The docks of Cabo San Lucas were buzzing with competitors who turned out October 11-15 for the 13th Annual Los Cabos Billfish Tournament. The big winner of this event was Team Chupacabra, who reeled in a 543 pound blue marlin, pictured here. ThereÂ isn’tÂ anything quite like seeing those numbers flash up on the ScaleMaster Scoreboard and knowing you got the big catch of the tournament, right guys?
â€œChupacabraâ€™s blue marlin also won the team, including Capt. Jesse Scarbrough, mate Bobby Cline, and anglers Mike Mullen, Robert Cline, Timothy Donnelley, Horace Barge and Michael Thompson, tourney honors of Largest Blue Marlin, Days One through Three Daily Marlin Jackpots, and the Winner-Take-All Marlin Jackpot to bring Chupacabraâ€™s total tournament prize money to $364,764.25. The team also holds a unique distinction of being one of few teams to fish every year of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament.â€
We are sure these numbers got the blood pumping for these fishermen. 42 boats competed in the tournament, catching and releasing 2 black marlin, seven blue, 16 striped marlin, and 26 sailfish.
Stats, quotes, and pictures are all courtesy of http://www.sportfishingmag.com/news/tournament-veterans-win-los-cabos-billfish-tournament-543-pound-blue?cmpid=enews101811