Monster 557 Pound Blue Marlin Wins Bisbee's East Cape Tournament
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. Cabo Sportfishing Tournament report 31 July 2011 from Picantesportfishing .
Bisbee's East Cape Tournament has been hot. And we don't just mean the weather. Tournaments usually bring out the best and most dedicated anglers and this year is no exception. The final results are in after the awards banquet last night at the Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort. Day one was some great fishing and great competition. And the big score of the day was at 11:11:52 when Chucky Van Wormer aboard the La Hielera set a new tournament record by hooking and landing a 557 pound monster Blue Marlin.
In this years tournament there were 62 teams consisting of 311 anglers. The total billfish count for the tournament was 102. Only two Black Marlin were brought in to be released. There were 25 Pacific Sailfish, 39 Striped Marlin and 38 Blue Marlin. But only the one caught by Chucky Van Wormer made it to the scales and was able to score some points.
The Tuna fishing was good, but only 4 brought to the scales were qualifying with weights over the 40 pound minimum. The winning Yellowfin Tuna was brought in by the team on the Moonraker. They had the winning Yellowfin Tuna which weighed in at 56.20 pounds, they also had the second place Yellowfin Tuna at 51.50 pounds.
The Dorado fishing was also pretty good with eight fish being brought to the scales and weighing in at over the 30 pound minimum. They ranged from 31.4 to a giant 47 pound Dorado also brought in by the Moonraker.
There was some disappointment that not more qualifying fish were brought to the scales, but the numbers were good, the seas were calm and a good time was had by all. With a new record for largest marlin caught during the tournament hopes are high for more big fish the rest of the tournament season.
Congratulations to all the fishermen from Picante Sportfishing and we look forward to seeing you all during the fall tournament season.
Watch for some more fun in October when Cabo Fishing Tournament season goes into high gear.