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PHOTO GALLERY AND FISHING AND CONDITION REPORT   WEEK: AUGUST 2ND WEEK.
 

Bisbee’s Buenavista Offshore Tournament Ends with Record Growth, and is the first East Cape Tournament to approach 1/4 million dollar payouts in history!

 

 This year’s Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament, also presented by Snell Real Estate was just completed on August 6th where a record 56 boats competed for $243,060.00 in prize money.

 

Although there were hundreds of billfish and game fish to be had, it took until the third and final day of fishing to get a marlin to exceed the event’s 300 lb. minimum weight. This 344 lb. blue marlin was caught by lady angler Charlene Sanford fishing with husband Adam onboard their 35 ft. Scopinich “Adam's Folly". The Sanfords are from Colts Head, New Jersey, and reside in the East Cape for a good part of each year. They earned a total of $224,244.00 for their fish, and it was the event’s only qualifying marlin. This is the largest individual payout by far in East Cape tournament fishing history. “We fished tournaments from New Jersey to St. Thomas to Isla Mujeres for 30 years, and took a 10 year break from the tournament circuit in 1994” said the Sanfords. “This is a fantastic way to break back into the tournament scene and we’ll be back next year” they continued. Their Captain was Gaspar Macklish Marron  from La Ribera, BCS, Mexico.

 

In addition to billfish, the tournament format also pays awards for the largest dorado and tuna for the event. These awards went to the “Que Sera” where angler Cliff Wilson from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico who caught a 53 lb. dorado while fishing with teammates Dennis Rahlves from Carefree, Arizona and Brad Curtis from NSW Australia. The boat captain was Buenavista local J. Mike Deane.

 

The largest tuna  was 48.5 lbs. And was caught by Bodo Meschkat onboard the “Dusty B III”, captained by Vicente Cosio Cota  from Buenavista BCS Mexico. Anglers on the team were Togo Hazard and Derek Tresize from San Diego, CA and Esaul Valdez from Buenavista, BCS, Mexico. Each team won $9,408.00.

 

The cumulative amount of billfish released for the tournament was 116. This consisted of 64 striped marlin, 24 blue marlin, and 28 sailfish.

 

The top three release teams were:

1st Place Release Team-

“Dos Amigos” with Captain Jesus Soto Ruelas  from Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico. They released 3 blue marlin, 2 striped marlin and 1 sailfish. The anglers were:

            Robert Chatham  from Carmel, CA, and Jesus Soto Ruelas,      Lyle Older, Luis Naffarante, Julio Caesar Angulo and Jim Moodenbaugh all from Los Mochis Sinaloa Mexico.

 

 

2nd Place Release Team-

“The Bottom Line” with Captain Thomas "T.J." Dobson from Cabo San Lucas BCS Mexic. The team released 1 blue marlin, 4 striped marlin and 2 sailfish. The anglers were:

            Michael and Caren Menas from Lake Zurich, IL, and Ruben Talacios and Carmelo Navarrete both from Cabo San Lucas, BCS, Mexico.

 

3rd Place Release Team-

“Sneak Attack” with Captain Sam Talbert from Vero Beach, FL. Who released 2 blue marlin and 1 striped marlin. The anglers were:

Dan, Dave and Elijah Rosenthal and Bobby Dobson from Oxnard, CA.

 

 

The weather and sea conditions throughout the event were absolutely beautiful, and awards banquet being held on the beach, at water’s edge directly in front of the Buenavista Beach Resort was an incredible ending to an unforgettable week.

 

As the tournament’s hosts, Buenavista Beach Resort owners Mr & Mrs. Jesus “Chuy” Valdez, and their sons Esaul, Axel and Felipe punctuated the weeks enjoyment by providing their usual awesome service and accommodations at their beautiful hotel, where everyone always feels at home. As the sun set during the awards ceremony, the tiki torches were lit, the record amount of cash awards were presented and great food and plentiful drink was had by all. As the evening went on, it was said by many that they’d be back next year with even more fellow anglers in tow.

 

Remaining 2005 Bisbee’s Events:

 

 Black & Blue is October 25th – 29th (fishing days 26th, 27th & 28th). All of the tournament functions will again take place at the beautiful Puerto Paraiso Entertaiment Plaza. We’ll be updating you with new special events as they develop.

 

The Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament will be October 21st – 23rd. It will again be held in conjunction with the Pete Lopiccola Billfish Tournament. You can fish in both tournaments simultaneously. This gives you a chance to win even more prizes, and in addition to fishing for marlin, tuna and dorado, you’ll be “Fishing For A Cure” since their proceeds go to Cancer research. Registration will be at the Costa Real Resort.

 Bisbee’s tournaments are brought to you with the support of many great sponsors. We ask that when making your purchasing decisions you first give our sponsors an opportunity to provide you with their quality products and services.

2005 GREAT SPONSORS

Snell Real Estate (www.snellrealestate.com): is an independent real estate broker specializing in the finest properties in Los Cabos. They are recognized as the area’s leader having pioneered the use of US Title Policies in Mexico for all of their transactions, and third party insured US Escrow accounts, and by understanding the local laws regarding ownership in Mexico. Founded in 1987, Snell is the exclusive representative of Villas Del Mar of Palmilla, Cabo Del Sol, Punta Ballena as well as over 85% of the available residential oceanfront property in Los Cabos. 

AND…

DIAMOND LEVEL: Costa Real Resort, Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza, Buenavista Beach Resort, Bisbee’s Baja Tackle, Baja Life Magazine, Bisbee’s El Fuerte Charters, Bisbee’s Los Cabos Open Golf Championship.

PLATINUM LEVEL: Bertram Yachts & MarineMax Brokerage, Dockwise Yacht Transport, Eagle Claw, Jim’s Air Charters, Knight & Carver, Mikelson Yachts, Penn Reels, San Diego Marine Exchange, Underwater Lights, Villa La Estancia, West Marine, Worldwide Aviation Group and Z-Yachts.

GOLD LEVEL: Cabo Chips, Cuervo Tequila, Geno Perches Photography, Vertez Entertainment, Joseph Henry Watches, Marina Costa Baja, No Worry’s, Pelagic Gear, Pure Fishing, Sufix Line, Superior Wind Technology, Whistler Water, and Ultra Femme.

SILVER LEVEL: AWOL (Adventures Wothout Land TV Series), Baja Cantina, Cabo Villas Resort, Costa Del Mar, Mako Vodka, National Car Rental, Precision Marine Hardware, Roff’s Satellite Imagery, Senor Greenbergs, and Thomas Spangler Photography.

 This 344 lb. blue marlin was caught by lady angler Charlene Sanford fishing with husband Adam onboard their 35 ft. Scopinich “Adam's Folly". The Sanfords are from Colts Head, New Jersey, and reside in the East Cape for a good part of each year. They earned a total of $224,244.00 for their fish, and it was the event’s only qualifying marlin.
Team Dusty B III Bodo, Togo, Derek and Esaul won the tuna category. The largest tuna  was 48.5 lbs. And was caught by Bodo Meschkat onboard the “Dusty B III”, captained by Vicente Cosio Cota  from Buenavista BCS Mexico.

In addition to billfish, the tournament format also pays awards for the largest dorado and tuna for the event. These awards went to the “Que Sera” where angler Cliff Wilson from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico who caught a 53 lb. dorado while fishing with teammates Dennis Rahlves from Carefree, Arizona and Brad Curtis from NSW Australia. The boat captain was Buenavista local J. Mike Deane.

 

Last Week Fish Report Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort Fleet

This week's Fish and Condition report brought to you by Arturo in charge of land crew

From: Aug 5th-11th, 2005

Total boats out: 78 Fishermen:234

Weather Temperature: Low 90's- Low 100's 

Water Temperature:  80°- 85°

Type

Capture

Release

Total

 Blue Marlin

~

2

2

 Black  Marlin

~

1

1

  Striped Marlin

1

13

14

  Sailfish

2

31

33

  Dorado

4

1

6

  Tuna

107

~

107

  Wahoo

2

~

2

  Roosterfish

2

9

11

  Grouper

~

~

~

  Shark 

~

~

~

  Snapper

4

~

4

  Jack Crevalle

~

2

2

  Amberjack

~

1

1

  Bonita

20

7

27

  Yellowtail

~

~

~

  Ladyfish

~

~

~

  Pompano

~

~

~

  Triggerfish

~

~

~

  Squid

~

~

~

  Cabrilla

2

~

2

  Skip Jack

~

6

6

Sierra

~

~

~

Rainbow Runner

~

~

~

 

Water Temperature:  Not much change since we started with full swing in our summer, water has maintained its temperature very much in our whole bay. 

 

Air Temperature:  It has been almost normal that we reach the 100 mark this past week, still with some nice breeze coming in from the ocean, it really helps.

 

Fishing Spots and Distance: Our fleet concentrated mostly South, distance varies on the the specie that you are targeting. Ranges vary from 15 to 35 miles.

 

Off-shore Fishing: Bill-fishing is the major thing right now, with some nice blues and lots of sails around, and finally the number of stripers has come down, as it should be during the summer. Tuna is around, and dorado isn't much. 

 

In-shore Fishing: In=shore fishing is as always with great action from right in front of the resort all the way to Las Barracas, here and there, but you are sure to have a great time.

 

Bait Used: Some sardine made it appearance this pas week, as well as some mackerel. Caballito and ballyhoo also.

 

Highlight of the Week:  Some nice billfishing to be have. If you are coming down, expect to fish for tuna and billfis.

 

See you next week!!!  

 

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