With the busiest month of fishing tournaments behind us, it’s a perfect time to give an update of the excitement experienced here in Cabo San Lucas over the tournament season. As always, these tournaments bring all the big players to Cabo San Lucas. This creates an atmosphere of comradely, competition, pressure and sportsmanship. This brings Cabo to life in a way that no other event does. With some of the largest cash prizes on earth available, one can feel a the richness in the air.
With kick off of The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament from October 12th to 14th this year, it being the first of the three major fishing events through October and November. With 37 boats and 204 anglers participating in the 18th annual tournament, it was the perfect start to the tournament season. This article is dedicated to sharing the experience and sending out necessary congratulations, as well as celebrating a victory of our own. We would like to thank the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament for putting on a fanatic event. We would also like to thank Los Cabos Tourism for the role they played and all others involved in this very intricate and spacial event.
A little bit about The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, it is a three-day team event with top team honours going to the team that tallies the most billfish points per pound. The tournament pays down to third place (first, second and third) for each category. There are release trophies and cash prizes are also awarded to the top three teams scoring the most billfish release points. Optional marlin, tuna, wahoo and dorado jackpots also award cash and prizes.
The chart to the right is a list of different fish available to qualify in this tournament, as well as the number of teams and anglers involved. The numbers of how many were caught over the entire event are listed as well. This chart has been taken direct from the http://www.loscabostournaments.com the website of the event that streams live updates as the event continues allowing people to follow from shore as well as world wide.
Team Chupacabra would like to congratulate each and every team that was involved in this event. Without each other it would not be possible to come together and enjoy sport fishing the way we do. It is the love of the sport that brings people to Los Cabos to fish the Sea of Cortez, named by Jaques Cousteau as the “Aquarium Of The World” and the Pacific Ocean, embracing the unknown of what really lies beneath the surface.
Congrats to everyone!! And thank you to all the sponsors!!
Wahoo Daily Winners:
Team Santi I – Day 1 Wahoo Winners – $7,875 and prizes
Team Oh So Rojo – Day 2 Wahoo Winners – $7,875 in winnings
Team Reel Gold – Day 3 Wahoo Winners – $7,875
Tuna Daily Winners:
Team Reel Quest – Day 1 Tuna Winners – $7,875 and prizes
Team Feeling Azul – Day 2 Tuna Winners – $7,875 in winnings
Team Rocky Mountain Hooker – Day 3 Tuna Winners – $7,875
Release Points Tournament Winners:
Team Sol Pursuit – 1st Place Overall Release Points winners – $17,500 in winnings
Team Reel Quest – 3rd Place Overall Release Points & Day 1 Tuna Winners – $16,575 and prizes
Team Sea Angel – 4th Place Overall Release & Day 1 Release Points Winners – $16,575 and prizes
Over All Winners:
Congratulations to 1st Place Team Pangalisa who earned $84,650 and great prizes
Team Reel Energy – 2nd Place Overall – $58,400 in winnings
Team Chupacabra Sport Fishing – 3rd Place Overall – $226,050 in winnings
Team Chupacabra was able to take 3rd place overall but win the largest cash prize. A teams winnings is calculated by how much they pay to play. We may not have had the biggest fish that week, but we did have the biggest cheque, and as a result the biggest celebration. We can not wait for next year and the years to come.