The 10th annual Bisbee’s Los Cabos
Offshore Tournament began Saturday with a near-record field of 69 boats at
Mexico’s Cabo Riviera Marina and Golf Resort. In total,more than $4 million in
prize money will be given away at this event,including the Bisbee’s Black and
Blue Marlin Tournament,and it always attracts some of the best sport fishing crews
in the world.
The teams will be fishing the stunning
waters of the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez looking for record-breaking
big game fish. To qualify,a blue or black marlin must weigh in at 300 pounds
or more,while yellowfin tuna must weigh at least 40 pounds and dorado must
meet a 30-pound minimum. In addition,striped marlin and sailfish will earn
wranglers points in the catch and release category.
“This is starting out to be another
great year,” said Tricia Bisbee. “We’ve got a big jump on the number of boats
and payout over last year,so that’s exciting.” In addition,the weather
forecast is excellent and there have been some fabulous fish caught in the area
recently,making it likely to be a busy year for the tournament,which is the
second leg of the Black & Blue series.
Bisbee’s has been holding Black &
Blue tournaments in Baja California Sur for more than 30 years. Today,the
organization holds three competitions annually,including the Buenavista East
Cape Offshore in July,as well as the Los Cabos Offshore and Black & Blue
Marlin Tournament,which are held each October in Cabo
San Lucas real estate.
Known as the “Big Show,” the Bisbee’s
Black & Blue Marlin Tournament is the last in the series and takes place
just a few days after the Los Cabos Offshore event and is always brimming with
excitement. Every year thousands of visitors descend upon Cabo to watch the
sport at the marina while shopping,eating and partying as huge fish are
brought in to be weighed. The scales are prominently located in the stunning
Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza,bringing the entire experience directly to
the crowd and creating memories to last a lifetime.