12 October 2011 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Tournament Report from picantesportfishing.com.
The 2011 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament started with a mix of clouds and sunshine. The temperatures were in the low 90’s Fahrenheit with a slight breeze out of the south west. The humidity was in the low 60’s. The water temperatures were in the mid 80’s Fahrenheit, which is great for the Blue and Black Marlin, which is what this tournament is all about. The moon is 99% full.
The expectations were high for the 42 teams consisting of 216 anglers. And the action started early with the El Diablo hooking a Black Marlin at 10:34 AM. They eventually brought the fish to the scales and were disappointed when it only tipped the scales at 275 pounds, 25 pounds under the 300 pound limit and were penalized 350 points.
Next in was the Chupacabra with a 543 pound giant Blue Marlin. The crowd was defiantly pleased with the first qualifying marlin of the tournament. What a great way to really get the tournament going.
Next was the Angelina I with a 408 pound Black Marlin that took the prize for the largest Black Marlin of the day and the second biggest fish of the day.
Then came the tuna fun. The first Yellowfin Tuna weighed tipped the scales at 183.2 for the Wild Hooker boat and crew. Seeing some large tuna keeps the excitement up for the tournament.
Then the Karma III really hit it big with a giant 216 pound Yellowfin Tuna. Picante’s own Captain Brincos was part of the team which scored big. Now we are talking about some big tuna and this is only the first day of the tournament.
So in summary there were 20 billfish caught consisting of 2 Black Marlin, 3 Blue Marlin, 7 Striped Marlin and 8 Pacific Sailfish. But only 3 tuna were brought to the scales, and only 2 were giant Yellowfin Tuna.
It has been a great start to the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament for 2011 with Giant Marlin and Giant Tuna coming to the scales for the first day and more are expected throughout the tournament.