15-Time Junior Angler Champion
September 1, 2015
Thomas Orozco, 15, of Union City, Calif., placed first in his age division at the International Game Fish Association Young Anglers Tournament held at Shelter Island Pier in San Diego, Calif., on August 8.
Orozco caught and released calico bass, sand bass and mackerel during the three-hour tournament in which 125 kids ages 6-15 participated. This summer young Orozco also won the IGFA Marin Rod & Gun Club Pier Tournament in San Rafael, Calif., on August 1, during which he caught this rare 37-inch guitarfish. Orozco ended his IGFA Young Anglers Tournament career with 15 first-place wins in 10 years. Congratulations, Thomas, from Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times!