Anglers who caught and released billfish at the 2019 event were eligible to win prizes.
The Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic is a free fishing tournament for visiting anglers to win money over four days of fishing. The top cash species are wahoo, yellowfin tuna and dorado. But sometimes anglers catch billfish while targeting those "money" species.
Blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, sailfish and spearfish are release-only in the Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic. Still, the tournament celebrates and awards these catches with prizes from tournament sponsors YETI, Maui Jim sunglasses, Lucas Detail Kit, and Carey Chen
Anglers who emailed a photo or video of their released billfish, caught during tournament hours and under tournament rules, to tournament director Dan Jacobs received an emailed release certificate and were eligible to win prizes through random drawings.
Below, the anglers won prizes via the random drawings:
|Lucas Detail Kit||Carey Chen Print||Maui Jim Sunglasses||Yeti Tumbler|
|Bob Marderosian - Norwood, MA||Richard Jones - Portland, OR||Denny Varvel - Pickerington, OH||Reagan Thomas - Covington, OH|
|James Anderson - Tulare, CA||AL Smith - Centerburg, OH||Doug Hart - Rosenberg, TX||Aaron Booy - Barrie, Canada|
|Brook Livingston - Pickerington, OH||Matt Hrushka - Blackfalds, Alberta||Henry Ward - Albuquerque, NM||Chris Terranova - Hempstead, TX|
|Mark Lane - Houston, TX||Pete Parrich||Vivian Mante - Perth, Australia|
|David Farley - New Braunfels, TX||Robert Clark - Hertfordshire, England||Blake Craig - Flatonia, TX|
|Allison Williams - San Diego, CA|
|Steve Cox - Cream Ridge, NJ|
|Matt Fava - Perth, Australia|