Bisbee Tournaments Adapt as Hurricane Recovery Begins

  • Gary Graham-That Baja Guy
  • Oct 23, 2023

October 22, 2023, Cabo San Lucas, BCS…

On the eve of day one of Bisbee’s two famous offshore fishing tournaments, Cabo gets slammed by Hurricane Norma.

Rather than outright canceling the Los Cabos Offshore Tournament (LCO), anglers can still participate in it at the same time as the Black & Blue Tournament (B&B). Yes, anglers may participate in either one or both tournaments simultaneously because the events will occur on the same two fishing days. B&B and LCO tournament schedules will be as follows: The tournament(s) will be a two-day fishing event(s), with registration on Wednesday, October 25, and fishing on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 26 and 27. The awards banquet will remain on Saturday night, where the awards for both tournaments will be presented.

The entry fee structure for the Black & Blue will stay the same; however, the prize money will be divided between two days instead of three. In response to those who prefer that the Black and Blue was the three-day tournament, the Bisbee’s agree. “Trust us; we also wanted the three-day event. Unfortunately, several government entities are also making decisions, and with the information available, our best and safest option was to push the schedule back one day. With many of the anglers having to deal with charter boats, hotel rooms, and airline availability, going beyond our schedule was impossible. As mentioned above, the event schedule provides the opportunity to combine the two tournaments and win much more money.”

At 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, we will have the Captain’s and Angler’s Meeting on the same stage as the past several years, right next to the weigh station at the Puerto Paraiso Mall. This one meeting will be for BOTH tournaments.

Fishing hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Saturday’s awards banquet for both tournaments will be on the ASIPONA Cruise Ship Pier at 6:00 p.m.

One last thing: Bisbee’s are again having their annual online auction and raffle. There are lots of fantastic items. You can check it out here: Bisbee’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Fund’s Silent Auction. Proceeds will benefit The Green Scholarship Program, which provides underprivileged Los Cabos students with college scholarship opportunities, Bisbee’s revolutionary new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Tagging Program and our Nkwe Tactical Training Academy wildlife anti-poaching program in South Africa.

Also, Team Baja Vida will be broadcasting the entire event live from AIR, LAND AND SEA. Stand by for more information on this extraordinary new development.

Because of last-minute adjustments beyond their control, some teams could not rearrange their schedules to fit the new revised one. If you and your team would like to join in the fun and excitement, or if you would like the opportunity to score a jackpot or two on short notice, please contact Tricia at +1-714-393-6107 or Dave at +1-954-650-8488 or email