Governor’s Cup 2016 Mahahual Results

Winning Blue Marlin being lifted to scales.

Winning Blue Marlin being lifted to scales.

A huge blue marlin of 261.20 pounds, was the catch that gave the victory to the boat  Bad Boys, Captain Alejandro Rodriguez Ortiz, in the twenty-fifth edition of the International Sport Fishing tournament 2016 Governor’s Cup Mahahual.

A total of 47 boats participated in the  twenty-fifth edition of the Tournament Sportfishing Governor’s Cup Mahahual 2016.  The boats were from Mexico and Belize.  Fourteen places were awarded with a van, two compact cars, three cuatrimotos, and eight motorcycles among the prizes.

The first place went to the captain of the boat Bad Boys, Alejandro Rodriguez Ortiz, who along with his crew battled for 4 hours to catch a huge blue marlin that weighed 261.20 pounds and measured 228 centimeters from the tip of the tail to the mouth. This huge marlin, along with a white marlin of 43 pounds and 2 gold marlin of 15.8 and 13.4 pounds, were enough to give the win to Bad Boys, who won with a clear huge difference of 16,104 in the final score and taking a Ford Lobo truck as a prize.  In order to move the huge marlin to the scale from the boat it took the help of 5 people, while the strength of 7 people was required to upload it to the scale to weigh.  They also had to lift the scale so that the fish did not touch the ground.

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The Belizean Aaliyah Marly boat, Captain Enrique Marin, came in the second position, thanks to the capture of a large specimen of blue marlin of 85.60 pounds, which earned him a compact car.

The boat Yes, what ?, captained by Ulysses Real Alamilla,  took third place, catching a white marlin 49.40 pounds on the first day; two tuna of 16.2 and 12 pounds, wahoo of 21.60 pounds and 12.40 pounds a barracuda on the second day of fishing.

The fourth through sixth places, which took an ATV prize each, were for boats Reel Twins, Captain Javier Zetina, with 2,490 points; Arsenal boat, Captain Jody Leslie, with 2,240 points; and the boat Come, Ezequiel Trejo, with 2,000 points in the overall score.

From the seventh to the fourteenth place they were given as a prize motorcycles, which were as follows: the vessel Black Marlin in seventh place, the Fishizzle boat in the eighth position; The ninth place went to the boat La Niña; while the boat Locky Lots, finished in tenth position. The eleventh place went to the boat Reel Entless; the twelfth position Sbeydy; while the thirteenth place went to Gringo boat; and rounding out the prizes, boat My Favorite Toy.

Stage right before weigh-in.

Stage right before weigh-in.

1st prize, a Ford truck.

1st prize, a Ford truck.

Other prizes.

Other prizes.

White marlin.

White marlin.

Marlin and Dorado.

Marlin and Dorado.

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Black tuna.

Black tuna.

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Nice crowd for weigh-in.

Nice crowd for weigh-in.

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This is my favorite fishing tournament here in Mahahual, and I go every year to the finals.  Last year a 481 blue marlin won the title, the biggest marlin ever caught here, I think.

Sciencist from Chetumal taking samples from some of the fish caught.

Scientist from Chetumal taking samples from some of the fish caught.

Taking DNA samples to monitor the fish population and the migration.

Taking DNA samples to monitor the fish population and the migration.

During the tournament I noticed some women in lab jackets cutting out some samples of the flesh of some of the fish caught during the tournament.  I was curious, so I went up asked the woman, and come to find out they were samples of the fish DNA to log and monitor the fish in the future, and keep track of the population.  They are out of the government wildlife offices in Chetumal.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

 

2 thoughts on “Governor’s Cup 2016 Mahahual Results

  1. Steve Heide says:

    Tournaments are good for everyone. Tournaments bring revenue to the host localities and notoriety. It is just too bad that this tournament is a “kill” tournament not catch and release.

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