This weekend saw the running of the 2015 Yellowtail Shootout in San Diego, California. The fishing was great and the number of teams participating skyrocketed with the incredible fishing as of late. Seventy-five teams competed for cash and prizes and a good time was had by all.
We thank Costa Del Mar for headlining for the third year in a row, but it also takes many sponsors and volunteers to pull off an event this big.
So a big thanks goes out to all of our sponsors and helpers who made the tournament a huge success.
Everyone enjoyed a great meal at the Kona Kai Resort and then the winners were announced and the prizes were flowing.
This year’s First Place was presented by Costa Del Mar to Team #3 – Team Amigos who had a bag weight of 76.5 pounds and collected $3,750 dollars, 3 pairs of Costa Del Mar sunglasses, AFTCO visors, a Saltydawg custom rod, an Avet LX, a 9” tapered Bubba Blade, Huk Gear performance shirts and visors, a Cousins CLB 80L rod, Dana Landing GoPros, FishWorks swag bag, a spool of Berkley 30-pound Trilene, a JRI 5-pack of irons and a 1-year subscription to FishDope. Team Amigos also takes the $100 jackpot for an additional 3,780 for a total of $7,530. Congratulations.
Second place honors were presented by Berkley and went to Team #63 – Reel Deal with a total weight of 73.4 pounds. They collected $1,875 dollars and a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses, 3 AFTCO visors, a Cousins CLB 80L rod, an Accurate Fury 600, a JRI 5-pack of irons, a Mustad 7” fillet knife and pliers, Everingham Bros. bait certificate and a 1-year subscription to FishDope. Reel Deal also takes the $200 jackpot for an additional 4,320 for a total of $6,195
Third place was presented by FishDope and went to Team #44 – Men at Work with their bag weight of 63.7 pounds. They won $750 dollars and a pair of Costa Del Mar sunglasses, a AFTCO swag pack, Mustad anglers and crimping tool, an Avet JX, Squidco gift certificate and a 1-year subscription to FishDope.
Fourth Place went to Team #21 – Mr. Meaner with a bag weight of 57.1 pounds. They collected $563 dollars, a pair of Costa shades, 3 AFTCO hats, a Mad Hueys swag bag, a Squidco gift certificate, a FishWorks swag pack and a 1-year subscription to FishDope. Mr. Meaner also collected the $300 Jackpot and takes an additional 5,940 for a total of $6,503.
Fifth Place was taken by Team #71 – You Don’t Even Know with a bag weight of 52.3 pounds. They won $375 dollars, an AFTCO performance shirt, an Everingham Bros. bait certificate, a 9” Flex fillet knife by Bubba Blade and a 1-year subscription to FishDope.
The winner of the biggest Yellowtail was Team #62 – Lookn for Tail, and they won a really nice yellowtail mount with their 30-pound fish. The also took home $3,960 for the Big Fish Jackpot.
Then the MEGA raffle began and there were many more winners of great prizes from our sponsors.
BD would like to give a big thanks to the fishing teams, sponsors and the crews that made this year’s Yellowtail Shootout a huge success.