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Cabo Summer Slam/Pelagic Triple Crown of Sport Fishing

Over $100,000 in cash and prizes are expected to  be handed out at the 4th annual edition of Cabo Summer Slam (AKA The Pelagic Triple Crown of Sport Fishing), an iconic bill and gamefish competition scheduled to take place June 8–10.

The tournament kicks off in style with a shotgun start in front of Land’s End, the half-mile headland that marks the southernmost point of the Baja California peninsula, and serves as a de facto boundary marker between the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez. From there, teams will compete across four divisions, hoping to earn points for billfish releases (a category that includes blue, black and striped marlin, as well as sailfish and even swordfish), or by bringing in the biggest tuna, wahoo or dorado.

The prize money is largely dependent upon entry fees, which at the basic level are $1,500 per team (before the early bird deadline). As any veteran of the Cabo fishing circuit knows, however, much of the competition and a good bit of the money comes from daily jackpots. Thus, an “all-in” across-the-board entry will set teams back a smooth $10,000. For that , teams of up to four fishermen are eligible to take home the overall championship in one of the four divisions (which pay out 40% for billfish, 20% each for the major gamefish), plus reel in daily jackpots like the ever popular High Rollers 5k Billfish Release Jackpot.

The opening party for Cabo Summer Slam will be held June 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., at Baja Cantina on the Cabo San Lucas Marina. The beloved dockside bar and grill (and long-time Bisbees headquarters) will also host the post-tournament awards cermemony on June 10.

The official dates for this event have been announced. The Cabo Summer Slam fishing tournament will take place June 8–10, 2017. However, event dates and schedules are subject to sudden change and cancellation. Please confirm with the event organizer before booking your trip.

For help with your travel planning, please do not hesitate to call Baja.com toll free at (US/CAN) 855-BAJA (2252)-411, or email info@baja.com to reach one of our expert travel agents.

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