With so many requests to bring a world class billfish tournament back to Bimini, the Bimini Big Game Club has answered that call by creating the Billfish Bonanza slated for May 15-18, 2013. Entry fees are reasonable (Less than half a single leg of the BBC) and a generous payout structure based on entries will be in place. Fishing will take place three consecutive days capped off with a first class awards dinner.
Although all species of bill fish are eligible the big points will be awarded for blue marlin release at 400 points per fish. White marlin will be awarded 200 while sailfish will be limited to 50 points per with a maximum of three per day to count toward total score.
There will be trophy divisions for non billfish species, top angler awards, team awards, daily awards, top lady, top mate and top junior. Cash awards will be for the top three teams.
Another day at work! Elbridge, our pilot, took the afternoon to do some fishing himself after his morning flight. Bimini flights usually run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Flights on other days can be arranged though, as long as there are enough people that want to fly. Right now, round trip tickets are only $260 and one way tickets are $150. Charterbytheseat.com has reservation forms, but make sure to call in, so I can give you a special Florida Sportsman forum discount. My number is 561-210-4345.
The field is starting to form up nicely. About half the rooms at the Big Game are sold and going fast. Still a week left to take $250 off for early entry. Tourney dates are May 15-18. Fishing is 16th, 17th, 18th, with awards to follow on eve of 18th. Base purse is $10000.
Online entry can be done at this link... If you want a room or prefered slip I suggest not waiting til last second. http://www.biggameclubbimini.com/big...tournament.htm