Sportfishing - Cabo San Lucas

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Located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, there lies a town that was built on Sportfishing. Los Cabos boasts unique nutrient rich waters that produce record breaking game fishes like wahoo, tuna, mahi and of course marlin, attracting anglers and fishing teams across the globe.

Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 2019

These characteristics, together with the location and facilities of our tourist destination, make Cabo San Lucas an excellent place for the most famous and richest fishing tournaments in the world.

In this article we leave you 5 of the most important tournaments that take place  here in Cabo San Lucas, starting next October, you will find the dates of each one, registration fees, prizes and some other details.

Picante Cabo Express 35′ “Salsa” Team, Bisbees Black & Blue Tournament 2019

Picante crews are recognized as one of the most elite group of fisherman in the sport-fishing world. They are an active, adventurous market whose passions are inspired by Los Cabos salt water. They are educated anglers, professionals from fishing families who build their lifestyles around a love for fishing and all that comes with it including tournaments. As owners and operators of our yachts, Picante fleet is in excellent condition, as our Captains and crew as well as our maintenance team take care of it with diligence, with that said, we just want to inform you that we are excited and more than ready to enjoy another season of tournaments in Cabo with you. 

“Picante Pride” at Shotgun start Los Cabos Billfish Tournament 2019 



October 11-15, 2020

The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is hosted by the Los Cabos Tourism Board, and produced by Bonnier Events, in partnership with Marlin magazine, Sport Fishing magazine and Salt Water Sportsman magazine.

The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is a three day team event with top team honors going to the team that tallies the most billfish points. The tournament pays down to first, second and third places. Optional billfish, tuna, wahoo and dorado jackpots will also award cash and prizes.

The 2019 tournament produced 62 Billfish releases and awarded around $780,000 in cash and prizes to fishing teams catching the largest marlin, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and mahi, as well as the top three billfish-release-points teams and daily high-point-release teams.

The base entry fee is $5,000 per team (up to six registered anglers).


October 11: Final Registration, Captains Meeting and Kickoff Party from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Playa Grande Resort.

October 12, 13  and 14: Fishing days

From 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. visual checkout from Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Los Cabos marinas. Shotgun at 7:30 a.m. Lines Out (stop fishing) at 4:30 p.m. Weigh-in and release video check-in at Marina Fundadores in Cabo San Lucas.

October 15-: Gala Awards Dinner at Playa Grande Resort Beachside Terrace 7:30 p.m.

More info: www.loscabostournaments.com


Bisbee&rsquos Black & Blue Tournaments have been taking place in the Los Cabos for over 35 years and these are from the worlds richest fishing tournaments. The Bisbee&rsquos are currently producing three tournaments: Bisbee&rsquos East Cape Offshore in Buenavista which takes place regularly each July, this year was last August, and the Los Cabos Offshore Tournament (aka Little Bisbees) and Black & Blue Marlin Tournament which take place every October in Cabo San Lucas and this year is no exception

This year the East Cape Offshore tourney cracked the million-dollar mark prize for the first time and the largest Blue marlin ever caught in the 21 year history: 704 pounds.


October 15-18, 2020

The base entry fee is $1,500 per team (up to four registered anglers), with $500, $1k, $2k, $5 k Daily jackpots, daily game fish jackpot and release category, going &ldquoacross the board&rdquo (entering all the mainstream categories) cost $ 22,500.


October 15: 3:00-7:00 pm Registration and Captains Meeting at the Puerto Paraiso Mall.

October 16 and 17:  Fishing days 1 & 2

8:00 am Shotgun Start. 8:00 am-5:00 pm Tournament Fishing lines must be out of the water by 5:00 pm and weigh station is open in front of the Puerto Paraiso Mall until 9 pm.

October 18:  Awards celebration, 7 pm at Maria Corona restaurant, open to tournament participants only.        

Last year were 192 fish caught or released during the tourney, including 10 dorado 95 Striped marlin, 61 Blue marlin, 10 black marlin, 3 sailfish, and a spearfish. Tournament team payouts distributed $1,274,150.   

For tournament rules and details please check www.bisbees.com


October 20-24, 2020

This October is the 40th Anniversary for the Bisbee&rsquos Black & Blue Marlin Jackpot Tournament.

Each team paid a $5,000 base entry and teams can contribute to various jackpots, and going &ldquoacross the board&rdquo &mdash entering all the mainstream categories &mdash cost $71,500.


October 20:  3-7 pm Registration and Captains Meeting at the Puerto Paraiso Mall. 8:00 pm Opening Ceremonies begin.

October 21, 22 and 23: 3 Fishing days

8:00 am Shotgun Start. 8:00 am-5:00 pm Tournament Fishing lines must be out of the water by 5:00pm. 2:00pm-9:00pm Weigh Station is open in front of the Puerto Paraiso Mall, boats inside the harbor entrance by 9:00pm can weigh.

October 24:  Awards celebration, 6 pm at A.P.I. Cruise Ship Pier, open to tournament participants only.          

Last year, in the 39th annual Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Fishing Tournament 126 boats and 862 anglers took part, and the prize payout was a whopping $4,500,000 for the eight winning teams. Bisbees Black and Blue 2019 was a success with the biggest jackpot awarded yet and the tourney also made sportfishing history by awarding 3 checks over a million dollars.

For more info and rules check www.bisbees.com

Bisbees Black & Blue Marlin fishing Tournament

The fourth big game tourney in Cabo after Los Cabos Billfish Tournament and the two Bisbee&rsquos is the Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot.


November 4-7, 2020

The base entry fee is $1,000 per team (up to four registered anglers), with $500, $1k, $2k, $5k, $10k and 20k optional tuna daily jackpots and wahoo and dorado categories $500 each day.

Tournament Schedule

November 3: Voluntary Pre-check for teams who have no roster changes, 1 to 4 p.m at Tesoro resort Conference Hall.

November 4: Check-in 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tesoro Cabo Marina weigh-in area.

November 5 and 6: Fishing days.

Shotgun start 7 a.m. at the Cabo Arch, 7:00 am-4:00 pm Tournament Fishing lines must be out of the water by 4:00 pm, Weigh-in 3 p.m.- 6 p.m

November 7: Awards Dinner at cruise line pier by 5:30 pm.

2019 Los Cabos Tuna attracted 154 teams and paid out $1,016,700 to eight teams, including two teams that won over $300,000.

See tournament rules and more at loscabostunajackpot.com


November 17-20, 2020

This tournament is the only FREE angler-entry tournament in Los Cabos!

Free entry for visiting anglers and $40,000 in cash plus prizes

All anglers must register and receive confirmation of registration on the official tournament website or on site on November 17 at Fisherman&rsquos Landing restaurant at Marina Fundadores in Cabo San Lucas from 5 to 7 p.m.  or at San Jose at Puerto Los Cabos Palapas from 3 to 5 p.m

November 18, 19 & 20 – Fishing days

The fishing begins each day at 6:30 a.m. the competitors must be checked in to weigh fish by 4:30 pm. Cabo San Lucas weigh-in at the Marina Fundadores Weigh-Gantry and if fishing in San Jose at the Puerto Los Cabos Palapas weigh-in location.

For more Info and rules visit: www.loscabostournaments.com/los-cabos-big-game-charter-boat-classic-awards/

This year has been tough for everyone, luckily fishing has been an incredible and safe escape for many fishing enthusiasts and the tournament season is a great hope and incentive for the entire sportfishing community in Cabo, so we reiterate to our clients that we are more than prepared and waiting for you with great excitement, ready to win!

Tournament atmosphere, great crews, delicious food and same amazing fishing are waiting for you.

Fish with the winners!

Picante Express running at the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament