• Published:April 9, 2018
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Christian Berry of Houston, Texas, won the ultimate fishing trip to Zancudo Lodge in Costa Rica.

For Berry, the trip is a dream come true. He went to Costa Rica a couple of years ago but only got to fish for one day, and he's been trying to figure out how to get back ever since.
Now he's heading to the famous Zancudo Lodge for six nights.

“I am so excited to have been chosen as the winner of The Zanculdo Lodge trip giveaway,” Berry says. “This really is a dream come true! I plan to bring my fishing buddy, co-boat owner and best friend Skyler Schawe with me on this once-in-a-lifetime dream fishing trip.”

Berry is a diehard angler and gets out on his fully renovated 285 Mako with twin 300-hp Suzuki outboards whenever he can. Based in the Gulf of Mexico, Berry does a lot of bottom fishing but he really loves chasing blue-water species like tuna, wahoo and billfish. He looks at FishTrack and Buoyweather religiously every time he plans a trip.

“We watch the weather nonstop,” he says. “I religiously use Buoyweather. I work in the marine industry so I look at the weather for work and when planning a fishing or diving trip. I use FishTrack as well, mostly to find blue water by looking at the chlorophyll imagery.”

“It’s great to see the grand prize in the Zancudo giveaway go to a hardcore fisherman,” says FishTrack editor Charlie Levine. “Christian and his buddy are going to have the time of their lives fishing with Gregg Mufson and his crew in Zancudo.”

“Fishing has always been in my blood,” Berry says. “I cannot look at a body of water without wondering what is under the surface and how can I catch it.”
"I cannot wait to get down there to catch fish and make memories that will last a lifetime!"
-- Christian Berry
The trip includes roundtrip airfare from LAX or Miami to San Jose, Costa Rica, all ground transfers, six nights for two at The Zancudo Lodge, fishing, licenses, equipment, access to a surfing guide, all meals, an eco tour, a pair of Costa Del Mar Sunglasses, two Yeti Ramblers, a $100 gift card from HUK Performance Fishing and a Bubba Blade knife set. The total value of the prize package is more than $13,000. 

The Zancudo Lodge is home to more than 70 world-record catches. These crews fish out of Contender center consoles and are experts in both inshore and offshore fishing. They know where the fish are, what they’re biting and they have the boats, electronics and tackle to put Berry and his buddy on the fish of a lifetime.

“Thank you so much for this opportunity," Berry says. "We are truly looking forward to this fishing trip more than anyone could imagine. I cannot wait to get down there to catch fish and make memories that will last a lifetime!"