Join Us in Honoring Dad's Amazing Life

Join Us in Honoring Dad's Amazing Life

  • Gary Graham
  • Oct 15, 2018

We have chosen what we feel is the most appropriate place and time to gather in remembrance and celebrate Dad's life. 

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18th Bisbee ECO Shatters Records

18th Bisbee ECO Shatters Records

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 5, 2018

“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.

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Bisbee ECO Third day yields more qualifiers

Bisbee ECO Third day yields more qualifiers

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 4, 2018

“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.

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$657,125 prize money serves as incentive for more teams

$657,125 prize money serves as incentive for more teams

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 3, 2018

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.

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Glory! Glory!

Glory! Glory!

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 2, 2018

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. 

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Bisbee East Cape Offshore draws a crowd

Bisbee East Cape Offshore draws a crowd

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 1, 2018

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 fishing

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ECO A Big One for Bisbee Record Book

ECO A Big One for Bisbee Record Book

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 7, 2017

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.

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Sometimes Barely is Enough

Sometimes Barely is Enough

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 5, 2017

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).  

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Take a Time Out

Take a Time Out

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 4, 2017

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.

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Wayne’s World

Wayne’s World

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 3, 2017

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:

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17th annual Bisbee East Cape Offshore Payout to be $584K

17th annual Bisbee East Cape Offshore Payout to be $584K

  • Gary Graham
  • Aug 2, 2017

Soon Wayne Bisbee, flanked by his interpreter, Clicerio Mercado, called the Captains Meeting to order and announced that 64 teams were entered with the total amount growing by $40K to a respectable $584,000.

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BULL RIDER LASSOES LARGEST MARLIN TO WIN  2016 BISBEE’S EAST CAPE OFFSHORE TOURNAMENT

BULL RIDER LASSOES LARGEST MARLIN TO WIN 2016 BISBEE’S EAST CAPE OFFSHORE TOURNAMENT

  • Capt. Dave Lear
  • Aug 12, 2016

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.

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Hot Rod Roars Into Winner’s Circle

Hot Rod Roars Into Winner’s Circle

  • Capt. Dave Lear
  • Aug 8, 2015

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.

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