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January 25, 2020


7:00 am - 4:00 pm




Martinez Bait & Tackle


Martinez Marina




Captain Steve Talmadge


Flash Sportfishing


Captain Mike Bags Andrews


Predator Sportfishing


Captain Jay Lopes


Right Hook Sportfishing


Captain Barry Canevaro


Fish Hookers Sportfishing


Captain Don Franklin


Soleman Sportfishing

  Captain Sean Treacy
  SF Bay Sportfishing
  Captain Jason Russey
  Longfin Sportfishing
  Captain Paul Velez
  Boss Hogg Sportfishing
  Captain Zack Medinas
  GateCrashers Fishing Adventures
  Captain Bill Clapp
  Bill's Sportfishing
  Captain Joey Gamez
  Golden State Sportfishing
  Captain Brad Bugica
  SalmonStriper Fishing
  Captain Greg Machen
  Lights Out Fishing
  Captain David King
  Warrior Poet Sportfishing

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For Sponsorship and Donations Please contact:  Harbor Master Office
7 North Court Street, Martinez CA 94553  -  (925) 313-0942

14th Annual Diamond Classic
Catch & Release Sturgeon Derby
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Entry fee is $25.  100% of the entry fees are paid in cash prizes (1st placeClick photo to enlarge! through 7th place).   Additional prizes awarded at the Pre-Derby Seminar (see details below) and at Weigh-In are courtesy of our sponsors. 

All entries/registrations must be submitted in person and paid in cash at one of the two official locations: Martinez Bait & Tackle (Deadline is 4:00 pm January 24, 2020) and at Castro Valley Sportsmen Center (Deadline is 5:00 pm January 23, 2020). 

KIDS Catch & Release Any Fish Derby - Free Entry!
Featuring Special Kids Derby (age 3 - 15)

The goal of the Kids Division is to teach children that fishing can be fun and thatClick photo to enlarge - 2014 Kid Winners! it is also fun and good to release fish. Kids registration is FREE and all they have to do to be entered into the Kids Division drawing is to catch and release any fish (any species, any size). We will draw names from a hat full of all the kids’ names that released any fish for the prizes.

With the help from our sponsors and supporters there will be enough prizes so that every kid goes home with something!  We do our best to make sure that the kids have a great time and learn something about our fishery. Starting in 2013 and expanded thru 2020, kids will also be able to fish from Martinez Pier!!! 



No Boat Required & Gear and Instruction is Available for All Kids!!!!

This year we will be expanding our Pier Fishing program for the Kid's Division!  We will provide instruction and assistance for all kids, and can also provide fishing gear at no charge.  Pier Officials will also be able to assist with the netting of fish.  Children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian (16 years of age or older). Please see the 2018 Kids Rules for more information.

Pre-Derby Seminar (free) & La Tapatia Buffet ($12)
For Derby Entrants Only! 

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:00 - 9:00 pm   The top Sturgeon Pro's will lead a panel revealing their secrets to finding and landing Sturgeon, including Q&A from the audience.  The evening will include lots of great raffle prizes and La Tapatia will host a buffet as well as beverages (for sale) 536 Main Street (next to La Tapatia Restaurant) in Martinez, CA..


Sturgeon Regulations from DFG

  Click to view/download/print new regulations for 2013

Regulations to which Derby anglers must adhere!


All anglers should view/download and print the new 2018-2019 regulations from DFG on Sturgeon fishing. Click the graphic on the right to view, download, and print the regulations (and changes effective starting 2013).  Failure to adhere to DFG regulations will result in disqualification.


Fishing License & Sturgeon Report Card

Important Message for All Anglers, Big and Small....

ADULTS:  You MUST get your Fishing License and Sturgeon Report Card BEFORE Derby Day!  The Bait Shops will have hundreds of people in line to buy bait.  They will NOT be able to provide Fishing Licenses or Sturgeon Cards on Derby Day.  Do NOT expect to get a Fishing License or Sturgeon Report Card at any of the bait shops on Derby Day

KIDS:  The Kid's Division of the Derby is, "KIDS CATCH AND RELEASE ANY FISH DERBY" and the idea is for kids to have fun fishing.  To be entered in the drawing they only need to catch and release any fish (Bass, Flounder, Kingfish, Bullhead, whatever).  If you will have children (under 16) fishing with you, they do NOT need a Fishing License.  Because they are targeting other fish (any fish) AND must release any fish they catch, they do NOT need to get a Sturgeon Report Card.



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