Welcome to the Saltwater Bass Series 2018 tournament season!

Here are some things for you to remember………

ALL BASS need to measure at least 14 inches in length, mouth closed on a flat board

Keep a good sporting ethic by respecting other teams while on the water, a 25yd distance in the Bay and a 50 yard distance on the Coast needs to be maintained between teams

MLPA violations will not be tolerated, a DQ will be imposed if seen within the “cushioned” MLPA boundaries….25yds in the Bays and 50yds outside the Harbors along the Coast

If you are unsure about anything, study the rules, it is YOUR responsibility. You can always call me while on the water during a tournament with a question or to report unfair play / activities by others. Self Policing is the best deterent, please speak up if you witness unfair play!

Gerry Mahieu > 949-275-6013


January 13 > Newport Harbor (only)

Spotted Bay Bass only

5 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Newport Dunes Launch Ramp, check in at day use area

Results / Pictures


February 17 > Mission Bay Coastal

All 3 species

5 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Boundaries > Scripps Pier to Mexico Border

Dana Landing, Mission Bay

Results / Pictures


March 17 > San Diego Bay (only)

Spotted Bay Bass only

5 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chula Vista Launch Ramp

Results / Pictures


April 14 > Long Beach Night

All 3 species

4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Point Fermin to Newport Pier

Davies Launch Ramp

Results / Pictures


May 12 > Long Beach

Calico Bass only

5 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Point Fermin to Torrance Beach

South Shores Launch Ramp

Results / Pictures



The top 15 Masters and top 10 Rookie / Family teams will qualify for the 2018 SBS Championship, ties count as one spot


2018 SBS Championship > Mission Bay

June 16 / 17

5 a.m. – 3 p.m. Both Days

Day One > Spotted Bay Bass, Mission Bay only, 2x weight

Day Two > Coastal only, Scripps to Boarder, all 3 species standard weight

Day One and Day Two to be added to decide 2018 SBS Champions

Results / Pictures




“Kings of Calicos”

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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. 15 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 and other raffled prizes.

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

Gerry Mahieu (949)-275-6013