This is the 40th year the San Diego Sportfishing Council has sponsored its special showcase of San Diego sportfishing. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to join us and discover a bit more of what the Port of San Diego holds for you.
Now let’s get down to what’s happening. It runs Sunday April 14th from 9 AM to 5 PM. Admission is absolutely free! You’ll find plenty to see and do while you visit the San Diego Sportfishing Landings. Here are some of the highlights:
For the angler who wants to pick up a few tips for that next fishing trip, don’t forget to look for the seminar schedule. You’ll learn the “how to’s” and get “insider tips” from the San Diego fleet skippers and other industry experts.
KIDS FISHING ADVENTURE
Sponsored by Okuma Fishing Tackle & Everingham Bros Bait Company. From 9 am-4 pm. For kids 4-12 years old. The Kid’s Fishing Adventure is made up of areas set aside and stocked with fish, providing kids with the chance wet a line and make a catch. Expert assistance is provided by members of the San Diego Rod & Reel Club and the San Diego Anglers. Don’t miss out – there just might be a tasty fish biting at the end of the line.
CATCH, PREP & COOK CENTER
Sponsored by Catalina Offshore Products and Specialty Produce. Throughout the day on April 15th, our CATCH, PREP & COOK DEMOS will provide ideas and techniques to improve the enjoyment of your catch. There will be presentations on proper handling, storage and preparation of fresh fish to ensure that every fish caught and kept is fully enjoyed. Recipes and samples will be available at the seminars. Get the schedule here.
Sponsored By Seeker Rods & Avet Reels
You’ve got to try your hand at this true test of an angler’s skill. If you have never cast a line in your life, don’t worry. This competition is for everyone, pro and novice alike. Competition is set for 11 am and 2 pm. Points are awarded for distance and accuracy. Fishing trips and tackle awarded to the winners!
IZORLINE KNOT TYING COMPETITION
Young and old alike can try their hand at tying the strongest fishing knot with assistance from the pro staff at Izorline. Knot tying demonstrations will be followed by hands-on competition in which individual knots will be tested against the Izorline Knot Gauge, a device that measures a knot’s breaking point by pressure. Competition will take place in three divisions: Small fry (up to 10 years old), Juniors (11-16 years old) and Adults. A voluntary donation of $1-5 to enter the competition will benefit the The Friends of Rollo a non-profit organization that takes kids fishing. The contest runs all day at the Izorline exhibit booth. Winners in each division will be announced at the end of the day. Prizes include ½ day and full day fishing trips.
Look inside the Sportfishing Landings for continuous showings of dramatic sportfishing videos. From San Diego to Baja, Clipperton Island and Costa Rica … get a glimpse of the sportfishing adventures and action that are available on the San Diego fleet.
BOAT RIDES AROUND THE BAY
The whole family will want to take a boat ride around San Diego Bay and it only costs $3. Trips run continuously throughout the day from the three sportfishing landings.
There is great variety to choose from… Seafood, Thai, Chinese, Mexican and more. Many local restaurants around the harbor will also be serving up DAY AT THE DOCKS specials.
Find out what’s hot on the fish equipment market. The top manufacturers will be there to show off their latest. Some really new technology has hit the scene. Be prepared this season with the latest and greatest! You’ll find some great bargains on fishing tackle from exhibitor retailers and in the landing tackle shops.
LOTS OF BOATS
You’ll find boats of all shapes and sizes. The modern sportfishers in the San Diego fleet will be hosting a grand open house. You are welcome to climb aboard and look around. Joining the fleet for the day will Thresher Boats and other local boat dealers.
Glory Giffen showcases her marine watercolors, Peter J Galleries art features painting atop marine charts and Gyotaku, the traditional Japanese method of printing fish. Bill Boyce displays beautiful marine photography and Sharon Schmidt will be displaying her Oils By Sharon. And, there are many other marine artists on display.
OPEN HOUSE ON BOATS IN THE FLEET
Step aboard and meet the captains in the San Diego fleet. Have you never been on a San Diego Sportfisher before? Well now is you chance. You’ll see that the accommodations are quite nice, with many of the comforts of home.
ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY ON STAGE
On the Main Stage things get going at 9:00 AM. The day will also feature three raffles benefitting The Burn Institute. Raffles will be drawn at 12:00 noon, 2:30 PM and 4:15 PM – all from the Main Stage. Great Prizes include fishing trips, tackle, tickets to area attractions and much more!
Come join in the fun and help us celebrate the season’s official start! There’s plenty more to see and do at The Port Of San Diego’s Day At The Docks 2019. We hope to see you there on April 14th and often through the Year 2019 season.
EVENTS CALENDAR APRIL 2019 – SAN DIEGO, CA
WE LOVE OUR SAN DIEGO APRIL 2019 EVENTS
Discover the San Diego Wonderfront, where you can fulfill your heart’s desires. Be amazed by the unique sights, sounds and flavors across the 34 miles of the Port of San Diego’s dynamic waterfront. From epic events to intimate concerts, world-class restaurants and traveling food trucks, stunning coastal views and vibrant parks, high-powered jet skis and tranquil sailboats and everything from five-star hotels to camping under the stars. There’s something different to explore everyday. With all of this just minutes from the heart of San Diego, your Wonderfront is the start of your new adventure at the water’s edge.
“La Jolla Concours d’Elegance features various types of fine automobile gems. Past years have showcased horseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, 50’s classics, American sports cars, and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby. Spectators from all over the nation come to the breathtaking shores of La Jolla to view their favorite classics.
Celebrating its 15th year in 2019, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance world-class weekend of events will be returning to the stunning shores of La Jolla, California on Friday, April 12th, Saturday, April 13th, and Sunday, April 14th.
CONCOURS SOCIAL CLUB (Fri, Apr 12) Let the luxurious festivities begin with the Friday night VIP kick-off party – the Pacific Sotheby’s Concours Social Club Presented By The Lot La Jolla and Ferrari! The Concours Social Club will be divided into overlapping rooms of whimsy, color, and print where you can enjoy a full hosted vibrant bar and whimsical treats for the palate.
NIGHT OF STEAMPUNK (Sat, Apr 13) Gears will turn as you enter the Aston Martin A Night of Steampunk Presented By Fraser – an exclusive VIP party hosted on the La Jolla Concours field. The night’s clock will take you back in time while you enjoy delicious tastes from 20 of San Diego’s finest restaurants, taste creative cocktails from the William Grant Portfolio, bid on Silent and Live Auction items, and enjoy a hosted bar while dancing through time.
LA JOLLA CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE (Sun, Apr 14) Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours is once in a lifetime chance to view 130 one-of-a-kind vehicles from around the globe. Enjoy live music, stunning Pacific Ocean coastal views on the Concours lawn and enjoy for the day a world through rose-colored glasses.”
Public and private 3 hour sails aboard Stars & Stripes USA-11, the authentic 1992 America’s Cup racing yacht sailed by Dennis Conner. Take the helm, grind the winches, or just hang on as this amazing high performance racer zips around San Diego Bay at twice the speed of the average sailboat. A truly unique and memorable experience. Soft drinks, water, & light snacks are provided at no cost. You are welcome to bring your own camera, but a crew member will be taking complimentary photos & videos of all the action on board as well as the sights of San Diego Bay. After the sail, complimentary refreshments are served while viewing the days activities on our flat screen TV. The photos & videos will then be posted on Google Web Albums for free access and use. The total cost (no additional taxes or fees) of $125 for adults & $75 for children (5-18) is the best value and most exciting venue on San Diego Bay.
Unbelievable experience on such a classic boat. It is very rare that you can experience the extreme power that a sailboat can generate, but on the Star & Stripes, that power is everywhere. The crew made our trip a complete package of entertaining, exhilaration, and raw sailing experience. Can’t wait until my next trip.
Thank you Stephen for taking the time to write such a nice review! Our Stars & Stripes USA-11 raced in 1992 right here in San Diego. The history of the America’s Cup goes all the way back to 1851. The America’s Cup is the oldest ongoing sporting event for a trophy in the world! It’s older than the modern Olympics by 45 years! We love sharing our historical race boat, and we’re glad you had a great time. Our crew are passionate about sailing Stars & Stripes and your positive review will put a smile on their faces! Gratefully, Lynn