Jackpot Fishing Contest  

                                           2013 Jackpot Winners
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From L. to R. Mel Ewing, 56”,  48 lb. 10 oz. Sturgeon; Larry Thomas, 31 1/2 “, 14 lb. 12 oz. Striped Bass; Don Ott, 20”, 2 lb. 9 oz. Steelhead; Rik Cox, 24”, 5 lb. 8 oz. Rainbow Trout & 19 1/2”, 3 lb. Small Mouth Bass; Tom Hyde, 24”, 7 lb. 8 oz. Large Mouth Bass; Steve Burgess, 39 1/2”, 25 lb. River or Ocean King Salmon; John Hess, 23 1/2”, 3.85 lb. Landlocked Salmon & 11 1/2”, 1 lb. Crappie; Mike Bashore, 19” Brown Trout; Mel Takahashi, 15 1/2” Kokanee & 41 5/8”, 15 lb. 8 oz. Catfish; Bev Mierkey, 23”,  4 lb. 7 oz. Mackinaw. Congratulations to all the winners!!!!


Rooster Tail Members in good standing may enter the Club’s Annual Jackpot Fishing Contest by paying two weeks in advance, a Jackpot entry fee of $10.00 to the Contest Chairman or Club Treasurer any time between the starting and ending contest dates.  No fish-entry will be accepted without a two-week prior entry fee payment.  The contest term is from January 1 through November 31; only fish caught within this term qualify for the contest.  Contest cash prizes and recognition certificates will be awarded at the December Rooster Tails Annual Awards & Ladies’ Day Luncheon.

Only the following fish species legally caught by DF&W regulations in California inland waters or the ocean waters adjoining the California coast or Delta qualify for an entry in the Jackpot contest:

  • Rainbow Trout
  • Land-Locked Salmon
  • Mackinaw (Lake Trout)
  • Kokanee
  • Largemouth Bass
  • Steelhead
  • Sturgeon
  • Brown Trout
  • River/Ocean King Salmon
  • Striped Bass
  • Catfish
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Shad
  • Crappie

Only the total length of the fish measured on a straight-line from the tip of the head/lip to the end of the longest lobe of the tail is to be documented on a contest entry form.  Ties for the same length fish will split that share of the total cash for that species.  Fish weight is only for informational purposes and has no bearing on an entry.  All final determination of Jackpot winners and the resolution of any conflicts is at the discretion of the Rooster Tail’s Board of Directors.

The catch entry form along with a photo must be submitted to the Contest Chairman by hand, mail, or email within 30 days of the catch-date.  Entries beyond thirty days of the catch date do not qualify.  The leading entries will be posted on the Jackpot Contest Board displayed at every third Friday breakfast meeting. 

Also, please submit any interesting fishing and camping related photos of members fishing, member’s boats, and fishing waters/sunsets/sunrises, etc. will be considered for posting on a separate large photo display board for viewing at breakfast meetings.


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