Jan 052018

Building on last years highly enjoyable Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament, we are pleased to bring you the 2018 Tournament.

Info from 2017 … 2018 coming soon:

This is an event where a lone angler could enter and for no more than the entry fee walk off with several thousand dollars prize money.

This year sees the return of the Daily Angler Awards that were so popular last year, along with both Fun Fish Jackpots categories and regular Jackpots.

You can win $2000 US!

The entry fee is $150 USD per angler (there’s no boat fees).

The entry fee gives each angler a chance to win INDIVIDUALLY the top daily prizes at no extra cost (win all 4 and take home $2000).

The entry fee entitles each angler to a souvenir fishing t-shirt, tickets for the awards dinner and the following daily prizes:
* Each day, $500 is awarded to the first billfish hook-up / release.
* Each day, $500 is awarded to the largest dorado, yellowfin tuna, or wahoo (minimum of 12 lbs).

Other buy-in jackpots are available.


Anglers who pre-register can have their boat name on the sleeves of the special fishing long sleeve T shirt. Pre-register here.

Register for the 2017 Yacht Club / Rescate Fishing Tournament:

Register Friday, June 2 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the San Carlos Yacht Club.

Included Angler Awards (included in entry fee):

  • $500 daily award to angler with largest: Dorado, Yellow Fin Tuna or Wahoo (with 12lb minimum weight)
  • $500 daily award to angler for First Billfish of the day

Come fish the magic waters of San Carlos.

Rescate / Yacht Club Fishing Tournament Results

2017 winner: Reel Mistress

2017 Tournament Results:

73 anglers on 21 boats competed in the 2017 San Carlos Yacht Club Rescate Fishing Tournament. 178 billfish were released. Reel Mistress won, and Kryptonite and El Patron came in 2nd. Here are the complete results:

Junior Division – under 13
#1 – Robert King Junior – 450 points fishing on Reel Office
#2 – Dakota Van Weelden – 300 point fishing on Edventure

Overall Results:
1st place Reel Mistress – 3750 points
2nd place Kryptonite – 3450 points
2nd Place El Patron – 3450 points.

First Sailfish Release each day award:
Saturday – Wade Earl – Kryptonite
Sunday – Doug King – Chaca Chaca

San Carlos Yacht Club Member Award: Wade Earl on Kryptonite

Funfish Angler Awards daily:
Saturday Tamara Williamson – Dorado 14.4lbs, fishing on Predator
Sunday no qualifying fish.

San Carlos Yacht Club Member Award:
Wade Earl – Kryptonite

Top Captains:
1. German Estrada – Reel Mistress
2. Roberto Amador – Kryptonite
2. Jilbento Iachica – El Patron

2016 Tournament Results:

19 boats competed in the 2016 San Carlos Yacht Club Rescate Fishing Tournament.

Telamon won (congratulations Bryan Replogle), Predator came in 2nd and Kryptonite in 3rd.

Telamon pulled off a close victory by a few fish over Predator with 25 releases.

Most boats had pretty good fishing, with a few dorado to eat. Some 20 – 25 pound dorado were caught, with some losing a couple at 30 pounds.

2015 Tournament Results:

2015 Yacht Club Rescate Fishing Tournament ResultsWith temperatures in the low 90’s and flat seas to start, the two day fishing tournament was a resounding success.

Boats came from Navojoa and Hermosillo in Sonora and as far away as California and Colorado, with many “local” fishers from Arizona taking part in addition to local San Carlos boats, some of whom were first-time entrants.

Overall winner was “Reel Mistress” with a total of 21 Billfish released for the two days.
Overall second was “Telamon” with a total of 12 Billfish released for the two days.
Overall third was local boat “Kryptonite” with a total of 9 Billfish released.

1st: Pay It Forward; 2nd: No Limit; 3rd: Cortezano for $300 jackpot Billfish division.

There were 55 anglers competing for a variety of prizes in particular, the first released Billfish each day was worth $500 US to the lucky angler. Ironically, the same person managed to win both days! – Ken Diaz, on Telamon – Congratulations!

The largest fish in the “fun fish” category was awarded to Mike Wusterbarth on Margarita IV for Saturday’s award, and to Pedro Almada on the boat Tres Mitades from Navojoa for Sunday’s award.

Other winners were Margarita IV – Dorado division.

Top Captains were:
1st: Herman Estrada
2nd: Jesse Hernandez
3rd: Roberto Amador

After a high spirited awards ceremony, many boats donated extra money to Rescate, thereby helping even more towards the various life-saving endeavors of our local service.

2013 Tournament Results
team predator winnersOfficial Results:
Winning Team – Predator (pictured right)
Second Team – Kryptonite
Third Team – Telamon

1st – Predator Captain, Morgan North
2nd – Kryptonite Captain, Roberto Amador
3rd – Telamon Captain, Jesse Hernandez

Largest Dorado – Pilo Quintana on Lucky Ducks

Saturday – 182 Released billfish
Sunday – 98 Released billfish
Click to see more photos

2010 Tournament Results
102 anglers in 27 boats competed in this year’s Rescate / Yacht Club Fishing Tournament.

The final results were:

Lucky Ducks: owner Steve Fusco with 4 anglers and boat captain Rafael Fimbres with 469.6 points.
DiBecca: owner Dave Butrum with 3 anglers and boat captain Sunny with 300 points.
Kryptonite: owner Wade Earl with 4 anglers and boat captain Juan Gastenau with 300 points.