Fifth Annual International Yellowtail Derby 2013


Don’t forget! This Sunday is the awards
party at the Bali Hai from 2:00-4:00

The derby may be coming to a close, but the competition is keeps getting hot! Remember, the first team to catch a yellowtail and weigh it in will receive a Special Prize!  San Diego landings are all equipped with scales. Let them know you’re on your way to weigh your yellowtail!

The first day of the Yellowtail Derby began on Sunday May 5, 2013. According to reports and data, this year the Derby should be have record winning catches. White Seabass, Albacore, and of course, Yellowtail are waiting for you to catch out at sea for this year! The Derby will continue  until June 9, 2013-so you have plenty of time to gear up and get catching! Prizes will be presented every weekend until June 9 for those with the largest tail or white seabass!

The Queen of the Derby, Chanelle, for 2013 was crowned at the kick off party on May 5. She was crowned with the assistance of the 1963 queen, Kathryn Harris Badua. The kick off party was the largest since the Derby’s rebirth, so you can imagine the tournout for the Awards Party! The awards party will be held at the Bali Hai in San Diego on June 9 from 2-4pm.  The winner of the “weigh-in-of-the-winning-Angler” will receive their weight in Ballast Point Pale Ale!

If you are interested in joining the derby, visit