May 28th

38th Annual Crab Feed

Event exclusively for members of Vagabundos del Mar.

Held at Tower Park Marina and KOA Campground. If you weren’t able to be at the 37th Annual Crab Feed, now is the time to make your reservations for our 38th Annual Event. This is the premiere Vagabundos event where you catch up with long-time friends and meet new ones, sharing adventures, Baja stories and planning new trips. The almost one ton of fantastic Dungeness crab that is served is said by many attendee each year that it is by far the best they’ve ever had. Mahoney’s Seafood, Jerry and Cyd Jones, who know the business inside and out, have always come through with our great tasting supply. Prez Tony Schuck will supervise cooking of about 18 cases of delicious artichokes with his crew of volunteers. The San Francisco sourdough is the best in the world, baked fresh in the morning and brought to the Crab Feed almost still warm. The price for a ticket, due to increases in seafood and labor prices, is raised to $55.00 - still a real bargain that includes the Budweiser beer truck and delicious white wine. Jerry tells us of the many crab feeds he supplies, ours has the largest portion allowance for crab per person.

Our location is still right in the California Delta on the San Joaquin River at Little Potato Slough, KOA Campground and Tower Park Marina. KOA is again giving us a special group discount for RV sites and cabins at the same fees as last year, $36 for a back-in space and $46.50 for a pull-through space. This is a very good rate compared to their standard in-season rate. Come early and stay late and visit historic and fun places in the Delta area - see link at Reservations need to be made through the office to receive the discount.

Our favorite Master Pigmeister Fred Eberle and his able assistant, Dee Eberle and crew with volunteers will do another fantastic job with our now traditional Pig Roast with a tropical theme on Thursday evening. Vagabundos will bring a delectable potluck dish to share and everyone will savor roast pork and great side dishes. Don’t forget to send in your favorite potluck dish recipe for a chance to win a week at the Loreto Casas. Charge for this dinner will be the same, $12 each, plus a dish to share per couple. This is a very popular event, so make your reservations early. It usually goes to wait list since space is limited to 150.

The Third Annual Golf Extravaganza on Friday will mirror the roaring success of the Second Annual last year, held at the Swenson Park golf course in Stockton. Coordinators Cindy and Gerry Stewart do a super job pulling this event together. The grand prize is a week at the Vagabundos Casa in Loreto, Baja California Sur. Last year’s winner, Ed Grout, played in the handicap division. Other winners in the handicap division were: 1st Place - Mary Anne Gottfried; 2nd place - Debbee West, and 3rd place - Nate Watson. Winners in the Callaway division were: 1st place - Rick Taylor; 2nd place - Mike Flanigan; and 3rd place Tom Toreno. Closest to the Hole was John Gottfried.

Last year’s tourney was changed from the windy course at Trilogy in Rio Vista to the Swenson Park golf course and the management was very welcoming and the weather was perfect. This year’s tournament will be bigger and better than ever and will also be held at the Swenson Park golf course. Whether you are a serious golfer or a casual golfer, you should enter the 2015 golf event. We will again have two divisions, one for those who have an established handicap and the other for the Callaway system which allows us to assign a handicap based on your score the day of the tournament. Everyone has an equal chance of winning. New Mecca will cater the Friday night Mexican dinner. Margaritas are always good and we appreciate the volunteers who help out with the makings. Price will be the same $23 each.

We hope again to have the Second Annual Chili Cookoff on Saturday morning of the Crab Feed - another popular event. Gathering near the Budweiser beer truck just before lunch time at 11 a.m. worked great. Entrants paid a small fee and the collection went to the winner - last year Debbie Peterson. Judges had a difficult time choosing the winner since there were so many great chili recipes presented. Muchas gracias to Mary Anne and John Gottfried for all their hard work in coordinating this tasty lead-in to the main Crab event. A centerpiece of the Crab Feed is our favorite band, Cell Block Seven Dixieland Jazz Band, Leader Bob Romans. This will be the 32nd year playing their melodious toe-tapping strains for us on Crab Feed Saturday afternoon starting around 2 p.m. Swap meet - Friday and Saturday plan on bringing your items to sell and setting up tables around the Pavilion. Great bargains can be found. Items you’re no longer using or tired of will wind up being someone else’s treasure. The Sunday morning Potluck Breakfast is another wonderful repast you won’t want to miss. It seems participants go all out in their potluck dishes for the pig roast and Sunday breakfast. Now is a good time to make your reservations for your RV site or cabin for this 4-day Fiesta Grande. There’s lots of events, wonderful food and libation, music, camaraderie and the chance to catch up with your Vag buddies. See you at the 38th Annual.

May 30th

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery in Isleton, and Lido Bay Wines. Call 916-777-4800

May 30th

Rosa’s at Tower Park | Johnny Jukebox

You Pick the Song and they will Play it!

They have over 500 songs to choose from.  Anything from Rock, Country, or Blues.  You will enjoy their show.  

$5.00 Cover at the Door 

June 2nd

Moonlight Paddle

Join us as we paddle under the moonlight!   The sun sets at 8:23 and the moon rises over the Delta at 8:30 pm. We will leisurely paddle around the many small islands enjoying the peace and serenity.  Dress warm with synthetic clothing and always leave a towel and dry clothes in your vehicle when paddling in cooler weather/water! Delta Kayak Adventures will provide kayak, paddle and pfd. If you are new to paddling we suggest bringing a friend and paddling one of our stable double kayaks.  Experience the tranquility of paddling the Delta after dark!

June 5th

High Sierra Campout & Kokanee Salmon Fishing Tournament

Event exclusively for members of Vagabundos del Mar.

Kokanee Tournament - Friday, June 5 - Tuesday, June 9. 11th Annual High Sierra Campout and Kokanee Fish Tournament. Many wanted to see this Activity continue and we say Muchas Gracias to Tournament Leader Larry Wilkinson for stepping up.

Very low water and not the best fishing last year resulted in changing the date from later summer to just after the Crab Feed. So if you are venturing up to the Delta for the Crab Feed, why not include the Kokanee fun Campout and Tournament the week following.

We'll still keep the same program - group campground at Stampede Reservoir. Camping will be dry, but there are chemical toilets, picnic tables, benches, BBQ pits, a great community fire pit and spaces for RV trailer and tent camping. Although the Fishing Tournament is the feature event, there are always plenty of other activities for those who just want to relax and enjoy the mountains and lake scenery. There will also be many camp games including horseshoes, washer toss and Mexican train.

We will plan for a margarita party each night. On Friday night we will have potluck hors d'oeuvres which are so filling they often suffice for dinner. The Tournament will be Saturday, Sunday and Monday, with the awards presentation after the weigh-in on Tuesday afternoon. One night we will get together and use community BBQ's to cook our own dinners at the group assembly areas. A fish fry will be planned, hopefully with fish caught, and potluck side dishes. A campfire each night will be in order so bring wood if you can. And then one more potluck - a Survivor's Breakfast on Tuesday morning before departing.

Directions to Stampede - Stampede Reservoir is located in the Sierra Nevada east of Truckee. Proceed on I-80 to the Hirschdale road exit (Exit 94). Go north until you cross the railroad tracks. Mark your odometer and proceed 7.9 miles and turn left after the road makes a steady climb. You can see the dam face on your left.

The fee will be $75 per person for adults and $20 per person for those under 16. In addition there will be a $5 entry fee for the Fishing Tournament. If someone participates, but doesn't stay at the campground, there will be a $20 fee per person.

PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS BY MAY 3 SINCE WE MUST PAY FOR HOW MANY CAMPSITES WE WILL OCCUPY AT THAT TIME - PROSPECTOR, WOODSMAN AND RANCHER SITES. To sign up and pay your fee and obtain more information call the Vag office. For a complete itinerary contact Vag HQ at (800) 474-2252.

Tournament Rules
1. Everyone in any boat involved in the Tournament must be registered.
2. The total length of the three fish will determine the winner. All fish must be caught in a day of the Tournament. Fish must not be cleaned or altered in any way from their natural appearance. Since the kokanee fishing has been spotty, that species of fish will be given a weighted advantage. Kokanee will be measured and the total length will be 1.5 times the actual length. Trout will be actual length and mackinaw will be ½ their actual length.
(Example: One kokanee @ 15" each and one trout 13" and one mackinaw at 24" would total 15 X 1.5 = 45 then +13 then+12 = 70" total.)
3. Fishing can commence one half hour before dawn and weigh in will end at 1:00 pm. Weigh in will be at the campsite.
4. Once fish are submitted, no substitutes can be entered. Once a person submits the three fish, they may not submit another entry.
5. There will be six trophies awarded. No one person can be awarded more than one trophy. On the second day, winners will be determined and trophies awarded as follows. First overall for the two days combined. Second overall for the two days combined. First and second place for day one (but not one of the overall winners) and first and second place for day two (but not one of the overall winners)
6. All fish must be caught in Stampede Reservoir to be eligible.
7. The Tournament Leader will settle any disputes and his decision will be final.

June 6th

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery in Isleton, and Lido Bay Wines. Call 916-777-4800

June 6th

Ebony Boat Club Jazz & Wine Festival

On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the Ebony Boat Club (EBC) will launch their annual Jazz & Wine Festival at their brand new location – the Downtown Stockton Marina and Amphitheatre starting at 1:00 pm.  The Downtown Stockton Marina is located at 445 W. Weber Avenue.

There will be a vast selection of premium wines from some of California’s finest vintners for your wine tasting delight.  The unique musical sound of the 18-piece Junius Courtney Big Band featuring the fabulous vocal stylings of their songbird Denise Perrier will resonate the airwaves beginning at 1:30pm.

After the wine tasting and big band jazz has concluded, the experience will continue in the EBC clubhouse with an amazing BBQ dinner of ribs, links, and chicken along with all the fixings, as well as the Jazzbeaux All-Stars will perform and feature an Open-Mic Jam Session highlighting some of the hottest riffs, scats, and licks around.

Tickets cost $45.00 for jazz, wine tasting, and BBQ dinner or $25 for jazz and wine tasting only.  Proceeds from this event fund EBC’s youth programs, which target underserved youth with annual scholarships presented to graduating high school seniors and continuing college students, in addition to various outdoor water activities for inner city youth of all ages.

For tickets or more information about the event, contact George Spencer at (510) 653-3121 or visit the EBC website at

So grab your straw hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, and dancing shoes and join us for a hot time of food, frivolity, and fun at the Ebony Boat Club Wine & Jazz Festival!

June 6th

Rosa’s at Tower Park | Live Music with Mojo Social Club


Dance the night away with this upbeat fun group.  They will have you on your feet dancing!  We rounded band playing music from the 70's 80's and more.  $5.o0 Cover at the door. 


June 7th

Pittsburg Yacht Club First Sunday

A vocal showcase with host, bassist, and vocalist Fritz Burden, and guest artist Terrie Odabi. Menu to be determined. Call Jeanne for info. Dinner and Show $45, Show Only $25. Cocktails from 4:00 pm. Dinner and Music 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Click here for more information!

June 7th

Rosa’s at Tower Park | Paint Nite~Drink Creatively

Paint Nite |Drink Creatively

We's a Sunday afternoon, but we are hosting another fun paint nite event!  All you need to do is go to:  and click on either the date or our venue to find all dates.  When you register, please use the promo code Rosas20 for a $20.00 discount.  These events SELL OUT very quickly, so be sure to reserve your seat early!  


June 7th

Windmill Cove Welcomes Boys of Summer (Eagles Tribute)

Coming off a highly successful 2014 that saw them tour throughout the country and perform at numerous major venues, top Southern California-based Eagles tribute The Boys Of Summer kick off their Summer 2015 Tour with a concert at Windmill Cove, 7600 Windmill Cove Rd., Sunday, June 7, as part of the venue's Summer Concert Series. Early showtime: 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $10. Info: (209) 469-COVE or

The Boys of Summer are James Williamson, drums-vocals; Darrel Monson, guitar/vocals; Craig T. Fall, guitar/vocals; Chris Turbis, keyboards/saxophones/acoustic guitar/vocals; and Bill Winkler, bass/vocals, five hardworking musicians who play and channel some of the greatest music ever created and produced on the West Coast, that being from legendary rock group, the Eagles. With each band-member possessing many decades of professional experience, TBOS play the true musical heart and soul of the Eagle's music - recreating the sounds, harmonies, and most important, the feel.

June 13th

Delta Days Art Walk

Saturdays from Noon to 4pm at the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg.

June 13th

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery in Isleton, and Lido Bay Wines. Call 916-777-4800

June 13th

Marina Day 2015

The Sacramento Marina presents National Marina Day 2015. Nautical swap meet, live music, food, fun, friends! Join us at the Sacramento Marina for a nautical swap meet to celebrate National Marina Day on a beautiful Saturday morning. There will be exciting treasures to be found and fun for the whole family. We will have a food truck, a live band and a bouce house for the kids. Bring out your friends and family for a great time at the Sacramento Marina! This event is completely free for anyone to attend!

Buy/sell/trade: If you would like to reserve a free spot in our lot to sell your nautical treasures please contact our friendly staff in the office or register online!

June 13th

Rosa’s at Tower Park | LIVE MUSIC with THE PRIMATES


The Primates perform dance music through an overture of Golden Rock 70's, Unbelievable 80's, Nirvanish 90's, more Modern Pop staples and even a splash of Country! We come with a full suite of instrumentation and vocals. We are six musicians who started our respective musical careers as teens. The Primates Band has been together since 1993.

Get ready to Party here at Rosa's at Tower Park!  $5.00 Cover at the door.  

June 13th

Meals on Wheels Champagne Cruise

Champagne Cruise Fundraiser benefiting Meals on Wheels
Have Fun and Help Someone!
Tickets available now thru May 31 - Advance Purchase Only

$75 /person - Advance Ticket ONLY --- Includes:
4 hour tour of the California Delta aboard a private yacht
Champagne with Hors d'Oeuvres
Dinner at San Joaquin Yacht Club after the cruise
Klip'nMail with Check deadline May 31, 2015
Sells Out Early - Limited Seating
contact: Dennis Pippin
Phone: (925) 684-2324
Phone: (408) 242-0880

[THEN ADD] The Meals on Wheels organization thanks everyone who participates in the events: all the volunteers, boat captains, and Yacht Club membership. “We have a lot of committed people who help the 70 groups of Meals on Wheels volunteers who serve meals to the elderly and house-bound in our county. Those people deserve a great deal of credit and without the monies they raise, the service we provide would be drastically curtailed, affecting hundreds of people who need us.”

The boats for the Champagne Cruise are captained by their owners, who graciously donate their time, fuel and vessels. Bubbly and munchies are provided for the four-hour excursion. After the cruise, a sit down meal at the yacht club completes the day. One cruise participant, who came out from Fremont said, “Our family has been to four or five of these cruises, and every year we enjoy the experience more and more. The people are just superior, I can hardly wait till next year.” Click here for more information!

June 13th

Rosa’s at Tower Park | POKER RUN


All watercraft welcome!  You won't want to miss this fun day on the delta and we have a great line up for you.  Kick it off right here at Rosa's at Tower Park with a full breakfast starting at 9 am.  Head out to the stops that include:

Heidi's Outrigger Marina, Moore's Riverboat, The Lighthouse Marina, Spindrift Marina, Rusty Porthole and Sugar Barge Outdoor Grill and Marina.  

Then Come back to Rosa's at Tower Park where you will be dealt your five cards and 1st place winner will receive $1000.00 BIG ONES!  Collect prizes along the way at our stops.  Dinner will be served from 4 pm to 6 pm.  
Tickets are on SALE NOW.  $55.00 per person if purchased by June 5th, and $60.00 at the door.  Call 209-365-4693 with a credit card and reserve yours now!  

June 20th

2015 Cajun & Blues Festival

Celebrate with music by National Cajun & Blues Artists, fresh crawdads, Cajun cooking demos, Zydeco dance lessons.  Tickets available online. $25/person, Under 12 FREE, FREE parking. 

Welcome to the Cajun and Blues Festival — a family-friendly weekend of great Zydeco and Cajun and Blues music, a feast of Bayou cuisine, exciting vendors,  Cajun cooking demonstration, and kid-pleasing amusements — every Fathers Day weekend sponsored by the Isleton Chamber of Commerce.  The 2015 Cajun and Blues Festival invites our many thousands of festival goers to experience the beauty of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, with its 1100 miles of waterways for our annual weekend event. Celebrate with music and food, dancing and friends!

The 2015 location is the E2 Family Winery.  We look forward to encouraging festival goers to stay the weekend– enjoy the national Cajun and Blues music at the festival, relish the 6,000 pounds of fresh crawfish, enjoy bayou cuisine, and more!  The Delta area also offers local restaurants, cafes, and marinas for festival goers to visit.  Under 12 years old free.  Free parking and handicap parking will be available.

The 2015 Cajun and Blues Festival will be Located at E2 Family Winery


Fun things will be happening at the festival!  Cooking demo by Chef Reggie, Two Left Feet Dance demo and lessons, Crawdad eating Contests, Face Painting, and more.  Keep checking this site for updates. 

Click here for more information!

June 20th

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery in Isleton, and Lido Bay Wines. Call 916-777-4800

June 25th

7th Annual Ralph “Padre” Lucas Yellowtail Tournament

Event exclusively for members of Vagabundos del Mar.

The 2015 Yellowtail Tournament will be June 25th, 26th and 27th. This is the week after Father’s day -- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Included will be a welcome party with chips and margaritas; and on Saturday the 27th we will have the awards dinner and trophies included. We hope to make the tournament bigger, better and with everyone getting a prize from their names in the hat like we did last year.

A waypoint stop on the way to Bahia de Los Angeles is Don Eddie’s Landing in San Quintin. They are offering Vagabundos Members discounts on rooms and dinner and breakfast. Last year’s was the biggest Padre Lucas Tournament ever, with 28 fishermen! We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations. Tackle Express in Canyon Country, California donated a $50.00 gift certificate that Bruce Bowers won. Sport Chalet in Palmdale, California donated a $25.00 gift certificate with which Larry bought bait rigs, jigs, and hooks to distribute to those whose name went into the hat that did not win a trophy.

We also want to give a big Thank You to Dr. Lee Johnson and Dr. Frank Johnson for a very generous medical supply donation to the Bahia De Los Angeles Medical Clinic which was greatly appreciated and needed. Every year we ask for medical supplies to be brought down and donated to the clinic. They can use sheets, pillow cases, bandages, aspirin, ice packs, etc. Tournament fisherman can bring those items down with them. While it is not mandatory, it is very much needed in this small remote town of fisherman. A big thank you to James B. Hardy for bringing down the doctors donations and the IGFA certified scales for the Vagabundos BOLA tournament...Thanks J.B.

RICK TAYLOR was The Grand Prize Copa De Margarita winner, with a total combined weight of 51.62 lbs. He caught a 27.96 lb yellowtail and a 23.66 lb jack cravelle. Roberto Garcia was 2nd place winner for a combined weight of 43.20 lbs. He caught a 21.40 lb yellowtail and a 21.80 lb jack cravelle.

Congratulations to all our tournament fishermen. Guillermo’s restaurant put on a fabulous dinner that was included in the tournament price. The Hostess with the mostest was Luz Galvan who supervised the fantastic buffet style dinner consisting of our fish cooked Veracruz (with fresh vegetables), garlic and butter, and breaded fried fish served with salad, vegetables, rice, beans, chips and dip and everyone was full to the gills Ha Ha!

Vagabundos always help each other and anyone in need. We are very proud to belong to this wonderful group of people! Thank You for your support.

Tournament Rules
1. The three day Tournament is for yellowtail and other sport fish; excluding sharks, rays, billfish (marlin, sailfish, etc.), squid, and other non-sport fish.
2. Tournament headquarters is Casa Diaz. For more local information go to which has accommodations, guides, etc. You may dry camp at Casa Diaz.
3. Jay the Tournament Director, will interpret rules and has the sole responsibility of awards.
4. The entry fee is $25 to participate. Anyone may enter the Tournament.
5. Entry into the Tournament is when you sign up prior to the first day. You may sign up ahead of time at the Vag Office (800) 474-2252 or in BOLA at Casa Diaz, Guillermo’s or with Jay. If you provide an email or address after the Tournament you will receive complete results and information for next year’s Tournament. Results will be posted on the website and published in the Chubasco and the Vagabundos website
6. Fish must be on the beach at Casa Diaz weigh scales, no later than 3 p.m. each day.
7. Each angler may weigh two yellowtail and two other sport fish. The heaviest fish in each category will be the angler’s entry for that day. One fish in each category will get one award each day. Results will be posted at Casa Diaz and Guillermo’s later that day.
8. Each angler must have a Mexican fishing license (available at Vag Office) and follow Mexican Sportfishing laws.
9. There will be three awards for each category each day. There will be a Grand Champion, determined by the combined weight of the anglers best yellowtail and best other sport fish for the three days. The winner will receive the “Gran Copa de Margarita”. In the event of a tie, the largest yellowtail will prevail. The Awards Banquet will be at Guillermo’s Saturday night at 6 p.m.

June 27th

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery in Isleton, and Lido Bay Wines. Call 916-777-4800

June 27th

Delta Yacht Club Open House

Join us at an open house! Come on out and see what our club has to offer. You will be treated to a tour of our private island, followed by dinner and an opportunity to stay overnight. Reservations are a must! Looking forward to showing you our Delta Diamond! Also offered on May 2 and August 1.

June 28th

Grapes & Grub Festival

Hosted by the Old Sugar Mill in Clarksburg. Join us all weekend for live music, gourmet food trucks, and wine tasting at Seven Sugar Mill Wineries. Click here for more information!

July 4th

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery

Wine Tasting by E2 Family Winery in Isleton, and Lido Bay Wines. Call 916-777-4800


to the California Delta Chambers & Visitor's Bureau

The California Delta Chambers & Visitors Bureau is an organization of chambers of commerce, visitors bureaus, businesses and boosters in the Sacramento - San Joanquin River Delta. The California Delta area strives to enchance the enoyment for visitors to this unique 1,000-mile waterway, while striving to protect and preserve the area's fragile beauty. Your Delta area business is important. To insure you are getting the most exposure, the Delta chambers offers business networking opportunities through mixers, boat shows and other trade show attendance, special events and committee participation.

Members Spotlight

The who's who in the region

CA Delta Chambers Mixers

Always great folks, food, fun & libations! Full Calendar

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month - 6:00pm to 7:30pm - Gift Prizes - Networking Social

Event Listing

Jun 10

Delta Chamber Mixer at University Plaza Waterfront Hotel


110 West Fremont Street Stockton, CA 95202

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

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Jul 08

Delta Chamber Mixer Hosted by Twin Rivers Marine Insurance Agency

(925) 757-2272

I Street Wharf Antioch, CA 94509

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

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Aug 12

Delta Chamber Mixer at Marina West Yacht Club


14900 West Highway 12, Lodi, CA 95242

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

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Sep 09

Delta Chamber Mixer at Stockton Downtown Marina

(209) 462-4200

445 W Weber Ave, Stockton, CA 95203

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

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Oct 14

Delta Chamber Mixer at Stockton Yacht Club

3235 River Drive, Stockton, CA 95204

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

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Nov 11

Delta Chamber Mixer at Village West Yacht Club

6633 Embarcadero Drive, Stockton, CA 95219

6:00 pm To 7:30 pm

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