KIDS OFFSHORE TOURNAMENT
La Paz, BCS Mexico
May 1, 2001
The Bisbee family, Baja Life Magazine and Baja Tours are
proud to present the MINI-BISBEE
a day of fishing events
including a tournament ran by kids for kids. The events
will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, in conjunction with
the La Paz Tequila and Mariachi Festival, local children,
their parents and international visitors are invited to
take part in this full day of relaxing fun in the sun where
all kids up to age 16 are invited to participate. Parents
are welcome and encouraged to join their kids in the festivities.
All proceeds derived from the event will be
donated to DIF in La Paz. Donations will be accepted all
day long and are greatly appreciated.
Kids older than 16 are welcome to come and
listen to the music, enjoy the fun outdoors and help the
event organizers as needed!
The Mini-Bisbee Events:
Two Bisbees contests will be taking place on Wednesday,
One will be an actual fishing tournament for kids that have
access to pangas and the other will be a casting contest
on the pier. Both events will take place all day on Wednesday,
May 1st from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
There is no entry fee for either event and the first 500
kids to check in will receive Official Mini-Bisbee Festival
Awards will be presented for both events on the municipal
pier at 5:00 PM. There will be fun activities taking place
all day long, accompanied with music and kids oriented booths.
Where: Municipal Pier
Time: 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tournament organizers will have several stations
set up for casting towards multiple targets placed in the
water around the pier. Contestants will make their best
efforts to hit the targets, accumulating points for their
efforts. Each child will be allowed 5 casts and the most
accumulated points will be rewarded with prizes. Contestants
may check in throughout the day and make their best efforts
to win the awards.
OFFSHORE Fishing Tournament:
All participants will need to check in at the pier beginning
at 8:00 AM. Once checked in, anglers may leave the pier
and begin their fishing. Prizes will be awarded for the
biggest fish in the following species:
7) Billfish (release only. Photo verification needed)
8) Grouper/bottom Species (consisting of all legal bottom
Awards will be given for the largest 3 fish
in each species category. Awards categories will be broken
down within the following age groups:
Age 15-16 (Seniors)
The awards for the billfish release division
will be based on the most quantity of billfish, with ties
being divided by time. Anglers need to record their time
of release. This information must accompany the angler along
with the quantity at the time of the afternoon check-in
at the municipal pier.
Boat Tournament Rules:
1. Participating anglers must abide by the tournaments
2. IGFA rules apply at all times.
3. All anglers are responsible for knowing the local state
and federal regulations pertaining to species and quantities
of landings and must abide by these laws.
4. Kids of the ages between 14-16 may participate in this
event in a special "seniors category". They will
be able to receive awards for this category only. This tournament
is open to children up through age 16.
5. Line and teasers will be in the water no earlier than
8:00 AM. Fishing will end at 3:00 PM. A fish hooked prior
to the "stop fishing" time may be fought until
boated or lost provided they arrive at the weigh station
prior to its closing at 4:30 PM.
6. All fish brought to the weigh station may have their
mouths taped closed, however, once the weigh station personnel
have raised the fish, the tape will be removed from the
fishs mouth. Nothing will be pulled from the fish's
mouth, however, whatever may fall free from the fish due
to gravity will remain out when determining the fish's weight.
7. The rod, reel, line, leader, lure and hook(s) must accompany
each fish to be weighed and be presented to the weigh station
personnel. All terminal tackle regulations as described
by the IGFA will apply.
8. Black, Blue and Striped Marlin as well as Sailfish will
count in the release categories. Release Awards will be
based on the following point structure:
Anglers will be awarded 25 points for each Sailfish or Striped
Anglers will be awarded 50 points for each Black or Blue
9. In case of a tie between anglers, the angler first weighing
in shall be determined the winner. In the release categories,
this will be determined by the reported times of releases.
10. Anglers may receive assistance in catching their fish,
however, the angler must do the majority of the fighting.
11. Anglers are responsible for their own bait. Any lures,
teasers or bait may be used as approved by the IGFA.
12. Anglers may use up to 80 lb. "manufacturers stated"
THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK FISHING!