A fishing team at the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

This year’s Los Cabos Billfish Tournament faced an unpredictable slow moving weather system that developed into hurricane Pamela eventually causing both ports to be closed on two of the scheduled fishing days.  The tournament became a one day shootout with all prize categories up for grabs.

Team Sneak Attack, a 65’ American Custom led by owner Shawn Guttersen out of Napa, California with Captain Vicente Bojorquez, mates Chris Choy and Jesus Alberto Capri with teammates Arthur Guttersen, William Parker, Kama de Silva and angler Steven Perry made their good fortune besting a 554-pound black marlin, the largest of the tournament. Team Sneak Attack was all-in earning First Place Team honors, Largest Marlin Jackpots and Daily Largest Marlin Jackpots winning a total of $498,140 and invitation to the Costa Offshore World Championship.

Team Karma, a 54’ Scully out of West Linn, Oregon with Captain Ramon Agundez and teammates Bill Rosengarten, Ray Gannon, Luis Vela, Jeremiah Sullivan, and Butch Gunnels were on the bite releasing two blacks and one stripe earning Second Place Team, Daily Billfish Release Jackpot and First Place Overall Release Points Jackpot winning $106,875.

Team El Suertudo, an 80’ Weaver out of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with Captain Greg DiStefano mates Rene Moreno and Alfonso Ortega, anglers Bruce McDonald, Guy Yocom, Gary Mason, Jeff Richardson, Oswaldo Ortega, and Bran Javier Garcia scored two blue marlin releases earning Third Place Team and Second Place Overall Release Points Jackpot winning $47,735.

Team Hooray, an 80’ Viking led by owner Eric Dunn from Kingsman Kansas, Captain Pancho Bojorquez and mate Rene Moreno were the only other team to boat a marlin. The black marlin caught by Dunn weighing in at 343-pounds winning the Second Place Largest Marlin Jackpots taking home a nice check for $99,360.

Other teams making the stage and taking home some cash and prizes included:

Bill Collector II with Captain Gilbert Castro – Wahoo Jackpot with a 38.90-pound wahoo caught by Scott Kindseth Wins $20,700
 
El Torito with Captain Antonio Romero: Dorado Jackpot Winner with a 37.50-pound Dorado caught by Frank Cappoccia Wins – $20,700
 
Bill Collector with Captain Juan Carlos: Tuna Jackpot Winner with a 28-pound tuna caught by Mitch Maggetti $20,700

Game Plan with Captain John Brennan: Third Place Overall Release Points Jackpot with 350-points from 1 blue and 2 stripes:  $12,240
 
It was a difficult year due to hurricane Pamela but Cabo came through with the 55 teams taking advantage of a dual start, catching 34 billfish including 13 blues, 12 Stripes, 4 black marlin and 5 sailfish. Two very nice marlin were boated including the 554-pound black marlin on team Sneak Attack and the 334-pound black marlin on team Hooray. Every entered prize category in the tournament was won and featured two Captains that happen to be the Bojorquez brothers battling it out at the scales. The tournament awarded $826,450 in cash plus prizes.

Bonnier Corporation

August 18, 2021 — WINTER PARK, FL Bonnier Corp. has sold its Seramount division to EAB, a leading provider of education research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions. Seramount is one of the largest and most comprehensive providers of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) services today, partnering with more than 450 of the world’s biggest and most well-known corporate brands, including half of the Fortune 100. Subha V. Barry will continue to lead the Seramount team as its president.

“Seramount is one of the most successful organic transformations in American publishing. Bonnier Corp. has pivoted Working Mother magazine into what it is today: the nation’s leading DE&I platform guiding corporate America along the path towards equality,” said Bonnier Corp. Executive Chairman Dr. Jens Mueffelmann. “EAB is a highly respected and mission-driven organization where Seramount will thrive further.”

“I look forward to working with Seramount’s leadership to make schools, colleges, and workplaces more inclusive,” said EAB Chief Executive Officer David Felsenthal. “EAB and Seramount both have long histories of sharing insights and solutions that spur action and change. Our combined experience, deep relationships with corporate and education leaders, and complementary expertise and connections will expand our ability to work with our partners to drive societal change.”

EAB has more than 40 years of history in best practice research, including a growing library of research on educational equity and several initiatives that advance DE&I in education and beyond. The company’s Moon Shot for Equity, for example, brings regional cohorts of two-and-four-year schools together to achieve the shared goal of eliminating equity gaps in higher education graduation rates by 2030.

About Seramount

Seramount is a strategic professional services firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. Over four decades, partnering with some of the most iconic companies in the world, we have built a deep data-driven understanding of the employee experience which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Our comprehensive DE&I toolkit includes actionable research and insights, membership, strategic guidance and consulting, and inspiring events, meeting each client’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guiding them along an ever-changing landscape. Seramount has empowered over 450 organizations to realize the benefits of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Learn more at seramount.com.

July 1, 2021 (Winter Park, FL)—Adding to the Bonnier Fish Group’s growing list of special issues that includes the Fishing Boat Buyer’s Guide and Marine Electronics & TechnologySport Fishing has published the Skinny Water 60, a deep dive into our favorite things in the world of shallow water fishing.

Shallow water content is among the most popular topics on Sport Fishing’s website, which draws approximately 300,000 readers every month. Based on readership and engagement data, the editorial and sales teams developed the special issue to target this fast-growing category, which was driven in large part by the influx of new boaters and anglers in 2020.

The 100-page issue features 60 unique entries that range from small (artificial lures that work anywhere) to medium (the best 8-weight fly rods) to large (the top five bonefishing destinations on earth), curated by a team of contributors that includes guides, captains, fishing lodge owners, photographers, outdoor journalists, influencers, and the editors of Sport Fishing and Salt Water Sportsman. Creative director Dave Weaver built the design around high-impact photography, illustrations, and custom hand-painted fonts, creating a look that is totally unique in the Bonnier print portfolio.

The issue is complimented by a new content hub –  https://www.sportfishingmag.com/inshore-fishing/ – which is a collection of Sport Fishing’s most popular shallow water content, as well as deeper, expanded versions of stories that appear in the Skinny Water 60.

“The dynamic, surprising look and tone of the Skinny Water 60 reflects the fun we had producing it,” says Shawn Bean, executive vice president of creative. “The response from readers and clients has been very encouraging, and we hope to expand this issue and initiative in 2022.”

Guy Harvey book

May 19, 2021 (Winter Park, FL)—Angler, diver, photographer, marine scientist, conservationist and artist Guy Harvey has published his highly anticipated new book, Guy Harvey’s Underwater World, a personal account of his many adventures over the past two decades. The 340-page tome was a partnership between Harvey and Bonnier Corp., which served as the custom publishing house for the book’s production. 

In Guy Harvey’s Underwater World, Harvey shares his signature artwork, knock-out photographs, and fascinating stories of his time on and in the waters of the world. From Alaska to Australia to the Galapagos and beyond, Harvey takes us along on the international fishing experiences of a lifetime. The strikingly beautiful, large-format book showcases Guy Harvey’s around-the-world fishing and diving adventures. Drawing from his handwritten journals, deep well of photography and signature artwork, Harvey weaves together fascinating stories, scientific discoveries and insights into the behavior of dozens of gamefish species to give us an up-close picture of his time on and in the water. Chapters highlight expeditions to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Belize, Cuba, the Caymans, Bermuda, the Yucatan and Mexico, Canada, Alaska, Costa Rica, Australia and the Galapagos. The book also reveals that Harvey’s contributions to conservation and scientific research are as recognized as his accomplishments in sport and art. Harvey has lived the life anglers dream of, and this is the book that documents that dream.

Guy Harvey’s Underwater World is published by Stackpole Books, and is available at www.guyharvey.com

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