Fishing Derby starts April 13th plus other CBSC News

Fishing Derby starts April 13th plus other CBSC News

We have now received the proper permits for the annual fishing derby, which will start April 13th. If you are a fisherman, start making your plans to be in Cholla for each weekend of the derby.

The derby dates for the 52nd Annual Derby are:

April 13th – 15th
May 4th – 6th
May 24th – 27th

The 27th will be a half day of fishing (until noon), and the awards and fish fry will be that evening.

The design for the new derby shirts has been chosen and we should have the shirts by or before the first weekend of the derby. Raffle tickets have been mailed out to members, so please return yours with $10.00 to be eligible for the prize drawings. We will also be selling tickets at ship’s store and at the fish fry.

We’ll be needing help to weigh in fish, help at the Ship’s Store, and other duties, so if you can help out, email or call Pat Goodin at 382-5056 in Cholla. We have a great time at the Radio Shack/Ship’s Store during the derby, watching boats go in and out, see what fish are caught, and just watching people, ect. So even if you can’t help out, stop by down at the boat launch area and watch for a while, especially around the time the boats are returning from thier fishing expeditions.

As the saying goes, “YOU”LL BE GLAD YOU DID!”


Each contestant participating in the derby must:
Have a valid Mexican fishing license
Have a valid Mexican boat permit
Mexican fishing license NOT required for SHORE FISHING
Be entered in the derby prior to fishing.
Catch entered fish on rod and reel using hook and line

This tournament is open to all anglers who register and abide by the rules. The entry fee will be $25 for adults and $10.00 for juniors (15 years and under). Entry tickets will be available every day of the derby at the Radio Room below JJs Cantina in Cholla Bay. There will be no refunds on derby entry tickets.

Boats may not leave prior to one hour before sunrise.
Any boats not launching from Cholla Bay must inform the radio operator of the time of their departure.
All boats must return to port each evening.
All fish must be brought by boat to Cholla Bay (except for shore fishing)
Only one winning fish per angler, per category.
Derby hours are one hour before sunrise until 6:00 P.M. each derby day EXCEPT ON MAY 27th WHEN THE DERBY WILL END AT 12:00 noon.
All fish must be caught during open derby hours.
The scales will be open from 10:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M. every day of the derby EXCEPT ON MAY 27th WHEN THEY WILL CLOSE AT 12:00 noon.
If the port is closed, the derby will be canceled that day.
Derby ticket must be presented at time of weigh-in, otherwise fish will not qualify.
Weight of fish will be recorded in official book and on the back of derby ticket.


We plan to be at Ship’s Store and Radio Shack office on Thursday, April 13th (the afternoon before the derby starts) so if you wish to register early you may do so at that time.


Our next dinner meeting will be Saturday, April 7th. Happy hour will start at 5:00 and dinner about 6:00. THIS WILL BE A POT-LUCK DINNER. Ths club will furnish a ham, so bring a side-dish. The price at the door will be $3.00 to cover ham, and miscellaneous stuff. Drinks are included in that price. This is Easter weekend, so hope a lot of people will be in Cholla then. As usual, we’ll have door prizes and raffle prizes. Maybe you’ll be a lucky winner.

Pat Goodin