The 38th Annual Bisbee Black and Blue was plagued with slow fishing blamed on Cat-3 “Willa” that passed by to the south. The 3-day event with 114 teams weighed in only two black marlin and one blue marlin. The first-place award was the second largest amount ever paid out in the history of Big Billfish tournaments in the world.
$3,004,900 High Team – Chinito Bonito, angler Charlie Lee and team aboard the “Chinito Bonito” weighed in a 510-pound black.
$544,250 Second Place – 395-pound black marlin, Team 4 Yahoos, angler Max Briggs, Frank Halcovich, Scott Kincaid and Walter Neil on the
“Reelin & Deal’n.”
$44,175 Third Place – Boat “True Grit” – 308-pound black marlin, Team True Grit, angler Jim Putman, Rey Aguirre, Kai Hoover, Bret Miller and Kevin Nakamaru.
Gary Graham, That Baja Guy