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Bahamas Wahoo Smackdown Coming to Bimini Big Game Club



Host of some of the Bahamas most memorable fishing tournaments in past seasons, the venerable Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina is proud to announced the Bahamas Wahoo Smackdown, scheduled for November 15-17th.

Tournament Director Captain Paul Cameron, who served as the owner-director for the Classic American Sportfishing Tournaments (CAST) which covered the U.S. eastern coast from New Jersey to Key West, is putting out the call for competitive anglers to kick off the wahoo season with entries now being accepted.

"We listened to what the anglers wanted and have come up with what we feel is a good combination blending reasonable entry fees with great prizes," said Cameron, who hopes to repeat the tournament in January-February with the end-of-season Wahoo run.

Bimini's location along the legendary Gulf Stream location is at the apex of a superhighway for migrating fish and acts as a kind of sushi conveyor belt carrying abundant food to the local fish.

Deepwater game fish include marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo and swordfish, while big grouper, barracuda and schools of snapper can be found on the reefs. Bimini's flats are home the fishermen's favorite prey, bonefish and permit.

The Bahamas Wahoo Smackdown entry fee of $1,250 includes four anglers per boat and $100 in giveaways.  First place prize is $5,000, followed by $1,500 for second place and $1,000 for third.  The boat landing the largest fish will receive $2,500 plus a trophy from Gray Taxidermy.  Artwork by celebrated marine artist Wesley Carter will also be included in the prize structure for first, second and third place. Bahamas Out Island Board is also offering a $300 fuel voucher for teams entered in the tournament.

Captains meeting for the tournament will be held at the Big Game Club Resort & Marina in Alice Town on November 15th, with the two-day tournament following on the 16th and 17th.

The Big Game Club Resort & Marina will also offer special discounted tournament room rates and a marina slip rate of $1 per foot (not inclusive of water and electric). To register for the tournament, please email reservations@biggameclubbimini.com or call 1-800-867-4764.

 

About The Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina

The Bimini Big Game Club, a legendary outpost for fishermen and host to numerous major sportfishing tournaments for more than half a century, officially re-opened in 2010 following completion of a $3,500,000 renovation that included all guest rooms and the new Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill. More recently owners have added the Gulfstream Conference Center and Hemingway¹s Rum Bar & Social Lounge, a fully outfitted watersports facility and a floating dock to accommodate seaplane service directly to and from the resort. For information on the Big Game Club Resort and Marina go to www.biggameclubbimini.com <http://www.biggameclubbimini.com>

 

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