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.
Recently, we had the privilege of seatrialing writer Ernest Hemingway’s 38-foot Wheeler Playmate fishing boat Pilar with Jim Moores, founder and president of wooden boat restoration firm Moores Marine. Well, it felt like it, anyway. In reality, we were aboard Elhanor, a 34-foot Playmate built by Wheeler Shipbuilding in Brooklyn, NY, the same year Pilar was built—1933.