For more information about the Trinidad Rockfish Wars please see the full press release below.
Registration is open now for Pacific Outfitters fifth annual ocean kayak fishing tournament; Trinidad Rockfish Wars.
This friendly competition happens on September 12th, 2015, in Northern Humboldt’s picturesque sea side village of Trinidad, California. Space is limited to 200 competitors, operating in 100 two man teams. Those wishing to compete must register by September 5th, 2015. Registration is open now by visiting the link trinidadrockfishwars.com. The registration fee is $25 per person and includes Tshirt, gift bag, entry to the post tournament potluck, prize raffle, and awards for winners, including the grand prize of two new kayaks for the top finishing team. The tournament is open to all human powered watercraft including kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddleboards. There are 8 eligible species of fish that may be turned in for points. A MINIMUM OF 3 DIFFERENT SPECIES MUST BE CAUGHT, UP TO 6 FISH PER TEAM. As always, Department of Fish and Wildlife rules and regulations apply. Targeted species include; Lingcod: 5 points/inch, Halibut: 6 points/inch, Greenling: 11 points/inch, Black Rockfish: 7 points/inch, Vermillion: 9 points/inch, other Rockfish: 8 points/inch. Several side bets are available, including the Barbie Pole Challenge and Hand Line Challenge for those willing to push the limits of ocean kayak fishing.
This is the fifth year of this nationally recognized tournament. Competitors come from all over the West Coast and beyond to revel in the comradery of the annual gathering, as well as take in all our area has to offer. This is an important event for competitors and our community, promoting adventure tourism well beyond our local area. General Manager Aaron Ostrom stated: “This tournament in particular is a fun event because the way scoring is set up, it’s anyone’s game. You don’t have to be a professional kayak angler to earn a top spot. The playing field has been leveled.”
Pacific Outfitters has been providing Humboldt and Mendocino Counties with top performing outdoor gear since 1968. In 2013 we took our love of sharing the outdoors to the next level, launching our Academy & Adventure programs, offering guiding and instruction for a myriad of outdoor activities. To learn more visit www.pacificoutfitters.com