Unofficial 7.27.2012 Tournament Control overall standings. We still have the Awards Dinner tonight on the beach but here’s what Tournament Control says; while unofficial, there will be no changes.
61 Teams fished hard in an effort to get in on the $461,790 cash awards at stake and bring in the wining marlin. And while there were a few under-sized marlin weighed in none could top the required 300-pound mark. As you can see by the stats though, there were plenty of fish to be found, just not the big boys yet. There was a 750 pounder caught out of Cabo the other day but that’s a different story :>)
Once again there were mostly dorado brought in on Day 3 but the later in the game it got, the bigger they got as well; so did the tuna!
2012 Bisbee’s East Cape Offshore Tournament
*** DAY 3 STANDINGS — FRIDAY, JULY 27 — UNOFFICIAL ***
Day 1: 33 Billfish Released: 8 blue marlin, 14 striped marlin, 11 sailfish
Day 2: 35 Billfish Released: 11 blue marlin, 1 black marlin, 22 striped marlin, 1 sailfish
Day 3: 26 Billfish Released: 11 blue marlin, 12 striped marlin, 3 sailfish
Overall: 94 Billfish Released: 30 blue marlin, 1 black marlin, 48 striped marlin, 15 sailfish
1 Ez‐Duz‐It Taylor Horton 57.5 lbs.
2 Morocha Jim Holmes 45.0 lbs.
Top tuna and new record!!!
1 Awesome Shaun Speer 262.0 lbs.
2 Tenacious Eduardo Aripez Beltran 213.0 lbs.
TOP RELEASE TEAMS
1 Sniper 1000 points / 2 blue, 1 black, 1 striped marlin
2 Sneak Attack 800 points / 2 blue, 2 striped marlin
3 Wildcatter 700 points / 2 blue, 1 striped marlin
4 Dottie B II 500 points / 1 blue, 2 striped marlin (on time)
One tuna jackpot rolled to Day 2
1 Dorado Jackpot Tiger Spirit 40.1 lbs. $11,262.50
2 Tuna Jackpot Tenacious 213.0 lbs. $22,525.00
2 Dorado Jackpot Hang ‘Em High 42.4 lbs. $11,626.50
3 Tuna Jackpot Awesome 262.0 lbs. $11,626.50
3 Dorado Jackpot Ez‐Duz‐It 57.5 lbs. $11,626.50
Regarding our resort launches, obviously, not that many boats left the ramp that were not in the Bisbee Offshore Tournament but we did have some. Angler on these charters were more interested in freezer fish, but there were plenty of fish to go around, even if they continued to be small.
According to our dock master, Arturo, there were an assortment of fish that included: blue marlin (starting last Saturday), billfish, tuna, dorado, 1 shark, amberjack, pargo, roosters and bonito.