CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO — After being postponed a day due to Hurricane Paul, the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament began today. Many of the sports’ best make up the 37 teams that checked in and set out from the port this morning in hopes of finding the right one. The start of the tournament was attended by a number of dignitaries and guests including the Secretary of Tourism of Baja California Sur Ruben Reachi, who signaled the start of the tournament at 7:30 a.m. The morning bite has produced a few billfish releases so far, and some tuna and dorado were boated. Teams will fish until 4:30 p.m. today.
Teams fishing the LCBT are competing for over $400,000 in cash and prizes by aiming for the most billfish releases and the largest marlin, tuna, wahoo and dorado. Weigh-in will be at the IGY host marina dock and weigh gantry starting at 4:30 p.m. Fishing will continue tomorrow, and the awards ceremony takes place at the Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa's beachside terrace on Saturday, October 20th. For all tournament details and to view the live scorekeeper during the event, visit www.LosCabosBillfishTournament.com.