2010 Tournament - July 15 through 18. Click Here for more info.

History

This Tournament was founded by Jim Duggins of Duggins Construction in 1993 and until now has been a private word of mouth contest with about 12 boats and 60 participants. The Tournament is for Charity, with all proceeds going to the Mission of Loreto. In 2002 we opened it up to the public and had 21 boats and 105 participants, it was a huge succes in our first public contest. We also generated 3400.00 dollars for the Mission this year.

In 2003 we had 34 boats and 164 participants and we were blessed to give the Mission of Loreto 6300.00 dollars thanks to all of the generous Anglers.

In 2004 we had 49 boats and gave 6,950.00 to the Mission. We also raised 4,878.00 for the orphanage, Jack Snider, Joe DePillo and Mike Morgan motivated the anglers by starting a donation for the orphanage-Internado. Jack walked up to the podium and announce that he was donating 100.00 to start the donation, Mike and Joe chimned in and the next thing you know we had raised 3,878.00 dollars, 1000.00 came from the entry fees. Also special thanks to Lyle Larosh for doing such a great job with the auction.

This year 2005 we have a very important new sponsor, Berkley, their rep. Bob Hoose was there also. This year we gave $6500 to the Mission, $6800 to Internado (a seasonal home/school for poor children) and Optimus raised $2500 for the Local Schools via auction, thanks to the nice GPS Plotter donated by Lyle Larosh.

We raised $15,800 total. Along with all the other generous companies and individuals who are giving, we have two large sponsorships Berkley and West Marine, this made it our best tournament ever.

2007, This year we generated $24000, Please see 2007 Donations Report link for an update on distribution of donations. We gave out many wonderful raffle prizes as well, it was a great event and the fishing was better than it had been in years.


The only conditions that the participants must comply with are:
To understand this Tournament is being held with the good intention
to help the local people of the Loreto area.
To be fun loving, gracious, participants.
We will not accept any ugly gringo attitude.