BISBEE'S EAST CAPE FISHING TOURNAMENT ATTRACTS 56 BOATS
Aug. 6, 2005, Gary Graham, Baja On The Fly, East Cape, Baja Sur, Mexico fly fishing:
Michael Hibbard, Southbury, Conn., spent his last East Cape fishing day chasing yellowfin tuna from outside of Cabo Pulmo to 10 miles offshore. He demonstrated that the practice he had on his previous trip paid off and managed to raise his total catch up to double digits with his largest in the 30 pound class.
The Bisbee's East Cape Tournament attracted 56 teams to compete for the big jackpot. Since the preceding week's fishing at East Cape had produced a 400-plus, 500-plus and a 614-pound blue, anticipation ran high for the 240 anglers seeking the fame and a big check for winning the event. Unfortunately, the big blues didn’t get the invite and only one qualifying fish made it to the scales, a 344-pound blue, caught by Adams Folley, out of East Cape's Hotel Rancho Leonero.
East Cape fishing water temperature 73-88. Air temperature 78-102. Humidity 55 percent. Winds calm.