2021 Pescadora Billfish Championship Results

You Only Live Once, You Might As Well Be A BADASS!

2020 Pescadora Billfish Championship Results

After a year like no other, the Pescadora Billfish Championship presented by Costa Sunglasses was back in full force! 104 female anglers on 26 teams released 471 billfish in this two-day competition crowning the world’s top female anglers and proving that women represent the largest emerging market in the fishing industry.

The bite was on at this year’s Pescadora Billfish Championship! An average of 18 billfish were caught per team, with the top teams bringing in more than 40 releases in just two days. These anglers were unstoppable with the first release just 4 minutes after lines in and a total of 20 releases within the first 15 minutes of day 1. By the end of the day every single boat had a release, with many women catching their first sailfish ever!

Team Agitator Babes fishing on the Agitator jumped out to a quick lead on Day 1 with 28 sailfish, and three blue marlin, one for each of the three anglers on the boat. Team Outage wasn’t far behind with their total of 30 sailfish releases, followed closely by Team Power to the V on the Vaquero. Our meat fish division also saw some huge numbers, with Team South Texas Hookers on Stress Reeliever I catching 12 tuna on their first day out. Teams are allowed to weigh two meat fish each day in the categories of Dorado and Tuna, and Stress Reeliever’s impressive top catch at 49.96 pound showed that they came to fight for the title! Team Zaguate led the Dorado division with a combined 43.92 points on top of their 9 sailfish releases.

Day 2 saw some new teams shine as the ladies of Team Dragin Fly caught an impressive 13 sailfish and one Dorado, and new team, Team Pura Vida had 3 sails and a blue marlin. In fact, the teams caught a total of 10 marlin on day two with some ladies catching two or more! But the top teams remained unstoppable, with all three holding on to their top spots and Team Vaquero just edging out Team Grand Slam on release time to keep their 3rd place spot. Team Residence of Life brought home a huge 53.88 pound Dorado thinking they couldn’t possibly be beat, but Team Zaguate edged them out by mere ounces with their 53.96 pound catch! The meat fish division was every bit as exciting and contentious as the billfish in the 2021 championship.

All the ladies fought hard for the coveted Pescadora Female Angler of the Year awards. This years IGFA Release division went to Maria Magalhaes who also won this honor in 2019. The Hook & Hand Division was presented to Kourtney Duffie! Congrats ladies on an incredible job!!

2021 was an incredibly special year for our partner charity as well, Residence of Life, a private children’s home housing 20 foster children as they wait to find their forever homes. The Pescadora and it’s participants raised $6,500 for their cause, our generous partners at Marina Pez Vela donated $3,500 and a matching donation from Erik Norrie whose wife and daughters were fishing with Residence of Life representative Erika Rodriguez on the Game Time added in another $10,000 making the combined donation an unprecedented $20,000. The ladies on the team all came in as rookies, and each left having caught their first sailfish!

Congrats to everyone who participated in this years event!! We can’t wait to see you in 2022!

You only live once, you might as well be a BADASS!!

1st Place – Team Agitator

2nd Place – Team Outage

3rd Place – Team Vaquero

4th Place – Team Grand Slam

FEMALE ANGLER OF THE YEAR

IGFA DIVISION

Maria Odila Magalhaes

FEMALE ANGLER OF THE YEAR

HOOK & HAND DIVISION

Kourtney Duffie

MOST TAGGED BILLFISH

Gray FishTag Research

Linda Reynolds

HEAVIEST DORADO – Team Zaguate

HEAVIEST TUNA –  Team Stress Reeliever 1

Tog Tagging Team – Team Vaquero
Join us on February 17th, for the 2022 Pescadora Billfish Championship!!!!!