UPDATE 8.3.2020 PUBLIC NOTICE FROM KONOCTI VISTA CASINO, RESORT, MARINA
RE: FISHING TOURNAMENTS
Konocti Vista Casino, Resort and Marina has been working with Bass Tournament Directors, in taking extra steps to ensure participant and public safety during this COVID Pandemic. Although, as concerned community members, we have watched numbers continue to spike in the spread of COVID-19 in California, we feel we need to do our part to assist in lowering the numbers. That is why starting August 15th, 2020, Konocti Vista Casino, Resort and Marina will no longer host any fishing tournaments thru the end of the year. While it was a difficult decision to make, we feel it will allow us to more efficiently maintain social distancing and safety protocols on our property, in an effort to keep our guests, team members, fisherman and community safe.
Please note, that the Casino, Hotel, RV Park, Marina, Convenience Store, Snack Bar (Takeout) and Marina Grill (Fri/Sat/Sun) are still open with modified hours and COVID-19 protocols in place.
The Boat Launch will only be open between the hours of 8am to 8pm. The Boat Launch is free to hotel and rv park guests and $10 to any non guest. We suggest fisherman get their boats in the Marina the day before by 8pm if they want to leave early in the morning, which is traditional.
We are appreciating the understanding of all the Tournament Directors and fisherman as we shared this turn of events with them this week. We can only hope that by the beginning of next year’s fishing season, we will be throwing open the gate to Marina and inviting everyone back to weigh-ins and award events!
Thank you and Stay Safe.
Konocti Vista Casino & Resort Management
UPDATE 7.13.2020 FISHING TOURNAMENTS AT KONOCTI VISTA CASINO, RESORT, MARINA
Konocti Vista Casino, Resort and Marina and the Bass Tournament Directors have teamed up by taking extra steps to keep the participants and the public safe during this COVID-19 Pandemic. Konocti Vista Casino, Resort and Marina has already outlined our stringent safety steps, regarding social distancing on all property, including the Marina. https://konocti-vista-casino.com/about/covid-19-safety/. With safety in mind, before these tournaments, we are requiring each Tournament Director to send us their “Tournament Social Distance and Safety Plan” for us to review and approve before they arrive.
Example of the main steps are as follows;
• Temperature of tournament participant taken before, participant checks into hotel. Anyone with a temperature higher than 99.5 will not be allowed to enter the property, check into a room, nor participate in the tournament.
• Staggering the teams/flights going out and coming in and allowing more time to ensure less people are in the marina area at any one time.
• No meetings or award ceremonies in person but rather via Facebook Live or other platforms.
• Weigh ins are taking place on the docks or in a designated outdoor area out of the public marina area.
• Masks and Social Distancing are required when the fisherman are off their boat.
• There are to be no fans allowed to watch the weigh-ins, just tournament staff and anglers weighing in.
• The Tournament Directors are using such means as text, websites, and facebook live, to communicate with their tournament members and to assure everyone follows the guidelines.
• We have a temperature device available for Tournament Directors to use at their event.
Since mid-May, when the County opened the lake to both residences and non-residences of Lake County, we have been doing all we can to abide by and exceed all the California Government safety guidelines, to protect our guests, team members and community. In addition, we also want to bring in some much needed business to our county. We appreciate and are pleased with the partnerships we have created with these groups, so we can make sure their tournaments continue. Allowing the anglers to maintain their sporting events and for us to have confidence in the protocols that have been established to keep everyone safe and bring in some income to our county.
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we have been working with Tournament Directors to reschedule, cancel, and confirm social distancing plans for their Tournaments. In the meantime, if you have questions about a tournament and the status of it, please contact your Tournament Director. If you are a Tournament Director with questions, please contact the Marketing Manager at 415-262-1900 x 1112. Thank you!
All Bass tournaments holding weigh-ins at the marina are required to contact the Konocti Vista Casino Marketing Department in advance of their tournament dates to be put on the marina schedule! Weigh ins are not allowed on the wooden docks. Fish and Game does NOT contact us in any way to make reservations for tournaments. This must be done by each individual tournament director. Major holidays such as Memorial Day Weekend, Independence Day/Weekend and Labor Day Weekend are black out dates. Please contact the Marketing Department for any additional blackout dates.
2020 Bass Tournament Schedule:
January 25 – ABA
February 6-9 – Wild West
February 22-23 – ABA
July 8-12 – Chico Bass Conservation Club
July 18-19 – NewJen
July 22-23-24 – WON Bass (pre-fish starts 7/16)
August 12-13 – CA Firefighters Summer Games Tournament (pre-fish starts 8/10)
For information regarding the following tournaments, please contact the Tournament Director or Organization for details.
August 16 – New Jen
September 4-6 – Bob’s Marine – Canceled
September 19-20 – NewJen Tournament of Champions 2020 (pre-fish starts 9/16)
September 19-20 – Shasta Cascade Bass Anglers Club (pre-fish starts 9/17)
September 24-27 – FLW (pre-fish starts 9/21)
October 3-4 – Wild West Bass Trail “Best CA Team” and “Back to Back Clearlake Open Team”
October 10-11 – Chico Bass Conservation Club (pre-fish starts 10/7)
October 10-11 – ABA
October 18 – NewJen and Clearlake Outdoors
October 29-31 – ABA Tournament of Champions (pre-fish starts 10/27)
Please check the County of Lake website for information regarding Quagga Mussell Sticker. More information about this fee change can be found at: http://www.nomussels.com/resident.htm