I would like
share with you, what a wonderful week we just had hosting one of the
best fishing tournaments of the world.
The 10th Annual
Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament, hosted by Hotel Buenavista
Beach Resort took place July 28 through August 1 in Buenavista,
Baja California Sur, Mexico. Fifty-three boats and 254 anglers
competed for $274,350.00 in prize money.
In what is becoming a Bisbee's "Grand Finale" tradition, it was the
last fish on the last day that won the 2009 event.
a 50’ Mikelson with Capt. Barrie Harnett, pulled up to the scales at
the last minute with a 341-pound blue marlin caught by Kent
Andersson to squeeze out the only other qualifying marlin of the
tournament by 31 lbs. The team aboard
took $77,871.40 for 1st Place and the Day 3 Marlin Jackpots.
The runner-up, however, took the big money. Keith Jones, fishing
a 30’ Luhrs a local Spa Buenavista boat, captained by Antonio Lucero
Castillo, caught a 310-pound blue marlin on the second day and, in
addition to 2nd Place, won the Day 1 and Day 2 Marlin Jackpots for a
total of $124,784.60.
is no stranger to center stage—they took first place in 2006 with a
418-pound blue marlin and share the record with
Gobernador for the largest blue marlin caught
in the ten year history of Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament.
The fishing was steady throughout the three days of competition
despite rough seas, and the field posted 101 billfish with a 95%
release ratio: 36 blue marlin, 1 black marlin, 37 striped marlin and
Tuna were scarce, but the two that made it to the scales were both
over 100 pounds. First place went to Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort
with Capt. Perico Sanchez Alarcon and angler Daniel Fisher. The
174.4-pound yellowfin won $17,997.00 for Top Tuna and the Day 3 Tuna
Jackpot. Fisher’s son, Danny Fisher, Jr., caught the third largest
dorado of the tournament, 51.4 lbs., and won honorable mention as
the top junior angler.
The host location
Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort, sign up a record number of boats on
the tournament. We had 8 boats fighting for the big money this year,
the boats that fished the tournament were: Dottie BII (Capt. Vicente
Cosio), Dusty BII (Capt. Alejandro Castro), Dusty BII (Capt. Rosario
Cota), Alegria (Capt. Juan Garcia), Careleste (Capt. Carlos Agundez),
Liliana (Capt. Marco Yepiz) and fishing for only one day we had the
former winners of 2006, Tres Hermanos (Capt. Ramon Tamayo) and Yanet
(Capt. Felipe Ruiz).
Dottie B II
with Capt. Vicente Cosio, and team members: Mr. Togo Hazard, Mike
Mcgrath and Esaul Valdez won the Day 2 Dorado Jackpot (48.5 lbs.)
they won $8,925.00.
Alegria made the 1st
place Release Team, obtaining the highest release points, catching
and releasing: 2 Blue Marlin, 4 Striped Marlin and 2 Sailfish.
One of the true highlights of the event was the special day the
Valdez family, owners of the Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort, hosted
for 15 boys from Casa Hogar, a local orphanage. The boys enjoyed a
day of fishing, a picnic lunch on the beach and splashed away in the
pool for hours. Casa Hogar was also the recipient of several
voluntary donations made by various teams including 100% of the
proceeds from the auction of a framed reproduction of the 1992
Bisbee’s Black & Blue tournament art by Chuck Byron.
time for the Bisbee´s East Cape Offshore Tournament is the last week
of July or the first week of August, so if you need more information
you can visit
www.bisbees.com or call us to our 800-752-3555 or
From Your second home in paradise!!