Unofficial Rules

While all efforts are made to keep this information current, all rules and awards published on this website shall be considered unofficial. Official rules and awards will be distributed and announced at the registration check-in.

Awards

The Los Cabos Big Game Charter Boat Classic is an angler event with a Los Cabos Tourism Board guaranteed $40,000 in cash purse plus prizes. Awards will be for the angler(s) catching the three largest Tuna, Wahoo and Dorado each day of fishing. A total of $10,000 will be awarded each day. Anglers can fish one or all days of the tournament. Los Cabos based professional captains and mates making a living from fishing in Los Cabos cannot be registered anglers (see Tournament Rules the for definition of Professional). The tournament will also email King Sailfish Mount release certificates to all anglers who email a photograph or video of their billfish release during tournament hours and be eligible for special prize drawings. Lady and Junior angler (age 17 and younger) awards will be presented for the tournament.

Tuna/Wahoo/Dorado

Daily Awards for Tuna, Wahoo and Dorado November 17 to 20, 2020. Winning anglers will receive a King Sailfish Mounts Trophy Plaque.

  1. The angler(s) catching the largest tuna, wahoo and dorado will win $1,800 each day.
  2. The angler(s) catching the second largest tuna, wahoo and dorado will win $900 each day.
  3. The angler(s) catching the third largest tuna, wahoo and dorado will win $635 each day.

Note: In the event of a tie, the anglers will split the winnings of their placement and the next lower level. For example, if there is a tie for the largest tuna of the day the anglers will split the prize money of the largest and second largest tuna prize with the next tuna angler assuming the third place position. In the event only one or two fish is caught in a species category, the anglers will split the next positions prize. For example, if only two qualifying wahoo are caught the anglers catching the largest and second largest wahoo for that day will split the third largest prize. In the event no fish are caught in a species category, the cash awards will be split evenly among the other species winners. For example, if no wahoo are caught the wahoo prize will be split evenly between the tuna and dorado winners of that day.

Billfish Release

Anglers emailing a photograph or video to dan.jacobs@bonniercorp.com by 1 p.m. November 30 (Los Cabos time) of their released billfish caught during tournament hours will receive a King Sailfish Mount Release Certificate by email and be eligible for special prize drawings for additional awards.

Lady and Junior Angler Awards

The lady angler and junior angler (17 and younger) catching the largest fish each day, tuna, wahoo or dorado, under tournament rules will receive a King Sailfish Mounts Trophy Plaque and prize package. Total of eight awards – four Lady and four Junior.

Prize Disbursement

Any angler receiving cash awards must fill out a prize-disbursement form prior to receiving any funds or prizes. The registered adult "Angler" listed on the Entry Form is in control of any winnings and must sign the prize-disbursement form. We are required by Mexican law to withhold city, state and federal taxes from tournament winnings. The amount of taxes can change from year to year, but is currently 15 percent total.

Schedule

All anglers must register and receive confirmation of registration on the official tournament website www.LosCabosTournaments.com or at one of the two final registration check-in locations in Los Cabos on Nov. 16 in order to be eligible to participate Nov. 17 to 20. Anglers can register on November 17 to be eligible to participate November 18 to 20. Anglers can also register on November 18 to be eligible to participate November 19 and 20. And finally, anglers can register on November 19 to be eligible to participate November 20. Preferred registration times in Cabo San Lucas are 5 to 7 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. in San Jose Del Cabo. Anglers can fish one or all days of the competition. The tournament committee reserves the right to deny tournament entry of any individual, organization or corporation.

November 17-20: Registration Online www.LosCabosTournaments.com

On-site Los Cabos registration will be at two locations including:

Cabos San Lucas: Fisherman’s Landing, Marina Fundadores from 5 to 7 p.m. Tournament t-shirts and hats will be on sale. Contact Dan Jacobs, dan.jacobs@bonniercorp.com, international cell number 407-405-0102, Mexico Cell 624-155-4341.

San Jose Del Cabo: Puerto Los Cabos Palapas from 3 to 5 p.m. Tournament t-shirts and hats will be on sale. Contact Priscilla Scollin, priscilla.scollin@bonniercorp.com, international cell number 407-405-0121, Mexico Cell 624-178-4866.

November 17: Fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. Anglers must be checked in to weigh fish by 4:30 p.m. Cabo San Lucas weigh-in at the Marina Fundadores Weigh-Gantry. San Jose weigh-in location at the Puerto Los Cabos Palapas. Angler registration continues for fishing November 18 to 20 at all locations.

November 18: Fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. Anglers must be checked in to weigh fish by 4:30 pm. Cabo San Lucas weigh-in at the Marina Fundadores Weigh-Gantry. San Jose weigh-in location at the Puerto Los Cabos Palapas. Angler registration continues for fishing November 19 to 20 at all locations.

November 19: Fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. Anglers must be checked in to weigh fish by 4:30 pm. Cabo San Lucas weigh-in at the Marina Fundadores Weigh-Gantry. San Jose weigh-in location at the Puerto Los Cabos Palapas. Angler registration continues for fishing November 20 at all locations.

November 20: Fishing begins at 6:30 a.m. Anglers must be checked in to weigh fish by 4:30 pm. Cabo San Lucas weigh-in at the Marina Fundadores Weigh-Gantry. San Jose weigh-in location at the Puerto Los Cabos Palapas.

November 17-30: All angler billfish release photos or video must be emailed to dan.jacobs@bonniercorp.com by 1 p.m. on Nov. 30 (Los Cabos time) to receive an emailed release certificate and be eligible to win prizes through random drawings.