Winners of the Bluefin Tuna Sport Fishing Tournament “BAJA BLUEFIN TUNA TOURNAMENT” 2023, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
1st Breaking Tuna Bluefin Tuna 148.0 pounds. Boat or choice of cash $20,600 +
2nd Aria Sportfishing Bluefin Tuna 140.2 pounds Boat with a value of $13,300
3rd Maria Bonita Bluefin Tuna 91.8 Fishing equipment with a value of $3,500
The 4th Annual MPE Loreto Tournament dazzled as the attendance and prize money broke records for the 4th year in a row as fifty-eight teams competed for over $802,100 in cash prizes over the past weekend.
Cloaked in ideal weather, the fishing conditions in the Sea of Cortez were excellent. The event’s boundary consisted of fishing 65 miles up and down the coast + 50 miles off the coast from the Marina for notable catches in the Dorado and Yellowtail Categories or Catch and Release in the Billfish Category.
Mid-May fishing met its expectations regardless of the visiting angler’s anticipations. For the big game addicts, there were striped marlin, yellowfin tuna, skipjack, and nice-sized dorado, all offshore.
For those choosing to remain closer to shore, near the surface, there were roosterfish, jack crevalle, and ladyfish to make for a fun day of PISCES sport fishing.
The week’s highlight was the wahoo that anglers hooked into while trolling closer to Punta Gorda or Cardon. Not the typical season for these highly prized pelagics, but it proves that you can never really know what might happen. These fish prefer warmer waters, but the bite was sporadic daily, and slow trolling live bait was the best bet, particularly the elusive chihuil. We saw one monster 79-pound wahoo landed and several others over 50 pounds, so of the handful brought in, they were of impressive size.
· February 22 and 23 at the Hotel Tesoro in Cabo San Lucas, BCS.
Don’t miss the “First Annual Sport Fishing Forum in Baja California Sur,” during which the status of sport fishing in our State will be analyzed. There will be limited space; pre-registration is open at www.foros.fonmar.gob.mx.
· Sustainable fishing unites us
2023 Sportfishing Tournaments offered in the upper section of the Baja Peninsula has something for everyone – from fishing the shore to chasing bluefin tuna on the high seas.
The various events offer fishing opportunities in Ensenada, San Felipe, Punta Bunda, San Quintin, Bahai De Los Angeles, Cedros Island, and the many destinations, beaches, and lagoons.
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