1998 – Rene Rojas (California)


East meets west this week when California diver Rene Rojas visited New England hoping to beat his personal best stripped bass record of 32 pounds (largest fish at 2003 nationals). He teamed up with our own veteran diver John Warnock (both 65 years old) for some fall spearfishing action. When these two legendary divers get together, its pandemonium. Every big fish in the area has a reason to worry. Here are some pics of Rene with a trophy 65 pounder and John with a 50.