Hit The Fishing Jackpot

Summer Slam Tournament promotes big betting
BY: LACEY STORER

What can make a sport fishing tournament even more exciting? How about adding some daily jackpots to the money mix.

The 4th annual Pelagic Triple Crown of Fishing Cabo Summer Slam Tournament (whew, that’s a mouthful, how are they going to jam all that on a baseball cap?) still offers the $2,000 general entry that it’s had in past years, but it also has the expected daily jackpot options that raise the bar and add some interest.

Buy ins for the jackpots start at $500 in the tuna, wahoo and dorado categories, then move up to $2,000 for the billfish release category. Daily jackpot winners will be determined by single-heaviest qualifying fish in the tuna, dorado, and wahoo jackpot categories, and by the most daily release points in the billfish release categories.

The $5,000 High Rollers jackpot gives teams the opportunity to bet the big bucks. The jackpot is for billfish species only (sailfish, blue marlin, black marlin, striped marlin, swordfish, spearfish), and the team that gains the most release points each day will win the daily jackpot.

fishing tourney.jpgAnd if you’re really feeling confident about your team’s fishing skills (or luck, because there’s that, right?) there’s also an All-In option for $10,500.

If you don’t have a team pulled together yet, there’s still time. Teams, (which can have up to four members, plus crew) can register right up until the night of the kick-off party on June 8. Fish days are June 9 and 10, with a daily shot-gun start at 7:00 am, lines out at 3, and scales close at 6, so hustle in if you’ve got some beauties onboard. Prizes, which Pelagic estimates will total more than $100,000, will be given out at the awards ceremony on the last night of the tournament at Baja Cantina.

For more information on the tournament, check out the Pelagic Gear blog, www.pelagicgear.com/blog, or email the tournament’s Mexican contact, San Lucas Yacht, at sanlucasyacht@prodigy.net.mx. ,