Marlin Tournament Los Suenos


The 3rd Annual Los Sueños Marlin Invitational took place December 1‐4, 2010 and wrapped up on Saturday, December 4th with a delicious meal and awards celebration at El Galeon Restaurant in Los Sueños Resort and Marina. Everyone following the tournament action over the three days of fishing agreed that the marlin bite was off the charts, with 77 of the 111 billfish caught by the 43 anglers fishing on 12 boats being marlin. It has been said around the docks that the boats saw at least 3 times that number!


Looking out on the horizon the morning of Day 1 was a bit foreboding, but the weather turned around before noon and the bite shot off. By the end of the day 33 billfish had been released, 24 of which were marlin and 9 sails. Big Oh headed the leader board with 4 marlin and 1 sail, followed by Uno Mas who released 4 marlin, and Miss Behavin trailed in third place with 3 marlin and 1 sail.


By the end of Day 2 Sea Angel had taken a substantial lead, scoring 5,200 points that day alone after releasing 5 marlin and 2 sails. However, the win was still up for grabs as Big Oh finished just 1,100 points behind in the two‐day combined standings after releasing 3 marlin for the day. It was only 1 marlin and 1 sailfish separating these two going into Day 3.


The Big Oh and Sea Angel were in the zone throughout the tournament, but even more so on the last day of competition. They kept going back and forth in the standings, The Big Oh in first for an hour, then Sea Angel, and so on. Sea Angel caught their last marlin at 2:27 pm, exactly 1 hour ‐ to the minute ‐before Big Oh caught their last marlin to take the win. Big Oh ended up releasing a three‐day total of 11 marlin and 5 sails, totaling 11,500 points. Sea Angel came in a close second with 10,600 points after releasing 10 marlin and 6 sails. Family and Friends took third with 7 marlin and 3 sailfish releases for a total of 7,300 points.


Nearly 120 people gathered at El Galeon Restaurant Saturday evening to celebrate the remarkable accomplishment of the winning teams and see them receive a combined cash total of $80,000.
Entries for the 2011 tournament series (January 26‐29 and March 2‐5) are being accepted via the official series website, For further information, please contact Ashley Bretecher, Tournament Director, toll‐free 1‐866‐865‐9759, Direct: 011.506.2630.4005 or e‐mail Information on Los Sueños Resort and Marina is available online at

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