Questions and Help regarding the BIG FISH CHALLENGE


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It is especially important that you get you fish-entry posted on time, as we may not otherwise aware of your issue and the contest has weekly, Thursday deadlines and winners. It is your responsibility to notify and communicate to us before these deadlines. If you can't for any reason post your catch to the site, immediate send us by email (to and attach the picture and catch information. List the weight, where and when it was weighed in and when it was caught, and be sure to include a picture of the fish on the scale with the BFC sign, location and who witnessed, or weighed the fish.Please include a way to contact you in case we need addditional information.

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wonbigfish's picture

can fish be caught from shore or pier?

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A big thanks to Penn Reels! They will be awarding six Penn Fathom, Lever Drag, Two Speed Reel Prizes. Each week, starting in week five, a predetermined category winner will receive a this reel. In addition, the overall category winners in each category, at the end of the contest will also receive a Penn Fathom reel as part of their winnings.

I can't find the category order for the weekly species Price

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We will have an announcement on the weekly reel prizes very soon.

Looking over the rules it is stated that there are sportfishing boats that are certified to swing fish for the contest but none are listed. Also, are none of the three large sportfishing in Point Loma or Seaforth in Mission Bay certified to weigh the fish at their landings? They all have the ability to accurately weigh the fish in at their locations. Hauling a larger grade BFT around may be a bit of an issue for some folks. Please advise!

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They certainly do have the ability to weigh fish accurately with certified scales. I know they had concerns about getting busy and having someone available to do it. Wet do have three other locations in San Diego. Obviously the more weigh stations the better, so we will check with them again and hopefully one or more of them will see merit in getting involved as a weigh station.