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Promoting youth fishing is one of CSBA West Delta Chapter's important objectives. For the last 28 years, we have conducted a free fish derby for local kids. Participants have a chance to fish using tackle that is partially furnished by derby sponsors and partially provided by the club. Club members who are experienced fishermen provide coaching and fishing tips for many kids who are totally unfamiliar with fishing, the water, and the outdoors. Other club members clean and bag caught fish so kids can take their catch home for cooking. Kids learn the fun of fishing as well as the value of our resources and of nature in general. Hundreds of kids participate in this important annual event. Contact the club for details.  The derby is held in the memory of "Compy" Compomizzo and the mission statement is to Get Kids Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs or Gangs".

2018 Kids Free Derby Information

Our 31st Annual Free Kid's Derby will be on October 13, 2018 at Compy's Pier in Antioch, CA.

This event was a huge success. We had over 90
kids participate and they all had a wonderful time.
I would like to first give a big thank you to those
members and their friends and family that volunteered
their time, both before and after the event.
We are also grateful to the City of Antioch who
helped arrange the event. If I miss anyone I apologize.
Roger Lund; Melissa Kettler and her daughter;
Roger’s friend Roland who helped set up and
cook; Gary Arroyo with wife, Renee and daughters
Angela and Amanda; Jenny Comages; Ken & Julie
Connelly; Tom Coss; Jim & Rebecca Cox; Mike &
Judy Hall; Danny Lanzarin who did an outstanding
job getting donations and raffle prizes; Steve Morelli;
Heather Newton; Matt & Maryanne Tate;
Henry Tao; KC Wen; Ron Westhorpe amd the
East County Student Anglers. We also had some
volunteers from Lucky stores. Jerry Davis supplied
150 sinkers and said if we need more just ask.
A total of 22 thank you letters were sent to the individuals
and businesses that donated cash and
As always we awarded trophies and prizes to the
winners of the event in their respective age groups
which ran from 3 to 6 years of age; 7 to 9 and 10
to 14.
Every participant received a goody bag and participated
in a marble draw for prizes.
The kids were treated to a hot dog lunch which
included chips, cookies and beverage.
We received a lot of thanks from parents who
brought their kids to get them “Hooked on Fishing,
Not Drugs or Gangs”.
Our Board has also approved a $100.00 donation
to the East County Student Anglers for their participation
in the event.



Spring is fund raising season for many organizations, and that means CRAB FEED. The CSBA West Delta Chapter crab feed happens every February at the Veterans hall in Downtown Brentwood. The crab feed features an exciting raffle, fun games and great food. Our crab feed is known as one of the very best of the season and always sells out early. Funds raised by the crab feed support the free kids derby and other important club activity. Contact the club for details and how to purchase tickets.

The West Delta Crab Feed to support our Kid's Free Fishing Derby is scheduled for February 23, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial Building at 757 First St., Brentwood, CA.  Tickets are $50.00 per person.  The Kid's Derby will be scheduled later in the year.  Our Kid's Derby will be our 32nd Annual derby held in the memory of the late Uril "Compy" Compimizzo who started the "Get Kid's Hooked on Fishing, Not Drugs or Gangs" program.  This motto is the theme for our Kids Derby.  For tickets call Mike Hall at 925-634-6356.  Tickets are limited so don't delay in getting yours.


In recognition of the State Board recommendation that all Striper derbies be catch and release only, Capt. Jim Cox came up with this derby for West Delta Chapter members only.  This is a members only event and the entry fee for the year long derby is $5.00.

The derby starts after our November meeting and continues through our November 2016 meeting. We will have a slot length of 27" to 30" for qualifying entries. There will be a maximum of two entries per angler submitted for the derby year. Instructions are to photograph the Striper alongside a visible measuring device. Mail the picture to Roger Mammon, 4720 Oak Forest Av., Oakley,  CA  94561. Or email the picture to: Along with the picture, include your name, date and general location of the catch and state that the fish was released.

At the end of the derby year a drawing will be held and the winning draw will have a choice of one of the following two prizes:

1. Trip for TWO with Quetzal Adventures, or,

2. One year of free dinners at the club meetings excluding the Christmas Party Dinner.

All entries must be submitted no later than the November meeting. Fish caught after that will qualify for the following year. Remember, we are all on the honor system for this derby so our President says, "play fair."

It's the Gals vs. the Guys on this fun members-only charter where bragging rights for the year go to the side with the higher total inches of fish caught. Don't ask the Guys how many times the Gals have won this one. Put this one down as fishing, fun, and food.


Another members-only charter which can be on the Bay, the ocean, or both depending on conditions and what's biting. Good fishing, good company, good fun and good food.  

Our annual trip was on  August 7, 2018..  We were just a couple of ling cod shy of boat limits and 3/4 limits of rock fish.  A good time was had by all.



California Striped Bass Association
West Delta Chapter
P.O.Box 2691
Antioch, California 94531-2691


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