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The WON-Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot

Won Yamaha Dana Landing Jackpot

MISSION BAY – Looking to fish this weekend, the week after Labor Day? Whether you are fishing for tuna, yellowtail or the big tanker white seabass, the Sept. 7 Dana Landing Jackpot, run by Western Outdoor News and sponsored by Yamaha Outboards is a perfect fit.

To sign up on line CLICK HERE.

The entry is $50 a person, the payouts are $2,000, $300 and $200 for first to third place, single biggest fish of either a yellowtail, white seabass or tuna. There are also three optional 90 percent payback optionals at $100 for all three species. Will a bluefin or even a bigeye take the money? Or a tanker white seabass.

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DANA LANDING ON MISSION BAY is the one-stop tournament site with free launching, parking, the Dana Inn with special rates for the event for a weekend stay, plus all the supplies you will need for the event at the market and fuel dock and tackle store. If you plan to stay at the Dana hotel, call the hotel for the 15 percent discount. A letter from WON is required, and we will e-mail it to teams entering if requested.

The key is that you have a choice, and the check-in makes it possible to fish the white seabass and offshore tuna. Why? Teams of two or more anglers need only check in (or sign up (cash only, though) at Dana Landing by boat or launch ramp on Friday afternoon at Dana Landing Market from 4 to 10 p.m., or they can wait until the Saturday check-in from 4 to 6 a.m. They can pull up to the fuel dock in their boat, or launch.

Weigh-in is 3 to 5 p.m., awards, BBQ and drawings from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. No long drawn out awards. Just the winners, food, drawings and thank you bags loaded a spool of Yo-Zuri 20 to 40-pound Hybrid line, a Yamaha hat, a Dana Landing t-shirt, a pack of Laser sharp hooks for each angler, a BBQ ticket and a ticket for the free drawings. And, every entrant will get either a free WON subscription, a $40 value for non-subscribers, or $20 off the annual rate for current or past subscribers.

“People wanted a tanker tourney, and a simple format, and a great spot to come and go without expense and border hassle, and this is it,” said event Director Pat McDonell. “The free stuff and prizes means odds are pretty good you’ll win something in a drawing.”

What can you win? How about one of FourCousins rods valued at $400 each? Or one of the 10 pairs of Costa sunglasses. There’s several Terrafin certificates, a stack of Plano tackle boxes, two rod/travel tubes and dozens of free plastic utility boxes, assorted Yo-Zuri lure packs, and WON subscriptions.The top team will not only win the $2,000 Yamaha bucks, but earn a $250 gift pack of Yo-Zuri lures.

Check in and boat inspections will be quick on Friday evening or Saturday morning (your choice) , you will get your welcome bag and have your boat inspected for any of the three eligible species, WSB, yellowtail and tuna. Weigh-in is from 3 to 5, and the awards are from 5:30 to 6:30. It’s easy, quick and you can fish locally for yellows and white seabass or fish the banks for tuna. As an example, a team of three, across the board on the three optionals, will pay $450. No optionals? $150. A team of two, no optionals, $50 each. Fun, cheap, easy.

“Most teams will have two or three people,” said director Pat McDonell, “although there’s no limit to how many anglers, and at $50 a person, it’s cheap to enter,and you can hedge your bets by adding $100 optionals. The options are interesting. You could fish for white seabass at night, head for the tuna and yellowtail areas early in the morning. Or just stay on the coast and try to win with a big tanker white seabass. Everyone has a realistic shot at that $2,000.”

To sign up on-line CLICK HERE. Or phone Pat McDonell at (949) 366-0030 ext 33 for more information.. He can also be reached at [email protected] You can sign up at check-in, too, and add jackpots. Cash only.

Dana Landing Jackpot Schedule
Friday Sept. 6: Early check-in at
Dana Landing, 5 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 7: Final check in,
Dana Landing, 4 a.m. to 6 a.m.
Fishing: Sept. 7: From check-in to
weigh-in, 3 to 5 p.m.
Awards, Sept. 7: Drawings. and BBQ,
5:30 to 6:30 Dana Landing

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Gary Graham, the BD Outdoors Baja Editor, has more than five decades fishing experience off of Southern California and the Baja Peninsula. From light tackle and fly up to offshore marlin fishing, Gary has experienced all facets of this fishery. He's set several fly-fishing world records and in his first year as a member of the Tuna Club of Avalon, he received more angling awards than any other first-year member in the club's 109-year history. He's been involved with many California angling clubs and is the Baja California Representative for the International Game Fish Association. 
Gary's a conservationist as well as a writer and photographer. In addition to two books on saltwater fly-fishing, hundreds of his articles and photographs have appeared in publications around the world. Graham has devoted his life to finding new fisheries and developing new techniques — all of which he shares through his guiding, speaking, photography and writing.