Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

Fantastic fishing for blue and striped marlin draws the top teams in sport fishing to the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula each fall to compete in the prestigious Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.
Dates: October 8-12, 2024

The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament occurs during one of the best times for marlin fishing in Cabo San Lucas. There are many ways to win, from boating the largest marlin or gaining the most billfish releases to weighing the largest tuna, wahoo and dorado. It’s a fun, participant-based rules format, with a gala awards dinner celebration at the beautiful Playa Grande Resort included in the entry.

Why Fish in the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament?

Test your skills against some of the best teams in the Pacific in this popular annual event.

  • Multiple ways to win, from largest marlin to most billfish releases to largest gamefish species (dorado, tuna and wahoo).
  • A gala awards dinner at the beautiful Playa Grande Resort included in the entry fee.
  • Fast and furious fishing: During the 2022 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament, the fleet of 53 registered teams caught 138 billfish, including 91 striped marlin, 26 blue marlin, 19 sailfish and two black marlin.
  • Incredibly fun parties and amazing dockside camaraderie throughout the week.
A sport-fishing team stands at an awards ceremony, holding trophies and a large check.

Quick Event Info

The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament is organized by the same team of professionals responsible for other prestigious tournaments like the Offshore World Championship and Bermuda Triple Crown. Learn more about the event below.

Past Tournament Highlights & Winners

Every year, the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament never disappoints. Check out past winners and highlights from previous tournaments.

Tournament FAQs

Find answers to common questions about the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament

Yes. The tournament staff can assist you in completing all the necessary paperwork and forms for you to be able to legally fish in the waters off Mexico.

Yes, every registered angler must provide a valid fishing license and the required paperwork to the tournament committee prior to fishing to be eligible. The tournament staff can assist each team in acquiring the necessary permits and licenses.

Yes, there are plenty of charter boats available. The tournament organizers can help coordinate with available boats.

This is primarily a blue and black marlin fishery for this tournament although there are plenty of smaller striped marlin as well as yellowfin tuna, wahoo and dorado.

Three hundred points are awarded for every blue or black marlin officially released, or 1.5 points per pound for every blue or black marlin weighed and verified at or over the 300-pound minimum. Twenty-five points are awarded for any striped marlin, spearfish or sailfish officially released.

Teams can use any combination of lures and live or dead baits they wish to use, although non-offset circle hooks are mandatory with any bait or bait/lure combinations.