The Bisbees series of fishing tournaments have a storied legacy in Baja dating back to 1981. In 2000, the tournament expanded to include the East Cape. The annual East Cape Offshore fishing tournament takes place in Buena Vista, located just next to the Costa Palmas Resort, and this year the winning team caught a black marlin weighing in at 538 lbs.
The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Golf of California, has been a lurid temptation for fishermen from all over hoping to experience the thrill of reeling in “the big one.” Within Baja waters, anglers can expect to encounter blue, striped and black marlin, along with sailfish, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, rooster fish, snapper and grouper. Today, marlin fishing tournaments, like the Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore, continue to draw international acclaim with professionals and lifelong fishermen and women sailing the Baja waters for a taste of the blue-water action.