The 2020 Los Cabos Billfish Tournament received 49 teams competing for $742,500 in purse plus trophies and prizes. The fleet recorded 70 billfish catches including 13 blue, three black and 55 striped marlin. The qualified marlin included an impressive 593 black caught aboard Stella June, 312 blue marlin aboard Artemis, 396 black marlin aboard El Suertudo and 350 blue marlin aboard El Suertudo.
The Los Cabos Billfish Tournament awards 300 team points for black and blue marlin releases, while striped marlin, sailfish and spearfish are 25 points. Marlin weighed over the 300-pound minimum are awarded 1.5 points per pound. The tournament also offers Optional Jackpots for most marlin release points each day and overall. There is a fun Tuna/Wahoo/Dorado Optional Daily Jackpot teams can enter.
Team El Suertudo scored 1,244-points winning First Place Team honors and Top Captain award for Greg DiStefano. El Suertudo angler Jeff Richardson caught a 350-pound blue to win the Day one Marlin Jackpots and Third Place Overall Largest Marlin Jackpots. Richardson was the lucky angler again on the second day of fishing catching a 396-pound black marlin to win the Daily Marlin Jackpots and Second Place Largest Marlin Jackpots. The team, consisting of Capt. Greg DiStefano, Guy Yocom, Jeff Richardson, Christian Lopez, Bruce McDonald, Azam Flores, Oswaldo Ortega, Brian Garcia, Luis Silvera and Alfonso Ortega earned $344,700 in purse, trophies, prizes and an invitation to the 2021 Costa Offshore World Championship in Costa Rica.
Reproduced from an article in Los Cabos Tournaments