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The Latitude 38 Fishing – and More – Contest

Ethan triumphantly holds up the kind of fish he can’t find around Ya Ta Hey, New Mexico.

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We were so impressed by the 75-or-so-lb pargo that Ethan Smith of the Ya Ta Hey, New Mexico-based Ovni 36 Eyoni nailed while free-diving off Thor Temme’s custom 45-ft tri Meshach off the coast of Punta Mita, Mexico, that we decided it was time for a Latitude 38 Fishing Contest. There will be different categories: Fishing while underway, fishing while scuba diving, and fishing while snorkeling or free diving. Unfortunately, there won’t be any prizes. But this contest is all about bragging rights anyway, isn’t it? There will be no deadline for entries. So please send your high res phots, plus a few lines about the nature and location of the catch to Richard.

Eyoni on the sandbar at San Blas during low tide. Ovni’s are made to do this, so think twice about doing it with your monohulls.

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We hate to sound repetitive, but we were also so impressed by the way Ethan Smith of the Ya Ta Hey, New Mexico-based Ovni 36 Eyoni careened his and wife Nancy Jones’ boat in the San Blas Estuary, that we also decided to run a contest on careening boats, be they monohull or multihull. You know what to send and where.

Had Ethan and Nancy’s photos of their 5-year-old daughter Zada getting a nearly 200-yard-long ride on his surfboard turned out, we would have had a surfing photo contest, too. But as Meatloaf used to sing, two out of three ain’t bad.

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