They say a good story is worth repeating, and the Big Game Club Resort & Marina is again shooting for some major wahoo action in February. The resort kicked off the wahoo season run in November with some 60 anglers competing for more than $30,000 in cash and prizes. This February comes the Smackdown II Tournament.
Tournament Director Capt. Paul Cameron hopes the fishing gods will back in force on February 21-23 with the season-ending wahoo tournament run.
"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.
Cameron confirmed the entry fee for the Wahoo Smackdown II (which includes four anglers per boat) is $1,250. First place prize is $5,000, followed by $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third.
"Great fishing is what put Bimini on the map," said Michael Weber, general manager for the 51-room Big Game Club Resort & Marina. "Weather and the fishing was perfect in November and we're hoping for even a better turnout in February."
Bimini's location along the Gulf Stream location is 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.
For information regarding the next wahoo tournament and to register online, please go to www.biggameclubbimini.com or call (800) 867-4767.