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www.loscabosbillfishtournament.com. 14-16 Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament As soon as one major fishing tournament ends in Los Cabos, another begins, as Bisbee’s Offshore Tournament makes its 12th return of competition that lasts two days of attempts to hook either tuna, dorado or marlin. The average temperature in Cabo during October is somewhere between 85-90 degrees, making average water temperatures of 75 degrees, ideal for this historically friendly and fierce competition. Last year’s 2015 tournament produced 95 teams that comprised of 628 anglers. 139 Marlin were caught during the competition, and the big $621, 350 purse winner was Mike Timon of the Knot Workin’ team with his 161.5 pound Yellowfin Tuna. Ryan Sayer of Coast Wide Sportsfishing brought aboard the biggest fish of the tourney with his 247 lbs. Blue Marlin. For more information, please visit www.bisbees.com or www.bisbees.com/Tournament/BisbeesLosCabosOffshore. 18-22 Bisbee’s International Black & Blue Tournament Always saving the best for last, the Bisbee family will hold their 36th annual, granddaddy of them all, Black & Blue Fishing Tournament, from Tuesday, October 18 to Saturday, October 22. Long considered, the world’s richest billfish tournament, teams arrive from all over the planet, with eyes and fishing poles clearly set on winning the more than $4 million US dollars in prize money. It has historically been the Bisbee’s Black & Blue that brings in world-record breaking catches, which have reached and surpassed 800 pounds. The event also packs the San Lucas Marina with vendors and exhibits that make for a great festive time. The Black & Blue remains one of the world’s largest fishing tournaments. Last year, Tyler Squier hooked the biggest fish of his life early Friday afternoon, calculating prize categories and payouts was the last thing on his mind. Squier was simply using every muscle he could to conquer the frantic blue marlin on the end of his 130-pound test line. Fortunately for the Thunder Bay, Ontario angler and Team Catching a Buzz, the fish would surrender after a strenuous battle lasting 35 minutes. When it was finally hoisted aloft at the scales, the 500-pound mark would vault the team into first-place for the three-day event. “That was tough,” Squire said afterwards. “I couldn’t believe we had a chance. We’re just five buddies from Ontario who decided, hey, let’s do this, let’s fish this tournament. It is the Bisbee’s after all, the richest contest in the world, and this was our shot.” For more information please visit: www.bisbees.com/Tournament/BisbeesBlackAndBlue 29 Cabo Pimp and ‘Ho Costume Ball The Cabo San Lucas 19th Annual Pimp and ‘Ho Ball returns for its wild and sexy party that takes place every year just before Halloween. The general admission ladies fee of $50 USD pales in comparison to the $150 dollar ticket price for all men. The upscale R-rated atmosphere has attracted such Hollywood luminaries as Sean P. Diddy Combs, Floyd Mayweather along with dozen former Playboy Bunny playmates. There’s also a lucrative $1,000.00 USD cash prize awarded to the three sexiest ‘Ho costume contestants. The Pimp and ‘Ho Ball has a strict no costume, no entry policy, that is enforced with no exceptions. Anyone wanting ”in” must have a full-on ”Pimp” or ”Ho” costume. Halloween costumes (which are not “Pimp” or “Ho” themed) are not permitted either, such as vampires, superheroes, and/or blood or gory themed costumes. With the closure of last year’s host location Baja Junkie Nightclub Bar, details of this year’s Pimp and ‘Ho Costume Ball were not released publicly and the whereabouts of this year’s extravaganza will be released during an unknown late October announcement. For more information please visit www.pimpnhomexico.com. 30 Ironman Los Cabos The world’s biggest triathlon returns to Cabo San Lucas. The Los Cabos Ironman 70.3. The world-renown Ironman race consists of  a 2.4-mile swim in the Sea of Cortez in Palmilla Bay, a 112-mile bike ride along the four-lane Transpeninsular Highway and through San Jose del Cabo, and ends with a grueling 26.2 mile marathon distance run along the corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo. Last year’s 2015 overall winner was Francisco Serrano of Mexico, who covered the race in 4 hours, 2 minutes and 46 seconds. Britain’s James Hadley was a close second for the UK with a time of 4:03:45. Cody Beals of Canada nabbed 3rd overall in 4:06:29 and was followed by four USA Americans; Chris Leiferman (4:08:15), Matt Lieto (4:10:20), Chris Baird (4:10:44) and Chris Bagg (4:11:18). Davide Giardini of Italy reached the Top 10 with his 8th place finish of 4:12:17. The women’s race champion was Magali Tisseyre (Canada) 4:24:28, who crossed the finish line in 17th place overall. Tisseyre was followed by runner-up Carrie Lester (Australia) 4:31:45, 3rd place Ricarda Lisk (Germany) 4:36:34, Melanie McQuaid (Canada) 4:42:40 and Carly Johann (USA) 4:43:39. The thrilling swim, ride, run challenge is a great spectator spectacle that begins as 7:00 am and doesn’t end until the last competitor crosses the tape eight hours later. For more information please visit the race website  www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/los-cabos    ]]>