2018 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament Photo Gallery: Day three and Awards

Fishing photos from day three and awards ceremony of the 2018 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.

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Courtesy Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

On the water action from day three of the 2018 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


 

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Courtesy Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

On the water action from day three of the 2018 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


 

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Courtesy Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

On the water action from day three of the 2018 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


 

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Courtesy Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

On the water action from day three of the 2018 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


 

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Courtesy Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

On the water action from day three of the 2018 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Team Chupacabra landed this 499-pound blue marlin on day three of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Team Tejas landed this 29.5-pound yellowfin tuna on day three of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Team Mjolnir landed this 70.3-pound yellowfin tuna on day three of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Team Estrella Del Norte landed this 51.8-pound yellowfin tuna on day three of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

The overall winner of the 20th Annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament was Team Sea Angel, scoring 1,700 points. Sea Angel didn’t weigh any fish, but thanks to their 28 striped marlin releases and one blue marlin release, they were able to hold onto the top spots in the Overall Team Division and Overall Release Points Jackpot. Plus, they won the Day Two Release Points Jackpot. The team, consisting of Capt. Billy Chase “BC” Angel, Andrea Angel, Greg Angel, Austin Angel, Chase Travers, Fico Ortega and Juan Carlos Buenes, earned $113,500 for their efforts and an invitation to the 2019 Offshore World Championship in Costa Rica. For his outstanding showing, Capt. BC Angel won the top captain for the tournament and received a Garmin Quatix watch.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Second-place in the Overall Team Division went to Team Chupacabra with 1,548.5 points. The team released two blue marlin and four striped marlin for 800 points. On the third day of fishing, angler Blake Stamper landed a 499-pound blue marlin worth 748.5 points. The monster blue marlin won all four levels of the Day Three Marlin Jackpot and the Overall Largest Marlin Jackpot. The team, consisting of Capt. Clay Hensley, Bo Jenyns, Jason Douglas, Blake Stamper, Don Stamper, Don Logue and Pablo Pino, earned $195,950, the largest check of the tournament.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

On day two, Team Second Wind won the day with a 363-pound black marlin caught by angler Ryan Donovan. The catch solidified all four levels of the Day Two Marlin Jackpot and second place in the Overall Largest Marlin Jackpot for a grand total of $119,550. The Second Wind team consisted of Capt. TJ Dobson, John LaGrone, Ryan Donovan, Tony Frascone, Erik Chang and Jerry Bribiesca.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

On day one, Carpe Diem’s Dr. Rick McShane landed a 467-pound blue marlin. The blue marlin won all four levels of the Day One Marlin Jackpot, earning $81,750 for the team. The 2018 Carpe Diem team was made up of Capt. Jeff Hamm, Dr. Ricky McShane, James McDonald, Gary Benson, Kellium Tice, Alex Hill and Juan Manuel.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Third-place in the Overall Team Division was secured by Team El Suertudo with 1,400 points with four blue marlin, three striped marlin and one spearfish. The team also scored the Day One Release Points Jackpot and Second-Place Overall Release Points Jackpot. Their top-three finishes earned them $57,780 in total. The El Suertudo team consisted of Capt. Greg DiStefano, Bruce McDonald, Alfonso Ortega, Guy Yocom, Oswaldo Ortega, Gary Mason, Dave Elow, Azam Flores and Noe Isaias Cruz.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Team Yahoo had two strong days of striped marlin fishing after a slow first day to win third place in the Overall Release Points Jackpot. On day three, the team also won the Daily Release Points Jackpot with 12 striped marlin released worth 600 points. Team Yahoo consisted of Capt. Ricardo Escamilla, Bryce Schell, Mike McKamey, Kurtis McKamey, Jose Escamilla, Ricardo Escamilla and Valentine Ucamp. In total, the team won a check worth $18,420.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Angler Jim Smith, of Team Mjolnir, landed a 43.9-pound wahoo to win the Largest Wahoo Daily Jackpot on day two. He also landed a 70.3-pound yellowfin tuna on day three to win the Largest Tuna Daily Jackpot. The team consisted of Capt. David Harris, Brandon Walton, Jim Smith, Brandon Baiocco, Jared Dow and Kevin Schloot. For their day two and three catches, the team won $19,987.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Angler Scott Leonard, of Team Game Time, landed a 31.3-pound yellowfin tuna to win the Largest Tuna Daily Jackpot. The fish won Team Game Time $10,762. The team consisted of Capt. Javier Zamaya, Kris Anderson, Scott Leonard, Matt Condon and Manuel Gil.


 

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Angler Edward Cota, of Team Estella Del Norte, landed a 66-pound yellowfin tuna to win the Largest Tuna Daily Jackpot. The fish won Team Estrella Del Norte $10,762. The team consisted of Capt. Adrian Miranda, James E Rosenwald, Daniel Camacho, Adrian Miranda and Edward Cota.


 

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Michelle Gaylord, Out Your Front Door

Angler Jesus Garcia, of Team El Animal, landed a 37.2-pound wahoo to win the Largest Wahoo Daily Jackpot. The fish won Team El Animal $13,837. The team consisted of Capt. Hugo Beas, Jesus Garcia, Jose Roberto Sanchez, Jose Macias and Daniel Fiol.


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