"Fishing was good for us," says Sea Dream's Humberto "Tayito" Martínez, who released the first two blues. "The billfish cooperated, the bite was good and currents helped, in spite of some mixed green water." He credited the skills of Capt. Jesús Vela and fellow anglers in the win. Vela won the Mike Benitez Best Captain Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the tournament's top captain.