Dark of the Moon #99

A total of 21 cruisers fished over this 4 day event, catching 3 Blue Marlin 10 Stripped Marlin 15 Sailfish and 42 Dorado.

John Kaeser of Seabeck , Washington was awarded the Free Trip in 2012, shown here with the VanWormers General Manager, Eddie Dalmau.

Free fishing trip winner
Free fishing trip winner

John’s score of 519 points from the June event held up. John and his partner, Mike Totey, Albany, Oregon took Top Team monies for this event with 451 points.

John also took the second place Angler trophy home.

Big game fishing
Great teams, having a great time, catching great fish!
Everyone wins when they Fish With Me!
Everyone wins when they Fish With Me!

Vic Balibrera of Livermore, California was Top Angler, catching two Sailfish and 4 Dorado. He also took the Top non-bill monies with the largest Dorado.

Huge Dorado fish
Largest Dorado fish!

Vic and his partner Al Aronofsky of Stockton, California, were the 3rd place team.

The highlight of the fall event had to be the hooking of 4 Blue Marlin,  by three anglers. A double hookup resulted in loosing one of them, as they went opposite directions. The other three were brought to the boat and released. They all were between 220 and 260 pounds.

Blue Marlin
Blue Marlin
Another Marlin
Another Marlin

Dom Reale, Lacey, Washington caught his very first Blue on day 2 of the competition 0050
helping him take 3rd place angler and 2nd place team awards. This was Dom’s first trip on
a Dark of the Moon event and he caught a Striped Marlin and 3 Dorado on Day 1.

Fishing adventure

Melissa Debord, Saginaw, Texas presented the monies and trophies. Melissa celebrated her birthday and recent marriage to the lucky Robert Debord. Melissa was the Top Rookie, hooking her first Marlin and catching 2 Dorado.

Top fishing rookie
Top fishing Rookie!


June 14 -19, 2012

We received signups and deposits as the Fall event ended. Don’t miss this celebration and great fishing. The VanWormer Hotels will be giving away another free fishing trip in 2012 and any angler breaking an existing fish weight record can win a free trip. Register today!

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