Pescadora Tops Rock Star Tournament in Costa Rica

Inaugural event held in Marina Pez Vela

rock star first place team pescadora
Pescadora won big during this year's Rock Star tournament, releasing marlin each day in addition to enough sailfish for the win.Courtesy facebook.com/pescadoracr/

The Pelagic Rock Star Offshore Tournament featured multiple dockside parties, a concert and tournament extravaganza, sponsored by Pelagic and hosted by Marina Pez Vela, in Quepos, Costa Rica. The tournament was held January 12 to 14, 2017. This year saw the team on Pescadora emerging victorious, releasing 14 sailfish and two marlin in two days of fishing, for a total of 2,000 points. However, just six minutes separated them from the second-place team on Tranquilo, who had 17 sails and one marlin, to also amass 2,000 points. They would have to settle for second place this time around. In third was Frenzy, 16 sailfish releases along with one marlin release for 1,900 points. Good Day was the tournament's top small boat, and Sea Angel landed the largest mahimahi.

tranquilo second place team
Ken and Amanda Cofer's Tranquilo team picked up right where they left off in 2016, taking home second place. They also fished with NFL Hall of Famer Warren Sapp during the event.Courtesy facebook.com/PelagicGear
Frenzy third place team
One of the most popular charter boats in the Quepos area, Frenzy lived up to its reputation and finished third in the tournament.Courtesy facebook.com/PelagicGear
Good Day top small boat
Good Day topped the small-boat standings in the tournament.Courtesy facebook.com/PelagicGear
ladies pelagic team top tuna
Capt. Nick Stanzyck led his all-ladies team to the largest tuna of the tournament.Courtesy facebook.com/PelagicGear
sea angel top mahimahi
Ben White and Austin Angel had a blast fishing on Sea Angel. They weighed the event's largest mahimahi.Courtesy facebook.com/PelagicGear
pelagic girls
Always a popular sight at any tournament, the Pelagic Girls provided assistance during the high-energy raffles, raising money for local charities.Courtesy facebook.com/PelagicGear