The wahoo have been there through every winter, and now the tournaments--and the anglers--are back in Bimini to catch them.
The charm of the Bimini Big Game Club," says Cameron, a longtime South Florida charter captain himself, "is that it's an island close to home, with very easy access to Miami and Palm Beach, absolutely first class at a pretty good rate.
But high speed trolling is not the only way to skin a wahoo off Bimini, or elsewhere in The Bahamas, of course.
For those who target blue marlin in the spring and wahoo in the winter, Bimini is a forgotten treasure," says Cameron, of the Wahoo Smackdown.
Graham Williams, sales manager at Makefast, said: "The system allows one person at the touch of a button, to erect or stow a bimini
in 60 seconds, instead of two or three people taking 15 minutes manually.
Prime Minister Christie pointed out that Resorts Worlds investments in Biminis infrastructure have included a $12 million investment in North Biminis airport expansion, lengthening of the runway, upgrade of the terminal and flight facilities, construction of a deep-water jetty and water taxi terminal, construction of over 400 employee housing units, paving of the Kings Highway, improvements to local attractions and investment in various economic, social and educational community projects in Bimini.
He noted that Biminis proximity to the United States was the ideal catalyst for realization of increased traffic between Florida and The Bahamas, particularly in the dedicated markets of sailing, fishing and boating and gaming, sought after by high net worth travellers from the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
I am also pleased to say that recent refurbishments of the Bimini Big Game, Bimini Sands and other properties in North and South Bimini have contributed significantly to Biminis overall attraction and appeal to visitors," Prime Minister Christie said.
Perry Christie lauded the opening of the new 300-room, five star Hilton-branded hotel by Resorts World Bimini and commended the efforts of all involved, especially the developers.
Genting Resorts World and RAV Bahamas have proven to be invaluable development partners and investors in the Family Islands, where the development paradigm is that much more challenging than in New Providence or Grand Bahama Island," Prime Minister Christie said during the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the new Resorts World Bimini Hilton Ho tel, on June 4, 2016.
Prime Minister Christie stated that Resorts World Bimini Limited, in conjunction with its partners, RAV Bahamas Limited, BB Investment Holdings Limited and BB Entertainment Limited, initially settled on construction of a 300-room hotel as part of a "Masterplan" for development of the Island of Bimini -- a "Masterplan" encompassing public private investment in infrastructure development and air, sea and ground transportation coupled with entertainment products and attractions to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and job creation for residents.