LOS CABOS BIG GAME CHARTER BOAT TOURNAMENT RESULTS

Rick Streif of team Dona Meche II poses with his 96.8-ppund tuna, which took home the second place prize in its category on day two. (Bonnier Corporation)
Rick Streif of team Dona Meche II poses with his 96.8-ppund tuna, which took home the second place prize in its category on day two. (Bonnier Corporation)
Wyatt Millner, 13, competing with father on Paraquita, brought in the first and second largest fish of the day with a 56.6-pound tuna and a 43.1-pound wahoo, taking first place in both categories and earning a total of $3,600, as well as the first Top Junior Angler award of the tournament. (Bonnier Corporation)
Wyatt Millner, 13, competing with father on Paraquita, brought in the first and second largest fish of the day with a 56.6-pound tuna and a 43.1-pound wahoo, taking first place in both categories and earning a total of $3,600, as well as the first Top Junior Angler award of the tournament. (Bonnier Corporation)
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h./T to Evily at Bonnier Corp. for results of the Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic: 

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (Nov. 21, 2016) — The fourth annual Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic, the only free-entry fishing tournament on the Baja California Peninsula, completed its fourth and final day of competition on Nov. 18 with a fleet of 117 boats fishing out of three ports: Cabo San Lucas, East Cape and San Jose, Mexico. That afternoon, the weigh stations were busy with anglers awaiting the final results, their last chance at $10,000 in prize money.


The largest fish of the day was a 188-pound yellowfin tuna hoisted off the Gaviotta I in Cabo. It proved more than enough to lock in first place and a $1,800 check for angler Pete Parrish of Dublin, Cailf.

 

The second place tuna prize of $900 was awarded to Bill Rosengarten from Raleigh, N.C., for a 32.7-pounder caught on Auriga in Cabo. Rosengarten’s team member, Karen Assenza from Evansville, Ind., hauled in a 24.6-pound tuna to take the $635 third place prize. The catch also earned her the final Top Lady Angler award.

San Jose was the hot spot for big wahoo all week long, and the trend continued on the final day.  In an unusual tie for first place, Fati angler Keith Higgins and team Phoenix member Mark Irons both brought 30.6-pound wahoo to the scales. They split the first and second place prize money to walk away with $1,350 each. Third place went to Tom Urich from Corona, Calif., on Fati II for a 30.3-pounder.

Competition for the dorado category was tight on day four, with dozens of 20-pound class fish coming to the scales. When it was all said and done, only one pound would separate the top three winners.

 

Taking first place for $1,800 with a 23.3-pound dorado was Ian Hendry from Holtville, Calif., fishing on Solmar VI out of Cabo. At just 0.4 pounds lighter, angler Al Jurica from Houston, Texas, won $900 for his 22.9-pound catch on Adriana. In third place, Mike Poston’s 22.3-pound entry from Fish On earned him $635.

The final Top Junior Angler award went to Top Gun team member Jace Mitchell from Montrose, Colo., for his 13.2-pound wahoo out of Cabo.

 

Full results below. For more information, www.loscabostournaments.com.

DAY ONE RESULTS 

The biggest story of the day came from San Jose, where the father-and-son team of Warren and Wyatt Millner from Fort St. John, British Columbia, dominated both the tuna and wahoo categories fishing on Paraquita. Thirteen-year-old Wyatt brought in the first and second largest fish of the day with a 56.6-pound tuna and a 43.1-pound wahoo, taking first place in both categories and earning a total of $3,600, as well as the first Top Junior Angler award of the tournament.
 

Warren Millner took home second place in both categories, with a 23-pound tuna and a 31.3-pound wahoo, each worth $900 in prize money. The Millners say they planned their vacation to Mexico around the tournament this year, and with day one total winnings of $5,400, it seems that decision couldn’t have been a better one.

Back in Cabo, anglers swept the dorado category. Mac Schmidt from Austin, Texas, pulled a 23.70-pound dorado while aboard Cheers to take first place, earning him $1,800. Second place went to Greg Taylor from Shelby, Ohio, who landed a 23.6-pounder on Halcon for $900. A 23.30-pound dorado reeled in third place honors and $635 for Keith Swartz from Ludlow Falls, Ohio, on Solmar I.
 

Third place finishes in both the tuna and wahoo categories came from Cabo as well. Brandon Boyd from Miami, Fla., on Minerva II weighed a 24.4-pound wahoo, while Tony Divino from Holladay, Utah, on Mextime brought a 16.4-pound tuna to the scales. Each angler won $635.

The day’s Top Lady Angler award went to Kierra Knight from Star, Idaho, for a 22.4-pound dorado trophy and additional prize package.
 

Today, more than 300 anglers left the docks for another round of competition. Interested anglers can still register for the final two days of competition online or on-site at all weigh-in locations.

DAY TWO RESULTS

Dorado

1st Place: 36 pounds — Tim Paulson from Alhambra, Calif., fishing on Andrea out of Cabo — $1,800
2nd Place:  25.5 pounds — Ryan Mauel from Austin, Texas, fishing on Red Rum out of Cabo — $900
3rd Place: Tie — 23.7 pounds — $317.50 each
– Mike Walker from Houston, Texas, fishing on Adriana out of Cabo

     – Butch Wolfe from California fishing on Angelina out of Cabo

Wahoo
1st Place: 43.5 pounds — Wyatt Millner, 13, from Fort St. John, British Columbia, fishing on Paraquita out of San Jose — $1,800
2nd Place:  41 pounds — Steven Anderson from Redwood City, Calif., fishing on Tres Amigos out of Cabo — $900
3rd Place: 39.3 pounds — Kerry Murray from Cranbrook, British Columbia, fishing on Paraquita out of San Jose — $635

Tuna
1st Place: 98.2 pounds — David Martin from Hudson, Colo., fishing on Killer II out of San Jose — $1,800
2nd Place:  96.8 pounds — Rick Streif from Ridgefield, Wash., fishing on Dona Meche II out of San Jose — $900
3rd Place: 66.4 pounds — David Martin from Hudson, Colo., fishing on Killer II out of San Jose — $635

Top Lady Angler
Tammy Townsend from Dagsborough, Del., — 23.6-pound dorado aboard Guerita III out of Cabo — King Sailfish Trophy and prizes

Top Junior Angler
Wyatt Millner, 13, from Fort St. John, British Columbia — 43.5-pound wahoo aboard Paraquita out of San Jose — King Sailfish Trophy and prizes

DAY THREE RESULTS

Dorado

1st Place: 33.2 pounds — Daniel Besa from Austin, Texas, fishing on Red Rum out of Cabo — $1,800

2nd Place: 25.8 pounds — Mathew Schou from Weatherford, Texas, fishing on Top Gun out of Cabo — $900

3rd Place: 23.9 pounds — Dave Tremper from Jamul, Calif., fishing on Dream Maker out of Cabo — $635

Wahoo

1st Place: 40.4 pounds — A.J. Summers from Chicago, Ill., fishing on Jacqueline out of San Jose — $1,800
2nd Place: 33.8 pounds — A.J. Summers from Chicago, Ill., fishing on Jacqueline out of San Jose– $900

3rd Place: 33.4 pounds — Kerry Murray from Cranbrook, British Columbia, fishing on Paraquita out of San Jose — $635

Tuna

1st Place: 221 pounds — Brett Dick from Scappoose, Ore., fishing on Fin Addict out of Cabo — $1,800

2nd Place: 63.1 pounds — Ernie Boston from Sacramento, Calif., fishing on Dona Meche II out of San Jose — $900

3rd Place: 54.1 pounds — Jim Maddock from Casro Valley, Calif., fishing on Wake Up out of San Jose —  $635

Top Lady Angler

Christy Goss from Ada, Mich. — 23-pound dorado aboard Solmar II out of Cabo — King Sailfish Trophy and prizes

Top Junior Angler

Wyatt Millner, 13, from Fort St. John, British Columbia — 28.9-pound wahoo aboard Paraquita out of San Jose — King Sailfish Trophy and prizes

DAY FOUR RESULTS

Dorado

1st Place: 23.3 pounds — Ian Hendry from Holtville, Calif., fishing on Solmar VI out of Cabo — $1,800

2nd Place: 22.9 pounds — Al Jurica from Houston, Texas, fishing on Adriana out of Cabo — $900

3rd Place: 22.3 pounds — Mike Poston from Eagle River, Alaska, fishing on Fish On out of Cabo — $635

Wahoo

1st Place: Tie — 30.6 pounds — $1,350 each

   – Keith Higgins from California, Mo., fishing on Fati out of San Jose

   – Mark Irons from Chino Hills, Calif., fishing on Phoenix out of San Jose

3rd Place: 30.3 pounds — Tom Urich from Corona, Calif., fishing on Fati II out of San Jose — $635

 

Tuna

1st Place: 188 pounds — Pete Parrish from Dublin, Calif., fishing on Gaviotta I out of Cabo — $1,800

2nd Place: 32.7 pounds — Bill Rosengarten from Raleigh, N.C.., fishing on Auriga out of Cabo — $900

3rd Place: 24.6 pounds — Karen Assenza from Evansville, Ind., ffishing on Auriga out of Cabo —  $635

 

Top Lady Angler

Karen Assenza from Evansville, Ind. — 24.6-pound tuna aboard Auriga out of Cabo — King Sailfish Trophy and prizes

 

Top Junior Angler

Jace Mitchell from Montrose, Colo. — 13.2-pound dorado aboard Top Gun out of Cabo — King Sailfish Trophy and prizes

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