Fish Sniffer Digital Edition Issue 3624 Nov 10-24 2017 - Page 31

BAJA ROUNDUP VOL.36 • ISS. 24 Nov. 10 - 24, 2017 Vol. 36 - Iss. 24 Pg. 27 Nov. 10 - 24, 2017 29 Tuna Lead Catches During Buds & Suds 2017 Tournament At Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort On The East Cape W ater temperatures contin- ued great in the low to mid-80s. The air temps were con- sistent in the high 80s to mid 90s. Winds were from the north from 9 to 10 mph that created a few white caps, but nothing really to be worried about. The hotel resort hosted Buds & Suds 2017 with 105 anglers from all over the USA fishing, eating, drinking, fishing again, swimming, sipping a margarita or cold beer or two before and after fishing, making new friends and creating life-long memories. They accounted for mucho yel- lowfin tuna from different locations along the Cape, from El Cardonal down past Los Frailes. Prior to the arrival of Buds & Suds, billfish were scarce, but once their tour- nament began, lots of marlin were caught and released. Team Flushmates consisting of Don Yurkovich, Mike Burdette, Gary Shaw and Mike Mills aboard Dottie BII won the Tuna Division with a 38.2-pounder on the first day. These anglers visited the Hotel Palmas De Cortez and boated these dorado on October 9. Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja. Team Alpine Hot Rods took the Dorado Division with a 28.7-pounder caught on a wahoo lure on the cruiser Liliana the first day. Go figure! The team was com- posed of Eric Juhl, Paul Ginter, Chris Holle and Rob Wage. Team Alpine Hot Rods switched to Tres Hermanos on the second day after Liliana developed a mechan- ical problem. The crew (Omar & Miguel Sandez) were near Punta Pescadero changing lures for the troll when the big bill was caught on a wahoo lure. Team Picante 45 with Cory Kly- man, Brad Klyman, Ray Lyons and Brooke Joseph nailed the Catch and Release Division with four blue and two striped marlin. All-in-all, the weather was great and Buds & Suds accounted for lots of fish, lots of food and plenty of fun and good times. e p a c Es Cape t s a E ´ s abo to Los C s pe´ Ca ! East ing h t i W ish st F Hotte from as low as * * $ 555 4-days/3nights. 2 days fishing **Availability and restrictions apply. Call for details. HotelBuenaVista.com 800-752-3555 Joey, Wyatt and Eli nailed these quality East Cape wahoo on October 8 aboard the boat Marlin Magic. Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Baja.