BD Outdoors is proud to announce that the Costa Yellowtail Shootout tournament will return for the 2021 Season. One of the largest and longest-running tournaments on the West Coast, the Yellowtail Shootout has become the unofficial kick-off to the Southern California offshore fishing season.
The 2019 Yellowtail Shootout saw 96 Teams and 355 anglers compete for over $25,000+ in cash and even more in prizes. When the dust settled Team Hangtime with Teera Saivichit and Jack Dalla Corte emerged in First place nearly sweeping the board.
Team Hangtime weighed in three yellowtail totaling 102.7 lbs., with a big fish of 37.1 lbs., caught on live squid.
Their first-place finish netted them $5,000, 4 pairs of Costa Sunglasses with hard cases, Costa backpack and hats, A YETI 76 Tundra and 4 YETI Ramblers, Unlimited Gold Tower membership to BoatUS, a Traeger Tailgater 20 grill with cover and pellets, a Fishing Syndicate FSC 900M, Filletco Premium Cutting Board, 2 custom made gaffs by Morita Customs, an Accurate Valiant BV-600 Reel, spools of 30#, 40#, and 50# Fluoro Premier by Seaguar (12 Spools total), ½ scoop of bait at Everingham Brothers, $100 AFTCO gift certificate, 5 framed yellowtail prints by Dexter Knives, an Avet HXJ4.2, a Seeker SSR 8030-8, a United Composites RCE800Mega-C, and a 1-year subscription to FishDope.
Team Hangtime also won $2,500 for catching the largest yellowtail by a BoatUS Member and swept the $100, $200, $300, and West Coast Marine Biggest Yellowtail jackpots, for a total of $26,710 cash winnings!
Just as notable as the winners was the amazing story of the 2019 Tuna Jackpot. Team Los Bastardos won the jackpot with a 15.4-pound Yellowfin tuna. After hearing the unfortunate story of Team Reel E-ZE catching a massive 274-pound Bluefin tuna but missing the weigh-in deadline by just minutes after a poorly timed, routine Coast Guard inspection. Team Lost Bastardos elected to give their $2500 winnings to Team Reel E-ZE during the awards ceremony. This incredible act of sportsmanship immediately sent the crowd into a FRENZY! The room erupted with cheers and a standing ovation for Team Los Bastardos! Tournament Director Ali Hussainy said “In all my years of fishing and running tournaments, I’ve never seen anything like it! It was really a magical moment for all the teams and the event.”
Mark your calendars for June 25 through June 27, 2021. The event with kick off with a quick Captains’ check-in at Dana Landing Market on Friday night, June 25 from 6 pm-7:30 pm, where teams can grab their swag bags, enter the jackpots, and make any last-minute changes to their team lineup. Fishing kicks off at 5 am on Saturday, June 26 with the scales closing at 5 pm.
The Awards Ceremony and Banquet will once again be held at the Portuguese Hall on Shelter Island at 11 am on Sunday, June 27.
Registration is now open at www.YellowtailShootout.com!
DUE TO STATE AND LOCAL COVID PROTOCOLS, WE ARE CURRENTLY LIMITED TO 200 ATTENDEES AT THE BANQUET. WE EXPECT THIS NUMBER TO INCREASE BEFORE THE EVENT, BUT ATTENDEES WILL BE TAKEN ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE BASIS. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY AND GET TO THE EVENT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE. YOU MAY LINE UP ONE HOUR BEFORE THE EVENT.