlin Club docks. Weigh-in is on Saturday, August 8from 4:30 PM to 6:30 P.M. or until all waiting teams have been logged in at the scale.
  17. On Saturday Aug 8, all teams that do not weigh-in fish or attend the awards ceremony will need to notify tournament control via VHF channel 28 that they are safe. (Tournament control channel is 28).
  18. All decisions by the tournament director are final, and he has the right to refuse any signups, and the right to disqualify any team for verbal or physical abuse of anyone present, or breaking the rules.
  19. In the event of a tie in any overall or optional pool the two teams will split the winnings equally for that divisional award. More than two teams tying will result in an equal split for all teams.
  20. All teams who win money are subject to a possible lie detector test after the event, and all monies will be withheld from any affected teams until the results of the test are known.
  21. Overall, $200 of the $400 entry fee, and 80 percent of the daily jackpots will be paid back to anglers, and 5% of the optionals collected will be paid to the Make-A-Wish San Diego foundation. The team that catches the biggest tuna wins 70 percent of the total cash in the entry pool. Second largest tuna wins 20 percent of the cash in the entry pool. Third largest tuna wins 10 percent of the cash in the entry pool.
  22. If there are no Tuna weighed in for the general entry pot, Yellowtail will become the default fish for determining the top 3 teams.  If there are no Tuna or Yellowtail weighed in for the optional jackpots, the option money will be paid back to teams minus 20%.  If there are no fish brought to the scales on August 8th, the general entry payout pot will transfer over to the following years CA Tuna Jackpot held on August 7th, 2021.
  23. All team anglers must sign a Release of Liability and must be aware that the dangers of fishing in boats are inherent, and that all decisions concerning safety are personal choices. It is up to all teams to adhere to all safety regulations, and to make proper personal choices.
  24. All fish submitted for weighing must be accompanied by a cell phone video. You may be asked to provide this video as evidence of your catch. Teams not producing video at weigh in may be disqualified. Video must show the entire fish and be recorded at the time of the catch, once the fish has been landed, and prior to the fish being unhooked.
  25. Mutilated fish in which the ability of the fish to fight has been compromised will not be weighed in. The tournament director will make the final decision, with no protests allowed since it is a visual judgment call.
  26. Teams will not be paid on site due the potential large nature for optionals. Team captains must notify WON regarding the team payout break down per boat and team member prior to the event starting.
  27. All verbal protests and supporting evidence must be presented to the tournament director(s) immediately upon returning to San Diego Marlin Club, followed by a written protest no more than 30 minutes after the verbal protest. Protests must be filed with WON staff at the “official” weigh station location. Evidence will be ruled on by both tournament director and the staff advisory board. Any verbal or physical abuse or threats from entrants toward Jackpot staff is cause for a team’s disqualification.

2020 CALIFORNIA TUNA JACKPOT REGISTRATION & TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

 

COST:  $400 per team of up to four. $600 per team of six.  Minimum of two and up to six anglers per team.

REGISTRATION:

Teams may register online at wonews.com by clicking the Events tab. Options may be sent in by check no later than July 24.  Options may also be sent by wire transfer or dropped off to our San Clemente office.  Any team member changes must be completed before August 7 by 8:00 P.M.  Teams registering by Friday, July 17 are eligible to win a Yamaha EF1000iS Generator worth $800.

AUGUST 7 CHECK IN AND ONSITE REGISTRATION: Multiple Locations Available

Friday, August 7 – 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Hogan’s Tackle in Dana Point (34320 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629) (949) 493-3528

Friday, August 7 – 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Sav-On Tackle in Santa Fe Springs (9917 Orr And Day Rd, Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670) (562) 864-2911

Friday, August 7 – 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Ken’s Custom Reel in Oceanside (1351 N Harbor Dr, Oceanside, CA 92054) (760) 967-7335

Friday, August 7 – 2:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Anglers Choice in San Diego (1910 Rosecrans St, San Diego, CA 92106) (619) 223-2324

Teams can register during “Check In” at any location, but ONLY CASH will be accepted onsite! All optionals will be CASH ONLY and all optional payments must be made onsite if not paid already.

OFFICIAL START:  Saturday, August 8th, 4:00 A.M. until lines out at 4:00 P.M.

WEIGH IN:  Saturday, August 8th San Diego Marlin Club, 4:30 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.

AWARDS CEREMONY & RAFFLES: Saturday, August 8th, 7:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

*Approximate times. 

For more information contact Tournament Director Billy Egan at (949) 366-0248

Additional information

CA Tuna Jackpot Entry

Team Entry, Angler #5, Angler #6