Buenavista Beach Resort Grand Slam!

It wasn’t a stellar week in terms of numbers and sizes of fish for the most part here at Buenavista Beach Resort but it was a week of stellar memories and a Sea of Cortez Grand Slam!

Having survived Buenavista Beach Resort’s July 4 horseshoe competition, it was time for the Gollhardt clan to tackle some big fish. Over the course of a few days they caught a huge 45-pound pargo, Brad’s daughter Erin released a 75-pound roosterfish, Randell released a nice sailfish. They also had a striped marlin.


Brad also released our first black marlin for the season, weighing in at about 180 pounds


And on their last day of fishing Brad also released a 300-pound, 10-foot long blue marlin, resulting in the duel’s Buenavista Beach Resort Grand Slam! Talk about a team!

300 blue

Representing three generations, the Peabody’s and Trenkelbach’s from Charlotte, NC came down for some quality family time, relaxation and fishing. Conservation minded – they even brought their only tagging equipment. Even with their best intentions though, one marlin got tail wrapped and didn’t survive.

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From left to right, dad (Wayne), little Sara and Tomas plus Capt. Vicente from the Dottie B and their blue marlin. Photos courtesy of Grandpa Larry Peabody.

You may remember little 4-year old Tomas from last week’s fishing report, with his first dorado. He also helped bring in his first roosterfish

Wayne and Tomas

Tomas also released his very first sailfish and striped marlin – with the help of dad.

Wayne striped

 And got his first tuna

Tommy tuna

But the hit of their trip (at least for the kids) was getting to see the baby sailfish.

baby sail

Here’s a little hint – if you’re fishing with us here at Buenavista Beach Resort – don’t forget your camera! All the action’s on the water!

Even Vicente on the Dottie B is starting to remember his camera!

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