Gabe and Rudy Bolivar win El Cap Anglers Marine tournament


Gabe Bolivar and his father Rudy won the Master’s Division of the Anglers Marine Owners Invitational tournament with a 5 bass limit totaling 25.8 pounds that included a 9.38 pounder. In total purse and option money, the Bolivars left El Capitan with $4,810 for topping the 37 team master’s field.

A couple pounds behind them with 23.15 pounds was local tournament stars Rusty Salewske and Todd Holverson. Their limit included a 6.91 pound bass. Their bounty totaled a cool $1,000. Third place fell to Marvin McBride and Mystyle Noy with a limit totaling 19 pounds even. 

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  • Fourth place went to John and Jonathan Demonet with 17.99 pounds. And rounding out the top 5 was the out-of-town team of Guy Williams and Jason Chang with a 17.84 pound limit. They also had a 7.63 pound kicker, the second biggest bass of the contest. 

    In total, Anglers Marine paid out $8,360 (100% of the entry fees with a 1:5 payout) to the master’s divsion anglers. 

    Anglers Marine paid out another $7,520 in the rookie division, which saw additional entries. Dan Baldwin and Mike Van Veghel won the rookie division with a 5 fish limit totaling 17.92 pounds to earn $1,800 in first place prize money. Kazu Koga and Ito Satoshi finished second with 17.36 pounds and also had the biggest bass of the division, a 6.33 pounder. They earned $1,420 for 2nd and the big bass option money.

    Anglers Marine’s third division, for seniors and family saw an additioanl 11 entries and paid out $1,760 in a 1:3 format. Henry Moody and John Santorufo took that division with a 5 fish limit totaling 13.66 pounds.

    In addition to the outstanding 100% payouts, Anglers Marine treats their competitors to a tri tip BBQ following the weigh-in, and aldo delivers hot dogs to the teams while they’re fishing on the lake. 

    The next Anglers Marine Owners Invitational tournament will be held on April 19th at Lake Castaic before returning to Diamond Valley on June 21st for the fourth and final tournament of the series. For more information on the series, see the official flyer here


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