June 21 – Coastside’s 2014 OPM CLassic


2014 OPM Classic a Huge Success

Coastside Fishing Club’s 2014 OPM Classic Halibut and Striper Derby attracted over 130 anglers seeking fame and fortune on Saturday, June 21, 2014. Participants caught many halibut and striped bass and brought them to the weigh-in at Drake Marine at Oyster Point Marina. There were ten winners total in the Adult and Youth Categories. All winning fish were halibut.

Adult Category
Name City Prize Fish Weight (lbs)
Jim Wilkinson San Jose $1000 30.95
Ken Valenzuela Tracy $500 27.03
Pete Yeatrakas San Mateo $500 26.84
Robert Gibbons San Bruno $250 23.71
Ryan Jones Union City $250 22.52
Paul Taylor Folsom $250 20.81
Taj Sharma Discovery Bay $250 20.52

Youth Category
Name City Prize Fish Weight (lbs)
J.P. Lyssenko San Mateo $100 18.02
Nehemiah Holscher Woodside $60 14.69
Ellianna Rutledge Galt $40 13.36

In addition to $3000 in “big fish” cash prizes, Coastside provided a free raffle with over $2500 in goodies including a charter donated by Reel-Lentless Sportfishing and fishing tackle from P-Line and Bay Tackle. Coastside’s celebrated Grill Crew served up delicious burgers and dogs.

Youths registered without charge and were eligible for the raffle and special prizes. In addition, each youth received a t-shirt, lunch, and a free rod and reel courtesy of Outdoor Pro Shop.

An event like the 2014 OPM Classic does not come together without the generous donation of time by volunteers and the contributions of sponsors.

San Mateo County Harbor District Outdoor Pro Shop
Drake Marine Bay Tackle
P-Line Fisherman’s Warehouse
Marie Boudreau Mike Mansuy Jean-Michel Sicaud
Pierre Granier Kelly Odom Rick Sturiza
John Harrison William Odom Anatoli Trifonov
James Houston Rick Ross Pete Yeatrakas
Bruce MacKimmie Taj Sharma Dave Douma