The team representing Cabo at the World Championship Billfish Release Tournament in Cabo San Lucas,Mexico,scored a massive eight marlin releases securing the top place overall on the final day of the 10th annual IGFA Offshore World Championship,earlier this month.
Many fishing fans are owners of Cabo
real estate due to its proximity to great fishing waters and countless top
For one Cabo San Lucas local,Oscar Daccarett,
being a part of the Offshore World Champion team represents his largest
accomplishment in offshore fishing and beats his previous best when he came
second in the 2007 IGFA Offshore World Championship.
"Winning the event is a dream come true. In my mind this is the most important
tournament in the world. It's not about money; it's about fishing for the honour
of being number one in the world."
He then went on to explain how this
magnificent catch occurred,"We were 12 to 14 miles away from Cabo on the
Pacific side,but just one mile offshore when we spotted marlin feeding on bait
on the surface,we caught two on ballyhoo and six on live baits."
mates of Daccarett were Drew Andrews of Georgia,and Hernando Gonzalez,Jobe
Villanicencio and Javier Villanicencio,all from Cabo San Lucas,Mexico. They
won the tournament to qualify for the IGFA Offshore World Championship. Local
knowledge helped win the event with 14 releases worth 4,200 points. Gonzalez
caught 13 of the team's billfish to secure him the high-point angler award as
On the doorstep of the Cabo real estate market,the IGFA Offshore
World Championship represents the largest international field of competitors in
the world of offshore sport fishing. It attracted 43 teams from 19 countries
globally including Australia,Tonga,Italy,Brazil and more. With such a vast
number of teams,the Offshore World Championship has earned the title of the
"Olympics" of offshore fishing. The 43 teams in the 10th annual IGFA Offshore
World Championship released 53 marlin and one sailfish on the final day of
fishing,bringing the four-day total to 197 billfish overall.
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