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WIN 2012

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Big marlin get top billing at Baja's southern tip, but they aren't the only game in town. TEXT & PHOTOS BY CAPT. DAVE LEAR It's always been about the fish. Even now, rimmed with lush golf courses, manicured resorts, luxury shopping centers, and nightspots like Cabo Wabo and Squid Roe, Cabo San Lucas is still a fishing town. In fact, the tip of the Baja peninsula is one of the fishiest places on the planet. And for good reason. Its unique oceanic conditions anchor one gigantic food chain. Three major ocean currents sweep by the famous Los Arcos rocks at the peninsula's craggy terminus. One pushes down from California, another moves north into the Sea of Cortez, and the third brings warm water up from the South Pacific in a southwesterly flow. Prehistoric earthquakes had an impact, too. In places, depths in the Sea of Cortez can plunge to 7,000 feet, just 15 miles from the beach. Yet, within a short run of the Cabo harbor, sizable rock formations like the Gordo and Golden Gate banks rise to within 150 feet of the surface. The

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