The first leg of the Los Suenos Signature Triple Crown is now in the books. Congratulations to Capt John Bayliss and his crew of the Tar Heel for taking first place with an incredible 109 Sailfish releases in the 3 day event. Following closely behind was Capt Scotty Jones and the crew of the Wire We Here scoring 93 sailfish releases and 2 marlin releases. In 3rd place was the globetrotting crew of the Trophy Box scoring an impressive 97 sailfish releases along with a marlin release. Rounding out the top 5 were Capt Bob Burnside on his Pescadora and Capt BC Angel on the Sea Angel.
The who’s who list of crews and anglers almost surpassed the world record number of releases set last year, falling short by only a handful of fish. The final tally for the fleet of 39 boats was an astounding 2120 sailfish releases along with 24 marlin releases. The daily points winner on the final day was Capt Jay Weaver and his crew of the Chasin Tail with 36 sails. They edged out John LaGrone’s crew on the Xta sea who tallied up 31 sailfish releases.
Capt Bob Burnside’s crew of the Pescadora took the first day’s daily release prize releasing 37 sailfish. Capt Bob said the sails were firing in on the Squidnation Squid Dredge all three days and played a huge part in their success in this tournament filled world class anglers and crews. The 2nd day daily and high single day total for the entire tournament went to Capt Bayliss on the Tar Heel with an incredible 47 sailfish releases.
The 2nd leg of the Triple Crown is in late February and promises to be as exciting as the first. It would be an amazing feat to duplicate or exceed the fishing but this is the land …..or ocean as the case may be, where miracles seem to happen all the time. Until then – keep checking back for updates or go fishing and send us a report that we can post on our blog.