Western Outdoor News Tuna Jackpot Update

With a total of 118 boats entered into this years Tuna Tournament, sponsered in part by the Western Outdoor Fishing magazine, there were 11 fish weighed in at over 100 pounds, but none of them were able to break the magic #200 mark. The winds switched and came from the southeast this morning, throwing a wrench into the workd for boats that had been pre-fishing, and particularly for the Pangas. Normal winds are from the northwest, offering protected water on the favorite fishing area for the larger Yellowfin, the Gorda Banks. The wind was strong enough that the Port Captain closed the Cabo San Lucas Marina int he afternoon to small craft traffic, such as the glass bottom boats and the water taxis, as one of them was blown onto the beah and overturned due to the wind ans swells generated by it. Even with that to take into consideration the fishing was good. Although there were two Yellowfin taken last week that weighed over #300 pounds, the largest for the first day of the Tuna Tournament was a decent #180, captured and brought to the weigh station by the boat “Afishianados”. They were in the 500 and 1,000 dollar daily catagories and took home money. “KW’s Karma” was in the $2,000 and $3,000 daily jackpots and brought home money as well. “Shambalaya”, with Capt. T.J. Dobson weighed in a fish at #133, and being entered in the $5,000 and $10,000 daily received a nice bit of change as well. A local charter boat, the “Marea” captured the only qualifing non-tuna species (Dorado or Wahoo over 30 pounds) with a #34 Wahoo and took home money. Tomorrows weather is expected to be much the same as todays, with stronger winds from the southeast. The temperature break to the west side of the San Jaime Banks produced some nice fish, as well as at least one of the money fish, but the ride home into the wind and swells was rought. I will have another update, and final payouts after the finish tomorrow!

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