Loreto’s play to be a sportfishing destination manifests into a big game competition.
LORETO, Baja California Sur—The recently updated Marina Puerto Escondido in Loreto, Mexico, has been angling to be one of Baja California Sur’s top sportfishing destinations – and rightfully so, what with the hidden port sitting on the Sea of Cortez (which many have dubbed as the world’s aquarium). A few of the most desired fish – Dorado, marlin, sailfish, tuna and yellowtail – will be sought after, May 17-19, as the first-ever Robert Ross Fishing Tournament comes to town.
Anglers will be competing for a minimum payout of $8,000, though the tournament will also offer daily and species-specific money awards.
The tournament is named after Robert Ross, who reeled in a 430-pound yellowfin off the coast of Loreto in 2016.
Teams of four will compete for cash prizes and free entry into the Grand Final Calisureños Tournament, held in Loreto in August. The grand prize is an $8,000 minimum payout and Suzuki outboard motor; first place payouts for Dorado, tuna and yellowtail are $4,000 each (minimum).
There are also brown bag pots (ranging from $500 to $5,000) and cash prizes for smallest fish ($500) and largest fish ($1,000) caught.
Loreto is a small town on the east coast of Baja California Sur. Marina Puerto Escondido, which is located south of Loreto, features more than 80 new slips.
Visit www.robertrossfishingtournament.com for more information.