The Free Angler Entry Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic, presented by the Los Cabos Tourism Board, registered 340 anglers from all over the world as the four-day event came to a close. Participants, including those from England, Denmark, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Mexico and twenty five states in the United States all fished on Los Cabos Charter Boats in hopes of winning some of the $40,000 in cash plus trophies and prizes.
A total of 122 different charter boats from the East Cape, San Jose and Cabo San Lucas took advantage of a great bite, putting the anglers on some very impressive catches. The tournament received dozens of release photos including blue, black and striped marlin and sailfish. Several triple digit tuna hit the scales, along with quality wahoo and dorado. Many of the anglers experienced their first billfish release, catch of a lifetime or a tournament-placing fish. The tournament awarded $10,000 a day each of the four fishing days, with 34 different anglers sharing the $40,000 in purse, plus King Salifish Mounts trophies. Four Top Lady Angler’s also received trophies and prizes.
Catching, photographing and releasing billfish is an amazing experience whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned veteran. Anglers in the Charter Classic enjoyed a great marlin bite with dozens of releases occurring during the event.
Anglers emailing their release photos by Monday Nov 24th will receive a King Sailfish Mounts Release Certificate and be eligible to win amazing prizes through a random drawing to be held on November 25. The tournament has many of the best companies in the industry supporting the event, including the Los Cabos Tourism Board, Costa Sunglasses, Solmar Sportfishing, King Sailfish Mounts, Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort, Transcabo, IWS Scales, Playa Grande Resort, Pisces Sportfishing, Yeti Coolers, Silverado’s Sportfishing, , AFTCO, Minerva’s Sportfishing, Steve Goione Marine Artist, RedRum Sportfishing, Marlin Magazine, IGY Marina, Sport Fishing Magazine, Puerto San Lucas Marina and Salt Water Sportsman magazine.
The 2014 Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic Final Day Results:
1st: Brett Dick from Scappoose, OR fishing on Fin-Addict in Cabo San Lucas – 108.9 lbs
2nd: Larry Bruce from Gresham, OR fishing on Fin-Addict in Cabo San Lucas – 106.8 lbs
3rd: Larry Bruce from Gresham, OR fishing on Fin-Addict in Cabo San Lucas – 103.9 lbs
1st: Erick Estevez Durante from San Isidro, MX fishing on Gaviota in San Jose – 32.5 lbs
2nd: Kevin Watkins from Jackson, WY fishing on Ju-Kate in East Cape – 32.0 lbs
3rd: Tied – Kim Warren from Wilson, TX fishing on Cabo Playa in San Jose – 21.0 lbs
3rd: Tied – Ronald Short from Carpinteria, CA fishing on Killer II in San Jose – 21.0 lbs
1st: Gerald Cole Jr. from Aberdeen, WA fishing on Tantrum in Cabo San Lucas – 20.4 lbs
2nd: Melvin Schulze from Austin, TX fishing on Cheers in Cabo San Lucas – 19.3 lbs
3rd: Mark Chiavetta from San Jose, CA fishing on Bill Collector in Cabo San Lucas – 19.2 lbs
Top Lady Angler – Amanda Collins from Wolfforth, TX fishing on Guerita II 58.9 lbs tuna