Byline: The Log Staff
SAN DIEGO — The focus will be on sportfishing and family fun when Day at the Docks returns to San Diego Sportfishing Landings in Point Loma, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 15. Admission is free — and there will be much to see and do for the whole family at the 33rd annual event, sponsored by the San Diego Sportfishing Council.
Highlights include boat rides on San Diego Bay; Kids’ Fishing Adventure areas stocked with fish, where children ages 4-12 can wet a line and reel in a catch with expert help; and “Catch, Prep and Cook” fresh seafood cooking demonstrations, serving up tasty samples and recipes. There will also be live music and entertainment all day, continuous screenings of dramatic sportfishing videos, marine art exhibits and food from a wide range of cuisines — including fish tacos from Catalina Seafood, sold to benefit Monarch School.
Serious sportfishing enthusiasts can see the latest fishing tackle and attend how-to seminars to get useful fishing tips from local experts. Anglers can also compete for prizes and bragging rights in the Izorline Knot Tying Competition and casting contests sponsored by Seeker Rods and Avet Reels.
Attendees will get a rare opportunity to board and tour boats from the San Diego sportfishing fleet during a daylong “Open House” at Day on the Docks. Other boats available for inspection include Harbor Police fireboats, U.S. Coast Guard special purpose craft, and assistance tow vessels from Sea Tow and Vessel Assist.
The event will also feature three raffles benefiting The Burn Institute. Raffle drawings are scheduled at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. on the Main Stage. Prizes include fishing trips, tackle and tickets to area attractions, among other items.
For more information, visit sportfishing.org.