Rare Whales Spotted While Team Pelagic was Sportfishing in Cabo San Lucas on the Chupacabra

It’s not always about the fishing… wait who am I kidding, IT IS always about the fishing, though the underwater world is absolutely fascinating. There is still much to be discovered and understood about the on-goings of the deep sea. It is this mystery that keeps man on his toes, continuously diving deeper in hopes of new discovery.

Occasionally, while trolling the Sea of Cortez, quoted to be the “Aquarium Of The World” by famous explorer Jaques Cousteau, we come upon rare creatures of the deep. Due to the constant evolution and access to new technology man is able to capture moments in time, that at one time in history were purely word of mouth myth.

Here we are, with Team Pelagic Gear on board, trolling along, patiently waiting for “The Big One” to hop on the line, when we notice an odd group of marine mammals on the surface. Due to the fact that it was nowhere near the time of year to see whales in the area, we curiously and cautiously moved closer. Luckily, Team Pelagic only travels with the most modern filming equipment, as you can see from their many fantastic videos. They pulled out their drone and were able to get a non-intrusive closer look that the rare creatures we saw before us. You can see the full footage in the video below.


With further research, we believe we were able to identify the creatures as Beaked Whales.  Beaked whales are one of the least known groups of mammals because of their deep-sea habitat, mysterious habits, and apparent low abundance. Among air-breathing animals, beaked whales are some of the most extreme divers, with some species regularly diving for an hour at a depth over 3,300 ft.  The longest and deepest foraging dive recorded is 137.5 minutes at 9,816 ft. This is the greatest dive-depth known for any mammal. Beaked whales are moderate in size, ranging from 13 to 43 ft and weighing from 1 to 15 tonnes. Their key distinguishing feature is the presence of a ‘beak’, somewhat similar to many dolphins.

The film below shows the pod of 13+ whales hanging out one the surface of the sea. We did catch some great fish that same trip off the shores of Los Cabo’s, yet this amazing and rare spectacle was a site to be seen. You just never know what you are going to come upon when fishing these intriguing waters. To book your own once in a lifetime experience aboard the Chupacabra contact Captain Clay Hensley by email:chupacabrasportfishing@gmail.com or by telephone 1.954.401.8133 (US) or 624.108.4506 (MX). We look forward to having you on board.

Spring Break In Cabo San Lucas

With it being that time of year, Spring Break 2017 is upon us. The Cabo San Lucas streets are filled with half clothed kids looking to forget their school filled days back home and be liberated in the easy going Mexico lifestyle of margaritas and cervasas on the beach. For a taste of Spring Break in Cabo check out the link below.

Though the beaches are busy the waters are quiet. Though, there is a glimmer of hope in the near distance. Reported striped marlin being caught and we are now, turning the corner back to the great fishing conditions that the shores of Los Cabos are known for.

If you have ever wondered if San Jose Del Cabo, the sister city to Cabo San Lucas, seeing as many spring breakers as the famous Cabo San Lucas, the answer is no. The atmosphere of San Jose is a more mature crowd, though it’s a great place to have fun and only a 25-minute cab ride from San Lucas, San Jose offers more a more cultural experience. With art, restaurants, an organic market and exclusive night clubs, it’s a very different experience.  If you are staying in the San Jose area and are looking to head out for a day of fishing, a morning snorkeling trip or a romantic sunset cruise in comfort and luxury, the Chupacabra is the boat for you.

If you are staying in the San Jose area and are looking to head out for a day of fishing, a morning snorkeling trip or a romantic sunset cruise in comfort and luxury, the Chupacabra is the boat for you. With a SeaKeeper Giro reducing the roll %80+ and the Chupacabra crew knowing all the best spots, you are guaranteed a trip you will not soon forget.

Contact Capitan Clay Hensley for booking and prepare to actually enjoy Spring Break 2017.

Tel: +1 928 444-2066 (USA) or +52 624 108-4506 Email: chupacabrasportfishing@gmail.com

Here’s our latest video to get you inspired for your next trip! Enjoy!



The First Annual NFL Hall Of Fame Cancer Charity Fishing & Golfing Tournament Hosted in Cabo San Lucas

This year marks the first annual NFL Hall Of Fame Cancer charity tournament in Cabo San Lucas. The tournament consisted of two days of golf and one day of fishing with approximately 25 registered fishing vessels. Each registered boat will included at least one NFL Hall of Fame Great or NFL Legend. With the Chupacabra being owned by Dr. Blake Stamper, being involved in a cancer charity tournament is a tradition the team tends to continue. 
The NFL Hall Of Famers that joined Captain Clay Hensley and Team Chupacabra for a day of fishing in Cabo San Lucas during the tournament were Ray Guy of the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders and Warren Sapp of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders.  
Ray Guy* is a retired American football punter for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the NFL. Guy was a unanimous All-American selection in 1972 as a senior at the University of Southern Mississippi, and was the first pure punter ever to be drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft, when the Oakland Raiders selected him with the 23rd overall pick in 1973. A six-time NFL All-Pro, Guy is widely considered to be the greatest punter of all time and has been a seven-time finalist as a modern era candidate for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He was inducted to the Hall of Fame on August 2, 2014, becoming only the second pure kicker and the first pure punter so honoured.
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Warren Sapp* is a former American football defensive tackle. A Hall of Famer, Sapp played college football for the University of Miami, where he was recognized as a consensus All-American and won multiple awards. Sapp played in the NFL from 1995 to 2007 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders. Following Sapp’s NFL career, he was an analyst on NFL Network until 2015. At the time of his retirement, Sapp was one of only eight defensive players in NFL history to make the Pro Bowl, be named Defensive Player of the Year and win a Super Bowl or pre-Super-Bowl NFL title.
Team Chupacabra ended up winning 4 of 5 categories in the tournament. Our day on the water was filled with laughter, joking and banter. We were happy to be a part the event and have the special guest on board that we did. Rest assured there was never a dull moment with this crew. Being out on the water on a fishing charter in Cabo San Lucas is always a good day. 
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A heartwarming spin to this story is that just the week before the Chupacabra hosted an child cancer survivor and entrepreneur named Luke Lang. Luke won a trip on the Chupacabra years before at a silent auction and has been back on the boat a couple times sense. This young mans inspiring story and soul brightened our day. Through his struggle with cancer he experienced embarrassment while receiving his chemo treatments because of the hospital gown he was made to wear. He shared with us that wearing the gown made him feel even sicker and he set out to create a solution. He created a kids clothing line with easy snap sides for children receiving chemo treatment. He is also an advocate for many cancer research organizations and a source of strength for many children who are affected by cancer . For more information or to support Luke’s Fastbreak’s head to their website: Www.lukesfastbreaks.com.
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We had the NFL Hall Of Famers sign a special football for Luke and were able to have one of our sponsors hand deliver it to him in Texas. The synergy of the events is definitely news worthy. What a great feeling to be a part of a cancer charity tournament and give a gift to a cancer survivor. 
*Player information sourced from Wikipedia

Sport Fishing in Cabo San Lucas from December to January with Chupacabra – What’s Biting?

December is a great month to visit Cabo San Lucas. The weather is perfect ranging from mid to high 70’s with medium humidity. With this type of weather comes great fishing too. Striped marlin, yellow fin tuna, dorado, and wahoo are just waiting to bite. These fish bite at different times of day, so if you book a half or full day, morning or afternoon you have a great chance of getting something on the line.
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January brings temperatures in the 70’s with much sunshine to be enjoyed. There is a large variety of fish biting during this month. If there is something on your bucket list to catch, this would be a great time to book a Cabo fishing charter. With striped marlin and dorado biting on the Pacific side and yellow fin tuna biting in the Sea Of Cortez, you can dream of a great day on the water. Other varietals found at this time of year are rooster fish, trigger fish and Spanish mackerel, with many surprising opportunities as well.
February has a slight shift in humidity, meaning a slight change in the available catch. Striped marlin are still biting, as well as smaller yellow fin tuna. We also start to see sea bass, pompano, grouper, and snapper. There is a sense of mystery in the sport of fishing as you never really know what is swimming below you waiting for your bait often until it is close enough to the boat and the thrill of the catch is rushing through your veins.
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A bonus about coming during this time of year is the whale migration that is taking place. While on board, the chances of seeing one (or more) of these majestic creatures passing by is a true sight and quite likely.
All in all the Pacific Ocean and Sea Of Cortez accessed around Los Cabos offers a very exciting and unique fishing experience, especially when aboard the luxury fishing vessel Chupacabra. With the expert crew, the latest electronics, and the Seakeeper Giro installed (reducing roll by over 80%) , you can guarantee a balance between service, adrenaline and comfort for all on board.
Personalization of packages available through Captain Clay via phone
USA: 01.928.444.2066 or MX:52.624.108.4506 or email chupacabrasportfishing@gmail.com.

Los Cabos Bill Fishing Tournament 2016

With the busiest month of fishing tournaments behind us, it’s a perfect time to give an update of the excitement experienced here in Cabo San Lucas over the tournament season. As always, these tournaments bring all the big players to Cabo San Lucas. This creates an atmosphere of comradely, competition, pressure and sportsmanship. This brings Cabo to life in a way that no other event does. With some of the largest cash prizes on earth available, one can feel a the richness in the air.


With kick off of The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament from October 12th to 14th this year, it being the first of the three major fishing events through October and November. With 37 boats and 204 anglers participating in the 18th annual tournament, it was the perfect start to the tournament season. This article is dedicated to sharing the experience and sending out necessary congratulations, as well as celebrating a victory of our own. We would like to thank the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament for putting on a fanatic event. We would also like to thank Los Cabos Tourism for the role they played and all others involved in this very intricate and spacial event.

A little bit about The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, it is a three-day team event with top team honours going to the team that tallies the most billfish points per pound. The tournament pays down to third place (first, second and third) for each category. There are release trophies and cash prizes are also awarded to the top three teams scoring the most billfish release points. Optional marlin, tuna, wahoo and dorado jackpots also award cash and prizes.

The chart to the right is a list of different fish available to qualify in this tournament, as well as the number of teams and anglers involved. The numbers of how many were caught over the entire event are listed as well. This chart has been taken direct from the http://www.loscabostournaments.com the website of the event that streams live updates as the event continues allowing people to follow from shore as well as world wide.

Team Chupacabra would like to congratulate each and every team that was involved in this event. Without each other it would not be possible to come together and enjoy sport fishing the way we do. It is the love of the sport that brings people to Los Cabos to fish the Sea of Cortez, named by Jaques Cousteau as the “Aquarium Of The World” and the Pacific Ocean, embracing the unknown of what really lies beneath the surface.

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Congrats to everyone!! And thank you to all the sponsors!!

Wahoo Daily Winners:
Team Santi I – Day 1 Wahoo Winners – $7,875 and prizes
Team Oh So Rojo – Day 2 Wahoo Winners – $7,875 in winnings
Team Reel Gold – Day 3 Wahoo Winners – $7,875

Tuna Daily Winners:
Team Reel Quest – Day 1 Tuna Winners – $7,875 and prizes
Team Feeling Azul – Day 2 Tuna Winners – $7,875 in winnings
Team Rocky Mountain Hooker – Day 3 Tuna Winners – $7,875

Release Points Tournament Winners:
Team Sol Pursuit – 1st Place Overall Release Points winners – $17,500 in winnings
Team Reel Quest – 3rd Place Overall Release Points & Day 1 Tuna Winners – $16,575 and prizes
Team Sea Angel – 4th Place Overall Release & Day 1 Release Points Winners – $16,575 and prizes

Over All Winners:
Congratulations to 1st Place Team Pangalisa who earned $84,650 and great prizes
Team Reel Energy – 2nd Place Overall – $58,400 in winnings
Team Chupacabra Sport Fishing – 3rd Place Overall – $226,050 in winnings


Team Chupacabra was able to take 3rd place overall but win the largest cash prize. A teams winnings is calculated by how much they pay to play. We may not have had the biggest fish that week, but we did have the biggest cheque, and as a result the biggest celebration. We can not wait for next year and the years to come.

Los Cabos Bisbee Black & Blue Fishing Tournament 2016

Bibee Fishing tournaments attract participants and vessels from around the world. The tournaments have entry categories for anglers of all levels of skill, affluence and experience. Meaning that anyone that enters has the opportunity to win millions. There are 3 tournaments per year; East Cape Offshore, Los Cabos Offshore and The Black & Blue. They are held between August and October each year. This is the 36th annual Bisbee Black & Blue tournament, starting back in 1981 by Bob Bisbee. The largest cash out winnings was in 2006 with a record breaking jackpot of $4,165,960, to this day a world record jackpot.

The Bisbee is more then fishing. Over the years thousands and thousands of dollars have been donated by winners and the tournament, to multiple charities worldwide. It is as much of a family affair as it is a celebration.
If you have never experienced it it is five days of organized chaos in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Los Cabos. There is an average of 150 boats entered that race off at the gunshot starting point from stunning Land’s End. There is still a level of relaxed atmosphere even though there are million dollars on the line.

Team Chupacabra will be entering this years Bisbee Black & Blue in Cabo San Lucas. They placed 6th overall at this years Each Cape Bisbee tournament with 6 recorded catches over the 3 day tournament. It is Capitan Clay’s 22nd second year in the tournament, his first year being in 1995. He has won just under 2 million dollars in the tournament to date. The crew and anglers of the Chupacabra are optimistic as they believe that preparation and research are key ingredients to tournament success.

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as the tournament unfolds.

To book a charter contact Capitan Clay via email at chupacabrasportfishing@gmail.com or phone (US) +1-954-401-8133 or (MX) 52-624-108-4506.

Stars & Stripes Marlin Tournament

The Stars and Stripes Annual Charity Fishing tournament ended this weekend. After having a very slow start on Friday finding cold green water and only a couple Dorados, we made a 40-mile move for Saturdays fishing and found the Stripe Marlin right off the bat catching a double header less than 15 minutes in. We ended the day going 7-10 on the Stripes and raising a 400 pound Blue that never ate rallying to tie the Go Deep for top points in tournament. The tournament was fantastic and the banquet unbelievable raising over $2,700,000USD total and $270,000USD for the children of Los Cabos.
It was great event and I hope I can fish it in years to come.