November 26, 2013

Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic--Final Results

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 captain 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 Salazar 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 MarlinSport 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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2013 Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic
Day 2 Results
November 23

1st Place Tuna
Angler: Arturo Miranda
Weight: 24.1 pounds
Location: Puerto Los Cabos
Boat: Gaviota
Winnings: $2,388.89

2nd Place Tuna
Angler: John Wauterlek
Weight: 23.5 pounds
Puerto Los Cabos
Boat: Baja Mar

Winnings: $988.89

3rd Place Tuna
Angler: Luis Tovar
Weight: 22 pounds
Location: Puerto Los Cabos
Boat: La Playa XXII
Winnings: $788.89

1st Place Wahoo

Luis Roberto Beltran Cazessus
Weight: 35.5 pounds
Location: Puerto Los Cabos
Boat: La Playa XVIII
Winnings: $2,388.89

2nd Place Wahoo
Angler: Greg Warren
Weight: 33.6 pounds
Location: Puerto Los Cabos
Boat: Cabo Playa
Winnings: $988.89

3rd Place Wahoo (Tie)
Angler: Ryan Hershey
Weight: 30.9 pounds
Location: Cabo San Lucas
Boat: Santi I
Winnings: $394.44

3rd Place Wahoo (Tie)
Angler: Chase Colston
Weight: 30.9 pounds
Location: Cabo San Lucas
Boat: Minerva VI
Winnings: $394.44

1st Place Dorado
Angler: Arturo Ceseña
Weight: 25.1 pounds
Location: Puerto Los Cabos
Boat: The Killer

Winnings: $2,388.89

2nd Place Dorado
Angler: Bob Stewart
Weight: 24.9 pounds
Location: Cabo San Lucas
Boat: Mextime
Winnings: $988.89

3rd Place Dorado
Angler: Ron Kawaja
Weight: 24.1 pounds
Location: Cabo San Lucas
Boat: Go Deep
Winnings: $788.89

Lady Angler
Katie Curran
Location: Cabo San Lucas
Boat: Minerva 1
23.6-pound Wahoo

Junior Angler
Gavin Lanini
Location: East Cape
Boat: Tres Hermanos
8.1-pound Dorado

Billfish Release Drawing Winners

All anglers emailing photos of their billfish releases by 1:00 p.m. Los Cabos time November 24th were put in a random drawing for some incredible prizes.  Here are the winners!

Picante Fishing Day – Tracy Bellew

Red Rum Fishing Day – Austin Palmer

Bill Collector Fishing Day – Michael Romero

Minerva Fishing Day –Jerry Gleason

Costa Sunglasses – Mark Chiavetta

Costa Sunglasses – Stephen Broderick

Costa Sunglasses – Veronica Martinez

Costa Sunglasses – Mark Schafer

Costa Sunglasses – Billy Joe Sheets

Costa Sunglasses – Angela Madeksho

Steve Goione Print – Robert Mason

Steve Goione Print – Stuart Townsend

AFTCO Shirt – Dave Henderson

AFTCO Shirt – Amy Eckhardt

AFTCO Shirt – Zarate Marin Isaias

AFTCO Shirt – Sherrie Mason

AFTCO Shirt – Steve Stell

AFTCO Shirt – Steve Cox