Leslies win 1st place in Wahoo de Plata Fishing Tourney

Posted By: Marty

Leslies win 1st place in Wahoo de Plata Fishing Tourney - 12/09/16 01:29 PM

Father and son Martin and Jody Leslie competed in the Fifth Edition of the “Wahoo de Plata” International Fishing Tournament in Mahahual, Quintana Roo, Mexico. From Friday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 4th, the Leslies represented San Pedro on their boat ‘Arsenal’, competing against 12 other boats from different municipalities across Quintana Roo and Belize.

With a passion for sport fishing and competion, the dynamic duo reeled in two prizes overall. They brought in the heaviest wahoo at 46.52 pounds, claiming first place. Second and third place went to Luis Contreras Castillo. The Leslies also took third place for the total accumulated pounds of wahoo.

According to Captain Jody Leslie, the win was not without its challenges. “At first we were discouraged because our fishing was halted on Saturday. Our friend’s engine shut down and after attempting to find the problem, we spent three hours towing them back to Mahahual. Despite not being able to catch wahoo that day, no one beat the wahoo we caught the previous day. My dad and I never gave up, and I’m very happy about the win,” said Leslie.

Click here to read the rest of the article and see more photos in the San Pedro Sun

Posted By: Judyann H.

Re: Leslies win 1st place in Wahoo de Plata Fishing Tourney - 12/10/16 07:49 AM

Woooo Hoooo....Congratulations! I know you two and the whole Leslie family compete in this event every year for as long as I can remember.....Great to hear them taking home the big prizes, especially after taking the time to help their friend in need....(good Karma) .....And for those of you who do not know Jody & Martin in person these are good sized men, therefore those fish are monstrous.......
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