It’s A ‘Must-Fish’ Weekend For Anglers
Chasing wahoo in November has become an annual ritual in Bimini with anglers competing for bragging rights and thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. The Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina, which for several seasons has hosted the popular Wahoo Smackdown Tournament series, is adding new features this year, including species categories, youth and women’s divisions and an open bounty of $1,000 for anyone breaking the current IGFA all tackle Bahamas record for a wahoo.
Wahoo Smackdown VII, scheduled for Nov. 12-14, will be a “must fish” weekend for anglers with a chance to make fishing history and earn a cash bonus, according to Tournament Director Misty Wells.
In addition to cash prize for a record wahoo catch, Wells said women are being encouraged to participate, and she will waive the entry fee for the first all-women team to register—a tournament first.
Last November, the Wahoo Smackdown tournament attracted a record 29 boats. Team “Cash Out” took heaviest fish honors with 47.6 pounds. Heaviest five fish over two days trophy went to team “Fishin A Loan”, and Heaviest Fish (First Day) winners were team “Snow Cone’s Revenge.”
Currently, $10,000 cash prizes are guaranteed, however, that number, according to Wells, will increase with an increase in boat entries.
Tournament sponsors include FishBrain, Bost Lures, Sands Beer, Tito’s Vodka, Bucket Innovations and Don Ray Gear, Don Ray Marine Artist and JVC Broadcasting-- 900 AM The Talk, 95.9 The Palm and 93.5 The Bar.
To register go to http://biggameclubbimini.com/resort/events/tournaments/big-game-club-wahoo-smackdown/ or call 970-708-7997 and ask for Misty Wells, Tournament Director.
SOURCE: Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina press release
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