Team Picante Wins Again!!
2 May 2010 Conasintra Tournament: Picante Fleet’s 45’ Cabo Express “Chaos” wins big!
Onboard were Captain Ivan Gomez, his brother, Jesus Gomez, Daniel Delbosque and Jimmy Diaz. They were fishing and not having much luck when they noticed that Jimmy had some bananas on board. Well, there are numerous superstitions about bananas on board a boat and even some superstitions about suitcases on crab boats. Some of the stories date back to the 1700’s and even earlier and from such far away places as Hawaii and the Caribbean. So anyway when they noticed that Jimmy had the bananas on board and they weren’t catching any fish they threw the bananas overboard and true to superstition they instantly hooked up with a Dorado. Not long after that there were other hookups. By throwing the banana overboard they broke their bad luck and also threw the skunk out of the boat at the same time.
Their catch netted them winnings totaling $83,500 pesos. Their largest Dorado won them 1st place in the Dorado division and they also had the 1st place Wahoo. The rest of their catch, another Dorado and a couple of tuna added to their final numbers. It was pretty good timing on getting rid of the bananas just in time to win the big money. Congratulations to Captain Ivan and his crew.
Fishing bait while trolling brought the fish up to take their offerings and win 1st place in the Dorado division with a 48 lb. Dorado which brought them $60,000 Pesos and then an additional $10,000 in the Jackpot. Their 1st place Wahoo got them $10,000 pesos in the Wahoo division and $3,500 in the Jackpot. The Wahoo was caught on their lucky __________ green lure. I was told that if I mentioned the name they would have to put me on a boat full of bananas.
Again, Team Picante scores another win!
12th Annual Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament Final Results
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, 7 Nov 2010 12th Annual Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot
Tournament Final Results from Picante Sportfishing.
The final results from the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot are in and there are
some surprises. Some of the biggest winners didn't have the biggest
fish. They were just in the right jackpots and caught their fish at the
right time. Here are the final standings after both days of the Tuna
Reel and Deal took the biggest Yellowfin Tuna category with a 208 lb.
giant Tuna. They won the daily jackpots totaling $77,400 plus $39,100
for first place totaling $116,500.00. First place with largest tuna and
first place in biggest winnings. Congratulations!!
Second place winner was Reel Quest with a 192 lb. tuna that netted them
Third place went to Fish Tales with their day 2 fish of 182.4 lbs and
their $2300.00 prize.
Fourth place went to Afishionados with their day 1 180 lb. Yellowfin,
which was the 5th place money maker and netted them $44,600.00.
Fifth place went to KW's Karma, a 43' Cabo Flybridge in the Picante
Sportfishing Fleet, with some well placed money in the right jackpots.
They took home $70,800.00.
The sixth place fish which brought in 3rd place winnings was from the
team on Minerva with winnings totaling $63,200.00.
Timing and well placed bets in the right jackpots brought another team
some winnings with smaller fish. And 4th in the money with the 11th and
13th place fish was Shambala, totaling winnings of $57,000.00.
The the lucky anglers in the Wahoo/Dorado division were the team on
Marea with their first day 34.8 lb. Wahoo, then the 2nd day Wahoo of
56.8 lbs. from the team on Pacing the Cage. They each netted $32,000.00.
The total cash awards for the 2010 12th Annuals Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot
2010 Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament Results and Winnings
Now, to the bad. Well it wasn’t really bad just a little bad luck. The first bit of disappointment was for Amanda Thompson aboard the Dog House, when her Blue Marlin tipped the scales at 297. That was under the minimum 300 lb. weight. She was penalized 31 points. It was a big disappointment for her. Then the whammy hit Great Escape as it took 5 ½ hours to land and boat a big Blue Marlin. They were rushing to get back in before the 9 PM dead line. Well, they didn’t make it. They were less than 10 minutes late, but a rule is a rule. But the biggest disappointment was when they weighed the fish. It tipped the scale at 800 lbs. That was one Big Blue Marlin!! Carl Riley and his team aboard Great Escape, a 40-foot Cabo, did their best, but the fish had become tail wrapped and died. That made it just a little too difficult for Carl to rush it in. So they missed being the tournament winners. That made the big Black Marlin, weighing 599 lbs. that Jose Almanza and Team Reelaxe landed the day 1 winner. John Stonecipher, fishing aboard Rehab, a 35-foot Cabo yacht and part of the Picante Sportfishing Fleet, was in second with another Black Marlin at 560 pounds, followed by Buzz Colton (C-Bandit) with a 549 lb. Black Marlin. Total jackpots for the day totaled $539,155.00. The big winner for the day was C-Bandit with their 549 lb. Black Marlin. They had entered a couple of good jackpots which netted them $282,299.00.
Happy New Year to all our customers and fishermen every where. Please release all Billfish and share your knowledge with other fishermen.
The Picante, Chosen as First Yacht to Use New Technology
Now on to some new technology that is being used. Live GPS tracking and
live cameras at the scales and onboard the Picante, the 40 ft.
Tolleycraft, live streaming video of their fishing day. You can see what
it is like to troll for big marlin and what it is like to hopefully,
fight a giant marlin right on your computer. Here is a little about the
technology right from the Off Shore Live Broadcasting website,
"Virtually every other sport had been able to evolve into a mainstream
element of society for one primary reason—the capability to be televised
and/or internet broadcast in a live, play-by-play format. This was true
with the NFL when NFL Films™ introduced "real-time spectator
opportunities" outside of the stadium and brought them into the living
rooms of the world. The same is true for NASCAR.
The "non-spectator sport" barriers that have hindered the sport of
offshore tournament fishing for the past 50 years have now been
shattered. "Sportfishing is now able to create its own individual team
"heroes" who are corporately sponsored." Tournament organizers also have
the capability to step outside of the previously limited box with
regards to corporate sponsorships since million person-plus viewership
translates to heightened levels of corporate interest and involvement.
In 2010 Offshore Live Broadcasting is making its debut at the 30th
Anniversary of the Bisbee's Black & Bue Marlin Tournament in Cabo San
Lucas. What better place to launch this revolutionary advancement than
at the World's Richest Fishing Event! In 2011, contracts will be
available to great teams and tournaments world-wide."