Wednesday September 19 2018

Posted by Tomas on October 18, 2017
  • 2017 Bisbee Black & Blue Marlin Tournament Winners
    2017 Bisbee Black & Blue Marlin Tournament Winners
  • Fishing for the elusive Blue Marlin in the Sea of Cortez
    Fishing for the elusive Blue Marlin in the Sea of Cortez
  • Brook Thomas Marlin
    Brook Thomas Marlin

The Bisbee Black and Blue Marlin Tournament is just around the corner beginning October 24, 2017 in Cabo San Lucas

Billed as the richest fishing tournament in the world, the Bisbee has become a iconic event in Cabo San Lucas over the past two decades and in many ways, marks the end of the summer fishing season and the beginning of the fall North American tourist season.

The event sees the largest influx of super-sportfishers and professional fishermen from around the world. The dockside events are colorful and entertaining, but prices tend rise to reflect the caliber of the attendees. 

Local captains with knowledge of the waters seem to have had just as much luck in recent years as those with all the technological goodies to assist them. To a great extent it is still a matter of luck, to which the wagers are place with a competitive spirit. 

The 2014 Bisbee was affected by Major Hurricane Odile, which left much of Los Cabos devastated. But this years even should be tropical cyclone free, with any luck, as it appears our tropical season has already drawn to a close.

This year will present a neutral El Nino condition, the first time in several years that the ENSO has been in a "normal" state, rather than warmer than normal conditions to the south as an El Nino. However, the waters surrounding the tip of the peninsula are 1°C to 2°C above normal, as is much of the Eastern Pacific 

2017 Bisbee Offshore Tournament









Thomas Powell

Blue Marlin 


 2 Ten Brothers Jeff Kleitz Black Marlin 480
3 El Torito Antonio Rohero Black Marlin 421
5 Wildcatters John Martin Blue Marlin 358
6 Pescadors Sin Nombre Andy Beard Blue Marlin 350
7 Hooray Kenneth Padgett Blue Marlin 315

This years schedule is as follows:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2017 - Bisbee's 2nd Annual Pub Crawl

5:00pm Gear Up Pre-Party at Baja Cantina.

6:00pm Bisbee's Pub Crawl Parade Begins!


3:00pm-7:00pm Registration and distribution of team bags in front of Puerto Paraiso Mall.

7:00pm-8:00pm Captains Meeting, Puerto Paraiso Mall. One team member must attend.

8:00pm-9:00pm Opening Ceremonies begin: Flag Honors with Mexican Naval Escort, Mexican National Anthem, Lighting of the Tournament Torch, Japanese Taiko Drums, Music by Cabomax.


8:00am Shotgun Start.

8:00am-5:00pm Tournament Fishing; lines must be out of the water by 5:00pm.

2:00pm-9:00pm Weigh Station is open in front of the Puerto Paraiso Mall, boats inside the harbor entrance by 9:00pm can weigh.

Bisbee Los Cabos Offshore Tournament Species statistics

Black Marlin – 7

Blue Marlin – 101

Dorado – 1

Sailfish – 7

Spearfish – 0

Striped Marlin – 33

Yellowfin tuna – 3

Total Catches – 152

Lost fish – 16


6:00pm-??? Awards celebration, Auction, Raffle, and David Pack's "Legends Live" benefit concert located at the A.P.I. Cruise Ship Pier

8:00pm Dinner is served

If you are in Cabo San Lucas for the weekend of the 24-28th the flavor of the event will be evident everywhere you turn. Don't miss out on the excitement. 

Click here to visit the registration page for the Bisbee Black and Blue Tournament:



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