The team fishing on the California Style weighed in a qualifying striped marlin on Day One of the Catalina Classic presented by COSTA, and released a second striped marlin on Day Two to steam ahead of the 27-boat fleet and win a total prize purse of nearly $70,000.
California Style won the $25,000 roll-over money from the 2011 Catalina Classic and swept the dailies and $250 jackpot category.
The crew’s captain, Burl Gregory, and gaff man G.J. Sacco boated angler Christian Petersen’s striped marlin on Day One of the event. The fish was brought back to the Green Pier late in the day and weighed on the tourney scale in front of crowd.
The crew hooked two marlin on Day Two, losing one and catching and releasing the second. California Style was fishing east of San Clemente for both of their fish.
The Catalina Classic is the crown jewel of the California Billfish Series presented by COSTA — the largest offshore tournament series on the West Coast. The series is made up of three tournaments, including the Zane Grey Invitational, Avalon Billfish Classic and the Catalina Classic. These three tournaments are the premiere events in Southern California and are owned and operated by www.BDoutdoors.com and sponsored by some of the top companies in the sportfishing industry including COSTA, Hot Can, Salt Life, Grundens, Melton Int’l Tackle, Rancho Leonero Resort, Berkley, PENN, Fisherman’s Landing Tackle Shop, Dana Landing, Bub’s Dive Bar, Pakula Tackle, Fish Dope, Montauk Tackle Co., Anglers Center, Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine, Phenix Rods, Accurate Fishing Products, Mustad, Fraser Optics, Waterman’s Applied Science, Bubba Blade, Salty Dawg Custom Rods, Batson Enterprises, Rotations Pet Food, and Happy Ending Lures.
For more information visit www.catalinaclassic.com.
California Style Wins Catalina Classic