Team Stella June’s 375-pound black marlin caught on the second day of the 3-day event held in the East Cape area earned the Team an enormous $1,286,385 payday at Saturday Nights 23rd East Cape Offshore Awards banquet held on the sand in front of the Buena Vista Oceanfront and Hot Springs Resort managed by the Valdez Family for the past 46 years.Read More
Wanna be a millionaire? So did the ninety-seven teams still hoping to get in the hunt on the final day of the 23rd Annual Bisbee ECO! With the first two days of fishing behind them, a few awaiting the 7:30-am start were hoping to add to their successes.
Joe Musich aboard "Buena Fortuna" released a dorado 25 minutes after the flare gun went off – the first fish of the day. Hopefully, he would live up to the name of his boat, translated as "Good Fortune!"Read More
Long after lines out, Team Stella June arrived with a black marlin that was the first qualifying billfish to be brought to the scale during the first two days of competition. The usual debate, "Would it qualify?" ricocheted through the enormous crowd of spectators. The noisy debate continued as the scale was zeroed, and the giant fish was hoisted up. Seconds went by as the numbers settled on the scale and stopped. "THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FIVE POUNDS," Wayne Bisbee declared.Read More
Ninety-seven boats crossed the starting line determinedly – with a plan. Although, admittedly, some looked like they had no "plan" in mind!
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.Read More
The 2022 Bisbee's East Cape Offshore edition begins with 97 teams who, for the third year in a row, are vying for another RECORD-BREAKING TOTAL of $1,614,425, according to the final numbers listed in CatchStat. Anglers from Cabo to La Paz share optimism after the positive results of several successful events for specific species kicking off this season in Baja.Read More
BISBEE’S RULES ADDENDUM - EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 14 TO OCTOBER 23, 2021
For the 2021 Bisbee’s Los Cabos Offshore and Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament
This is a change/addition to what is published in the 2021 tournament magazine’s rules regarding the points/prize money deductions for non-qualifying marlin weighing less than 300 lbs. (specifically rule #18 of the 2021 published “General Tournament Rules”).
Rule #18 remains as is, with the following change/addition:Read More
The 96 teams entered in the 22nd Annual East Cape Offshore Tournament all had one thing in common – they were still in the hunt on the third and final day for the right fish that could put them on the leader board for this year’s already record-setting event.
entered in the 22nd Annual East Cape Offshore Tournament all had one thing in common – they were still in the hunt on the third and final day for the right fish that could put them on the leader board for this year’s already record-setting event.Read More
In the Tuna Division, the only tuna brought to the scale was by Team “Don Julio,” by Sean Feeney, from La Costa, Calif., who also has a vacation home at Ranch Leonero. Often a participant in other local tournaments in the area, including the Las Palmas Dorado Shootout that his Team has won in the past, Team “Don Julio” will receive a total of $34,425. for their efforts.Read More
Early morning cloudy skies combined with thunder booming in the distance greeted the 97 East Cape Offshore teams as they gathered on Day One for their first day of competition. It was an impressive sight as boats ranging from 24- to 80-feet crowded the start line as the seconds ticked down to the 7:30-a.m. start.Read More
Wednesday morning at exactly 7:30-a.m., 97 boats responded to the red flare streaking across the sky fired by Cabo San Lucas Mayor Armida Castro, by roaring off in search of a qualifying BLUE OR BLACK MARLIN WEIGHING 300-POUNDS, A DORADO WEIGHING 30-POUNDS OR A TUNA WEIGHING 40-POUNDS.
In search of a piece of the record breaking Jackpot or $1,582,975.00 exceeding last year’s record of 1.1 MILLION DOLLARS by half-million dollars!Read More
First, this past Thursday, we had an absolutely awesome movie premier event for “Blue Miracle” at the historic Granada Theater in Dallas, TX.Read More
From around the world, 72-teams came to compete in Bisbee’s East Cape ffshore three-day event on the fertile Sea of Cortez for a record jackpot of over $1,100,000, breaking three of its records. The Bisbee’s Organization began the 2020 Season during the world-wide COVID-19 Pandemic with the event’s largest turnout, the first time the prize money cracked the million-dollar mark, and the largest blue marlin ever caught in the 21-year history of the East Cape Offshore.Read More
We are happy to announce that following several months’ assistance and direction from various Mexico and Baja Federal, State, and Municipal Government agencies establishing necessary protocols for a safe event, the much anticipated “21st Annual Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament” will be held at the Buena Vista Oceanfront & Thermal Resort.Read More
Winning both Day One and Day Two jackpots, plus getting the heaviest billfish for what is the largest payout in the history of the East Cape Offshore Tournament ever – “Team El Suertudo” collected a whopping $619,800.Read More
Prior to the 7 a.m. start, 66-teams crowded the start line as the flare rose across the horizon for the second and final day of the Bisbee East Cape Offshore Tournament. Would it be decided in the first inning or last at-bat?Read More
During the fiesta on the beach later, teams seemed optimistic and sure they would have a shot at the nearly $400,000 still left in the jackpot for Day Two.Read More
However, on the winning side, the total jackpot increased to a record $790,000, the largest amount in the 20-year history of the ECO.Read More
What the caterpillar perceives as the end,
to the butterfly is just the beginning.
When 2018’s Los Cabos Offshore Tournament punctured the One Million Dollar mark last year with its two-day format, the Bisbee Team heeded the input of its participants who urged the East Cape Offshore to match the LCOT format.Read More
We have chosen what we feel is the most appropriate place and time to gather in remembrance and celebrate Dad's life.Read More
“May Bob Bisbee's Spirit touch our fish and honor his legacy …”
With the above tribute inscribed on Team Awesome’s East Cape Offshore Tournament shirts, their wish to include and honor the man who founded the Bisbee tournaments was underscored.Read More
“In spite of it seeming as though there were long quiet spells on the VHF during the three days, the outcome of this year’s ECO was impressive!” Wayne Bisbee observed. “There were qualifiers brought to the scale all three days.Read More
Still, it was enough to add to the frustration of those teams searching for the right place at the right time – looking for their chance to make the Leaderboard for a shot at some of that ECO record-setting $657,125 prize money.Read More
Day One began with a touching tribute to Bob Bisbee in the morning. This is the one of a few tournament he has not attended in person, but we believe he was with us in spirit -- watching the day play out, as he always has.Read More
Throughout the afternoon was a steady, but not overwhelming, stream of participants wandering through the hotel’s large dining room which was decorated with mounts of the marlin, dorado and yellowfin tuna, reminders of the targets of the teams for the next three-days of fishingRead More
This year, ECO had a great turnout, best fishing and the first time in the history of the event that qualifying marlin over 300 pounds were weighed all three days.
Don’t miss the remaining Los Cabos Offshore, October 19 - 22, 2017 and Black & Blue, October 24 - 28, 2017. Hope we see all of you there.
In closing, Bisbee thanked the Valdez Family of Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort for their help and hospitality adding that the dates for next year are July 31-August 4, 2018.Read More
The tournament awards ceremony to hand out out eleven checks to the winning Teams totaling $590,375. Will be held on the beach overlooking the Sea of Cortez in front of the host Hotel Buenavista Beach Resort beginning at 7:00 p.m Saturday evening (8/5/17).Read More
Meanwhile, a mere seven minutes later, Team Tag Team’s Hunter Heryford arrived at the scale with a 39-pound dorado that would be the largest of the tournament thus far, though they were not in the “Gamefish Division.” Heryford managed to lure it in on a “Zucker” black and purple in a click under 30-minutes, their only bite of the day.Read More
As the two crews whooped and hollered, drowning out the sounds of camera shutters clicking, Wayne Bisbee confided, “This is the first time in the history of the ECO that all the jackpots were covered in the first couple of hours.” Little did he know, but by the time for “lines out,” there would be four qualifying billfish brought to the weigh station:Read More
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Owner Rick Twamley, fishing aboard his 60-foot Hatteras Bull Rider, made a first and lasting impression by boating a 427-pound blue marlin on the first day of the 2016 Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament. That fish, captured on a green and yellow dorado lure after a 68-minute fight, earned Capt. Lucas Parelta and the team the top payout of $340,701. The total purse among this year’s 65-boat fleet was $543,825.Read More
John Peelman and Team Hot Rod know what it takes to win. The Fresno, California angler and his veteran crew adapted to difficult conditions and brought the winning fish to the scales Friday afternoon to earn top honors in the 2015 Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament.Read More