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2017 Cabo Tuna Jackpot Schedule*


Note: The Friday Fiesta was moved to Thursday, an hour later and is a sit-down buffet. Check-in was moved up to 1 p.m., and a second Cabo Escape start boat party Thursday morning was added to accommodate demand.


THE AWARDS DINNER will again be held on the cruise ship pier Saturday night.

Tuesday: Pre-check for estimated 50 teams who have no roster changes, 6 to 9 p.m. at Marlin Sculpture. All anglers must be present on the team to fill out waivers. Angler packets and team flags only. Regular check-in the next day is where swag if handed out. Fun party, meet the staff in a casual setting, live band, BBQ (no host) Halloween night between Capt. Tony's and Solomon's Landing restaurants/bars.

Wednesday, Nov. 1: Check-in moved up from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Tesoro Cabo Marina weigh-in area. Yo-Zuri Welcome Party with free gifts, tequila shots, video showing, optional amounts announced, and drawings, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Cultural Center Outdoor Amphitheater.

Thursday, Nov. 2: Costa Shotgun start 7 a.m. at the Cabo Arch; Start boat is the Cabo Escape, leaving IGY fuel dock at 6 a.m. sharp; Annual Costa Charity charter, 6 to 8 a.m. on start boat Cabo Escape, first of two. $30 PP. Includes all mimosas, coffee, orange juice, champagne, breakfast burritos. All proceeds to Smiles charity.


THE COSTA PARTY on Friday aboard the Cabo Escape is now TWO parties, both days of the start boat. Costa is $30, and is catered with free food and drink, including mimosas. Start your day off dancing and partying, in the name of charity. As Smiles receives all proceeds both days.

Gray Taxidermy Weigh-in 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Lines out at 4 p.m. Weigh-in ends at 6 p.m. or until all eligible fish are weighed.

Baja Cantina's Fiesta at Maria Corona Restaurant in downtown Cabo. Doors and bar opens and music starts at 7:30 p.m., Mexican buffet dinner and foklorico entertainment begins at 8 p.m. and at 8:30 staff begins announcements of day's results, Best Dressed, Show Us Your Costas, Sticker contests plus sponsors' drawings.

Friday, Nov. 3: Costa Shotgun Start at 7 a.m. the Cabo Arch; Weigh-in 3-6 p.m.; Annual Costa charity charter open to all guests on luxury start boat Cabo Escape, leaving IGY fuel dock at 6 a.m. sharp with mimosas, breakfast burritos, coffee and prizes! $30 a person (all proceeds to Smiles charity), lines out at 4 p.m. Gray Taxidermy scale closes at 6 p.m. or until all eligible fish are weighed.

Saturday, Nov. 4: Cabo Tuna Jackpot Awards Dinner, on cruise line pier. Bar opens at 5:30 p.m.; mariachi music starts at 6 p.m., dinner is ready at 6:30; Guess The Fish Contest, Silent auction, live auction, all sponsors tackle drawings begin at 6:30; awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m.

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