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San Diego's Tenth Annual International Yellowtail Derby

San Diego's Tenth Annual International Yellowtail Derby

Will you be fishing the San Diego waters during the months of April & June, 2018? Specifically, from April 28 through June 3? San Diego's International Yellowtail Derby is a World Class fishing... Full story

 By John Campbell    Fishing    May 1, 2017
International Yellowtail Derby 2017

San Diego - International Yellowtail Derby April 29 Leader Board

Congrats to Katharina Eckert for catching the largest fish on the First Day. It weighed in at 14# 2 oz. She will receive the $50 Bali Hai Certificated. April 29 Leader Board - http... Full story


San Diego - Annual Yellowtail Derby

There are just five months to go until the 9th annual Yellowtail Derby that start on April 29. The goal is to have over 200 of the best SoCal (and beyond) anglers in the competition. More entries add... Full story

 By John Campbell    Events   

Arizona Boating & Watersports And Yellowtail Derby - Day At The Docks

At press time, there were 94 entries and counting. From its start on April 30, the Yellowtail Derby will provide great competition and prizes through June 5. A schedule of special days follows: April... Full story

 By John Campbell    Fishing    March 1, 2016

San Diego Yellowtail Time

YELLOWTAIL TIME – The eighth annual Yellowtail Derby is set for Saturday, April 30 through Sunday, June 5. This premier fishing event out of San Diego offers a total of $30,000 in cash and prizes (... Full story

International Yellowtail Derby

2016 Yellowtail Derby

Last month two amazing fish were landed in our San Diego waters. A 50# Yellowtail was landed off La Jolla by angler Naum. The photo is by Victor Posada. Kayak angler, Brian Fagan, on Jan 28, landed a... Full story


Largest Black Marlin Ever Landed In California Waters

Caught by Rob Epstein 15 Oct 2015, weighed in 16 Oct at The Marlin Club by Don Wroncy and John Campbell, IGFA Rep.... Full story


San Diego Blue Marlin

This is a Pacific Blue Marlin weighed in at the Marlin Club at 662.2 #, 23 Sept 2015. This is a rare catch for this waters, they are generally found in warmer waters, but we have warm 74 to 78 degree... Full story

 By John Campbell    Fishing    May 15, 2015

There Is Still Time

THERE'S STILL TIME -- Will you be fishing the San Diego waters before June 8? San Diego's International Yellowtail Derby is a World Class fishing tournament reminiscent of San Diego's famous... Full story


7th Annual Yellowtail Derby 2015 - Update #18

The 3/4 Day Boats found fish for our Derby anglers. Both Gary Glockzin and Katerina Eckert landed yellowtail, which qualify for the weekend prizes. We now have our first Open Party fish and also the... Full story


7th Annual Yellowtail Derby 2015 0 Update #19

Rick Maxa, fishing off North Mission Bch for Halibut and White Seabass on Monday afternoon saw birds working. He threw a jig out and landed his largest local yellowtail, which was hooked on a Salas... Full story


7th Annual San Diego Yellowtail Derby 2015 - The Derby Is Ramping Up

The reception at the Fishing Clubs meetings during this month was very enthusiastic. Many new anglers have signed up for the 2015 contest. The excitement is building - just about a month and a half... Full story

 By John Campbell    Fishing    May 15, 2014

Wind And Temps Down Time To Fish

The attached Derby Leaderboard, Still only 5 fish recorded. Get your name and Fish on the board by going inshore or in the Bay for Halibut. The Largest fish caught this weekend will receive Prizes.... Full story


Arizona Anglers Are Invited

Winter, about to be spring, fishing has already produced yellowtail in the Coronado Islands. Home guard yellowtail, white seabass and California halibut are here year around. Who will catch the larges... Full story


4 Day left to Catch the EarlyBird discount

The Good News is there are 4 days left to sign up at the Dis-counted $50 entry fee, April 3rd is the last day. You can enter online at our website, or find entry applications at the Sportfishing... Full story


6th Annual Yellowtail Derby 2014

The 1st Day, May 4, was beautiful, but precious few fish were landed. Saturday, the day before was over the top. Boat after boat came to the Shelter Island Ramp loaded with Big ‘Tails. Derby A... Full story


33rd Derby Queen Is Crowned

March 5th, Jennifer Nakatani, a San Diego Angler member, was introduced as the 33rd Miss Yellowtail Derby at the San Diego Angler's monthly meeting by Derby Director John Campbell. The 2013 Miss... Full story


Always check your Tackle Box when you go fishing!

A man calls home to his wife and says, "Honey, I have been asked to fly to Canada with my boss and several of his friends for fishing.. We'll be gone for a long weekend. This is a good opportunity... Full story


The Tall Ship "Bill Of Rights" Now In Chula Vista

The 136 foot schooner now resides in the California Yacht Marina in Chula Vista. The South Bayfront Sailing Assoc., a non-profit, has purchased the classic two masted schooner from the Los Angeles... Full story

 By John Campbell    Fishing    May 15, 2013

New Fish, New Leaders - International Yellowtail Derby San Diego

Derby Anglers weighed in their catch from Mexican waters and Coastal San Diego. Fish were weighed in from 7# 7 oz to 58# 6oz. Here are a couple of shots of the winning fish and winning Team. Greg... Full story

 By John Campbell    Fishing    May 15, 2013

5th Annual International Yellowtail Derby 2013 Results

The June 9 Awards party was at the Bali Hai Restaurant honored the best anglers. Marc Nunes of Point Loma was the overall Yellowtail (YT) winner with a 35# fish he caught off La Jolla on live bait.... Full story


Time To Hook Up With The 5th Annual International Yellowtail Derby

The 2013 Yellowtail Derby will begin on, Sunday, May 5. The winners of the largest yellowtail, white seabass and albacore will be crowned on June 9. The Derby can be fished on private, open party... Full story


$1 Million dollar check from Mustad

This $1 Million dollar check from Mustad was awarded to Guy Yokum because he used a Mustad hook. Yokum was the first in 2012 to submit and get his world record fish on a Mustad hook. Capt Greg... Full story


San Diego, CA

9 Fishing Days in 2013 Yellowtail Derby The 2013 Yellowtail Derby will begin on May 4. The winners of the largest yellowtail, White Seabass and albacore will be crowned on June 9. The Derby can be fi... Full story


Arizona Boats At Home In San Diego Bay

BIG BAY BOATS -- John Campbell of San Diego (and Yellowtail Derby fame) has been intrigued for some time by the number of Arizona boats moored in San Diego Bay. He took some time recently to... Full story


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