Who’s going to claim the bragging rights for
John Rowley’s Biggest, Baddest
Lingcod Competition 2019?
It could be you!
There’s lots of time to qualify for the 7th Annual John Rowley’s Biggest, Baddest Lingcod Competition with $10,000 in cash prizes.
During the December fish-off, three anglers will split the jackpot with first place winning $5,000, second $3,000 and third reeling in $2,000.
Who qualifies to compete? Each week, whoever catches the biggest lingcod on a Virg’s Landing vessel automatically qualifies for a fish-off seat. The competition continues until November 30, and every week someone will qualify for the competition.
How do YOU get in on this competition? Just book a fishing trip on Virg’s Landing and catch the biggest lingcod for that week. We have three Coast-guard approved boats that provide great action for anglers! We offer 1/2 day, 3/4 day, full day, over-night and long-range trips.
All of Virg’s fleet have hot galleys and a top-notch captain and experienced crew. Book a trip:
• Online right here at virgslanding.com
• Stop by the tackle shop at 1169 Market Ave., Morro Bay, CA 93442
• Give us a call at (805) 772-1222
What if someone catches a lingcod bigger than your’s in the following weeks? You are still qualified for the competition!
Once you’ve qualified, you’re in! It does not matter what other anglers catch in the weeks to come. Competition Qualification ends on November 30* Biggest, Baddest Lingcod Competition Fish-Off is Saturday, December 14.*
Who can win? Every qualifier has an equal chance because everyone starts the December fish-off with a clean slate. It all comes down to who reels in the biggest, baddest lingcod on Saturday, December 14.
Last year David Kiel won $5000 with a 17.8 lb.lingcod. In 2016, 13 year old Cody Glynn, a freshman at Righetti High School in Santa Maria, CA, won top prize with a 19.2-pound lingcod. His secret trick? He bought a glow-in-the-dark jig.
“This competition is a lot of fun for us. The fish-off is a high-tension event, but we all have a blast,” said Denise DeCock, Virg’s Landing owner and sponsor of the $10,000 competition. “It’s named after Capt. John Rowley, a long-time skipper at Virg’s Landing, who is now retired in Oregon. For many decades he promoted and fostered salt-water fishing on the Central Coast. He loved this sport and we love it, too! I’m happy to continue the tradition of great fishing at Virg’s Landing.”
The following names have qualified for the Fish-Off for $10,000 worth of prizes on Saturday, December 14.
|Bill Johnson||Paso Robles, CA||15.5 lbs|
|Toby Henry||Santa Maria, CA||23.5 lbs|
|David Wallace||Quialy, CA||23.8 lbs|
|Ben Barajas||Lindsay, CA||21.9 lbs|
|Justin Haynes||Bakersfield, CA||21.2 lbs|
|Mervin McWhorter||Ontario, CA||18 lbs|
|Dorian Rodriguez||Bakersfield, CA||20 lbs|
|Pete Keeney||Porterville, CA||17.5 lbs|
|Jamie Shores||Paso Robles, CA||12.7 lbs|
|Aiden Crabb||Madera, CA||10 lbs|
|Dennis Turner||Bakersfield, CA||15.7 lbs|
|John Campbell||Bakersfield, CA||15.8 lbs|
|Steve Howell||Morro Bay, CA||20.2 lbs|
|Joe Ruiz||Santa Maria, CA||16.1 lbs|
|Kenny Krider||Hanford, CA||26.6 lbs|
|Del Ray V. Dias||Lemoore, CA||20 lbs|
|Jason Anderson||Cambria, CA||31.5 lbs|
|Alex White||Clovis, CA||8.5 lbs|
|Danny Hopkins||Taft, CA||9 lbs|
|Michael Markley||Clovis, CA||23 lbs|