It’s hard to say “things are slowing down”, with very little wind in sight, the dorado fishing continues strong and other species are showing up in the counts, too!
The Buenavista Beach Resort is proud to have been chosen as the official sign-up and weigh-in station for the inaugural Los Cabos Classic Charter Tourney, which was held both Friday and Saturday. Grandfathered into this event sponsored by the Los Cabos Tourist Board, there was NO entry fee; all you had to do was fish on a chartered boat – no private ones or professional teams. There is $25,000 up for grab in the Overall, Women and Youth divisions. Next year we’ll try to give you a “heads up” sooner!
Day 1 Wahoo winner from the three tourney sites of Cabo, San Jose and the East Cape was taken by East Cape angler Allen Broderick with his 34.3-pound wahoo on the Marlintini. Way to represent the East Cape!
We also had our own heroes: Here’s Armando, Herman and Veronica from the day they fished out of San Jose on the Eclipse. They also fished the first day of the Classic, with Armando weighing the first dorado for the East Cape, and Veronica the first fish in the gals division and the first of 2 released billfish!
We also had the Flynn group here, who caught (and ate) so many dorado that we almost ran out of new ways to prepare it each night – thank goodness for Chef Elmo! From left to right, here’s Dave Dixon, Kevin Flynn, Kelly McKinley and John Janello from northern CA enjoying their dorado “three ways” version for the night of grilled tacos, sashimi and enchiladas. Over their four days of fishing with us out of both the East Cape and San Jose, they tallied 17 dorado, 3 giant needlefish, 6 tuna, 1 snapper, 1 white cabrillo, too many skipjack to count and released a 150-pound striped marlin. And that was just the one group!
We had two different TV film crews, one from the mainland and Bill Boyce, filming his new series, Baja Adventures who fished with Felipe Valdez. They got some GREAT marlin shots but couldn’t get them to bite, as well as these dodos. That’s Felipe on the far left and Bill in red on the right.
Beach fishing was also good, with bait and the gallos close in, Felipe guiding an angler to this nice 20 pounder, and triggerfish and sierra off our dock in the morning each day.
I could go on …. Satuday was Monte Carlo Night! Then, it’s on to Thanksgivings Day prep! By-the-way there’s still time to get in on our November “pay 1/2 up front” promo – but hurry! It’s only good until the end of this month!!