Here are the guidelines for the Harbor King Tournament of Champions 2001. The winner will be honored with the title Harbor Rat Master until the second tournament is held...
Date: Saturday, Nov. 10
Launch: 11:00 AM
Place: Santa Barbara Harbor, next to the jetty (behind the bait barge)
Entry Fee: $10
Rules: 1.)Boundaries are from the tip of the breakwall to the tip of the wharf, and the tip of the finger of the wharf (where the SeaCenter is) to the beach, including the entire harbor.
2.)Artificials only. NO BAIT. No chum.
3.)Only one rod can be used at a time.
4.)Float tubes, or other kick powered craft only.
5.)Limit 5 fish, combination of White Seabass, Halibut, Sandbass and Calico Bass. Weighing in of Grass Bass will automatically disqualify you, and bring shame to your name.
6.)Sandbass and Calico Bass must be weighed in live.
7.)Must have a valid CA Fishing License, and abide by all laws and regulations by the DFG, Coast Guard and Harbor Patrol. If the tournament extends past dark, this includes having a flashlight.
8.)All decisions by the weigh master are final.
What we're gonna do is see how many people show up before we decide what time weigh in will be. If we have less than 6 or 8 people we'll fish till 7 so we can have a shot at seabass. If there are more than that we'll weigh in at dusk, so as not to have a huge crowd at the bait barge, clogging up traffic and getting in eachother's way. So, who's gonna put their money where their mouth is??? -Brian
#3706, "RE: Harbor Tournament" In response to Reply # 0
You know I'll be there!
For those of you who are wondering about a livewell to keep the bass alive. One can be made very easily with a couple of items from K-mart. A large mesh laundry bag, a pool noodle (you know those long things made out of the stuff boogie boards are made of) or pipe insulation (hardware store) - same stuff but usually thinner, and some wire ties.
Bend (you may have to cut it down) the pool noodle or pipe insulation around in an 18" diameter circle and tape the ends together with duct tape. Put inside laundry bag and secure near the top (so that the bag can close) with the wire ties. That's it. You can get tricky and put some kind of thick wire circle at the bottom to help keep it open and weigh the bottom down but it's not necessary.
And... Sand Bass includes Barred and Spotted (or Bay Bass).
#3707, "RE: Harbor Tournament" In response to Reply # 1
i dont know why you guys make a tournament with float tubes not that i dont like tubing its just that the harbor master fishes exclusively inside the harbor . not outside or with float tubes. if you guys do this tournament its fine with me but ill still be able to say that im the harbor master until we have a tournament inside the harbor.
#3710, "RE: Harbor Tournament" In response to Reply # 4
I agree but there might be a problem. Isn't it illegal to fish from the docks? I don't know but I thought I heard that somewhere. No big deal but for a tournament or derby situation we probably don't want to do anything illegal.
#3712, "RE: Harbor Tournament" In response to Reply # 6
sorry you guys i just thought that being the harbor rat meant that you had to fish inside the harbor. either way expect me to be at the tournament.i had one question who are we going to pay the money to and why? its not like were going to receive any prizes
#3713, "RE: Harbor Tournament" In response to Reply # 7 Mon Oct-29-01 02:37 PM
I've always considered the area between Stearns Wharf and the West side of the harbor as "The Harbor". Doesn't matter to me. I just thought it would be fun to go scan the beach for a nice legal hali kicker fish after limiting on bass.
I believe the money will be divided up somehow between the first, second, and third place winners. Just to make things a little more interesting.