A round up of the first two tournaments held in October in Cabo San Lucas with winnings and photos.
All the Pisces crew are sending prayers and thoughts and prayers to our friends in Texas as they experience Hurricane Harvey
We are addressing you today due to a travel advisory put out by the U.S state department, asking Americans to exercise caution due to criminal activity and some cartel violence that has been seen in the area.
Yesterday took us all by surprise; we got a call late in the day, when offices were closing, from somebody at the dock saying that a massive tuna, perhaps a record, had been brought in aboard the 65 FT Viking, “Santana”. We rushed down to the scale to verify the information and saw what indeed a huge tuna was hanging up. This boat had their own electronic scale, but needed to charge it, which gave us time to chat. We spoke with Jesse Santana who owns the boat and was fishing with his three sons, Jesse Jr., Joseph and Jacob. It was twenty one year old Joseph who had hooked the fish. They had headed out towards the Finger Bank and were after marlin, the boys were on the bow casting live mackerel as the frigate birds dove, indicating the presence of feeding fish.
Bisbee is the big bucks, but the most fun you can have in Cabo is the WON Tuna Jackpot, the LARGEST tournament on the calendar and a pay out this year of over $700,000 and with affordable entry fees and flexible rules this is a tournament for anybody to be able to fish.
We must say that ALL of our crews are fabulous and work really hard, with most fishing over 250 days a year…that’s around 8 hours a day in the sun, wind and elements 2000 hours or more at sea a year. Our overall catch rate from January to November was 85.3%. Our annual get together took place to recognize those who did a bit better,where they received cash and trophies.
A massive blue marlin was unexpectedly caught this week in Cabo San Lucas Mexico.
Sometimes you just have to get out on the water and not sit behind the desk, true this past weekend for Tracy Ehrenberg of Pisces Sportfishing who enjoyed a day out aboard Contessa our 82 Ft Yacht which provides comfort and can catch fish too
This year marked the 18th anniversary of what is the largest tuna tournament in the world and of course where else would it be held but Cabo San Lucas. The turnout was huge this year with 168 teams and 612 anglers registered, the second largest field in the tournament’s history. Boats ranged from humble pangas to sleek state of the art 80 ft plus Viking yachts, all vying for a chance at the large tuna known to inhabit the waters off of Cabo and almost $750,000 in prize money.
This tournament is not only the best attended on the tournament calendar but also the best value for money and the most fun. Teams return year after year, but its not just about the money they can win, there is a definite warmth and camaraderie not felt at other competitions. It’s as much about the people and their stories as it is about the money
The most famous fishing tournament in the world, the Bisbee’s Black and Blue, came to a close this Saturday with an awards ceremony and dinner party for participants of the 2016 edition. As always, the tournament was full of excitement, although not so much on the first day of fishing, which saw no qualifying fish (300lbs and up) brought to scale. But with no qualifying fish comes a benefit, if a team brought in a big enough fish on days two or three. It would be worth more money in prizes, if they’d entered the daily jackpots for all days. In essence the total purse of $3,511,900 million dollars, is split up between who ever caught fish on the subsequent days.