Sand Crab Classic PERCH DERBY (


We have topped out within two weeks!!!  Thanks again for the stupendous support.  We’ll see you, your friends, family and FISH on March 10, 2018

Check updated 2018 “Entry List” HERE.

14th Annual Sand Crab Classic Perch Tournament!

Here we GO!  The second Saturday in March, every year.


MARCH 10, 2018 IS THE DATE. 

Limited to the first 300 entries, and we will sell out, so sign up NOW.

Sand Crab Classic PerchTourney


An annual benefit for the

Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project


When: March 10, 2018 1:00 pm weigh-in deadline.

Where: Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St. Santa Cruz 95060.

Why: Good times, good fishing, good food & supporting a great cause!

Entry Fee: $40.00 Adult. $30.00 for Junior (under 16 yrs old)

*Meal only* tickets available at the door $10.00

Check updated 2018 “Entry List” HERE.

Email with any questions. Read this page carefully before you email!

Strictly limited to the
 First 300 entries.  

What you get for your entry fee: * BBQ feast during weigh in at Portuguese Hall.
* One coveted Sand Crab Classic T-shirt! Be sure to mark your size on the entry form Be sure to include other names and specify tshirt sizes for multiple entries


A chance at great prizes and giveaway items from our sponsors!
* The ability to help the Monterey Bay Salmon & Trout Project!


Need Bait or Tackle for the Derby?  Find everything you need at:


   Channel 11 VHF




Top Trophy & Prizes for BARRED SURF PERCH

Senior- 17 and over   1-2-3

Junior- 16 and under 1-2-3

Women’s Division-     1-2-3 

Biggest BSP on Fly-    1-2-3           

C&R Fly entries OK with digital, dated photo with measurement units in inches.

Top Trophy & Prizes for Perch (Non Barred Surfperch),

Senior- 17 and over   1-2-3

Junior- 16 and under 1-2-3

Women’s Division-     1-2-3   



Rules, waiver, sign-up sheet

You may fish wherever you want with whatever you want casting from shore or jetties, piers, etc. and within current DFG regulations. Perch taken from any type boat are not eligible. Must weigh-in at Portuguese Hall by 1pm.  We will weigh all fish and determine the winners. The winner in each category will be awarded a trophy and prize. During BBQ all prizes and giveaway items will grand raffled.


1. All fish entered must be caught using methods deemed legal by the California Department of Fish and Game. All adult anglers over the age of 16 must possess a current California fishing license while engaged in fishing for the tournament. Shore fishing only, no boats. Pier and jetty fishing is OK.

2. All fish must be presented for weigh-in at the official measuring station by 1pm on Derby day. Flyfishers only may present digital, dated photo with measurement units in inches.

3. Fish caught prior to the day of the Derby are ineligible.

4. All perch species and only perch species are eligible for the Derby. BSP and other perch share top honors, with a full complement of trophies and prizes.

5. Winners will be determined by the single PERCH of greatest weight. Should two or more fish tie for greatest weight, whichever fish is longer will be determined as the winner.

6. Must be present on Derby Day to pick up T-Shirts.  No shirts available after Derby Day March 10, 2018.

 (ENTRIES OPEN 1/4/18)



Three channels for entry

Download PDF Form.  Mail with entry check.

OnLine Entry.  Uses PayPal or Credit Card (preferred method)

Fill out and pay entry form at Bayside Marine, Santa Cruz Harbor


*Please note:  Derby entry purchase confirmation will come from via email from Paypal after you checkout. Current entries will be updated weekly HERE.

Be sure to enter your email address correctly. 
Be sure to include YOURS and multiple entrants’ FULL NAMES and T-Shirt Sizes in the “Order Notes” box on the checkout page.


Has your entry has been processed?             Check Entry List


We put on the derby as a community service,  and to support MBSTP.  It’s a whole lotta fun, but also requires a lot of work and time. We can’t offer any refunds or rebates if you don’t make it on Derby Day, and T-Shirts are distributed on Derby Day only.  Any problems, contact, and Allen will do his best to resolve.