The worlds richest fishing tournaments.
If you’re looking to test your skills against other sport anglers, than southern Baja and the areas of Cabo San Lucas and the East Cape should be on your list of locations for world-class tournament fishing. Fishing tournaments sprout up every year in Baja but Los Cabos is home to more big-money tournaments than just about anywhere on earth.
Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournaments have been taking place in the Los Cabos region of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico for over 30 years. The Bisbee’s are currently producing three tournaments – Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore in Buenavista which takes place each July, and the Los Cabos Offshore Charity Tournament and Black & Blue Marlin Tournament which take place every October in Cabo San Lucas.
Started in 1981 by Bob Bisbee, the Black & Blue Marlin Tournament has grown from six teams with a purse of $10,000 to more than 150 teams with millions of dollars on the line. In 2006 the Black & Blue had its biggest overall cash payout of $4,165,960. This was, and remains, the largest payout in sportfishing history.
Tournament season starts in late June and runs into November with events in the East Cape, Cabo San Lucas and out of La Playita or Puerto Los Cabos north of San Jose del Cabo. We list the major tourneys in our Los Cabos tournament schedule but there are several smaller, more remote tournaments that take place throughout Baja Sur.
Over the years each tournament has developed its own personality with the East Cape Offshore being a laid back “Cabo fishing as it used to be” type of event, the Los Cabos which takes place just days before the Black & Blue and nick-named the “Little Bisbee’s”, is a very social event full of comraderie where friends can meet, swap stories and get in a few days of fishing before the “Big Show”.
The Bisbee’s record is over $3.9 Million to one team in 2006 and nearly $2.5 Million to another in 2012! What does 2016 have in store?