January starts off the New Year with a fishing frenzy bang. The team Fatherz and Sonz chartered our boat for the 2020 Pelagic Rockstar Billfish Tournament and they were not disappointed in the outcome. This tournament is labeled as “Central America’s Richest Fishing Tournament” here at Marina Pez Vela. The species of fish include Billfish (marlin, and sailfish) in the catch and release category. The Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) and Yellowfin Tuna in the meat fish categories. This tournament is known for its big parties with live bands throughout the event.
Fishing on day one started out a little slow, so the team decided to go a different route by focusing on the meat fish category. This plan worked out to their benefit as they reeled in two Yellowfin Tuna to be weighted in upon return to the dock. The bigger of the two weighted in at 118.8 lbs. We were confident we had biggest one but the team La Otra Vida came in with a 128.6 lbs Tuna, which would knock us out of the current first place. We knew tomorrow would be a new day with another chance to take first place back.
Day two started and the plan remained the same to go after the meat fish. This strategy worked as we caught another Tuna, which we thought was around 65lbs as well as three Mahi-Mahi’s. At 3:02 pm when we were pulling in the lines, we hooked onto a big Blue Marlin only to realize it was too late to be counted. Our team was still excited as we headed in to weigh the fish, we had high hopes it would be enough to win. Upon arrival at the docks and weighing the Tuna, we learned it was 70.6 lbs which was the biggest fish so far of the day. With less than an hour to go before the close of the scales, we had our fingers crossed that our prayers would be answered. At 6:02 pm we had the title, the team Fatherz and Sonz on our Sea Hag had won the Tuna division! We edged out La Otra Vida points of 188 with a total of 189.4 to take the title! What a wonderful way to end the tournament with a fat check, oh and lots of beer!! The 2020 Pelagic Rockstar Tournament was one for our books.
We would like to send out congratulations to the winning teams:
Top Fly, for the Billfish Division, releasing 30 Sailfish and 2 Marlin.
Full Nelson, for the Dorado Division.
Cairns Australia, for the Small Boat Tuna Division.
Merman Magic, for the Small Boat Dorado Division.
Amy’s Dream, for the Small Boat Billfish Division.
Kurt Forsberg, Top Angler Large Boat Billfish Only.
Joni Smith, Top Female Angler Large Billfish Only.
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