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Recreational and Charter Boat Fishing Contest

  • Sustainable Fishing Award - Free to enter
    • Recreational Fisherman to turn in the most White Sea Bass heads between May 19th and July 15th wins prizes from PENN, AFTCO, Fish Track, Salty Crew, Zeal Optics and more.
    • Charter Boat to turn in the most White Sea Bass heads between May 19th and July 15th wins prizes from PENN, AFTCO, Fish Track, Salty Crew, Zeal Optics and more.



All WSB must be submitted between May 19, 2016 and July 15, 2016

Since 1986 efforts by Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (HSWRI) have supplemented the white seabass population by 2.3 million fish with 115,000 being released in 2015. Since 1986 nearly 2000 fish have been tracked via their collection of heads from commercial and recreational fisherman. Ocean Global is looking to expand on the hard work of rejuvenating the WSB population and encourage more fisherman to submit their catch so that valuable data can be collected an learned from in order to further the gains over the last 30 years.

Drop-off locations:

Santa Barbara

Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (805) 568-1221

Sea Landing (805) 963-3564


Eric’s Tackle (805) 648-5665

Channel Islands Sportfishing Center (805) 985-8511

Marina Del Rey

Marina Del Rey Sportfishing (310) 822-3625

Torrance/Redondo Beach

Redondo Beach Boat Hoist (310) 374-3481

San Pedro/Long Beach

22nd Street Sportfishing (310) 832-8304

Long Beach Sportfishing (562) 432-8993

Pierpoint Landing (562) 983-9300

Santa Catalina Island

Avalon Fish Market (at the end of the pier) - (310) 510-0197

Two Harbors (harbor patrol office on the pier) - (310) 510-4253

Los Alamitos/Huntington Beach

Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (562) 342-7111

Pacific Edge Bait & Tackle (714) 840-4262

Mako Matt’s Marine (714) 893-7743

Newport Beach/Irvine

Angler’s Center (949) 642-6662

Balboa Angling Club (949) 673-6216

Davey’s Locker (949) 673-1434

Newport Landing Sportfishing (949) 675-0550

Dana Point

Dana Wharf Sportfishing (949) 496-5794

Hogans Bait & Tackle (949) 493-3528

Jig Stop Tackle & Tours (949) 496-3555

Oceanside/Carlsbad/Solana Beach

Helgren’s Sportfishing (760) 722-2133

Leon Raymond Hubbard, Jr. Hatchery (760) 434-9501

Blue Water Tackle (858)350-8505

San Diego

James and Joseph Spearfishing Supplies (619) 295-3705

Dana Landing (Mission Bay) - (619) 226-2929

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute (619) 226-3870

Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (858) 467-4201

If you drop-off a white seabass head at any of these locations please

include your name, boat name, phone number, date you caught the fish, the

location (latitude and longitude would be the best) where you caught the fish and "hookbuzz" to the tag.

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Earlier Event: March 15
2016 Spearfishing Tournament
Later Event: June 12
Tournament Awards Party