Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – You don’t have to be rich to enter the 14th Annual Los Muertos Beach Fishing Tournament! Scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6, this fun and friendly fishing competition has attracted anglers from all over Mexico for the last 13 years.
The tournament began back in 2007, when a group of friends decided to determine which of them was the best fishermen. With a total of 20 boats entering the contest for just $50 pesos each, the Los Muertos Beach Fishing Tournament was born – and soon became an annual tradition.
To encourage the conservation of the Sailfish and Marlin species, this year’s event will be a special Dorado-only tournament, with cash prizes for the top 3 catches in this category.
If you are into great sportfishing, but don’t have a lot of money to enter the professional fishing tournaments held in and around Banderas Bay, this is the one for you! The 14th Annual Los Muertos Beach Fishing Tournament has an entry fee of just $3500 pesos per boat, and any type of boat can enter the competition.
Whether you are fishing from a panga or a yacht, the number of anglers on your team is limited to half of your boat’s capacity. And, as part of Puerto Vallarta’s ongoing efforts to combat Covid-19, all participating boats must have antibacterial gel, a sanitizing mat and an Infrared thermometer aboard, and all fishermen must wear face masks.
To participate in the 14th Playa Los Muertos Fishing Tournament, all boats must register at the Deportes Gutierrez Rizo store on November 5, 2021 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. It is essential to bring your sport fishing license and the $3,500.00 peso registration fee with you.
The tournament will be held on November 6, 2021, starting at 7:00 am, and ending at 3:00 pm. The exit will be in front of the Los Muertos Beach pier; participants must arrive at 6:00 am and look for the boat named “YIYO” to receive their entry pass.
All boats must return to the pier no later than 3:00 pm, which is where each boat’s catch will be weighed. Cash prizes will be awarded to the three largest Dorado caught during the tournament.
The cash prizes, like every year, consist of 85% of the money collected for registration fees (15% is used for event logistics) and will be distributed as follows:
1st Place: 50%
2nd place: 35%
3rd place: 15%
It should be noted that there will be no after-party on the beach this year so, after the winners have been determined and prizes have been awarded, the fish will be returned to the anglers who caught them.
For more information (in Spanish), visit the Facebook event page.