2014 Winners

Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00

Jenna Baxter- Gulf of the Farallones

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17 year old Jenna Baxter caught a Copper and a Gopher Rockfish while fishing in the waters of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

"Congratulations to Jenna Baxter, winner of Week 12 in the Sanctuary Classic. Jenna was fishing in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary where she caught these rockfish. Jenna has won a $100 gift certificate to West Marine."
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 00:00

Mason Nunn- Channel Islands

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Mason Nunn, visiting from Colorado, gets a little support from his dad on a big fish while fishing in the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

"Congratulations to Mason Nunn, winner of Week 11 in the Sanctuary Classic. Mason and his family were visiting from Colorado and he went fishing with his dad in the waters surrounding the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. Mason hooked up to a yellowtail and was getting some coaching from his dad. Mason has won a TICLA Besito G.O.O.D Kit, valued at $180!"

Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Kodiak Briggs- Channel Islands

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Kodiak Briggs caught this nice barracuda while fishing on the Pacific Islander out of Channel Islands Sportfishing Center of Oxnard.

"Congratulations to Kodiak Briggs-Wilson, the winner of Week 10 in the Sanctuary Classic. Kodiak is 12 years old and loves to fish! He caught this huge barracuda on the Pacific Islander out of Channel Islands Sportfishing Center of Oxnard. The waters surrounding the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary have been full of life this summer! Kodiak has won a Cousins fishing rod, valued at over $250!!"

Bryce Churchill and his Dad love fishing in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Bryce caught and released this Omilu there.

"Congratulations to our Week 9 winner in the Sanctuary Classic photo contest. Another picture from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Bryce Churchill and his Dad love fishing in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Bryce caught and released this Omilu there. Bryce has won a $100 gift card to West Marine."

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 00:00

Sierra Davis- Hawaiian Islands

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Six year old Sierra Davis caught this Kupipi (Black Spot Sergeant Fish) while fishing the waters of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Her dad says "Sierra loves fishing but also loves throwing them back so that she and her sister can continue to fish in the future."

"Congratulations to Week 8 winner Sierra Davis. Sierra (age 6) caught this Kupipi (Black Spot Sergeant fish) in Maunalua Bay, in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Sierra loves fishing, but also loves throwing them back so that she and her sister can continue to fish in the future!"

Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

Joshua Noda- Hawaiian Islands

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Joshua Noda caught his first fish ever while fishing in a kids sustainable fishing tournament in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary waters. As part of the sustainable fishing tournament, this fish was caught using a barbless hook.

"Congratulations to Joshua Noda from the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. This is the first fish Joshua has ever caught and he caught it while fishing in a kids' sustainable fishing tournament. This fish was caught using a barbless hook. Joshua has won a $100 gift certificate to West Marine. Way to go Joshua!"

Friday, 18 July 2014 00:00

David and Conner Creal - Channel Islands

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David and Conner Creal drove all the way from Las Vegas to fish on the Pacific Islander out of Channel Islands Sportfishing Center. Ten year old Conner caught this Sugar Bass on the backside of Anancapa.

"Congratulations to David and Conner Creal, winners of Week 6 in the Sanctuary Classic. David took his son Conner fishing on the Pacific Islander out of Channel Islands Sportfishing Center of Oxnard. They fished Anacapa Island which is located within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. They have won a $100 gift certificate to West Marine!"

Saturday, 05 July 2014 00:00

Damian- Florida Keys

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Damian caught and released this young Lemon Shark while fishing in the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

"Congratulations to the winner of Week 5 in the Sanctuary Classic fishing photo contest! Damian is an avid angler in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary waters, releasing most of what he catches, as he did here with this juvenile Lemon Shark. Damian has won a West Marine gift certificate for $100!"

Wednesday, 02 July 2014 00:00

Delgado Family - Channel Islands

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Joe and Justin, age 10&12, fished with their Dad Jesse on the Pacific Islander and all three caught white sea bass. It was a great family trip that they will all remember for a long time.

"Congratulations to the Delgado Family for being selected as the winners of Week 4 in the Sanctuary Classic! Jesse Delgado took his sons, Joe and Justin, fishing on the Pacific Islander out of Channel Islands Sportfishing Center where they all caught white seabass. The fishing has been incredibly good in the Channel Island National Marine Sanctuary waters. The Delgado Family has won a Cousins F-870-7 fishing rod valued at $265!"

Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

Katie Schmidt- Monterey Bay

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Katie Schmidt shows off a Vermillion rockfish caught in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on a recent California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program trip. 

"Congratulations to Katie Schmidt, winner of Week 3 in the Sanctuary Classic fishing photo contest. Katie caught this Vermillion Rockfish while fishing in the waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. She has won a pair of WileyX sunglasses, valued at $150."

Saturday, 21 June 2014 00:00

Cheryl Barnes - Monterey Bay

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Cheryl Barnes shows how to correctly handle a fish prior to its release. This cabezon was caught in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary on a recent trip of the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program.

"Congratulations to Cheryl Barnes! Her photo was selected as the winner for Week 2. Cheryl recently participated in the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program trip and shows how to correctly handle a fish prior to its release. Cheryl wins a Patagonia Nano Puff vest donated by Patagonia."

Howard and Ingrid Gasman enjoying some quality family time fishing in the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

"Howard and Ingrid Gasman were selected as the Week 1 winners of the Sanctuary Classic. Here they are enjoy some quality family time fishing in the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. They have won a pair of WileyX sunglasses valued at $150."

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