Bisbee ECO Day One was DoDo Day

  • Gary Graham-That Baja Guy
  • Aug 5, 2022


Axel Valdez and Omar López de Jesús, Coordinator FONMAR.

Some teams targeted a single species, billfish, dorado, or yellowfin tuna.

Those Teams targeting billfish complained that they found the dorado to be a nuisance. However, most billfish hooked did not meet the Tournament's minimum weight of 300-pounds, so they were released.

While one billfish was brought to the scale, that didn't meet the 300-pound minimum.

Some of the Teams were targeting black marlin, deep dropping down in the southern sector of the Grid. 

Ninety-seven boats crossed the starting line determinedly – with a plan. Although, admittedly, some looked like they had no "plan" in mind

Day One Final Results

Heaviest Dorado

Rank Team Angler         Species        Points go-1WEB copy.jpg

1        Tiger Spirit           Gilberto Castro    Dolphin      52.5

2        Macana       Luis Martinez      Dolphin      49.5

3        Navima Marlin Hunters         Mauricio Martinez        Dolphin          42.2

4        Reel Quest Zach Loth   Dolphin                41

5        ARDOR       Todd Berardi       Dolphin      40.4

6        Let's Go      Tom McLaughlin Dolphin      39.1

7        Encantada Patrick Hoppe      Dolphin      38

8        Juanpi        Miguel Abaroa     Dolphin      32

Top Tournament Team – Billfish

1        Bajaus Bad Influence    Jorge Lazo de la Vega   Blue Marlin          -279

Black Marlin        0

Blue Marlin          14      Released

Dolphin      27

Sailfish       14      Released

Striped Marlin     17      Released

Catch Count         72

$2k Release Category

1        ONO 600

2        Bandito - Karma Sportfishing          400

3        El Suertudo          400

4        Reina Linda         300