Mojo Takes First Place at 2012 Lone Star Shootout

A crowd of 500 fishing enthusiasts, family members, friends and spectators gathered for Houston Big Game Fishing Club’s annual billfish tournament, The Lone Star Shootout held at Caracol July 24th to 28th.

The festivities kicked off with a crawfish boil beer bash, followed by a pot party and a boat parade. The boats left Caracol to begin their quests, with forty-two (42) boats competing for a total of $625,100 in prize money. But no matter who took home the grand prize, the real winners were Houston Big Game Fishing Club’s charitable programs, receiving $31,255 in contributions.

The champions party celebrated 1st place winner Mojo, which released a record 18 billfish including 9 white marlin and 9 sailfish for a total of 2,700 points. Congratulations Owner Will Lett and Captain Brian Phillips!

Coming in at second (2nd) place was Over-Ride with 4 blue marlin and 1 sailfish released, 2,100 points. Owner: Marty Griffith, Captain: Ryan Doxey

Leveled Out took third place, with 4 blue marlin released, 2,000points. Owner: Ed Williams, Captain: Lupe Sanchez

2012 Lonestar Shootout Results (PDF, 144KB)

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