On day one Tranquilo took an early lead with 15 sailfish and 1 marlin and never looked back. Ninety six sailfish and that marlin were released this day. At the end of the day it was "Tranquilo" in the lead, followed by Front Row almost 600 points behind. Captained by Bubba Carter, Tijareta with the Johnson, Colley, Finney, Simms team aboard was almost 1000 points behind the leader. On the first day the new owners of the Pez Espada were not in the top three, but were making their own story with 7 year old son Caden Alexander having a unexpected great day releasing 4 sailfish and pulling in a 22 pound Dorado to put him in the lead for Junior Angler.