WON Big Fish Challenge Week 8: another new overall leader


It’s a 10-week event, so there’s still of time to sign-up HERE!

SAN CLEMENTE – The annual WON Big Fish Challenge (BFC) has entered the final turn as anglers are currently taking their final shots in the 10-week event here in Week 9. Week 8 came to a close Thursday night with a new overall leader in a species category that has been the lead story of the event all year.

Zack Scott is now in the driver’s seat atop the white seabass category after bagging a 52.2 pounder aboard the Purist. He moved past kayak angler James Choi who was in the lead with a 51.8 pounder that beat a 46.6-pound seabass he also caught from a ‘yak earlier. Western Outdoor News staffers have been referring to the 2020 installment of the BFC as “the year of the seabass” due to all the tankers that were submitted this summer.

Scott – along with the leaders in each of the six species categories – is in line to pick up an incredible grand prize package when the BFC comes to an end in less than two weeks.

The way the BFC works is simple: enter as many species categories (tuna, yellowtail, white seabass, halibut, lingcod and bonito/barracuda) you want for a modest $10 per species, or $40 for all of them. Fish when you want over the 10-week period aboard a private boat, party boat, kayak, jet ski, really anything, and weigh in your catch at any of the official weigh stations located all over the coast. Submit a photo online and shoot for huge grand prize packages and weekly prize packs.


For more information including prize lists, leaderboards, rules and registration, find the WON Big Fish Challenge at WONews.com under the EVENTS tab.