Fua II (Samoa) Wins PPGFA 16th Steinlager I'a Lapo'a Tourney

Vaughn and Laeon Simpson from Samoa won top boat accolades in the 16th Steinlager I'a Lapo'a held in American Samoa.

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Team Assassin accepting their prize as top boat.

15th Annual Steinlager I'a Lapo'a Game Fishing Tournament

Team Assassin from Pago Pago, American Samoa wins the overall best boat in the 15th Annual Steinlager I'a Lapo'a tournament. Ever since the tournament went international, this is the first year that a local boat and skipper have won the tournament.

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Sepp Steffany with his 306.4 lbs. Blue Marlin, caught on Southern Destiny

Southern Destiny's skipper, owner, operator - Chris Donato demonstrates his knowledge and skill in "Marlin Hunting" again after taking tops in the Marlin category in Samoa's SIGFA 2012 Tournament, he has led his charter team to the only two marlin brought to the weigh pole in this tournament. This Blue Marlin caught by Sepp Steffany weighed in at 306.4 lbs.

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Southern Destiny's Mike Apted Lands 392.4 lbs. Blue Marlin

Angler Mike Apted standing with his teammates in from the Southern Destiny. Mike brought in a blue marlin weighing in at 392.4 lbs. The captain of the Southern Destiny is already famous for his capture of a grander (1,025 lbs. marlin) last year. Southern Destiny is a Samoan charter boat that was chartered by Mike and his American Samoan teammates.

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Russell Cox with his 91.8 Lbs. Yellowfin Tuna

Russell Cox, an avid angler and member of the Pago Pago Game Fishing Association, is standing with his 91.8 lbs. Yellowfin Tuna. His catch is the biggest fish of the tournament at the close of Day 2 of the 13th Steinlager I'a Lapo'a. Bonavista II just got back from fishing the SIGFA 2012 Tournament in Apia and placed third.

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Vaughn Simpson and his son Laeon Simpson won the overall competition with 1,406.6 points. Bonavista II in second place with 1,153.8 points. Laeon Simpson also won the top angler prize with 1,386.6...
Time to gear up and get ready for the tournament this 2015.   May 3rd Registration Monday 4th I’a Lapo’a Shotgun Start 7.05am, weigh in 5.00pm Tuesday 5th I’a Lapo’a tournament lines wet 5.00am,...
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