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Monday, July 26, 2010

FISHING & BOATING - Tripui Hotel Fishing Tournament


Tripui Hotel Fishing Tournament
by Chris Pearson

We had 33 boats on the water from Tripui, Loreto and Juncalito participating in this year’s tournament. Unfortunately, the dorado were few and far between and live bait was scarce. Many boats traveled over 100 miles looking for that dream paddy of seaweed with dorado hiding underneath. Many opted to fish the "other species" category this year. We weighed yellowtail, amber jack and even a wahoo.

As they did last year, the villagers of Ligui, with Darlene Hester, put a crew together. They cleaned and bagged all the fish, hauling off all the guts and carcasses. Ninety percent of the fish caught were donated to the village of Ligui. Nothing went to waste!

A very special thanks to Shimano who was very generous in their support of this event, as well as to Robert Ross who donated a one day fishing trip on Bad Company. We had many local sponsors from Loreto as well as Squidco in San Diego. We can not thank these sponsors enough so please give them your business.

Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time, effort and money on behalf of this tournament. There would be no tournament without YOU!!

Stay tuned........we will have a complete list of tournament sponsors and the dollar amount raised in a future update.

RESULTS
  • WINNER – Reel Time, Mark Jacobs & Will Block with 16.12 + 16.10 = 32.22 pounds of dorado
  • Biggest "other species" – Frequent Flyer with a 36.08 pound yellowtail
  • Biggest single dorado – Reel Time with a 16.12 pound dorado
  • Biggest single dorado by a junior angler – Jacob (12 years old) on Sea-Note with a 13.10 pound dorado
  • Biggest "other species" by a junior angler – Kevin (10 years old) on Rowe Boat with a 32.04 pound yellowtail