Let the Fun Begin – it’s Tournament Season in Cabo!

Several species of billfish are targeted during Cabo San Lucas’ fishing tournament season.

Cabo San Lucas, is home to one of the world’s most famous sport fishing fleets, several major tournaments every year and the biggest tournament prize (nearly $4 million) ever. Baja’s location just happens to be at a place where the cold, nutrient-rich Sea of Cortez  meets the warmer waters of the Pacific Ocean. This convergence of waters attracts baitfish and the game species that eat them in a way few other places in the world do, which is why Cabo is home to so many successful fishing tournaments.

There are a half-dozen well known fishing tournaments, beginning as early as May, but we thought you’d like to know what’s coming up.

Bisbee’s Tournaments

Bisbee’s sponsors three large tournaments in Cabo San Lucas every year of which the East Cape Tournament is held first, usually in late July. An IGFA Offshore World Championship Qualifying event, the tournament is open to any team that wishes to register. Targeting black and blue marlin, as well as tuna and dorado (a.k.a. dolphinfish or mahimahi), more than $400,000 in prize money is at stake in the competition. The next tournament, Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore, is a traditional October tournament and is generally considered a “warm up” for the third Bisbee’s tournament, the Black and Blue, which is held just a few days later. In 2006, one masterful team from Kona boated away from the tournament with nearly $4 million in prize money. With millions of dollars up for grabs every year, Bisbee’s Black & Blue is generally considered the richest fishing tournament in the world.

Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

Held a week or so prior to the final two Bisbee’s tournaments in October, the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is an open registration format that includes prizes for the top three catches in three eligible billfish categories (may include blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, spearfish or sailfish). There are also catch and release awards given for those anglers who choose to release the billfish they bring to the boat.

Western Outdoor News (WON) Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot

The WON Tuna Jackpot is one of the latest tournaments of the season. Occurring in early November, the tournament is open any team that registers and awards hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to anglers who boat world class tuna in the waters off Cabo San Lucas.


The Call Of Cabo – Cabo San Lucas and Los Cabos Convention and Visitor Bureau Video

Have you been to Cabo San Lucas or Los Cabos, Mexico? A world of paradise awaits.

From five star dining in Cabo San Lucas and world-known resorts and spas along the corridor to Los Cabos, to activities that only the desert landscape of Baja Mexico can provide – luxury and adventure await.

Whether you’re planning the vacation of a lifetime or working out the details of retiring in Cabo San Lucas and buying a home in Cabo, the Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is a wealth of information about the area. There is also a very rich history of the area, and the Visit Los Cabos website has all of that, and more – here.

We visited a few times, and knew – we belonged here. We have now been here several years – and can say with certainty – that it’s home. The people, the weather, the magic of the Baja, we heard the ‘Call’ and came.

Can you hear the “Call of Cabo”? Terry and I hope you visit soon. And when you do, and then, the call summons you back, again and again – we hope you’ll reach out to us to help you find that perfect home here in paradise.

Visit the Los Cabos and Cabo San Lucas Convention and Visitors Bureau’s YouTube Page for visitor and resident testimonials!