Here’s the big news of the week – Buenavista Beach Resort is proud to announce that our boat, the Alegria with Capt. Juan Garcia at the helm came in 6th place in the Bisbee’s International Black & Blue Tournament in Cabo this past weekend! That’s something we are truly proud about and it is a really big deal. It proves, once again that our boats can compete with the best of them; we beat out 122 of the best teams from around the world competing who were competing for the overall prize money topping $2.1 million.
So what’s the big deal about tournament fishing and how is it different than “just fishing”? This is what happened on the Alegria that day. The excitement built throughout the last day as “lines in” time approached. And then – just 45 minutes before it was time to head in, Team Rivias hooked up with a blue marlin – they were the last hook up of the tournament! The problem now was that they had to get the fish to the boat (it needed to weigh a minimum of 300 pounds in order to even qualify) and getting that big of a fish in takes time.
And time was something they didn’t have a lot of. With the weigh station closing at 9:00, and fishing close to Gordo Banks, they also knew it was going to take them 1 1/2 just to race back. Well, they made back in time but just barely. Arriving at the scales at 8:30 p.m., the crowd had all waited excitedly to see if this “last fish” was going to qualify and it did. Weighing in at 303 pounds, it missed the money by one pound since it would have tied for 5th place (304 pounds) and would have split the money. Having a day like the Alegria did is exactly what the ‘big deal” is about tournament fishing.
Los Cabos Charter Boat Classic returns November 18 – 21
And here’s a big deal you should get in on and another reason to just hop on a plane and visit Buenavista Beach Resort. The 2nd Annual Los Cabos Charter Boat Classic returns November 18 – 21. This one-of-a-kind tournament is free to enter for anyone who registers online and has booked a charter boat out of the East Cape, San Jose or Cabo. $40,000 ($10k a day) in cash and prizes are online for the biggest tuna, marlin, wahoo and dorado in the men’s, women’s and youth divisions each of the 4 days. Anglers can choose to fish just one or up to all 4 days. We actually had two winners from East Cape last year. One was the Day 2 Junior Angler and the other was the largest wahoo on day one. I’m hoping we can have even more this year! Buenavista Beach Resort is once again the host for this event.
If you have wanted to experience the thrill of the competition, the rush of wondering if yours will win but didn’t want to risk the money to participate – here is your chance! Last year they had 372 anglers sign up from 131 charters for the two-day event. This year it has been expanded to four, giving you an additional two days to get the big one.
Visit their event website for all the details: www.loscaboscharterboatclassic.com and come on down!
Today we had a nice, big blue and sailfish released as well as dorado and a few tuna boated. Even 4-year-old Thomas landed a roosterfish yesterday and today, with plenty of sardines for chum, he and his family caught lots of fun fish just off the beach here.
Yesterday I watched as a panga landed and a released a rooster right out front.
And today a few more boats joined them – right out front of Buenavista Beach Resort. The weather is perfect, the white, sandy beaches inviting and once again – the only thing missing is you!