This year's tuna tournament saw 119 teams head out early this morning to compete for almost $400,000.00 in prize money over the two day event. We were honored to have the Governor of Baja California Sur, the Mayor of Los Cabos and the Port Captian on board the start boat to fire the triple shotgun flares which signaled the beginnig of fishing. Weather which was beautiful soon turned rough with whitecaps clearly visible outside the mouth of the harbor.
Big fish started to show up after the scale opened at 2.00 pm and the tally for the day was 12 fish over 100 lbs.
Day one results were as follows:
1st Place Afishonado a 35 ft Bertram with a 180 lb yellow fin tuna. Optional jackpots $44,600.00
2nd Place Karma a 35 ft Cabo with a 167 lb tuna. Optional jackpots $70,800.00
3rd Place Shambala a 60 ft Hatteras with a 133 lbs fish. Optional jackpots $41,200.00
Marea took the wahoo prize today with a 34.8 lb fish which earned them $32,000.00.....worth almost $1000.00 per pound....wow. That's more expensive than a top sushi fish.
All results are unofficial........until Saturday night.
Photos show the shotgun start and day one scorboard.
Weigh in this year is in a new location, in front of Hotel Tesoro next to No Worries and the lighthouse.