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Going for bluefin, Bahamas style, is a sight fishing game.

Field Report from Cat Cay Bluefin Tournament

Following the release of the Bahamas tuna documentary, Bluefin on the Line, six teams competed in the 2014 Cat Cay Tuna Tournament, held June 5-7. No fish were landed, but Amanda Perryman, Marketing Director for Costa, which produced the film, said that about 60 fish were spotted and two good bunches were baited, with no bites.

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The West End Airport, Grand Bahama Island Now Open

The West End Airport (MYGW) is a private airport which reopened for use on June 1, 2014. The airport opens Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour and the idyllic destination of West End, Grand Bahama Island to private pilots and charter operators.

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Monster Bonefish Caught out of Deep Water Cay

  Weighing in at 14.6 pounds, this monster fish was landed by guest Jim Easterling and the great Meko Glinton,…»

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Vero Beach Resident Sentenced For Importing Illegal Catch From The Bahamas

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Otha Easley, Acting Special Agent in Charge, NOAA Fisheries, Office of Law Enforcement, Southeast Division, and Major Camille Soverel, Regional Commander, South A Region, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), announce that Toby Lamm, 46, of Vero Beach, was sentenced in Fort Pierce, Florida today for importing illegal catch from the Bahamas.

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Bonefish Spawning Offshore

YouTube member FishForward posted this rare footage of bonefish spawning offshore in the Bahamas. This offshore footage in a great indicator of healthy bonefish populations back on the flats.

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Forget the Turkey, Serve Wahoo in the Bahamas this Thanksgiving

What’s better than turkey, football and relatives you haven’t seen all year? Easy answer: wahoo, high-speed trolling and a boat only big enough for six of your best friends or family.

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FS Dreamboat Contest Winner Heads to Costa Rica

Capt. Charlie Phillips, winner of the Fishing NoSara Prize Package given away as top prize for the Florida Sportsman Dreamboat Contest earlier this year, returns from his fishing vacation this week.

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Bahamathon 2013

Florida Sportsman member Compleat provides us with a much different view of fishing over in the islands. Compleat is no weekender to the Bahamas, rather, he moved there with his family and now provides other FS members with an insiders look at fishing out of Bimini.

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Team Wild Cat Lands First Place in First Annual Billfish Bonanza

For those teams braving a rough crossing to Bimini, the First Annual Billfish Bonanza this past weekend was worth the chop with sails, blues, dolphin and tuna waiting for action.

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Wahoo Blast The Bahamas

The first leg of the Bahamas Wahoo Championship was pulled off without a weather hitch, which was nice, considering that all three legs are held during autumn and winter, to capitalize on these big fish migrating through the Bahamas.

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Anybody Want to Buy a ShamWow?

Fishing trips are a whole lot like Christmas, so much of the fun comes from the preparation and anticipation. I’ve been rigging blue and white Ilanders on 200 pound mono leaders for the better part of 3 months.

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West End, Bahamas, For All Seasons

Spring, summer or fall, even winter, if you can make it to West End, you’ll find fish for any season. Winter is best for wahoo and grouper on the reefs. Summer is the month for diving: snapper, grouper and lobster topping the list.

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Florida and Bahamas Yellowfin Tuna

Try this run-and-dump method to catch your fill of yellowfin tuna. We hadn’t caught any large yellowfin tuna, but we’d found birds with our radar while trolling up a decent blackfin, a football-size yellowfin and several skipjacks [...]

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Gulf Grouper, Atlantic Vermilion Snapper recreational openings, Spiny Lobster closure start April 1

Atlantic vermilion snapper and several species of Gulf of Mexico grouper will be back on the list of fish that recreational anglers in state waters can take home for dinner starting April 1. The first day of the spiny lobster closed season is also April 1.

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Boat Down During Marlin Fight, Panama captain loses control

While fighting a marlin in Panama, the captain backs down on the fish, but loses control of his vessel. Fortunately, all aboard were rescued.

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Bimini Sands Announces New Bonefishing & Fly-Fishing Packages

South Bimini, Bahamas – Bimini, a Bahamas “Out Island” that’s just 50 miles from South Florida, is famous for its world-class bonefishing and saltwater fly-fishing. Now, Bimini Sands Resort & Marina announces affordable new all-inclusive Bonefishing & Fly-Fishing Vacation Packages combining two or more full days of fishing with a professional Bimini bonefish guide, fully equipped condo accommodations, and all meals and beverages.