Bisbee's Black & Blue shatters INTERNATIONAL Payout records

  • Gary Graham-That Baja Guy
  • Oct 31, 2022

The Bisbee's Black & Blue Awards banquet was held on the A.P.I. Cruise Ship Pier in Cabo San Lucas on Saturday night, October 29, 2022. Wayne Bisbee began by announcing that for the second time in the forty-two-year history of the Black and Blue, there would be three checks exceeding $1,000,000 handed out, totaling $7,387,925 – the most enormous amount ever awarded in a Sportfishing Tournament,

Those awards went to the following:

Rv Rental check

Third Place Honors went to Team R.V. Rentals for the 344-pound Blue Marlin, which was caught by Michael Ciardullo on board "Vida Loca," which earned his team $1,590,975.

Happy Ending check

Team Happy Ending #208 with Angler Gary Bailey; Owner owner of the boat, "Happy Ending,"  and Angler Dion Beckner; Angler Laurie Beckner; Angler Kevin Burke; Captain Juan Francisco Cessena; Angler Roy Creager; Angler Ryan Latour; Angler Omar Conteras Nunez; and Angler/Mate Jim Willis. They arrived at the scale with a Black Marlin caught by  Dion Beckner in 2 hours and 22 minutes which came in Second Place, with a check for $2,533,250.

HHappy Ending Check

Team EL MEXICANO, with Angler Adrian Ponce de Leon on board the "EL MEXICANO," landed a 461-pound Blue Marlin on the Third Day. This earned him and his team, Angler Adrian Glief Cervantes and Angler Francisco Garcia Rodrigues, the highest amount of the event, $3,263,700.

 

In addition, the Release Category winners were:

Firebird Check

First Place        Freebird           $114,920.

Captain Spencer Johnson; Angler MICHAEL LYND; Angler David Blackbird; Angler Sean Gunn; Angler Mark Johnson; Angler David Jones; Angler Brooks Kieschnick; Angler Jason Long; Angler Bryan Richter; Angler/Mate Rob Sabom; Angler Chamy Velazquez, and Angler/Mate Roberto Velazquez.



Captain Spencer Johnson; Angler MICHAEL LYND; Angler David Blackbird; Angler Sean Gunn; Angler Mark Johnson; Angler David Jones; Angler Brooks Kieschnick; Angler Jason Long; Angler Bryan Richter; Angler/Mate Rob Sabom; Angler Chamy Velazquez, and Angler/Mate Roberto Velazquez.



Second Place    Karma    $39,780.


Captain Ramon Agundez; Captain Julian Agundez; Angler/Mate Ramon Agundez Jr.; Angler/Mate

Chupacabra Check


Third Place   Chupacabra   $22,100.
Captain Pablo Pino;  Angler Bryan Castro; Angler Mackliz; Angler Jean Davis; Angler  Stephen Bo Jenyns;  Angler/Mate Esteban Marron; Angler Michael Rasa; Angler Richard Richardson; Angler Benardo Ruiz; Angler Mike Sims; Angler Blake Stamper, and Angler Tim Woltz.

 

Wayne Bisbee closed the evening by thanking the large crowd for their continued support of the Bisbee's Tournaments.

The entire Bisbee team looks forward to seeing everyone in 2023 to celebrate the 43rd Anniversary of Bisbee Tournaments. He reminded everyone, "Life is short, so dream big; enjoy the adventure and the journey.