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5 Best Events for Sportfishing in Cabo, Mexico


Cabo’s sportfishing is some of the most competitive in the world. Pristine shores and beautiful landscapes bring tourists from around the globe to Cabo, Mexico. If you’re searching for the best fishing events in the area, our list below outlines the must-attend sportfishing events this year.

Many of the most recent events offered record payouts to fishermen. Participant pools seem to rise each year, with new anglers registering from across the world each tournament.

5 Can’t-Miss Tournaments for Sportfishing in Cabo, Mexico

1. Bisbee’s Black and Blue Marlin Tournament

Towards the end of October, Bisbee holds their famous Black and Blue Marlin tournament, which is attended by fishing enthusiasts and anglers worldwide. Daily jackpots are held, and there is a multi-million-dollar prize available for the winner.

Over 15 years ago, one angler won four million dollars, so it’s a massive event.

Anglers will want to reel in the largest fish, with the following species available:

  • Black or Blue Marlin
  • Striped marlin
  • Sailfish
2. Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore

The Offshore event is held over a three-day period and is growing into one of the biggest tournaments in Cabo. Multiple fish can be caught during this event, including Billfish, Dorado, Tuna and Wahoo.

The tournament is held in October.

Traditionally, the event is held right before the Black and Blue Marlin tournament each year. Anglers will often opt to register for both tournaments, but it’s not necessary to join both.

3. Bisbee’s East Cape Tournament

Bisbee’s final tournament on our list is the East Cape tournament. For experienced anglers, this event is one of the most anticipated in the world. The event is so popular that boats from across the world come to Cabo for their chance at joining the four-day tournament held in August.

Anglers can win up to $5,000 per day and will fish a variety of species, including:

  • Dorado
  • Marlins (Blue, black and striped)
  • Sailfish
  • Tuna
4. Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

The Billfish Tournament kicks off the Los Cabos tournament season each year. It’s the first offshore tournament, running in mid-October each year.

Compete for big-money payouts, with prizes for first, second and third place. The three-day team event gives special honors to the team that gets the most billfish points per pound.

Additional jackpots are available for marlin, wahoo, tuna and dorado. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes are available.

5. Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot

The Tuna Jackpot in Los Cabos is one of the richest tuna fishing tournaments on the planet. The event, which takes place in early November, is more than just a fishing tournament – it’s a big party. Hundreds of anglers compete in this 2-day event, which offers a generous jackpot of $1 million.

Enjoy the social events and awards banquet dinner. The entry fee is reasonable, and the prize money makes it worth every cent.

If you want to explore the best sportfishing in Cabo or want to take a private fishing charter, we can help.

Our fishing charters offer hours of great fishing with the option to bring over a dozen passengers on the charter with you.

Click here to learn more about our fishing charters.

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