The 13th annual East Cape Dorado Shoot Out (dorado fishing tournament) has been scheduled for July 15, 2017 at the Van Wormer Resorts in Los Barriles. This is the largest fishing tournament in Southern Baja with an average turnout of 125 teams each year. What makes this event so popular is the low entry fee along with a big pay out. This year’s entry free is $500 per team and the winning team will walk away with a brand new, fully loaded, 4×4 pickup truck. The tournament also offers optional side jackpots of $200, $300, $500 and $1,000. Last years jackpots reached over $80,000 in cash.
The rules are simple, catch the heaviest dorado on July 15, 2017 and you win the truck.
There will also be great prizes for 2nd and 3rd place as well as for the largest tuna and largest wahoo caught that day. The beauty of this one day tournament format is that anyone can win. All it takes is a little luck and you can walk away with a brand new truck. After the tournament, Palmas De Cortez will host the award ceremony which is unlike any in Baja. Dinner, Music and over $20,000 in raffle items will be given away. Some of this year’s sponsors, who have generously donated prizes to the event include: Toyota of Los Cabos, Flambeau, Rapala, Penn, Flambeau, Furuno, Eat Me Lures, Hi-5 Lures, Williamson Lures, Pelican, Jig stop, International Gold Jewelers, Cabo Unico Tequila, Quaker State, National Car Rental, Corona Beer, Terrafin, Ande line, Aftco Clothing, Baja Traveler Magazine, Chums, Beyond Coastal Sun Care, Solar Fortun, Maxx Digital, HGST, G-Technology and Chum Buddy.
It is now easier than ever before to sign up for the East Cape Dorado Shoot Out. Just click on the REGISTRATION tab at the Dorado Shoot Out website. Then on the left hand side click on the SIGN UP FORM link and fill out the entry form right on your computer screen. Then enter your credit card number and submit. Register early and avoid long lines at the event. Registration will be at Palmas De Cortez July 13th and 14th from 4pm-8pm. Teams can also register in La Paz on July 4th at BajaMark and on July 6th at Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose Del Cabo from 6pm-8pm. All teams must check in and register at one of the above locations in order to participate in this year tournament.
If you’ve never participated in a fishing tournament, this is a great one to start with. Low entry fee, big prizes and a very straight forward format. Catch a dorado, weigh a dorado, have a beer. For more information on the 12th annual East Cape Van Wormer Resorts Dorado Shoot Out call 877-777-8862.