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The Time Is Now To Register For The Wahoo Smackdown


The Wahoo Smackdown XI is coming up November 7-10, 2019 and the time is NOW to get registered and reserve your spot in the marina at Bimini Big Game Club. Here’s what you need to know.

All vessels participating in the tournament must dock at Bimini Big Game Club for the duration of the tournament. For more information on our marina reservations, amenities and rates go here. Bimini Big Game Club Marina

Our marina has seventy-five slips available for vessels up to 160ft. Wi-Fi is provided throughout the marina and property.

The entrance fee is $1500 and can include up to four anglers including the captain. Click here to get registered. Wahoo Smackdown Registration

Accommodations consist of our standard rooms, our spacious two bedroom cottages with kitchenettes, and our beautiful Penthouse suites. Click here to make your reservations. Accommodations

All anglers are encouraged to arrive early enough on November 7 to clear customs and get settled to be on time for the REQUIRED Pre-Registration which is from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The Captains Meeting will start immediately after the pre-registration.

Boats may leave @ 5:30 AM after inspections by tournament official. Lines in 7:00 am / No wake zone rules will be enforced!

  • Bahamian rules state six lines maximum.
  • Wire lines and planers will be permitted (no electric reels).
  • Three (3) heaviest fish per boat will count towards score.
  • Total pounds for the two days will determine the winners.
  • Ties will be broken by first fish weighed.
  • 60 NM limit north, south or east. Boats most remain in Bahamian waters (no
    landfall). Boats must possess proper Bahamas cruising and fishing permits.
  • Live, dead, or artificial bait may be used.
  • Fish may not be transferred from boat to another boat.
  • There is no weather provision and solely at Captain’s discretion.
  • Committee reserves the right to inspect fish holds and GPS plotter tracks at any
    time. No TRACKS OR ERASED TRACKS will result in all fish being disqualified for the day.
  • Protests must be filed by 5:30 PM each day with a $250 deposit.
  • Fish can be fought in the rod holder with multiple anglers.
  • Must have fished weighed in by 5:30 PM (no exceptions).
  • All decisions by committee are final!

WEIGH IN Procedures

  • Scales will open at 3:30 PM and close at 5:30 PM.
  • Must have fished weighed in by 5:30 PM (no exceptions).
  • Radio in catches upon your way back (ch 09).
  • Notify us by radio (ch 09) when you reach no wake zone.
  • Continue to our south dock and wait to be called in.
  • When you are called in please have bow and stern lines ready.
  • Unload ENTIRE catch and bring to weigh area for photos.
  • Choose five largest to be weighed and three heaviest fish will go towards score. Fish not selected will be “marked” by our staff by cutting of each tail.
  • You will be provided receipt for weights of fish weighed.
  • They will be “marked” and returned to your boat.

We look forward to seeing all the catches come in and can’t wait to see who will win this year! Will someone make history with a record catch?

We also encourage you to stay an extra day or two to explore the island, relax and take in the island vibe.

To register, please visit For sponsorship opportunities, contact Beth Watson at or call (954) 467-1231.

Wahoo Smackdown 2019

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