Sunday, October 21, 2012

Was This a Marlin or a Tuna Tournament?

The Bisbee Offshore is over, with just two qualifying blue marlin weighed in at 583 & 565 lbs by Chupacabra and Sneak Attack respectively. However that is not to say that fishing was not good, the yellow fin tuna catches were nothing short of amazing, as seen by the table below. Is our name going to change to "Tuna Capital of the World"?
Some big dorado were caught too with a 54.8 lb'er winning this division for Hang Em High.

Heaviest Tuna Overall
Heaviest Dorado Overall

Need a Boat for the Bisbee Black and Blue?

Bill Collector seems to be on a roll. They won the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament with a 483 lb black marlin and they hooked up a black again today in the Bisbee Offshore. The fish struck late in the day and was just shy of 300 lbs. Captain Julio did not want to chance it so preferred to let the fish go. This boat is still available for the Black and Blue if there are any late entries. Give us a call.

Bill Collector Scores Big $167,877.00 in Prize Money

Last night the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament awards banquet took place beachside, at the Playa Grande resort, giving teams a chance to get spruced up and mingle with other teams during a delicious four course dinner. Of course we were very proud of Pisces Bill Collector, a 31 ft Cabo, for taking first place and to have caught the only qualifying fish during the event. Total winnings for the team headed up by Mark Chiavetta and crew Julio Gonzalez  & Esteban Balderas was $167,877.00.
Team Bad Medicine scored $43,753.00 for most billfish released and a dorado weighed in, whilst team Galanti took $30,200.00 for most billfish released on day two.
Wild Hooker, did very well with two tuna of 227 and 247 lbs respectively for angler Alan Stewart winning him $19,507.00. These are exacly what he needs for the Tuna Tournament coming up next month.
This is the second time Pisces has won this tournament; in 2006 Tracy Ann, a 31 ft Bertram, won over $400,000.00 for a group of anglers from Finland.
Just goes to show you don't necessarily need a big boat to place.


Tournament Info

Here is a quick run down of current tournaments:

Just finished, Los Cabos Billfish Tournament. Normally a three day fishing event, it was reduced to two, due to tropical storm conditions. Boats fished Thursday and Friday of last week, 18th and 19th of October.
Taking place now, is Bisbee Offshore, Saturdy and Sunday, so far just one fish weighed in a 583 lb blue marlin aboard Chupacabra.
Coming up, the main event, Bisbees Black and Blue, with fishing to take place, Wedns, Thursday and Friday. Below is the schedule for the Bisbee Black and Blue.

2012 Black & Blue Schedule of Events


2:00-5:30pm Registration and distribution of team bags in front of Puerto Paraiso Mall.
5:30pm-6:30pm Captains Meeting, Puerto Paraiso Mall. One team member must attend.
6:30pm-9:00pm Registration continues.
7:00pm-9:00pm Opening Ceremonies begin: Flag Honors with Mexican Naval Escort, Mexican National Anthem, Pre-Colombian New Fire Dance, Lighting of the Tournament Torch, Traditional Japanese Dance, 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.
8:00am-9:00pm Weigh Station is open in front of the Puerto Paraiso Mall, boats inside the harbour entrance by 9:00pm can weigh.


7:00pm-9:30pm Awards Celebration starts off with cocktails followed by dinner and a big screen presentation of the tournament video. The awards presentation starts after viewing the tournament video followed by music by Cabomax. Open to tournament participants only