Several fleets still have sportfishers available for Cabo Jackpot
It's not too late! Get a team together for this year! Cortez Yacht Charters has six boats, Stimulator has two top-end sportfishers
There's a variety of ways to fish the tourney. The teams in the tourney fish on vessels that range from pangas to super cruisers. Some are privately owned and based in Baja, some trailerboated down for the event, but most are chartered boats.
There are a number of reputable charter companies, and even if they do not have any boats left for the tournament, they can often recommend boats that are owned an individually chartered.
There is big of advice for those booking a charterboat for the first time. Daily prices will not be the same as those quoted on websites for the companies. They often charge more for tournament fishing due to longer fishing time, wear and tear in boats with faster runs to the grounds and higher fuel costs and thus extra pay to crews.
There is a list of charterboats below. The best Cabo sources to back up your choice is to call one or more of the established fleets such as Pisces, Minerva's, RedRum, J.C.s. Dreammaker and Cortez Yacht Charters to look for opening and advice on a charterboat you might want to book.
If you are looking to add someone to your team, or more likely find a team yourself, go on Facebook and post a message. Capt. Jay Bush of the Stimulator is looking to bring together a charter/tea for two boats, the other the 43-foot fully rigged Squisher.
-- director, Pat McDonell
The following is a basic list of Cabo-based charterboats. Recent updates as of Aug. 21 are Cortez (six boats available), Redrum (no openings) and Stimulator (2 available boats).
ABY Sportfishing Charters
22-foot Baja pangas to 52-foot cruisers. www.abycharters.com
Offers fishing options from 25-foot pangas to 32-foot cruisers. www.loscabosguide.com/betosportfishing/
Deep sea fishing and fly fishing charters. Half-day, six (6)-hour, and full-day trips available. 26-foot to 44-foot fishing vessels starting at $180. www.cabo-fishing.net
THE HILLBILLY YACHT CLUB
comes every year and will have two teams in the field for 2012.
Cortez Yacht Charters
Said Larry Edwards, “We still have six, each 33' Crystaliner sportfishers, all 20- to 25-knot boats at the rate of $700/day, including the crew, fuel, tackle, (we recommend bringing personal tackle when fishing in money tournaments) dispatch fees, ice & 11 % taxes.
We also have the 36' Egg Harbor sportfisher, "Gaviota VI" available at the rate of $775/day, including the crew, fuel, tackle, (we recommend bringing personal tackle when fishing in money tournaments) dispatch fees, ice & 11% taxes.
Mexican fishing licenses are issued at check-in time at the prevailing rate, currently $13 per person, per day. Live bait, when available, is $3 per bait and paid direct to the bait vendor at time of receipt, (the bait price is controlled by the bait vendors and can be based on supply and demand at the time). Food and beverages should be ordered from client's hotel on the evening prior to fishing and brought aboard each morning. Pre-tournament fishing days are $550/day for the 33-footers and $625/day for the 36 footer.
For details call Larry Edwards at (619) 469-4255. www.cortezcharters.com
Privately-owned tournament equipped charter sportfishing. www.delanterasportfishing.com
Contact Grace Cote at www.dreammakercharters.com
El Budster Sportfishing
Charters with personalized service and experienced crews. Pangas, cruisers 31 to 46-feet., Capt. George Landrum. www.flyhooker.com
Gaviota's Sportfishing Fleet
Pangas to 36-foot cruisers. www.gaviotasportfishing.com
Gordo Banks Pangas
Hook Up Sportfishing Charters
Innovator 32', and two California 29's. Across the street from Mar De Cortez Hotel. www.hookupcabofishing.com
Regulars at the Cabo Jackpot each year with several charterboats. Call J.C. directly at 011521 624 1475 821 check online at www.jcsportfishing.com
Marlin Masters Sportfishing
Located at Puerto Paraiso Mall, Cabo San Lucas Marina, next to Johnny Rockets. www.marlinmasterssportfishing.com
Minerva's Baja Tackle & Sportfishing Charter Fleet
Fully equipped 31-foot, 33-foot, and 40-foot Bertram sportfishers. www.minervas.com
24-foot SHAMROCK $596, 31-35-40-45ft (CABO) $1,531-$2,821. Puerto Paraiso Marina. www.picantesportfishing.com
Cruisers from 28-foot bare boat $395, plus tax or $560 all-inclusive; to 110-foot $7,000 all-inclusive. The boats available for the tuna tournament are: 28ft Uniflite "Adriana"; 35ft Cabo Flybridge "Great Escape Jr"; 37ft Bertram "Falcon"; 48ft Cabo "Great Escape" www.piscessportfishing.com
(760) 481-7667 or from Mexico (624) 172-0085. www.redrumcabo.com
23-foot to 50-foot boats. www.silveradosportfishing.com
Solmar Sportfishing Fleet
22-foot to 42-foot cruisers $175-$950. www.solmar.com
Capt. Jay Bush, Stimulator - 46' Bertram Sportfisher - full tournament rigged - previous winner!
Sqwisher - 43' Riviera - fully rigged – For both sportfishers, call for pricing ~ 619-270-2398 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ursula's Sportfishing Fleet
28 to 33 foot. www.ursulasfishing.com