The 2018 SBS season promises to be a great one…..many new teams have already inquired about jumping in as Rookies and will be participating side by side with the already established SBS Masters teams. Rookies fish against Rookies while the Masters duke it out with Masters…..all in the same boundaried tournament arenas. EVERYONE will see and learn from one another in these events. At the awards, everyone will eat and converse together while talking about their fishing day, bringing the SBS teams together as family. Entries for the regular season events have come down, making the tournaments more affordable for all with the same prizes to be awarded at the year end championship. EVERY championship qualifying team has a shot at walking away with a brand new 2018 Mercury 115 4-stroke motor, on top of that there will once again be lots of great year end product for the championship teams. Fifteen Masters and 10 Rookie teams will qualify for the no basic entry championship. Every event a team fishes grants them a poker chip to write their name on and will go into the drawing for the motor. If teams pre-pay for the season, they will get an extra chip making it 6 poker chips in the raffle for the motor. Teams must have qualified and be present at the championship to win the motor.

Following the 5 regular season events and championship will be the 3 event “Kings of Calicos” series of events. This is for the hard core, hard running anglers that want to lay it on the line in the most competitive saltwater tournament arena there is. All 3 events, teams will accumulate their weight for a 3-event total where the highest weight winning team will be crowned “Kings of Calicos”. As of now, I am working on the prizes for this and will do all I can to make it a more than noteworthy accomplishment to the top teams so stay tuned as we move into the 2018 SBS season.

So there you have it…….a really fun and competitive 5 event series along with a top-dog 3 event Calico only series. Lets get your friends and family together for either of these, lets get the sport to once again grow to where it should be. I will continue to work hard at growing the sport but need all of you to come together, I can’t make it happen without you, the teams.

I’ve been on the phone answering many questions with many new teams coming to the SBS as Rookies wanting to fish saltwater bass tournaments. If you have any questions about the 2018 SBS season….please feel free to give me a call and I can answer whatever your concerns are.

Everyone is welcome to watch the final day weigh in of the 2017 SBS Championship located at the Davies Launch Ramp in Alamitos Bay on September 10th, come and watch and eat some food with us. Have a safe and fun rest of the 2017 fishing season! I hope to see you on the water and if so please say hello!

Gerry Mahieu (949)-275-6013