San Diego's Eleventh Annual

Yellowtail Derby

April 27 - June 9, 2019

A Fishing Competition for the Best Catch of:


Sponsors Kathy and "Rags" Laragione of the Maritime Institute showing the Yellowtail Derby banner at the awards ceremony at the Bali Hai Restaurant.

Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits - We love what we do, and we hope it shows. Since 1996, we've experimented, tasted, tested and kept on trying, every single day. That way we stay true to our dream: Real beer lovers making real, good beer.

Almost 15 years after its inception, Ballast Point Brewing's dedicated team of craftsmen (and women) is still innovating, trying new methods and ingredients, and working constantly to increase capacity to try to meet demand. More than anything, they are staying true to Jack's dream, and their own: Real beer lovers making real, good beer.

Fisherman's Landing Tackle Shop - THE LEADER for more than 30 years! When Quality, Selection and Service matters, nobody comes close. We know saltwater fishing tackle and our professional staff is ready to help you with the competitive advantage of top-quality tackle.

Point Loma Sportfishing in San Diego has many different fishing trips scheduled. Try one of our regularly scheduled half and three quarter day trips Please call (619) 223-1627 for more info.

Angler's Choice Tackle - Located in the Point Loma Area. Come by the shop and we'll ensure you're well equipped whether you are fishing San Diego's bays or off shore tuna fishing. Swing by our PRODUCTS page for information on the latest tackle and great on-line deals.

Everingham Brothers Bait Company is proud to serve the public and the finest Sportfishing fleet in the country by providing the best supply of live bait available. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide quality service when you are ready to go fishing.

West Marine has 375 stores in 38 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. The company now carries more than 50,000 products, ranging from the rope that started it all, to the latest in marine electronics. In addition to its retail stores and Port Supply wholesale divisions, the company serves boaters in more than 150 countries worldwide through its mail order and Internet divisions.

At Sport Clips, it's good to be a guy. We've created the perfect place for a guy to get great service and a great haircut. Our mission is to create a championship haircut experience for men and boys in an exciting sports themed environment. Stop in today for the ultimate just-for-guys haircut experience!

AFTCO - Forty-five years in the business have made the letters AFTCO and the highly recognizable AFTCO logo, symbols of quality to the world's sportfishing community. AFTCO Mfg Co Inc was started by J C Axelson in the basement of his oceanfront California home in 1957. Axelson was a big-game fisherman, who was dissatisfied with the performance of roller guides and roller tips on the market at the time.

De-Fishing Soap - This is a wonderful soap that will get the fishy smell off you hands. It really works. This soap has the aroma of anise and when you wash with it the scent of fish is eliminated. It lathers up real quick, has a great look with fish embedded in the mold and is something all fisher-persons should have and a real conversation piece.

The Log Newspaper has been California boaters’ top source for in-depth local boating and fishing news since 1971. Nowhere else will you find The Log’s exclusive coverage of the latest boating issues, breaking news, upcoming events of interest to mariners and new legislation affecting California boaters. The Log also lists more boats for sale than any other classified section in Southern California.

At San Diego Sportfishing Online you'll find up to date information on the many sportfishing facilities, services and fishing trips available from San Diego California, the gateway to Mexico's rich offshore grounds. Don't delay! Sign on and discover the fun and adventure which await you with the San Diego Sportfishing Fleet!

San Diego Port Tenants Association - The San Diego Port Tenants Association (SDPTA) is a non-profit organization of businesses who lease land along the tidelands of San Diego Harbor. We have a full listing of San Diego Bay Hotels, Restaurants and Attractions as well as links to the Convention Center and the San Diego Symphony.

SoftScience - Supreme Comfort Footware - Creators of the most comfortable shoes you will ever wear, including the Fin 2.0 fishing shoe, the Skiff family of supremely comfortable flip-flops, and the Durango men's casual shoes.

Hookup Baits - is a manufacturer and designer of specialty fishing jigs and lures. All products are designed, and manufactured in San Diego, CA. They allow the fisherman to match the size and type of bait fish the game fish are feeding on.

The 2019 Yellowtail Derby gratefully acknowledges the support of these terrific sponsors!

Oversea Insurance Agency is a family owned and run business that was founded in 1978. Scott's father was the first to begin servicing boat owner's insurance needs and providing exceptional, specialized yacht insurance service to all clients. Today, Scott continues that legacy by putting his clients' needs before all else. As a boat owner himself, he understands the unique needs and requests of today's boat owners. His son, John Jarvie, is providing the same excellent service from his Oversea Insurance location in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Sea Tow is an international marine assistance provider headquartered in Southold, NY. Presently Sea Tow operates over 120 independently owned franchise locations in the United States, Europe, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico.

Bali Hai Resturant - Whether you're just looking for nice place to have dinner or planning for an important event, the Bali Hai Restaurant has a menu for every occasion. With spectacular views of San Diego Bay and the city skyline, our South Pacific Room and Hawaiian Village are perfect for wedding receptions.

Tom Ham's Lighthouse opened for business in 1971. A fully functioning lighthouse, known as Beacon #9 on USCG Nautical Maps, was incorporated into the design. The result is one of San Diego's best known architectural landmarks. In addition to the lighthouse, Tom Ham's is also famous for its eye-catching vistas of the San Diego Bay, Coronado Bridge and San Diego skyline.

AE Commercial Real Estate - Let’s face it. Selecting the right location for your business is possibly the most important decision you’ll make. We at AE Commercial Real Estate understand that and go beyond locating commercial real estate for you. We identify your dream, and help it come true.

H&M Landing is the West Coast's oldest, most experienced Sportfishing company and represents San Diego's finest ocean going passenger fleet. Whether you're looking for the challenge and excitement of offshore fishing on an open party ticket, private charter, or luxury yacht, we have the vessels, facilities and personnel to fulfill your individual needs. There is action year around. For prime dates, we recommend that you book private charters early!

Fisherman's Landing - Enjoy San Diego and Baja long range fishing at it's finest! We have several boats available for open party fishing expeditions and whale watching tours of southern California and many different fishing trips scheduled. Please call (619) 221-8500 for more information.

Anglers Arsenal - It's unlikely that a tackle dealer would carry every bait and color a manufacturer produces. Angler's Arsenal though, has dedicated itself to offering its customers every item and color produced by Western Plastics. Located at 8183 Center, La Mesa, CA phone (619) 466-8455.

Boyce Image - An internationally recognized photojournalist, Bill Boyce has been active in the angling, conservation, and journalistic aspect of sport fishing his entire life. Bill's articles and images are seen monthly in publications such as Marlin magazine, Sport Fishing, Salt Water Sportsman, Big Game Journal, Pacific Coast Sportfishing, and Blue Water magazine.

Maritime Institute Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business that has offered U.S. Coast Guard approved training to mariners for over 35 years. For those unable to attend a classroom course, we have created an exceptional series of courses and made them available online.

Bay Club Hotel For a relaxing getaway with unforgettable waterfront views, choose the Bay Club Hotel and Marina, an elegant resort hotel in San Diego offering oversized rooms, attentive service and amenities that truly impress. Perks include a complimentary full breakfast buffet, complimentary San Diego airport hotel transportation and a heated pool and Jacuzzi. Your source of free monthly e-mail newsletters and resources for the recreational boating community. Whether you own a boat, are thinking about getting a boat, have services and products for boaters, or are just plain interested in what's happening along the world's waterfront, you'll enjoy visiting the web site often.

Arizona Boating and Watersports - A guide to Arizona boating, fishing, camping, rv-ing, hunting, wildlife, and other information for outdoor activities and destinations.

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine - The saltwater fishing magazine for America's West Coast and beyond! Our mission is to entertain and educate our readers with technique-oriented features, exciting travel destinations, true stories of amazing catches, and inside information they won't find anywhere else.

Bob Cox Bone Carver - Handcrafted bone carvings made in San Diego, California.

PENN Reels - An American manufacturer of fishing tackle, primarily known for fishing reels and rods.

Bay Park Fish Co. - Clever seafood sandwiches, tacos & entrees in an industrial market space with nautical decorations.