When you hear about sportfishing tournaments in Cabo, a few things probably come to mind; the serene landscapes where desert meets sea, flying marlin, lively pelagic, and the adrenaline rush of chasing that million-dollar game fish. Cabo, Mexico is home to some of the largest and richest sportfishing tournaments in the world; bringing in big money, big competition, world records, and of course, a great time. With a closed season and strict regulations to protect species, you can expect to experience sportfishing tournaments unlike any other.
Did you know more marlin and swordfish are caught in Cabo, MX than anywhere else in the world😲? Every October, anglers from all around the world travel to take part in the top world-class sportfishing tournaments in Cabo, MX. These tournaments are known as the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore (Little Bisbee’s), and Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament. These three tournaments are the epitome of sportfishing glory in Cabo, Mexico.
The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament enters its 21st year and is set to take place October 13-17th. Being one of the top sportfishing tournaments in Cabo, you can expect to see a large pool prize, top anglers from around the world, and a welcoming atmosphere. Galati Yachts Sales is proud to be a gold sponsor of this tournament; as well as a jackpot holder for the largest marlin released. The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is a three-day event that honors the team that tallies the most points per round. The top three teams with the most points take home prize money. Smaller cash prizes are awarded for the boats that release the most billfish. Optional marlin, tuna, wahoo and dorado jackpots also award cash and prizes. Last year saw a total of 52 teams averaging 50 releases each day; competing for $642,300 in cash, plus prizes.
The Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore, or better known as “El Bisbee’s Chico” or Little Bisbee’s, quickly gained a reputation as one of the biggest tournaments in town. This event started in 2002 after the Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore tournament became widely popular. For that reason, the Bisbee family decided to put on a third tournament. Little Bisbee’s is known for the social aspect; a great event full of comraderies and a nice way to get some fishing in before the main event; Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament.
Although nicknamed Little Bisbee’s, there is nothing small about this event. This sportfishing tournament in Cabo has a smaller entry fee therefore open to a wider range of anglers. This year the tournament kicks off October 17-20th, the week before Bisbee’s Black and Blue. Last year, a 458-pound black marlin was caught on the final day and was worth a whopping $520,485 in prize money. Overall, last year saw a total of 123 teams and a record $1,165,000 in prize money.
Cabo has been home to Bisbee’s Black and Blue Tournament for nearly 40 years and provides an experience you won’t forget. The MacDaddy of sportfishing tournaments in Cabo attracts anglers from all over the world competing for a multimillion-dollar prize pool; known as the world’s richest fishing tournaments. Bisbee’s Black and Blue tournament also holds the record of over 4 million dollars; awarded to a single fish in the 2006 tournament.
Each year in October, you can expect to see thousands of people crowd the marina to shop, party and watch the ginormous tournament fish at weigh-ins. Bisbee tournaments are designed to have entry categories that accommodate anglers of all levels. This year, the event kicks off October 22-26th. Last year, 120 teams and over 800 anglers partook in the competition with one lucky team walking away with a whopping $3,004,900 for weighing-in a 510 lb. black marlin to win the tournament. You don’t want to miss the “Superbowl of Sportfishing,” sign up below to partake in an unforgettable experience.
Whether you’re in need of a new tournament contender, looking to score a deal on a pre-owned yacht, or looking to sell your current yacht, Galati Yacht Sales has professional staff on-site to help with any of your boating needs. Our Cabo office is located in the middle of all the action and provides great buying opportunities on new and pre-owned yachts; including the new Valhalla Boatworks center consoles. But you don’t have to live in Cabo to purchase the yacht of your dreams; turn your sea trial into an adventure and experience Cabo in the fullest. View the top activities and attractions around the area by clicking here. If you plan to be in the area for the sportfishing tournaments, drop by our office and our professional sales staff would be happy to assist with any of your boating needs.