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Bisbees Black and Blue Marlin Tournament

Bisbees Black and Blue Tournament Facts:

  • World's richest marlin tournament
  • Held October 18th-22nd
  • Shotgun start in front of Cabo San Lucas harbor
  • Daily weigh in at Puerto Paraiso Mall, Cabo San Lucas
  • Daily and Overall awards for largest black or blue marlin weighing over 300lbs.
  • IFGA rules are in effect for the Bisbees Black and Blue Tournament

Bisbees Black and Blue

The Bisbees Black and Blue Marlin Tournament attracts teams from all over the world for an event billed as the "the Superbowl of marlin fishing". In 2006 Team Bad Company won over 3.9 million dollars by sweeping the Bisbees- the largest fishing tournament prize ever awarded!

Fishing may take place anywhere within a 50 mile radius of the starting line and teams may troll or live-bait with circle hooks. Bait may be caught before the start until 15 minutes prior to the starting gun. All blue and black marlin under 300lbs., striped marlin and sailfish caught during the tournament must be released.

For more information refer to the official tournament website - www.bisbees.com

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Bisbees Black and Blue Marlin tournament Forecast and Fishing Data

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Bisbees Black and Blue Tournament Fishing Tips

  • Check the Buoyweather.com for 7 day wind and swell forecasts for the area offshore of Cabo San Lucas. This will give you a good idea of what conditions to expect and where to fish during the tournament.

  • Trolling, live-baiting with skipjack and yellowfin tuna and even skipping dead baits are tactics employed by teams competing in the Bisbees.

  • Boats live-baiting the inner and outer Gordo banks 30 miles east of Cabo San Lucas have produced many qualifying fish the last several years.

  • Fishermen frequenting El Squid Row have been known to experience massive hangovers the following day.