14 October 2011 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Tournament Report from picantesportfishing.com.
Day three of the 2011 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament was another beautiful Cabo fishing day. It was sunny and the temperatures were in the low 90’s Fahrenheit with a slight breeze out of the north west. The humidity was in the high 60’s. The water temperatures were in the mid to high 80’s Fahrenheit and the moon is 92% full.
Day three of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament was not as exciting as the last couple of days.
Only one marlin, a Black Marlin was brought to the scales. It was landed by Bad Company and was hoped to be big enough to win the daily jackpot. When it hit the scales there was disappointment in the air as it only registered 276 pounds. It was short 24 pounds from winning the daily jackpot. Bad luck for the Bad Company team who had hoped to squeak by the minimum.
The daily winner in the Tuna division was a 135 pound Yellowfin Tuna caught by the Zhao. It looks like it will be the third place tuna, pending the announcement at tomorrow’s awards banquet.
The winning fish in the Wahoo division was a 39.3 pound fish caught by the Wildcatter. With all the focus being on the marlin, not many large gamefish were being caught except in the Yellowfin Tuna Division.
Tune in tomorrow for the official announcements of the winner after the 2011 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Award Dinner. And stay tuned for the results of the Bisbee’s Los Cabos tournament which starts tomorrow. It is tournament time in Cabo and the fun keeps happening.
13 October 2011 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Tournament Report from picantesportfishing.com.
Day two of the 2011 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament was a beautiful day. It was sunny and the temperatures were, again, in the low 90’s Fahrenheit with a slight breeze out of the west. The humidity was in the high 60’s. The water temperatures were in the mid 80’s Fahrenheit and the moon is 96% full.
The first fish of the day was a 25 pound Dorado that just made the 25 pound cut off limit. The Cabolero was the first boat to weigh a Dorado during the tournament.
Just a few minutes later the Red Rum brought a Dorado to the scale and it tipped the scales at 28.5 pounds to beat the Dorado from the Cabolero. It seems like most boats were targeting the billfish, as was expected and only caught Dorado as a bonus. The fish weren’t too big, but a winner is a winner and a daily jackpot can pay out some big money.
The next fish weighed was a Wahoo. It, again, wasn’t a large fish, but it scored big as it was the only Wahoo weighed in the first two days of the tournament. At only 27 pounds it was still a winner. It was brought to the scales by the Karma 3, which scored yesterday’s biggest Yellowfin Tuna at 216 pounds.
Then came the fish of the day. It was not only the biggest fish of the day brought to the scales, but was the largest Yellowfin Tuna of the tournament so far. Yesterday’s giant Yellowfin Tuna of 216 pounds which was expected to win the largest tuna of the tournament, but it was passed by a monster Yellowfin Tuna of 240 pounds brought in by the Fisherman.
Sometimes we find it hard to remember that all fish are good and it doesn’t take a giant fish to win a tournament. As fisherman we have to respect that the fact that we don’t always catch big fish. All fish are a gift from the fishing gods and we should be thankful.
12 October 2011 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Tournament Report from picantesportfishing.com.
The 2011 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament started with a mix of clouds and sunshine. The temperatures were in the low 90’s Fahrenheit with a slight breeze out of the south west. The humidity was in the low 60’s. The water temperatures were in the mid 80’s Fahrenheit, which is great for the Blue and Black Marlin, which is what this tournament is all about. The moon is 99% full.
The expectations were high for the 42 teams consisting of 216 anglers. And the action started early with the El Diablo hooking a Black Marlin at 10:34 AM. They eventually brought the fish to the scales and were disappointed when it only tipped the scales at 275 pounds, 25 pounds under the 300 pound limit and were penalized 350 points.
Next in was the Chupacabra with a 543 pound giant Blue Marlin. The crowd was defiantly pleased with the first qualifying marlin of the tournament. What a great way to really get the tournament going.
Next was the Angelina I with a 408 pound Black Marlin that took the prize for the largest Black Marlin of the day and the second biggest fish of the day.
Then came the tuna fun. The first Yellowfin Tuna weighed tipped the scales at 183.2 for the Wild Hooker boat and crew. Seeing some large tuna keeps the excitement up for the tournament.
Then the Karma III really hit it big with a giant 216 pound Yellowfin Tuna. Picante’s own Captain Brincos was part of the team which scored big. Now we are talking about some big tuna and this is only the first day of the tournament.
So in summary there were 20 billfish caught consisting of 2 Black Marlin, 3 Blue Marlin, 7 Striped Marlin and 8 Pacific Sailfish. But only 3 tuna were brought to the scales, and only 2 were giant Yellowfin Tuna.
It has been a great start to the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament for 2011 with Giant Marlin and Giant Tuna coming to the scales for the first day and more are expected throughout the tournament.
Monster 557 Pound Blue Marlin Wins Bisbee's East Cape Tournament
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Cabo Sportfishing Tournament report 31 July 2011 from Picantesportfishing .
Bisbee's East Cape Tournament has been hot. And we don't just mean the weather. Tournaments usually bring out the best and most dedicated anglers and this year is no exception. The final results are in after the awards banquet last night at the Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort. Day one was some great fishing and great competition. And the big score of the day was at 11:11:52 when Chucky Van Wormer aboard the La Hielera set a new tournament record by hooking and landing a 557 pound monster Blue Marlin.
In this years tournament there were 62 teams consisting of 311 anglers. The total billfish count for the tournament was 102. Only two Black Marlin were brought in to be released. There were 25 Pacific Sailfish, 39 Striped Marlin and 38 Blue Marlin. But only the one caught by Chucky Van Wormer made it to the scales and was able to score some points.
The Tuna fishing was good, but only 4 brought to the scales were qualifying with weights over the 40 pound minimum. The winning Yellowfin Tuna was brought in by the team on the Moonraker. They had the winning Yellowfin Tuna which weighed in at 56.20 pounds, they also had the second place Yellowfin Tuna at 51.50 pounds.
The Dorado fishing was also pretty good with eight fish being brought to the scales and weighing in at over the 30 pound minimum. They ranged from 31.4 to a giant 47 pound Dorado also brought in by the Moonraker.
There was some disappointment that not more qualifying fish were brought to the scales, but the numbers were good, the seas were calm and a good time was had by all. With a new record for largest marlin caught during the tournament hopes are high for more big fish the rest of the tournament season.
Congratulations to all the fishermen from Picante Sportfishing and we look forward to seeing you all during the fall tournament season.
Watch for some more fun in October when Cabo Fishing Tournament season goes into high gear.
13 May 2011. Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Fishing Report Courtesy of Picante Sportfishing http://www.picantesportfishing.com
2011 IGFA Offshore World Championship Final Results:
The IGFA Offshore World Championship has ended. Last night at the Awards Banquet the following winners were announced in one of Cabo fishing’s most prestigious tournaments:
First Place Team, “Islamorada Fish Club Captain's Cup Sailfish Tournament” team from Florida with 3400 uncontested points. They worked hard and Sam Worden and Hunter Barron tied for 4th place angler each racking up 1400 uncontested points. Also in first place was IGFA Offshore World Champions 2010 with 3400 points. Not far behind in second place was “IGFA Offshore World Championship2010-2nd Place” team from the Bahamas with 3200 uncontested points. In 3rd place was “IGFA Offshore World Champions 2008” also from Florida with 2400 uncontested points. Also tied in 3rd place was “27th Treasure Cay Annual Billfish Tournament” team from Florida with 2400 uncontested points and second place angler Eddie Flack with 2200 uncontested points. The rest of the top ten teams were “N'Gor Marlin Cup 2010” from Senegal also with 3rd place angler Jean Robin Dubochet, “S.A.D.S.A.A. Billfish Classic 2010” from South Africa, “Lyford Cay Offshore Tournament” from Florida, “Campeonato de pesca OPEN” from Brazil, and rounding out the top ten teams “IGFA Offshore World Champions 2003” from Bermuda and Virginia.
Picante Sportfishing’s captains scored big in the Top Captain category. Picante had 3 of the top 5 Captains. Ivan Gomez was 2nd place winner, Antonio Romero was 3rd and Daniel Carrera was tied for 4th.
In the Wahoo competition, the winner was the “60th Ernest Hemingway International Billfish Tournament” team from Russia with a 43.5 pound Wahoo aboard the “Rising Sun” part of Picante Sportfishing’s fleet.
The biggest surprise of the tournament was the Brazilian team, “Torneio De Marlin Azul do Rio De Janeiro” catch of a Giant Yellowfin Tuna of 226.2 pounds.
Congratulations to the real sports fishermen in the group. They fish for the love of the sport. Thank you for your participation and fine showing of sportsmanship and fishing in Cabo San Lucas.