Fishing

Bisbee Black & Blue Tournament Winners

Bisbee Black & Blue
Team Chupacabra wins the 37th Annual Bisbee Black & Blue Tournament

Team Chupacabra showed the rest of the sportfishing world a thing or two about big game fishing landing a 326-pound blue marlin plus a 356-pound black on day 2 scoring a total 682 points earning them top team and Captain honors in the 37th Annual Bisbee Black & Blue Tournament.

However, Chicago-based Team Ten Brothers walked off with the largest winnings overall, $961,518.75, for their three-day angling effort.

Total winnings for all teams in all categories including daily jackpots amounted to $3,255,750.

During the event, conducted at the confluence of the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Cortez, 807 anglers on 120 teams accounted for 14 black marlin, 54 blue marlin, 10 striped marlin, and one sailfish for a total of 78 fish with a hookup-to-catch conversion of 88%.

All of the fish brought to the scales were donated to Hope for Los Cabos, a charity operated by Jen and David Limpert that helps feed the hungry.  The catch amounted to 11,249 pounds or 33,747 meals.

2017 Bisbee Tournament Winners Totals

Team                Gross 

Ten Brothers   $961,518.75

Go Deeper 60 $876,350.00

C-Bandit           $764,966.25

Wild Hooker    $439,987.50

Chupacabra     $69,907.50

Fastball            $62,985.00

Pocket Aces     $39,100.00

Sneak Attack   $21,802.50

Eugene             $12,112.50

Chinto Bonito $ 7,020.00

Total                 $3,255,750 

That Baja Guy-Gary Graham
That Baja Guy-Gary Graham, the BD Outdoors Baja Editor, has more than five decades fishing experience off of Southern California and the Baja Peninsul...