Original San Diego Yellow Tail Derby

Back In The Day

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BACK IN THE DAY -- The original Yellowtail Derby ran for 28 years ó 1946 to 1973. It was sponsored and produced by the San Diego Jaycees. It was a multi-month event with qualifying periods and finals. Prizes ranged form cash to cars, trailers, trips and fishing gear. This, the first annual of the new International Yellowtail Derby, will be only eight days of fishing. The plan in the future is to increase the number of days of fishing and include a qualifying period and a final fish-off.

International Yellowtail Derby Itís Definitely Worth A Trip To San Diego
As Reported By John Campbell

The International Yellowtail Derby is set to start on Sept. 26 and run for eight days of fishing. On the ninth day, Oct. 4, the winners will be awarded.

If the goal of 2,000 entrants is reached, $50,000 in cash and prizes will given out, and 100 percent of the entries will be returned to the anglers in cash and prizes.

Anglers will include individuals on open-party sportboats and private boats and teams of two to six members. Between 1,500 and 2,000 anglers overall are expected in both private boater and open party categories. IGFA rules will apply for all anglers.

Entry fees will be the following for individuals and teams: Individual: One Day @ $30, Three Days @ $70, Eight Days @ $130 Teams for all eight days: Two Members @ $150, Four Members @ $ 290, Six Members @ $550

The original Yellowtail Derby ran for 28 years ó 1946 to 1973. It was sponsored and produced by the San Diego Jaycees. It was a multi-month event with qualifying periods and finals.

Prizes ranged form cash to cars, trailers, trips and fishing gear. It built up to where every year more than 2,000 anglers competed, and there were many winners from LA, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. This, the first annual of the new International Yellowtail Derby, will be only eight days of fishing. The plan in the future is to increase the number of days of fishing and include a qualifying period and a final fish-off. The Derby is being supported by the Unified Port of San Diego, Frank Lo Preste, Fisherman's Landing Tackle, San Diego Port Tenants Assoc., Boyce Image, The Maritime Institute, Seatow Services, BlueSkyNews.com, Arizona Boating & Watersports, the Island Palms Hotel and the Bay Club Hotel & Marina. There will be warm-up parties and events at a different restaurant each evening during the Derby. For more information, visit www.internationalyellowtailderby.com.









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