One of San Carlos’ many popular fishing tournaments, the 24th Annual Ladies International Fishing Tournament takes place on May 25-27, 2018 (Memorial weekend).
Info from 2017 … stay tuned for 2018:
Registration is on Friday, May 25 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Club Deportivo.
Fishing Days are on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.
Awards Dinner: May 27, 5:30pm
For more information, contact Kathy Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 622-120-7869 or Dolores Ruppel at Doloresr00@gmail.com or call 622-227-0343.
Sponsor: Club Deportivo de San Carlos
Entry Fee: $60.00 USD which includes awards dinner and gift
Basic Rules: Mexican law requires fishing licenses. This is a lure – only event-no live or dead bait permitted. Billfish are catch and release only.
Ladies International Fishing Tournament Results: 2016 to 2010
2016 LIFT Final Results
18 boats with 35 anglers caught 25 billfish (marlin & sailfish). The winners were:
1. Judy Earl with 1200 points (pictured right)
2. Morgan King with 750 points
3. Carolina Kreshner with 750 points
4. Eleanor North with 750 points
5. Jamie Schwarz with 600 points
The Kryptonite, owned by Wade Earl, was the boat with the most points in the tournament.
2015 LIFT Results
Reel Mistress either used their good network of connections again or went off some good intuition to get their lady angler 10 sails and a marlin on lures on Sunday in the LIFT (LIFT winner, Tamra Williamson from Reel Mistress pictured). This is by far a record for the tournament, even for both days. A few boats had two releases on Day One. I am sure they were biting nails hearing Reel Mistress calling in fish after fish on Sunday.
There are whales and dolphin all over. Enjoy the ‘cool’ air while it lasts, and take a dip in the clear blue 80 degree water after that big battle!
2013 LIFT Results
Things are heating up in San Carlos, but we are keeping our cool. It was a beautiful day on the water today without the crowds. I was able to fish my way again, with bait, and it was ON! Six sails, a marlin, and a dorado were caught for dinner. Just a few of us were on the boat, so we had our fun when a pack of over six sailfish was attacking all of our eight lines. We had others on that got off, but we still caught plenty. The fish were jumping all over and only a few miles out. All we needed was something to eat in the end, and before I had to bring out the deep divers for Sierra, we got a nice dorado. That will hopefully replenish them from all the billfish battles. There’s nothing like catching your first billfish, and then three more.
There is beautiful blue water pushing in almost to shore out there. The temperatures are between 77 – 81 degrees. There are lots of dolphin, and we spotted some whales at times, and turtles, mantas, and a variety of sharks – some 10 – 11 feet. The small dorado are almost a nuisance at times. The big ones still sound a ways off, but they will come. There are lots of marlin in close, and today it sounded like the billfish were showing on the Reef too. Outside the reef and farther out, and especially around large weed patches, there were good numbers of dorado.
Some dorado weighing up to 23 pounds were caught in the Ladies International Fishing Tournament Memorial Day weekend. I believe around eight fish made the 15 pound ‘weighable’ status. I’m sure that several hundred small ones were caught, with most of them released. I sure enjoy tasting that great mahi mahi again though! There were no wahoo, but a couple of super small ‘football’ tuna were caught. Fifty-seven anglers fished from 27 boats for the two-day tournament. Vi Traynor on Costa Lotta with Captain Mike took First Place with three sailfish releases and a weighable dorado. Close behind was Susan Frost on Border Bandit with a marlin and two sails, and Third Place went to Dana Cryer on Reel Loco with two sail releases. The fish were biting, but often not sticking, as Team Kryptonite must have gone 0 for 24 on Sunday. We had a long tournament too on Telamon until our lady angler Tammi Goldring got her first marlin before the end of the last day. They sure can put up a fight. It was great to get out with the ladies for this lure’s only tournament, but bait fishing with circle hooks is the way to go. There are healthy releases on light tackle.
2010 LIFT fishing tournament Results
1.- Debbie Martin … 32.6
2.- Danni Earl … 19.2
1.- Linda Swanson … 69.6
2.- Susan Pyros …31.2
Boat – most points:
1.- Kryptonite … 419.2
2.- Alaska Bill … 400.0
3.- Captain Hook … 300.0
Anglers – most points:
1.- Jackie Carpenter … Two C’s … 500 points.
2.- Danni Earl … Kryptonite … 419.2 points.
3.- Vi West … Costa Lotta … 400 points.
4.- Pat Walsh … Alaska Bill … 400 points.
5.- Linda Pringle … Flying Low … 400 points.