February 2023

Contact: Chris Caravello

Phone: 954-725-4010



The 7th Annual Pelagic Rockstar Offshore Tournament makes Costa Rican and Central American sportfishing history two years running! With a record-setting 94 teams and 553 anglers catching and releasing 1,131 billfish for more than $1.3 million in prize money, the Pelagic Rockstar solidified its place in tournament fishing history as the largest and richest fishing competition in Central America.




Tournament Stats:

94 teams

553 anglers representing 16 different countries

$1,374,400 in prize money

1,131 total billfish released

1,048 sailfish, 78 blue marlin, 3 black marlin, 2 striped marlin

12 billfish per team average

21 different winners received checks and/or trophies


Top Team Stats:


1st place Grand Champion Billfish: 

Team Galati/Fish Tank with 42 sailfish for 4200 Pts and $303,940


2nd Place Billfish: 

Team Vaquero with 33 sailfish, 2 blue marlin for 3900 Pts and $251,300


3rd Place Billfish: 

Team Game Plan with 32 sailfish, 2 blue marlin for 3800 Pts and $13,160


1st Place Dorado: 

Team Pura Vida 2-fish aggregate 48.8 lbs and 24.98 lbs totaling 73.78 lbs and $131,770


1st Place Tuna: 

Team Rigor Mortis 2-fish aggregate 137.4 lbs and 75 lbs totaling 212.4 lbs and $42,770


Top Angler Stats:


Top Overall Champion Angler: 

Adriana Finkelstein. Team Miss Behavin. 14 sailfish, 2 blue marlin released for 2000 pts. First woman in event history to win top overall angler.


Top Female Angler:

Adriana Finkelstein. First double angler champion in Rockstar history.


Top Jr. Angler: 

Jonah Smith. Team Southern Pride. 20 sailfish released for 2000 pts. First repeat Jr. Angler Champion in event history.


Tournament Team Payout:



Galati/Fish Tank $303,940

Vaquero $251,300

Pura Vida $131,770

Gratitude $91,200

Anticipation $91,200

Kraken $89,000

Buccaneers $84,800

Full Nelson $78,400

Wine Time $58,650

Rigor Mortis $42,770

Fast Times $36,400

Pelagic $30,000

Pescadores $21,600

Hog Wild $16,450

Full Drag Offshore $13,200

Game Plan $13,160

Gamefisher 2 $7,400

La Otra Vida $6,580

The King & I $6,580



Total Payout: $1,374,400.00


Follow the link here to read the full recap of PELAGIC’s 7th Annual record-setting Rockstar Offshore Tournament! And be sure to check out our online shop for the official Bluewater Movements tournament merchandise from PELAGIC. 




Bluewater Movements, Inc., is a sports marketing company based in South Florida, the sport fishing capital of the world. Throughout the past 27 years, our team has developed some of the most successful competitive fishing events in the industry. Our background in tournament fishing, coupled with our expertise in event marketing, has enabled a premium experience for tournament anglers and sponsors. Within our portfolio, there are seven wildly popular fishing tournaments, all hosted at various venues across South Florida.