The most famous fishing tournament in the world, the Bisbee’s Black and Blue, came to a close this Saturday with an awards ceremony and dinner party for participants of the 2016 edition. As always, the tournament was full of excitement, although not so much on the first day of fishing, which saw no qualifying fish (300lbs and up) brought to scale. But with no qualifying fish comes a benefit, if a team brought in a big enough fish on days two or three. It would be worth more money in prizes, if they’d entered the daily jackpots for all days. In essence the total purse of $3,511,900 million dollars, is split up between who ever caught fish on the subsequent days.
Bisbee Offshore Tournament, took place this weekend with $773,000 in prize money up for grabs by a field of 108 teams. The two day event always takes place the weekend before the main even, Bisbee Black and Blue, and has always been known as the “little Bisbee”, but it can hardly be called that any longer. This is a good tournament to fish as the entry fees are less than the main event, lots of boats entering, the purses are getting bigger every year and with dorado and tuna categories, there is a good chance of placing
We spoke this morning with John DeDominic unofficial winner of the Los Cabos Billfish Tournament. John landed a beautiful 378 LB black marlin on the second day of the three day event that put him in the top slot. He told us “we were strictly targeting black marlin, by fishing the shallows. We were all alone on the Cortez side, we don’t like to fish near other boats. It’s said be a hero or zero”. By choosing to fish this way John was definitely the hero of the tournament
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