Cabo, San Lucas is home to some of the biggest and most rewarding fishing competitions and events in the world. These tournaments offer seasoned anglers an opportunity to compete with fellow enthusiasts and improve their fishing skills.
For neophytes, fishing tournaments offer the perfect chance to learn, network, and cultivate friendships with other competitors who share the same passion.
If you’ve ever dreamed of reeling in that million dollar catch, Cabo San Lucas is definitely the place for you. Here are some of the top fishing tournaments in the area this year. Just remember that some of these events may be exclusive to club members.
Pelagic Triple Crown of Fishing Summer Slam
Date: June 10th-12th
The Pelagic Triple Crown of Fishing Summer Slam is an annual event that attracts both veteran teams and first timers. Anglers compete in reeling in the most billfish or gamefish. Teams can expect to see cash and awards amounting to over $200,000.
Bisbee’s East Cape Off-Shore
Date: August 3rd-7th
The Bisbee’s East Cape Off-Shore Tournament dates back to 2000, and is considered as one of the most popular fishing tournaments in the world. It’s the top choice for serious anglers who are chasing after big fish like tuna, billfish (striped, blue, or black marlin, sailfish, and swordfish), and dorado. At the same time, it’s also well-known for its welcoming and friendly vibe that celebrates the spirit of traditional Cabo fishing.
The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament
Date: October 10th-14th
The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is considered as one of the biggest fishing tournaments in the country. It’s best known for attracting top anglers around the world, with some of them making the special trek into the city from Finland, Austria, Italy, and Papua New Guinea. The considerable prize pool includes both big-money payouts and other rewards. In fact the highest record so far is $850,000!
Bisbee’s Los Cabos Off-Shore
Date: October 14th-17th
The Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament accommodates a wider range of anglers because of its relatively lower entry fees. Locally known as “Little Bisbee’s,” the event awards hefty prizes for the heaviest qualifying tuna, marlin, and dorado. Last year, the payout exceeded a million dollars in cash and other prizes.
Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament
Date: October 19th-23rd
Often promoted as the World’s Richest Tournament, the Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament attracts anglers and teams across the world who are looking to win big. In fact, in 2006, it set the record for the highest prize awarded for a single fish in sportfishing history at over 4 million dollars. It’s a high-profile yearly event where competitors put down astronomical entry fees to lure a marlin big enough to take the jackpot.
Western Outdoor News Tuna Jackpot
Date: November 3rd-6th
The Cabo Tuna Jackpot Tournament‘s slogan is “Fish Hard, Party Harder.” Teams can expect over two days of competitive, but fun fishing for tuna, dorado and wahoo (collectively known as gamefish). The entry price is reasonable, so expect stiff competition from both seasoned anglers and greenhorns. There’s also a lot of money at stake, with more than one million dollars in prize money dispensed every year.
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Cabo San Lucas is the perfect destination if you want to practice your fishing skills or if you just want to be a spectator to some of the most popular fishing tourneys across the world.
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