2012 IGFA Offshore World Championship

Scenes form the 2012 tournament in Cabo San Lucas

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Cabo San Lucas provides the perfect backdrop for the 2012 IGFA Offshore World Championship.Mark MacKenzie
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Tournament Director Dan Jacobs with the crews for the 2012 IGFA Offshore World Championship during the captains meeting at the famous Squid Roe.Mark MacKenzie
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Anglers are greeted with margaritas upon arriving at the historic Finisterra Hotel for check in.Mark MacKenzie
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On Sunday anglers picked up their registration packets, goodie bags and participated in a little casting competition to practice pitching baits.Mark MacKenzie
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Participants were treated to a Mexican Fiesta the evening before the tournament began.Mark MacKenzie
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Teams congregating in the harbor at sunrise in anticipation of the 7 a.m. shotgun start.Mark MacKenzie
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Rush hour in Cabo as 46 teams from 21 countries head out to the fishing grounds on the first day of the tournament.Mark MacKenzie
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The bite was fast and furious with 401 striped marlin released over the four days of fishing.Mark MacKenzie
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With over 100 release videos to review each day, the scoring table was a busy place.Mark MacKenzie
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The local seals in the harbor made sure that none of the unused bait went to waste.Mark MacKenzie
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Angler Allen Gagnon with his first-place dolphin.Mark MacKenzie
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First place captain Luis Abaroa and mate Jose Torres Chavez from the boat Go Deep.Mark MacKenzie
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The first place dolphin award went to Allen Gagnon from the Falmouth Offshore Grand Prix Tourmament Team.Mark MacKenzie
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The first place angler award went to Hernando Gonzales from the 2010 IGFA Offshore World Championship Team.Mark MacKenzie
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The third place team was 7th Campeonato International de Pesca Grossa de Portimao Tournament with 3600 points from 18 striped marlin releases. Team members included Joshua Worthington, Tony Orton, Robina Bagnall, Alexander Prokhorov and Miguel Vargas.Mark MacKenzie
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The second place team was Masters Dolphins Fisherman Tournament Series with 3800 points from 19 striped marlin releases. Team members included Luis Lorenzo Alberto Castillo, Juan Carlos Garcia Saban, Manuel Godoy Gambarte, Juan Manuel Delgado and Francisco Vazquez.Mark MacKenzie
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The first place team was IGFA 2010 Offshore World Champions with 7400 from 37 striped marlin releases. Team members included Hernando Gonzalez, Arturo Montelongo, Jobe Villavicencio, Lucas Orantes and Manuel Pizarro.Mark MacKenzie