CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (Nov. 16, 2017) — The fifth annual Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic, the only free-entry fishing tournament on the Baja California Peninsula, entered day two on Wednesday as a growing fleet of 110 boats departed from three ports: Cabo San Lucas, East Cape and San Jose, Mexico. Both the weather and the fishing improved, providing anglers ideal conditions for a day on the water.
Anglers fishing out of Cabo followed up their day one sweep of the dorado category with a repeat performance on day two. Tom Holste from Steamsville, Maryland, led the way with a 16.4-pound entry caught on Sushi Time I, earning him a check for $1,800. Second place was brought to the scales by Murrieta, California, angler Rita Muiter on The Blue Marlin, whose 13.7-pound fish was good for $900. The third place prize of $635 was awarded to Mike Chau from Vacaville, California, for his 12.3-pound catch while fishing aboard Dream Catcher.
The wahoo bite was hot in San Jose and Cabo on day two as several impressive catches made their way to the scales. Angler Keith Ross from Lafayette, California, got things started by boating a 35.1-pound wahoo on Jacqueline for first place and $1,800. Next up was James Moore from Delaware, Ohio, whose 34.1-pound entry caught on Hard Effort earned second place and $900. Filling out the category was angler A.J. Summers from Winnetka, Illinois, with a 33.9-pound catch on Jacqueline for $635.
Several nice tuna were also landed on day two of the tournament. David Martin from Hudson, Colorado, took the top prize of $1,800 with his impressive 97.6-pound tuna on Killer II out of San Jose. The second place award of $900 went to Richard Jones for his 83.3-pound entry while fishing on Sea Bum in Cabo. San Jose angler Alfredo Salgado from Redlands, California, claimed the third place winnings of $635 for his 80.5-pound fish caught on Lydia.
Kieran McSween from Middletown, California, took the junior angler division for the second day in a row with his 6.8-pound dorado caught on Cheers in Cabo. The day two top lady angler award went to Jennifer Nuffer from Evansville, Indiana, for her 32.9-pound tuna landed on Adrenaline in Cabo.
The Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic continues through Nov. 17. For more information, visit loscabostournaments.com.
Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic 2017 Results: Day Two (Nov. 15)