2022 Central Coast Bass Bash


2022 Central Coast Bass Bash

Saturday, May 7, 2022
 | Fishing Tournament
Target Sub-species: 
Bass - Black Bass

Email: centralcoastbassbash@gmail.com

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May 7, 2022

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Welcome to the Central Coast Bass Bash Kayak Tournament page. This is the second year of our tournament and we thank you for showing interest in the event. CCBB is currently the ONLY kayak Bass tournament on California’s Central Coast. With your help we can make it a successful event that anglers can look forward to year after year. Hosted at beautiful Lake Nacimiento, you will find the fishing in May to be stellar.

CCBB is a catch, photo, release Black Bass (Large mouth, Small mouth, Spotted Bass) tournament where each fish will be measured and scored using the iAngler Tournament app. A 5 fish limit with total combined inches determining the winner. Cash payouts will go to the 1st-3rd place anglers.

CCBB is a benefit tournament for Heroes on the Water with proceeds from the raffle being donated to the Central California Chapter of HOW. YES! We said Raffle! So stick around after the awards ceremony because we will be raffling off some great prizes that have been generously donated by our tournament sponsors. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

A little about the HOW organization

Heroes on the Water, a 501(c)(3) veterans charity, creates alternative wellness programs to serve veterans, active-duty military personnel, first responders and their families. These experiential programs incorporate structured activities proven to improve the lives of these men and women. Each experience reduces the impact of post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury while providing much-needed camaraderie and support.

The primary proven therapy utilized by Heroes on the Water is kayak fishing. Volunteer-led chapters around the United States hold events which are free for our nation’s heroes. Recurring activities give these heroes and their families a lifelong social network with like-minded people. No experience or equipment is needed, and kayak fishing is adaptive to those with disabilities. Our chapters in Australia and the U.K utilize the same proven model.

Founded in 2007, Heroes on the Water is dedicated to providing veterans services through recurring therapy and growing our volunteer chapter base. In 2018, we officially opened our services to first responders and their families. Our programs are proven to be effective and provide heroes with a way to positively improve their lives, enhance their family dynamic, and impact their community.




$65 USD
Individual Angler

Lake Nacimiento10625 Nacimiento Lake Drive, Paso Robles, CA

Tournament is over


"Logging Your Catch" Instructional Video
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Welcome to iAngler Tournament - Adding Your Photo to the Leaderboard
3 months 3 days ago

Events & Schedule

Captains Meeting

05/06/2022 07:00 PM

Captains meeting will be on May 6, 2021 in the main marina parking lot. For those unable to attend the captains meeting, it will be filmed live and broadcast on the CCBB facebook page.

Lines In

05/07/2022 07:00 AM

Lines Out

05/07/2022 03:30 PM


05/07/2022 04:30 PM



Andy OBrien
Zachariah Clift


Rules and RegulationsClick to Read


Central Coast Bass Bash -Kayak Fishing Tournament General Rules


A. Participation is open to anyone 18 Years of age or older. Minors are eligible to register and participate with a parent or guardian who also participates in the event or grants permission. The obligation to know these rules falls upon the parent.

B. A completed online entry and entry fee

C. Watercraft defined by the manufacturer as a kayak or float tube and sold as a kayak or float tube.

D. Each competitor must have an approved measuring device (See 8.B for additional guidance)

E. Phone or digital camera for recording scoring fish (See section 12 for requirements)

F. A valid California Fishing License


Cash prizes awarded for 1st-3rd place of the tournament. The top 5 Black Bass(Large Mouth, Small Mouth, Spotted) will count. See section 11 for scoring criteria.

A. Award amount will be subjective to participation. $8 of the entry fee will go to the tournament host(iangler) and paypal to cover fees. The remaining $57 will go to payouts. Payout percentages for 1st-3rd will be decided by the tournament committee.

B. Winners will be based on the combined scores for the 5 longest fish.




Launching can begin at designated time (provided at time of registration). All entrants wishing to enter fish must submit their pictures on the iangler app by 3:30 pm on tournament day. No fish pictures will be accepted after 3:30 pm. No exceptions.


Registration will remain open until 48 hours before tournament day. There will be no late registrations after the 48 hour period prior to tournament day.


The use of mobile communication is allowed. A VHF radio is encouraged to communicate with other anglers as well as the tournament committee.


All contestants are required to follow high standards of sportsmanship, courtesy and conservation. Intoxication will be cause for immediate disqualification. Participation in any criminal activities, or other conduct reflecting unfavorably upon efforts to promote safety, sportsmanship, fair competition and compliance with tournament rules and the law are grounds for disqualification and/or rejection of any applicant from participation. This will also entail the return of any prizes awarded. The CCBB Tournament Committee will seek legal remedy if necessary.


A. All fish must be caught on rod, reel, line and hook using Artificial baits. No Live bait!. No traps, snares, set lines or other methods of fishing other than rod, reel and line are permissible, even if legal under state game laws.

B. Acceptable measuring boards include the “Hawg Trough” and the Ketch Co Measuring Board. Measuring boards may be shortened removing inches from the upper end (opposite the fence) For example; one may cut a measuring board off at the 26 inch mark in order to fit crossways between a watercraft’s gunwales. However, it may not be broken, snapped, or cut apart and then reassembled at any point between the two ends. A crack that does not separate the measuring board into pieces and does not affect the measuring board’s accuracy may be repaired and reinforced for use. Measuring device’s markings must be clear and visible (darken in lines if necessary). In the event the fish extends beyond the measuring board, a metal tape measure (similar to a retractable tape measure used in construction) can be used with the measuring board. Failure to follow these rules could result in denial of the photo. Do the best you can to get a side profile. Discretion is the judge’s option. All measuring devices will be inspected either at the captains meeting or the morning of the tournament, but every angler needs to have their board approved. Use of any board other than the board that was inspected will result in disqualification


C. Each competitor must have a mobile phone (or digital camera) with camera able to submit digital photographs.

D. Nets and grippers (e.g., Fish Grip, Boga-Grip) may be used for landing fish during tournament competition, but not left in the mouth when measuring.

E. Artificial baits only

F. Competitors are allowed to share baits and tackle.

G. During the hours of competition, contestants may not obtain or receive assistance, including but not limited to following a non-competitor's boat, the placing of markers by any non-competitor, towed by or riding on motorized vessels or electronic, voice or data communication from a non-competitor.

H. Contestants may not leave their Kayak or Float tube to stand or to wade while fishing

9. Watercraft & Propulsion

A. Only fish caught from kayaks and float tubes are eligible for scoring. Acceptable watercraft is defined as any watercraft defined by the manufacturer as a kayak or float tube.
B. Trolling is permitted.

C. The use of motherships (i.e., transport or assistance from a powerboat in moving locations) is NOT permitted. Assistance from powerboats is permitted only in emergencies, as when pulling a kayak from a danger zone or restricted area. Fishing may resume following emergency assistance only if no appreciable relocation occurred.

D. Competitors may fish from watercraft operating with an electric motor of no more than 3hp. Watercraft permitted for use during competition, is limited to those propelled by paddle, pedal or electric trolling motor of no more than 3 hp. Waivers for those with disabilities that would prevent them from participation without the use of alternate propulsion must be submitted in advance and approval determined by CCBB Tournament staff.

E. TANDEMS/SHARING. It is permissible for more than 1 entrant to share the same watercraft. However each paddler must pay and compete as a single angler. They must also have their own phone and the fish are scored separately. Fish may NEVER be shared among entrants.


There is absolutely NO FERRYING (i.e. using another vehicle or boat, motorized or not to transport your kayak to a fishing location while on the water.)


Fishing is permitted in any legal area of Lake Nacimiento


A. Participants must use their own Smart Phone or digital camera for recording scoring fish.

B. All photos shall be uploaded into the Iangler Tournament program or application on the same day they are caught and no later than 3:00 pm

C. No photos accepted after the end of the tournament.

D. No other means of entering photos accepted.


Digital photographs of fish submitted to judges for scoring must meet these criteria:

A. Legible. Photo must be clear enough to read the identifier, including required ID codes and marks, and judge the length accurately. After carefully examining photo details and cross-referencing other photos submitted for scoring by the same angler in the same event, if the event judge is NOT able to verify with 100% confidence that the Identifier Form and ID Codes or Marks in the photo are valid for both the competitive event and the competitor, then the photo will be denied.

B. Official CCBB Tournament Identifier Form placed where it does not cover the fish eye or prevent measurement verification. An image of the unique identifier on a smart phone is not acceptable. Identifier can either be in a Tournament tag ID holder or written on the hand. The Identifier MUST be in the picture or the Fish will be Dq’d

C. Competitor’s kayak clearly visible

E. Fish, as depicted below:


i. Facing left on a measuring device, left side of the fish visible, dorsal fin toward the top of the photo

ii. Mouth completely closed with jaw and/or lips touching the “fence.” Position camera lens directly over the center of the fish’s body to aid judges in determining that fish’ mouth is closed and in contact with the fence. Photos judged to have been taken deliberately at an angle in order to make the fish appear longer may be disqualified at the Tournament Director’s discretion.

iii. Tail centered and its tip in contact with the measuring device.

iv. To confirm that the fish is alive, the fish’s eye must be uncovered in the photo. Photos of fish that appear to be dead, mutilated, frozen or similarly damaged will be disqualified without scoring. Photos of fish that appear to have been mangled, mashed, mauled or otherwise altered in ways that increase their length will be disqualified or approved for scoring at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

v. Securing the fish with any portion of a hand under the fish’s gill flap is prohibited.

vi. All photos become property of the CCBB


A. The tournament is a catch, photo, and release format.

B. Fish length is determined by its tail touching or crossing a quarter-inch line on the measuring device. If it falls short of a line, the length is rounded down to the nearest 1/4-inch mark that the fish’ tail actually touches or crosses. Angling the fish to achieve additional length will not result in a higher score and may result in deduction in length.

C. In the event of an exact tie in aggregate score, ties will be broken according to the time that the competitors’ last fish photo was officially checked in by the Judges. Should the last fish photo submission times be identical, and then both Competitors’ highest single-fish score will be compared and the higher score will be determining the outcome. If both Competitors’ highest single-fish score, too, is identical, then the second highest single-fish score of both Competitors will be compared, and so on until the tie is broken by the highest single-fish score.

D. Grading criteria: the following standards in approving or disqualifying photos, and in accepting or adjusting lengths.

Item. Criteria Penalty

Photo Blurry photos will be scored at the highest mark of which there is no doubt n/a

Photo Photo that is too blurry to judge at all DQ

Photo Photo appears to be second-generation (photo of a photo) DQ

Photo Photo submitted before or after event date and time limits DQ

Photo GPS photo tag or other evidence indicates photo was uploaded out of tournament “permitted waters” zone DQ

Photo Multiple digital photos unintentionally submitted of the same fish DQ

Photo Multiple digital photos intentionally submitted of the same fish; fraud Ban

Orientation Fish is positioned with the head pointing to the right DQ

Orientation Fish is positioned with dorsal fin at bottom of photo, pelvic and anal fins upward DQ

Identifier Tournament Identifier missing, counterfeit, or incorrect for the event or competitor DQ

Kayak Competitor’s kayak not visible in photo DQ

Mouth Fish lip or mouth clearly not touching measuring device fence (the upright end plate) DQ

Mouth Unable to ascertain with certainty that fish lip or mouth is touching measuring device fence 1″

Mouth Mouth open 1” deduction

Body Restraining device, stringer, tape, or clip of any kind is attached to fish or being used to secure it. 1″

Body Any portion of a hand or fingers under the fish’s operculum (hard gill flap) DQ

Body Body off-center or curved so that one lobe of the tail extends 1/2 inch or more past the other lobe 1″

Tail Tail lifted off the measuring device; fish flapping tail so its tip is not in contact with the board DQ

Fish Any other fish than the species or varieties approved for the Competition DQ

Fish Fish appears to have been snagged, snatched, or hooked in the body rather than mouth DQ

Fish Fish appears to be dead, mutilated, frozen, mangled, or otherwise damaged so that it may not to have been taken according to the rules, or eye is covered so the condition of the fish cannot be ascertained. DQ

Fish Fish appears to have been mashed, mauled, or otherwise altered to increase its length DQ


A waiver and release of liability statement is part of the entry form. It is required of each contestant that they take responsibility for themselves while participating in any tournament activities.


Rule interpretation will be left exclusively to the CCBB Tournament Committee; all decisions are final in all matters and are not subject to appeal.


Any and all protests must be submitted in writing, 30-minutes before the end time of the tournament. All protests will be reviewed by members of the CCBB Tournament Committee. All Committee decisions will be final and are not subject to appeal.

18. Captains meeting will be on May 6th, 2022 in the main marina parking lot. For those unable to attend the captains meeting, it will be filmed live and broadcast on the CCBB facebook page.

Cancelation Policy - Participants may cancel for a full refund less any fees incurred by CCBB from PayPal up to five calendar days before the day of the event. No refunds will be issued after the cancelation deadline unless the tournament is cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions, governing or regulatory authorities, or any other acts of God or events beyond Central Coast Bass Bash's control.



Disclaimer Click to Read

In consideration of my entry being accepted for participation in the CCBB sanctioned events, I do hereby state that I understand that the purpose of signing this document is to exempt and release the Central Coast Bass Bash (CCBB), its agents, its endorsers and sponsors, administrators, successors, and assigns, including their officers, directors, members, operators, representatives, agents, insurers, successors, and volunteers, from each and every action and claim for damages, in law in admiralty, or in equity, arising from my association, entry or participation in the CCBB event. And hold these entities harmless from any and all liabilities arising as a consequence of the following, or any other acts or omissions on their part, including but not limited to negligence.

I understand that there are inherent risks involved with paddle sports, fishing, wading in the water and swimming including but not limited to perils of the sea & or waterways, act of the other participants & adverse sea & weather conditions & I hereby assume such risks.

I certify that my physical condition and training are adequate to enable me to compete safely in the CCBB events, and I acknowledge that I am familiar with paddling and the risk associated and I will not hold CCBB or their employees, agents, endorsers or other associated personnel or companies responsible if I am injured as a result of ANY problems (medical, accidental, or otherwise) which occur while paddling, fishing, or otherwise participating in the contest. I am also aware of the risks associated with the weather conditions that prevail on water at any time of the year: varying water temperatures, strong currents, choppy waters and marine animals. I also understand that pleasure and fishing craft share the waters and may be a danger. I specifically acknowledge that I am aware of the risks in Boating & Fishing and agree to assume those risks. If I should suffer illness or injury during the event I realize that medical care must be summoned & treatment will be delayed until I can return to shore & or be transported to a proper care facility.

I agree in advance to these conditions.

I will be present for the Captains meeting and be attentive to any information concerning conditions, which may cause me danger. If there is anything I have been told that I do not understand, I will immediately inform an official representative of the event.

I authorize the officials of the event to use their discretion to have me transported to a medical facility and this Waiver and Release of Rights applies fully to such actions.

I UNDERSTAND I HAVE A DUTY TO EXERCISE REASONABLE CARE FOR MY OWN SAFETY & I AGREE TO DO SO. I will immediately stop my trip if paddling conditions are worse than those for which I have been trained or for which I have experienced. Neither, CCBB nor its endorsers, employees, sponsors, nor agents have made any representations to me, implied or otherwise, that they can or will perform safe rescue or first aid. In the event I become distressed or call for first aid, I would like assistance and will not hold CCBB their employees, volunteers or other competitors responsible for their actions in attempting the performance of rescue or first aid. I understand I have a duty to inspect the equipment I will be using; I will not hold anyone other than myself responsible for my failure to inspect my equipment prior to paddling. I understand that I am entering this event at my own risk and assume all risk of the hazards and dangers associated with this event. I understand that the event may not be cancelled or altered due to weather conditions. I agree to forever discharge and release CCBB and its member(s), endorser(s), agent(s), owner(s), agent(s), volunteer(s), and sponsor(s) from any and all responsibility or liability for any and all injuries or damages. I agree NOT to make a claim against or sue any of the above parties for injuries or damages, whether they arise or result from any NEGLIGENCE, GROSS NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LIABILITY. I further specifically agree, on behalf of myself, my heirs, & assigns to & indemnify & hold harmless the released parties for any & all causes of action arising as a consequence of any incidents which might occur as a consequence of my participation in any activities with or involving the released parties.

I also agree that CCBB and its sponsors can use photographs of the event, containing my image, for promotional purposes and my email address may be shared with tournament sponsors. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the sponsors of this event or their representatives to use any photographs, motion pictures, video tapes, recordings or any other records of this event for any purpose whatever including commercial use.