Dreams come true on the fourth and final day of fishing
The Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic, the Baja’s free tournament for visiting anglers chartering a boat, continued to make dreams come true on the fourth and final day of fishing. Over the four days of competition over 500 registered anglers from all over the world fished on over 100 charter boats. The unique format allows anglers to weigh fish in Cabo San Lucas and San Jose with all vying for the $40,000 in purse plus King Sailfish Mount trophies. Offshore fishing in Los Cabos is thrilling by itself but when you get to experience an international competition with a chance to win thousands of dollars the experience is certainly heightened.
Top Lady angler honors go to Rebecca Terranova from Hempstead, TX for her 22.40 tuna caught on Rebecca. Best Junior of the day went to Brandon Henenberg from Maple Valley, WA catching a 13.60 dorado on Tres Amigos.
In addition to the tuna, wahoo and dorado awards anglers were treated to a good billfish bite releasing many striped marlin, a few blue marlin, sailfish and spearfish. All anglers who email pictures of their billfish releases by November 30th will have a chance to win great prizes including Yeti tumblers, Lucas Oil Slick Mist kits, Maui Jim sunglasses and Carey Chen artwork.
Many anglers continued to hunt for the large yellowfin tuna that were moving through feeding on the sardine schools. Angler Matt Sherman from Pasadena, CA did it again besting a 184.30-pound tuna aboard Sea Boy winning another $1,800 for a total winnings of $2,435 in the tournament. Second place 46.60-pound tuna was caught by Dennis Pettit from Edgewood, WA aboard Knot Working winning $900. Third Place Tuna weighed 25-pounds caught bay angler Abraham Torres of Puerto San Carlos, MX aboard Solmar I winning $635.
SECOND PLACE - Dennis Pettit from Edgewood, WA aboard Knot - 46.60-pounds
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THIRD PLACE - Abraham Torres of Puerto San Carlos, MX aboard Solmar - 25-pounds
A few more wahoo hit the docks on the final day with angler Greg Warren from Wilson, TX boating a 44.30-pounder on Darianna out of San Jose winning $1,800 for first place. Coming in second was John Kirkpatrick from Everett, WA catching a 31.80-pound wahoo on Mata Tuna in San Jose winning $900. Third place went to lady angler Karen Assenza from Evansville, IN with a 16.60 wahoo aboard La Nueva Red Rum winning $635.
FIRST PLACE - Greg Warren from Wilson, TX boating a 44.30-pounder on Darianna
SECOND PLACE - John Kirkpatrick from Everett, WA catching a 31.80-pounder on Mata Tuna
THIRD PLACE - Karen Assenza from Evansville, IN aboard La Nueva Red Rum- 16.60 pounds
Karen Assenza also weighed a winning dorado weighing 19.80-pounds for first place winning $1800 for a total tournament winnings of $2435. Second Place dorado went to Doug Laveniuk from Grand Prarie-AB, Canada for his 18.30-pound fish caught on Sniper wining $900. Third place dorado weighed 17.60 pounds caught by Matt Hrushka from Blackfields AB, Canada on Tantrum winning $635.
FIRST PLACE - Karen Assenza - 19.80-pounds
SECOND PLACE - Doug Laveniuk from Grand Prarie-AB, Canada on Sniper - 18.30-pounds
THIRD PLACE - Matt Hrushka from Blackfields AB, Canada on Tantrum - 17.60 pounds
Top Lady angler honors go to Rebecca Terranova from Hempstead, TX for her 22.40 tuna caught on Rebecca
Best Junior of the day went to Brandon Henenberg from Maple Valley, WA catching a 13.60 dorado on Tres Amigos.