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FISHING IN CABO: Uncover the story behind Bisbee’s famous fishing tournaments

Welcome to the latest episode of The Nick Fong PODCAST, where Nick presents great information about Baja California Sur.  In today’s episode, Nick Fong, the broker and founder of Ronival Real Estate and Property Management, 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.

Spanning from July through October, Bisbee’s hosts three famous Cabo fishing tournaments.  And each one escalates from one to the next. In July, the East Cape Offshore tournament is the first of two warm-up competitions before the big Los Cabos fishing tournament in late October. Then, the second is called Los Cabos Offshore. It takes place just days before the big multi-million-dollar tournament – Bisbee’s Black and Blue.

Now, continue reading to get the latest inside information about Bisbee’s from the source, Wayne Bisbee himself…

About Wayne Bisbee

Nick’s first question for Wayne Bisbee is “when was the first time your family came to Cabo?”  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!

The Bisbee family started with a mooring business in Cabo.  There wasn’t a marina back then, so 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!

Brief history of Los Cabos fishing

Before tourism exploded in Los Cabos, the southern tip of Baja California Sur was dotted with tiny fishing villages.  That’s due to the rich waters where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez.  This is 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.

East Cape Offshore Tournament

The Bisbee’s Los Cabos fishing tournament expanded to the east side of Baja California Sur back in 2000, 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.

Los Cabos Offshore Tournament

Bisbee’s Los Cabos fishing tournaments quickly became very popular.  Therefore, a third event was created back in 2002, called Los Cabos Offshore.  This one is nick-named the “Little Bisbee’s.”  And, it’s more of a social event full of camaraderie, 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

Black and Blue Tournament

Taking place at the end of October, this is the last Los Cabos fishing tournament of the series and is the most prestigious of the them all.  It offers the highest winnings of any sports-fishing tournament in the world.  And, 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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Baja California Sur real estate

Many Americans, Canadians, and people from other countries choose to make Los Cabos and other magical towns in Baja California Sur, Mexico, their home or vacation home.  Discover how to purchase your dream home in Baja.  Make an appointment with the top Real Estate Broker in Baja: Nick Fong, featured on HGTV’s Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

Since 2010, Ronival has been helping clients find the best homes in Cabo and throughout Baja California Sur. And, they’re highly-skilled negotiators that’ll get you the best price. Whether you plan to buy a property or quickly sell your Baja real estate, they’ve got you covered!

If you’d like to take a tour of a property in Cabo or anywhere else in Baja California Sur, just click CONTACT to inquire.  Or, call directly at 619-831-2000.  Ronival will be happy to answer your questions.  You can also schedule a time to show you around this breathtaking location.

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Thank you for reading FISHING IN CABO: Uncover the story behind Bisbee’s famous fishing tournaments.  Be sure to read other posts about Cabo and Baja California Sur on the Ronival blog. There, learn about the many wonderful aspects of Baja California Sur, Mexico, from blog posts like this.

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