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Several contests going on for fun and prizes

There will also be the $10,000 Grand Prize Sponsors Raffle, and the Charity Silent Auction at the awards dinner for more chances to win big and help Smiles International Foundation.org

BY PAT McDONELL
Director

Aside from three big tackle drawings that everyone is eligible for, plus the overall and optional money, there's a bunch of contests that are fun for sponsors and anglers, and most of them will be announced and awarded at the Friday Fiesta at Baja Cantina's sister restaurant, the beautiful Maria Corona restaurant in downtown Cabo, located two blocks from Squid Roe.


MARINA CORONA RESTAURANT is where most of the contests will be announced and prizes awarded at the Friday Cocktail Party and Fiesta. Don't miss this event!

Here they are. Be sure to get your stickers, and fill out out your Guess the Fish Weight forms at check-in, and show us your Costas!

-- There is the Yamaha/Kingfisher Guess The Winning Fish Weight Contest: The winner gets a trip for two worth $3,000 to Kingfisher Lodge in Alaska. Enter at check-in in one of the tables after you sign in. Awarded at the Friday Fiesta.

-- The Fishworks/Baja Cantina Best Dressed/Logo Contest: The team wins free meals at BC in 2017, and a $125 Fishworks Clothing gift certificate for every member of the team. Awarded at the Friday Fiesta.

-- $10,000 Grand Prize Charity Drawing: Four of everything the sponsors have provided (rods, reels, Tesoro hotel stay certificates, hooks, leader, lures and more. Everyone is already entered, but you can add to your chances and give the Smiles International Federation.org by buying tickets, $5, of 5 for $20. At check-in or at any of the events. The drawing for the mountain of will be done at the end of the awards ceremony Saturday night.


PRIZES ARE A BIG PART of the event at the three nightly parties. We love to give free stuff away with the help of our sponsors, many of who attend the event because it's a great time in Cabo all the time.

-- The Seaguar/National Sticker Contest: The Seaguar boys have a cool new tuna sticker for you to put up around town and on your boat. Mark your team number on it. If the Seaguar guys spot it on a boat or in town from check-in to weigh-in Friday, your team is in a drawing for the prize. From Seaguar your team wins 4 spools of 60-pound white Threadlock along with 4 spools of flouro Premier in 25, 30 and 40-pound, plus a rental car package from National... teams will be in the drawings, and the winning team awarded their prizes at the Friday Fiesta cocktail party at Maria Corona restaurant.

-- Show Us Your Costas! At the boat checks before the starts, we will look for see the most creative effort to show us your Costas. Dave Bultheis of Costa picks the winning team that gets four pairs of sunglasses, awarded at the Friday Fiesta cocktail party at Maria Coronas.


SHOW US YOUR COSTAS! is back as a contest. Innovative ways of displaying Costas or the Costa logo during the two starts at the famed Arch will earn the team a set of sunglasses. Team Jen Wren won last year. The lights spelled COSTA, and also TACOS.

-- Awards dinner Charity Silent Auction: More great deals for you to bid on, all donated by sponsors and local Cabo vendors. Bigger than ever, and worth a look. A trip to Alaska's Kingfisher Lodge for two, a silver Jon Pettey tuna pendant, Okuma reel/Cousins rod combo, Tackle packages from Mustad, Costa, Seaguar and others. Smiles officials Dr. Jeff Moses and Foundation Director Maribel Moses there and providing a credit card machine so we can take cash or credit, with all money going to Smiles.


LOOKING GOOD, FEELING GOOD was Team Fish A Holic last year, seen here at the Welcome Party.

PUT THE STICKER on a boat or in town with your team number on it, and when Seaguar's guys spot it you are put in a drawing among those teams they spotted. The drawing will be held Friday night at Maria Corona restaurant (Fiesta). The winning team will they get 4 spools of 60-pound Seaguar Threadlock fishing line and several coils of fluorocarbon, plus a free rental car package from National!