The first day of fishing in the 2014 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament proved productive, especially for Team Reel Gold.

Alaskan Jason Snyder, currently of Namibia, hooked up to a nice blue marlin at 12:27 p.m., and after a tough 30-minute battle the crew had the marlin on board. At the IGY Marina Cabo San Lucas weigh gantry, the fish weighed in at 365 pounds, winning levels 1-4 Daily Marlin Jackpots worth $20,700 and giving Team Reel Gold the lead in the tournament.

Team Picante 45 earned Wednesday’s Daily Release Jackpot. Team captain and angler David Machado of Gulfport, Mississippi, caught a striped marlin and blue marlin, earning Picante 45 600 release points and the Daily $2,400 Release Jackpot. Team Picante 45 currently leads the Billfish Release Division, followed by Pocket Aces and Solmar.

In the Tuna/Wahoo/Dorado Jackpot, Team Minerva II angler Gary Anderson from Canada weighed a 25.4-pound dorado to take the $2,100 Daily Jackpot. Team Estrella Del Norte angler Gonzalo Gastillo of San Jose Del Cabo won the $2,100 Tuna Jackpot, besting a 180-pound yellowfin after a two-hour fight on 60-pound-test line. There were no wahoo weighed in, so that jackpot rolls to day two of fishing.

After another beautiful sunrise, Thursday’s shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. from both Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo sent the teams racing off in the hopes of finding a winning fish. Today​ is the second of three days of LCBT fishing with cash, prizes and glory on the line.

For all the action, go to the tournament’s live scorekeeper at http://www.loscabosbillfishtournament.com.

Contact

Robyn Sheckler
robyn.sheckler@bonniercorp.com

Image courtesy Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

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