Several Rancho San Lucas owners and members are golf and fishing enthusiasts, two of Los Cabos main and popular attractions. Los Cabos enjoys a very attractive location for anglers as the waters off the coast of the tip of the southern Baja enjoy warm and cool currents meeting, making the perfect environment for fishing. Unlike many popular fishing destinations, 40 or 50-mile ventures are not normally needed in Baja waters. Just a few miles offshore, anglers can hook up to Marlin, Dorado, Wahoo, Sailfish and more! The depth of the water just off shore drops to incredible depths, with cool and warm currents converging from the Sea of Cortez to the Pacific makes for perfect conditions for first time fisherman, and seasoned anglers.
Summer time ushers in fishing season, charter companies are packed, as the bite is solid. Many fishing tournaments take place in the summer, some large and others small. Here are the top tournaments that Los Cabos hosts:
- Los Cabos Billfish Tournament. As the name sounds, this is a Billfish tournament, Black and Blue Marlin and Sailfish. This three-day tournament is based on daily jackpots, and prize money is determined by poundage. Largest fish on the day, participating in all daily jackpots can take a home a 6-figure paycheck!
- The Bisbee Series – Originally known as the single Bisbee tournament, the Bisbee is probably the most known tournament in Los Cabos, but now has a series of events throughout Baja. The East Cape Bisbee takes place in August annually, the Los Cabos events are in October. The Bisbee offshore, or referred to as “the little Bisbee” is a lead up to the Black and Blue tournament. This tournament has been famous for attracting anglers from around the world, the shotgun start is really cool to see, and boats rush out to compete for millions of dollars and the title of champion!
- The Cabo Tuna Jackpot – The Tune Jackpot or Tuna Turney is a tuna tournament where the biggest tuna takes the daily prize and tournament title! Anglers have taken home huge paychecks for bringing in huge Yellow fin tuna to the weigh stations.
The marina is always buzzing during fishing tournaments, as there are several vendors, bars and different entertainment events taking place. Whether you are a serious angler looking to compete and take home a title, or just looking to have fun, Los Cabos is the perfect spot for a fishing adventure this summer!