Thank You Hammer Down Fishing Tournament!

After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hammer Down Fishing Tournament was held October 8 – 10, 2021. This tournament is the amalgamation of the Labor Day Invitational Tournament, established in 1984 by Bill and Betty Lou Hammer, and the Cantina Cup. This tournament has contributed over $300,000 USD to charitable institutions in San Carlos and Guaymas over 35 years.

Rescate de San Carlos is extremely grateful for the very generous share of the profits that was donated to our cause this year.  It is a huge help to keep our doors open after 18 months without the ability to fundraise!

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the sponsors, the volunteers and all of the anglers!



  • Lawley Sierra Vista
  • Encantada
  • CI Banco
  • Mist N Smoke
  • Sonora Hunting and Fishing Services
  • Iberri Insurance
  • Donna Jean
  • Joe’s Marine Services
  • International Billfish Tournament
  • Maximum Defense
  • Graficom Imprenta
  • Turbo Auto Diesel Co., Inc
  • Melton International Tackle
  • Team Cortezano
  • Delta Construction
  • Vive Real Estate
  • Hammer Head’s Dockside Bar and Grille
  • Baby Girl
  • Peralta & Asociados Abogados
  • Ocean Sports
  • Predator
  • Relax
  • Coldwell Banker
  • RE/MAX First Choice Realty

A huge special thank you to Kathy Rodgers for pulling it together so quickly, Charla Hicky as the secretary/treasurer for keeping the books and all of the other volunteers who made it work:

  • Bill Hammer and Kathy Rogers: co-chairs
  • Rules: Dolores Ruppel
  • Rule book: Dave Rothschiller
  • Cameras: Steve Fusco and Alex Hammer
  • Weigh Master: Tom Barroll assisted by Denny Grover
  • Radio: Kathy Rodgers and Norene Sullivan
  • Registration: Diane Barroll and Charla Hickey
  • Tents and Chairs at the weigh station: HammerHeads and Tecate
  • Webmaster: Martin Valdez
  • other volunteers: Melissa Nicoletti, Joe Hicks and Mindy Hicks