California Aqueduct striped bass tourney Request Reminder for this Event
Aqueduct striped bass tourney set for March 28 2009
In the California Aqueduct where the limit in the Southern Valley District holds at 2 fish, 18 inches or better. Well, now there's an opportunity to prove which angler deserves the 'best' aqueduct striper fisherman title. Organized by Bakersfield's Alfred Drake and sponsored by Fishing Times
, Bob's Bait Bucket and KPN Tackle, "Smack Talks II," an aqueduct striped bass fishing tournament, will be held on March 28. A two-fish, 20-inch size limit will be in effect for the artificials-only tourney, and the event only costs $20.
Entrants can sign up early by contacting Daniel Aguilar at [email protected]
or pay an additional $5 at the headquarters on the day of the event. All proceeds from the contest will benefit the Relay 4 Life-American Cancer Societies. Check in will be from 5:15-5:45 a.m. at the Quail Lake parking lot, and anglers are honor bound to stay on any part of the aqueduct from Bakersfield to Palmdale.
After the 1 p.m. weigh-in, anglers will be feted to a huge raffle, and first through third place monetary awards, including big fish of the tournament. A fundraising barbecue, hosted by Relay 4 Life and prepared by Team Family Matters/Ameriprise will be available including carne asada, chicken tacos, chile verde and rice and beans, all donated by local SuperMercado La Mina.
"Smacktalks I", the first event, drew 30 anglers without any advertising or sponsorships. The event promoters are hoping to involve as many additional fishermen as possible in order to return a significant amount of money to the top three finishers. Payouts will be percent, based on 60, 25 and 15 percent of the total entry money.