For newbies: For those looking to learn the sport of kayak crabbing, Mouton offers free classes through Pacific Outfitters. Class schedules are posted at the Eureka store and on the LCKA Facebook page. He also organizes several species-specific charity tournaments a year. The Trinidad Rock Fish Wars in October draws 70-100 participants and raises money for the McKinleyville State Park. Shelter Cove's "Gimme Shelter" tournament draws over 200.
For anglers: LCKA will host five charity tournaments in 2013:
April 6: Lake Mendocino "Mendo Mayhem"- Charity TBA
June 1: Lake Sonoma "Sonoma Slam"- Rusty Bowl BMX track
Sept. 7: Blue Lake "Blue Lake Bash"- Charity TBA
Oct .12: Trinidad "Rockfish Wars 3"- Mckinleyville Skate Park
Dec. 7: Trinidad "Crabbing for a Cause"- Veterans Stand Down