“CCA CAL serves as a powerful advocacy force in the never-ending battle against outside special interest groups that want to close access to coastal anglers,” says Wayne Kotow, Executive Director of CCA California.
“At the same time, CCA CAL works tirelessly to push regulators and legislators to remedy the real issues affecting our marine ecosystems, such as pollution, urban run-off, toxic waste and ocean-exploitation, and stop blaming anglers,” Kotow adds “Together we will succeed, and that’s why it is so important for everyone to join CCA CAL.”
CCA CAL will offer a choice of three enhanced-value membership packages, including:
Annual Membership to CCA CAL, CCA CAL T-shirt, and CCA CAL tote bag with tackle and goodies inside ($70 value), just $50
STAR SHOW PACKAGE
Regular Show Package, plus entry into the 2024 STAR Tournament and entry into the STAR Tournament Early Bird Drawing ($90 value), just $80
LIFE MEMBERSHIP SHOW PACKAGE
Regular Show Package, plus AFTCO tackle bag with new AFTCO jigs, Engel 19-quart Drybox, and entry into the 2024 STAR Tournament ($1,500 value), just $1,000
The Bart Hall Show in Long Beach will mark the launch of early bird signups for CCA CAL’s much-anticipated STAR Tournament Series, which will span the entire coast of California. It is destined to make the summer of 2024 one of the most memorable ever, thanks to a plethora of sponsors, winning opportunities and prizes, including a 2024 Parker 18-foot center-console with a Yamaha 150 hp outboard and a trailer.
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The STAR Series will start on Memorial Day weekend 2024 and run through Labor Day 2024 with a host of eligible species. Anglers will use the free Fishing Chaos app to easily register a catch and facilitate live releases, if they choose.
“The series is open to party boat, private boat and shore anglers alike, helping ensure enormous participation,” says Chris Wheaton, chair of the CCA CAL STAR Series Committee. “Our goal is for this to become the biggest saltwater fishing event in the state of California.”
Eligible fish will include saltwater bass (minimum 18 inches), California halibut (minimum 28 inches), California yellowtail, white seabass, and tuna (minimum 36 inches for the last three). There will also be a separate category and prize package drawn from every participant that submits a white seabass head during the event as an incentive to get much-needed DNA sampling.
To learn more, read the official STAR Series rules or to register, visit CCACalifornia.org/STAR
ABOUT CCA CAL: The non-profit Coastal Conservation Association of California was created in 2015 when recreational anglers and outdoor enthusiasts came together to work for the conservation and enhancement of our marine resources and coastal environments. Today, we are working to protect not only the health, habitat, and sustainability of our marine resources, as well as the interests of saltwater anglers. Our goal is to protect your access to the marine resources you cherish and enjoy every day. CCA CAL consists of members spread across local chapters in California and growing every day.