Aberdeen man wins Mexico fishing derby, $1,778

An Aberdeen man won $1,778 last week in a fishing derby in Mexico, organizers of the Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic announced Monday.

Gerald Cole Jr. won the dorado category on Nov. 21 by landing a 20.4-pound fish. Melvin Schulze of Newcastle, Calif., was second with a 19.3-pound dorado.

Cole helped the charter boat Tantrum win top boat honors during the 4-day competition. Anglers aboard Tantrum combined to win $5,333, $2,000 more than the second-place boat. There were 122 boats in the competition.