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Wet Dream Fishing Team wins IGFA Tourney with a boat full of Local Hooker Rods

In the IGFA Offshore World Championship, billfish releases will be the key to victory for these bluewater battlers.

May 18, 2011

This is a true story of David and Goliath.  LOCAL HOOKER RODS of CHATHAM, MA (CAPE COD) built the rods the WET DREAM (aka: Islamorada Fish Club Captain’s Cup Sailfish Tourn) used to win the 2011 IGFA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP!  Although rods were supplied at the tournament, the team brought their own Local Hooker Rods and fished them exclusively to WIN this World tournament some refer to as the Olympics of Big-Game Fishing. http://igfa11.catchstat.com/Default.aspx

Kicking off May 8, the IGFA/International Game Fish Association’s 12th annual Offshore World Championship in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, brought together the world’s most elite offshore fishing teams for a week’s worth of rod-to-rod competition on the high seas of the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  In 2010, 178 anglers on 38 teams from 19 countries patiently rode out slow fishing conditions with few billfish other than striped marlin caught and released.

This past week, 60 teams from 25 countries competed in this year’s event!

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Just getting into the field of the IGFA Offshore World Championship is a feat in itself. In order to be invited, a fishing team must win one of the 130 qualifying events fished each year in nearly every corner of the seven seas.  But the glow of earning the right to be among the best of the best quickly fades with the shotgun start on the tournament’s first day. From that point on, it’s a week of fishing, fun and festivities in one of the world’s most famous fishing playgrounds!

In the IGFA Offshore World Championship, billfish releases will be the key to victory for these bluewater battlers. Black marlin, blue marlin and swordfish releases will earn teams 500 points. Striped marlin, spearfish and sailfish releases will earn 200 points. Catches of wahoo, bigeye tuna, yellowfin tuna and dorado (known elsewhere as mahi mahi or dolphin) will earn weight points, too.

A look at the WET DREAM: http://www.wetdreamfishingteam.com/overview.html

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Congratulations to the WET DREAM and its CREW!
Kevin Clark, Hunter Barron,
Sam Worden, Glen Miller,
Frank Juliano

_Bob Jenkins
Owner
Local Hooker Rods
508-348-1228
_
www.localhookerrods.com

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