How would you like to say you fished with Hemingway? If you head down to the Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina February 21 to 23, you might get your chance. John Hemingway, grandson of world-renown author and avid fisherman Ernest Hemingway, will take part in the Wahoo Smackdown II Tournament and fish in the same waters put on the global map by his grandfather in the 1930s. John, a writer and sportfisher like his grandfather, will compete onboard the 33-foot Contender Make it Happen with Captain Alexander Jiminez of Miami. “This is a real coup for us,” said Tournament Director Captain Paul Cameron. “Imagine being able to brag that you actually fished with a Hemingway, and in Bimini, of all places.” And he’s right. Bimini is home to approximately 50 world record catches with more to come.
The entry fee for the Wahoo Smackdown II (which includes four anglers per boat) is an affordable $1,250. First place prize is $5,000, followed by $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third.
Playboy Playmate Shawn Dillon, Miss February 2013, will be on hand on Saturday, February 23rd, helping with the final weigh-ins, presenting trophies, posing for pictures and signing autographs for participating teams.
For information regarding the next Wahoo tournament and to register online, please go to biggameclubbimini.com/big-game-tournament.htm or call (800) 867-4767.
For more information on the Big Game Club, visit biggameclubbimini.com