2013 Fall Classic

Kayakfishing.com/RTM Kayaks "Fall Classic"
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Ocean Cove, California

Dennis Spike Ocean Cove


Additional Sponsors - Western Outdoor News, Terrafin Imaging Guayaki Yerba Mate, Outback Adventures, Gerard's Paella

14 years after we held the very first kayak fishing tournament on October 3rd 1998 in San Diego, we're proud to offer a Northern California tourney that will bring out some of the best kayak anglers and dedicated amateurs from across the West.  "The Fall Classic" is a family friendly event for the kayak fishing community with lots of camping and RV spaces onsite.  The tournament rules are intended to reduce the number of fish retained for awards.


 1st  Place RTM Abaco 4.20 Fishing Kayak
 2nd  Place RTM K Largo Fishing Kayak
 3rd  Place RTM Disco Angler Fishing Kayak
 4th  Place RTM KYO Inflatable

 Appreciating the demand on everyone's tournament budget, we wanted to get the word out early for this, the last West Coast kayak fishing tournament of the year.  The Fall Classic will benefit Sportfishing Association of California (SAC) and KeepAmericaFishing.org, two of the principal lobbying efforts.  Included in the registration fee is the Fall Classic T-Shirt and dinner Friday and Saturday.  Friday night, world renowned paella chef "Gerard" will prepare the awesome "Seafood+" Paella for the whole tournament.

Following the Awards Ceremony Saturday night, we'll dish up a Trencherman's Feast with surf, turf, things that fly, a few camp chef contributions and whole lot more.  Lots of veggie fare too! DO NOT purchase an extra meal ticket if you are feeding 2 people, dinner is served on a platter with a big sheet of foil for take-away.  After dinner, we'll have a raffle with thousands of dollars-worth of very fishy prices.  The raffle is for registered anglers only and will go around once so everyone wins.  Sunday morning is the "Sunday Brunch Cook-Off".  The price for the best dish is a vintage cast iron dutch oven or $100 bucks, winners choice.

Tournament Rules and Fishing Grounds

Dennis Spike Ocean Cove

Tournament Fees and other costs:

Event Registration - $65.00

Ocean Cove - We don't expect the campground to fill up but you never know. There are 80 campsites at OC.

Reserved Camping Spot in Group Sites - 50.00 for 2 nights, Friday and Saturday.  A DIY galley will be on hand for anyone flying-in or needing it. Each group spot can accommodate 1 vehicle and 2-4 people. At least one groups site will be booked a "QUIET" upon request and a second site can be added with early demand if needed.  Quiet Site spots are limited and available on a "first come" basis.

Event Tees and Hoodies - TBA

Explanation of Fees - Our biggest costs are for the prizes and dinners.  All the top prizes are purchased from Entry Fees plus many of the raffle prizes too.  Costs not limited to advertising and rentals plus donations all come from entry fees (and the raffle proceeds). Thanks for understanding.

Where To Stay - DIY Camping... Ocean Cove has 80 campsites beyond the group sites and is the best choice for camping and RVing.  Ocean Cove fees are super reasonable and less than the State Campgrounds.  Ocean Cove is a family campground too with a great vibe.  Timber Cove and Fort Ross have many Inns and Bed and Breakfast spots.

What To Fish For - Lincod, cabezon and all the legal rockfish species plus halibut.  Forcasts at this writiing suggest salmon may be in season too!  If that is the case, a special prize category might pop up.  Cowcod, canary and yelloweye rockfish are "no take".  All edible finfish, not limited to monkey faced eels, flatfish and perches are contenders.  Prizes will not be awarded for killing a mola mola or other inedible finfish.  If a Pacific mackerel or horse sarding makes the difference, Spike will eat it with the winner.

Tournament Fees, other costs and Payment:

Event Registration - $65.00

Reserved Camping Spot in Group Sites - $50.00 for 2 nights, Friday and Saturday.

Reserved Camping Spot in "Quiet" Sites $50.00 for 2 nights, Friday and Saturday

Event Registration - $65.00 and one of the following slections for a total of $115.00

Camping Sites

Extra Meal Tickets for Saturdays's Trenchman's Feast - $25.00

Tournament Release Form Download

*Raffle tickets will be available on-site at Tournament Headquarters.

*Fall Classic T-Shirts - one free w/registration.  Hoodies and Beanies will soon be offered for pre-sale here with pick-up at the event.  We haven't forgotten about our brothers in need and will direct proceeds from the garment sales or a special silent auction their way, TBD.

Send Check/Money Order Payment to:
PO Box 712
Occidental, CA 95465

Please Make Check Payable to: Coastal Kayak Fishing

Credit Card Payments - Please use the PayPal link.

Please include your phone number and email address with early payments so we can confirm and get your registration processed.

Useful Information

Event Day Tides
October 27, 2012 Tides for Ocean Cove

Low 3:34 AM 1.3  Sunrise 7:35 AM
High 9:46 AM 5.8  Sunset 6:18 PM
Low 4:27 PM 0.2   

LODGING - The Event does not make a recommendation of these establishments, they are published as suggestions.

Timber Cove Inn


Perched on a cliff that overlooks the rugged Sonoma coast is the charming Timber Cove Inn. Boasting ocean views and spacious accommodations with fireplaces and spa tubs, Timber Cove Inn provides forty rooms with breathtaking ocean views, and ten forest view rooms. Paired with fine dining and a wealth of amenities, Timber Cove Inn is a secluded getaway built for ultimate relaxation.
21780 North Coast Hwy 1, Timber Cove, CA
(707) 847-3231 | www.timbercoveinn.com


Fort Ross Lodge

Fort Ross Lodge
20705 Coast Hwy 1
Jenner, CA 95450
(707) 847-6864
Fax (707) 847-3330