Award winners in 2013’s No Motor Tournament
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On Saturday, November 8, a “green-fishing” No Motor Tournament will draw Southern California’s surf-fishing enthusiasts, float-tubers, paddleboarders, and kayak anglers into the waters off Carpinteria State Beach. The goal is the most total inches of fish caught measured by the anglers’ ten largest fish. Participants either surf-fish or use only human-powered vessels in their search for legal-sized calico bass, sand bass, surf perch, white seabass, halibut, and corbina. Catch-and-release is strongly encouraged as there is a two-inch penalty for each fish kept and not released alive.

From Eddie Leland of Huntington Beach: “There is a high tide (when fishing is best) just after 9:00 a.m.”

The prizes this year include Cousins fishing rods. The entry fee of $20 includes a shirt, bag of goodies, a tri-tip lunch, and five raffle tickets. Registration and check-in are at 6:00 a.m. at Danny’s Deli, 4890 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria California.

Phil (El Gringo) Friedman and Joaquin Espinoza of the Spanish-language outdoors radio show Phil Friedman Outdoors will be on hand to do a broadcast from 6:00–7:00 a.m. on AM 690 radio.

Get additional information at sportfishingconservancy.org or contact Jenny Armstrong at jenny@sportfishingconservancy.org, or call 949-813-7831.

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