Don't miss the Big Game Room at the 2009 Miami International Boat Show coming up February 12 - 16, 2009. Now in its 6th year, the Big Game Room has become the meeting place for the Sport Fishing industries who's who.
This year, Joan Vernon will be inducted into the Big Game Room Hall of Fame. Joan's tireless conservation efforts, outstanding contributions and true love of sport fishing make her the perfect recipient of this award. Joan joins other hall of famers, Bouncer Smith, Jim Hardie, Ron Hamlin, Mike Leech, Buddy Carey and Jimmy Loveland. Join us on Thursday, February 12th at 5 p.m. on the Big Game Room seminar stage to honor Joan Vernon.
New to the Big Game Room this year will be the exciting Chair Fighting Challenge. Known as the "Mechanical Bull of the Fishing World", is sort of like a tug-of-war, but with 80-Wide Shimano Reels & Custom Bent Butt Rods. Participants are strapped in to Custom Fighting Chairs and use their upper legs and lower back instead of your arms to "fight the fish". These exciting contests will be going on all hours of the boat show and everyone is invited to the challenge in room B 210 in the Big Game Room.
Back by popular demand are the hourly demonstrations at the Bait Rigging Station hosted by Capt. Tony DiGiulian. Get hands on instruction in room B 212. Demonstrations are hourly all days of the show. Also returning is the ever popular seminar series with greats such as Bouncer Smith, Peter B. Wright, Dave Ferrell, Dan Kipnes and Sheri Daye. The Marlin Bar will be open for business as usual and the smooth reggae sounds of Pluto will also return for 2009.
Please check our website for constant updates. www.miamiboatshow.com.