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A Journey Into Paradise

Bisbee 2011 Wrap-Up for Cabo Real Estate

13 September, 2012

The 2011 Bisbee's Black &
Blue Tournament wrapped up this week in Cabo real estate,
after another fabulous season. According to tournament director Wayne Bisbee,
this year's events have been full of excitement and millions in prize money was
given away.

“We started off with a fantastic
event in July at the East Cape Offshore. Thanks to our wonderful hosts,the
Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort,we had 61 boats and a new tournament record
marlin brought to the scales,” Bisbee shared. “The Los Cabos Offshore was
equally noteworthy. And then there's the grand finale,the Black & Blue.”

With an overall purse of more
than $2.1 million and second place bringing in more than $1 million,it’s no
surprise that this is the richest tournament series in the world. This year Ned
Wallace brought in $1.2 million at the Black and Blue Tournament last weekend
when Cabo angler Luis Liera caught a 395-pound marlin.

This year,the Black and Blue
Tournament brought in more than 100 teams and 529 anglers from around the
world. 122 billfish were caught throughout the course of the event,but only
seven were weighed and only four of these were over 300 pounds. Out of the fish
caught during this year's tournament,there were 56 blue marlin,52 striped
marlin,12 sailfish and 2 black marlin.

In an interesting twist that
shows what is possible when fishing in these waters,a 746-pound blue marlin
was caught off the coast near Cabo San Lucas last Tuesday,just one day before
the big tournament was scheduled to begin. Caught by Pisces Sportfishing,the
giant fish succumbed to the fight one hour after being hooked. The exact
location that the fish was found has been withheld,but it was said to have
been caught just a few miles off shore on the Pacific side of the Baja
California peninsula. The giant marlin was credited to Florida anglers Patrick
and Jean Neville and Thomas and Penny Heinz. This amazing catch follows another
huge catch,when a 972+ pound marlin was brought in after a 28-hour fight.

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