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
Ten Brothers $961,518.75
Go Deeper 60 $876,350.00
Wild Hooker $439,987.50
Pocket Aces $39,100.00
Sneak Attack $21,802.50
Chinto Bonito $ 7,020.00