CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO — The 16th annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is set to take place on October 14 to 18, 2014. A final registration kickoff party and captains meeting took place on the beautiful beachside terrace of the Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa on Tuesday the 14th.
Participating teams hit the water Wednesday, October 17, in hopes of earning some of the estimated $750,000* in cash and prizes by releasing the most billfish or catching the largest marlin, tuna, wahoo and dorado during the tournament’s three days of fishing. Weigh-ins and billfish release video check-in will be at IGY Marinas Cabo San Lucas.
Following the tournament Saturday night, anglers and guests will enjoy a surf-and-turf dinner gala at the Playa Grande Resort & Grand Spa’s beachside terrace. Tournament winners will be honored and receive cash and prizes from generous sponsors including Furuno marine electronics, artist Steve Goione, trophies by King Sailfish Mounts, Berkley fishing line, AFTCO, Costa, Tycoon Tackle, Puerto Los Cabos, Playa Grande, PENN reels, Yeti Coolers, Accurate Reels, Wiley X, Arribe, IWS Scales, Hi-5 Big Game Lures, Marlin Magazine, and Transcabo.
The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament began in 1999 and quickly became known as the class event in Cabo. With its participant-focused, environmentally friendly format, the tournament provides the best angler amenities, payback of entry fees, and enforces the use of non-offset circle hooks when live-bait fishing, which ensures the best survival rate of the released fish.
The LCBT was the first tournament in Cabo to use cameras and technology to score billfish releases, leading to large cash purses for letting billfish go. The tournament was also the first to introduce a live online scorekeeper in Cabo, allowing participants and fans from all over the world to access what happens on the water and at the weigh scales.
Now in its 16th year, the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament continues to be a team effort between the Los Cabos Tourism Board, the crew at Marlin and Sport Fishing magazines and the many great sponsors that make the tournament special. For all tournament details and to view the live scorekeeper during the event, visit www.LosCabosBillfishTournament.com.