4th Annual East Cape Bisbee was hosted by our resort this past week and it seems that everything went quite well, everyone was very happy and relax (even thought there is plenty of money involved). And we are happy to announce that we will be having it again next year.

The welcome cocktail and captain meeting was held on garden and pool area. The kiosk was used as the sign in area. Mr. Wayne Bisbee and Mr. Cliserio Mercado did a great job going over the rules and clarifying each one. There were almost 200 people and Tecate beer step up to the challenge as it sponsored the event with plenty of free beer. Another great friend and sponsor was Ken Matney and wife from Hi-5 Lures who sponsor quite a few lures for the raffle.  Angel was on site and with plenty of work as he was getting everyone ready for the next day, it took a day or two for the participants to know about ordering everything a night before, but by the third day everyone knew what to do.

We started out very early serving breakfast every mornings a little earlier than normal to be ready for the 7:00 am shut gun start. On  the first day, my dad with Wayne, Radio controller Mr. Rico and Lic. Bermudez from the State government were in charge of the shut gun start. There were 42 boats signed on to the event, so it was a very interesting start. There were nice 60 ft long fishing boats, quite fast also as we saw a nice Ocean yacht doing about 35 miles, easily going past everyone. It was so nice to see so many people coming from so many different places, here Mr. Pascoe from Wyoming with the team uniform.

The weight station was arranged next to the new fish hanging place, and of course we had the Tecate huts for shade by the beach. And they were needed as we had a lot of people coming to check on the event, and the sun was petty strong for the first two days, the third big clouds cover most of the beach and we felt some drops of rain.   

Winners Team Kw's Karma, Robert Manroe and son Kyle with friend Mr. Arenas. They all fish with long time local captain Daniel Alvarez, who know fishes out of Cabo. They were the winners with a nice 386 lbs Blue marlin, which was worth $140,204.48 They laneded the fish on the second day about 11 o'clock in the morning and once on board they stated heading back to the resort. They were fishing the Gordo Banks and it was hook about 1 hour after arriving, they fought it for about 2 hours. Son Kyle was last year winner for the dorado category, but this year, dad show everyone how to win a tournament.   Tony Talamantes, Francisco Munsoia, Pepe Heuia y Tony Talamantes Jr. on the Borracho with Captain Oscar Verdugo were in about 15 minutes before closing the scale on the last day, and they almost didn't make on time and on weight of the fish, as it came to scale at 304 lbs, good enough to take second place and $27,303.52 Oscar another great local captain, and son to a very prolific fishing family. It was nice to see that one of the teams was a local team from La Paz.
Jonathan King of only 16 year old was the winner for the dorado category with a nice bull of 44.9 lb. He and his family was fishing on el Tio, another local captain and now boat as well. They took $7056.00 Plenty for next year Bisbee. Mr. Rick Shedore, Richard Richardson and Bob Brack fishing on the On-site with local captain Enrique Yepiz caught this enormous cow that weighted in 197.7 lbs. to take home $7056.00

A very nice crowd every day, but specially the last day, as the blue was announced about 30 minutes before closing time and it was reported to be over the 300 lbs, it made it in with only 15 minutes left in the official time.

Award ceremony was held on the beach, a little more people that what Arnulfo had planned for, but were happy to work harder and served everyone. It was a nice beautiful evening and we had great comments from all of our friends.

We would like to thank the Bisbee Family, Patricia, Bob and Wayne and the Bisbee organization with Mr. Cliserio Mercado for giving us the opportunity to serve you, we are very happy that you decided to work with us this year and we are sure that we will do a better job for you next year.

Thank you again


See you next year!!!


Last Week Fish Report Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort Fleet

Last week's Fish and Condition report brought to you by Angel Ortiz, boat manager and Marcos Yepiz, on the Liliana

From: July 30th - Aug 5th, 2004 

Total boats out: 43  Fisherman: 125

Weather Temperature: Mid  to High 90`s

Water Temperature: 83░- 86░

Type Capture Release Total
 Blue Marlin ~ 8 8
 Black Marlin ~ ~ ~
  Striped Marlin ~ 17 17
  Sailfish ~ 12 12
  Dorado 26 3 29
  Tuna 18 ~ 18
  Wahoo 2 ~ 2
  Roosterfish ~ 3 3
  Grupper ~ ~ ~
  Shark 1 1 1
  Snapper 8 ~ 8
  Jack cravalle  ~ 1 1
  Amberjack ~ 4 4
  Bonita ~ 3 3
  Yellowtail ~ ~ ~
  Ladyfish ~ ~ ~
  Pampano 2 ~ 2
  Triggerfish ~ ~ ~
  Sierra ~ ~ ~
  Cabrilla 1 ~ 1
  Skip Jack ~ 20 20

Water Temperature:  Nice water in the mid 80's.

Weather Temperature:  Nice with some shower during mid to the end of the week. Still it was nice week over all.  

Fishing Spots and Distance: Our boats were going mostly down by La Rivera to Cabo Pulmo most of the action was relatively close. But since most  of the boats from the tournament were here this past week, they went everywhere. Normal 20-35 miles, but tournament boats were from 10 to 60 miles.

Off-shore fishing.- Main target this week was big marlin, and we came through with 72 billfish, it is very nice that the Bisbee's guys put a limit to the qualifying fish as they only brought in 5 of billfish. I don't know if I should put the dorado here in the off-shore, since we were very close to the light house fishing for them

In-shore fishing.- Mostly rooster fish, our friend Mr. GrŘeng with his son were fishing inshore for roosters they did ok. Mr. Ronnie Kovach and Steve Carson were with us this past week, and they caught about 21 different species for their TV show. They also had great surprises when they were fishing for snappers right in front of La Rivera and Ronnie hooked a stripers. You know one of those things.

Successful lures: Petrolero, and a golden color lure won second place.

Bait Used: Mostly mackerel, caballito and sardine, but we fished for skip jacks and tunas to fish for the big fish.

Highlight of the Week: Over $140,000.00 blue marlin, how about that for high light. Also the 197.7 lbs tuna that took the Tuna category. It was really big.