Fish Sniffer Digital Edition Issue 3626 Dec 8- 22 2017 - Page 31

VOL.36 • ISS. 26 Vol. 36 - Iss. 26 Pg. 27 Dec 8 - 22, 2017 BAJA ROUNDUP Dec. 8 - 22, 2017 31 2017 Tuna Shootout Offers Fun And Prizes Aplenty For East Cape Anglers “ 2 017 Tuna Shoot Out saw a record 53 teams register to see who would catch the biggest tuna,” reported Eddie Dalmau of Van Wormer Resorts. “The win- ning team of Dustin Stumpf with Bill Sils, Tim Adams and Alan Stumpf from Washington fished onboard the Mi Pistola with Cap- tain Danny Marron and Deckhand Raul Marron. The winning yellow- fin tuna weighed in at 81.3 lbs. and took the grand prize worth $18,550 USD.” “Second Place went to the team on the El Loco II Mark Wojcik with Robert Wojcik from Illinois with a 54.4 lbs. yellowfin tuna. Third Place went to the team on the Mahi Mahi Cody Jardine with Mike Anderson and David Gonza- les with a 54.2 lbs. yellowfin tuna. The $300 Jackpot went to the team on the Fresh Catch Maxx Amborn and Ron Amborn from California with a 27.1 lbs. yellowfin tuna. The team won $6,630.00 USD. The $500 Jack- pot went to the team on the Maria Teresa Marc Correll, Robert Williams, and Israel Castro from Califor- nia with a 20.0 lbs. yellowfin tuna. The team won $8,075.00 USD,” said Dalmau. “The $1,000 & $2,000 jack- pot went to the team on the Don Julio Mike Francois battled this jumbo tuna from the decks of the Red Rooster III on November 16. Photo courtesy of RED ROOSTER III SPORTFISHING, San Diego. Tuna have been the primary target for anglers fishing aboard the Excel this November, but there have been some awesome dorado in the mix too. Photo courtesy of EXCEL LONG RANGE SPORTFISHING, San Diego. Bernier, Sean Feeney, Brandon Hearn and Gareth Christensen from California with a 19.9 lbs. yellow- fin tuna. The team ended up being the big winners of the tournament, taking home $21,250.00 USD. It was a good year for Team Don Julio, as you might remember they were the team that won the Dorado Shoot Out,” Dalmau pointed out. “Lot of fun was had by all at the BAJA TIP OF THE WEEK Do you need pure power for trading punches with the blue water predators that cruise the Baja Peninsula? PENN has got you covered! After nearly 15 years, the PENN International big game reel gets a makeover. The NEW International VI reel series is made in the USA of both domestic and imported components at the historic PENN Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Refined and modernized, the new PENN International VI redefines offshore big game reels once again and puts anglers one step closer to that trophy of a lifetime. The new reel series features upgrades which include a weight reduction on key sizes, a new si- lent anti-reverse and a more refined/adjustable Dura-Drag system. The International VI also features a Versa-Strike Adjustable Strike stop and Quick-Shift II 2-speed system. Other key features include machined and anodized aluminum body and side plates, stainless steel main and pinion gears, and line capacity rings. 2017 Tuna Shoot Out. We had a total of 53 boats participate in this year’s event, weighed 11 yellowfin tuna and 3 dorado. There was a to- tal of $54,505 USD awarded at this year’s tournament. Both the num- ber of teams and prize money were records for this event! We would like to thank all of the participants for making this event the best one yet,” exclaimed Dalmau. 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