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Friday, October 26, 2018
Countdown continues to Nov. 7-10
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
A record payout confirmed


Cow tuna on the porpoise
 

PRIME TIME FOR TUNA THIS WEEK

 

Entries – and quality yellowfin --are coming over the transom in for the biggest tourney in Mexico, the 20th annual WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot this week, Nov. 7-10; with check in Wednesday, two days of exciting starts, big gamefishing, a Friday Fiesta and then Saturday awards.


THE SPORTFISHERS OF CABO ARE OFF AND RUNNING in last year’s tourney that featured 147 teams and nearly $700,000 and payouts to a record NINE teams. About 150 teams are expected this year.


CABO SAN LUCAS --Tourney season in Cabo San Lucas is here and the big marlin and tuna are arriving, and so are the entries for the 20th annual WON Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tourney and more than 150 teams are expected to participate this week, Nov. 7-10.Fishing days are Thursday and Friday.

 

This edition will be a landmark tourney that began in 1999, and is the biggest jackpot team tournament in Mexico year after year.

 

Get details at www.loscabostunajackpot.com a and see the link to the Facebook page and follow us, and check out the great features and video to get an idea of the fun of the event. In these last days people are still looking for a quality charterboat.See the listing on the website’s preview section. If you are coming to the event, start getting ready for the 20th annual Tuna Jackpot.


The weather projections are excellent with no storms and temps in he low 80s and no humidity. As for fishing the bigger tuna are on the porpoise on both sides of the Pacific and on local banks. Two fish over 300 pounds have been brought in, and three over 200. Most tuna on the porpoise outside have been in the 70-to 100-pound class. Wahoo are producing regular strikes, and dorado finally showed up, but no large dorado – yet.


 In terms of the latest news today, Team Chinito Bonito was fresh off its win in the Bisbee’s Black and Blue the week before and kept the lucky roll running with a pair of 200 pounders Saturday and Sunday to sweep a tuna tourney in titles and tuna optional money on the eve of the 20th annual Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot.

 

The event by Pelagic clothing had 18 boats in its first year and Capt. Evan Salvay’s two fish of 243 pounds the first day on porpoise 30 miles out from Cabo, and a 218 pounder Sunday sealed the win for the Chinito Bonito team from SoCal. That team firing on all cylinders is entered in the Cabo Tuna Jackpot, starting Wednesday, with fishing Thursday and Friday. A field of 150 boats was expected to start off outside the famed Cabo arch at 7 a.m. those days.


THE CHINITO BONITO team at the weigh-in the first day with a 243 pounder, and the next day came in with a 218.


There have been some quality tuna on the porpoise in recent weeks. There have been two 300 pounders and at least four 200 pounders at the scales around the marina even before the Chinito Bonito's two cow tuna Saturday and Sunday.  A 310 pounder was caught Oct. 29 by the Bill Collector, a Pisces fleet charterboat booked by the angler of record, Charles Wortham.


This is not to say there is a steady parade of big and small tuna coming in. Or billfish for that matter. It has been slow cloe to home in Cabo as the water is in transition from summer to fall. This is when it settles and big tuna begin to move onto the banks.


It all starts Wednesday.


Go to www.loscabostunajackpot.com for more details and links to sponsors and the Facebook page, as well as links to the blog that will be posted at www.wonews.com.


2018 Cabo Tuna Jackpot Schedule

 

Tuesday, Nov. 6: VoluntaryPre-check for teams who have no roster changes, 1-4p.m. Angler packets, hats, bags and shirts will be distributed only. Wednesday check-in will be where you will pick up various sponsor gifts, buy dinner or charter tickets. All anglers must be present on the team to fill out waivers. Tesoro Conference Hall through glass doors.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 7: Check-in 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tesoro Cabo Marina weigh-in area. Yo-Zuri Welcome Party with free gifts, tequila shots, video showing, optional amounts announced, and drawings, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. In front of the Cultural Center Outdoor Amphitheatre.

 

Thursday, Nov. 8: Costa Shotgun start 7 a.m. at the Cabo Arch; Start boat is the Cabo Escape, leaving IGY fuel dock at 6 a.m. sharp; Annual Costa Charity charter, 6 to 8 a.m. on start boat Cabo Escape, first of two. $30 PP. Includes all mimosas, coffee, orange juice, champagne, breakfast burritos. All proceeds to Smiles charity.Gray Taxidermy Weigh-in3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Lines out at 4 p.m. Weigh-in ends at 6 p.m. or until all eligible fish are weighed.

 

Friday, Nov. 9: Costa Shotgun Start at 7 a.m. the Cabo Arch; Weigh-in 3-6 p.m.;Annual Costa charitycharter open to all guests on luxury start boat Cabo Escape, leaving IGY fuel dock at 6 a.m. sharp with mimosas, breakfast burritos, coffee and prizes! $30 a person (all proceeds to Smiles charity), lines out at 4 p.m. Gray Taxidermy scale closes at 6 p.m. or until all eligible fish are weighed. Baja Cantina's Fiestaat Maria Corona Restaurant in downtown Cabo. Doors and bar opens and music starts at 7:30 p.m., Live band, Mexican buffet dinner and foklorico entertainment begins at 8 p.m. and at 8:30 staff begins announcements of day's results, Show Us Your Costas! Contest, Fishworks/Baja Cantina Best Dressed, Kingfisher Big Fish, National Rental Car Sticker Contest, plus sponsors' drawings.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10: Cabo Tuna Jackpot Awards Dinner, on cruise line pier. Bar opens at 5:30 p.m.; Live band starts at 6 p.m., dinner is ready at 6:30; Smiles International charity Silent auction. All sponsors tackle drawings begin at 6:30; awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m., ends at 9 p.m.

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