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Sunday, November 10, 2019
Tuna Jackpot Pays Out A Million Dollars

Awards Tonight As 2019 Tuna Jackpot Rocks On
The 2019 WON Tuna Jackpot winds
down with more parties and winners!

This time around the first big fish to hit the scales hung on to secure the bulk of the second day Tuna Jackpot daily cash, with the Southern Comfort team and crew hoisting up a 248-pound yellowfin tuna early on that was never really challenged the rest of the day.

The team and crew of the Southern Comfort, Team Captain James Fettig second from left. 

No doubt the girth of their tuna was a comforting sight as the 248-pound second day big money winner was offloaded to be put on the Tuna Jackpot scales.

Team Captain James Fettig and his compadres earned $356,400 thanks to money they plunked down in every pot except for the special Gray Fish Tag $20,000 daily.

The Gray Fish Tag pot once again wasn't decided until the end of the day again. With four teams deciding to take part in the inaugural high roller pot, pretty much any fish over 30 pounds was worth $36,000. Yet, as expected with the elite boats entered, another quality tuna scored the final jackpot when the Don Julio team brought a beautiful 190-pound yellowfin to the scales. 

The second day's drama took placed during the many times dorado and wahoo were brought to the scales. We'll have a lot more on both divisions, separate for the first time this 2019 Tuna Jackpot, but right now we'll just say Outcast scored $80,000 for a 21.7-pound dorado and Salsa gets a check tonight at the awards dinner for $40,400 after bringing in a late afternoon 47.1-pound wahoo. 

Meanwhile the parties keep rocking. As mentioned, the WON Tuna Jackpot 2019 will have its awards dinner tonight (Saturday, Nov. 9) on the cruise ship pier and the champion will be crowned and all the payouts made official. 

The second day run of the Costa Start Boat fundraising, arm raising party to benefit Smiles International was another great success, with Dave Bulthuis of Costa handing out incredible amounts of Costa product and everyone dancing all the way back to the dock. 

Last night many of the teams, especially those from Texas, headed to the Tuna Jackpot Fiesta sponsored by Gamakatsu Hooks and hosted by the Baja Cantina group and hosted by Marina Corona restaurant. 

Team NorCal shows off one of the outfits that earned them the Fishworks/Baja Cantina Best Dressed of the Tuna Jackpot 2019 Award. 

The food was fantastic, the Texas Tuna Eaters won the Gamakatsu karaoke contest with their rendition of Friends in Low Places and were presented serapes and sombreros by Ted Thibault of Gamakatsu, while some major awards were presented:

Team NorCal said they were tired of not winning anything and decided to go all out for the best dressed competition. That they did and Gustavo Trejo, Jamaal Miles, Jason Gonzales and Arturo Garcia (all of the Bay Area in California) took home $250 in Fishworks clothing certificates and $90 towards Baja Cantina meals. 

The TunaRitas, who hail from Ohio and Indiana, were awarded custom Accurate reels from the company's Justin Poe. Also pictured are Jeff Jones, who sponsored the gals, and WON's Billy Egan. 

The TunaRitas team on the Jen Wren dominated the Accurate Fishing Gals contest as the three gals (Brooke Spicer, Emily Harris, Emily Staff) pulled together on tuna over 100 pounds both days of the event! Justin Poe of Accurate awarded each of the team members custom pink highlighted and engraved Accurate Tern reels. 

On to the awards!

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