Bisbee’s Black and Blue – Day 1

Overall a slightly subpar day on the water for the boats participating in the world’s richest billfish tournament – the $1.9 million Black and Blue.  103 boats were out today, with 36 billfish caught – broken down as follows: 13 blues, nine blacks, 13 striped marlin, and a lone Pacific sail.  Looks like eight of the 36 were weighed – meaning the fish weren’t numerous but were fairly large.  Largest was a 599-pound black caught on the Reelaxe – fight time FIVE HOURS.

More information to come as we get it, hopefully including some pictures.

About John

John Harmeling is the co-founder of and Having traveled to and fished the major billfisheries across the globe, he counts Kona and Cairns as his favorites, and the black marlin to be the ocean's supreme pelagic specimen. He believes the very best and most enjoyable place to find tuna is in a marlin's stomach.

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