Before we begin the August Newsletter, here’s
a word to remember: PASSPORTS!
Remember those old license plate frames – So
Many Girls, So Little Time? We’re thinking of
making ones that read So Many Fish, So Little
Time! August was a month of bent rods,
howling reels and fishing joy.
Also hurricane Ivo visited just a few weeks back
during September and to let everyone know, it
turned out to be a big nothing. It dissipated
long before it hit land and only brought some
welcome rain to the arroyos and estuaries. It
also washed out the usual debris of palm fronds,
affording some great cover for our friends the
Golden Ones or dorado. Is there anything better
that pulling up to some floating object, tossing
a few anchovies or flat iron herring and
watching the ocean erupt? Fish On!
Last month we mentioned our new prices and the
deadline for reservations for 2008 if you want
to save a little dinero. It bears
repeating: There is no denying the fact that
the cost of fuel, food, staff, power and
everything else is going up, Up, UP! So, we
reluctantly must increase our hotel and boat
rates for 2008. We pledge to hold our increases
to as little as possible. Additionally, if
you make reservations and place your deposit by
December 15, we will accommodate you at our 2007
So, amigos, there it is – reservations by
December 15 unless you enjoy paying more for
something you could have had for less!
Incidentally, return reservations for ’08 are
coming in fast and furious (thankfully!) and
we’re already hanging up the SOLD OUT sign for
some popular weekends.
Last month we introduced you to our new seafood
chef, Andrei Ramirez, newly arrived from
the city of Culiacan, where he supervised
seafood cookery in one of the area’s best
restaurants. Unfortunately, and to our great
embarrassment, we mistyped his last name as
Perez. It was one of those errors that our
computer’s spell-check couldn’t correct. It is
indeed Andrei Ramirez and we hope you’ll
give him the opportunity of preparing some fresh
fish for you.
In the meantime, we’ll provide you with some of
his favorite and best recipes in the September
newsletter. Watch for it.
ASAMBLEA DE LA CONFEDERACION NACIONAL DE
In simple English, that’s the Assembly (or
Conference) of the National Fisheries
Confederation. We hosted representatives from
17 states plus regional and national dealing
with both fresh and saltwater angling. We were
honored to be chosen for this major conservation
Of course, the major topic for us in saltwater
sport fishing industry was our own controversial
shark initiative with its “by-catch”
regulations, Norma 029.
Needless to say, there were varying opinions and
the discussions were heated.
Our position has been that we do not seem to be
impacted – but there are a few modifications
that need take place in order to avoid any long
term effects. But for now, our captains have
seen increased striped and blue marlin, dorado
and other gamefish. Our bait remains constant
and we continue to see balls of mackerel and
bonito for our big predators to feed upon.
If you have any concerns or wish to express an
opinion, we urge you to see
http://www.seawatch.org; and express
yourself to fisheries officials and Mexico’s
President Felipe Calderon.
Another outcome of the conference is great
news! Mexico will host the 2009 Worldwide
Fishing Tournament Saltwater and fresh Water
Sport Fishing World Cup. We’re not sure what
our role will be, and what the implications are,
but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
And, finally, our good friend Steve Carson from
the Penn Fishing University had a great
story in the publication “The Fish Sniffer" that
we have included in the In the News
section of this newsletter. We hope you enjoy
it . . .
Also, and even though we already sent an email
regarding Team Buena Vista win in the East Cape
Bisbee, we are again presenting it to you in our
Fishing & Adventure, we hope you enjoy it
WE GOT GROUPS
Our groups stage mini-tournaments, give some
money to local charities and generally prove
that Americans have the biggest hearts of anyone
in the world. Among our visiting groups were .
The Big Bear Friends, a group of 18
amigos, all Rotary Club members, from around Big
Bear Lake in California’s San Bernardino
Mountains. They organize a small tournament
with side bets and all, but most of them end up
donating their winning. This is their 9th
annual trip. The Chum Divers, 12
certified divers from New Mexico. It was their
first time diving in the East Cape. Before they
arrived they collected several school items to
be donated to the local school. Amanda, the
local dean from school, visited with them and
she thanked for such a nice gesture.
Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and
they ended up mixing their diving with some ATV
and shopping tours.
Chuck Hammers, from Campbell, Calif., had
a group of 11 for three days of fishing during
some very hot days . . . Glenn Mayer
brought a group of seven we hadn’t seen for some
time. They had a great time and three days of
solid fishing . . . It was nice to see Glenn
again . . . Dan Taylor brought a group
from Fiesta Sport Fishing. It was a trip
organized by Dan Palmer. Most of the
guys had been with us in the past and this time
decided to try August, a good choice! Fishing
was excellent . . . Dave Copeland, and a
friend from Houston showed some Texas spirit by
bringing notebooks which they donated to
children of hotel employees who are the best
students. The notebooks were certainly a
welcome gift . . . We’ll be donating more
notebooks at the end of the year . . . We missed
seeing Mr. and Mrs. Kelly, who were here
for a granddaughter’s wedding some years ago
were back again. It was nice seeing them doing
so well . . .
And a note of sadness: Andy Marcum,
a nearly 20 year veteran visitor, lost his young
niece in a tragic accident. Andy brought us
some beautiful photos of the girl and we will
treasure them always. Please join us as we
speak these words to the Marcum Family –
. . . Those who wait on the Lord will find
new strength. They will fly high on wings like
eagles. They will run and not grow weary.
So many return guests during August
it was hard to keep track of them. Forgive us
and our record-keeping system if we miss any
– John Jacobs, Joyce Ranye, Stephen McDaniel,
Chris Howard, John Maher, Will Montgomery, Bob
Hicks and Oscar Loya.
Others were David Cooper and
his friends, Don Fromberg, his family and
friends; Dustin Maron, Diana Kremer, Walter
Mark, Jeff Nieme, Richard Steckel, Grant Oepkesi,
Joe Fox, Ed Nakamura, Richard Nowakaski, Art
Kohl, Walter Mark and our loyal guest
Thanks to all of you from the Valdez
Special Deals and
You Won't Want to
October 5th - 8th
CHUY'S CATCH AND
Fun fishing and lots friends coming together for
what it has become a tradition.
EAST CAPE CLASSIC
This is a traditional eent with lots of great
prizes and awards, plus you will be helping a
Join and fish for a cause ALMA (Animal Lovers of
Mexico) is holding a fundraiser tournament at
the resort. Join the tournament help and may be
win some of the great prizes.
click here to
book your reservation on line
Did You Know?
tidbits of Hotel Buena Vista's History,
Surroundings, and things of interest.
Did you know?
Last month we asked, “Since hurricanes seem to
be on everyone’s mind, we thought we’d test your
knowledge of these storms.
What is it exactly that defines a hurricane as
being a hurricane?
cyclone, formed in the atmosphere over warm
ocean areas, in which wind speeds reach 74 miles
per hour or more and blow in a large spiral
around a relatively calm center or "eye."
Circulation is counter-clockwise in the Northern
Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern
The winner with the most complete answer was
good friend Hugh Kramer, from San Diego
CA, who heads
Baja Club an excellent Baja travel club.
For being the first with the best, he will
receive one day fishing on a Super Panga. So,
please remember to bring a copy of this
newsletter with you on your next visit to
receive your prize.
* * *
Note to all
Please print out a copy of the newsletter that
announces the winner and be sure to bring it
with you on your next visit to the resort. That
way there is no confusion about the winner or
the prize. All winners must use the
certificate between a year of being selected as
Contest of the
QUESTION OF THE MONTH
September has often been called “Baja’s Best
Kept Secret” because it is the locals’
month to fish. What are the three factors that
make fishing so terrific in September? Must
list all three to be eligible.
The person coming closest to the actual number
Prize: 1 day
fishing on a 28' single engine cruiser.
The closest guess and the
first to the actual correct answer will be the
for August 2007 Total Fish Count
In the News
we gave this section a rest for the past few
month, but we have a a great story from our good
old friend, Mr. Steve Carson.
Click here to read it
Adventure or Inspiration Story
This month we are posting the press release
published by our good friend and tournament
director, Wayne Bisbee.
Hello to Everyone,
The 8th Annual Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore
Tournament, presented by
Snell Real Estate,
took place July 31 through August 4 and we
shattered our previous catch numbers! A record
$351,300.00 in prize money
and caught an astounding
The fishing was the best ever seen in any of the
Bisbee’s events, with 49 blue marlin, 197
striped marlin and 79 sailfish, but with all the
activity offshore, only four qualifying blue
marlin were brought to the scales—none on the
first day, one on the second day and three on
the final day.
Michael Menas fishing aboard The Bottom Line
with Capt. T.J. Dobson brought the first
qualifier to the scales on Thursday and weighed
in a 313.0 lb. blue marlin. Although the fish
would drop out of the overall standings it did
take all of the Daily Marlin Jackpots for both
Day 1 and Day 2 giving the team the biggest
payout of the tournament—$153.360.00.
The first place blue marlin, 418.0 lbs., was
caught by Julio Cota of Team Copa Gobernador “A”
fishing aboard the Tres Hermanos with Capt.
Ramon Tamayo. Cota also weighed in a 51.2 lb.
dorado which took the Day 2 Dorado Jackpot
making Copa Gobernador’s total payout
$108,896.40. Second place went to a 344.0 lb.
blue caught by John Martin on the Wildcatter
Martinez. Martin also weighed in the largest
yellowfin tuna of the tournament at 164.1 lbs.
giving Wildcatter a $51,759.60 payday. Third
place and $4,032.00 went to the Finatic with
Capt. Richard Asbe for a 317.0 lb. blue caught
by Al Rainwater. Top Dorado and the Day 1 Dorado
Jackpot went to
Hielera with Capt. David Almanza for a 52.7 lb.
dorado caught by Douglas Arndt. La
took home $22,002.00. The last payout went to
Cabo Magic with Capt. Hector Ayala for a 47.0
lb. dorado caught by Tommy Garcia Jr. which took
the Day 3 Dorado Jackpot and $11,250.00.
The Top Release Team was RO.RA. III with Capt.
Carlos Godinez Zepeda. The team aboard the RO.RA.
III caught and released three blue marlin and
nine striped marlin for 2100 points, on time.
Mahitini with Capt. Jesus Araiza came in second
with two blue marlin, eight striped marlin and
five sailfish, also worth 2100 points. Third
place went to Capt. Gary Robbins and his team on
the Strike Force with 2000 points for two blue
marlin, five striped marlin and seven sailfish
Hotel Buena Vista Beach
owners and tournament hosts, Mr. & Mrs. Jesus
“Chuy” Valdez and their sons Esaul, Axel and
Felipe, punctuated the week’s enjoyment by
providing first-class service and
accommodations. The weather and sea conditions
throughout the event were picture perfect, and
the awards banquet, which was held on the beach
at water’s edge directly in front of the Hotel
Buena Vista Beach Resort, was an incredible
ending to an unforgettable week.
For additional information please visit
Our remaining 2007 Bisbee’s Events are the
Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore
October 19–21 and
Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin
October 23–27. I hope to see you there!
See you where the fish are,
R. Wayne Bisbee
Bisbee's Black & Blue Tournaments are
Snell Real Estate
who exclusively represents the finest and most
sought after properties in Los Cabos including
Palmilla Properties, Oasis Palmilla, Villas Del
Mar, Cabo Del Sol and Punta Ballena
EL NAVEGANTE’S FAMOUS PASTEL DE ZANAHORA (CARROT
3 cups grated carrot
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup salad oil
1 cup finely ground walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine sugar and
eggs. Mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour,
baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add
oil and mix well. Combine both bowls together and
add carrots and walnuts. Put in a lightly greased
and floured 9 x 11 inch baking pan and bake for 45
Cream Cheese Frosting
16 ounces cream cheese
5 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp vanilla extract
Using electric mixer, whip together all
ingredients. When cake has cooled, spread frosting
over it and serve.
This recipe (along with all your favorites
the resort) is from Ann Hazard's new book,
Cooking With Baja Magic Dos.
Available online or at our gift shop, this book
offers up the best in Baja cuisine. With 250
recipes, 80 colored illustrations and travel and
adventure stories spanning four generations,
this is a must-have for everyone who loves Baja!
For more great Baja recipes and stories visit