Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Tournament

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico


Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Tournament

Cabo San Lucas has been home to Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament, the world's largest bill fishing event, every October for the past 35 years. This tournament has seen some of the largest payouts in the history of outdoor sports, including a $3.9 million payout to a single team in 2006 and $2.5 million to another in 2012. Think you've got what it takes? Last year's winning team reeled in a blue marlin weighing 500 pounds. Find out what's in store for this year's upcoming event and plan your trip.



Entry fees start at $5,000; across-the-board entry into all categories is $71,500.


  • Three days of tournament fishing
  • Awards celebration dinner


  • Billfishing
  • Fishing tournament
  • Potential multi-million dollar prizes


What's so special about Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament?

Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament is, simply put, the largest and richest sport fishing tournament in the world. Teams win prize money that can rise into the millions, all by catching the biggest haul of billfish over the three days of tournament fishing. It started in 1981 with just six teams and a $10,000 purse and now attracts over 150 teams annually. With a $5,000 buy-in for a base entry and category entries up to $30,000 each, this is an event for serious anglers.

Can I enjoy Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament as a spectator?

All of Cabo San Lucas turns into a giant party for the week of Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament, as thousands of visitors descend upon the marina to shop, eat and drink. This is also the spot to watch fishing teams return to weigh their catch, hoisting marlin weighing hundreds of pounds in front of approving crowds outside Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza.

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