Pending World Record Dorado
IGFA 80 Pound Line Class World Record Dorado
Caught on July 31, 2001 in Cabo San Lucas Mexico
See Article Below
BY JIM DILLON
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A LOT OF BULL
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Two World Class Records Pending
Name of Boat: "El Budster"
|CABO SAN LUCAS ( JULY 31 ) I have
fished the waters of Mexico for over thirty
years. Throughout this time, I have caught,
released and lost hundreds of fish. Fishing down in Cabo San Lucas is always very special. That is one of the reasons that I
return each month for a few days of fishing.
One thing about fishing in Cabo. You
NEVER know what you might have on the
other end of your line. When that reel
On this particular morning I was fishing on
my boat ( El Budster) with my partner
Captain Salvador and the first
mate Chuey. We started trolling about
7:00 AM. The sky was sunny with a few
It was going to be a short day as I was heading back to San Diego on an Alaska afternoon flight. Little did I know. How short my fishing day was going to be.
At 8:15 our trolling poll in the left corner
started to howl like a Midwestern tornado.
The sound that every saltwater fisherman
I grabbed the poll and fought the giant fish standing up for the first ten minutes. At that time I decided that it was time to sit in one of the fighting chairs. I have caught a lot of big fish over the years. But this one for some reason felt different.
At first I yelled to Salvador "it's a big
Striped Marlin." But then it jumped for the first
time about one hundred and fifty yards out. I
As I fought this monster fish Salvador
maneuvered the boat moving forward and
around to the left. This was a smart fish
After the second jump Salvador and
Chuey both yelled out together Dorado,
Dorado, Dorado. Yes, it was a BIG Dorado.
As I reeled the fish within thirty feet of the
El Budster. I was overwhelmed by the size
of this monster fish. I had never seen a
The first mate Chuey positioned himself with
the gaff. Chuey is not a big man standing about
5'' 7" and weighting about 110 lb. The fish
looked bigger than Chuey. By this time after
about 30 minutes I was on my feet again. I
was backing up as Chuey grapped the leader
to get the fisher closer to the boat. Salvador
On his first attempt Chuey was successful
in gaffing the Dorado. As soon as the fished
was gaffed Salvador was next to Chuey's
After a few minutes which seemed like an
hour the massive Bull Dorado was brought
on board. What a magnificent fish. The
Upon our return to the Cabo Marine a small crowd had gathered. The word was spreading, "grande Dorado, grande Dorado." Salvador and Chuey carried the big Bull to the scale for the all important weighting and measuring. As the Weighmaster put it on the scale, a hush game over the gathered crowd. Cuantos kilos tiene? Cuantos kilos tiene?
After a few minutes the Weighmaster called
down 90lbs. 90 lb. The people at the dock
started to smile and clap their hands . Salvador's
wife Adela and their three children were on hand.
We had our photograph taken with the fish and
stayed around to answer questions for the locals
and the tourists. Others had their picture taken
with the big Bull Dorado. The atmosphere was a
I did not know until about three hours later that
this magnificent Bull Dorado might qualify for two
world records. One for the largest Dorado on
IGFA all-tackle and the other for the largest
Adios mi amigos.
TO CALL SALVADOR
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