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Wednesday, December 07, 2011
LONG RANGE UPDATE


Bad Medecine wins Bisbee's
 But Tiger Spirit team wins big bucks with slow fishing for the qualifying blue and black marlin

 

 

CABO SAN LUCAS --  One hundreds boats vying for just over $2 million battled it out over three days off Cabo Lucas last week in the Bisbee’s Black & Blue Marlin Tournament in which team Bad Medicine won the title and Tiger Spirit took the big money.

 

The action took place Tuesday through Friday on the water and at the weigh-in at the Puerto Paraiso mall scale as big crowds awaited qualifying fish to be brought in. 

And when the  awards were handed out  at the dinner Saturday night under the stars at the mall it was  Bad Medicine,   with  Capt. Bernabe Ruiz  at the helm, that  accepted the 2011 title with a 409-pound blue marlin caught the first day. The team won the day one jackpots of $200, $500, $1,000, $2,000  to win  $394,090.

 

However, it was Tiger Spirit that won the big dollars as Capt.  Capt. Sergio Cota  and boat owner and team captain Ned Wallace won  $1,162,842.50 for catching a 395-pound marlin that scooped all the money in all three’s daily jackpots of $5,000 and $10,000.

 

In a Calcutta jackpot format, teams compete in optional jackpots each day, but if a minimum size fish of 300 pounds is not weighed in among those teams in the optional, that optional money rolls forward or backward to the team the previous day or the next day.


The following are the results of the event.

 

 

TOURNAMENT STATISTICS

 

· 100 Teams, over 500 Anglers

· $2,173,955 Total Cash Awards

· 113 Billfish Caught: 55 blue, 47 striped, 9 sailfish, 2 black

· 94% Release Ratio

 

INTERNATIONAL TEAMS

· Australia

· Brazil

· Canada

· Costa Rica

· France

· Japan

· Mauritius

· Mexico

· New Zealand

· Panama

· Russia

· USA

 

 

Top Teams

 

 

1st Place : Bad Medicine, Capt. Bernabe Ruiz : $394,090.00

409 lb. blue marlin, Day 1 $200, $500, $1,000, $2,000 Jackpots

Team from Los Cabos & La Paz

· Chris Erickson

· Isaac Amador Davis

· Luis Arballo – angler on fish

· Alberto Cesena

· Paul Razo Brooks

 

 

2nd Place : Tiger Spirit, Capt. Sergio Cota : $1,162,842.50

395 lb. blue marlin, Day 1, 2 and 3 $5,000 & $10,000 Jackpots

Team from California & Los Cabos

· Ned Wallace

· Randy Wickward

· Tracy Merrill

· Luis Liera – angler on fish

· Jesse Smith

 

 

3rd Place : Pegasus, Capt. Francisco Aripez : $283,752.50

329 lb. blue marlin, Day 2 $200, $500, $1,000, $2,000 Jackpots

Team from Central Mexico

· Vicente Rangel Lozano – angler on fish

· Alberto Rangel Manalla

· Vicente Rangel Manalla

· Santiago Rangel

· Eduardo Lozano Armengul

· Eduardo Lozano Gaval

 

 

4th Place : El Lobo, Capt. McGrew Rice : $259,745.00

313 lb. blue marlin, Day 3 $200, $500, $1,000, $2,000 Jackpots

Team from California & Hawaii

· Chuck Mangus

· Stevie Mangus

· Steve Skola – angler on fish

· Carlton Arai

 

Top Release Teams

 

 

1st Place : Hammertime, Capt. Jeff Richardson : $47,791.25

900 points / 3 blue marlin + 1 striped marlin (on time)

Team from British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, California & Cabo

· Matt Campbell

· Daryle Anderson

· John Crossby

· John Miller

· Derek Stimson

· Alfredo Jesus Espinosa

 

 

2nd Place : Big Time II, Capt. Ross Coburn : $16,543.12

900 points / 3 blue marlin + 1 sailfish

Team from Washington State & Michigan

· Brian, Jeffrey & Roger Pelc

· Glenn Swan

· Jim Gull

 

 

3rd Place : Reel Energy : $9,190.63

600 points / 2 blue marlin (on time)

Team from British Columbia, Washington State & San Jose del Cabo

· Brian & Tawnie Walley

· Kevin Hardy

· Richard Lawson

· Jose Antonio Colorado

· Jose Luis
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