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Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« on: January 22, 2019, 05:53:18 AM »

Saturday Night Bat Fight - XII - Rules and Sign Ups

Well, we are on year 12 already and have continued to be a fun and successful event throughout the years.  This is a fun and free event that only has bragging rights at stake and great for anglers of all ages.  The rules will be the same as in years past and listed below.  Try your best to follow the rules which will make it easier deciding the winner.
This years event will take place on March 9th, 2019... rain or shine!


The Rules:

-The only fish that counts toward the ultimate winner is Myliobatis californica… aka the Bat Ray. All other species will only count as individual bragging rights.

-Widest wingspan measured over the top of the Ray (Taut Tape) with corresponding pictures. No loose or flat laying tape on the entire body and wings.  (loose tapes will be prone to losing some inches)

-CPR (Catch-Photograph-Release) only. No gaffs or landing tools that cause direct injury to the fish permitted.

- The main area for each county will be picked by the Team Captain and any satellite groups must make sure they post their results by the given time of 11:59pm on March 9th, 2019

-Shore Fishing Only from the Surf or Bay.  No kayaked baits, shore casting only.

-You can fish in any county you’d like, but the fish you catch will be recorded for the county you caught the fish in. If you are from LA fishing in SD, the bat will count for SD.

-Start time for the event is very dependent on when you want to get out and fish. The opening gun will sound at 6:00am on the day of the tournament and will end at 11:59 that night. This is just the window of time that the tournament will count for any bat rays. This will allow people who work or have prior engagements to get out and participate in the event in a generous time window.

-Photos must be posted by no later than 11:59pm Saturday, March 9th. Any Photos posted later than that time will be disqualified from their entry. (So be VERY time conscience)

-This is a picture/honor system, please no fudging or cheating. A few times now, the winner won by a half an inch. This made for a great photo finish and great trash talking.

-Everyone is required to have a good time!



A clarification that came up during SNBFVIII and the most commonly asked questions are listed below.

•   No yakking baits out (or Drones)– This is a shoreline casting event.
The reason for this is to show off your casting skills and/or improve on them. SoCal Big Game shore fishing style.

•   No fishing off Piers, Bridges, Docks, Bulkheads, Jetties.  (Boat Ramps are OK as long as you are allowed to fish there and/or not impeding any boat traffic)
There are a few reasons for this, but the most important reasons are for YOUR Safety and the Bat Rays Safety.  Fishing the rocks during the day or at night for Mud Marlin is not a safe bet for you or the fish.  You can fish for them 364 days a year that way if you like, but on the Bat Fight, it’s all about safety  and all of these structures have a high danger limit to them when dealing with big gear, rods and fish.  It was never allowed in the past and will not be allowed in the future Bat Fights.

•   Buddy System – For many reasons, it has to be on a buddy system.  There are going to be a bunch of satellite groups out there, but there must be two fishermen at every location.  Unless you have 4 arms to hold the tape taut over the bats back and take a picture… you need two people.  To keep ‘em honest and another safety factor.



All of the rules are pretty straight forward and I will make them clearer in future events, but I wanted to clarify the ones that I am being asked the most… or at least being brought to my attention.

The summed up History of the Bat Fight (work in progress and will continue to evolve into the full story):  http://prehistoricsoul.com/forum/index.php?topic=8.0


To sign up, please respond to this thread with your first name and Team County you will be fishing for. This is a free event and no prizes are given out. It is strictly a chest thumping tournament that allows the winning county bragging rights for a year!
I just want to get a general idea of head count and will eventually get a list of the anglers made.

« Last Edit: January 23, 2019, 06:22:41 AM by Latimeria »
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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2019, 07:28:48 AM »
Looks great Tom!
(missing the "." after the F though)

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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2019, 11:25:44 AM »
Looks great Tom!
(missing the "." after the F though)

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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2019, 11:33:48 AM »
Funny, because I looked at it more as fold symmetry.  A period at the right end would ruin the entire balance of the picture.  hahahahahahahahahaha
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2019, 12:40:53 PM »
Funny, because I looked at it more as fold symmetry.  A period at the right end would ruin the entire balance of the picture.  hahahahahahahahahaha

I thought that's probably what you were doing, just had to be a jerk about it LOL  ;D

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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 03:26:19 PM »
Me Likey!!!
It's all Tom and Don's fault! They "hooked" me on mud marlins and sharks!

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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2019, 06:25:19 AM »
I would have lost count of San Diego's wins, but it is easier to remember OC only has 1 win and LA has 2 I think.  NorCal and VC!  I know you guys are going to get on the list here sooner or later!
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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2019, 11:10:24 AM »
If I can get back from Indy in time to fish, I'll do my best!

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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 06:10:57 AM »
Team Leaders/Coordinators:


San Diego - Latimeria

Orange County - ? ? ?

Los Angeles - VDisney

Ventura County - xjchad

Team "NorCal" - ? ? ? Daniel?

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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2019, 03:51:12 PM »
I guess Chip is still on his self imposed exile.
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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2019, 07:48:29 AM »
Gabe, Max, and Lucas will be fishing for LA again.  Let's go, Verne!

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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2019, 08:40:36 AM »
Looks great. While I can’t commit to coordinating, put me in for the OC

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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 05:57:15 PM »
You know I'm in for SD, even if I have to sell body parts to make it!
It's all Tom and Don's fault! They "hooked" me on mud marlins and sharks!

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Re: Saturday Night Bat Fight XII
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2019, 09:20:07 PM »
This is the only time of the year that Joe fishes. Put me down for OC since I'm gonna poach Chip's old spot in the bay.  ;D J/K On second thought put me down for SD, any place Chip has fished is void of fish any ways.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2019, 09:34:49 PM »
Put Tivoalan in for OC!