Tres Pescados Slam Tournament 2014 Results

PRESS RELEASE July 29, 2014

By Wil Flack 

Tournament Organizer

2014 TRES PESCADOS SLAM TOURNAMENT WRAP-UP

The 6th Annual Tres Pescados Slam Tournament was a huge success thanks to all the anglers and sponsors that participated in Belize's largest ever fly-fishing tournament. Hats off to Team Yellow Dog Flyfishing for not only slamming on the first day but holding their ground on day 2 & 3 to bring home first place and the coveted slam trophy.

Day one saw beautiful weather and wind from the East as teams rallied early to make the most of the conditions. All three species were caught the first day, with Team YELLOW DOG capturing the first slam of the contest and gaining those valuable bonus points. A three way tie for second and two teams tied for third place was sure to make day two interesting.

The second morning brought similar weather conditions and teams pushed early on to catch the all important slam. Both permit and tarpon saw the scoreboard as well as numerous bonefish. Team AM FILMS closed the gap on leaders YELLOW DOG with three permit landed and needed only the tarpon on the final day to make things interesting.

Final morning brought some early rain showers and cloudy skies making the fishing difficult and frustrating. Leader board at the top had YELLOW DOG in the lead, trailed closely by AM FILMS in second and TARPON MANIACS rounding out the top three. Tide played a huge factor during the final day as water was held off the flats by the north wind. In the end Team YD prevailed and was crowned the 2014 Grand Champions.

Huge thanks to everyone involved in making this an historic event. Come join us next year for the 2015 Tres Pescados Slam Tournament August 6 - 8th in beautiful San Pedro, Belize.

 

Tournament Results 2014

  • 1st - Yellowdog Flyfishing - Shaun Lawson & Doug McKnight - 1,650 pts - $2,500US 
  • 2nd - AM Films - Adam Marton - 1,275 pts - $1,500US
  • 3rd - Tarpon Maniacs - Raul Casaneda & Alejandro Vega - 1,125 pts - $1,000US
  • 4th - Peninsula Fly & Big E - 600 pts
  • 5th - Belizefly Gyalz - 525 pts
  • 6th - Drunken Wranglers - 500
  • 7th - Anglers Abroad & Superfly - 450 pts
  • 8th - Freestone, BZ Young Gunz & La Familia - 375 pts
  • 9th - El Diablo - 350 pts
  • 10th - Idaho Boyz & Tangelo - 300 pts

Top 3 teams took home hand carved pendants made by Capt Robby along with 1st & 2nd place receiving two tickets each from Tropic Air. Each of their guides were awarded with a brand new pair of Costa Sunglasses.

  • Top Female Angler - Courtney Marie Martin - Team Belizefly Gyalz
  • Top Junior Angler - Daniel Smith - BZ Young Guns
  • New Angler Award - Michael Guerrero - BZ Young Guns

The top female, top junior and new angler were all awarded with a brand new Hatch Reel, Scott Fly Rod (new Tidal Series) and pendants hand carved by Capt Robby.


 

 

Montana Fly Goods Hosted Trip San Pedro, Belize 2014

This crew was amazing and we were very happy to help them host their trip to Belize in pursuit of the famous three - bonefish, tarpon and permit. It's always nice when you meet folks that share the same passion and enthusiasm for flyfishing. Our new friends Garry & Joan Stocker brought a group down to experience the fishing we offer here in San Pedro on Ambergris Caye in Belize. Accompanied by good clients and friends Bill, Tom, Nick and Chelsea.

It's TOURNAMENT TIME

This years Tres Pescados Slam Tournament is going to be bigger and better than ever. This is now the largest fly-fishing tournament in Belize's history!! Huge sponsors on board, talented anglers and excellent prizes are all in order for 2014. 

PRESS RELEASE – June 25th, 2014 

 

Subject: Tres Pescados Slam Tournament 2014 

July 24-26th 

San Pedro Town, Belize 

 

 6th Annual Tres Pescados Slam Tournament                                

presented by Simms Fishing Products & Belize Tourism Board 

 

 

 The 6th Annual Tres Pescados Slam Tournament is set for July 24-26 at the Holiday Hotel in beautiful San Pedro, Belize. Twenty-one professional teams will converge on San Pedro for the regions premier fly-fishing event. The Tres Pescados Slam will be a three-day catch and release fly-fishing tournament for the grand slam species bonefish, permit and tarpon. Once again all tournament proceeds will be donated to benefit the sport fisheries of Belize. 

 

Tournament rules will be posted on the web page and social media in the coming weeks. Good luck to all our participants! 

 

 “This year we are pleased to present the 6TH ANNUAL TRES PESCADOS SLAM TOURNAMENT. We are honored that this event will mark the largest ever fly-fishing tournament in Belize’s history. Many thanks to our sponsors, teams and friends for continuing to support sustainable sport fishing in Belize.”

 

Wil Flack - Organizer

Tres Pescados Slam Tournament 

http://www.belizefly.com/tpst-tournament/ 

Email: contactus@belizefly.com  

Phone: +011-501-226-3474

 

This event is a 100% non-profit, volunteer tournament with all proceeds paid out or donated. 

 

2014 Professional Teams:

  1. Idaho Boyz - Mike Mitchell & Mark Watson
  2. Big E - Eric Wasserman
  3. El Diablo - Mark Hyduk & Bart Horner
  4. BZ Young GUNS - Daniel Smith & Micheal Guerrero
  5. Fin Addicts - Dean McNaught & Kevin Gallant
  6. AM Films - Adam Marton
  7. Belizean Heat - Mark Mattox & Jeff Spiegel
  8. Yellow Dog - Doug McKnight & Shawn Lawson
  9. Belizefly Gyalz - Lacey Kelly & Courtney Smith
  10. Freestone - Cale Vanvelkinberg & Greg Bricker
  11. Anglers Abroad - Kyle Requena & Travis Then
  12. Florida Outdoor EX - Gray Drummond & Danny Sheldon
  13. SuperFly - Hackney & Jenn Parker
  14. Drunken Wranglers - John Bonds & Mark Carlile
  15. La Familia - Gordy Marin & Christian Marin
  16. Amigos - Luke Williams & Croft Upchurch
  17. Tangelo - David Hoyt & Bo Sims
  18. Agri Punica - Sebastiano Rosa
  19. Peninsula Fly Club - Marco Ruz & Nassim Joaquin
  20. Bush Remedy - Justin Parrish & Stuart Dole
  21. Tarpon Maniacs - Raul Castaneda & Alejandro Vega

 

SPONSORS: Simms Fishing Products, Belize Tourism Board, Coastal Zone Management Authority, Victoria House, Tangelo, Marelco, Costa del Mar, Tropic Air, Tres Pescados Fly Shop, Scott Fly Rods, El Pescador, Holiday Hotel, HATCH Outdoors, Yellow Dog and Anglers Abroad.

 

 

2014 TRES PESCADOS SLAM TOURNAMENT ITINERARY:

 

Holiday Hotel Beachfront

San Pedro Town, Belize

 

Wednesday, July 23rd - Captains Dinner @ Holiday Hotel & Caprice Bar *Teams only*

  • 6:00pm Cocktails    
  •  7pm Dinner

Thursday, July 24th – Day One    5:00am Coffee, OJ & Johnny Cakes

  • 5:30am Start Time
  • 2pm Lines out
  • 2-3pm Check In

Friday, July 25th – Day Two    5:00am Coffee, OJ & Johnny Cakes

  • 5:30am Start Time
  • 2pm Lines out
  • 2-3pm Check In

                    4:00-8:00pm PIG ROAST presented by HEINIKIN

Saturday, July 26th – Final Day    5:00am Coffee, OJ & Johnny Cakes

  • 5:30am Start Time
  • 2pm Lines out
  • 2-3pm Check In

                    7pm – Late  6th Annual TPST Awards Banquet 

 

Permit fishing has been smokin' HOT!!!

Jason from Montana had a huge week with us, landing four permit on the fly. 

Jason from Montana had a huge week with us, landing four permit on the fly. 

We love when the bite is on and our clients drags are screaming. We've been in pursuit of permit the last couple of weeks with our guides and they've been producing well. See what our client Adam had to say about his day chasing the black tailed devil! 


Wil,

Albert is a legend.  He's a terrific guide in terms of technicals…patience, teaching, pushing when needed, and keeping the chatter going…but what really made the day exceptional was his unbridled enthusiasm.  His passion and excitement for fishing, for my success and learning, and for the waters we drifted together was infectious and inspiring…which makes everyone a better angler.

I love being waist deep in late fall shooting for rainbows and browns in my streams back home, this experience in salt water (my first) was epic…akin to boating my first Musky.

Thanks for running such a tight operation, thanks to Lacey for getting me on the calendar, and best of luck for the rest of this season.  When I'm back…I'll be calling…with one cooler full of Beli's and another full of Jeff specials.

Adam Christian

March was filled with permit for everyone, including the Deaton family who landed several with us.

Windy days pay off with big fish!