Captain Nicolas was born in La Paz, the capital city of Southern Baja and has been fishing since 1966! He is part of the “legendary” Winkler family, one of the earliest fishing families in Cabo. This family has fishing in their blood. Nicolas knows the Cabo area like the back of his hand. But he is, as some would describe, “old school”. His brother, Rey Winkler, is also a Captain in our fleet on the 31’ La Brisa. Something that characterizes the Winkler brothers is their humble and quiet nature and a love for fishing. Nicolas is a no frills, get it done guy. He speaks OK English.
Captain Nicolas has won about 8 tournaments, and has undoubtedly landed the largest fish of any captain we have in our fleet. We’re talking about the 1,200 lbs Blue Marlin he caught in La Paz, many years ago. His favorite fish to land is the Yellowfin Tuna; his largest to date being a 410 pounder. In his spare time he likes to support the community as a lifeguard and volunteers with the Red Cross.
Rene is originally from the small mountain town of Miraflores, just about 2 hours north of Cabo. Rene has a great personality, he is outgoing and funny and he is very service-oriented. He truly enjoys his work and loves seeing his anglers happy and ticking their bucket list fish off the list. He speaks English well. Rene has been fishing since 1990 professionally and has one tournament win to his name, the Orsan Dorado tournament a few years ago. His favorite fish to land is the Blue Marlin, with his largest caught to date being a 773 pounder. His largest tuna: 350 pounds.
A standard cruiser with the best layout of boat in this size. Hard top shade and plenty of outside seating including TWO fighting chairs. New Cummins 315 Turbo engine, with a top speed of 28 knots, shade, cabin, clean & private bathroom, places to sit or lie down both inside and outside the cabin, live bait well, ship to shore radio, Tuna Tubes during Tournaments, all boats have GPS. Equipped with Calstar rods, with matching Penn International reels, Shimano TLD 25 for casting and a full selection of trolling lures. Line varies, depending on the time of year, from 30 - 80 lb test.