The 16th Annual Fall Classic is a few weeks away and with the way this year has been going, its a tourney you do not want to miss. White Seabass, Yellowtail, Dorado, Bluefin, Yellowfin, Halibut, Calico... lobster! Definitely going to be a mixed bag year so don't miss it.
This meet is held by the Long Beach Neptunes at Catalina Island and is OPEN TO ALL QUALIFIED FREE DIVERS. Divers may begin at dawn but must conclude their diving and be at the Isthmus by 4:00 PM (Lobster may be taken the evening before [Friday, October 13th] starting at dusk). Any fish and/or lobster not in the weigh-in circle by 4:00 PM will be disqualified, NO EXCEPTIONS! The eligible fish are: Yellowtail, White Sea Bass, Dorado, Barracuda, Bonito, Halibut, Tuna Family, Calico, and Lobster. “NO SCUBA DIVING IS PERMITTED”. The diving area will include all waters from San Diego to Santa Barbara and include Catalina Island, San Clemente Island, San Nicholas Island, and Santa Barbara Island. The Cortez and Tanner Banks are OFF LIMITS. THE WEIGH IN AND WINNERS CIRCLE WILL BE LOCATED AT THE PICNIC AREA BEHIND THE HARBOR REEF RESTAURANT AT ISTHMUS COVE, CATALINA ISLAND AT 4:00 PM SHARP.
"Mark your calendars and spread the word, the 2017 Spearingforum party is on at the Elks Lodge on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2017. The event will run from 6-10pm! Similar format as before with some short spearfishing movies, raffle, and a silent auction. The Elks lodge will be running a no host bar that evening. The address is 11551 Trask Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92843, it's not too far from the 57/22 freeway interchange. Come and hang out with the spearing community, chat with old friends and make some new ones."
The Yellowtail Round Up Team Tournament has been canceled. -Neptunes Board
Attention Neptunes. We urge you to join your fellow spearfishermen and club neighbors, the LA Fathomiers, in their 49th Annual Scramble Meet tournament. Details below.
Join the LA Fathomiers in their 49th Annual Scramble Meet, Saturday August 19th. Weigh in is at 3 pm. The BBQ after is a ton of fun and there will be plenty of food for everyone followed by a raffle with tons of amazing items. Boats are allowed or you can also shore or kayak dive. Aside from fish and game regulations there are no boundaries. This a 3 fish meet and has to be 3 different species. As long as you get your application and dues to the person in charge before the comp day then you are good to go. Please see attached flyer and registration form hope to see you there.
CLICK HERE to download the registration form.
PayPal payments may be sent to LosAngelesFathomiers@gmail.com. In the notes include:
2016 Scramble Meet
2017 Long Beach Neptunes Bluewater Meet Final Standings
1. Mike Raabe 46.55 lb White Seabass LA Fathomiers
2. Bill Ernst 42.50 lb White Seabass LA Fathomiers
3. Mike Thomas 32.65 lb Yellowtail LA Fathomiers
4. Dave Freeman 29.50 lb Yellowtail LB Neptunes
5. Todd Farquhar 29.40 lb White Seabass LB Neptunes
6. Chad Priest 28.70 lb Yellowtail Guest
7. Daniel Baranbo 26.90 lb Yellowtail LA Fathomiers
8. John Johnston 26.30 lb Yellowtail LB Neptunes
9. Lou Rosales 25.30 lb Yellowtail LB Neptunes
10. Randy Weston 23.90 lb Yellowtail LA Fathomiers
11. Jesse Goode 20.45 lb Yellowtail LB Neptunes
12. Eric Huff 20.10 lb Yellowtail LA Fathomiers
13. John Carpenter 16.95 lb Yellowtail LB Neptunes
14. Aaron Deal 19.50 lb Yellowtail SD Freedivers
15. Mark Navas 16.30 lb Yellowtail LB Neptunes
16. Brandon Ward 15.30 lb Yellowtail LB Neptunes
17. Juan Aquilar 13.70 lb Yellowtail Guest
18. Mike Feldman 12.65 lb Yellowtail SD Freedivers
4It's time to get signed up for the 54th Annual Bluewater Meet! It's already gearing up to be a great summer with plenty of slug yellowtail and white seabass landed. Even 100+ lb bluefin have been taken. There's no better way to kick it all off than to shoot some fish with your fellow spearfishermen.
It's all going down on Saturday, June 24th at Santa Catalina Island. All waters within 4 miles of Santa Catalina Island are fair game. Weigh-in is at 3pm on the beach at 2 Harbors. BBQ, raffles, prizes, and goodtimes.
For entry form, details, and rules, CLICK HERE.
Couple event dates to get ready for:
It's on! The Long Beach Neptunes 2017 Annual Club Auction is happening Wednesday, April 19th! Tons of gear from the best brands in the industry will be available for your auctioning pleasure. Out bid your dive buddies for the best deals around and get geared up for another year of slug slaying!
NEW LOCATION so take note. We're holding this years auction at the Elk's Lodge in Garden Grove. Plenty of space to bring everyone in your crew so don't be shy on spreading the word. Did I mention the Elk's Lodge has a FULL BAR and food for all your bidding lubrication needs!?
We'll be making gear and brand updates as they develop so stay tuned and spread the word.
The tournament will run from March 1 through April 30, 2017 throughout California and Baja. The Awards Party will be held in Mid May 2017 in Redondo Beach and will once again include an awesome raffle with over $10,000 in gear up for grabs, plus food and drinks, and behind the scenes tours of the King Harbor White Sea Bass Growout.
Last years Top 3 fish were in the 60# range and multiple heads submitted to Hubbs-Seaworld for research.
A $25 entry is required prior to spearing a fish. Proceeds will be donated to the King Harbor Ocean Enhancement Foundation and Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute to support ongoing efforts to repopulate the local WSB population.
They are looking to expand the tournament this year with more participants and greater impact and they need your help! Here’s how:
Winners will be chosen by verifying the top three biggest fish. More info and contest rules at, oceansglobal.org/events.
Oceans Global may be offering charters out of King Harbor in Redondo Beach - for more information contact Clark at, email@example.com.
We had a great start to the year at the first general club meeting of 2017 with voting in of Neptunes tentative, Del White, and a special thank you gift presentation to our very own, Chris Malloy, for his service to the club as Newsletter Editor in 2016. Videos, fish stories, raffle, pizza, beer, and lots of gift hand outs by our 2017 club president, Todd Norell, made for a great meeting.
2017 Long Beach Neptunes Executive Board:
President - Todd Norell
Vice President - Bruce Dardis
Secretary - Jesse Goode
Treasurer - Bill Peratt
Tentative Manager - Danny Jones
Newsletter Editor - Dave Freeman
Historian - Masahiro Mori
Webmaster - Brandon Ward
Conservation Liaison - Terry Maas