The 2021 Tuna Shoot Out held at Hotel Palmas De Cortez on Saturday, October 23rd had all the excitement and last minute drama you hope for in a fishing tournament! The lead changed hands three times and with only minutes left before the scale closed, the last tuna arrived. That tuna was about 5 lbs. short of the leader but did take down the $1,000 and $2,000 jackpots worth over $27,000.
In the end, it was Team Malinche with anglers Francisco Silva, Huberto Meza, Venancio Rubio and Francisco Castro with their 51.6 lbs. Yellowfin Tuna that won the overall tournament plus the team took the $500 jackpot winning a grand total of $31,800 usd.
Second Place and the winners of the $300 jackpot went to team The Ween Machine. The team of Matthew Wiener and Matthew Schwartz won a 4 night stay with one day of fish at Hotel Palmas De Cortez and just over $7,000 usd. in cash.
Third place went to team Maria Victoria with their 47.8 lbs. yellowfin. The team of Israel Rios and Andres Rios won a 3 night stay at hotel Palmas De Cortez but no jackpot money.
4th place and the winner of the $1,000 and $2,000 jackpots went to team El Tio with their 45.7 lbs. yellowfin tuna. The team of Steve Davis, Francisco Javier Trasviña and Daniel Quirante took home $27,200 usd.
Heaviest Dorado went to last years champs anglers David Moore and Joey Yonan with their 17.6 lbs. dorado.
We would like to thank all 52 teams and and their crews for participating in this year’s tournament and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
And a special thanks to all our sponsors whom without these tournaments would not be possible. Costa Sunglasses, Chum Buddy, Solar Fortun Wine, P-Line fishing line, Magna Cool Coolers, Eat Me Lures, Bubba Knives, Furuno Electronics, Vagabudos Del Mar and Van Wormer Resorts.