Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic registers 372 anglers from all over the world fishing on 131 charter boats over the two-day competition. Day two results see winners weighing fish in at all three locations.
The lucky tuna, wahoo and dorado winners on day two of the Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic were animated at the scales realizing they just received a bonus check because they took advantage of the free tournament entry. No big marlin were weighed, but dozens of billfish were caught, photographed and released to earn a chance at the Billfish Release Drawing for prizes taking place November 25th.
Many anglers experienced their first tournament and billfish release during the event.
On day two of the tournament, the location of the tuna winners shifted from Cabo San Lucas to Puerto Los Cabos. Angler Arturo Miranda, from Puerto Del Mar, took first place with a 24.1-pound yellowfin tuna caught on Gaviota with Capt. Modesto Miranda. In second place with a 23.5-pound fish was John Wauterlek from Illinois with Capt. Gabriel Unson on Baja Mar. Taking third with a 22-pound yellowfin was Luis Tovar from San Jose del Cabo on La Playa XXII with Capt. Abelino Rochin.
The top two wahoo were weighed in, in San Jose with a third place tie coming in at the Cabo San Lucas scales. First place went to Luis Roberto Beltran from San Jose del Cabo with a 35.5-pound wahoo on La Playa XXII with Capt. J. Beltran. Second place wahoo angler Greg Warren, from Texas, caught a 33.6-pounder fishing on Cabo Playa with Capt. Angel. Fishing out of Cabo San Lucas, both Ryan Hershey, from La Paz, fishing aboard Santi 1 with Capt. Victor Santi and Chase Colston, from Virginia, fishing aboard Minerva 1 with Capt. Roberto Padilla weighed 30.9-pound fish to split the award.
The dorado were by far the most abundant species during the event, with ounces making the difference at the scales. Angler Arturo Ceseña, from San Jose del Cabo, weighed the largest for day two in Puerto Los Cabos at 25.1 pounds caught on The Killer with Capt. Javier Castillo. The second place dorado weighed 24.9 pounds and was caught by Bob Stewart from Texas with Capt. Roberto Olascoata on Mextime in Cabo San Lucas. Third place dorado came in at 24.1 ponds for angler Ron Kawaja, from California, fishing on Go Deep with Capt. Franky Abaroa.
Top Lady Angler on day two went to Katie Curran, from Virginia, catching a 23.6-pound wahoo out of Cabos San Lucas fishing on Minerva 1 with Capt. Roberto Padilla.
Top Junior Angler on Day two went to 7-year-old Gavin Lanini, from California. Gavin caught an 8.1-pound dorado on the East Cape fishing on Tres Hermanos with Capt. Ramon Tamayo.
This tournament is presented by the Los Cabos Tourism Board and produced by the staff of Marlin, Sport Fishing and Salt Water Sportsman magazines. The tournament is also supported by many fine sponsors, including IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas, Costa Sunglasses, AFTCO, King Sailfish Mounts, Picante Sport Fishing, Señor Sweets, Hi-5 Lures, Redrum Sportfishing, Airmar, Minerva’s Baja Tackle, Puerto Los Cabos Marina, Steve Goione Marine Artist, Playa Grande Resort, Transcabo, Pisces Sportfishing, Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort, IWS Scales, El Ganzo Hotel, Solmar Sport Fishing, Silverado’s Sport Fishing, Los Dorados Sportfishing, Wyndham, Marina Fiesta and Bonnier Corporation.
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