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Bloodydecks Yellowtail Shootout 2013 – June 21-23

With an exciting rule change that aims to reward skill instead of luck, the 7th Annual Bloodydecks Yellowtail Shootout presented by Costa is set to take place June 21-23, 2013.

The rule change dictates that first through fifth places are to be determined by a bag limit of 3 fish. The biggest fish gets a grand prize and can also count in the 3-fish aggregate.

Heralded as the largest yellowtail tournament in California, this year’s Yellowtail Shootout is gearing up to be an event not to be missed.

“With the improvements in the economy and SoCal fishing,” said BD Outdoors president Ali Hussainy, “we’re all looking forward to a banner year for the 2013 Yellowtail Shoot Out. We’ll be ready with great sponsors, tons of prizes and a fun party!”

With every tournament they put on, the BD Outdoors team takes what they learn from past events to make future ones better and bolder. “The longer we run these events the better we get as a team,” said Derek Redwine, the Creative Director of the company. “Going into this year we are way ahead of the curve, which is going to make for one of the best yellowtail shootouts yet!”

The $300 covers three anglers as well as Tournament Entry, Official Tournament Shirt, Official Tournament Visor, Angler Goody Bag and Full Access to the Awards Party.

Every team gets a tourney bag, and the contents of each bag are valued at more than $100 of great giveaways from our sponsors. If you like door prizes and raffles, there will be plenty, with some amazing things to win. But if you really want to cash in, take advantage of the optional Winner Take All Jackpots of $100, $300, and $500 per team.

The cash and prize payouts for the overall biggest fish for winners are as follows:

Place / Payouts

  • 1st Place / $5000 Cash + Prizes
  • 2nd Place / $2500 Cash + Prizes
  • 3rd Place / $1000 Cash + Prizes
  • 4th Place / $750 Cash + Prizes
  • 5th Place / $500 Cash + Prizes
  • 6th Place / $300 Cash + Prizes
  • 7th Place / $200 Cash + Prizes
  • 8th Place / $100 Cash + Prizes

*Total Purse is based upon 100 teams participating.


The event this year will take place in Mission Bay, which offers plenty of free parking and chill atmosphere. Back by popular demand, the awards meal is being done by San Diego favorite Phil’s BBQ.

The 2013 Yellowtail Shootout kicks off with the mandatory Captain’s Meeting on Friday, June 21st from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at San Diego Boats, located next to the Dana Landing Market on Mission Bay.

Fishing begins on Saturday, June 22nd and culminates with the “After Party” Awards Banquet on Sunday, June 23rd at 11 a.m.

The “After Party” Awards Banquet will be held at San Diego Boats, and will be catered by Phil’s BBQ. The After Party will also have a raffle and Vendor Village showcasing all of the gear available from sponsors. Members of the public are welcome at the Vendor Village. The tournament is open to all anglers fishing from private boats.