The East Cape Offshore Tournament is almost here and I wanted to pass along the latest update beforehand. But first I have some sad news to share. Paul Watson, the publisher and editor of Bisbee’s Marlin World, passed away unexpectedly earlier this month while on a trip to Cabo. Paul’s dry British humor, talent and friendship will be missed and I know you all will join us in sending condolences to his family in Madeira. Since many of you will be arriving for the tournament, please stop by for a toast and remembrance of Paul on Saturday evening, August 1, at Paul’s favorite place to relax in Cabo, the Tiki Bar next to the Baja Cantina Marina.
On a happier note (and one Paul would appreciate), the fishing has been absolutely epic at East Cape, which is perfect timing for the ECO. Our good friend Ken Matney of Hi-5 Lures was just down and he said blue and black marlin were all over, with boats averaging five hook-ups per day. A 770-pound marlin was weighed in. Ken says the action is the best he’s ever seen, so that’s a great report for our East Cape anglers. So come on down for this fun, family oriented tournament and re-discover the Baja charm.
Speaking of the ECO, there’s still room at our host facility and tournament headquarters, the Hotel Buena Vista Beach Resort. The Valdez family always does a bang-up job making us feel at home. It’s not too early to book your reservations for the LCO or Black & Blue either. The Tesero Resort is our host facility in Cabo again for our 35th Anniversary celebration. Use Bisbees as the code to receive the tournament discount.
I’m glad to welcome our latest sponsor to the Bisbee team. American Fishing Wire/HI-SEAS is coming on board for all three of our events this season and we’re glad to have them. For more than 40 years, AFW/HI-SEAS has been providing serious anglers the finest line, leader and rigging products on the market. AFW has the largest selection of wire line and leader products in the industry and they’re all manufactured at their factory in the United States. So plan to stop by their booth next to the weigh scales in Cabo to check out the great product line. Thanks AFW/HI-SEAS, for your generous support!
Sevenstar is our yacht transport partner again for 2015 and we’d like to welcome them back. If you’d like to fish the Cabo events in your own boat, Sevenstar is the way to go. The transport ship will safely sail with your sport fisher aboard and deliver it in time to pre-fish down to Cabo. The ship sails from Palm Beach on August 25 (with stops in Golfito, Manzanillo/La Paz, Ensenada and Victoria), so call 561-622-7997 or visit sevenstar-yacht-transport.com to make your transport reservations.
We’ll have lots more news about the Cabo tournaments in the coming weeks. But for now, I hope to see all of you at the East Cape Offshore on August 4. It’s going to be killer time!
See you where the fish are…in East Cape,