Hola amigos! Kinda a hard week for fishing here in Cabo, I will get to that little wrap up in a moment, but I wanted to share Ryan’s report that he posted on Facebook about the first annual “Cabo Summer Slam”:
Huge props for the folks at Pelagic for hosting a great tournament last weekend. The first annual ” Pelagic Summer Slam of Cabo” was a huge success. Over 30 boats competed for a ton of great prizes and over $25,000 in prize money. This is a great entry level tournament for those amateur anglers that are looking to have a little fun but not break the bank. Tournament entry was only $500, and there were two optional jackpots that you could enter for another $500 each.
Here [is a photo] of me and some buddies getting after it on day 1 of the tournament. We had 6 nice Dorado, 4 Yellowfin Tuna, and 1 Striped Marlin. While our biggest Dorado was only good enough for 3rd place, we had a ton of fun.
Day 2 we took the “all or nothing” route hoping to find some of the 200+lb Yellowfin Tuna that have been around, but unfortunately we couldn’t find them.
Jeff Kirkpatrick’s team, fishing the tournament aboard our 31′ Bertram “RedRum,” lost a Yellowfin that Captain Omar estimated at 250lbs after a 2.5 hour battle on day 1.
We hope to see this tournament around for some time to come!
As far as the regular fishing days went, it was not too bad, with the bill fish bite dropping significantly, boats that caught them were lucky to get one to the boat. We did catch a couple of Wahoo and some Dorado though, nice ones at that. Beth Johnson and her crew fished for two days and had a great day the first day catching 9 Dorado and they were lucky enough to release a Striped Marlin. Catches were pretty spread out from our normal 1150 spot on the Cortez side to out past the Golden gate on the Pacific. Our boats were just trying their best to get into the fish! The weekend was the best for catches, so hopefully that means next week will be the same! Dennis Phillips enjoyed catching this large Dorado on his 1/2 day trip with Omar and Alonzo on RedRum.
Let’s get this summer rollin’ folks! Catchin’ some fishes 🙂
Thanks for reading,