Los Cabos Tuna Jackpot Tournament

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Review online, Dates set Nov. 6-9, '19


Full-color coverage of epic event  in flip-page full-color supplement : Click and get all the details and results!


What a tourney,join us in 2019, Nov. 6-9! Details at www.loscabostiunajackpot.com

WON Tuna Jackpot Pays Record Return: Field of 163 boats gets 8 over 200 pounds


Cloud Nine is Tuna Jackpot Champ and Hooray also sweeps daily cash; Let's do it again next year! Nov. 6-9, 2018

 The Cloud Nine weighed a 272-pound yellowfin tuna the first day of the 20th Annual Western Outdoor News Cabo Tuna Jackpot to top a field of 163 boats and earn a record $392,800. 


CABO SAN LUCAS, BCS – The Cloud Nine team claimed the WON Cabo Tuna Jackpot Championship title and the lion’s share of the record $841,600 tournament payout with a 272-pound yellowfin that barely made it to the scales in time. Their single team payout set another Tuna Jackpot record as on awards night they were handed a check for $392,800!


That total reflects a sweep of the daily jackpots and the $68,000 award for overall biggest tuna. 

The second day’s victors aboard the Hooray were also in all the daily jackpots and that’s shown in their check total of $324,800 — the sum of the $500, $1000, $2000, $3000, $5000 and $10,000 optionals up for grabs each day. Pushing up the total was the fact 22 teams were “across the board” in the $10,000 pot, another record.


The Bad Medicine won $8000 for second place overall in the Tuna Jackpot with its second day 266 not entered in the daily pots, with $4000 going to the La Sirena for third overall as their 256 was surpassed on day one by the 272.


The side Wahoo/Dorado daily jackpot was hotly contested both days. Ted Dake’s team on the Make My Day took the $56,000 pot the first day of competition and second day optional money was well earned by the Texas Ticklers team captain by Greg Sterner of San Antonio, as they cashed their $56,000 check with a 57-pound wahoo.

Full coverage of all the great parties, near misses, big catches and Cabo will be found in the upcoming Cabo Tuna Jackpot Review special section of WON and on the website. There will be a digital flip page version of the Review next week. 

Also, dates are set for the 2019 edition, Nov. 6-9. The website www.loscabostunajackpot.com will have an entry form available by next week. There will be two changes to the event. The wahoo and dorado optional will be split into two $1,000 optionals. The tuna optionals will remain the same. And, the deadline for weigh-in remains 6 p.m. but boats will have to make that deadline  at a manned and videotaped spot TBD at the outer edge of the harbor for safety reasons. 


The second day's flare gun start surrounding the Cabo Escape was another wild one with 163 boats charging off to their hotspots.


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