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Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019
On the Verge of Tuna Jackpot Glory

Richest WON Tuna Jackpot Underway
Incredible Cabo Yellowfin Tuna Bite
and New Jackpots Reap Record Cash

Wow! Only a couple times in the 21 year history of the WON Tuna Jackpot has the yellowfin tuna fishing in Cabo been this good when the tournament started, and never before has the cash purse exceeded a million bucks, $1,018,300 to be exact. The scenario is a bit daunting, what with 154 boats in the mix, the wahoo and dorado pots split into two separate categories and almost certainly a slew of tuna headed in.

With Pat McDonell and Billy Egan at the helm, our great staff backing them up, and the indispensable work done by the Gricelda's Smokehouse/Dreammaker Charter team, the confidence is high for the best WON Tuna Jackpot ever!

Local Cabo dignitaries aboard the Costa Start Bot Party about to shoot the flareguns to start the 21st W0N Tuna Jackpot as boats stack up at the Cape.

New paperwork requirements had our signup staff (Rhonda Buhagiar, Amy Bulthuis, Rene Oelinger and many more) working to late last night getting everyone checked in, while our top marketing and ad man Chuck Buhagiar sorted through all the wires and the jackpot entries. Buhagiar offered this rundown:

"We have almost as much money in each of the wahoo and dorado jackpots, $80,000, as was in the combo jackpot last year," Chuck noted. "We have as many teams in across the board (all the daily jackpots) as we did last year, if you don't count the new $20,000 daily. We had four teams sign up for the Gray Fish Tag $20,000 pot."

The morning was flat calm and clouds offered a beautiful sunrise as the 154 boats checked in, showed off their Costas and lined up inside Land's End generally pointed in the direction they wanted to go. When the local dignitaries assembled by Marco Ehrenberg of Pisces shot off the flare guns many of the boats turned the corner and headed out into the Pacific. Or took a straight shot. As always, a good number headed up towards the banks in the Sea of Cortez. 

The anticipated number of fish to be weighed --which will be pared down by a preliminary scale for wahoo and dorado at the dock -- will make it all but impossible to have a live blog on this site, but live reports and videos will be available on the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Facebook page. Should be exciting even if you don't have a horse in the race! Best of luck to all the teams! 

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