In this latest episode of The Nick Fong PODCAST, Nick Fong meets with Wayne Bisbee, the son of the architect of this famous tournament back in the 70s. In fact, today they are meeting at Baja Cantina in Cabo. Nick is the founder and broker of Ronival Real Estate and Property Management. And, The Nick Fong PODCAST covers everything related to Baja California Sur.
Bisbee’s hosts three famous Cabo fishing tournaments that span from July through October every year. And each tournament escalates from one to the next. Beginning in July, the East Cape Offshore tournament is the first of two warm-up competitions. These come before the big Cabo fishing tournament in late October. Then, the second is called Los Cabos Offshore. This tournament takes place just days before the big multi-million-dollar tournament – Bisbee’s Black and Blue.
Read on for the latest inside information about Bisbee’s from the source, Wayne Bisbee, the son of Bisbee’s founder…
The history behind fishing in Cabo
Starting in the late 1960’s, before tourism exploded in Cabo, tiny fishing villages dotted the southern tip of Baja California Sur. To explain, that was due to the rich waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. It’s home to great quantities of black and blue marlin, tuna, dorado, wahoo, and many more species. In fact, the Sea of Cortez is the most biologically diverse body of water on Earth. To explain, it supports over 900 varieties of fish.
Wayne Bisbee’s background
As his first question for Wayne Bisbee, Nick asked: “when was the first time your family came to Cabo?” In response, Wayne tells Nick that they first visited back in the early 1970’s. In fact, Wayne Bisbee became friends with Greg Willis, Ronival’s sales manager, back then, when Greg was a boat captain. In the video, you’ll see an nice photo of Cabo back then. What a difference!
As Wayne explains, the Bisbee family started with a mooring business in Cabo. Back then, there wasn’t a marina. Therefore, they helped make that happen. Being their 41st year in business in Cabo, Wayne tells Nick the whole story in a condensed version. What a history indeed!
The East Cape Offshore Tournament
Back in 2000, the Bisbee’s Los Cabos fishing tournament expanded to the east side of Baja California Sur. That was to host the East Cape Offshore in the small town of Buenavista. This one is “Los Cabos fishing as it used to be.” In addition to marlin, the East Cape Offshore includes dorado and tuna.
The Los Cabos Offshore Tournament
Since the Bisbee’s Los Cabos fishing tournaments quickly became very popular a third event was created back in 2002, called Los Cabos Offshore. To elaborate, this one is nick-named the “Little Bisbee’s.” On top of that, the competition is more of a social event full of camaraderie. It’s where old fishing buddies reunite, share stories and spend a few days warming up before that final event, the big daddy of the them all…Bisbee’s Black and Blue…five days of the most thrilling sports fishing in the world
The Black and Blue Tournament
This is the last Los Cabos fishing tournament of the series and is the most prestigious of the them all. It takes place at the end of October. And, it offers the highest winnings of any sports-fishing tournament in the world. Also, it attracts some of the best boats with some of the biggest names in fishing. These fishermen have very deep wallets and usually enroll in all tournament options across the board, often paying $60,000 or more in entry fees and calcuttas (daily jackpots).
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