2016 Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament Kickoff

The fleet races for the action in this year's big event

Zach Zorn, an avid angler and freelance photographer from California, sent Marlin magazine these shots from the kickoff of the 2016 Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Zorn fished aboard C-Bandit as a member of Team Titan Marine USA and placed second overall in the tournament.

cabo sunrise
The Cabo sunrise is magical.Courtesy Zach Zorn
cabo sunrise
Appearing like ghosts from the shadows, the fleet of boats slowly materializes.Courtesy Zach Zorn
cabo sunrise
Slowly, everyone makes their way to the starting point.Courtesy Zach Zorn
cabo sunrise
With Cabo's famous arch as a backdrop, boats begin to line up for the start.Courtesy Zach Zorn
Bisbees Black and Blue
Over 100 boats participated in the 2016 Bisbee's Black and Blue Marlin Tournament.Courtesy Zach Zorn
Bisbees shotgun start
And they're off!Courtesy Zach Zorn
viking running
A Viking runs to the fishing grounds at top speed.Courtesy Zach Zorn
listo in cabo
Listo heads up the coast.Courtesy Zach Zorn
bisbees fleet
The fleet spread out far and wide in search of a blue marlin that could be worth several million dollars.Courtesy Zach Zorn
bisbees kickoff
Conditions were perfect for the opening kickoff.Courtesy Zach Zorn