Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament the Super-Bowl of Billfishing.


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Sports Illustrated called Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament the “Super-Bowl of Billfishing.” Now in its 40th year, with prizes and payouts in the millions of dollars, it is the richest independent family-run fishing tournament.

The event was founded in 1981 by Bob Bisbee Sr., who ran a fuel dock, and tackle shop in Newport, California. He was always looking for reasons to go to Cabo, and the idea of hosting a golf-style Calcutta sweepstakes Marlin tournament seemed like a good one. Six boats entered the first Bisbee tournament, and Bob Sr. won the $10,000 prize. Last year, 126 boats and 862 anglers took part, and the prize payout was a whopping $4,500,000!

In this conversation, Wayne Bisbee and his daughter Jordyn Bisbee talk about their world-famous Black and Blue Marlin tournament. They reflect on Bob Sr., who passed away earlier this year and how the little competition he started forty years ago has grown into a world-renowned billfish bonanza. We also discuss the Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore -a relaxed, three species tournament in Los Barriles August 4-8, 2020

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