Experience the passion for fishing in Los Cabos!
By: Aline Rivas
Some say that a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work, and we know that they mean is that fishing is a great opportunity to share time with good friends in a relaxed atmosphere and, with a bit of luck , the chance to get a great catch.
So for fishing lovers, The Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournaments have been taking place for more than 30 years in the region of Los Cabos at the Baja California Peninsula in Mexico.
The Bisbee’s are currently producing three tournaments – Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore which takes place each July in Buenavista; the Los Cabos Offshore charity Tournament and Black & Blue Marlin Tournament which take place every October in the sea port of Cabo San Lucas. (Only 25 minutes away from our hotel).
Started in 1981 by Bob Bisbee, the Black & Blue Marlin Tournament has grown from six teams with a prize of $10,000 dollars, to more than 150 teams with millions of dollars on the line. In 2006 the Black & Blue Marlin Tournament had its biggest overall cash payout of $4,165,960 dollars. (This was, and remains as the largest payout in sportfishing history!)
In 2000, Bisbee’s expanded to the east side of the Baja California Sur peninsula with the East Cape Offshore Tournament in Buenavista. In addition to marlin, this tournament included the mahi mahi (or dolphinfish) and tuna; it became so popular that a third event with the same format was started in 2002 – the Los Cabos Offshore Tournament.
Over the years each tournament has developed its own personality with the East Cape Offshore being a laid back: “Cabo fishing as it used to be”; taking place in Los Cabos just days before the Black & Blue Tournament. Is nicknamed the “The little Bisbee” and is a very social event full of camaraderie where friends can meet, swap stories and get in a few days of fishing before the “Big Show”.
The last tournament in the series, Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, is hard to describe if you’ve never been there before. It’s five days of organized chaos full of hard-core excitement. With the beautiful and lively city of Cabo San Lucas as the backdrop, thousands of people crowd the marina walkways to shop, party and watch huge fish being weighed in at the scales in front of the world-famous Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza.
This year, the Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, the most important sport fishing event in Los Cabos will be waiting for you from October 24 to 28, a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget, so don't miss this amazing opportunity!
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