Team RedRum

John Donovan- Owner/Jefe/Semi-Retired. John has been fishing the waters of Cabo San Lucas since 1984 and was instrumental in expanding the the fleet over the past few years. Due to his passion and drive, the Donovan family became full time owners of RedRum in 2007 with John taking charge of overseeing the operation by spending more and more time in Cabo. While he recently took a step back from day to day operations (so he could spend more time with his grandchildren, fishing,) he is still involved in all aspects of the company, and still around to help create the welcoming family atmosphere that keeps clients coming back to fish with RedRum.
Ryan Donovan – Owner/Manager. Ryan has been fishing in Cabo since 1999, when he first came down with his father John and some buddies from TCU, where he attended college. Ryan is in charge of marketing, management and business development here at RedRum. Over the years Ryan has figured out a thing or two about fishing in Los Cabos as well. Ryan spends 1 or 2 days a week out on the water with clients whether it be targeting a specific catch, providing instruction, or just to add some “gringo” to the experience. Ryan is also a competitive tournament angler, consistently reaching the podium at all the major Cabo tournaments. Ryan won 1st place a the WON Tuna Jackpot in 2008, catching the 3rd largest winning fish in tournament history with a 244lb Yellowfin. He also has a 3rd place finish in the WON in 2006. Ryan has also won the Tuna division of the Bisbee Offshore (notice a pattern?) While Tuna fishing is a passion here are a few more accomplishments.

-2nd place finish in the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, 466lb Blue Marlin
-1st Place Wahoo Los Cabos Billfish Tournament
-1st Place Dorado Bisbee East Cape

Ryan is available to fish in any of the Cabo tournaments or anywhere else the blue water holds fish for that matter. Give him a shout @ info@redrumcabo.com

Brooke Donovan – Property/Business Manager. Brooke helps manage the sales, marketing and financial aspects of RedRum. She’s been with the company since 2007 along with her husband, Ryan. She’s also in charge of the condos at Portofino and will be the one to check you in. Brooke is fluent in Spanish, due in part to living and working in Guatemala for three years for the Peace Corps. This experience expanded her knowledge and understanding of the social and business culture of life south of the border. Brooke is also a graduate of TCU’s Neeley School of Business.
Tiffany Meade – General Manager. Tiffany was born in North Carolina and lived in Virginia, Georgia and Mexico City before moving to Cabo San Lucas to join Team RedRum. Tiffany works in our marina office in Cabo San Lucas and she handles reservations, check-ins, sales, and just about everything else in the office. Tiff is usually the first one you talk to or hear from when you call or email us in regards to setting up a trip. She is super outgoing and friendly and loves meeting new people from all over the world and making sure they have a great time with RedRum Sportfishing. Tiffany lives in Cabo with her husband, Benny, and their son, Max.

Benny Arazate – Logistics Manager. Benny is a jack of all trades. He is up every day at 4am making the lunches that our anglers enjoy out on the water, then at 4pm he helps vacuum seal and freeze you catch at the end of the day. Throughout the day Benny is doing a lot of behind the scenes jobs that go unseen by our customers, but they help make us who we are. Benny is a super hard worker and we are pleased to have him on our Team.

Luis Vela – Fleet Manager/Sales. Originally from McAllen, Texas, Luis met the Donovan’s while attending Texas Christian University. After graduation he was persuaded to move down to Cabo and help out with a new sportfishing company. As our first office manager, Luis learned a lot about running a fleet, taking care of clients and our crews, and most importantly, witnessed first hand what it took to get RedRum going and keep clients coming back year after year. Luis spent two years in Cabo and returned back to Texas to pursue a career in education; however the allure of Cabo was too strong and after 5 years in Texas, Luis returned to Cabo and Team RedRum. Luis is in charge of making sure the crews and the boats are ready to chase fish every morning.
D. Bruin Donovan – Conservation Manager. I’m Dalton Bruin Donovan, but I go by Bruin and I was born on June 27, 2011. I might be little but I’m a big part of the family business. I’ve only been fishing these waters for a short time, but I want to fish them for my entire life. That’s why my family put me in charge of conservation in the RedRum fleet. I want to be able to fish these waters with my kids and grandkids just like John, Randie, Brooke and Ryan are. I’ll be working to ensure these waters are beautiful and full of fish for years to come. I encourage all clients to catch and release all Billfish. I also encourage them to release juvenille Dorado, Yellowfin Tuna and other species that can grow to be big someday. Please consider the next generation of fishermen when you are trying to fill your coolers. I know we’ve just met, but you’ll be seeing a lot of me around the office and out on the waters. I hope to have my name in the IGFA Junior World Record book someday, too!
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