Join CCA CAL For The First Ever SoCal Chapter Challenge

For the first time ever, CCA California is hosting its SoCal Charter Challenge between 3 of our local Southern California Chapters: Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

All 3 chapters will be competing on 3 separate boats out of their own respective landings for a 1.5 day trip. Each chapter and boat will compete against each other for bragging rights. There will be one charter master representative from CCA, along with raffles and other goodies on each of the 3 boats.

Chapter / Boat / LandingPriceLoad
Spots Open
LA Chapter – Truline – 22nd Street Landing$34020 3
OC Chapter – Fury – Dana Wharf Sportfishing$23025 0
SD Chapter – Tomahawk – Fisherman’s Landing$40025 0

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SoCal Charter Challenge

For questions regarding the SoCal Charter Challenge, please contact us or send an email to chrisa@ccacalifornia.org.

Tournament Rules

  • In the event that any rules need altering to ensure the safety of all participants, we reserve the right to do so without notice. Please be sure to visit CCACalifornia.org for more information.
  • The tournament is limited to each boat’s passenger limit, designated by the United States Coast Guard. Each boat and CCA CAL reserve the right to limit, monitor and increase the number of passengers on each boat. All California Department of Fish & Wildlife rules and regulations must be followed for the duration of the tournament. 
  • Each chapter and boat must follow the tournament schedule, which will be as follows: 

Departure: October 13th – 8pm

Fishing October 14th – All Day

Return: October 15th – 7am

  • Targeted waters will be San Clemente Island and its surrounding areas. If San Clemente Island is unavailable, individual boats can determine areas where they would like to fish.  All boats must stay in U.S. waters.
  • Scoring will be determined by a point system that will be calculated according to the amount of fish that are caught by each boat. Species that are eligible for the tournament include: Bluefin, White Sea Bass, Dorado, Yellowfin, Skipjack, Bonito, Yellowtail, and Calico Bass. The point system will be the following:

1 Bluefin – 1 point

1 White Sea Bass – 1 point

2 Dorado – 1 point

3 Yellowfin – 1 point

4 Skipjack/Bonito – 1 point

5 Yellowtail – 1 point

5 Calico Bass – 1 point (3 Released Calico Bass* – 1 point)

Note: Points will only be awarded in whole numbers (i.e. 4 yellowtail will not be awarded any points). 

*Must be of legal size

Each boat’s score must be filled out on the scoring sheet, and verified and signed by both the charter master and the captain of each vessel before being turned in. Scoring sheets can be turned into CCA CAL. No boat or individual is to keep more than their daily limit determined by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife.  There is no limit or restriction on released fish by any of the boats or their passengers.

  • In the event of a tie, the winner will be determined by the weight of each boat’s largest fish. Weight can be determined by a digital scale onboard, or at a landing, or be taped by the boat’s crew. Pictures must be taken and submitted to the tournament coordinator along with the boat’s scorecard.
  • Fish can be caught on conventional, spinning or fly gear. Fish can also be caught using artificial lures, live bait or trolling. 
  • Safety on each of the boats must be observed at all times. Every passenger must follow and obey each captain and their crew’s instruction. In the event of unsafe weather or water conditions, the decision to cancel will be determined by CCA CAL and all of the operators of each vessel. 
  • Each boat is allowed to hold their own competition or contest between their participants. 
  • All participants must adhere to high standards of sportsmanship and behave in manners that portray sportfishing in a positive light.  
  • By participating in our tournament, we reserve the right to photograph and record our tournament for the use on social media pages, websites, and any other media platform. We encourage all participants to post and share their content from the tournament with us.