The Robert Ross Fishing Tournament Starts May 17th

Marina Puerto Escondido will host the Robert Ross Fishing Tournament from May 17th-19th. The tournament hosts are expecting 40-50 four-angler teams for the first annual tournament, and entrants can compete to win prizes upwards of USD $20K.

Named after record holding angler Robert Ross, the tournament will offer experienced sportfishers and boaters an exclusive fishing experience on the Sea of Cortez. Jacques Cousteau coined the Sea of Cortez “The Aquarium of the World” in 1987 due to its unmatched variety of marine life.

Fishing tournament prizes and optional brown bag pots include:

  • Grand Prize: $8,000 minimum payout (40% of entry fees) plus a Suzuki Outboard Motor.
  • 1st Place Tuna: $4,000 minimum payout (20% of entry fees)
  • 1st Place Yellowtail: $4,000 minimum payout (20% of entry fees)
  • 1st Place Dorado: $4,000 minimum payout (20% of entry fees)
  • $1,000 to the biggest fish caught using the Tournament tuna plug (must have video of tuna plug and fish)

Optional brown bag pots will be available for dorado, tuna, and yellow tail:

  • $500 entry, Winner Takes All / Day
  • $1k entry, Winner Takes All / Day
  • $5k entry, Winner Takes All / Day

All prize winners will earn free entry to the Copa de Campeones Calisureños – Serial Dos Mares 2019  (Grand Final Calisureños Tournament) in August, which will be hosted in Loreto. Each General Prize winner will also receive a trophy, courtesy of Gray Trophy Fish Mounts.

For more information on prizes, please visit the Robert Foss Fishing Tournament Rules and Prizes page.

The tournament will include a 7am gunshot start each day, an Opening Ceremony, an Award Ceremony, and dinner provided for participants each night.

Conveniently located between the Loreto International Airport and event sponsor Owen Perry’s Villa del Palmar Resort, Marina Puerto Escondido will offer fishing boats for rent and charter during the tournament.

Competitors can also enjoy golf, whale-watching, and other outdoor experiences, as well as the following new additions to Marina Puerto Escondido:

  • 100+ world class slips
  • Snack shop
  • Bar and restaurant

Upcoming plans to enhance the marina community include additional restaurants, luxury condominiums, and a boutique hotel.

Next year’s tournament dates will be from May 15th-17th, 2020.

The entrance fee for the Robert Ross Fishing Tournament is USD $1000. For more details about the event, contact Javier Fuerte at [email protected]

Sponsors of the event include Ale Marine/Share at Sea, Villa Group Resorts, Woodward Logistics Services, Loreto Hotel Association, REMexico Cabo Real Estate, Arjona, Fonmar, Pepegina’s Pizza, API BCS, West Coast Multihulls, Accurate Fishing, Sepada, MagBay Lures, Gray Fish Mounts, Pisces Sportfishing Fleet, Nines Optical, Volaris, Suzuki Marine, Vivero la Ceiba, Nopolo Design and Construction, and Pasión por la Pesca.

To learn more about the fishing tournament’s sponsorship opportunities, visit and view the sponsor guide for details.

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