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.
Bibee Fishing tournaments attract participants and vessels from around the world. The tournaments have entry categories for anglers of all levels of skill, affluence and experience. Meaning that anyone that enters has the opportunity to win millions. There are 3 tournaments per year; East Cape Offshore, Los Cabos Offshore and The Black & Blue. They are held between August and October each year. This is the 36th annual Bisbee Black & Blue tournament, starting back in 1981 by Bob Bisbee. The largest cash out winnings was in 2006 with a record breaking jackpot of $4,165,960, to this day a world record jackpot.
The Bisbee is more then fishing. Over the years thousands and thousands of dollars have been donated by winners and the tournament, to multiple charities worldwide. It is as much of a family affair as it is a celebration.
If you have never experienced it it is five days of organized chaos in one of the most beautiful places on earth, Los Cabos. There is an average of 150 boats entered that race off at the gunshot starting point from stunning Land’s End. There is still a level of relaxed atmosphere even though there are million dollars on the line.
Team Chupacabra will be entering this years Bisbee Black & Blue in Cabo San Lucas. They placed 6th overall at this years Each Cape Bisbee tournament with 6 recorded catches over the 3 day tournament. It is Capitan Clay’s 22nd second year in the tournament, his first year being in 1995. He has won just under 2 million dollars in the tournament to date. The crew and anglers of the Chupacabra are optimistic as they believe that preparation and research are key ingredients to tournament success.
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as the tournament unfolds.
To book a charter contact Capitan Clay via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (US) +1-954-401-8133 or (MX) 52-624-108-4506.
Another release. Still waiting on pictures from the Starts & Stripes banquet.
The Stars and Stripes Annual Charity Fishing tournament ended this weekend. After having a very slow start on Friday finding cold green water and only a couple Dorados, we made a 40-mile move for Saturdays fishing and found the Stripe Marlin right off the bat catching a double header less than 15 minutes in. We ended the day going 7-10 on the Stripes and raising a 400 pound Blue that never ate rallying to tie the Go Deep for top points in tournament. The tournament was fantastic and the banquet unbelievable raising over $2,700,000USD total and $270,000USD for the children of Los Cabos.
It was great event and I hope I can fish it in years to come.