Fish Sniffer Magazine Issue 3618 August 18- September 4 2017 - Page 35

BAJA ROUNDUP VOL.36 • ISS. 18 Aug. 18 - Sept. 1, 2017 Vol. 36 - Iss. 18 Pg. 35 Aug 18 - Sept 1, 2017 I 33 Dorado Shoot Out On East Cape Produces 60 Plus Pound Bull! t was an amazing 13th annual Dora- do Shoot Out! A record 141 teams participated in this year’s shoot out and a record $126,000 was awarded in jack- pots,” exclaimed Eddie Dalmau of Van Wormer Resorts. “The first fish weighed on Saturday was on El Tio at 30 pounds. Then came a 52.5 pound on Amante.” “Based on the last week of fishing and the last 3 years of this tournament, everyone thought that was the winner. That weight held for about 39 minutes. That’s when team El Regalo showed up with a monster 57.3 pound bull. We were all blown away and thought this thing was over. But not so fast! 30 min- utes later team Don Julio weighed in the biggest dorado in the last 10 years of this tournament with a 61.4 pound winner,” said Dalmau. “Joe Feeney was the Angler on team Don Julio who reeled in the beast and took all 4 jackpots worth over $126k and a brand new 2017 Volkswagen Ama- rok, which was generously given to the Captain Lucio Vargas! Congratulations to team Don Julio and to all the teams that participated in this year’s Dorado Shoot Out! Let’s do it again on August 26th when we will give away a Volkswagen Golf and lots of cash at the first annual Wahoo Gold Cup,” Dalmau continued. F These anglers landed a trio of impressive tuna while fishing off the East Cape on July 28. Photo courtesy of VAN WORMER RESORTS, East Cape, Mexico. Blue Water Mixed Bag On Tap Off Cabo on Pisces boats, some very large dorado, ishing in Cabo has been signals that the summer water tempera- along with yellowfin tuna, wahoo and mostly good this week, tures have arrived. 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Remember all persons fishing on the vessel need fishing licenses. Learn about the boat’s safety feature before leaving Folks that are new to the Baja fishing scene the dock. Where is the fire extinguisher? Fires are often wonder what they should bring along when it’s time to actually meet up with a skipper and go serious business everywhere, but can be especially serious on a fuel laden boat. fishing. Some skippers have rules such as no drinking or no The requirements are a lot like a fishing trip smoking. Be sure to ask if there are any rules before here in California. First of all you’ll want to bring a couple of layers of clothing. Sure the Baja Pen- leaving the harbor. Remember you are a guest aboard and the captain is in charge so follow his rules and insula is desert terrain, but it can be cool in the instructions. morning and when the breeze is blowing. At the end of the day, you’ll want to tip your captain Next you’ll need your lunch and anything you and crew for a job well done, but how much? The want to drink. Remember it is critical to stay hy- drated so bring plenty of bottled water in addition typical amount for a tip at this point is about 15% to 20% of the cost of the trip….If you head out for a $200 to sodas and beer. panga trip, tip the skipper $30 to $40. Speaking of beer, boating and on the water If you are on a boat that has a crew, hand the tip activities tend to multiply alcohol’s intoxicating ef- fects. The hot sun, wind, rough ocean movements directly to the skipper and let him distribute it from there. Naturally you’ll want to take some of the fish and the boat’s vibration all contribute to what’s called “boater’s fatigue.” This means that one beer you catch home, but you’ll likely have more fish then on the water will most likely have the effect of two you want. If that happens don’t hesitate giving the fish to the skipper and his crew. or three beers at home. They may take it home for their families or they may Beyond lunch, a backpack makes sense for sell it on the commercial market. In either case they carrying sun block, cameras and personal items. will appreciate the gesture. Make sure you bring your legal documents and