STARS AND STRIPES
Upon returning from a recent trip to Baja, I read the March issue of Marlin. The cover shot was stunning, and your magazine never disappoints. I was delighted to read Angler’s Paradise” by Mark MacKenzie. He did a great job capturing Cabo’s sport-fishing character and charisma. Both Dick Gebhard, founder and tournament director, and I were pleased that MacKenzie chose to include the Stars & Stripes charity tournament. One of the oldest and largest charity tournaments in the region, Stars & Stripes, over its remarkable 21-year history, has raised more
than $26 million for child-related charities. This would not have been possible without the remarkable support the event has received over the years — support that has helped change the lives of kids in California, Baja and beyond for the better. Named after the kids it helps — the real stars of the tournament — the event now attracts more than 700 attendees each year. I will be returning to Los Cabos soon and will personally deliver Jorge Tellez his March issue of Marlin. Tellez, along with his Gaviotas Sportfishing Fleet, is a staunch supporter of Stars & Stripes, which celebrates its 22nd anniversary in July.
Gary Graham Baja, Mexico, IGFA representative Via email
GoPro, here’s a recent picture of me with a small blue. Could there be a one-man, one-boat tournament in the future? LeRoy Stone Kona, Hawaii Via email