I am currently up in the Sierras on a trout fishing adventure to Topaz Lake. I understand the fishing at home in the San Diego region is pretty much the same as when I left earlier this week. I have had some success with the trout and lost what I suspect was a 4+ pound rainbow along with catching some nice 12 to 14 inch rainbows. I am enjoying the mountains but am for sure going to be back in San Diego in plenty of time to prepare for and attend one of the fun events of the spring on Sunday, April 15 2018. This grand event is the 39th Annual Port of San Diego’s Day At The Docks which will be held from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Sunday, April 15, 2018. I hope you plan to attend as Day At The Docks is always a fun and festive outdoor celebration in anticipation of the fishing season that lies ahead with lots of things to see and do. Information about Day At The Docks can be accessed at http://www.sportfishing.org/.
A great thing about Day at the Docks is that admission is always free! The Day At The Docks festival will be held at the parking lots where Point Loma Sportfishing, H&M Landing and Fisherman’s Landing are located in Point Loma. The street address of Fisherman’s Landing at 2838 Garrison Street, San Diego, CA, 92106 will get you there. There is free parking on Shelter Island and double-decker buses will be running free shuttles between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
There will once again be lots of exhibitors at this year’s event and 976-Bite Fish Reports will be one of them. The exhibitors will include tackle manufacturers, marine artists, fishing clubs, tackle retailers, food vendors and more.
I hope you can attend and be part of the celebration and if you can be there, please stop by the 976-Bite Fish Reports booth and say hello. We will be offering show specials on 6 month and 12 month subscriptions and renewals and will also have pocket t-shirts and men’s and women’s tank tops available for sale at reasonable prices. Even if you have time remaining on your web site subscription, we can add the renewal on to the end of what you have remaining on your existing subscription if you want to take advantage of the show promotions.
In addition to all the exhibitors, many of the boats of the San Diego sportfishing fleet will have open houses so you can go aboard and check them out and talk to their Captains and crews about their boats and the upcoming fishing season. Some of the boats will also be offering rides around San Diego Bay for $3 a person.
There are casting contests, a knot tying competition and catch, prep and cook demos. The cooking demos will feature tips and recipes for seafood preparation and will be given by experts that include professional chefs.
Seminars will be going on throughout much of the day from expert speakers that will cover topics such as fishing techniques, knot tying, rod selection, rigging techniques and much more.
There are plenty of things for kids to do that include a Kid’s Fishing Adventure where kids from 4-12 can fish for free.
Live bands will be playing throughout much of the day and there will be some great giveaways via raffles that go on throughout the day. The raffle prizes include fishing trips and fishing tackle.
There is free parking on Shelter Island and red double-decker buses will be running free shuttles between 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM.
Day At The Docks is put on by the San Diego Sportfishing Council and their web site provides more information about the event at: http://www.sportfishing.org/
You are invited to come out and enjoy the fun. I hope to see you there!
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