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Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament Los Cabos 2013

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Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, one of the most traditional and most expected fishing and entertainment events in Los Cabos and Baja California Sur is happening on October 22-26, 2013.  Are you coming?  And even if you are not a fisherman, come for all the fun events that will accompany Bisbee.  The entire town gets ready to participate at the tournament one way or the other, so join us!

2013 Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament Schedule of Events: October 22 – October 26

TUESDAY OCTOBER 22 REGISTRATION 2:00pm-6:00pm Registration and distribution of team bags in front of Puerto Paraiso Mall.
6:00pm-7:00pm Captains Meeting, Puerto Paraiso Mall. One team member must attend.
7:00pm-9:00pm Opening Ceremonies begin: Flag Honors with Mexican Naval Escort, Mexican National Anthem, Pre-Colombian New Fire Dance, Lighting of the Tournament Torch, Japanese Taiko Drums, Music by Cabomax.

8:00am Shotgun Start.
8:00am-5:00pm Tournament Fishing; lines must be out of the water by 5:00pm.
8:00am-9:00pm Weigh Station is open in front of the Puerto Paraiso Mall, boats inside the harbour entrance by 9:00pm can weigh.

7:00pm-8:30pm Awards Celebration starts off with cocktails followed by dinner and a big screen presentation of the tournament video. The awards presentation starts after viewing the tournament video followed by music by Cabomax. Open to tournament participants only.

REGISTRATION: This year, you can register to Bisbee’s with Bisbee on-line registration. With this new feature you can register your team, list your boat, pay entry fees and optional jackpots, share photos, and swap stories.

Bisbee’s Facts

– Did you know that Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournaments have awarded over $60 million in prize money as the World’s Richest Fishing Event?
– Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament is also devoted to giving back to the local communities – last year alone $208,000 USD were given to local communities in need.

Bisbee Tournament History

Bisbee-Los-Cabos-historyBisbee’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.

In 2000 Bisbee’s expanded to the east side of the Baja California Sur peninsula with the East Cape Offshore Tournament in Buenavista. In addition to marlin, this tournament included dorado and tuna and became so popular that a third event with the same format was started in 2002 – the Los Cabos Offshore Tournament.

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 last tournament in the series, Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament, is hard to describe if you’ve never been there. It’s five days of organized chaos full of hard-core excitement. With the beautiful and lively city of Cabo San Lucas as the backdrop, thousands of people crowd the marina walkways to shop, party and watch huge fish being weighed in at the scales in front of the world-famous Puerto Paraiso Entertainment Plaza. The Black & Blue is a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget, whether you take home memories or millions.


Images source Bisbee’s, see more information on Bisbee’s Black & Blue Tournament here.  For villa and condo rentals in Cabo San Lucas during the tournament, see here.

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